Festival Program

Location Independence: The Tie Which Binds Life with Work

Freedom X Fest invites together all major player of the Location Independent Movement with 100+ speakers and workshop facilitators, exhibitors and partner stages. With many additional activities such as outdoor swimming pool, hiking trails, lakes and dams, botanical gardens, a natural rock climbing wall, canyoning, farm animals, BBQ's and sports (football, kayaking, archery, badminton, volleyball).

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDSThe inaugural Location Independent Movement Awards (LIMA) that recognise the people and companies propelling the location independent movement forward.
GOING DEEPDebates, workshops & talks that delve into the depths of this movement and how it is revolutionising the way we work and live.
DANCE UNDER THE STARSLive music & DJ's with the background silhouette of the Pyrenees in the moonlight.
GLOBAL GATHERINGof leaders, visionaries, legends and change-makers.
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOODFood Trucks serving global dishes, massive Paella feasts and BBQ's.

Some of the topics we will be discussing and debating...

WORK

Freedom Fest X examines the transformation in the way we work, including topics such as:

The corporate world and how it is being impacted as companies question to what extent they incorporate flexible work practices into their workplace.
Leadership and management of distributed teams
Entrepreneurship and freelancing as a vehicle to a life of location independence
Remote work careers
Financial freedom and investments
Contribution and purposeful work towards humanity

And, more broadly, the future of work

LIFE

We look at how this new world of work is impacting upon our lifestyles and we dig deeply to understand the effects it is having upon society, including:

Relationships and how they can be deepened as couples can intertwine their lifestyles.
Family structures can be reinvented. Rather than one being the full-time 'stay at home parent' whilst the other commutes to the office each day, instead, parents can get 'the best of both worlds'.
Health and wellbeing at our workplace and personal lives, starting from our eating and consumption habits, exercise and working schedules.

BALANCE

During the festival we look at how work merges with life:

Lifestyle design and how we can live closer to our interests and passions, how we can live more proactively with direction and purpose, and how we can live with fulfillment.
Personal development and how we can grow as individuals to improve all facets of our lives including our professional development.

IT'S ALL JUST LIVING

What is life without enjoyment?!  Aside from the inspiring and educational workshops, talks, debates and courses, Freedom Fest X will be fun!

Live music, DJ's and dancing
Sports: volleyball, rock-climbing, football, canyoning, archery, kayaking, hiking, basketball
Yoga and body movement
Swimming and lazing in the Spanish sun
And plenty of spontaneous enjoyment!

WHAT'S ON?

Workshops, Talks, Interactive Discussions & Debates

EXPERT-LED PROGRAM

We have handpicked Leaders to share their knowledge, ideas and expertise in the following formats:

TALKSThought-provoking and eye-opening keynote talks designed for us to learn and be inspired
PANELSA select group of experts discuss and share their ideas
VIRTUALSome leaders unfortunately can’t make it to the Fest…but we still want to hear from them! They join us to do virtual talks and be on virtual panels
PODCAST INTERVIEWSPodcasters host shows and conduct interviews with the Fest attendees as their live audience!
WORKSHOPSHands-on & interactive, led by an expert workshop host, in marquee’s with stunning views of the valley below
DEMO COACHINGOne-on-One coaching with expert coaches in Personal Development, Lifestyle Design, Career and Business

 

INTERACTIVE & CROWDSOURCED PROGRAM

Topics & activities are proposed by the Fest attendees. Selected topics will be used in the following group formats:

FISHBOWL DISCUSSIONS

 

So many stimulating conversation topics to be shared at the Fest…many of which Festival attendees would like to get involved in. A fishbowl allows the WHOLE GROUP to participate in the discussion on a certain topic! More info on fishbowls here.
TENT TALKSIt’s time to get intimate! Small group conversations in our Tipi Tents are perfect for us to share thoughts, particularly those that might be more introverted and don’t feel comfortable sharing their opinions in the Fishbowl format.
VIRTUALSome leaders unfortunately can’t make it to the Fest…but we still want to hear from them! They join us to do virtual talks and be on virtual panels
PODCAST INTERVIEWSPodcasters host shows and conduct interviews with the Fest attendees as their live audience!
MASTERMINDSGet together to share our businesses, share our issues and get feedback, ideas & guidance from the Fest masterminds!
SKILL SHARESSo many talented people at the Fest it’s a perfect opportunity to share some skills! We have a marquee set up for your workshop!
POOLSIDE DRINKSNo doubt this will happen naturally – but, since we have such a stunning pool, we thought we should really take advantage of it…and have some (semi) formal activities around it!
The changing world of work
Format: Talk Speaker: Steve Munroe (Hubud)
#Future of Work #Workplace Flexibility #Location Independence

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New accommodation models for a new breed of traveler
Format: Panel Panelists: Sun & Co / Coconat / Mutinerie / Hotel Schani / Nectar
#Coliving #Accommodation Models #Entrepreneurship #The LIM

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E-residency – A New Digital Nation For Global Citizens
Format: Talk Speaker: Varun Sharma (E-Residency Estonia)
#Residency #Immigration #Visas #Digital Nomadism #location independent

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Distributed workforces, pros, cons and challenges.
Format: Talk Speaker: Gonçalo Silva (Doist)
#Distributed Workforces #Management #Remote Teams

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Workplace Flexibility in the Corporate World
Format: Panel Panelists: CEO’s, HR managers & employees within large corporations
#Workplace Flexibility #Corporations #Employee Experience

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Coworking Retreats – a dream business, but can you really make money from it?!
Format: Panel Panelists: Representatives of companies with a fusion of work/travel
#Entrepreneurship #Coworking Retreats #Startups

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Nomad Social Responsibility – to what extent should DN’s be considering their footprints?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest Attendees
#Impact #Social Responsibility #Digital Nomadism #Responsible Travel

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Planet of the Nomads – What are the hotspots, and upcoming digital nomad destinations?
Format: Panel Speaker: Experienced Digital Nomads
#Digital Nomadism #Exotic Coworking #Travel #Workations

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Location Independence For Good
Format: Panel Panelists: To be confirmed
#Impact #Social Responsibility #Location Independence

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“Should I work from beside the pool or the beach today?” Digital Nomad world problems
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Digital Nomadism #Lifestyle Design #Problem-Solving

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Screw your precious freedom! I am perfectly happy with my 9-5!
Format: Debate Presenters: Location Independent Worker VERSUS a 9-5 Employee
#Employee Engagement #Location Independence #Companies #9-5

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Remote work is soft! You have the hard skills but have you the soft skills required?
Format: Panel Panelists: Experienced remote workers
#Remote Work #Soft Skills #Education #Employment #Training

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Building a Digital Nomad Hub in a rural mountain resort- The Bansko Story
Format: Talk Speaker: Matthias Zeitler (Coworking Bansko)
#Entrepreneurship #Community # Digital Nomadism #Home Bases

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Traditional holiday destinations now welcoming working travellers
Format: Virtual Panel Panelists: Founders of coworking/coliving places in exotic destinations around the world
#Destination Coworking #Workations #New Tourism Models

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The Evolution of Business Travel
Format: Panel Panelists: People that work on distributed teams and who organize company get-togethers/retreats
#Company Retreats #Corporate Travel #Team Building #Incentives

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Past, Present & Future: Why the LIM came about, where is it at, and where is it headed?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#The LIM #Future #Why #Values #Vision #Predictions

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Work is no longer a place…or is it?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Future of Work #Work From Anywhere #Company Structures

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Management of remote teams – this is how we do it
Format: Panel Panelists: Distributed Companies
#Remote Teams #Distributed Workforces #Management

