the nantucket project
September 19 -22
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Curious Neighbors
TNP9

TNP9 Schedule

(subject to change)
  • 18 September
  • 19 September
  • 20 September
  • 21 September
  • 22 September

tnp9 registration open

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM

tnp9 registration open

08:00 AM 08:00 PM

activity: the class relieve

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

opening lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

programming: session I

01:00 PM 02:30 PM

break and snack

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

programming session II

03:30 PM 05:00 PM

break

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

shuttles to and from threshold dinner

05:30 PM 08:00 PM

threshold dinner (off-site)

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

programming: session III

08:30 PM 10:00 PM

light breakfast for activity participants

06:00 AM 07:00 AM

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM

activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

activity: morning trail run

07:00 AM 08:30 AM

activity: bicycling

07:00 AM 09:00 AM

tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 08:00 PM

full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

the neighborhood project

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

activity: the class relieve

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

programming: session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

programming: session II

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

break and snack

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

programming: session III

04:30 PM 06:30 PM

cocktail party

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

programming: session IV: tnp prime time

08:30 PM 10:00 PM

activity: art project

05:30 AM 07:30 AM

light breakfast for activity participants

06:00 AM 07:00 AM

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM

activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

activity: bicycling

07:00 AM 09:00 AM

activity: morning trail run

07:00 AM 08:30 AM

tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 08:00 PM

full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

activity: the class by taryn toomey

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

the neighborhood project

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

programming: session I (off-site)

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

lunch and break

12:00 PM 02:30 PM

programming: session II

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

break and snack

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

programming: session III

05:00 PM 06:15 PM

dinner & fun (off-site) neighborhood beach party at jetties

06:15 PM 08:00 PM

programming: session IV

08:30 PM 10:00 PM

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM

activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 03:00 PM

activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

activity: the class by taryn toomey

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

programming: session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

programming: session II

01:00 PM 03:00 PM

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nancy armstrong

is helping make MAKERS a force for women

Nancy Armstrong is an Emmy-nominated producer and founding member of the team that created the award-winning women’s leadership and media platform, MAKERS. Named one of the 100 best web sites for women by Forbes, MAKERS received the Women’s Media Center Award for its groundbreaking contribution to women, history and America. Prior to MAKERS, Nancy was a senior executive at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Initially a professional actor and singer, she starred in the one-woman show, A Look Beyond the Attitude. Nancy is a Wisconsin Badger and received a master’s in Communication from Boston University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Tim, and their three children.

tim armstrong

has never been afraid to go for it

Tim Armstrong is the Founder and CEO of dtx, a company that creates experiences, platforms, and investment in the direct-to-consumer space. He was formerly CEO of Oath Inc., the umbrella company of Verizon's digital content subdivisions, including AOL, HuffPost, Tumblr, and Yahoo!. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of AOL. Before that, Armstrong spent almost a decade at Google, where he rose from U.S. sales chief to became President of Google America's operation. Armstrong is part Camel (Connecticut College graduate) and part Trojan (Lawrence Academy graduate). His favorite book is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

nadia bolz-weber

is a #$@&%*! pastor who has been known to curse

An ordained Lutheran minister, Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of a quirky, inclusive church, House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado. Known for her bracing outspokenness, her sharp-tongued humor, and her colorful tattoos, Nadia appreciates the differences between spirituality and religion and speaks at conferences and colleges around the world. She is the author of threeNew York Timesbestsellers:Pastrix, Accidental Saints, andShameless. A recovering addict and tnp audience favorite, she has been featured in The Washington Post,Bitch Magazine, NPR’sMorning Edition,Fresh Air,The New Yorker,The Atlantic, CNN, and BBC World Service.

kate bowler

makes sense even when there’s no sense to be made

At the age of 35, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. This led to her writingThe New York Timesbestselling memoir,Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. Bowler, who describes herself as an incurable optimist, then went on to stage a national conversation on speaking frankly about suffering through her popular podcast,Everything Happens. She is an associate professor at Duke Divinity School and is the author ofBlessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospelwhich traces the country’s history based on the divine promises of health, wealth, and happiness.

russell brand

is serious, truthful, and funny – often at the same time


Russell Brand has been called a 21st-century Renaissance Man – a comedian, actor, author, and radio host with a series of sold-out tours, best-selling DVDs, and major film roles to his credit. Also an activist, Brand has spoken on a wide range of political and cultural issues, including wealth inequality, corporate capitalism, climate change, and media bias. A recovering drug addict, Brand has said: "This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic ... that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don’t know that you have it. Recovery has given me freedom from all addictions."

