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  • On January 30th, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Saucony’s iconic Kinvara at Potomac River Running Store =DC=. Test the latest and greatest edition of this game changing shoe during an epic run along the National Mall. Post-run, enjoy refreshments in conjunction with a trivia night hosted by our local Saucony Shadow Rep. 

    Arrive early to learn all about the ten-year history of the Kinvara, which was born from the belief that a lightweight running shoe can pack a heavyweight punch. The knowledge gained could earn you the trivia night GRAND PRIZE...a free pair of Kinvara 10! 

    With its history behind you, you can focus on the road ahead during "An Evolution Of A Revolution Run!" powered by the Kinvara 10 and Saucony. 

    NOTE:  =PR= DC will have a small supply of the limited-edition 10th Anniversay Kinvara featuring the shoe’s original iconic design and colorways - plus a commemorative box!  

    We #RunDC rain or shine. All paces welcomed. Changing areas and storage are available.  Call (202) 393-8500 with any questions.  

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  • Automated, shared, and electric vehicles, called the "3 Revolutions" bring massive opportunities to improve safety, manage congestion, advance equity, and reduce pollution in transportation. But these new technologies will also challenge existing governance models. The future of transportation will require smart governance, which includes performance-based and flexible regulatory mechanisms. This briefing will explain why the advent of the "3 Revolutions" era requires reevaluation of roles for federal, state, and local authorities. It will also cover ways to enable innovation while respecting privacy, proprietary, and safety concerns. Experts will discuss research findings and perspectives on how to harness the 3 Revolutions for the benefit of all. This event is hosted by the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy and the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program.


    • Austin Brown, Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
    • Greg Rodriguez, Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger
    • Natasha Vidangos, Vice President for Research, Alliance to Save Energy
    • Scott Goldstein, Policy Director, Transportation for America
    • Moderator: Mollie D’Agostino, Policy Director, UC Davis 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program


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  • Would it change your life if you discovered a new way to grow your business and maintain your integrity at the same time? 

    When practitioners are leaders they change the world


    The Wellness Leadership Revolution is a 2-day 100% Training event (no pitching and NO selling from the stage) where we show you how to create a Wellness Leadership business that allows you to dramatically increase your income, results and lifestyle freedom enabling you to ultimately work from anywhere around the globe. 


    The first step toward building a wellness leadership business that allows you to make a big impact and enjoy the time and financial freedom you dream about, is to leverage your best resource: Your Wisdom.

    There are another 6 key insights listed below that you need to know to enter the top 1% of the industry and become a global wellness leader.

    1. Package Your Wisdom. 

    You begin to rise above competition when you discover how to package your intellectual property, or what we like to call your wisdom property. This is your signature strategies, methodologies and programs. You have within you countless millions of dollars of ideas and insight into how to transform the human condition into freedom. You've been through a lot, and experienced so much, now is the time to begin packaging up this wisdom for the benefit of others and becoming the leader you were born to be.

    What do you know that can help others?


    2. Create Your Wellness journey

    Now more than ever before, your audience is moving away from generic information and instead looking for specialised, self empowering, enlightening and empowering training. Google can only provide information, therefore it’s your job to create a sequenced “Wellness Journey” for your tribe. Sequencing your information in the right order and mentoring your clients to wellness is not only very lucrative for you, empowering for your clients, but it's also something Dr Google will never be able to provide.

    What's your Wellness Journey?


    3. Aim for a BIG mission.

    Your audience wants to know why you exist and why they should join you. Now, more than ever, people want to work alongside organisations and leaders who have authenticity, integrity and a big end goal in mind that makes a positive difference to the planet. At Wellness Leadership our mission is to move 10 million people to wellness by the year 2020.

    What's your mission? 

    4. Enter Genius Mode

    Work towards spending more time working on your business, in your genius mode rather than stuck slaving away in it. You will need to automate the systems you are currently stuck managing day to day. Free yourself up to work more in your “Genius mode” and spend the majority of your time delivering the highest quality, empowering products, books, events and programs you have to offer.

    How much of your time are you spending in Genius Mode?


    5. Deliver through many branches.

    You can no longer rest on your laurels and expect your income to continue through just one stream. The leaders of the wellness industry are all delivering high value empowerment to their tribe through many branches such as authorship, coaching, speaking, training and licensing, and they’re earning 10x more than the average practitioner.

    What other branches can you grow to deliver your healing fruit?


    6. Work from anywhere. 

    Having location freedom means you can spend more time with the people you love the most, and at the same time free yourself up to make a much bigger difference to the world. When you have the freedom to work from anywhere you also have more time to spend doing your best work. Imagine sitting on your favourite beach, writing your book, or authoring your online program, or watching the sales come in via your online shopping cart. It's the dream of all healers and coaches to spend more time doing more of what they love.

    What difference could location freedom make to your life?


    7. Become a Social Entrepreneur. 

    We’re pretty confident that if you made over $1 Million a year, you probably wouldn't go out and buy the most expensive home or car or exploit people with your riches. The ultimate goal of a wellness leader is to use your wealth to give back, help humanity prosper and make a bigger difference to the planet. We all have the potential of global transformation within us.

    Will difference will your success make to the planet?



    1. The Message MatrixTM 

    Prepare for any interview … on the couch, during a telesummit, at a live event, at a networking event, on Skype, or on radio or TV.

    2. How to Seed A RainforestTM 
    Discover our world-first process for extracting your deepest wisdom, packaging it up and launching it for commercial viability.

    3. The Wellness Journey FormulaTM 
    Package your genius by formulating your very own online signature program framework, so you can earn up to 5 times your regular income and earn money while you sleep.

    4. The Content Marketing GameplanTM 
    Sequence your online launch timeline so you know what content to create and when, for maximum impact and profit from your launches.

    5. The Funky Freebie BuilderTM 
    Attract hundreds, or even thousands, of potential clients with whom to engage, by creating an irresistible "wellness leadmagnet" so you can grow your mailing list exponentially.

    6. The Event Profit SystemTM 
    Maximise your impact and minimise your own time investment by launching your very
    own live event.

    7. The Method TreeTM 
    Multiply your income streams by delivering your message via coaching, speaking, authoring, and online marketing, pivoting out of a time-for-money scenario. How to attract your tribe, package your genius, work from anywhere and become a globally conscious social entrepreneur.


    Q: My business is struggling to scale. How can I justify this investment?
    A: If your business is struggling, it’s partly due to the fact that you weren’t taught effective wellness marketing strategies during your study. By investing the financial equivalent of just 
    one hour of your time in practice, you will receive the exact strategies that are working, right now.

    Q: I'm not sure I can take time away from my business and my regular life to attend a live event. How can I justify the time away?
    A: If you feel like you don't have time to invest 2 days in business growth, then you really need this event. Consider this an investment of your time that is sure to pay off by providing you with strategies to re-claim your time & your dream lifestyle!

    Q: How is this event different from other business-building events?
    A: First of all, it's 100% specific to the wellness industry, and helping you become a leader in this industry. We understand that you don't want to be sold to, and that you don’t want to sell to others. We have formulated our trainings to be non-salesy, authentic and we always come from the heart.

    Q: I've taken lots of business trainings – how can I be sure I'll learn something new at yours?
    A: We show you how to create your own signature intellectual property specific to the wellness industry. As far as we know, no one else on the planet is doing this right now for wellness leaders. We don't teach normal business strategies. We teach leadership and empowering marketing strategies specific to the wellness industry, so you can have 100% conviction and confidence in your message – and so your message reaches your local and global tribe.

    Q: I've already worked with coaches like you. How are you unique?
    A: We are not coaches. We are mentors and trainers. A mentor is someone who has walked the exact same path you're walking now and achieved a high level of success. A coach, on the other hand, does not have to have achieved results in your field or industry. This lack of sensitive wellness industry specific knowledge is perhaps one of the most common reasons most people have not achieved the results they desire.

    Q: I've never heard of you. How can I be sure you know what you're talking about?
    A: Each of us has a proven track record in building very successful wellness businesses, separately. Together, we have achieved the highest level of success in the wellness industry. We have built multiple 6 figure and 7 figure companies that account for us being within the top 1% of successful wellness leaders globally. 


    Grab a $153 (60% off) Super Early Bird discount towards the full ticket price if booked 30 days before the event and we’ll also give you a ticket for a friend for FREE! Click the green ticket button above to get your discount.

    Here's what others say about the event:

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    The Wellness Leadership Revolution is the cutting edge “Industry Changer” that we’ve all been waiting for.

    Participants will receive high level marketing and leadership training from former practitioners and global Wellness Leadership experts, Andy Ramsay and Marcus Bird.


    It’s the first time an event of this caliber has been offered that’s dedicated to training wellness business owners in education based marketing, leadership and cutting edge busines building strategies.

    We are passionate about providing support to those on the front line with the latest marketing and leadership training specific to the wellness industry, and help hundreds of enthusiastic, dedicated and inspiring wellness leaders. 

    And we have some of the industries leading companies supporting our vision:


    Invest two days with us and you'll learn the most cutting edge and practical tools and techniques to help you powerfully:


    1. INNOVATE: Your Wellness Business to get Better Results
    2. AUTOMATE: Your Wellness Business to run by Itself
    3. LIBERATE: Your Wellness Business for Lifestyle Freedom


    You will learn skills, strategies and techniques that will empower you to attract more clients, make more money and have more time. What we want to do is help you to get better outcomes for your clients and better outcomes for you.


    We look forward to seeing you and helping you to grow a sustainable and professional wellness business...

    For more details:


    Global Wellness Leadership Experts

    Marcus and Andy

    Andy and Marcus have over 30 years combined experience in the Wellness Industry. Both have been successful Wellness Practitioners, Clinic Managers and Online Business Owners. After collectively working with over 10,000 people globally these guys are considered "the" experts on Wellness Leadership and and Integral Education Marketing for the Wellness space.


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  • The American Legion George Washington Post 1 celebrates the 287th birthday of our nation's first President, Commander in Chief, and our Post’s namesake. During our birthday event, Veterans, Servicemembers and Distinguished Guests will learn more about General Washington, The American Legion, and toast our armed services in a lighthearted setting.

    This event includes a networking reception, followed by a four-course dinner accompanied by the infamous “Grog Bowl” of Fish House Punch (the official drink of the Revolution). The birthday dinner is an authentic replication of what George Washington and his generals enjoyed in 1781 after the Battle of Yorktown.

    Attire: Business or Class ‘A’ Uniform for Active Duty

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  • Embassy of Ukraine in the USA and non-profit charitable organization United Help Ukraine invite you to the 5th Annual Commemoration Evening dedicated to the Heavenly Hundred, who laid down their lives during Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014.

    Please join us on March 1st, 2019 for the concert and reception to follow. In the program, classical piano music performed by Pavel Gintov. Funds raised at the event will be used to benefit wounded Ukrainian soldiers (project CURE).

    Tickets are $50 per person and are available at

    10% Senior/Veteran/Student discount - use code TAKE10.

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  • What do men’s wooden legs and women’s dressing tables have in common? Anglo-American residents of early American port cities amassed a variety of fine and decorative arts to assert their polite status. This talk will concentrate on the dressing furniture women used to prepare themselves for public scrutiny, the portraits artists painted of young women in courtship, and the wooden legs that men donned after the American Revolution. Together they reveal how material artifacts were vital for colonists’ transformation of themselves into polite people and for the creation of civil society in early America.


    Speaker: Jennifer Van Horn, author of The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America and Assistant Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware

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  • Sweethearts and Patriots is a charity gala that benefits organizations in support of veterans. In 2019, the beneficiaries will be Disabled American Veterans and Terre FraternitéThe evening will be a celebration with a French and American patriotic theme including heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and dancing. The event is open to all, and sponsored by the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

    *Please list your legal name (and the legal name of any guests) as listed on your ID(s), which you will need to bring for admission into the Embassy.

    *All tickets must be purchased within 7 days of the event for security purposes.

    *You may also pay by check. Please email for more information.

    *The VIP reception begins at 6pm.

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  • The fourth annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2019, Transforming Africa: A New Business Revolution, will be held in Washington, D.C. February 2nd, 2019.

    The conference is hosted by Georgetown's McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s African Studies Program. The purpose of this event is to showcase the growth and impact of the private sector across the African continent and facilitate a discussion on opportunities to continue this success.

    Transforming Africa: A New Business Revolution will bring together 30+ leaders from across Africa to discuss the development of various industries including banking, energy, healthcare, and entertainment. The conference will be attended by 600+ people from various businesses, governments, nonprofits, and academia interested in learning more about business and governance in Africa. We hope that you can join Georgetown University for this conference and future events discussing Africa's business environment. Should you have any questions, email the planning team at:

    For more information please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GeorgetownABC.

    Refund Policy: Refunds available up to two weeks after purchase. Please send refund requests to


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  • Come support veterans of all faiths and none and the American Humanist Association as we stand for a veterans’ memorial that truly honors every person who has fought and died for our country.

    Five years ago, the American Humanist Association and three area residents filed a complaint against the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission challenging the constitutionality of a 40-foot-tall Latin cross that towers over the entrance to Bladensburg, MD. Now, the American Humanist Association will be defending the First Amendment before the Supreme Court.

    Lower court rulings, Supreme Court precedent, and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment recognize that using the symbol of a major religion to supposedly honor all veterans of all wars is not only unconstitutional, it fails to accomplish its very mission. Since the American Revolution, governments at every level built thousands of war memorials that are both constitutional and inclusive. These obelisks, pedestals, plaques and other memorials recognize the service of all veterans, regardless of their faith or lack thereof.

    There will be music, signs, speakers, and more. Show your nation that you #HonorThemAll and protect the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment!

    Please RSVP by registering here and be sure to share this event with friends and colleagues. 

    Learn more about the case here:

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  • The debut of HamiltonAn American Musical in February 2015 created a mania for the show that has continued to sweep the country. It was the recipient of 11 Tony Awards, and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among other accolades.  The exceptionally popular production, with its clever lyrics, hip-hop rhythms, and compelling story, has revived interest in the real lives and true stories of the historical figures that the production highlights.

    Historian Richard J. Bell examines this musical phenomenon to reveal what it tells us about the marriage of history and show business, and what this amazing show gets right – and wrong – about Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution. Hear Bell’s analysis of the ways the musical dramatizes and simplifies the complex events and stories on which the show is based. What does the show’s cultural impact and runaway success tell us about our shared stories and our nation as Americans? The evening includes a special performance by Jade Jones, singing “Satisfied” and “Burn” from the musical.

    Richard J. Bell is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, who researches and writes about the history and culture of the United States between 1750 and 1877.

    History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  The series is sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

    *Admission is $20 at the door for all attendees

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  • Tickets are $6 in advance (pick your seats) and go on sale Tuesday, January 29, at 10 am. Remaining tickets are free at the door, beginning at 6:30 pm on the day of the performance .

    One of India’s most tireless advocates for achieving social change through the arts brings her latest creation to the Freer. In Colors of the Heart: Women’s Voices Silent No More, Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group utilize classical bharata natyam and modern dance, along with original music and lyrics, to explore women’s universal experiences. The piece investigates the violence and exploitation against women and the sisterhoods that empower women around the world.

    For this production, Sarabhai joins forces with British Pakistani composer and lyricist Samia Malik. The Telegraph of India calls the performance “a unique blend of voices that speaks of all women, to all women,” while the Deccan Chronicle considers it “another show-stopper from Mallika.”

     A multitalented artist and social force, Sarabhai is well known in India for her pioneering work on human rights and environmental awareness. She pursues these causes through dance productions, plays, writings, political activity, and hosting two long-running television programs. Her previous theatrical works include Shakti: The Power of Women, An Idea Named Meera, In Search of the Goddess, SvaKranti: The Revolution Within, and Sita’s Daughters.


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  • Come with your friends and family to the one and only Multilingual Education Fair for the DC region!

    Co-sponsored by the key education institutions of the District, the fair features 70 exhibitors covering 17 languages  to allow you to explore and deepen your linguistic and cultural skills, and learn about careers where languages are crucial.

    Resources for young professionals, families and educators include language and culture organizations, embassies, language classes for all ages, apps, books, tutors, assessments, travel abroad programs, university programs, dual language programs, after school programs, daycares and multilingual recruiters.


    10:00-10:30 Yoga in Arabic by Kalimah Programs

    10:30-11:00 Fabrice Jaumont author of “The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages”

    11:00-11:30 “Grease” by Tyler Elementary DCPS Spanish Film Club

    11:30-12:00 "Madres de la Revolución" bilingual performance by GALA Theatre

    12:00-12:30 Concert in Mandarin by the Washington Yu Ying PCS Choir

    12:30-1:00 Gabriele Nicolet on “How does Bilingualism Affect Language Development?”

    1:00-1:30 Fireside chat with [watch this space!]

    Interpretation available in spoken and sign languages - please indicate requirement when registering. Public transportation accessible. Multicultural food trucks on site.

    For more information and to exhibit go to

    Generously sponsored by Rosetta StoneQatar Foundation International and Center for Applied Linguistics.


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  • Please join America Succeeds and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for the Age of Agility Summit D.C. on January 24, 2019. 

    PROGRAM 3 pm - 5 pm | RECEPTION 5 pm - 6 pm

    This event is the culmination of the Age of Agility National Tour that convened business, education, and policy leaders to develop solutions for aligning education pathways to the future of work.

    We are living in a time of extreme and rapid innovation in technology, causing radical shifts in the workforce. Consequently, drastic changes must be made to how we educate students. Technologists, futurists, and business leaders alike are referring to this fundamental shift as the next Industrial Revolution. We call it the Age of Agility and we are calling for changes in education that match the forces of change within the modern economy.

    Over the past year, America Succeeds and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation have led the Age of Agility National Tour. We brought together nearly 1000 stakeholders from across the country, including governors, state legislators, chambers of commerce, business leaders, educators, school administrators, and reform groups.  Collectively, these stakeholders represent a national movement of changemakers ready to confront the challenges and champion the solutions needed to make a systems-level impact on education.

    The Age of Agility Summit D.C. will present the insights and innovations we uncovered across the national tour. Join us to connect with local leaders from each state and get an inside look at where this movement is heading next.

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  • Samuel Tadros is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, where he researches Middle Eastern politics, Islamist movements and religious freedom. He is also the co-host of "Sam & Ammar," a television program dedicated to covering Middle Eastern political and social developments from a classical liberal perspective that is broadcast throughout the Middle East by Al Hurra TV.

    He asks: Does Egypt still have a place in the US grand strategy? For many pundits in Washington the answer is a resounding no. From every corner of the US foreign policy community frustration abounds with Egypt. If, however, the United States is ever capable of understanding its troublesome ally and salvaging what remains of the US-Egyptian alliance, it must tread carefully, following Fouad Ajami's steps, and approach the Egypt of reality, and not that of imagination. It must take a voyage to "a jaded country," as Ajami called it, and visit the land of sorrows.

    Tadros is also the Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hoover Institution, and a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he teaches Middle Eastern politics.

    Prior to joining Hudson in 2011, Tadros was a Senior Partner at the Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth, an organization that aims to spread the ideas of classical liberalism in Egypt. He received his MA in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University and his BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.

    He is the author of Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity (2013) and Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt (2014) both by Hoover Press. His numerous articles have been published by the Wall Street JournalNew York TimesWashington PostThe AtlanticNational Review, and World Affairs.

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  • This discussion is a part of IWP's China series.

