A-Fest 2016 Mykonos, Greece

Bio-Hacking, Body & Brain 

May 26-29, 2016
(The Event is Over. Stay Tuned for A-Fest 2017 Europe)


A-Fest Europe 2016 will be held on the beautiful and cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos — an exotic, whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean sea.

One of the hottest spots in Europe for jet-setters and luxury travel, Mykonos is sought after for its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style, cosmopolitan atmosphere, exciting nightlife, picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches that surround it. Rich with history and culture, the island features picturesque bright white buildings, turquoise skies, delicious Mediterranean gastronomy and sun kissed beaches.

We invite you to spend four unforgettable days with us from Thursday May 26 – Sunday May 29 in stunning Mykonos, with a few hundred of the world’s most brilliant and inspiring leaders, change-makers and thought leaders.

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Experience Paradise at Myconian Imperial & the Royal Myconian Resort & Spa

A-Fest Greece will take place at the Myconian Collection hotels in Mykonos. Just a short 20 minutes drive from Mykonos’ charming Old Town and the airport, the Myconian Imperial and the Royal Myconian Resort are both proud members of the Leading hotels of the World. They’re located on famed Elia Beach, offering spectacular views and an authentic Cycladic experience of understated luxury.

How To Get There

The major airport is JMK International Airport, which is supported by 6-7 flights per day from Athens and several flights from other European capitals. The Myconian Imperial & the Royal Myconian Resorts are around 20 minutes from the airport.

Where To Stay

The Myconian Imperial & the Royal Myconian Resorts are two beautiful resorts next to each other that will be the event venues where all attendees should stay. Information on how to book a hotel room at a special A-Fest discounted room rate will be provided after you’ve purchased your event ticket.


Mykonos is sought after for its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style, cosmopolitan atmosphere, exciting nightlife, picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches that surround it.


Bio-Hacking, Body and Brain

The focus for this upcoming A-Fest in Greece is "Bio-Hacking, Body & Brain" and the aim will be on learning how to improve your longevity, increase your body's performance and enhance your brain power as we age gracefully. We'll be bringing together many leading experts in the field and introducing you to new ways to extend your lifespan and keep your body and brain in top shape. 

JJ Virgin - Fitness Expert, Author, & Celebrity Nutritionist

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances crush their sugar cravings. She is author of 4 New York Times Best-sellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 pounds in Just 2 Weeks, The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines.

Vishen Lakhiani - Founder of Mindvalley, Innovator & Speaker

A passionate entrepreneur, education technology innovator, sought after speaker, biohacking enthusiast, and philanthropist – Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a company specializing in innovation in education by introducing wellness, mindfulness and personal development into global education and perpetual learning. He’s on a quest to redesign education, heighten human consciousness, and have a ton of fun doing it.

Dave Asprey - Founder of The Bulletproof Executive, Investor, & Entrepreneur

Dave Asprey is the Founder of The Bulletproof Executive, Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his IQ, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the radio show and #1 health podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet.

Robert Richman - Culture Strategist, Co-Founder of Zappos Insights & Author

Robert Richman is the author of the Culture Blueprint a systematic guide to building the high-performance workplace. He was a manager and culture strategist at Zappos.com and co-founded Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind its game-changing employee culture. He took Zappos Insights from an idea to a multimillion dollar business line. Robert has spoken to and consulted for Google, Toyota, Eli Lilly, Whole Foods, Intuit and many other companies.

Robin Farmanfarmaian - Entrepreneur, Speaker, & Author

Robin Farmanfarmaian is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author working in cutting edge technology and medicine, science and IT. A lifelong philanthropist and mentor, she is the Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors for the Organ Preservation Alliance, Vice President at INVICTA Medical, and President for Innovation for Jobs Summit. Robin is on the advisory board of many startups and conferences, and mentors female entrepreneurs. Previous work includes being one of the founders of Morfit, the Exponential Medicine conference, and a VP at Singularity University. 

Eric Edmeades - Motivational Speaker, Business Mentor, & Enterpreneur

Eric Edmeades is a Canadian businessman and professional speaker. Edmeades is best known for his international motivational speaking philanthropy. In August 2009, Edmeades acquired and became Chairman of Lucasfilm spin-off, Kerner Optical and subsequently founded the Kerner Group. Edmeades’ first successful business venture was The ITR Group, a supplier, integrator and maintainer of mobile computers, wireless networking technology and laser imaging technologies. He sold a majority share in the ITR Group in 2006 and retired from the IT sector.

Lisa Nichols - CEO of Motivating the Masses, Author, & Speaker

Lisa Nichols is a best-selling author, a popular public speaker, a powerful coach, and a charismatic teacher. Her participation in the self-development phenomenon, The Secret, catapulted her popularity across the globe. Lisa has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Extra,” “Larry King Live” and on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning show, “Starting Over”. Her transformational workshops have impacted the lives of over 210 thousand teens and over 1 million adults. Her new book “No Matter What!” hit 6 bestsellers lists, including the New York Times, in the first 37 days of being released and has already been sold in 20 foreign languages.

Psalm Isadora - Intimacy coach, author, & yoga teacher

Psalm Isadora is a yoga teacher, author and speaker, specializing in health and sexuality, based in Los Angeles. Psalm is an internationally known instructor in tantra and yoga, lecturing and teaching workshops across the United States and India. She has taught thousands of workshops internationally and specializes in simplifying the ancient methods of Tantra to help modern men and women have better sex. Psalm’s work has appeared in Playboy and Elephant Journal. Her new video series Venus Code: Unlocking Orgasm for Women & Couples is now available online.

Andrew Huberman - Neuroscientist, Professor, Public Speaker, & Writer

Andrew Huberman is Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine where he directs and oversees the Neural Vision Lab: a team of exceptional scientists working to unveil the mysteries of brain development,function and health. An widely-sought speaker, Andrew is renowned for translating otherwise complicated facts about neuroscience to a wide-range of public audiences, and has delivered more than 100 seminars at top universities and symposia around the globe including Harvard Medical School, Yale University, The National Institutes of Health and The Max Planck Institute.

Emily Fletcher - Founder of Ziva Meditation

Emily Fletcher is one of the world’s leading experts in Vedic Meditation and the founder of Ziva Meditation offering live courses to all levels of meditators in NYC and LA. She is also the creator of zivaMIND the world’s first online meditation training. Emily recently taught at Google and will be featured on Google Talks with Ariana Huffington and Russell Simmons. She has been invited to be a guest teacher at Summit Series, Relativity Media, The Omega Institute with Jon Gabriel and the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment with Eckhart Tolle.

Mark Hyman - Physician, Speaker, Educator, and Author

Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The Ultra Wellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, CNN, and The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show.

Marisa Peer - Celebrity Therapist, Speaker & Author

Marisa Peer is a world renowned speaker, celebrity therapist, and best-selling author with nearly three decades of experience. Named Best British Therapist by Men’s Health magazine and featured in Tatler’s Guide to Britain’s 250 Best Doctors, she uses her experiences treating patients including rock stars, CEOs, elite Olympic athletes, royalty and Oscar winning actors to inform her life-changing speeches and lectures. She has been voted best speaker at numerous conferences including The Mastermind Group London, the Women in Business Superconference, and A-Fest 2015.

Apply Now to Get Invited

A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers a global tribe of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. Take the first step to joining us in paradise by applying for your invite below. Our next stop is gorgeous Mykonos in Greece from May 26-May 29, 2016.


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 particpating at A-Fest and what to expect at the event.

Application & Tickets

 How long does the application process take?

Our team will pounce on your application as fast as they can. If we find you’re a good match based on your responses, we’ll get back to you within 2-3 weeks via email with an update on your application status.

How much are the tickets?
A ticket to A-Fest Greece includes 4 days of speakers, amazing networking opportunities, epic parties and excursions and a few other surprises. A-Fest tickets start at around $2,995 and go up to $3,195. It is a tiered pricing structure so ticket prices increase by around $200 every 30 tickets sold. Aside from the event ticket, attendees will be responsible for covering their airfare, accommodation (265€ per night per room, including breakfast) and meals & beverages on a few evenings not covered at private functions at the event.

What’s included in 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.

What food & beverages will be covered by A-Fest?
The special group rate of 265€ per night for a sea view room at The Myconian Collection hotels is inclusive of breakfast each morning. In addition A-Fest will covera buffet lunch each day of A-Fest (26-29 May), and one group dinner during the event. A-Fest will also provide an open bar of beer and wine during most evening events.

