DESIGN FOR DANCE May 7th 2015

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Design for Dance 2015

Join Us on May 7th for D4D!

Hosted by Stanford University's StratLab

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Hosted by Stanford University's StratLab

In 2015, we will be presenting novel solutions for improving employee wellness and engagement through dance.

We are bringing together a vanguard of industry leaders to teach about the value of dance in the workplace.

Join us on May 7th as we discover the unharnessed potential of dance @ work to improve employee health, collaboration, and more. Encompassing scientific research, educators, and companies currently using dance as part of their workplace, this one-day event is not to be missed.

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About Us

Dance has the potential to promote health and happiness in people of all ages.

Today's options for dancing are too limited. People need new ways to bring dance into their daily lives to reap the physical, mental, and social benefits. We present strategies to move people to action.

Working together, we will discover new solutions for bringing dance into the lives of millions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyze innovation and inspire individuals and companies through dance.

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Who We Are
Founded by
Stanford Behavior Design Lab
Our gathering is for innovators, health organizations, funders, & researchers who see value in getting people to dance more.
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What We Do
Design For Dance Conference
To be clear, our focus is not "why dance?" (that's understood). Instead, we will focus on highlighting practical solutions & near-term opportunities.
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Why We Do It
We Just Love TO DANCE!
Ultimately, our hope is to catalyze a rebirth of dancing in our culture and communities. This gathering is an early step.

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Sponsorship

Email D4D director Robin Zander with questions.

Conference Speakers

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Aleta Hayes

Founder, StratLab
Instructor, Stanford's d.school
Stanford Theatre & Performance Study

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Director, Design for Dance
Founder, Move Autism
People and Products, Socos

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Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab

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Mad*Pow
Co-Founder, Chief Experience Officer

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Google
Founder of Google Dance Program

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U. of Chicago Booth School of Business
Visiting Artist & Social Entrepreneur

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Brenda Way
Founder & Artistic Director

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AcroYoga & Rock the Room
Founder & Facilitator

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Nomad Dance
Social Dance Instructor

Stanford's BJ Fogg

Used with permission, Dr. BJ Fogg.

How Do We Dance at Work?

The Fogg Behavior Model shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation, Ability, and Trigger. When a behavior does not occur, at least one of those three elements is missing. Improvements in employee health and engagement have the potential to leverage this principle to lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and retain talent within companies. (For more, visit behaviordesign.org)

Yet, physical fitness and other wellness programs are difficult to implement and maintain. It turns out that dance is one of the most efficient methods of getting people moving and physically active. Join us at the forefront of an innovative movement to change work through dance. Design for Dance 2015 will bring together heads of wellness, educators, and dancers to demonstrate specific tools that companies can apply to get companies dancing. 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 @ Work. We invite you to be a part of the movement!

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About the Conference

Dance @ Work 2015

The focus this year is one the benefits of dance in the workplace.

Dance has been shown to improve health, and companies are increasingly looking for new ways to inspire employee wellness. We will also be presenting on dance as a tool for creativity and collaboration within the workplace.

Attendees will leave with with the knowledge of specific strategies of increasing performance within their own companies, which they can implement to increase employee satisfaction and move people to action.

Interested in learning more? Connect with us for more information.

When

Design for Dance will be held on Thursday, May 7th.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Venue for Design for Dance 2015

Design for Dance will be held in the First Baptist Church at 305 N California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

The First Baptist Church of Palo Alto is a welcoming, inclusive community located just off Stanford University's campus. Design for Dance will take place in their Fellowship Hall, a spacious meeting and events hall on their premises.

Venue Address

First Baptist Church
305 N California Ave,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

The First Baptist Church of Palo Alto is a welcoming, inclusive community located just off Stanford University's campus. Design for Dance will take place in their Fellowship Hall, a spacious meeting and events hall on their premises.

Parking

There is convenient parking across the street from the First Baptist Church.

Contact Information

Questions?
Robin Zander
robin@robinpzander.com
(415) 938-6683

Accommodations

There is a wide variety of accommodations nearby. There are many in walking distance. Below we've selected a few recommended hotels that are nearby. A more comprehensive list of accommodations can be found here.

This is a very busy time in the Palo Alto area and you are encouraged to book your accommodations now.

The Westin Palo Alto

675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-4422

Rate per night: $289 and up -- plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax The Westin and Sheraton are next door to one another. The Westin is about one mile from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, it's a pleasant walk - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle to campus at the nearby Town & Country shopping center.

Sheraton Palo Alto

625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-2800

Rate per night: $259 and up -- plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax The Sheraton is about one mile from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, it's a pleasant walk - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle to campus at the nearby Town & Country shopping center.

Stanford Terrace Inn

531 Stanford Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
800.729.0332 / 650.857.0333

Rate per night: $189 (single) $199-$209 (double) and up --plus 12% Occupancy tax and 0.07% California tourism tax

The Stanford Terrace Inn is about 1.5 miles from the Alumni Center. If you don't have a car, the staff can direct you on how to walk through campus to the Alumni Center - or you can catch the Marguerite free shuttle on to campus nearby.

The Guest House

Stanford Guest House
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park CA 94025-7015
(650) 926-2800

Rate per night: $119 flat rate, parking included

The Guest House is about 3.5 miles from the Alumni Center. There are several free shuttle options to campus and the staff there is very helpful. You can find out about transportation to campus from the Guest House here.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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