Our past events

CONNECT - April 5th and 6th, 2019
MANIFEST - April 13th, 2018
CONNECT - January 6th, 2018
Quarterly Dinner - October 28, 2017
Quarterly Dinner - May 2017


We don’t have any upcoming events, but stay tuned.
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applying brain science and design,
surrounded by nature

CHANGE is a unique neuroscience design training center by engagedIN, atop 160 acres of redwoods, creeks, and trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our faculty of top neuroscientists and designers offer cutting-edge insights and techniques in behavior change to health industry thought leaders and innovators.

We also host a variety of events. We hold quarterly thoughtleader dinners to gather leaders in the field for networking and edgy experiences we design to awaken creativity and joy. CHANGE is also being used increasingly for corporate off-sites and product design workshops with our design customers. 

we work in nature

We are fortunate to “work” – if you can call it that because we love what we do – in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains of California. While we enjoy 360 degree pristine ridgeline views, CHANGE is just a 25 minute drive from Los Gatos, and easily accessible from the Bay Area. 

We call our habitat CHANGE, in homage to the constant change life brings, and draw inspiration and creativity from majestic redwoods, coveys of quail, and acorn-munching deer. With miles of hiking trails surrounding the facility, we often step out into the open air for “slow brain” time in nature.

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"If you are working on a healthcare experience, you owe it to yourself and your users to visit Kyra and her team at CHANGE. Her methods will lead you to the elegant, intuitive and usable experience that your users deserve."

Howard Look, CEO and Founder of Tidepool

Don't just take our word for it

There's a ton of scientific and social proof that nature is great for your brain! Check out some of our favorites here:

The Guardian

National Geographic

PNAS & Stanford Study

come on over

We believe CHANGE is meant to be a restorative place, shared with like-minded Changemakers.  Please join us at one of our upcoming events, or inquire how to host your own event here!
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santa cruz mountains

Nestled in the redwoods, CHANGE is just 25 minutes from Los Gatos, easily accessible from the Bay Area.