If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique container different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge. We have invited selective voices to speak to some of the most pressing issues of our time in a vibrant forum of lecture, Q&A, and idea sharing. In Science, Technology and Critical Self-reflection in a Changing World, we will engage in short lightning talks by visiting teachers and skilled content experts who will discuss how advancements in science and technology are rapidly changing the way we understand and experience the world. Visiting presenters from Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) will bring cutting-edge research from UC Santa Cruz to the reflective and thought-provoking environment of Esalen in short but impactful lecturettes that end in Q&A and conversation among the audience. A Friday reception will kick off the weekend, and on Sunday participants will share a closing brunch for self-directed conversations and check-in. Scheduled gathering time will be significantly less than traditional workshops to allow for participation in movement and meditation classes, healing arts and hot springs, and the natural beauty of Esalen. Presenters are subject to change.