david brooks

is exploring neighborhood and ways to build it

David Brooks is an Op-Ed columnist forThe New York Times; a commentator onThe PBS Newshour, NPR’sAll Things Consideredand NBC’sMeet the Press; and an Executive Director at the Aspen Institute. Mr. Brooks is also the author of fiveNew York Timesbestselling books, including his latest,The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, in which he passionately articulates the need for neighborhood. Mr. Brooks started and leads Weave, a cultural movement whose purpose is to strengthen community and renew America’s social fabric. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

david brown

uses music and song to build neighborhood

David Brown is a choir director, community builder, and harmonizer. For 30 years, he has united disparate groups of people across social, cultural, political, and geographic divisions to build a more inclusive society. He is the founder and Creative Director of Harmony Project, a nonprofit arts and community service organization based in Columbus, Ohio, where his 1,000-plus choir generates more than 50,000 hours of volunteer community service each year.O Magazinedescribed his work as “An ode to joy, diversity, philanthropy, and plain old whooping.” His work has also been featured on CBSSunday Morningwith Jane Pauley.

joy buolamwini

is fighting racially biased algorithms with data and passion

Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, an organization whose mission is to fight bias in algorithms. Her MIT thesis work uncovered significant racial and gender bias in AI services from Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. She advises world leaders on reducing the harms of AI through participation on the Global Tech Panel and in congressional testimony. Buolamwini’s Op-Ed articles have appeared inTimemagazine andThe New York Times. Her visual poem “AI, Ain’t I A Woman?”, which shows AI failures on the faces of iconic women like Serena Williams, is included in international exhibitions that blend art and research.

zach bush

is curious about things that are killing us

Dr. Zach Bush, MD is a triple board-certified physician and internationally recognized educator on the intersection of the microbiome with human health/disease and our food production systems. His work is giving powerful new insights into root-cause solutions in the sectors of farming, big pharma, and Western medicine at large. Zach’s work in both for-profit and nonprofit arenas is creating avenues that foster collaborative action for all stakeholders in the global community, promoting a regenerative future of health for the planet and our children. At tnp9, he will lead a special exploration of food, nature, and the human spirit.

patti catalano dillon

credits running with saving her sanity and her life

Imagine running 48 races in one year – and winning 44 of them. Patti Catalano Dillon is a former world-record holding, long distance Native American runner and pioneer of women’s athletics. After beginning her career as an overweight nurses’ aid who smoked two packs a day, Patti skyrocketed to the top of her field. Despite being shadowed by injuries, abusive spouses, and bulimia, she set 16 world and American records in numerous events, including the 5-mile, 10-mile, half marathon, and marathon. Once called “the queen of U.S. women distance runners,” Patti was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2006.

joanna coles

is a modern cosmopolitan trailblazer

Joanna Coles was the first Chief Content Officer for Hearst Magazines. Previously she was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. For her many contributions to journalism and the media industry, she was made an OBE – an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Her commitment to addressing pressing topics such as gender equality and women’s empowerment has advanced the public narrative. Coles sits on the board of directors at Snapchat, and is an executive producer on The Bold Type, a show about young women in media. Coles' most recent media venture is Boudica, which aims to connect women in the workplace and address the gender leadership gap in the corporate world.

angie cooper

sees both the big picture and the even bigger picture

A Senior Director of Global Public Policy for Walmart, Angie Cooper manages the team responsible for legislative and regulatory strategy, political development, and reputation management. Previously she worked in other departments within the company, including Merchandising, Public Affairs and State & Local Government Relations, and the Walmart Foundation. Angie recently served as Walmart’s Chair of the Women’s Resource Council, a group of women and men who cultivate an inclusive environment and advocate for its members. She also serves on the board for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

carmine di sibio

believes technology and innovation should be catalysts for change

Carmine Di Sibio is the Global Chairman and CEO of EY. Previously he was EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service, leading the execution of the firm's global strategy. Carmine has spearheaded EY's innovation efforts and is currently leading a $1 billion investment in new technology. He also co-chairs the EY Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Steering Committee, which maximizes the power of different opinions and cultural references within the organization. Carmine plays an active role in the World Economic Forum and co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He is also a member of the Washington, DC-based US Business Roundtable.

r.p. eddy

is skilled at being able to see around corners

R.P. is the Chief Business Officer of Zume, a company revolutionizing logistics and agriculture. He's also Founder and Chairman of Ergo, an intelligence and advisory firm that serves nations and leading corporations, as well as CEO of Four Rivers, a South East Asian investment firm. Previously Eddy was Senior U.S. and UN diplomat, Director at the White House NSC, Chief of Staff to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, TB and Malaria. Chair of the Cassandra Award Foundation, Eddy is the co-author of the award-winning best-seller Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.

