Imagining in Action

A Summit on Accelerating Leadership

The Summit is a Gathering place for people looking to create new solutions for old problems. To Come Together, Network and Learn how to use imagining and collaboration. 

As Albert Einstein said "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Ready to be a Disrupter:

IMAGINE and invent new solutions for old problems 

Develop yourself in the emerging field of COLLABORATIVE Leadership 

AND Accelerate ACTION

Seeking people with the ideas and a passion for making our world a better place, who are longing to be connected to others, to amplify and accelerate the impact of their new ideas and solutions for lasting change.

The Summit will feature speakers and presenters with the experience and know how necessary to bring our Bold Visions and Big Ideas into the New Realities we CAN Imagine.


Together. Better. Solve.

Utilizing Critical Inquiry  

You Will Discover ...

  • TOGETHER: How to drop the superhero cape and make collaboration your superpower.

  • BETTER: How to provide true Vision-Focused Leadership in ALL circumstances.
  • SOLVE: How to identify and act on the REAL problems and stop wasting resources on temporary, short term fixes. 
Ready to put your IMAGININGS into ACTION ...
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Meet the Originating Collaborators. 

This Summit is part of a larger Social Impact Initiative this team of disrupters feels is needed to accelerate the kind of leadership that is being demanded now. 

Meet  Anne, Suzanne & Mark the 3 disruptors who are out to create a radical new approach to solving the problems of our time.

In this video you will learn a bit about their personal stories and why they are launching the initiative with this Summit. 


  • Facilitators

  • Featured speakers

  • Specialized presenters

Featured speakers EVERY day ....

Each program day of the Summit there will be featured speakers.  They are people who are actively engaged in bringing Bold Visions alive for the greater good.

They are groundbreakers, pathfinders, innovators, instigators, developers ... the crazy ones! 

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come"

~ Victor Hugo 1802-1885

Dan Navarro

Musician | Singer | Songwriter

Dan Navarro’s long and eclectic resume includes songwriter, recording artist, singer, voice actor, road warrior and arts advocate in its range of credits. His former acoustic duo, Lowen & Navarro, released 13 albums, enjoyed widespread Triple A radio airplay and performed 1500 gigs.

Dolores Huerta

Rebel | Activist | Feminist | Mother

Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century and a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement. The recipient of many honors, Huerta received the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.. 

Ellen Snortland

Author | Teacher | Gender Justice Activist

Ellen has been a broadcast and print journalist specializing in human rights issues, including the movement to achieve gender balance in institutions, women in history, reducing violence against women, and childhood and adult sexual harassment. Author of Beauty Bites Beast. 

Dr. Erica Dodds

Eco-anxiety & Environmental expert |Climate advocate 

Erica holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Evaluation and an M.A. in International Development Administration. Her lifelong interest in poverty reduction led her to study abroad in West Africa, intern with an NGO in rural India, and work for the Evaluation Office of the International Labour Organization in Geneva.

Lynn Twist

Featured Speaker | Author | Global Philanthropist

Lynne has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. Author of The Soul of Money and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.

Michael Shaun Conaway

Generative Futurist | Philosopher | Filmmaker

Michael Shaun's creative endeavors include being an award-winning filmmaker, a frequent speaker on long-term strategy, editing publisher of PROOF magazine and CEO of The Futurists, he and his wife Alex’s new social impact creative agency.

Paul Shoemaker

Author | Podcaster | Consultant | Featured Speaker 

Paul is a senior consultant on strategy, business models, and leadership to corporations, foundations, and social purpose organizations. As a global speaker, he regularly talks to large audiences about rebuilding companies or communities for positive change and about being the leaders we need most.

Shawn Humphrey

The Blue Collar Professor | Social Innovator | Author

Shawn is an award-winning Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, judge for the international standard-setting Social Impact Media Awards and founder of multiple globally-recognized movements, experiences and conferences.  Author of the Sidekick Manifesto. 

Coming Soon 

More AMAZING speakers 

We are in the process of confirming additional innovators, disrupters and instigators. 

CHECK OUT the implementation session presenters ...

Agenda & Logistics

May 14 - May 21, 2023 

Sunday, May 14 - Arrival Day

  • Check in Noon - 5:30p
  • Welcome Dinner Reception 7:00p - 9:30p

Monday & Tuesday, May 15-16: Program Days

  • Breakfast 7:00a - 8:30a
  • Facilitated Program Session 9:00a - 12:30p
  • Lunch 12:30a - 2:00p
  • Featured Speaker of the Day 2:00p - 2:45p
  • Implementation Sessions 3:00p - 6:00p
  • Social TIME! 6:00p - ..... 

NOTE:  30m Breaks are built into the Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Wednesday, May 17: Fun Day

  • No Formal Program 

This is an open day for delegates to network and enjoy the sites and experiences of the Grand Hotel Cancun's pools, beach, and SPA! 


Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20: Program Days

  • Breakfast 7:00a - 8:30a
  • AM Large Group Session 9:00a - 12:30p
  • Lunch 12:30a - 2:00p
  • Featured Speaker of the Day 2:00p - 2:45p
  • Implementation Sessions 3:00p - 6:00p
  • Social TIME! 6:00p - ..... 

NOTE:  30m Breaks are built into the Morning and Afternoon Sessions


Sunday, May 21: Departure Day

  • Check Out - Noon

Or Start your VACATION days!! Don't rush home, extra days can be purchased at our group rate. 



In-Person Delegate Package:
  • Tuition for All Program Sessions

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meal Package (breakfast and lunch for the 5 program days, 2 dinner receptions)
  • Bellman & Housekeeping gratuities
  • Airport Transfers in Cancun
  • All Internet and Resort Fees 
Virtual Delegate Package: 
  • Zoom participation in LIVE Program Sessions. 

  • Ability to "raise your hand" and interact in the LIVE Sessions. 

  • Opportunity to purchase ALL recordings at discounted rates at any point along the way. ($199 -$499 Value)


Kempinski Hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton), Cancun, Mexico

Perfectly positioned on the Yucatan Peninsula, The Grand Hotel Cancun seamlessly fuses coastal luxury with the region’s rich cultural legacy.

Immerse yourself with sensorial experiences that range from cooking lessons to mixology classes by the pool.

This five-star hotel also offers celebrated dining, indigenous spa rituals, etc.


Choose Your Package!


Ocean Facing  View, Double & King Bed options.



/Shared Delegate Pkg

Additional Options
  • Single Package $6,750
  • Non Delegate Guest $650/ per week (added to Single Pkg)
  • Extra Nights $405

We are LIMITING the in-person group size to 125 so don't wait! 

See the FAQ's below to learn all the other ways we are working to ensure every's Health & Safety.


HEALTH & SAFETY: What is being done to ensure everyone's health & safety?

OVERALL: Health, safety and well being is always top of mind and more so than ever at this time. For this reason we will be continuously monitoring the CDC and WHO recommendations. Keeping in mind that achieving a safer environment is a shared responsibility, we will be following all precautions recommended. 

Current CDC recommendations can be found HERE

Current WHO recommendations can be found HERE

From the Hotel:

"Enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures have been implemented in guest rooms, lifts, public areas, and back-of-house areas. For your convenience and comfort, sanitising stations are available in all public areas of our hotels, and during check-in you will be offered the possibility of choosing the "Do Not Enter My Room" option. If selected, this means that while all services remain available, our employees will not enter your room during your stay until you express a wish to have your room serviced."

PROGRAM MEETINGS: For the safety of all guests we are keeping the in-person attendance limited to a maximum of 125. This allows us to set up seating that is both comfortable and with appropriate social distancing. 

TRAVELING: What are the requirements for going to Mexico?

There are currently no vaccination or COVID-19 testing requirements for entering Mexico. However, those entering will be required to complete a health survey upon arrival.

If you show symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival, you should ask for the International Health Team (“Sanidad Internacional”).

If you do not have a direct flight, please ensure you also comply with the COVID-19 requirements of any transit country.

Click HERE to see the Mexican Government website on traveling to Mexico, which will be updated as required.

Please note it's also important to know the rules for re-entering your home country.

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants, differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.

We are working in partnership with the Hotel to make available a mobile testing site is available within 72hrs of all our guests return travels.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: What forms of payment and plans are available?

Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Wire Transfer*, and Check*. Payments are to be made in US Dollars (USD).

When you register, you will have the option to pay in full, or with a minimum deposit of $2000 USD. You will be able to make payments at any time until the balance due date, March 26, 2023.  After this date, you will need to pay in full at the time of registration. 

Registration will close on April 30, 2023 or when all of the spots are taken, whichever comes first!

*If you choose payment by check or wire transfer when registering, payment must be received within 14 days. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

TRANSFERS & REFUNDS: If I cannot participate, can I transfer my registration to another person, or get a refund?

Cancelations: Refunds will be provided for written or electronic cancellations received no later than 2 calendar weeks (April 30) prior to the Program arrival date. The refund provided will be less the non-refundable hotel accommodation and administration fee of $2000. This retained fee will be available to be applied to a future iLumn8 Summit for up to 2 years. 

Transfers: A one-time only transfer of a registration fee to a new registrant will be accepted up to 2 calendar weeks (April 30) before the Program arrival date. 

No refunds or transfers will be provided in the week prior to the start date of the program.**

If it becomes necessary to postpone the Program, you will be transferred to the rescheduled date or have the option to cancel as stated above. 

For support with transfer or refunds, contact the iLumn8 Customer Success Person:

Email: [email protected]

Or call 1-972-360-9694 (ext 703)

**Exceptions can be made, on a case by case basis, in the event of a life emergency.  In the event you needed to cancel your participation after the program has begun due to such an emergency, the transfer policy as stated above would apply.  

GROUPS: What if I want to bring my whole team or company?

YES!! The Summit is a excellent opportunity for teams to come together to create or re-create a shared vision and gain the skills to make it a reality!!

For groups of 3 or more people, a Group Discount of $250 per person is available. 

