Lightning in a Bottle Reveals Robust Learning & Culture Programming for 2018

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Mon March 12, 2018 | 10:10 AM

Lightning in a Bottle is the very definition of a choose-your-own-adventure novel come to life. There's also some fascinating, educational, whimsical or downright silly thing happening in any corner of the festival at any hour of the day. That means your days and nights are filled way more than simply clocking hours on the dance floor. Lightning in a Bottle is renowned as one of the premier multi-faceted boutique festivals in the nation, and that's because the same thoughtful curation that goes into their musical lineups also goes into their learning and culture programming.

This week Lightning in a Bottle revealed its learning and culture programming for this year, making it clear that festies will have full schedules come May 23-28, 2018. The Compass and the Learning Kitchen are the festival's epicenters for all this educational fun, and it's there you'll find Talks & Discussions surrounding activism, cutting edge creativity, magic & ritual arts, reclaiming the media, or explore plant medicine, unlocking human potential, and the future of money. For anyone craving hands-on education with everyday use, you can learn to create Divine Plant-Based Breakfasts, the power of Sprouting, Tonics, Vegan Sauces, and Curry, or learn the skills of Earth Arts and Holistics Health & Sexuality.

Lightning In A Bottle 2018 Learning Culture Lineup

Throughout the weekend, a roster of iconic teachers and mentors will provide festival-goers with entertaining and fascinating learning moments. Activist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Medicine Woman & Sundance Chief Carmen Vicente, Activist & Founder of Indigenous Environmental Network Tom Goldtooth, filmmaker and Founder of Juniors Jerrold Ridenour, New Paradigm Astrology’s Kaypacha, Creator of Center of the Cycle Meditations Biet Simkin, and many more visionaries in alternative education, nourishment, and creativity are some of the few who will be in attendance.

This year, the fest has taken special care in curating programming around of-the-moment topics, including discussions on Living in Space with NASA Astrobiologist Dr. Michael Lee and Climate Scientist Dr. Nathan Walworth, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence with co-founder and CEO of CivicFeed Nick Loui and NEXUS Global Strategist Wes Wittkamper, and a look into Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming with Co-founder of Drawdown and Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute Amanda Ravenhill.

Which classes are right for you?The best way to find out is to simply dive in.

Lightning in a Bottle takes place May 23-28, 2018, in Bradley, California. Tickets are available here.