The Buzz on A-Fest

The Magic of A-Fest is Best Expressed by the People Who Attend. Here’s what they have to say…

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What People are Saying

“A-Fest is the number one event that I’ve ever been to in my entire life.”

Sam Cawthorn

2009 young Australian of the year

“TED level talks and Burning Man level parties and Summit Series level entrepreneurs.”

Emily Fletcher

“TED level talks and Burning Man level parties and Summit Series level entrepreneurs.”

“The biggest takeaway I have after leaving A-Fest is all the gems of souls that I’ve seen and felt and known.”

Dr. Mark Hyman

Ten-time #1 New York Times’ Best-Selling Author

“My experience at A-Fest has been absolutely incredible."

I had some incredible exchanges, beautiful and meaningful conversations. And the content both: on the stage and off the stage has been so well curated. It’s been a conference that you want to stay at and to experience all the festivities, the evening parties and also the seminars. It has been an incredible experience and I hope I had to do that again.”

Jay Shetty

Storyteller, Viral Video Maker, Experiment Maker and Former Monk

“The community is the biggest highlight of this entire conference. Everyone is so welcoming and open to ideas and wanting to help and share things with people.”

Robin Starbuck Farmanfarmaian

Medical Futurist, Entrepreneur and Tech Innovator

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

Peter Diamandis

Founder of XPRIZE, Planetary Resources

“The greatest thing about A-Fest is the connection you will make.”

“The greatest thing about A-Fest is the connection you will make. Every A-Fest you will find that right person you are going to connect with that will actually help you in any area you are coming to expand: whether it is the relationships, whether that is something in business or finding the right career or even finances. So you can find anything at A-Fest.”

Danette May

Fitness and Health Entrepreneur

“It is an indescribable feeling of being a part of something bigger.”

Stephen Brooks

Founder of the massively popular Envision Festival in Costa Rica

“It’s been an incredible experience to combine business, networking and great information with people who are playing at a really high level.”

James Colquhoun

Producer of Food Matters and Hungry for Change

"A collection of really like-minded people."

“My favorite part about A-Fest is that it’s a collection of really like-minded people and by like-minded I mean people that are very forward-thinking in terms of how they are doing health, how they are doing medicine how they are being self-care. And that everyone wants to learn from one another.”

Dr. Andrew Huberman

Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University

“Dear family of Awesome people, thank you so much for welcoming me into your hearts, I had a really lovely time with you all. Thank you for inspiring me and for showing me such love.”

Gelong Thubten

A Buddhist monk who teaches mindfulness and meditation

“The amount of learning, connections and fun is incredible. At A Fest I make new life long friends and learn so many new things I wasn’t aware of. Amazing time!”

Walid Aboulnaga

Serial Entrepreneur from Egypt

I’ve never found anything like this anywhere in the world

“People here are so extraordinary and they are all givers. They give so much: they give their time, they give their ideas… They are really innovative thinkers. I’ve never found anything like this anywhere in the world. The collection of incredible, authentic, giving people all together, all giving their time, their energy, the stuff that they know. It is a real melting pot of them: the phenomenal brains that put together and I’ve learnt a lot, and then I think it changed my personality - coming here. It made me much more outgoing and I love it!”

Marisa Peer

One of the UK’s Top Therapists and Coach

“I’ve met some really amazing people. People who normally you would never meet. And even if you did meet them, it wouldn’t be in a context where you could connect so easily and build what ,I will imagine, our lasting friendships.”

Khailee Ng

Investor and managing director of “500 Startups”

“I had one of the most mind expanding and incredible four days of my life at A-Fest. I’m ready to build a legendary life and career. Talent wins games, team work wins championships. The conquering of ones self is the first and greatest victory.”

Elliott Bisnow

Founder of Summit Series

“A-Fest is NOT your typical event. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with some of the most inspiring mavericks, speakers, authors and thought leaders.”

