Are you seeking a greater sense of self, health, vision or community — or all of the above? If so, Voice & Exit 2014 might be just the positive and transformational event you need to get you moving in a wonderful new direction. This “celebration of human flourishing” returns to the Austin Music Hall and Ballet Austin on June 21, 2014 after a successful 2013 debut. With visionary speakers, interactive breakouts, and a festival with live musical and acrobatic performances, this event is about exploring, celebrating and implementing “ideas that enable people to find well-being, life meaning and stronger connection to others.” Sounds fascinating, compelling and just a little strange, right? According to one observer, “It’s like TED had a lovechild with Cirque du Soleil.”
|Speaker Steven Kotler|
Through short talks, breakout sessions and an evening festival, attendees of the one-day event will explore twelve dimensions, including mind, body, spirit, play and community. Among the event’s speakers, Steven Kotler, author of The Rise of Superman, will help audiences explore “flow hacking”: finding optimal professional or athletic performance through positive psychology. The Paleo Manifesto author John Durant will discuss how the popular diet is not just a fad, but also a fundamental starting point for a more natural way to eat and live. Dave Asprey, “The Bulletproof Executive,” will explore ways he improves health, well-being and cognitive performance through personal experimentation.
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|Electronic artist Govinda|
Other themes include disruptive innovation, crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, seasteading, biohacking, startup cities, optimal health, alternative education, and more. For the finale, guests will enjoy live musical performances — all among acrobatics and exhibitors. Electronic artist and violinist Govinda will headline the nighttime festival.
Check out the Voice & Exit blog for more information and articles on topics that will be explored at the event. You can also watch videos from last year’s event to get a better idea of what to expect.
Free Fun in Austin has two tickets to Voice & Exit 2014 to give away! The lucky winner and a friend will have access to the event’s Seeds (1–4 PM), Sprouts (5–7:30 PM), and Blooms (8 PM–midnight) — a value of over $200!
Event schedule — Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 12 noon to 12 midnight at the Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces St., Austin, 78701):
- Seeds, 1–4 PM: short, inspiring talks from visionary speakers
- Sprouts, 5–7:30 PM: breakout sessions to explore ideas in depth
- Blooms, 8 PM–midnight: the evening festival, featuring live musical and acrobatic performances and more
Be sure to “Like” Voice & Exit on Facebook — you’ll not only get updates on the event, you’ll also get an extra entry in the giveaway!
To enter our Voice & Exit giveaway, simply fill out the form below. One winner will be selected using random.org on Monday, June 16, 2014 and notified by email. Click here for the contest rules.
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Catherine A. Morris is a writer as well as a once-and-future teacher, musician, jogger and triathlete living in southwest Austin, Texas. Yes, most of her former passions and pastimes have given way, at least for now, to her current, main passion and pastime: caring for her two kids, toddler Pearl and baby Zephyr. Pearl and Zeph make Catherine and her husband laugh (and cry) on a daily basis, and give Catherine plenty of good reasons to seek out free, fun activities to keep everyone alive, engaged and happy from one moment to the next.