tracy edwards

was led around the world by curiosity

They said it couldn’t be done. That women lacked the requisite stamina and courage. But in 1989, British sailor Tracy Edwards skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race. She was subsequently awarded the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II and became the first woman to be named Yachtsman of the Year. In 1998, Edwards’ all-female crew broke five world records circumnavigating the world by sail. This remarkable woman is the subject of the recently released documentaryMaiden, the name of the boat she sailed to fame.

jason flom

wields DNA as a weapon against injustice 

Jason Flom is the Founder/CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, and is personally responsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry and Lorde. He is a nationally recognized philanthropist and expert on criminal justice issues. Flom is a founding board member of the Innocence Project and serves on the boards of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Drug Policy Alliance, The Legal Action Center, The AntiRecidivism Coalition, NYU Prison Education Program, Proclaim Justice and VetPaw.

stephen gaghan

won an academy award for writing about something he lived

Stephen Gaghan is a screenwriter and director best known for writing the screenplay for Steven Soderbergh's film Traffic, for which he won the Academy Award, and for Syriana a film he both wrote and directed. A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Gaghan drew from many personal experiences for the rich and complex storyline of Traffic. He began his career writing scripts for NYPD Blue, for which he won an Emmy, and The Practice. Gaghan later moved into feature-film territory with his script for director William Friedkin's military thriller Rules of Engagement before writing Traffic and his directorial debut film, Abandon.

mollie glazer

has music on her mind, in her heart, and in her life

Mollie Glazer is the Artistic Director Emerita of the Nantucket Community Music Center, where she teaches cello, piano, and ukulele. She studied cello and viola da gamba at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands. Mollie has performed across the U.S. and Europe with many of America’s period instrument ensembles and is a frequent soloist at the Bethlehem Bach Festival. She has made seven recordings, the latest a self-produced CD titledTwo Friends Two Celloswith former student, Ethan Philbrick. Also a composer, Mollie has written scores for film and modern dance.

jaycee gossett

moves people in ways that are memorable

Internationally award-winning dancer and television host Jaycee Gossett is a Founding Teacher of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a unique practice of self study through movement and physical conditioning. Through simple, repetitive calisthenics and plyometrics, Class participants challenge their body to engage their mind and build confidence. The result is an expansive, heart-opening, body-strengthening release – plus a leaner, more powerful and resilient body. Jaycee has brought The Class to enthralled audiences across the country, including last year’s Nantucket Project. Those who experience The Class often find they are much stronger and more physically capable than they thought.

simon greer

inspires people to get along instead of hate each other

At a time when America is suffering from intense political and cultural divisiveness, along comes Simon Greer. A leading thinker of what’s sometimes called “common good” politics, Greer is committed to understanding people who don’t agree with him politically and are often viewed as “the other side.” This work has enabled him to become skilled at encouraging people to hear each other out and set aside some of their differences. Also, to identify values, messages, and a worldview that can engage a broad cross-section of America, begin to heal the country, and help it live up to its promise.

jonathan haidt

is curious about the moral motives of liberals and conservatives

A social psychologist at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Jonathan Haidt is breaking ground with his work that examines the intuitive foundations of morality and how morality varies across cultures – including the cultures of liberals and conservatives. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. He is the author of numerous books, includingThe New York TimesbestsellerThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt’s work has been cited more than 21,000 times.

nicole hockley

believes that building neighborhood is her life’s work

After the death of her son Dylan, one of 20 first graders tragically lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Nicole has focused on building neighborhood to search for solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety, and gun safety. The founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise, she has helped educate more than 7.5 million youths and adults in all 50 states. Nicole’s work has helped prevent multiple school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; reduced bullying and cyberbullying; intervened on cutting, substance use and other types of self-harm; and helped hundreds of young people get the mental health assistance they need.

azim khamisa

sees forgiveness as a sign of strength, not weakness

When Azim Khamisa’s son was murdered in 1995, he practiced forgiveness by lobbying for the release of his son’s killer. He also partnered with his son’s killer’s grandfather in his work, which includes founding and leading the Tariq Khamisa Foundation. This organization has inspired a global forgiveness movement that has reached millions. Passionate about reaching young people with his message of nonviolence, Azim has given more than 1,000 presentations. The recipient of numerous awards, he participated in the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, hosted by Pope John Paul. Says Azim: “You do forgiveness for yourself, because it moves you on.”

