EXPERIENCE


Creating Culture and World Building Across Immersive Realities:
A first-look at potential and consequences

Los Angeles, CA
November 13, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dr. Nathan Walworth, CEO of CôVALENCE and Co-chair of the NEXUS Futurism Lab is excited to bring you a night where we will dive deep into the global impacts of culture creation and world building. We will explore both current societal consequences and future implications across forthcoming immersive realities. We are curating an eclectic mix of leaders in screenwriting, producing, directing, and immersive technologies. As we assess the current effects of stories in the media on our current culture, how can we begin to shift the reality to better serve us and the planet? NEXUS members and their guests will offer critical insight in direct conversation with storytellers and technologists to outline considerations for the development of these disruptive innovations.  


WONDERFRUIT: How the human story shapes life's most precious natural resources

Pattaya, Thailand
December 13 - 16, 2018

Dr. Nathan Walworth (PhD) is co-founder of Ocean SOS and a marine climate scientist and futurist based in Los Angeles whose research lies at the intersection of global change, exponential technologies, behavioral change, and the marine microbiome. He is also co-founder of CôVALENCE where him and his team of scientists, designers, and storytellers are working to help shift the human story by embedding regenerative lifestyle practices within cultural narratives. After researching climate change from the Tropics to Antarctica, Dr. Walworth determined that the causes of environmental degradation are the product of human decision-making on a global scale. Humans decision-making is driven by emotion from their own narratives built from cultural storytelling. Since the growing human population is outpacing the current use of natural resources, then the way humans make decisions will dictate the planet's destiny. These decisions will depend on how our cultures evolves together. No matter how much green technology is invented to try and clean what our decisions have done to the planet, we can never change the current course of the planet if we don't first change ourselves. Our environment is a reflection of us.


PAST EVENTS

BIONEERS CONFERENCE 2018

Marin Center - San Rafael, CA
October 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Future Casting: How can we continue to evolve technologically, but remain grounded in the natural world? With: Jennifer Gresham, NEXUS Seattle; Nathan Walworth, Co-founder of CôVALENCE and NEXUS Lab on Futurism.


LOS ANGELES ARTWALK

The Los Angeles Brewery Artist Lofts
October 13 - 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Every year, thousands of people descend onto the fully immersive LA Brewery Artwalk to view and celebrate art across diverse mediums and to meet and greet the amazing artists. CôVALENCE headquarters are located inside of this amazing LA Artist Community, and we will be opening our doors to give tastes of forthcoming designs and talk about everything life and style. You can also try on our designs for size as our Kickstarter will be live for huge discounts. Come meet the founders and hang out with us for a bit. We would love to get to know you!


RE-WILDING HUMANITY: UTILIZING OUR PAST TO CREATE OUR FUTURE

Los Angeles, CA (Radiant Space)
October 9, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Radiant Space and CôVALENCE present a panel discussion centered on the future of lifestyle, which will take place inside of Johnny Otto's "Water and Spirit" exhibition. Dr. Nathan Walworth, CEO of CôVALENCE and Co-chair of the NEXUS Futurism Lab will introduce a new cultural movement, Regenerative Lifestyle, which integrates elements of re-wilding, behavioral design, and ancient philosophy with modern technological advancements. He will be joined by CôVALENCE partner and former Director of Special Projects at the EPA under the Obama Administration, Debriana Berlin, who will speak on her unique journey at the heart of global environmental storytelling. As a serial social entrepreneur and official Yoga teacher for the United States Senate, Debriana will share her exciting new project, The Future Reference, that will use immersive, digital environments to re-wild the human spirit. Finally, we will hear from long-time music producer and Co-Founder/President of Drop in the Bucket, John Travis, who will speak on utilizing education as a conduit to improve access to health, water, and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa. Nothing short of inspirational!


GLOBAL PEOPLE'S SUMMIT

Worldwide
September 22, 2018

CôVALENCE co-founders Dr. Nathan Walworth and Dr. AJ Schlenger hosted the official 2018 Los Angeles Hub for the United Nations affiliated Global People's Summit: the first-ever 100% online and fully immersive summit that brings together thousands of global leaders and stakeholders from around the world to discuss solutions to global issues during the United Nations General Assembly.

The event featured high-level speakers discussing the future of regenerative currency (CEO of Dashboard.earth, Gayatri Roshan), environmental communications (former Director of Special Projects at the EPA under the Obama Administration, Debriana Berlin), and global sustainable solutions (Director of the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions, Dr. Antonio Bento). Attendees participated in interactive workshops with the speakers centered on solving the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the main Global People Summit was broadcasted live from New York.

More events to come! You can stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter where you will be the first to know of our limited capacity events.


HOW ART AND TECHNOLOGY SHAPE THE HUMAN STORY

Los Angeles, CA
August 29, 2018

We are proud sponsors of this event hosted at Radiant Space featuring a panel discussion focused on the intersection of art, technology, solar energy and the impacts they are having on our planet. Andrew Yakub, CEO of Rayton Solar, will discuss solar as it relates to both an ancient and contemporary life producer and an overview of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. One of our founders, Dr. Nathan Walworth, Co-chair of Futurism Lab at NEXUS will delve into topics such as the effects of technology on the human story and planetary destiny. Neuro-computational scientist, Vince Enachescu, will talk about the neuroscience behind habit programming in today's world of digital social engagement. The evening will take place inside of Darren Sarkin's "Burning Light" Installation.


VILLAGE WELL SYMPOSIUM

San Francisco, CA
September 13 - 14, 2018

CôVALENCE founders Dr. Nathan Walworth and Karelaine Walworth are contributing to a two-day symposium with Speakers, Panels, Workshops, Art Exhibition, VR, Music and Performance. The symposium is an official parallel event for the Global Climate Action Summit.

The Village Well Symposium is a community resource and wellspring event. Together, we will gather people who share a climate change mission from diverse fields and perspectives, to develop innovative approaches and strategies for redirecting the path we are currently on towards climate chaos. Our programming will create a platform for dialogues including viewpoints from science & technology, indigenous & youth leadership, art & activism and impact investing.

Our intention is for every person who attends this event to walk away with concrete, implementable action steps that are in alignment with clear long term goals for contributing to the reverse of climate change.


LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

Bradley, CA
May 24 - 27, 2018

We are proud contributors to Compass Camp at this year's Lightning In A Bottle. We are tailoring a space in conjunction with The Social Garden and Camp Heart of Bok Choy.

We have a Covalence booth inside the Cultural Hub near the Beacon stage. CôVALENCE Co-founders Dr. Nathan Walworth and Dr. AJ Schlenger are hosting several panels with Nexus Futurism Lab, Co-founder Robert A. Dobbins will be speaking on Regenerative Culture & Artrepreneurship.


OCEAN SOS // OCEAN TECH EVENT

San Francisco, CA
April 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CôVALENCE is helping Ocean SOS partners at Lift Economy to host a one-day satellite event and broadcast Ocean SOS at Schmidt Marine HQ in San Francisco.

PRESENTERS:
1 // Global Fishing Watch
2 // Salt Point Seaweeds
3 // Hackaday


OCEAN SOS // OCEAN TECH SUMMIT

Manado, Indonesia
April 5 - 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CôVALENCE is co-producing Ocean SOS which is a uniquely designed summit integrating both local and international officials, funders, innovators, academics, and other stakeholders to create a global network among regenerative ocean initiatives with a focus on bridging next-gen approaches in technology, decentralization, community governance, blended funding, and cultural integration.

PRESENTERS:
1 // The Nature Conservancy
2 // Tom Chi (Google X)
3 // XPrize
4 // Coral Triangle Initiative
5 // Biorock
6 // Global Fishing Watch
7 // Shorelock
8 // Conservation X Labs


VIRTUAL REALITY FOR IMPACT

Los Angeles, CA
November 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CôVALENCE is sponsoring and curating a “VR for Impact” Los Angeles Salon hosted by the NEXUS Futurism Lab. The night will consist of a focused, action-oriented group of attendees with featured expert panelists that will discuss the application of virtual/augmented reality across a range of impact issues from human trafficking to medicine to environment. We are honored to help facilitate idea exchange and connection to drive social impact through collaboration.

PANELISTS:
1 // Laura Cechanowicz - WBML / USC
2 // Christopher Pitcher - Empact Labs
3 // Phoenix Eyre - GenDev Collaborative
4 // Mark Linao - Technicolor
5 // Alessia Sushko - Bastet Films
Moderated by Christina Berkley - Co-chair of NEXUS Futurism Lab


BREWERY ART WALK

Los Angeles, CA
October 21 - 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join CôVALENCE at the Los Angeles Brewery Artwalk in October where they will debut several new pieces.

We can't wait to see you there!


CLIMATE & CULTURE SYMPOSIUM

Los Angeles, CA
July 12 - 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

CôVALENCE is sponsoring and curating a ‘Climate and Culture Symposium’ in July 2017 for the NEXUS Futurism Lab. The event centered on an exciting evening panel discussion on the implications of Climate Change through various lenses - Astrobiology, Existential Risk, Evolution, Economics, and Culture.

PANELISTS:
1 // Dr. Ken Nealson - Director of Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at USC; Originator of the Astrobiology Program at JPL
2 // Jesse Shannon - Director of Marketing for the DoLab
3 // Aaron Berger - NEXUS WGEIE
4 // Adam Schlenger - UCSD/NOAA and NEXUS Futurism Lab
Moderated by Dr. Nathan Walworth - Founder at CoValence and Co-chair of NEXUS Futurism Lab