Groups must be an already recognized group (i.e. work or professional group), they cannot be a loose affiliation of friends. 

To take advantage of the Group Discount, please email us at [email protected] and we will credit the members of the group with the discount.

SHARING OPTIONS: Are there shared room options?

Yes, you can share a room with either a roommate we select for you, a roommate of your choice or a non-delegate guest.  

If we pair you with another program delegate...

We will make every effort to select someone who has the same vaccination status as you. Simply choose the "Shared" option when registering and answer the vaccination question.

Sharing with a roommate of your choosing...

  You and your roommate would both choose the type of package you want (Ocean Facing, Ocean View, etc.) and then choose the “Shared” option during the registration process. This reduces the cost of each guest's Summit Delegate Package by $1000.  

Sharing with a Non-Delegate guest. 

You can invite a person who is not in the program to share a room with you.  You only pay for the number of days your guest will be joining you.  

Register using the Single Delegate Package option of your choice. During the registration process, you will have the option to add a “non-delegate guest” at a per day charge, choose the number of days your guest will be staying with you. 

Non-Delegate guests are fully included in our negotiated resort packaging and will receive the teams full service and attention. This includes airport transfers, accommodation, gratuities & resort fees, breakfast & receptions. Along with spa discounts! 

The Package costs including ‘Non-Delegate’ guest cost are for the Summit dates only, May 14 - 21.  If you would like to add extra nights either before or after the Summit see the FAQ tab about EXTRA NIGHTS.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Can I stay extra before or after the program?

YES!! We have arranged for our guests to stay up to 3 nights before or 3 nights after the Summit at our low package rate. The EXTRA night rate is inclusive of accommodation, taxes, fees and gratuities for the extra number of nights chosen.

The rates are charged per night and vary slightly by room type:

OceanView - $225

OceanFront - $255

Suites - $440

IMPORTANT NOTE: These must be purchased through iLumn8 and cannot be booked through the hotel directly. If you attempt to book extra nights with the hotel you will be asked to change rooms, be charged a higher rate and additional fees will apply.

To book extra nights or get full price quotes, contact the iLumn8 Customer Success Person:

Email: [email protected]

Phone:1-972-360-9694 (ext. 703)

SCHOLARSHIPS: Are there scholarships available?

We know the Global Pandemic has made it financially difficult for many people AND we know that now, more than ever, we need support to plan and create BIG solutions for the BIG challenges we face.

If you would like to participate and just don’t have the available funds at this time, please send us an email introducing yourself to [email protected], make a request for what you need and scholarships will be provided on an as available basis

SPONSORSHIP: Become a Collaborator by Sponsoring Emerging Leaders!

Collaboration IS our Superpower. Through your sponsorship, give voice and access to the type of collaborative leadership that is emerging and required for high impact action that solves the problems of our time.

Make a difference for our future generations by accelerating leadership development, and community-led approaches to problem solving.

We have sponsorship opportunities for traditional marketing exposure, tax-deductible investments in leadership, as well as opportunities to use your philanthropic funding for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Emerging or developing leadership in underestimated constituencies
Youth / Women / Native & Indigenous Peoples / NGO & Not-For Profit leaders

Leaders who have governance responsibility for communities, cities, or organizations.

People with ideas and passion for making our world a better place, who are longing to be connected to others, to amplify and accelerate the impact of new ideas and solutions for the benefit of us all.

Collaborative Sponsorship opportunities will include the stated number of delegate seats at the Summit in the shared accommodation delegate package category.  A $500 travel stipend is included in addition to the full delegate package for sponsored attendees. 

Sponsors can either designate their own delegates, direct us to choose from our qualified applicant pool of emerging leaders OR a combination of both. 

Sponsor Individuals (call for options) or groups as outlined below. 


  • 4 LIVE Delegate Seats, 

  • Product/Book Placement, 

  • Name on the Board of Collaborators Bronze Level 



  • 8 LIVE Delegate Seats

  • Designated Breakout area 

  • Product/Book Placement (Swag) 

  • Table/Station in the Imagination Store 

  • Name on the Board of Collaborators Silver Level 

  • CSR/ESG commitments published in Summit materials



  • 12 LIVE Delegate Seats, 

  • Designated Breakout Room w/facilitator 

  • Product/Book Placement (Swag)

  • Table/Station in the Imagination Store

  • Name on the Board of Collaborators Gold Level 

  • CSR/ESG commitments published in Summit materials

  • Named Sponsor on the Welcome Reception


All sponsorships will be processed through Money with Mission, a US based 501c3, and payments will be tax deductible. All amounts shown are in US Dollars.

Sponsorship can be handled anonymously if desired, or can be listed in the various printed or online promotional materials before, at and after the Summit.


Contact Anne Peterson and her team via [email protected] to schedule a time to discuss your sponsorship. 

Once you submit registration for your participation in the Imagining in Action Summit Collaborator program and it is approved, you will be asked to make your payment. 

Following payment our team will contact you to collect what is needed to add you and/or your organization to the Board of Collaborators and fill your open seats.