Wow! The last four days have been an absolute whirlwind of learning, connecting, and experiencing together as a community.
Over 400 people joined us here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a week of inspiration, celebration, learning, friends, and so much fun!
The kid’s program was out of this world. Everyone from 2 to 18 was fully engaged in group activities and adventure crews where they learned new skills and grew new friendships. We had 40 incredible teens who were the most caring, giving, and inclusive volunteers, helping to make everyone safe and included in our program. What an amazing group of children! Kuddos to all the parents for raising such mindful global citizens.
While the children spent the day engaged in activities, the adults were able to dive deep into the keynote speeches, session presentations, roundtable discussions and the unconference. They were able to gain new knowledge and skills, and most importantly meet new friends who share their ideals. These friendships will now trickle out into the world, joining our global tribe of families who live life with intention and purpose.
We also had plenty of time for some really fun activities. An evening meet and greet dinner, a picnic in the park, a Halloween party where we danced our socks off, an afternoon of excursions around San Miguel de Allende, and of course, experiencing the Day of the Dead!
Where Will We Be Next Year?
During the conference, we also announced next year’s event in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia! The dates are Oct 2-6, 2019. The next Family Adventure Summit happens in 11 months and on the other side of the world and yet over 55% of our 2018 attendees have already signed up for next year. Wow!
This year we had 408 people in attendance and it felt like a manageable number. We are planning to cap our numbers this year at 400 in order to preserve the intimacy of the adult program, the quality of the children’s program, and also respect the capacity of the venue. So be sure your friends get their tickets soon as we have already sold over half of the available tickets!
Tickets are on sale now at the super early bird rate (20% off). If you or someone you know is interested in coming, you can get your tickets at the link below. If you need to cancel, we offer a full 100% refund as long as you cancel more than 90 days before the event starts.
100% Of Our Profits are Donated to Charity
One of our greatest pleasures this year (besides connecting with so many amazing people!) is being in a financial place where we are able to donate profits to a local charity. We’ve chosen to donate to Caminos de Agua, a local group that brings clean drinking water to communities in San Miguel de Allende that have none. As you may know, the water that comes from the taps here is highly contaminated with fluoride and arsenic. Many communities have no choice but to drink that water and it is literally poisoning people!
We are teaming up with Caminos de Agua to provide two huge rainwater capture systems at a local school. These systems will provide enough clean drinking water for the entire school!
If you would like to help us to build even more rainwater capture systems around San Miguel, Caminos de Agua is ready to take your donations. Every dollar counts and your donation will be rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped make a difference in the lives of the local people in the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende.
We have also learned that every dollar we are able to raise will be matched by a private donor up to $5000. So if we can raise $5000 in our community, that will mean $10,000 will go to Caminos de Agua! Ah-Mazing!
Do You Want to Speak Next Year?
A big thank you to all our amazing speakers this year!! If you or someone you know is interested in speaking at Family Adventure Summit next year in Bali, Indonesia (Oct 2-6, 2019), we’d love to hear from you!
Speakers pitches of all kinds are welcome and will be considered. Simply fill out the form on this page to submit your pitch:
Care to Volunteer?
We COULD NOT have pulled off such an event if it weren’t for our team of fabulous volunteers! THANK YOU!
If you’re interested in volunteering at the Family Adventure Summit next year in Bali, Indonesia (Oct 2-6, 2019), we’d love to hear from you!
We’re looking for a few skilled and passionate individuals to join our team, as well as for those interested in filling smaller volunteer roles. If you’d like to volunteer, please review the opportunities available on our website, and fill out the form to get in touch!
We Hope You Join Us!
We are looking forward to creating another amazing and inspiring event that is community focused and will continue to create meaningful relationships throughout the world.
We hope you will join us!
– Amy Sztupovszky and the Family Adventure Summit Team