tontra love

believes childhood is a journey, not a race

A kindergarten teacher for 24 years, Tontra Love has been recognized as Oakland Teacher of the Year in 2019. She relishes the role she plays in shaping the educational experiences of Oakland Unified School District’s youngest students. She knows that schools are most successful when the community is involved, and frequently invites community members to share their experiences as classroom guests. She also believes that teachers are the protectors of childhood and that the social and emotional health of students are critical to their success. Tontra is a Neighborhood Project participant, and says: “It brings me comfort in a way that I didn’t expect.”

marcus mabry

believes technology can help us be of service to others

Marcus Mabry understands the pros and cons of technology, and believes far more fervently in its goodness. As VP of Global Programming for CNN Digital, he oversees programming across CNN digital platforms. Previously he directed the company’s mobile programming when CNN broke audience records. Mabry joined CNN from Twitter, where he ran TwitterMoments for the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that he spent nearly a decade atThe New York Timesand 20 years atNewsweek. Mabry has authored two books, one on Condoleezza Rice, the other on black America. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

anagha mahajan

believes the world is made up of stories, not facts

Anagha is a devoted storyteller who tells tales about growing up in a small town in India in the 1990s. Her stories focus on human relationships and the small, simple joys of everyday life. She has won numerous NPR Moth storytelling competitions and her stories have been featured on national radio as well as The Moth Radio Hour podcast. Trained as an electronics engineer, Anagha currently works as a Program Manager at Google and is focused on taking Google Search to the next billion users. She lives in Mountain View, CA with her husband and their newly adopted dog, Radley.

ndaba mandela

is keeping his grandfather’s message alive

Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on through his grandson, Ndaba Mandela, who believes that one personcanmake a difference. Ndaba is Chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the positive image of Africa around the world. He also serves as a Global Ambassador for UN AIDS, which seeks to end discrimination around HIV/AIDS. His recent book,Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, is the first ever to recount Mandela’s life through the eyes of the grandson whom he raised.

j.r. martinez

has lived to tell the tale, and it’s a powerful one

On April 5, 2003, J.R. Martinez was driving a humvee in Iraq when he hit a roadside bomb. Trapped inside, he suffered severe burns to 34% of his body. Not only did J.R. survive, he’s thrived and lives a joyful life inspiring people with this message: “Change isn’t bad if you’re willing to adapt. Your path in life is decided by your own ability to adapt and overcome.” He’s been featured in numerous national publications and appeared inPeople’sannual Sexiest Man Alive issue. J.R. authoredThe New York TimesbestsellerFull of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit.

john monaghan

is the kind of cop you’d want to pull you over

Known in Nantucket Project circles simply as “Chief,” John Monaghan has had a 20-year career in New Hampshire law enforcement. He has been a street cop, State Trooper, Chief of Police in Franconia, and is currently Chief of Police in Moultonborough. Early in his career, he developed an unrelenting desire to improve how he engaged with the communities he has been privileged to serve. As Police Chief, he is passionate about how to best care for and mentor his officers so they may better serve the community. He is a regular and enthusiastic participant in The Neighborhood Project in Moultonborough.

liz murray

knows how to pull herself up by the bootstraps

Born in the Bronx, NY to poor and drug-addicted parents, Liz Murray became homeless at 15 when her mother died of AIDS and her father moved to a homeless shelter. Despite her circumstances, Murray attended the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Manhattan and was accepted into Harvard University, from which she graduated with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Murray is the subject of the Emmy-nominated film,Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, and the author of the bestselling memoirBreaking Night. As co-founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, she advocates for underserved youth, working to end generational poverty.

matt murray

speaks softly but carries a very big stick

As Editor in Chief ofThe Wall Street Journaland Dow Jones Newswires, Matt Murray is responsible for all global newsgathering and editorial operations, and is determined to get the story right. Murray previously served as Executive Editor and, before that, Deputy Editor in Chief. He joined Dow Jones in 1994 as a reporter or the Pittsburgh bureau. He is the author ofThe Father and the Son, and collaborated with former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen on his memoir,Strong of Heart. Murray holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and lives in New York with his family.
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michael murray

is so deeply curious, he questions the questions Dr. Michael J. Murray is the President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, whose missions include strengthening America’s intellectual life, humane instincts, and democracy. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation from 2011-2019. There he oversaw the significant growth of the Foundation’s grantmaking during a period when its endowment grew from $800 million to $3.2 billion. Michael is also Senior Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College and has held academic appointments at Oxford University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

candace owens

says she's fighting for the heart and soul of the country

Candace Owens is a conservative commentator, social media star, and political activist known for her pro-Trump views and her criticism of the Democratic party. She has worked for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA. Initially a staunch Democrat, Owens began to question the left’s policies toward blacks and to investigate the harm she believes they inflict on the community. She is the author of Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation, to be published in 2020. Says Owens: "I believe if we can turn the dial on the way people view themselves, we can change the world instantly – for the better."

liz phair

is a self-starter extraordinaire

Liz Phair is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actress who began her career in 1990 by self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly Sound. This led to her signing with the independent record label Matador Records. Her 1993 debut studio albumExile in Guyvillewas released to serious acclaim and was ranked byRolling Stoneas one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Phair has sold nearly three million records worldwide and has had two Grammy nominations. More than two decades after the release of her debut, Phair’s influence over female voices in alternative music is still felt.

megan phelps-roper

was curious about the people she hated and stopped hating them

Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its virulent protests against members of the LGBTQ community, Jews, other Christians, the military, etc. Growing up she frequently participated in the protests and spearheaded the church’s use of social media. Curious about her “enemies,” she embarked in online dialogue with them that led to her deradicalization and leaving the church. Phelps-Roper is now an advocate for people and ideas she once despised and has learned the value of empathy. She speaks widely and is an educator on topics related to extremism and the need for communication across ideological lines.

neil phillips

is changing the world, one boy at a time

Neil is a national thought leader and speaker on black male achievement, minority education, race in America, and character development. Most important, he is the founder of Visible Men Academy, an all-boys public charter school in Bradenton, FL. Neil is a multiple-time winner of The Nantucket Project Audience Award for his talk on race in America, and is the subject ofVisible Man, a tnp-produced film that highlights his efforts to elevate black boys and men in America. He received his B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and lives in Sarasota, FL with his wife, Shannon, and their two young sons.

kirsten powers

is more interested in shedding light than creating heat

Kirsten Powers is aUSA Todaycolumnist and CNN political analyst, where she regularly appears onAnderson Cooper 360,CNN Tonight with Don LemonandThe Lead with Jake Tapper. TheWashington Posthas called her “bright-eyed, sharp-tongued, [and] gamely combative.” Prior to CNN, Kirsten was a political analyst atFox News. Before her career in journalism, she was a political appointee in the Clinton administration and worked in New York Democratic politics. She was also VP for International Communications at America Online. One of her key goals is “to speak in a way that remembers the humanity of everyone involved.”

gregg renfrew

is doing a beautiful job of building neighborhood

In 2013, Gregg Renfrew launched a company with this mission: to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone. As the founder and CEO of Beautycounter, she advocates for stronger federal regulations to ensure the safety of all skincare and cosmetic products. A direct-retail brand, Beautycounter is building neighborhood by empowering women and giving its Consultants the chance to build a financially rewarding business for themselves. The company, which develops more than 150 products, is experiencing explosive growth and is on pace to sell 25 million products by the end of 2019.

john rice

is successfully preparing people of color for success

As Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), John Rice is preparing men and women of color for high-trajectory jobs in influential organizations. Serving more than 8,000 individuals, MLT is a leading source of minority talent for blue-chip partner companies such as Goldman Sachs, Google, and Citigroup. MLT also provides a comprehensive solution for organizations that combines best-in-class recruitment, retention, and diversity strategies. A former executive with the NBA and the Walt Disney Company, John received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Yale, where he was a three-year starter on the basketball team.

susan rice

is wise in the ways of Washington, D.C. and the world

Ambassador Susan Rice served as National Security Advisor and U.S. Representative to the United Nations from 2009-2017. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University’s School of International Service and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is also a contributing opinion writer forThe New York Timesand serves on the boards of Netflix and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rice received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University and her B.A. in history from Stanford University.

rich roll

has been to hell and back, and prefers the latter

At age 40, having overcome an addiction to alcohol that almost completely derailed his life, Rich found himself out of shape, overweight, and desperately in need of a complete transformation. He switched to a 100% plant-based diet, lost 50 pounds, and shocked the endurance world with a top finish in the grueling Ultraman World Championships. Described as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World,” Rich now dedicates his life to exploring human potential. He shares lessons of personal empowerment across his bestselling memoir, a cookbook, speaking engagements, and the enormously popularRich Roll Podcast.

ilyasah shabazz

is the daughter of Malcolm X, and has forged her own path

From her auspicious upbringing, Ilyasah has become a leader on her own terms as a professor, community organizer, author, and inspirational speaker. She promotes higher education for at-risk youth and interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. She is a role model and advocate for youth and female empowerment. Her life’s work is devoted to helping others find inner strength and purpose. While she is frequently asked to speak about the legacy of her father, she shares that it is her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz, whose wisdom, courage and compassion guide her today.

