From 7|31 – 8|1, Loews Hotel in the heart of Hollywood became the playground of some of the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential minds. Brought together by the invite-only PTTOW!‘s face man Roman Tsunder, these world-leading minds mingled with aspiring marketers, entrepreneurs, leaders, change-makers, and risk-takers with a sole purpose: Make the World a Better Place.



Unlike any other professional conference, WORLDZ blends topics spanning from the creative arts, leadership, philanthropy, marketing, holistic care, and cutting edge design and throws it all together for the purpose of redefining play, rediscovering wonder, and losing sight of the shore (a proper theme borrowed from Andre Gide).



2017 marked the event’s second chapter and saw an increase from 800 to 1,200 attendees. Yet, the group felt like family – made clear from Roman’s opening remarks on Radical Inclusion and how looking out for one another is the highest order. Perhaps the most remarkable takeaway from the conference is the amount of people who were willing to thrust themselves into the ever-changing ocean of culture – though filled with fear, confusion, and doubts – hoping and knowing that coming out on the other side will prove fruitful. The type of positive energy this amalgamation of risk-takers gave off was, in short, contagious.



In itself, WORLDZ stands out solely for the culture it attracts. The event draws together a wide-ranging group of professionals with the common factor of an ever-willingness to help. The “brain dates” (self-organized 1:1s or small group sessions) feature made this all the more evident. One of the brain dates we attended had the topic of: “How do we save the world?” that quickly delved into philosophical territory of what is the biggest problem with our society and ended with creative brainstorming on how to support failure as it pertains to learning, inspiring people to listen to their heart and passions, and bringing those concepts into reality. If nothing else, we all came to the conclusion that there are things in life we still want to do and the only way to be happy is to do it (as opposed to hoping tomorrow will have better set plans).



From forward discourse on entrepreneurship and playing to your strengths with Gary Vaynerchuk; to techniques for how be a better leader with Jim Kwik; to discussions on actionable alternatives across the spectrum of environment, racial awareness, gender equality, and gun violence hosted by the Young Turks; to creative mind-play for leadership growth with In-Q and Perestroika; to expert case studies on how to reach the masses with Raja Rajamannar; to navigating a sea of controversy for a greater purpose with MedMen and Cannakids; to inspiring ideation on designing with social awareness with Parley; and to informative remembrance of what it means to truly be human with Daniel Flynn and Deborah Dugan; the workshop and discussion package that WORLDZ brought to the its attendees was thoroughly curated and poignant to our time. Most of all, it was refreshing to be a part of a culture hellbent on saving our world in the midst of the turmoil and crassness we are bombarded with thanks to modern tech and media.




It is hard to boil WORLDZ down in terms of its scope and reach because the information dispensed can really apply to anything, but it is easy to say: don’t miss the opportunity come 2018. The nature of WORLDZ is something entirely new; the speakers have all pushed the envelop of what it means to live in our time and are willing to share all of their techniques (better read as: saving the planet is our call to action, and WORLDZ is at the ready to help instill that for generations to come). Roman Tsunder hinted at 9 total chapters in this voyage. There are 7 more left. We’re just getting started. We hope to see you along the hero’s journey to our better world.





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Touted as “A Harvard for Culture”, WORLDZ is a culture marketing summit and community that follows the ideal of bridging worlds to change them for the better. They do this by gathering thought-leaders, social-provokers, and change activists in Music, Tech, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship under the prominent umbrella of Culture to break down barriers and help guide the world through blue ocean initiatives toward a positive future.


Their mission: To Reinvent the World.


Their offer: Learn from the best how to create world shaping projects and ignite transformational partnerships.


The summit takes place July 31 and August 1 in Los Angeles and will host speaker series, workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities at the forefront of the world. Apply now to begin your personal journey toward transformation!


7/20/17 STARTUP PROGRAM debut:
The Startup Masters Program is debuting this year. It is designed to give the community direct access to VENTURE CAPITALISTS, MEDIA COMPANIES, BRANDS, AND INFLUENCERS. If you’re a rising star of tomorrow (damn right you are), you’d be wise to take advantage of the below Master Team. Use the code WZStartUp when you register!

Select WORLDZ Masters & Titans scheduled to participate:
Marcus Shingles – CEO, XPRIZE Foundation
Gary Vaynerchuk – CEO, VaynerMedia
Chris Altchek – CEO, Mic.
Sharon Profis – Executive Editor, CNET
Bob Pittman – CEO & Chairman, iHeartMedia
Dr. Deepak Chopra – Founder of Chopra Foundation
Marc Ecko – Chief Brand & Creative Officer, Complex Networks
David Baga – Chief Business Officer, Lyft
Tom Punch – Chief Commercial & Creative Officer, VICE Media
Werner Brell – Chief Engagement Officer, Samsung
Raja Rajamannar – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, MasterCard
Sid Mathur – Chief Strategy & Development Office, Mattel, Inc.
Peter Pham – Co-Founder & Partner, Science Inc.
Alexis Ohanian – Co-Founder, Reddit
David Messinger – Co-Head, CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency
Jon Buscemi – Creative Director, Buscemi LLC.
Bob Safian – Editor-in-Chief & Managing Director, Fast Company
Camille Hackney – EVP, Brand Partnerships & Licensing, Atlantic Records
Cristina Mancini – EVP, Technology & Creative Strategy, 21st Century Fox
Michael Lazerow – Founder, LAZEROW Ventures
Jeff Miller – Head of Creative Strategy, Snapchat – 7xGrammy Award-winning Artist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Kandee Johnson – Beauty & Lifestyle Expert & Creator, Kandee Johnson
Hunter Walk – Founder, Partner, Homebrew