    About the Book: Soon after the American Revolution, certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there. Over the coming generations, the United States continued to ask how best to expand trade with the region and whether to partner with China, at the center of the continent, or Japan, looking toward the Pacific. Where should the United States draw its defensive line, and how should it export democratic principles? In a history that spans the eighteenth century to the present, By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation's political philosophy and material realities. Drawing on archives, interviews, and his own experience in the Pentagon and White House, Green finds one overarching concern driving U.S. policy toward East Asia: a fear that a rival power might use the Pacific to isolate and threaten the United States and prevent the ocean from becoming a conduit for the westward free flow of trade, values, and forward defense. By More Than Providence works through these problems from the perspective of history's major strategists and statesmen, from Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Thayer Mahan and Henry Kissinger. It records the fate of their ideas as they collided with the realities of the Far East and adds clarity to America's stakes in the region, especially when compared with those of Europe and the Middle East.

    About the Author:  Michael Jonathan Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and then as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia, with responsibility for East Asia and South Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a senior fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute and assistant professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a member of the National Diet.

    Dr. Green is also a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, a distinguished scholar at the Asia Pacific Institute in Tokyo, and professor by special appointment at Sophia University in Tokyo. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Strategy Group, the America Australia Leadership Dialogue, the advisory boards of Radio Free Asia and the Center for a New American Security, and the editorial boards of the Washington Quarterly and the Journal of Unification Studies in Korea. He also serves as a trustee at the Asia Foundation, senior adviser at the Asia Group, and associate of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Dr. Green has authored numerous books and articles on East Asian security, including most recently, By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (Columbia University Press, 2017). He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from SAIS and did additional graduate and postgraduate research at Tokyo University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College with highest honors. He holds a black belt in Iaido (sword) and has won international prizes on the great highland bagpipe.

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    WellNow is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We practice 360° wellness, looking at wellness from a holistic and integrative standpoint. It's about nutrition and fitness, but it's also about self-care, the environment, being mindful, overcoming adversity, stress management, and navigating the ever-challenging workplace. It's taking care of the whole person and the world we live in, because it's all CONNECTED. 

    If you are a wellness enthusiast and are looking to make changes that will impact your life for the better, WellNow is the perfect place to start or continue your journey.

                                    LISTEN. LEARN. ENGAGE. EXPLORE

    Speaker Panel and Program

    8am - Yoga Flow
    Start out the day with an active, vinyasa yoga flow

    9am - Breakfast at Kingbird

    Enjoy a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast buffet

    10-10:20am - Conference Kick-Off

    Deborah Lewis - MC

    10:20am - "Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?"
    Cindy Maxted - Mindfulness Educator, Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness

    11:10am - "The Health Coach Revolution and Why It's Taking Shape in Washington, DC"

    Darrell Rogers - Director of Advocacy, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

    12:00pm - Healthy Lunch
    Lunch will be served 

    1pm - "Laughter is the Best Medicine"
    Sean Savoy - Writer, Actor, and Comedian

    1:30pm - "Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?"
    Dr. Kimberly Muzinski - Functional and Integrative Medicine

    2:15pm - "Smart Money - Investing in You"
    Jeffery Kennerly - Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    2:55pm - Closing Remarks

    About the Speakers 

    - Cindy Maxted - Mindfulness Educator, Mid-Atlantic Mindfulness

    "Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?"

    Cindy Maxted has spent her life in the mind, body, spirit field. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families as a registered nurse in the neonatal ICU, Operating Room, and School Nursing with a degree from Georgetown University. As a certified Mindful Educator/Yoga instructor in conjunction with Johns Hopkins D-stress Baltimore, she has taught over 400 young people, teachers, and parents in Baltimore City schools. As a nurse, coach, and yoga teacher she has integrated Mindfulness throughout her career. 

    - Darrell Rogers - Director of Advocacy, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

    "The Health Coach Revolution and Why It's Taking Shape in DC"

    Darrell has worked in advocacy, policy research, and communications in Washington, DC for over 16
    years. His work has earned his employers and his clients significant policy successes and media acclaim.
    Darrell's work is highlighted with extensive Capitol Hill experience, nonprofit management and
    employment with a noted public affairs and political consulting firm in Washington, DC. A New Jersey
    native, Darrell received a BA in History from William Paterson University and a Master’s Degree in
    American Government from The Catholic University of America. He quickly began his career in
    Washington, DC by working for several notable nonprofit organizations. Prior to his current position with
    the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Darrell was the Campaigns and Communications Director to the
    largest grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting complementary and
    alternative healthcare access in the country.

