Frequently Asked Questions

We've listed below the most common questions and answers about A-Fest including; application process, cost of the event, refund policy, and more, to provide all the information you need about participating at A-Fest and what to expect at the event.

Application and Tickets

What do I need to do to join A-Fest? 

A-Fest is strictly invite-only, a policy ensures a carefully curated community with similar values and a shared mission. In order to attend A-Fest you need to fill out the application form here, so we can learn more about you. Our team will then review your application, and if we feel you’re a strong fit, we’ll send you the link to purchase your ticket and officially welcome you to our Tribe. Please expect to receive a response from 2-4 weeks from the day you've applied.

What are the requirements to get accepted to attend?

A-Fest is not restricted to entrepreneurs. Past attendees include entrepreneurs, employees, artists, thought leaders, innovators, doctors, writers, educators, speakers, professional athletes, Hollywood actors... and more! What we're looking for are extraordinary change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to positively impact the world. We look for people who are inspiring, ambitious and can help spread the powerful concepts shared during A-Fest.

Typically, we like to ensure there is a 50/50 split of men and women, as well as selection of representatives from countries and cultures across the globe. There is no age barrier at A-Fest.

How long does the application process take?

Our team will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. This may take between 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of applications we have to review. If your application is accepted we will then send you more information about the event, and a link to purchase your ticket. Please note, you will have a limited time to secure your ticket before it is passed onto someone else on our waiting list.

How much are the tickets?

A ticket to A-Fest Jamaica includes 4 jam-packed days with 350+ incredible and accomplished individuals in a paradise location. An A-Fest ticket typically starts at $2,995 and go up to $3,995. It is a tiered pricing structure so ticket prices increase by around $200 every 30 tickets sold.

What's included of the cost of the ticket?
  • An epic gathering of hundreds of incredible thought leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs in a paradise location.
  • Four days of exclusive training with a stellar lineup of speakers sharing their best and proven practices for personal and professional development.
  • Bonding, networking, and connecting with some of the most interesting and inspirational people you’ll ever meet.
  • Incredible parties, private events and excursions including a group dinner hosted by A-Fest, costume party, cocktail reception and spectacular offsite closing event.
  • Membership into the global A-Fest Tribe. By attending A-Fest, you’re not just attending one event. You’re joining a community of brilliant people who meet regularly around the world and support each other in their journey to make an impact on the world. Once you attend you'll never feel alone again, and you’ll have friends around the world. 
What is NOT included in the cost of the ticket?

Aside from the event ticket, attendees are responsible for covering their airfare, ground transfers, and accommodation at the all-inclusive Iberostar Rose Hall properties.


 Can I bring my children? How much are the junior tickets?

A-Fest is family friendly; we welcome children of all ages. We’ve even had attendees bring their newborn. Children under 18 get to attend for free and those aged 18 and up require a full price ticket. If your application was successful, you can register your child(ren) immediately. More information about bringing a kid will be shared after the ticket purchase.

 
Can I bring my spouse to the event?

Attendees are welcome to invite their spouse to the event, however in order to attend any of the event (seminar room or social events) they require a ticket. If you’ve had a successful interview, your spouse can register immediately at the current ticket price. More information about bringing a spouse will be shared after the ticket purchase.

NOTICE: If you select two tickets, know that this person needs to be your spouse. If you buy a ticket for someone else, know that they will be subject to verification and we will require them to apply as well. If they do not pass the application, the ticket will be refunded.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! In the event you can’t make A-Fest, a 100% refund can be granted up to 90 days from the date the ticket is purchased, but only up to 8 weeks (September, 14), prior to the event. Tickets purchased less than 8 weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund.

Alternatively, you can transfer your A-Fest ticket to the next event, or send a family member or business partner/associate in your place, provided they qualify.

All transfer requests must be made at least 6 weeks prior (September, 26th) to the event. Should you need to transfer your event ticket to another A-Fest event, additional fees apply. Any transfer request made during the 6-weeks leading to the event or more then once will be subject to additional transfer fees of up to $800.

 


IMPORTANT: Tickets are not for resale, and are not transferable to any other person, other than a family member or business partner/associate, provided they qualify to attend. Tickets sold over Social Media channels will not be accepted as a vaild A-Fest ticket.

Agenda and Speakers

What can I expect at A-Fest?

A-Fest is not a traditional seminar. It’s an event that brings together people who have, by nature, a desire to impact the world and to help push humanity forward. By day, you’ll get powerful training on a particular theme, have profound mind shifts, get groundbreaking ideas, enjoy deep connections, and experience unique opportunities to give back, so you can play an even bigger game and significantly expand your ability to accomplish bold things. And while you can expect mind-blowing stage presentations from world renowned speakers, by night you'll dance the night away at incredible parties and excursions, and bond with some of the world's most brilliant people.

The important thing to remember is you’re not just attending one event. You're joining a brilliant community of people who meet regularly around the world and support each other in their journey to make an even greater impact on the world.

What’s the start and end time each day?

The seminar session starts at 10:00AM sharp and ends around 6PM. However, we also have optional morning activities and evening events planned, so don’t make any plans for the evenings because you can expect a lot of fun from early in the morning until well into the night! For all off-site evening events, we’ll have an early and late departure so you can choose which works best for you and your family if applicable.

How much free time can I expect?

The short answer is very little. You’ll have an hour or so after each day to relax, eat, meditate, shower, etc. before the evening events begin. Of course, it’s completely optional whether you’d like to attend or not, but we can assure you, you don’t want to miss out. We have some amazing experiences planned that are included in the event ticket price. If you’re looking for more free time, we recommend arriving early or leaving a few days after.

What’s the difference between A-Fest Europe and West?

