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Seed The Solstice

Date: Jun 20, 2024


Location: Petaluma, CA

Seed The Solstice Register

June 20 @ 10:30 am 2:00 pm UTC+0

Join us in celebrating the Summer Solstice with a fresh perspective on one of the most powerful but often overlooked tools to build a better world: ART!

We’ll kick off the morning with Benjamin Von Wong, a World Economic Forum Cultural Leader. Benjamin will speak to the power of art in accelerating movements: providing a common visual language, bringing people together, and ultimately accelerating change. 

Next, Tracy Ferron, founder of Life on Earth Art, will help us experience the role of art in bringing communities together in co-creation. We will artistically explore our commitment to changemaking by painting and collaging wooden winged hearts infused with our personal intentions. No previous art experience is expected

Over lunch, we’ll invite you all to share your vision for the better world we can build together. We’re excited for you to join us as we weave members from several communities together, inspired by the opportunity to leverage art for the creation of a better world.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; program at 11 a.m.; lunch ends at 2 p.m.

Hosted by members: Maggie Kaplan, Tracy Ferron, Forward Global & Next Legacy 

About Benjamin Von Wong 

Benjamin Von Wong creates visually-arresting, larger-than-life art to inspire everyday people to action—and has generated over a billion views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution. His work has been narrated by Ryan Reynolds and he holds a Guinness World Record for the largest installation made from plastic straws; he created the centerpiece for the signing of the Global Plastics Resolution at the United Nations, partnered with GreenpeaceUSA on the “Skull of Satoshi” at UN Climate Week, and rallied people around the “Trashtopia” exhibit at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  

About Next Legacy

Next Legacy is on a mission to amplify the impact of our diverse community of philanthropists, athletes, cultural luminaries, venture capitalists, and founders through outsized venture returns. We democratize access to venture capital for our investors by investing in highly sought-after early-stage venture capital firms and promising startups, but it doesn’t stop there. We tap the various aspects of our community to learn from and with one another, building relationships throughout our ecosystem that unleash resources, connections, and talents to maximize impact for the greater good.

About Forward Global

Forward Global is a community of individuals and families who use their resources strategically to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, deploying $1B annually. We help our members expand their social impact toolkit to move more money faster and smarter to create a world where everyone can thrive. We’re a growing community of life-long learners who include wealth creators, multi-generational wealth holders, Giving Pledge signatories, Next Gen innovators, impact investors, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives.