Enlightenment Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we explore the possibilities of enlightenment in an exclusive multi-course fine dining experience.

Sit down to a shared table like no other surrounded by a contemporary vision of enlightenment designed to engage the senses and spark deep conversation, set in the majestic Calyx, in the heart of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, with it’s striking sculptural form & expansive indoor green wall. 


IMMERSIVE DINNER

 

4 COURSE FEAST, MATCHED WINE, SPEAKERS + PERFORMANCE
SAT 2 JUN, 6.30PM - LATE

Our Immersive Dinner experience will feed your eyes, mind and soul. You will enjoy a three course shared feast and be joined by artisan performers and a selection of engaging speakers including Dan Goods, the Visual Strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and founder of the Museum of Awe, Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist exploring the wonders and possibility of our brain, Entomologist and Collaborative Memory and Intelligence Specialist Tanya Latty, Collective Mind Expert Derek Leddie and Philosopher Matt Beard.

Tickets are limited.

 
TICKETS $250
Limited spaces available.

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  Dan Goods   Dan Goods is an explorer of the unknown. He is passionate about creating moments in people’s lives where they are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive. He is an artist, enquirer, creative director and the Visual Strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dan dreams-up & realises immersive and unique ways of communicating complex concepts with people, by translating ideas about the universe into meaningful stories that can be tangibly understood. He is a co-founder of the Museum of Awe, a place that ignites curiosity and explores what it is to be alive through art, science, theatre, food and experience. 

Dan Goods

Dan Goods is an explorer of the unknown. He is passionate about creating moments in people’s lives where they are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive. He is an artist, enquirer, creative director and the Visual Strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dan dreams-up & realises immersive and unique ways of communicating complex concepts with people, by translating ideas about the universe into meaningful stories that can be tangibly understood. He is a co-founder of the Museum of Awe, a place that ignites curiosity and explores what it is to be alive through art, science, theatre, food and experience. 

  Matt Beard   Matt Beard is a passionate public Philosopher, podcaster and Fellow at The Ethics Centre. Matt explores ethics, meaning and purpose in the everyday, bringing deep and gritty human concepts out of dusty leather-bound books and into the public sphere.

Matt Beard

Matt Beard is a passionate public Philosopher, podcaster and Fellow at The Ethics Centre. Matt explores ethics, meaning and purpose in the everyday, bringing deep and gritty human concepts out of dusty leather-bound books and into the public sphere.

  Fiona Kerr   You know that invigorating feeling you get in the midst of a great conversation? The one where your brain feels like it’s charged up and flowing – well it is! Fiona Kerr will tell you how, and also why it feels like you are connecting physically with the people you are talking to – it’s because you are!   Fiona is an Industry Professor in Neural & Systems Complexity and her work explores the art and wonder of our ability to re-shape our own brain and each other’s, and even grow new brain (neurogenesis). She is fascinated by how human connection and direct engagement creates these changes with a chemical cocktail that allows us to flourish.

Fiona Kerr

You know that invigorating feeling you get in the midst of a great conversation? The one where your brain feels like it’s charged up and flowing – well it is! Fiona Kerr will tell you how, and also why it feels like you are connecting physically with the people you are talking to – it’s because you are! Fiona is an Industry Professor in Neural & Systems Complexity and her work explores the art and wonder of our ability to re-shape our own brain and each other’s, and even grow new brain (neurogenesis). She is fascinated by how human connection and direct engagement creates these changes with a chemical cocktail that allows us to flourish.

  Derek Leddie   Derek Leddie is a Collective Mind Expert. What’s that you say? It sounds almost Orwellian, but Derek uses his powers for good, using practical and elemental techniques to help people explore their mind’s potential and the power of the pause, to move into a more mindful, present and intuitive way of being and moving through life.

Derek Leddie

Derek Leddie is a Collective Mind Expert. What’s that you say? It sounds almost Orwellian, but Derek uses his powers for good, using practical and elemental techniques to help people explore their mind’s potential and the power of the pause, to move into a more mindful, present and intuitive way of being and moving through life.

  Tanya Latty   If you’ve ever wondered whether ants are intelligent, how they all know where they’re traipsing off to everyday, or where memory might come from, Tanya Latty is your woman. Tanya is an Entomologist and specialist in individual and collaborative intelligence and collective memory. Tanya’s work has also seen her collaborate with mathematicians, technologists and thinkers to turn her insights into functional uses for our species.

Tanya Latty

If you’ve ever wondered whether ants are intelligent, how they all know where they’re traipsing off to everyday, or where memory might come from, Tanya Latty is your woman. Tanya is an Entomologist and specialist in individual and collaborative intelligence and collective memory. Tanya’s work has also seen her collaborate with mathematicians, technologists and thinkers to turn her insights into functional uses for our species.

Artisan Performers
Lee Serle, Holly Durant, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Lily Paskas and Raghav Handa

Multi Media Artist + Musician & Composer
Benjamin Skepper

Artist and Maker
Anastasia La Fey
 

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The Essence of Enlightenment


There have been these sort of ‘popping points’ in human history, huge light bulb moments that have shifted us as a species into new ways of thinking and being. Moments where we really questioned who we are, what life means and how we should live it well, as both individuals and together. One of these moments was The Enlightenment otherwise known as ‘The Century of Lights’ – an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in the 18th century. Central to Enlightenment thought was to review and regenerate culture and society, and the means by which humans understand the universe and improve their own condition. It was an awakening and a waking up. There was a breaking down and opening up of ideas around knowledge, freedom, meaning and civic life. It sparked an explosion of revolutionary developments in art, philosophy and politics, because the idea of all people being involved in the development of our collective consciousness came to the fore.


For Enlightenment Experiences Information Contact Glider – 0400 716 181.