    - Sean Savoy - Actor, Writer, and Comedian

    "Laughter is the Best Medicine"

    As well an actor and writer, Sean Savoy is a global force for comedy. Hailing from Columbia Maryland, Savoy has toured the planet. Performing in over 50 European cites and all over the USA with his partner in comedy, the legendary Pablo Francisco. He has appeared on Comedy Central, along with Gotham Comedy Live. Savoy's high impact, rapidfire hilarity belies his mellow mood and laid-back attitude. Combining diverse characters with a wicked wit, Savoy can reach an audience with his timeless material, while meeting his expressed goal – to bring joy with his jokes and heal hearts with humor all while bringing much fun to his audiences as he's having on stage.

    - Dr. Kimberly Muzinski - Functional Medicine

    "Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?"

    Dr. Kimberly Muzinski brings her 20-plus years of experience and joy of being of service to others. She provides a cohesive holistic, whole body approach to care. Dr. Kim speacializes in helping patients with full nutritional and dietary analysis; as well as detoxification for greater metabolic balance and repair. She utilizes a functional medicine model of health to discover and address root causes of imbalances, and provide a targeted, evidence-based treatment protocol to better preserve whole body health.

    - Jeffery Kennerly - Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    "Smart Money: Investing in You"

    Drawing on more than a decade of business advisory & audit experience, Jeffery’s focus at Morgan Stanley is partnering with individuals, families and business owners to be their source of strategic solutions to solve their financial goals. Jeffery holds two degrees from the University of New Haven, a Bachelor in Accounting (BS) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), where he was recognized on the National Dean’s List Dignitas and as an All-American Scholar, while providing leadership to the University community through athletic and non-athletic activities.


    Shop-to-Give with India Hicks Lifestyle Collection benefitting Martha's Table 

    ADD Morning Yoga (8am-9am) + Breakfast (9am-10am) for a healthy and fun start to the day!

    *RSVP Tickets include lunch, variety of cold-pressed juice, tea and coffee throughout.



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  • The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Bethesda Forum - February 20, 2019

    "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."

    This will be our 37th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 8 years!

    Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region!

    DCInno calls CONNECTpreneur "The Best Networking Event in DC" and a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of the Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.

    This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.

    And YES, the networking is unprecedented!

    Program Highlights:

    - FIRESIDE CHAT with ROCKSTAR CEO Rick Weidinger, Chairman and CEO, Robotic Visions Technologies; IRL IndyCar and A1 Grand Prix Team USA team owner; former CEO, Pontio Communications (exited to El Paso Corp.)

    - VIP Panel: "How to Drive Innovation Across the Greater Washington Region"

    - We expect 400 business leaders, including 150+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs

    - SHOWCASE of 10 Emerging tech companies

    - Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event

    Buffet reakfast and unlimited coffee/tea will be provided.

    CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 8000 business leaders over the past 8 years.

    Space is very limited at this venue.

    We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.

    All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.

    Please "Like" us on Facebook:

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @connectpreneur

    And visit our Website at

    DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2019


    7:00-8:20 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING

    8:20 - 8:25 am - WELCOME REMARKS

    S. TIEN WONG, Chairman of Tech 2000 and Lore Systems


    RICK WEIDINGER, Chairman & CEO, Robotic Vision Technologies; former CEO, Pontio Communications (exited to El Paso Corp.); IRL IndyCar team owner and A1 Grand Prix Team USA owner

    9:10 - 10:10 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH

    (Companies will be announced on February 12)

    Companies will be introduced by:

    MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

    ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXTLegal

    10:10 - 11:10 am - PANEL: "How to Drive Innovation Across the Greater Washington Region"

    Moderator: JONATHAN ABERMAN, Managing Partner, Amplifier Venture Partners; Founder, Tandem Inovation Alliance

    ESTHER LEE, CEO, Refraction; former Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia; former Vice Chair, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; ex-Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burson-Marsteller

    DAVID PETR, President & CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

    11:10 am - NETWORKING


    Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, 500 Startups, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, 1776, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, US Boston Capital, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Grindstone Partners, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, National Capital Companies, Enhanced Capital, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Private Capital Network, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, and Keiretsu Forum.



    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker

    Womble Bond Dickinson


    Association for Enterprise Growth

    Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.



    SunTrust Bank

    Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Institute for Excellence in Sales

    Wharton DC Innovation Summit

    Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services

    Ryan & Wetmore

    Hafezi Capital

    National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs



    "No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."

    Darren Womer

    CEO, National Capital Companies

    Chairman, Clear Government Solutions

    "CONNECTpreneur is the region's leading event for bringing together people who will drive our economy forward."

    Lyles Carr

    Senior Vice President, The McCormick Group

    "Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile. I would run through walls to get to yours though."

    Joe Kessler

    CEO, Next Stage Development Group

    "You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!"

    John Backus

    Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

    "Thank you again for the invitation to CONNECTpreneur. It is so incredible to watch the Forum become THE entrepreneurship/investor forum in the Washington, DC metro area, and maybe the entire Mid-atlantic region."

    Dennis Defensor

    Senior VP, Worldwide Sales, OROCK Technologies

    "What a great conference...There was a distinct energy and enthusiasm at your meeting, unlike the usual droll meetings like this. So well done."

    John Holaday,

    CEO, QRx Pharma

    "One of the best events I have ever sponsored!"

    Mark Ellenbogen

    Partner, BDO

    "Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!"

    Tom Kohn

    Professor, American University

    Founder, Transactis

    "It was amazing. Best event I have ever attended!"

    Jill Chodorov, Angel Investor

    "I thought you put on a terrific event. I was really impressed with the caliber of people and the format of the event."

    Jim Van Eperen, Angel Investor

    Director, Raffa Insurance Services

    "That was one of the best VC conferences I can remember attending. It had all the positive energy of the boom years, without the unbridled reckless exuberance."

    Jim Long

    Founder, VentureCross Partners

    "Bravo! Great program."

    Tony Cord

    Partner and Managing Director, Newport Board Group

    "It was first class....well done!"

    Chad MacDonald

    CEO, Connected Services

    "Amazing how many high-level people you had..."

    Wade Tetsuka,

    CEO, US Transactions Corp.

    "It was very successful! A good combination of networking time, information, and presentation of deal opportunities. The interview approach worked well I thought, and the room was certainly full."

    George Harrop

    Managing Director, CapitalSource

    "It was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'"

    David Giannini

    Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks

    "Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."

    Bud Morrissette

    CEO, Interstate Group Holdings

    "it was an outstanding event! Thank you for having us be part of CONNECTpreneur...I feel like I've experienced the best of breed in networking and relationship groups. Nicely done."

    Jack Quarles

    Co-Author, Same Side Selling

    "I thought the event yesterday at Marymount University was absolutely outstanding! The attendance was fantastic and the content was extraordinary. Thank you for curating such a great event. The Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board was extraordinarily impressed. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of it and we look forward to the event."

    Victor Hoskins

    Director, Arlington County (VA) Economic Development


    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    We recommend taking NETRO, as the Hyatt Regency Bethesda sits atop the Bethesda Metro station. Parking is available at the hotel as well as in several municipal parking garages around the venue. 

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    You can e-mail the organizers at

    What's the refund policy?

    All sales are final and there are no refunds. Any cancellations received before February 6 may be credited towards a future CONNECTpreneur Forum.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No. Once you register on Eventbrite, you are good to go! We will send you a couple of confirmation email s in the days leading up to the event.

    Can I update my registration information?


    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    The “Service Provider” ticket is fully transferable. The Investor/Entrepreneur/CEO ticket is transferable only to another investor, founder or CEO. It is not transferrable to a service provider.

    How can I apply to present?

    If you have a promising early stage company that is raising capital or wanting to make a product announcement, please contact Regan Nelson at We have a Committee review process for prospective presenting companies.

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