5/30/2017 PHASE TWO release: – 7x Grammy Award-winning Artist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Diana Nyad – Record-Breaking Endurance Athlete & Sports Journalist Stephen Attenborough – Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Galactic Shelley Zalis – CEO & Founder, The Girls’ Lounge Nick Foster – Head of Industrial Design, X Randy Freer – COO & President, Fox Networks Group Donny Makower – President, RED Interactive Agency Rives – Co-Host, TED Joe Desena – CEO & Founder, Spartan Race Marlies Dekkers – CEO & Founder, Marlies Dekkers Lingerie Jim Kwik – Founder, Kwik Learning & SuperheroYou Kevin Bailey – President, Asia Pacific, VF Corporation Mark Weinstein – SVP & Global Head of Loyalty & Partnerships, Hilton Worldwide Charlie Engle – President, Charlie Engle Inc. & Ultramarathon Runner & Author of “Running Man” Jeff Kearl – CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder, Stance Ryan Wilson Street Artist ThankYouX


The entire PHASE ONE line up boasts:
(RED) CEO Deborah Dugan – GIRLBOSS CEO & Founder Sophia Amoruso – VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk – Maverick Music President Greg Thompson – 11 Time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater – TV Personality Sal Masekela – National Poetry Slam Champion & Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter IN-Q – Polar Explorer, Climate Advocate & Photographer Sebastian Copeland – Microsoft Chief Storyteller Steve Clayton – Discovery Communications Chief Creative Officer Derek Koenig – Revilo Park CEO & Founder Oliver Luckett – United Nations Foundation CEO & President Kathy Calvin – Shaun White Enterprises CEO & 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White – REVOLT Media & TV Vice Chairman Andre Harrell – Pandora CMO Nick Bartle – PTTOW! Co-Founder Terry Hardy – Samsung Chief Engagement Officer Werner Brell – Buscemi LLC. Founder, Head of Creative Jon Buscemi – 100 Things Inspirationalist Sebastian Terry – Homebrew Partner Hunter Walk – XPRIZE CEO Marcus Shingles – H.Wood Group Co-Founder John Terzian – Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter President John Amato – Deutsch Inc Chief Digital Officer Winston Binch – Teavana (Starbucks) President Bernard Acoca – Interlude CEO & Founder Yoni Bloch – Laurel & Wolf CEO & Founder Leura Fine – Mobilium CEO & Chairman Ralph Simon – Omaze CEO & Co-Founder Ryan Cummins – Two Twelve Management & Marketing CEO & President Scott Feldman – Malala Fund CEO & Co-Founder Shiza Shahid – SPMB Partner Becky Stein – Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian – Gen Next, Inc. CEO Michael Davidson – uBeam CEO & Founder Meredith Perry – The DoLaB // Lightning in a Bottle Festival // Lucent Dossier Experience Co-Founder & Founder Dream Rockwell – AllSaints CEO William Kim – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc CEO Dirk Ahlborn – Audi Chief Communications Officer & SVP Jeri Ward – Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Marketing Co-Head David Messinger – BIG Bjarke Ingels Group Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels – Universal Music Group EVP & Head of Universal Music Group & Brands, USA Mike Tunnicliffe – VICE Media Chief Commercial & Creative Officer Tom Punch – Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal – Amusement Park Chief Creative Officer & Chairman Jimmy Smith – Life Is Beautiful CEO Justin Weniger – Gumball 3000 CEO & Founder Maximillion Cooper – LAZEROW Ventures Founder Michael Lazerow – Viacom Media Networks EVP, Marketing Strategy & Engagement Ross Martin – Halo Neuroscience CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Daniel Chao – Fast Company Editor & Managing Director Bob Safian – Dubfire DJ Ali Shirazina – Tender Greens CEO & Co-Founder Erik Oberholtzer – Claire’s Place Foundation // The Clairity Project Founder Claire Wineland – Chester French Vocalist and Songwriter David-Andrew Wallach – Thankyou Co-Founder & Managing Director Daniel Flynn – Marlies Dekkers CEO & Founder Marlies Dekkers – Sword Swallower Brett Loudermilk – ThankYouX Street Artist Ryan Wilson – Square Former Co-Founder & Director Jim McKelvey – Misdirectors Guild, Inc. Magician, Puzzler, Producer David Kwong – Two Bit Circus Founder Brent Bushnell – Turner Sports VP & General Manager, eSports Christina Alejandre