What is NOT included in the cost of the ticket?
Flights and hotel accommodation are not included in the ticket price. After purchasing your event ticket, you will receive info on how to book your hotel room at a special discounted rate for 265€ a night. In addition, you should budget around 60€ a day for meals and beverages not covered by the event.

Do you have a refund policy?
Yes! In the event something comes up and you can’t make it, A-Fest allows a 100% refund up to 8 weeks before the event (by March 31st for A-Fest Greece), and a 50% refund up to 6 weeks before the event (by April 14th for A-Fest Greece). If you’re unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another A-Fest 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 to the event (by April 14th for A-Fest Greece), can be transferred only once and are non-refundable. Should you need to transfer your event ticket to another A-Fest event, additional fees may apply depending on location and tiered ticket pricing. Please note, tickets are not for resale.

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 12 and under get to attend for free, children 13-17 get a discounted ticket, and those aged 18 and up require a full price ticket. If your application was successful, you can register your child(ren) immediately. Simply email us here and we will take it from there.

Can I bring my spouse to the event?
Yes, of course. Attendees are welcome to invite their spouse to the event. If you’ve had a successful interview, your spouse can register immediately at the current ticket price. Please email us here for the additional ticket.

Accommodation & Travel

When should I fly in and out?
A-Fest is a jam-packed four days from Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29. There will be a special complimentary pre-event workshop on Wednesday, May 25. So, we recommend checking in on May 24 or the morning of May 25 if you’re interested in attending the workshop, or checking in on May 25 if you won’t be attending the workshop.

Event registration is the morning of Thursday, May 26th.

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, May 30.

Also, the day after A-Fest on Monday, May 30, A-Fest attendees have a chance to “spread the awesomeness” through a volunteer project that will give back to the local community. So, if you’re keen to participate in Give Back Day, we recommend that you depart on the morning of May 31, or later.

Check out this blog post on our most recent Give Back Day event.

What airport should I fly into?
The major airport is JMK International Airport, which is supported by 6-7 flights per day from Athens. From May untill October, charter airlines fly directly to Mykonos from many European airports. The Myconian Imperial & Royal Myconian Resorts are around 20 minutes from the airport and taxis are readily available.

You can also reach Mykonos with a 3-4 hour ferry ride from Athens, Santorini or Crete.

How can I book a room at the hotel?
The Myconian Imperial & the Royal Myconian Resorts that are the main venues for A-Fest events are. Please note that Royal Myconian & Myconian Imperial hotels have run out of standard category rooms on May 25 and we've worked out a few alternatives.

1) If you'd like to stay at the Royal Myconian hotel where A-Fest events take place, then you can book a Deluxe Seaview room for 205€ per night for May 26-30. The options for May 25-30 are Deluxe Seaview outdoor Jacuzzi rooms at 290€ per night or Junior Suites 395€ per night.

2) We can provide a discounted group rate for the rooms at Myconian Utopia Resort, a new crown jewel of the Myconian Collection of luxury hotels and a proud member of Relais & Chateaux. It's on the same property with Royal and Imperial hotels and only a 5 min walk away from the A-Fest venues. Room rates start from 265€ per room per night including breakfast, taxes & wifi in the rooms.

3) Another option is the Arte & Mare Elia Suites, a stunning beachside luxury boutique hotel that's also 5 min walk from A-Fest venues. Room rates start from 220€ per night including breakfast, taxes and wifi in the reception area. You will recieve the links to book your room at the discounted rate upon purchasing 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 Mykonos 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.

Is there Wi-Fi?
Wifi is provided complimentary in rooms and throughout the hotel.

Agenda & Speakers

What can I expect at A-Fest?
If you’re expecting a traditional seminar, you’re in for a surprise. A-Fest is an event that brings together people who are by nature, driven to change the world. At A-Fest, you’ll get powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, deep connections and unique opportunities to give back, so you can play an even bigger game and significantly expand your ability to accomplish bold things. While you can still expect mind-blowing stage presentations from some of the top names in marketing, entrepreneurship and personal development, the event is definitely not lacking in unconventional and crazy-fun experiences.

What’s the theme of A-Fest Greece?
The theme of this event will be ‘Bio-hacking: Body & Brain,’ a theme which is already attracting some seriously top-level speakers.