tom shadyac

If you saw Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, or Liar Liar, you know that writer/director Tom Shadyac is a funny guy. Following a horrific bicycle accident, he reassessed his life and abandoned his Beverly Hills lifestyle. Searching for deeper meaning, Shadyac createdI Am, a documentary that revealed his philosophical and spiritual side. Today, he lives in Memphis, TN, where he teaches film and, with the recent release of his latest movieBrian Banks, is embedding activism in his art. He also founded and is running a community center in one of the city’s most seriously underserved neighborhoods.

sameer sharma

Sameer Sharma is the Global General Manager for IOT (Internet of Things) Solutions at Intel, where he leads a global team that incubates and scales new growth categories and business models. He’s also exploring innovative ways that technology in general and IOT in particular can be of service to individuals, neighborhoods, cities, and humanity. Sameer has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in computer engineering from Rutgers University. He holds 11 patents in the areas of IOT and Mobile.

daphna shohamy

is proving that memories guide how we become who we are

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist and a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. Her research aims to understand the neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and decision making. Her research has yielded insights into how the brain changes with learning, how memories are created and retrieved, and how memory shapes our decisions, our actions, and our selves. Dr. Shohamy’s scientific contributions have been recognized by numerous awards and by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the McKnight Foundation.

adam silver

doesn’t dribble or shoot, but is the MVP of the NBA

Unanimously elected NBA Commissioner in 2014, Adam Silver presides over a global sports and media business and is dedicated to growing basketball around the world, embracing innovation and new technologies, and using basketball to bring people together. He was ranked #1 onSports Business Journal’sannual list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business in 2014. Silver was also named toTimemagazine’s 100 Most Influential People andFortune’sWorld’s 50 Greatest Leaders. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Silver is 6’ 3”.

darrius simmons

was curious to see if he could teach himself to play piano

Darrius Simmons was born with three fingers on his right hand, one finger on his left, and a disease affecting both legs that led to amputation at 18 months. But he was determined to play the piano. He had fallen in love with the instrument at a very young age and it provided him with much joy. Darrius had no formal training but plenty of passion, and has flourished at the piano by developing his own style of play. He also became a skilled trombonist. Now 18, Darrius hopes to attend the Berklee College of Music in January.

isaac slade

is as proud of his scars as he is of his music

Isaac Slade is the lead vocalist, main songwriter, pianist, and co-founder of the rock band The Fray. Slade started singing when he was 8 and began playing the piano at 11. He wrote his first song when he was 16 and learned to play guitar in high school. After almost dying in an automobile accident driving a rented Lamborghini, Slade started making deep personal changes – embracing his imperfections and being brutally honest with himself and others. Slade now sees himself as a new man. Eager to do charity work, he has performed in support of Haiti and victims of flooding in Colorado.

megan smith

Megan Smith was the third Chief Technology Officer of the United States – the first woman to hold that position – under President Barack Obama. Previously, she was a VP at Google, leading new business development for nine years. She was also a VP at Google X and the former CEO of Planet Out. Smith serves on the boards of MIT and Vital Voices, was a member of the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Aid, and co-founded the Malala Fund. Says Smith: “Those of us who love science and math should also do service through innovation and invention to make the world a better place.”

alix spiegel

is deeply curious about why people do what they do

A public radio producer and science journalist, Alix Spiegel is a creator and host of the popular NPR showInvisibilia. The show explores the ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions that shape human behavior, which is the focus of Spiegel’s work. Previously she was a founding producer of the public radio showThis American Lifeand contributed to NPR’s Science Desk covering psychology and human behavior. Spiegel’s reporting has been featured inThe New YorkerandThe New York Times. She is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.

bryan stevenson

is fighting the good fight, and winning

Activist extraordinaire Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, AL. He is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under Stevenson’s leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Stevenson has received 40 honorary doctorates, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize, and numerous other honors. He is the author ofThe New York Timesbestseller,Just Mercy.

john trautwein

has spent his life rebounding from the lowest low

What does the father of a seemingly typical 15-year-old boy do when his son commits suicide? John Trautwein, former Major League pitcher with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, started the Will to Live Foundation. Named after his son Will, the Foundation helps prevent teen suicide by raising awareness of the issue, by convincing teens there’s no shame in seeking help, and by encouraging them to connect with their peers and talk honestly about their emotions. This teen-to-teen approach has proven effective at strengthening teen hope and resolve and is making a difference in the lives of many.

alyesha wise

has a powerful poetic voice and isn’t afraid to use it

Alyesha Wise believes in the power of poetry to change people and the world, and is curious to see how far she can take it. Wise is a widely published poet, performance artist, and co-founder of the Spoken Literature Art Movement, an organization that provides poetry education and programming for poets. She’s also a two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and a teaching artist for Street Poets, Inc., a group that fights juvenile injustice and provides mentorship and arts programming. Wise has been featured on many major online platforms, including Huffington Post, Bustle, Afropunk, PBS, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed.

tnp academy

At tnp academy, we celebrate neighborhoods everywhere by supporting local talent, telling their stories, and sharing the meaning and wonder of human connection.

