JOIN US AT ESALEN INSTITUTE - September 3rd-8th 2017


Shifting the Paradigm: This intensive is focused on the nexus of transformation and innovation. The reality revolution and the mindfulness movement are powerful change agents that can be utilized to benefit the very evolution of our species.

In September, we bring together industry leaders in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality worlds to the birthplace of the human potential movement. There, we will explore what's to come and help shape the future of this technology and industry. We will examine how to embrace the benefits of the reality revolution while staying connected to ourselves, to those around us and to planet earth.

One of the most powerful resources humans possess is attention, the capacity to direct and concentrate the mind on ideas, questions, and innovation. Our versions of 'reality' are often so fast paced that we gloss over this fundamental fact.  

What happens when we choose to hone and deepen the quality of our attention? How might we tend to ourselves, to each other, to planet earth while embracing emerging technologies? Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities integrated with mindful attention have the potential to provide us with better tools, expanding our capacity for enrichment, achievement and success. As the human race rapidly accelerates, can we embrace the limitless potential these resources offer while utilizing them as anchors to grounded well-being and as doorways to impact initiatives?


Join us September 3rd-8th 2017 at one of the most stunning destinations in the world, Esalen Institute. 

“Esalen is more than a retreat center or an educational institute. Anchored by the inspiring beauty of Big Sur and an unparalleled intellectual history, Esalen is a world-wide network of seekers who look beyond dogma to explore deeper spiritual possibilities; forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths for change.”

Esalen has a storied past as a center for East meets West philosophy, the human potential movement, wisdom practices, home away from home for the beat poets, and much more. It is the perfect location to launch an exploration of a technology that will change the way we experience our fundamental nature as humans and establish an ethical, equitable foundation for an industry with the potential to change the world.



Last year at our inaugral Summit event, we were honored that Chip Conley closed our week together at Esalen with a "Where do we go from here?" Q & A session. 

Fitting that to have ended our time together with one of our most progressive and pragmatic wisdom keepers.

A Board Member at both Burning Man and Esalen Institute and Strategic Advisor to the Founders of Airbnb.

He pioneered and defined the boutique hospitality experience through his brand of properties Joie de Vivre Hotels.

He is also an author of several books that blur the lines between entrepreneurship & philosophy, including "How To Get Your Mojo from Maslow".


We view this experience as a both a participatory industry immersive and personal retreat to explore our inner and outer worlds with like-minded peers.


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This Summit is an industry immersive and space is limited. If you would like to join us, please complete the APPLICATION process by clicking JOIN US below.

We will respond as soon as we are able. Upon acceptance, you will be provided with a code which will allow you to complete the registration process. 


Our program has two essential qualities. First, we have curated an eclectic mix of engaged programming looking at empathy, diversity, women's influence in the industry, sound design, VR4Good, neuroscience, exponential tech, virtual worlds, culture creation and the nature of reality, as well as inviting participant ignite talks and an unconference experience.

The second is to inform our program through a weaving and invitation of self-care and discovery that Esalen uniquely offers. Opportunities for meditation, awareness practices, yoga, soaking in natural hot springs and nature experiences will be essential components of our program. And of course, we highly recommend treating yourself to an Esalen Massage during your stay.


Our intention is for this to be a participatory experience and that deeper connections to your fellow participants is one of the greatest takeaways from this experience, please let us know who you would want to share this experience with and if you would like to lead a session in the application form.






IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND the Summit, please complete the application asap as we were honored to be oversubscribed in 2016.



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