Andrew Hewitt

Author of The Power of Focus for College Students and Founder of GameChangers 500

“I feel very privileged to have been a part of this A-Fest”

“The reason I came to A-fest was to connect on the level of the soul I didn’t realize it until I got here. It’s a community that walks it's talk. Truly a tribe of conscious beings forming a collective society. I feel very privileged to have been a part of this A-Fest, and really believe in the work that is being done as an example for humanity to evolve to a higher state of existence.”

Steve Cotter

“Men’s Health” Top 100 Fittest Humans

“Everyone I’ve communicated with is now like a family member to me; it’s a global tribe.”

Drew Canole

Fitness Expert and Founder of Fit Live TV

“You get the insights, you get the mental insights and the ideas to be able to take things to the next level and you need those ideas because the ideas are to change the world.”

Jim Kwik

Speed Learning Trainer to Hollywood and Silicon Valley

“You’re guaranteed to meet a visionary, an entrepreneur and a world changer all in one place, wrapped in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.”

Erwin Benedict Valencia

Athletic Trainer and Team Physical Therapist for the New York Knicks

“To me it’s a place where people come to break new ground and leave all their inhibitions behind. It’s been an incredible, loving experience.”

Anousheh Ansari

Backer of the Ansari X Prize, Astronaut and pioneer in Private Space Travel.

“If you have any desire to hang out with really wonderful, smart conscious people who are doing great stuff in the world, just buy a ticket and get on a plane. Honestly, I love this and want to come every year… “

Jeff Marx

Tony Award-winning Creator of Avenue Q

“As it moves from place to place, chooses and different theme -I guess that makes A-Fest evergreen for attendees.”

Dan Savage

Author, Media pundit, writer of ‘Savage Love’

“You become lifelong friends.”

“A-Fest kind of reminds me of the Olympics. You go to the Olympics, you are in the village there and you are meeting people who under normal circumstances you would never meet. And you become lifelong friends. That’s the same kind of bond and friendship that exists here at A-Fest.”

Devon Harris

Former Captain of the Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team

“Do I like A-Fest? It’s not the question. You just dive in and you are lost. It’s like you don’t think anymore, you are at home.”

Wim Hof

Holder of 20+ Guinness World Records for Superhuman Feats

“Unmatched, unparalleled, unapologetic, and untamed and everything you want.”

“What I love about it is that every year that I’ve come, I’ve met new friends that have become new business partners, every-single-year. I would describe A-Fest as unmatched, unparalleled, unapologetic, and untamed and everything you want.”

Lisa Nichols

Legendary Author and Speaker

“You learn things about yourself that you didn’t know before and you bring that back into the world and your life has changed. There is no person that could go to A-Fest that wouldn’t have their life changed in some way.”

Lily Hills

Coach, Author, Speaker

“Everybody here at A-Fest has made me feel so welcomed and included that I immediately felt just like with family.”

Chris Keane

Chief Technology Officer at 40 Years of Zen

“My trip to Sardinia for A-Fest was hands-down one of the most profound experiences I’ve had. “

“My trip to Sardinia for A-Fest was hands-down one of the most profound experiences I’ve had. Go to connect at the soul-level and join the community to meet the most incredible people on this planet who are thinking even bigger than you are.“

Ben Greenfield

CEO @ Kion

“Attendees bring more wealth into their life from attending A-Fest – the event focuses on building relationships and that’s really powerful.”

Michael Ellsberg

Best-selling Author of The Education of Millionaires

“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

Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winning Actress and Founder of Give Love Haiti

“A-Fest is full of deeply passionate people who are on fire to make a difference in this world. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time around a group that is so positive and full of life.”

Tom Bilyeu

Host of Impact Theory

“A-Fest surpassed my expectations in all these elements.”

“I attended my first A- Fest in Sardinia. I came with high expectations considering the process to be invited to attend, the caliber of Mindvalley and the speakers. A-Fest surpassed my expectations in all these elements. The most beautiful experience for me was connecting with such a loving, generous, beautiful people who genuinely cared for themselves, for others and want to make a huge impact in the world. I no longer feel alone or weird. I came home to my family on Earth and feel so supported as I move into taking bigger goals and projects to help the world while I also grow individually. Much love A-Fest team. You are a critical part of creating the experience for us.”

