David Filice is a 20-year veteran of the music industry where he has served as a multi-faceted bass player and producer, songwriter, engineer, and music educator. His powerful work ethic, combined with this dynamic mindset of curiosity, adaptability, and openness to new musical vistas, has led to an extraordinary career touring and performing with multiple platinum and Grammy-winning artists; composing music for film and TV, writing and producing for other artists, and playing key creative roles in several dynamic personal recording projects.
David has performed worldwide in venues ranging from small clubs to stadiums and arenas. And has had the opportunity to witness and perform for many different cultures of people, seeing how people come together to experience music. The one language we all understand. Through his journey in the competitive music market of Los Angeles, and his experience surviving and recovering from one of the deadliest and most tragic concert disasters in US History, David’s talks offer profound insights into overcoming challenges and finding strength in the face of adversity.
Now after twenty years of travel and living in the Wild West of the music industry, David Filice is taking the places he has gone, and the deep lessons of life he has absorbed, and sharing it with audiences.
SIGNATURE KEYNOTE: CONNECTIVITY IN THE MODERN WORLD
Connection is one of the fundamentals of health. The digital revolution has brought on a drastic change in how we relate and connect with each other, creating challenges we have never experienced before. After a quarter century, we are finally seeing the sociological side effects of this shift. And the results seem to be we are less tolerant, more divided, and less connected than ever. Both personally, and in community. Our new interconnected existence has led to a public health crisis of loneliness, and mental health issues. Issues that deeply affect our overall sense of safety and wellbeing. New digital distractions have also come with a cost of shortened attention spans and created new challenges of daily focus and productivity.
It’s more than time for a change. A reexamining of this new way of life, and a recalibration of what is important. Regaining a sense of empathy and understanding for others, which is hard to get communicating from behind a screen; so people can better connect with themselves, their immediate environment, and the expanded world around them in a more healthy, constructive, and productive way. And more fluently work, and communicate together in allyship and partnership, with a greater understanding why that is vital to our progress. Learning how to make this new landscape an asset instead of a detriment to quality of life. And rethinking connectivity in the modern world.
Meaningful connections with friends, family, and loved ones provide a safe space for individuals to express themselves authentically, receive validation, and find comfort in times of distress. This emotional support network acts as a buffer against stress, anxiety, and depression, ultimately contributing to overall mental well-being.
Empathy and Understanding
Human connection is the cornerstone of collaboration and personal growth. By connecting with individuals who possess different skill sets, knowledge, and experiences, we open ourselves up to new ideas and opportunities for learning. Collaborative efforts fueled by human connection have the power to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and bring about positive change in various fields.
Collaboration and Growth
During challenging times, the strength of human connection becomes particularly evident. In times of adversity, individuals often rally together, offering support, resources, and a collective sense of resilience. Whether it is a local community responding to a natural disaster or a global movement advocating for social justice, the power of human connection fuels a shared determination to overcome obstacles and create a better future.