February 23 - March 4, 2018
Constantine Kitsopoulos, Music Director

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Peter Diamandis

Authors & Ideas: Peter Diamandis, Bestselling author and Founder of the X Prize Foundation – Transforming Scarcity to Abundance

Wednesday: 7:00 PM – February 28, 2018, Mizner Park Amphitheater

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014, he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine.  In the field of innovation, Diamandis is Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight. He is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.   In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroid for precious materials. He is also the Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero-Gravity Corporation.  Finally, in the field of education, Diamandis is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies and their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.  He is the New York Times bestselling author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World
Peter H. Diamandis
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Peter H. Diamandis Founder, Exec. Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation Founder, Exec. Chairman, Singularity University

In 2014 Fortune Magazine named Peter Diamandis as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions.  He is also the Co-Founder & Exec Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world’s leaders on exponentially growing technologies. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started 17 companies. He is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroid for fuels and precious materials. Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance & BOLD.  He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from the MIT, and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In Fall of 2016 the Greek Government honored Diamandis by issuing a 1.2 Euro stamp into circulation bearing his photograph.

2018 SCHEDULE

Friday, February 23rd
- 7:30 PM

Concert: Kathleen Battle, soprano, Lynn Philharmonia, Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, February 24th
- 8:00 PM

Concert: Itzhak Perlman - In the Fiddler's House
A Klezmer Celebration
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, February 25th
- 4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Hannah Tinti, Bestselling author of “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” and “The Good Thief,”  and founder and editor of One Story magazine - Cabinets of Wonder
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, February 25th
- 7:00 PM

Concert - Grupo Compay Segundo, Iconic band from Havana
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Monday, February 26th
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Richard Haas, Author & President, Council on Foreign Relations - A World In Disarray: Causes, Consequences, Choices
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Tuesday, February 27th
- 7:00 PM

TBA
Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, February 28th
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Peter Diamandis, Bestselling author and Founder of the X Prize Foundation - Transforming Scarcity to Abundance
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Thursday, March 1st
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: T Bone Burnett, Award-winning songwriter, producer & performer - On the Road with T Bone Burnett: Stories, Music & Movies
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Friday, March 2nd
- 7:30 PM

Concert: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends "New Worlds"
An evening of music, poetry and prose
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, March 3rd
- 4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: James Marshall, documentary film producer - The American Dream Project
Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 3rd
- 8:00 PM

Concert: Chad Hoopes, violin; Nikolay Khozyainov, piano
The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, March 4th
- 6:00 PM

Film with Orchestra: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater