5th annual Design for Dance conference

Coming Soon


ODC Theater

April 2017 – San Francisco


Founded at Stanford University, Design for Dance brings together a vanguard of industry leaders to design for dance, wellness, and workplace fulfillment. Join us as we discover the unharnessed potential of dance to improve health, collaboration, and more. Encompassing scientific research, education, and corporate benefits to dance, this conference is not to be missed.

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Previous Speakers

David Leventhal

Director Dance for PD®
Mark Morris Dance Group

Anna Botelho

Founder of Google Dance

Sydney Skybetter

Artist in Residence
Brown University

Robin Zander

Design for Dance

John Michael Schert

Artist in Residence
Chicago Booth School of Business

Jenny Sauer-Klein

Co-Founder, AcroYoga
Founder, POP

Aleta Hayes

Stanford University
Dance Dept. & d.school

Darlene Edgley

Instant Recess
President & CEO

Kendra Shimmell

Managing Director,

Chris McCarthy

Co-founder, Kaiser Innovation Consultancy

Priya Sheth

Design Manager

Kim Nicol

Meditation Teacher
HR, Fact0ryX

Christy Bolingbroke

Deputy Director for Advancement

Emily Wanserski

Studio Manager at 5D Global Studio

Keira Chang

Executive Director, Kate Weare Company

David Ngo

Behavior Design, Mindfulness, VR

Deborah Cohan, M.D.

Dancing in the O.R.

Steven Eisenberg, M.D.

The Singing Oncologist
The Dr. Steven Show

Katherine Hill

Co-founder Oak & Reeds

LeeAnn Mallorie

Founder & CEO, Leading in Motion

In 2017 theme will be…?

Join us at the forefront of an innovative movement to change everyday life through dance.

In 2015 we explored #DanceAtWork. In 2016 we looked at #DanceTech.

This annual conference is about bringing together leaders in technology, educators, and dancers to discover and demonstrate specific tools that apply to everyday life.

Scientific research has shown that we can only get people to do what they already want to do. People want to dance, and at Design for Dance we are sharing opportunities for employees, teams, patients, and clients to dance in a fun and stress free environment.  Join the movement!


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Annoucing: POP Workshop


Play On Purpose:

Thursday night April 28th,  7-9pm
with Jenny Sauer-Klein, Daniela Plattner & Blake Brandes


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Previous Year’s Sponsors


Last Year’s Agenda