Events To Enrich The Mind, Body And Soul In 2019
South by Southwest
Date March 8-18, 2019
Location Austin, USA
Perhaps the most high-profile creativity-meets-business festival in the world, South by Southwest has become a cultural linchpin since the first edition in 1987. Today, South by Southwest includes talks, conferences, networking events, music and film festivals and a trade show, which features everything from virtual reality and lifestyle tech to wellness.
Bali Spirit Festival
Date March 24-31, 2019
Location Ubud, Bali
At first glance, Bali Spirit might seem like a yoga festival with live music—but it's so much more. Expect 300 workshops in personal development, conscious living, self-healing and, yes, yoga across the week-long festival.
Date May 30-June 2, 2019
Location Algarve, Portugal
Entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives come together at an idyllic location to "connect, grow and learn from the world's best teachers" at A-Fest, an annual event from Asia-based learning platform Mindvalley. The organisers keep the programme under close wraps until attendees arrive but A-Fest is as much about the community and the holistic experience as it is the speakers onstage.
Date August 25-September 2, 2019
Location Black Rock Desert, USA
Probably the most famous alternative festival in the world, Burning Man is an annual week-long "experiment in temporary community" that encourages self-expression. Tens of thousands of people head deep into the desert to build art installations, authentic bonds and, for all intents and purposes, a transient society.
Date November 8-11, 2019
Location Los Angeles, USA
Billed as "the world's pre-eminent ideas festival," Summit LA is a collection of experiences that connect and inspire a community of young leaders. Expect more than 80 talks, 40 performances and 45 wellness sessions around Summit's "campus" in downtown LA—all designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.
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