In general, the content is the same; high quality invite-only attendees, speakers and workshops focusing on personal and professional development and incredible parties, excursions and networking opportunities. The main difference between A-Fest Europe and West is the theme, location and lineup of speakers. A-Fest West takes place in all-inclusive hotels, which is not the case for Europe as all-inclusive options are seldom and limited.

Agenda

Wednesday, Nov 8
1PM-2.30PM Pre A-Fest Workshops Registration
2.30PM-6PM Pre-event A-Fest Workshops 
8PM-11PM Welcome Mingler
Thursday, Nov 9
9AM-11AM A-Fest Event Registration
11AM-1PM A-Fest Newbie Orientation Session / Tribe Re-Connection Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Speaking Session
7.30PM-11AM Dinner Party
Friday, Nov 10
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Speaker & Breakout Sessions
9PM-1AM  Special Evening Event
Saturday, Nov 11
8AM-9.30AM Morning Activities (optional)
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Excursion
10PM-1AM Special Evening Event
Sunday, Nov 12
8AM-9.30AM Morning Activities (optional)
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Speaker Session
9PM-2AM Closing Event
Monday, Nov 13

There will be volunteering and connection opportunities for the Tribe on Monday post A-Fest – more info will be shared closer to the date.

*Agenda details are subject to change

Flight & Accomodation

What airport should I fly into?

Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is the leading tourism gateway to the island of Jamaica. The airport is located 3 miles east of Montego Bay, and 20 minutes drive from Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Iberostar Rose Hall Suites and Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotels.  Taxis are readily available.

When should I fly in and out?

A-Fest is a jam-packed four days from Thursday Nov 9 - Sunday Nov 12, 2017. As per the agenda above, there will be complimentary pre-event workshops on Wednesday, Nov 8. If you’re interested in attending, we recommend checking in on Tuesday Nov 7, or the morning of Wednesday, Nov 8. If you won’t be attending the workshops please plan to arrive on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov 8. We will have a pre-event cocktail party that evening. Event registration will take place on the  morning of Thursday Nov 9.
Every A-Fest ends with a special closing event on the final evening that you won’t want to miss so we strongly advise not checking out before Monday, Nov 13.

Also, on Monday, November 13th, there will be some special volunteering and connecting opportunities given to the Tribe for you to be able to make an impact – more info will be shared closer to the date.

How can I book a room at the hotel?

A-Fest Jamaica 2017 takes place at the all-inclusive Iberostar Rose Hall Suites – a beautiful family friendly 5* property located by the sea in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We’ve arranged group rates to the two other hotels that are linked to Iberostar Suite property: the adults only Iberostar Rose Hall Grand resort that’s suitable for guests looking for a true premium experience, and the family friendly 4* Iberostar Rose Hall BeachResort for those who are more on a budget. More information on how to book a hotel room at a special A-Fest discounted rate will be provided once you purchase your ticket.

What date range does the discounted room rates apply?

Since we realize that you might want to take advantage of your time in  Jamaica and spend a few extra days there, we’ve made sure our special group rate is valid for the 3 days prior to and 3 days after the event. Rooms booked after our room block sells out may be reserved at a higher rate per night and subject to availability.

I need a roomie. What should I do?

We’ve got you covered! You’ll be able to share your dates and preferences in a special document in our Facebook group and connect with people with the same preferences after you’ve purchased your ticket.

Are there any child services at the hotel?

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is the family-friendly pick of the Iberostar trio, with a kids' club, water park, all-inclusive meals featuring kids' menus, and pull-out sofas in every room.

It also has on-site babysitting services (arranged with the front desk), and best of a all, a rockin’ kids' club with a water park, video game center, playground, pool, and arts and crafts.

More information about the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites’ services can be found here >>

Is there Wi-Fi at the hotel?

Wifi is provided complimentary in rooms and throughout the hotel.

Packing Guide

What is the dress code?

During the day, you’ll want to wear something comfortable and casual. Something you can move in! In the evening, pretty much anything goes. Ladies, pack dresses and heels if you are feeling inspired, and guys, feel free to pack a shirt and dress pants if you wish… it’s totally up to you! Many of our evening events take place outdoors, and sometimes on the sand, so ladies, it’s a good idea to pack some flat shoes. You'd want to also bring a jacket or something to keep you warm as evening might get a little bit chilly outdoors.

And make sure you save some room for your party costumes which we will announce soon.

Also, each morning of the event we’ll have yoga, fitness and meditation classes. Make sure you pack exercise friendly clothing and shoes if you want to join in! Yoga mats will not be available for the classes, so we recommend that you bring your own.

What should I bring with me?

The most important thing is a positive attitude and the willingness to have a lot of fun! As always we’ll have epic theme parties happening at A-Fest and we’ll make sure to let you know what costume you should bring with you.

Where can I get more information?

If you still have any questions regarding what you can expect at A-Fest, please e-mail us at: support@afest.com.

Important To Know

Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your trip to A-Fest Montego Bay.
  • Tourist visas not required for many nationalities for up to 90 days. For a full list of countries and regions that require a visa to travel to Jamaica, click here.
  • Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as U.S./Canada, most other areas are 220-240 Volts) Primary Socket Types: North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded. For other socket types it is recommended that you bring your own adapter but you can usually buy these in the hotel shop.
  • Despite the so-called winter, November still reaches an average temperature of 79° F (26°C), with a high of 84°F (29°C).
  • Official language is English.
  • The local currency is Jamaican dollar. Bank ATM’s are found throughout Jamaica, but our recommendation is to take out enough cash to last a few days. Although both the US and Jamaican currency is accepted in Jamaica, you will find it easier to deal with the local currency.
  • The local time corresponds to UTC-5.
  • Vaccinations are not required but if you’d like to take some extra precautions, please reference this here for more information
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