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From location independence to location responsibility: switching from a neo-colonial to a cross-cultural immersive mindset
Format: Talk Speaker: Diana Moret (Pandora Hub)
#Impact #responsibility #neocolonnialism

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The LIM is getting deep – Thought-provoking topics, controversial debates and stimulating ideas
Format: Virtual Panel Panelists:  Organizers of different conferences and events related to The LIM
#location independence #events #ideas #movement #future

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Work Your Way Around The World…the world’s most incredible coworking spaces!
Format: Talk Speaker: Eric van den Broek (Copass)
#Coworking #Travel #Remote Work #Workation #Inspiration

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Digital No-Man’s Land – residency & taxes for digital nomads & location independent workers
Format: Panel Panelists: Tax & Residency experts as well as Government representatives
#Residency #Visas #Taxes #Legalities #Location Independence

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Working whilst on the road
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Digital Nomads #Work/Travel #Workation

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Building Remote Teams – From Communication to Culture
Format: Talk Speaker: Nathan Yates (WYCO)
#Communication #Culture #Remote Work #Distributed Teams

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Coliving and its importance for Location-Independent workers
Format: Talk Speaker: Jon Hormaetxe Castells (Sun & Co)
#Coliving #Remote Work #DIgital Nomadism #The LIM

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Move over Air BnB – Coliving is much better!
Format: Virtual Panel Panelists: Founders of coliving and new accommodation platforms
#Coliving #Accommodation Platforms #Innovation #Community

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The Gig Economy – Friend or Foe?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Gig Economy #Freelancing #Pros & Cons #Debate #Workplace

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We earn money travelling around the world!
Format: Virtual Panel Panelists: Influencers, Bloggers, Instagrammers & YouTubers
#Influencers #YouTubers #Blogging #Digital Nomadism

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Why companies should embrace flexible working arrangements
Format: Talk Speaker: Vanessa Sans (Happy Working Lab / Coworking Europe / Coworkation Spain)
#Flexible Workplaces #Companies #Future of Work #HR

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Why and How We Broke Free From The Corporate Chains
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Career Change #Freedom #Location Independence #Self Employment

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The Smug Attitude of Digital Nomad’s – are they elitist?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Digital Nomadism #Attitudes #Humility #Perception

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Real Estate, Property Investment and CoLiving – some serious $$$!
Format: Virtual Panel Participants: Real Estate Developer, Hotel chain, Investor & Entrepreneur
#Real Estate #Financing #Investment #Coliving #Funding

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Definitions – And Do They Matter? The Jargon Of The Location Independent Movement
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Location Independence #Terminology #Definitions #Jargon

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Rebuild Lives: Remote Work for Social Good
Format: Talk Speaker: Lilia Stoyanov (Transformify)
#Social Good #Impact #Remote Work #Make A Difference

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Why and How We Broke Free From The Corporate Chains
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Career Change #Freedom #Location Independence #Self Employment

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Why and How We Broke Free From The Corporate Chains
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Career Change #Freedom #Location Independence #Self Employment

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How to get an idea out of your head & into the world
Format: Talk Speaker: Ben Keene (Escape The City)
#Ideas to Reality #Entrepreneurship #Startups

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Here’s the business idea – now YOU implement it!
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Brainstorming #Collaboration #Sharing #Ideas

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Prioritizing – is it the key to success?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Priorities #Time Management #Success

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The Giving Model for Entrepreneurial Prosperity
Format: Talk Speaker: John Abbott (Results Platform)
#Giving #Business Models #Prosperity

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How to Hire Your 1st or 100th Remote Employee
Format: Talk Speaker: Liam Martin (Time Doctor)
#Recruitment #Remote Work #Management

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Entrepreneurship as a vehicle to freedom – or is it?
Format: Debate Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Work Life Balance #Lifestyle Design

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Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full Time Job + Candle Making Workshop
Format: Workshop Speaker: Niko Dafkos and Paul Firmin (Earl of East)
#Creativity #Passion #Hobbies #Entrepreneurs