Andrea Gibbs

Director of Strategy, Platform Security at Intel

“What’s happening here is that a really unique community has come together to support each other.”

Tom Chi

Head of innovation at Google X and the creator of the first Google Glass Prototype

“Every attendee feels special and is treated like family.”

“At most conferences and events, the speakers are separated from the attendees as if there are 2 classes of citizens. Not at A-Fest. Somehow the Mindvalley team has created an atmosphere where every attendee feels special and is treated like family. Speakers, participants, and event staff are part of the same community and everybody learns and connects with one another. Unity, humility, gratitude, and joy overflow as the event kicks into gear and it is hard not to question...'why can't all of society be this way?' Maybe it can.”

Jason Prall

Co-Founder The Human Longevity Project

“I’ve had such and amazing opening experience. The lecture and speakers have provided a guide to the way I want to live my life to make it easier and open. I’ve met the most awesome people.”

Christine Bullock

Owner of Christine Bullock and Go Lightly Fitness, Voted LA Hottest Trainer

“There was a certain magic to the group.”

It's surprising to me that A-Fest gets better each time, and A-Fest Greece was no exception! There was a certain magic to the group - everyone seemed to fit together in such a beautiful way. It doesn't seem possible, but I have more great conversations in a few days at A-Fest than in the months in between. Everyone is so packed full of excitement & potential. I love it!

Jeffrey Allen

Energy Healer and Author of “Duality”

“I’m truly inspired in a way that I haven’t been at other conferences.”

Tiffany Persons

Founder of Shine on Sierra Leone

“Grateful to experience the magic and warmth of the A-Fest tribe - thank you to everyone for sharing your unique superpowers and generous, welcoming spirit to me and my family (not to mention all the A-fest hugs)!!”

Tim Chang

VC, Partner at Mayfield Fund

“A-fest has become one of my favorite gatherings around the world.”

“A-fest has become one of my favorite gatherings around the world. What stands out are the speakers actually ATTEND the event, and almost anyone in the audience could be a speaker on stage. What’s more is everyone’s commitment to themselves to not just go to another party, but to expand their horizons, grow individually, AND as a community. The tribe at A-fest truly supports each other through their transformations, and this makes the radical shifts that occur a bit more smooth.”

David Block

Musician, Producer

“This is single handedly the most important thing I've ever done for my life.”

“This is single handedly the most important thing I've ever done for my life. Attending Afest has enhanced my life in every area. I feel like I finally belong. And have an amazing tribe of incredible people who've always got my back. This tribe challenges me. And forces me to up my game and be my best self.”

Steffani LeFevour

Director of Happiness at Lifebook

“A-Fest is a must attend if you want personal development, epic parties, and long-lasting friendships.”

“A-Fest lived up to the hype. The speakers were phenomenal and I love the connections I made at the event. It's true that the people you meet will become some of your closest friends. I left my first A-Fest feeling inspired and excited about what I could create for my business. A-Fest is a must attend if you want personal development, epic parties, and long-lasting friendships. I finally feel like I found my tribe.”

Minling Chuang

Internationally accomplished Branding Expert

“What an uplifting and inspiring weekend full of once in a lifetime experiences.”

“A-Fest lived up to the hype. The speakers were phenomenal and I love the connections I made at the event. It's true that the people you meet will become some of your closest friends. I left my first A-Fest feeling inspired and excited about what I could create for my business. A-Fest is a must attend if you want personal development, epic parties, and long-lasting friendships. I finally feel like I found my tribe.”

October Gonzalez

TV presenter, DJ on the FOX game show Beat Shazam

“Each Afest I move up a level.”

“This was my third in a row and I have already booked my tickets for the next 2. Afest keeps moving forward with great speakers and themes. If you apply what you are taught at these events your life can only improve. It was fantastic meeting with old friends but I have also met a lot of new friends.”

Roy Coughlan

Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author