In response to the social isolation crisis gripping the United States, we bring the focus back to everyday Americans who, through their community work, are rebuilding the nation from the ground up.

We are also dedicated neighborhood researchers, first identifying the inherent values present in thriving communities and then creating hubs (both online and off) where those values can be practiced, discussed and amplified for the benefit of all of us - fostering a mutual sense of purpose.

This year, our flagship program is The Keepers Of The Commons which invites and sponsors neighborhoods from across America to attend the Nantucket Project and participate in additional TNP Academy events throughout the 12 months that follow.

Find out more at tnp-academy.org.

JetBlue

Major Partner
we love JetBlue. not just because millions of its passengers watch our films in flight. or the comfy leather seats. or the free WiFi. but because of those tasty blue potato chips.

PURE Insurance

Major Partner
what happens when an insurance company is owned by its members? it puts their best interests first. PURE is a wonderful solution for families who have more to protect.

White Elephant

Major Partner
home to our event since tnp1, the historic White Elephant hotel has much to love. terrific harbor views. beautiful grounds. a blend of charm and elegance. we could go on.

EY

Major Partner
EY’s purpose is Building a better working world. We are in an era of exponential innovation and unparalleled disruption, presenting enormous opportunity for humanity. By thinking differently about technology augmenting humans, we have the power to unleash the inherent potential of people to build a world that works better for all of us.

Beautycounter

Contributing Partner
Beautycounter is shaking up the beauty business by making only safe products. It's a movement inspired by the simple yet profound idea that beauty should be good for you.

AEye

Contributing Partner

Cisco Brewery

Contributing Partner
Nantucket's own craft brew, Cisco is made by people passionate about making beer. It's also a famous local brewpub, with live music, a brewery tour, and a relaxed, fun vibe.

Inquirer and Mirror

Contributing Partner
read all about it: The Inquirer and Mirror, also called The I&M, is the weekly paper of record on Nantucket. It's filled with smart writing about everything that matters locally.

Nantucket Looms

Contributing Partner
where do many of the exquisite furnishings at tnp come from? Nantucket Looms. where you'll find the work of many local artisans, including weavers, potters, and jewelry makers.

Nantucket Vineyard

Contributing Partner
a sister company of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard makes elegant vinifera wines with grapes from Washington. you can sample them at their tasting room on Bartlett Farm Rd.

Fisher Real Estate

Contributing Partner
We know that the island means something different to everyone. More than just real estate, Nantucketis a lifestyle. Our team is eager to share their expertise, whether it be real-estate related or sharing our favorite island experiences. Rental options during TNP9 are just a click away.

Rise Brewing Co.

Contributing Partner
imagine iced coffee with a creamy, frothy head (nitrogen infusion is the secret). Rise's Nitro Cold Brew is made with premium organic beans grown at high altitude in Peru.

Tradewind Aviation

Contributing Partner
Tradewind is the easiest, most convenient way to get to and from the island. and the less time you spend traveling to Nantucket, the more time you'll spend enjoying it.

Handlebar Cafe

Contributing Partner

Young's Bicycle Shop

Contributing Partner

Nantucket Land Bank

Contributing Partner
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tnp9 registration open

06:00 PM 08:00 PM white elephant / sun deck

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friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM lounge tent

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tnp9 registration open

08:00 AM 08:00 PM white elephant: sun deck

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activity: the class relieve

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

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opening lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

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programming: session I

01:00 PM 02:30 PM white elephant: main tent

session I

Jackie Watterson – sound bath meditation
Neil Phillips – welcome
Azim Khamisa – on forgiving
Tom Shadyac – on film
Mollie Glazer – music
Beck Barsanti – poetry
Patti Dillon - olympian, elite runner and more

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break and snack

02:30 PM 03:30 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

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programming session II

03:30 PM 05:00 PM white elephant: main tent

session II
John Trautwein – fatherhood and loss
Ndaba Mandela & Ilyasah Shabazz
Tontra Love - teacher of the year

break

05:00 PM 06:00 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

shuttles to and from threshold dinner

05:30 PM 08:00 PM

shuttles begin departing from the White Elephant Hotel front porch running in continuous loops to the threshold dinner (off-site, ticket required)
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threshold dinner (off-site)

06:00 PM 08:00 PM meet on the front porch of the white elephant

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programming: session III

08:30 PM 10:00 PM white elephant: main tent

session III
Darrius Simmons – special performance
Candace Owens
Elvis Perkins – music
R. P. Eddy & Steve Gaghan

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light breakfast for activity participants

06:00 AM 07:00 AM white elephant terrace

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM lounge tent

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activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM children's beach

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activity: morning trail run

07:00 AM 08:30 AM sanford farm

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activity: bicycling

07:00 AM 09:00 AM children's beach

arrive at 7am for bike fitting.
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tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 08:00 PM white elephant: sun deck

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full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM white elephant harbor: tent & terrace

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the neighborhood project

08:00 AM 09:30 AM Quiet Tent

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activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM children's beach

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activity: the class relieve

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

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programming: session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

Alyesha Wise – group fusion
Marcus Mabry
Megan Smith
Tomorrowland
Sameer Sharma
Kate Bowler & Nadia Bolz-Weber
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lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM white elephant harbor tent & terrace

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programming: session II

02:00 PM 03:30 PM white elephant main tent

Jaycee Gossett – a moving experience
Nadia Bolz-Weber & Megan Phelps-Roper
A Town Called Tomorrow
Angie Cooper
Michael Murray
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break and snack

03:30 PM 04:30 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

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programming: session III

04:30 PM 06:30 PM white elephant: main tent

Dana Hewankorn – an introduction
Fadeaway
For the Common Good
Simon Greer
Jonathan Haidt
Isaac Slade – special performance
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cocktail party

06:30 PM 08:30 PM white elephant: harbor tent & terrace

refreshments and heavy hors d'œuvres served
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programming: session IV: tnp prime time

08:30 PM 10:00 PM

Alyesha Wise – slam poetry
The Rebirth of J.R. Martinez
J.R. Martinez
Alix Spiegel & Liz Phair
Zach Bush & Rich Roll
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activity: art project

05:30 AM 07:30 AM TBD

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light breakfast for activity participants

06:00 AM 07:00 AM white elephant terrace

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM lounge tent

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activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM children's beach

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activity: bicycling

07:00 AM 09:00 AM children's beach

arrive at 7:00am for bike fitting.
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activity: morning trail run

07:00 AM 08:30 AM moors

depart via shuttle at 7:00am from the front deck/circle at the White Elephant Hotel. 
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tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 08:00 PM white elephant: sun deck

check-in and pick up your badge, get a badge reprinted, pick up the daily programming schedule and have general questions answered.
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full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM white elephant harbor tent & terrace

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activity: the class by taryn toomey

07:30 AM 08:30 AM white elephant ballroom - 9 south beach street

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the neighborhood project

08:00 AM 09:30 AM quiet tent

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activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM children's beach

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programming: session I (off-site)

10:00 AM 12:00 PM first congregational church, 62 centre street, a short walk

Nadia Bolz-Weber
Darrius Simmons & Mollie Glazer
David Brooks & others
Liz Murray
David Brown
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lunch and break

12:00 PM 02:30 PM white elephant harbor tent & terrace

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programming: session II

02:30 PM 04:00 PM white elephant: main tent

David Brown
Adam Silver
Tim Armstrong & Carmine Di Sibio
Daphna Shohamy
Humans, Inc.
David Brooks
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break and snack

04:00 PM 05:00 PM white elephant: harbor tent and terrace

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programming: session III

05:00 PM 06:15 PM white elephant: main tent

Anagha Mahajan
Inside the Box
John Monaghan
Bryan Stevenson & Jason Flom
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dinner & fun (off-site) neighborhood beach party at jetties

06:15 PM 08:00 PM jetties beach

dinner, fun and games

programming: session IV

08:30 PM 10:00 PM white elephant, main tent

Russell Brand and ...

friends of bill

06:45 AM 07:30 AM lounge tent

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activity: paddle boarding

07:00 AM 08:00 AM children's beach

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full breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM white elephant harbor tent & terrace

tnp9 registration open

07:30 AM 03:00 PM white elephant: sundeck

check-in and pick up your badge, get a badge reprinted, pick up the daily programming schedule and have general questions answered.
All Attendees

activity: paddle boarding

08:00 AM 09:00 AM children's beach

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activity: the class by taryn toomey

08:00 AM 09:00 AM white elephant ballroom - 9 south beach street

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programming: session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Susan Rice, John Rice, Neil Phillips
Joy Buolamwini
Gund Award
Nicole Hockley
Gregg Renfrew, Joanna Coles, Susan Rice, Kirsten Powers

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lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM white elephant harbor tent & terrace

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programming: session II

01:00 PM 03:00 PM white elephant: main tent

Kirsten Powers
Tracy Edwards & Nancy Armstrong
Rebirth of J.R. Martinez
J.R. Martinez
Liz Murray
Tom & Kate

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