Bio-hacking, at its core, is the desire to be the absolute best version of you. It involves exploring the relationship between your mind and body, with a focus on optimizing the way you use, take care of, and relate to your physical systems – in a way that maximizes your potential for a meaningful life.

World renowned Bio-hacker Dave Asprey, CEO of founder Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller ‘The Bulletproof Diet’, describes bio-hacking as; “A systems-thinking approach to our own biology so we can be the best possible versions of ourselves.”

At A-Fest Greece you’ll learn incredible tools and systems to “upgrade” your “physical interface” with the world, and explore the relationship between our mind and bodies.

Who is speaking at A-Fest?
We have some of the top thought leaders and entrepreneurs in online marketing, personal development, fitness, spirituality and best selling authors joining us this year. Click here to see previous A-Fest speakers and our incredible Tribe.

There will be several keynote speakers delivering content-rich 1-hour presentations. The remaining speakers will conduct TED-style succinct 20 minute talks that share powerful and ground-breaking ideas.

We have some of the top thought leaders and entrepreneurs in online marketing, personal development, fitness, spirituality and best selling authors joining us this year. Our incredible speaker and instructor lineup at A-Fest Greece includes:

  • Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive
  • Vishen Lakhiani, Founder and CEO of Mindvalley
  • JJ Virgin, America's Best-Selling Food & Nutrition Specialist
  • Lisa Nichols, best-selling author and star of "The Secret"
  • Robin Farmanfarmaian, Patient & Medical Technologist
  • Marisa Peer, Leading Motivational Speaker & Celebrity Therapist
  • Emily Fletcher, Entrepreneur & one of the world's leading experts in meditation
  • Dr Andew Huberman, Professor of Neurosciences, Stanford
  • Renee Airya, Motivational Coach & Entrepreneur
  • And more..     

 Click here to see previous A-Fest speakers and our incredible Tribe.

What’s the start and end time each day?
The seminar session starts at 10:30AM 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.

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 location and lineup of speakers.

What is Give Back Day and how can I participate?
The day after A-Fest, on Monday, May 30th, you’ll get the chance to “spread the awesomeness” with a volunteer project that will help give back to the local community.

Participants who have attended Give Back Day previously, have called it one of the highlights of A-Fest. To get a better understanding, please feel free to check out this blog post that shares some beautiful moments from Give Back Day in Costa Rica at our last event.

You will receive information on how to participate on Give Back Day after you've purchased your ticket.



Wednesday, May 25
1PM-2PM Pre A-Fest Workshops Registration
2PM-6PM Pre-event Workshops
9PM-12AM Welcome Cocktail Reception
Thursday, May 26
9AM-11AM A-Fest Event Registration
11AM-1PM Welcome to A-Fest Session
2.30PM-6.30PM Afternoon Speaking Session
8PM-12AM Group Dinner Party
Friday, May 27
8AM-9.30AM Morning Activities (optional)
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
3PM-6PM Breakout Sessions
9PM-12AM Special Evening Event
Saturday, May 28
8AM-9.30AM Morning Activities (optional)
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Speaker & Breakout Sessions
9PM-12AM Special Evening Event
Sunday, May 29
8AM-9.30AM Morning Activities (optional)
10.30AM-1PM Morning Speaker Session
2.30PM-6PM Afternoon Speaker Session
9PM-2AM Closing Event
Monday, May 30
11AM-6PM Give Back Day (optional)

*Agenda details are subject to change.


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.

Just make sure you save some room for your party costumes.

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?
Don’t worry, we will prepare a separate packing guide for your convenience. 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@awesomenessfest.com.

Important To Know

Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your trip to A-Fest Greece.
  • Citizens of the U.S., the U.K., EU countries, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Greece. For other countries, please the Visa HQ for the full list of countries that require a visa to travel to Greece.
  • Electrical Standard is 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts). Socket types are Europlug or Schuko (plugs with two rounded prongs), so it is recommended that you bring your own adapter, but you can usually buy these in the hotel shop.
  • In May/June you can expect sun and warm weather during the day with an average temperature high of 68/72°F (20/22°C). Nights can be cool so make sure to pack a jacket or sweater.
  • Greek is the main language, but English is widely spoken, especially among younger people.
  • The local currency is Euro and currency exchange centers are readily available.
  • Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hour.
  • 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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