The goal of ESH Media is to cut down the time between new-found

knowledge and the impact it can make


We create formats for conferences, gatherings and shows, and publish impact-focused content.

Our goal is to develop media that features new knowledge, changes views, and goes beyond the ideas to influencing.

ESH is a purpose-driven media venture and all profits are reinvested in our social mission – this way we are independent, self-sustainable, and we have full editorial freedom.


It’s about getting the right actionable ideas
to the right people in the right time and the right way.

original conference & show formats



Co-hosted by Professor of Behavioral Economics and bestselling author Dan Ariely, and ESH founder and curator Maya Elhalal-Levavi, Bubbles is a late-night format that mixes hard questions about life with whisky, music and humor.

The ESH Gathering

A carefully-selected group of pioneers from diverse fields and from around the world get together for an immersive weekend in a remote location to debate visions for the future.

It’s for people who can’t help but wonder: if the right group of people with the right minds got together in the right way, what could happen?

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We seek out the most knowledgable people asking the best questions,
those whose thinking, experience and skill position them to be a leading voice.

Professional Conference Services

We take everything we know from developing original formats and offer forward-thinking organizations a set of professional conference services. This way we can feature more bold thinkers and create a good stage for many more ideas-whose-time-has-come.

The professional conference services we offer include:

Conference Format Development

When we’re asked to develop a content-centric-event, we start by gaining a deep understanding of a client’s culture, values and goals. We like to have as much context as possible. We want to know the ecosystem, relevant industry trends, the client’s products, market, and who their users are. Finally we want to know how they measure success, and the specific behavior they want to influence.

Then, we run the brief through the ESH format development process and come up with a detailed blueprint that’s designed around a client’s goal.

The format begins long before the first speaker walks on the stage and the conversation is carried forward after the event by the community.

Next we curate speakers for the conference program.

Speaker Program Curation
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We seek out the most knowledgable people asking the best questions, those whose thinking, experience and skill uniquely position them to be a leading voice. Our goal is to tell the overarching story of the conference theme with a diverse and well-balanced lineup of speakers. Some are established authority, big names, known published authors, and often we love to surprise the room with new voices and undiscovered talents.

Next we work with the speakers to develop their talk.

1-OF-A-KIND Keynote™
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This is where ESH magic happens. We work with speakers to develop a talk or a workshop that can only be given that day, in that venue, to the very specific mix of people in the room, and for the purpose they got together that day. A you-had-to-be-there moment that can’t be reused, or re-lived by watching the video. A 1-OF-A-Kind Keynote – as we believe all talks should be.

Conference Format Licensing

Sometimes there’s no need to invent the wheel and the perfect format for the ideas a client wants to share with his audience is already out there. We know the space of formats internationally, how to license them, localize them, manage the relationship with the “mother-ship” and curate a program that fits the format.

"Amazing intellectual and personal openness throughout the event" [about The Behavioral Economics Summit For Startups]Hamutal Meridor
Hamutal Meridor‎Business Development at Palantir
"Amazing mix of presence, content and process." [about Failcon]Yanki Margalit
Yanki MargalitSocial entrepreneur, Investor, Chairman SpaceIL
"It was an incredible afternoon and the hosting of the event was absolutely stunning!” [about Failcon]Chilik Hochberg
Chilik HochbergSenior Director, Head of Customer Success at BioCatch
"A spot-on mix of current, professional, sweet humor and marvels charm!" [about TED MED Live]Ariella Bechelet
Ariella BecheletCoordinator of TED MED Live Israel
"It was really an AMAZING evening. I laughed a lot, I cried a few good times – and I learned a lot, maybe even about myself." [about TED MED Live] Aviad Kaufman
Aviad KaufmanCEO and Founder RealView Imaging
"Your hosting was the "secret sauce" that took this event to the next level! Can't wait for next time." [about TED MED Live]Keren Elazari
Keren ElazariHacker, Cyber-Security Expert and TED MED Live 2014 speaker
"What an evening! – incredible women, incredible stories" [about TEDxTelAvivWomen]Dr. Shula Reccanati
Dr. Shula ReccanatiManaging Partner at GlenRock
"I was fascinated with the presence, wisdom and charm of the panel moderation" [about Saloona - Women in the Frontier conference] Shira Margalit
Shira MargalitChairwoman at Saloona
"It was a day of understanding, learning, creativity and inspiration, and of great conversations. When are you guys going to re-do it?" [about TEDxTelAviv] Bruno Giussani
Bruno GiussaniTED European director
"I was amazed by your strong performance that inspired us all and gave me personally the energies I needed" [about TED MED Live] Brigadier General Prof. Yitshak Kreiss
Brigadier General Prof. Yitshak Kreiss Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces and TED MED Live Speaker
"The host's natural charm and charisma radiated throughout the auditorium. One couldn't help but feel captivated!" [about Education For Excellence event]Benny Landa
Benny LandaEntrepreneur and Investor - LandaNano

Our goal is to create “aha” moments, when something sparks,
a mind is changed, and a step is taken in a better direction


We’re from Israel, the US, South America and South East Asia. We all speak digital, we’re location independent in making ESH Media vision happen, and we provide services globally, to English and Hebrew speaking clients.


Maya Elhalal-Levavi
ESH Founder & Curator


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