The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History
A man who has always been in the right place at the right time, Larry Brilliant has engaged with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world, including Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji), Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Wavy Gravy, the Grateful Dead, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. His life’s journey across continents has resulted in the direct involvement of some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: the eradication of smallpox in India, curing blindness in over 4 million people, introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, launching Google’s philanthropic enterprises, and much, much more.
Now for the first time, Brilliant reflects on his remarkable life and his extraordinary experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary.
As he recalls the past fifty years and all that he has seen and done, this masterful storyteller offers transformative messages of wisdom and compassion that will inspire everyone to work towards a better, more brilliant existence. His is a truly cinematic and fun journey—and a profound search for meaning that provides a new perspective on what it means to be engaged with life’s most important questions.
Praise for Sometimes Brilliant
"Filled with inspiration and humor."
"One of the best books I've ever read, period."
"His life story is nothing short of remarkable."
"A rare bridge between science and spirituality."
"Honest, forthright and entertaining."
"A mesmerizing read."
"Hard to put down and easy to feel inspired."
"A wildly inspiring, wondrous, improbable, heart-breaking and triumphant tale."
"Read it and cry. Read it and laugh. Read it and be in awe."
IVY: The Social University
As a world-renowned epidemiologist, technologist, founder, author, first Executive Director of Google.Org, and current Chairman of Skoll Global Threats Fund, Dr. Larry Brilliant certainly lives up to his name. Join us to learn about his inspiring life story and get invaluable lessons on How to Live A Spiritual Life and Get S**t Done!
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ASDS Annual Meeting, Keynote
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM