Life Chiropractic College West’s 5th annual The WAVE conference provided cutting-edge information from within and beyond the chiropractic profession to over 1,200 attendees on Aug 7-8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport. The event inspired and educated chiropractors and their teams with the necessary business knowledge to develop a thriving and fulfilling practice and find a deeper life purpose.
Highlights of this year’s WAVE included keynote presentations from high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the man who walked between the Twin Towers in 1974. His talk was on the exact anniversary of his famous walk 41 years ago. Petit had members of the audience laughing, learning and thinking throughout. Author Carmine Gallo, who wrote the best-selling book ‘Talk like Ted’, was another popular speaker at the event. Additionally, Neuro-Linguistic Programming expert Marvin Oka drew large crowds. Shilo Harris stole the show while sharing his personal story about serving and being injured in Iraq. His story was about the resilience of the human spirit and the healing power of the human body.
The WAVE, known for providing outstanding content from within the chiropractic profession, featured some key chiropractic speakers, including thought-leaders like Dr. Don Epstein, Dr. Scott Rosa, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani, Dr. Deed Harrison, Dr. Phil McMaster, Dr. Ted Carrick, and many more.
While the focus was on learning more about chiropractic and hearing inspirational keynote speakers, attendees spent time enjoying the special parties and events happening during the WAVE.
Additionally, Life West had the opportunity to celebrate some amazing individuals throughout The WAVE program.
The 2015 awards presented were:
- Student of the Year – Katie Schlein
- International Alumni of the Year – Dr. Fernando Azevedo
- Alumni of the Year – Dr. Michael Zabelin
The Heroes and Legend’s Gala
The celebratory evening focused on great chiropractors of the past and great leaders right now. Attendees were invited to contribute to a campaign to invest in a major renovation to the Life West Health center. The night resulted in over $140,000 in generous pledges and gifts toward the health center renovations with the help of its 300 attendees.
During the Gala we celebrated some important contributions to the Life West Community:
- Life West Clinician of the Year – Dr. Ariel Thorpe
- Champion Doctor of the Year – Dr. Danny Gambino
- New Champion Doctor of the Year – Dr. Angel Ochoa-Rea
- Student Champion of the Year – Jenessa Dyke
- Champion All Stars – Dr. Ryan Sweet, Dr. Rebecca Nystrom, Drs. Mary and Ron Oberstein, Dr. Eric McKillican, Dr. Dave Butters, Dr. Timothy Gay
Incredible India Event
The closing night, the Incredible India event attracted over 400 attendees into a high-energy evening to celebrate the rich culture of South Asia.
Guests were greeted with a shower of rose petals tossed by traditionally dressed ladies.
Attendees decorate their hands with natural Indian temporary tattoos from Henna and got to dress up at the photo station which transported guests to the streets of Bombay in a moment. Rangoli artwork, a traditional Indian floor artwork using colorful sands, was another popular activity.
Guests were treated to exotic food from celebrity Chef Arvind Bhargava of Turmeric Restaurant in Sunnyvale. Chef Bhargava has cooked for world leaders including King of Jordan, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, President Clinton, and Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
Latin-Indian fusion pioneer, Giju John performed his new single, Mas’ Bhangraton, featuring Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Mixman Shawn. The nation’s hottest Indian fitness craze, BollyX put on an amazing upbeat performance preceded by Trisha Chhanganlal Kapadia, LTR Dance doing traditional Kathak dancing to modern Bollywood music.
In addition to the entertainment, Incredible India honored Indian-Americans doing something incredible. NRI Institute’s Manu Jagmohan Singh presented an appreciation award to Life West’s India Club during the program and the evening’s festivities were emceed by journalist Anser Hassan, who works with ABC.
Gear up now for the WAVE 2016
If you are interested in signing up for the WAVE 2016, please check out the early bird rates available now. For more information or to register for the 2016 conference, visit: www.lifewestwave.com