About A-Fest

One paradise location. 4 days of accelerated growth. And a global tribe of brilliant minds that come together like family.

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Hi, I’m Vishen - founder of A-Fest…

And when I dreamed up A-Fest in 2010, I wasn’t thinking of changing the world, or even creating the world’s most transformational festival.

I was lonely, plain and simple. I was suffocating in the daily grind. And I was struggling to both meet inspiring people, and show up as one for others.

A-Fest in my mind was an antidote to my problems.

And then it quickly became something so much greater.

Because when you gather the world’s most extraordinary people, and you place them in paradise, and you give them a space and a stage to uplift themselves and each other -

Magic happens.

A-Fest Colombia 2023

Vishen with the A-Fest speakers and team at A-Fest Portugal 2019

A-Fest today has evolved into a twice-yearly event that brings together the most inspiring people on the planet, in the most beautiful locations on the planet. Celebrated entrepreneurs, celebrities, leaders, athletes, changemakers: each one a prime example of humanity’s limitless potential.

Each A-Fest happens for four days, and is limited to just 250 - 300 spots.

In this time, our curated tribe is immersed in peak experiences, profound mind shifts, thrilling adventures, and deep moments of connection - to each other, to themselves, and to the legendary impact they’re destined to make on the human race.

And if you’ve ever felt lonely like I did - or if you’d like to take your life to a whole new level, with the support of a global tribe of the most incredible people you’ll ever meet: then join us.

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Founder of Mindvalley

5 reasons people attend A-Fest year after year

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1. You’ll connect with amazing people

A-Fest enables you to forge deep friendships with amazing people who will help nurture and support your grand visions. You may walk away with a new business partner, new best friend, and who knows – even your soulmate.

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2. You’ll take your game and life to the next level

Designed to teach you how to bring out the most of your capabilities as a human being, A-Fest shares the wisdom you wish they had taught you in school. Whatever it is you do – whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or looking for your next business idea – the experience will teach you to do more, accomplish more, and get to your goals faster, while having the lifestyle you desire while immersing you in the best ideas in personal growth.

A gold Mindvalley logo projected on a cliff overseeing during A-Fest Portugal

3. You’ll live it up in paradise

We’ve defied conventional conferences by making it a point to take your experience out of formal halls to jaw-dropping resorts that feature breathtaking views right outside your room, gorgeous facilities, stunning beaches and amazing offsite locations. We believe that such locations play a crucial part in helping you connect with the rest of the tribe. And like being at a festival – you’ll get to dance the night (and day) away at incredible parties and go on breathtaking excursions, all in the midst of a paradise location.

Fire dance performance on a beach during A-Fest Bali

4. You'll have heaps of fun

People just fall in love with the A-Fest experience. Why? Maybe it's the paradise locations. Maybe it's the amazing teachers. Or maybe we're just really, really good at throwing elegendary parties ;-)

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5. You’ll be part of a powerful curated community that stands with each other for life

What most amazes A-Fest participants is the sheer quality of our participants. Dr. Srikumar Rao, a highly popular MBA lecturer who’s spoken at Google and has been featured in Businessweek and Fortune, says he was “humbled” by the people he met at the event. Lisa Nichols, a renowned life coach, best-selling author and featured guru in The Secret, said this was perhaps the only event where she doesn’t just fly in to speak – she stays throughout the event because of the people. The curated tribe means that everyone you meet at A-Fest is someone truly special.

Giving back

Since its creation in 2010, A-Fest has supported various not-for-profit organizations, including X Prize and Give Love Foundation, and organized ‘Give Back’ days in Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico, and more. A-Fest has raised and given away $750,000 to charities around the world.

Additionally, $113,000 - the profits from the ticket sales for A-Fest Jordan 2022 - were donated to support Ukraine. In 2023, $100,000 was divided by organisations supporting Ukraine and a global NGO that’s helping to lift hundreds of kids out of abject poverty, mainly from the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

“On behalf of the entire X Prize organization, we are so grateful!”

Peter Diamandis

Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation

Patricia Arquette

"Thanks to the generous support from A-Fest we were able to embark on the largest household sanitation pilot project in Haiti and provide sanitation solutions to thousands of people."

Patricia Arquette

Academy Award Winning Actress & Co-Founder of GiveLove

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