About A-Fest

One Paradise Location. 4 Days Of Accelerated Growth. And a Global Tribe of Brilliant Minds that Come Together Like Family.

How it Started

Launched in 2010, A-Fest is an event that gathers an extraordinary community of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world – entrepreneurs, employees, artists, leaders, innovators, visionaries and more.


The festival takes place twice a year in paradise locations around the world. Here you will receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, bio-hacking techniques, deep and lifelong connections, incredible adventures and unique opportunities to multiply your impact and expand your game.


Each A-Fest is limited to 350-400 spots, creating the most intimate yet authentic experience. With around 3,000 applications annually, we have expanded globally to two events each year.


A-Fest was started by Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley in 2010 as a way to connect with like-minded individuals around the world. It was simply a way to overcome loneliness and to find an excuse to step away from the daily grind so one could get inspired and excited about life. From a simply idea to solve Vishen’s own dilemma, A-Fest grew into a global movement.

Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley and creator of A-Fest

6 Reasons People Attend A-Fest Year after Year

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.

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.

3. You’ll Enter The Global A-Fest Tribe

When you attend A-Fest, you're not just attending one event. You're joining our global community of brilliant minds who meet regularly around the world and support each other in their journey to making a huge impact. There are A-Fest meetups around the world practically every other week.

4. 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.

5. 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 ;-)

6. You’ll Be Part of a Strictly Invite-Only Event

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.

Supporting Not-for-profits

Between 2013 to 2016 A-Fest has donated $600,000 in direct revenue from ticket sales to the XPRIZE Foundation to fund innovations to create new technologies to push humanity forward.

Meet the Team

The A-Fest team, led by Laura Viilep is based in Tallinn, Estonia. Our experienced team comes from some 11 countries and organizes just not A-Fest but Mindvalley’s 30-Day City Campus plus other special events around the world.
Mindvalley Event Team from A-Fest: Sardinia, Italy, 2018

Leadership

Laura Viilep

Director of A-Fest

Miriam Gubovic

Director of Programming

Olla Abbas

Head of Event Production

Kadi Oja

Director of Mindvalley University Campus

Agata Bas

Head of Event Marketing

Vishen Lakhiani

Creator of A-Fest