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Think like a Film Crew
Format: Talk Speaker: Liz Scully
#Thinking #Mastermind #Business #Workshop

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Entrepreneurship as a Creative Expression
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Entrepreneurship #Creativity #Expression

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Vision to Reality through Facebook’s goal setting + vision writing process
Format: Talk Speaker: Kendall Beveridge (Facebook)
#Goals #Vision #Facebook #Make It Happen

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Anarchy v Authoritarianism – Democracy v Dicatorship: the politics of business
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Management Styles #Teamwork #Communication

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How To Get Your Startup Noticed
Format: Talk Speaker: Yesika Aguilera (Tespack)
#Startups #Branding #Communication #Marketing

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Build it and they will come – Nope, the job is only half done!
Format: Panel Speaker: Entrepreneurs & CEO’s share their tips
#Process #Hard Work #How to do it #Startups

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Run Mastermind groups for fun & profit! Learn how to add an extra $3k a month
Format: Workshop Speaker: Liz Scully (Rethink Central)
#Masterminds #Profit #Groups #Profitability

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Not having a life – to get a better life
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Work Life Balance #Lifestyle Design

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I see ideas everywhere I look – delve in to the entrepreneurs mind
Format: Panel Speaker: Serial entrepreneurs who have started multiple companies
#Ideas #Mindset #Entrepreneurs #Opportunities

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How to Build World Class Teams
Format: Talk Speaker: Markus Tornberg (Crossover)
#Teams #Management #HR #Business

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Blogging, Amazon Bestseller, & Beyond – Leveraging a Blog to Consistent Profits & Impact
Format: Talk Speaker: Tal Gur (Fully Lived)
#Blogging #Profit #Impact #Results #Fully Living

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Create your very own SEO roadmap to boost website traffic
Format: Workshop Speaker: Andrew Steven (HV SEO)
#SEO #Digital Marketing #Websites

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I have an idea – who wants IN?
Format: Fishbowl Participation: Fest attendees
#Entrepreneurship #Ideas #Collaboration #Startups

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Decentralized Mind – cryptocurrencies & future technology transforming today’s economy
Format: Talk Speaker: Mark Anthony Copeland (Smart Minds)
#bitcoin #cryptocurrencies #future technology

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The Power of Story to Sell Ideas, Grow Brands, and Engage Customers
Format: Talk Speaker: Yasmine Khater
#branding #engagement #storytelling #sales

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How to make a social impact in the world
Format: Talk Speaker: Stella Airoldi (22Stars)
#Social Impact #Make a Difference #Global citizens

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MASTERMIND: Sort Out My S**T!
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Collaboration #Problem-Solving #Feedback

Why Am I Here: Finding My Place In The Universe
Format: Talk Speaker: Kevin Hainline (NASA Astronomer)
#Universe #Perspective #Questions #Big Picture

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The Freedom Paradox: Can too much of a good thing can be a bad thing?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Paradox #Choices

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How to live closer to your passions
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Passion #Lifestyle Design #Alignment

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Without money, you have no freedom – or do you?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Finances #Money #Freedom #Happiness

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Rethinking the Family Unit – What opportunities exist for family structures to be reinvented?
Format: Panel Panelists: Parents & Couples living Location Independent lifestyles
#Family #Rethink #Parenting #Relationships #Location Independence

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Technology – Help or Hindrance to our lifestyle design?
Format: Debate Debaters: Mindfulness expert VERSUS Productivity App designer
#Technology #Mindfulness #Distractions #Productivity #Lifestyle Design

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Your Life is Your Life
Format: Talk Speaker: Ariel Upton (Remote Year)
#Life #Lifestyle Design #Choices

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Think / Do Balance – Getting shit done is important, but so is reflection and planning
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Productivity #Balance #Think #Do #Reflection #Planning

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People who want to live with more Freedom in their career – meet those who already have
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Career choices #Inspiration #Mentors

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From a 40 hour work week, to a 168 life week
Format: Workshop Facilitator: Stuart Jones (Coworkation)
#Lifestyle Design #Fulfillment #Balance #Routines #Structures #Fulfillment

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Talk: The in-and-out 5 years journey to a location independent life
Format: Talk Speaker: Sergio Sala
#Location Independence #Digital Nomadism #Lifestyle Design

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The 3 H’s of Inspiration: when it Hits, Harness its energy, and Harbor it
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Inspiration #Renewable Energy #Storage

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Breaking the shackles but still imprisoned – Location independence does not equal freedom
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Work choices #Life design #Location Independence

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Let’s talk about love! What does Location Independence mean for relationships?
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Love #Relationships #Location Independence

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I Wish I Could Know How it Feels to be Free!
Format: Talk Participants: Hunter Roberts (Trans-Arts)
#Inspiration #Free #Visualize #Manifestation

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Using technology for a calmer, more balanced, more fulfilling way to work and live
Format: Talk Speaker: Gonçalo Silva (Doist)
#Balance #Calm #Fulfillment #Work #Life

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Freedom is NOT absolute. How much freedom do you have (and want) in your life?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Architect of your Life #Changes

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You have the ambition, now it’s time to take ACTION – Time Management for YOU
Format: Talk Speaker: Simone Reichert
#Time Management #Action #Ambition #Your Life

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What does Freedom mean to YOU?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Freedom #Design your Life #Personalized Life

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Personal PowerWhere does your personal power lies and how to tap into
Business ConstellationHow does your business reflect your inner state, struggles and successes and how to rearrange your business to thrive
Finding Inner FreedomHave you felt unease, indecisiveness, frustration on your freedom journey? No matter where you go, what you do – freedom is found within yourself.
Leading with ConfidenceSelf mastery and leadership training
Your Best SelfGet aligned to your highest potential and get clear on your mission

 

Hack Your Identity
Format: Talk Speaker: Casy Fenton (Couchsurfing)
#Identity #Freedom #Create Change

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I get the theory – how do I put it into practice?
Format: Fishbowl Participants: Fest attendees
#Personal Development #Implement Change

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Jedi Mind Tricks – how to control your mind
Format: Tent Talk Participants: Fest attendees
#Mind Control #Strength #Focus

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Deep Connection Workshop
Format: Workshop Participants: Bori Vigh
#Connections #Workshop #Community

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Productivity Hacking: Productivity and its interaction with our mind, emotions, and body
Format: Talk Panelists: Chris Reynolds (The Business Method)
#Mind #Emotions #Body #Productivity

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Hi-Tech & High Touch: The power of Mindset & Heart-state to influence, Inspire, and Innovate for the Future
Format: Talk Debaters: Tyler Mongan
#Inspire #Innovate #Influence #Mindset #Heart state

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Activate your body, mind & life for limitless empowerment
Format: Talk Speaker: Skip Archimedes
#Empowerment #Lifestyle Design

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The Freedom Method
Format: Talk Participants: Estela Kun
#Freedom

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Turn Work into Yoga
Format: Talk Participants: Jonas Freeman
#Mindfulness #Consciousness

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Being vulnerable: True Struggles of a Location Independent Life and how to Solve Them
Format: Talk Speaker: Joachim Brackx
#Lifestyle Design #Fulfillment #Balance #Routines #Structures #Fulfillment

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Live MusicEvery night, live bands & DJ’s…dance under the stars!
Outdoor CinemaRelax in the evening with your new friends and bag of popcorn under the night sky with great selection of inspirational movies
Hiking Discover over 10 hiking trails in the area on your own or with a group of change-makers
Rock ClimbingThe magnificent Pyrenees mountains invite you for new experiences
VolleyballIt’s all about teams, fun and playing together!

And much more coming soon...