Emerging REALITY is a transformative leadership experience in Israel specifically designed for leaders in the areas of augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer vision, blockchain and immersive media creation who appreciate the value of collaboration, camaraderie and imagination.

This trip offers you, the builders of new worlds, a unique opportunity to step into an ancient and historical world that is simultaneously bustling with the high energy of a thriving tech ecosystem and Start-up Nation. This country is proving to be on the forefront of emerging technologies and this experience is one-of-a-kind, telling the modern story of Israel through the first-hand study of its history, diversity and cultural achievement.

Having the chance to visit Israel’s most sacred and storied sites will allow you to reflect on the past while also putting you in touch with the present as you challenge yourself to think deeper about your role as a leader and creator.

Throughout the week, you will be introduced to leading Israeli professionals in the field and participate in activities related to emerging technologies and leadership development. There will also be opportunities to share your wisdom with other influential entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders in the same space, including those based in Israel.

Our hope is that you return home with a deeper understanding of the values that drive you as a leader and new ideas for making an even greater impact in your communities.


Emerging REALITY is an all-expenses paid* journey through Israel

Registration Fee: *$950 USD (non-refundable), to be paid upon receiving acceptance.

# of Participants: 40-50, including 4 facilitators

# of Days: 8 days (10 including travel days before and after the journey)

Leadership Activities: Each activity is a highly personal and professional learning experience that can provide valuable insights into your strengths as a leader while also highlighting key areas for further development.

Guiding Questions: These four questions will serve as reflective touchstones throughout

  • What does it mean to be a leader in the face of extreme challenge?
  • What disparities exist in society? Why?
  • What values drive leaders of social change?
  • How do our leadership qualities, our values and our perceptions of what’s broken in this world help us to make decisions about the future?

What’s Included

  • 3 meals per day
  • 7 night accommodations
  • Leadership development activities, and excursions
  • Coach transport
  • Round trip plane ticket (between your home city and Tel Aviv)
  • Basic travel health insurance

Itinerary:  Check out this year’s itinerary to get a sense of the journey keeping in mind that the itinerary for 2018 is still evolving.

Apply - Applications now closed for 2018


To apply, you must be:

  1. An influencer (professional position, credentials and/or social media following);
  2. In the emerging technologies space (AR, VR, AI, robotics, computer vision, blockchain, immersive media creation);
  3. Interested in, or connected to, Israel and/or Jewish life; 
  4. Between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of the journey; and
  5. An asset to the REALITY community through your expertise, leadership experience and commitment to repair the world.