Periods of great social, economic, and technological change require advanced thinking and collaboration across fields. Our diverse group of fellows are working to solve problems for the benefit of the humankind in various and specifically deep ways.
Like the English and Viennese coffeehouses and the French salons in the 17th- & 18th-centuries where artists, writers, and intellectuals would cross-pollinate and enrich each other’s minds, the Institute’s carefully curated fellowship is provided with both structured and unstructured opportunities to spark creative interplay and unique forward thinking.
From our inspiring location in San Francisco, we hold events predicated on the philosophy that such intentional gatherings -the collective imagination of creative minds- can lead to significant breakthroughs.
The Institute is a public benefit corporation with a philanthropic mission committed to contributing positively to humanity. We believe in the power of ideas, and the need to act.