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The Global Existential Summit
Mission #1

25 World Leading Existential Thinkers.
Wisdom, Inspiration, and Hope for Human Existence.

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The Global Existential Summit – Mission #1

During this 5 Day Online Summit we explored philosophy, meaning, wellbeing, and creativity with 25 of the World’s Leading Existential Thinkers from around the globe.

About the project…

Through these talks you will explore questions such as:
– What on earth does ‘existential’ even mean?
– What is the meaning of my life?
– Why do I struggle, even when things ‘should’ be okay?
– How can philosophy be helpful for human wellbeing?
– What activites, music, art, and films can help me explore philosophy?
– How can I work existentially with clients and colleagues?
– How can attending this summit inspire me SO MUCH – is there magic involved?!



The Programme

Day 1

Monday 3rd January 2022

Professor Lewis Gordon |

A Philosophy of Love & Cruelty

Dr Meg-John Barker |

A Philosophy of Relationships & Self-Discovery

Dr Annie Jones |

A Philosophy of Shamanism & Motherly Love

Professor Kevin St Arnaud |

A Philosophy of Psychedelics & Self-Transcendence

Yannick Jacob |

A Philosophy of Fearful Freedom & Hip Hop


Day 2

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Dr Yaqui Andres Martinez

A Philosophy of Tribes & Passion

Dr Holli-Anne Passmore

A Philosophy of Stardust & Nature

Dr Anders Draeby

A Philosophy of Suffocation & Shamanism

Dr Christopher Wurm

A Philosophy of Humility & Addiction

Dr Siebrecht Vanhooren

A Philosophy of Existential History & Experiential Amazement


Day 3

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Professor Kevin Aho

A Philosophy of Absudity & Confronting Personal Truths

Professor Alfried Laengle

A Philosophy of Love & Self-Connection

Professor Carol Ryff

A Philosophy of Comedy & Kindness

Dr Joel Vos

A Philosophy of Punk & Meaning

Dr Martin Adams

A Philosophy of Art & Curiosity


Day 4

Thursday 6th January 2022

Professor James Haile III

A Philosophy of Extra-Terrestrials & Courage

Professor Ernesto Spinelli

A Philosophy of Unity & Arrogance

Dr Greg Madison

A Philosophy of Homelessness & Focusing

Dr Iva Paska

A Philosophy of Existential Sociology & Personal Growth

Professor Geir Sigurdsson

A Philosophy of Comedy & Taoism


Day 5

Friday 7th January 2022

A. Shahid Stover

A Philosophy of Slave Revolt & Existential Liberation

Professor Christian Schulz-Quach

A Philosophy of Mortality & Acceptance

Professor Mick Cooper

A Philosophy of Pluralism & Avant Garde Cinema

Sasha van-Deurzen Smith

A Philosophy of Human Animals & Spectrums

Dr Patricia Bonnici

A Philosophy of Relationships & Self-Respect


Don’t forget to sign up and join us on this adventure!

With Love And Inspiration
Natalie Fraser