Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events?

The 2019 summit runs from October 2nd to October 6th Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. We are currently in the process of creating our schedule of events and making sure that we have all of the topics covered that our community has asked for! You can see our 2019 Speaker line up here and our Program Schedule here.

What activities will be available for the kids?

There will be two separate programs, one for the children aged 5 and up, and one for the little’s age 2-4. There is flexibility in these age groups, if you have a five-year-old who would do better in a program suitable for younger children, we would welcome them in the Little’s program.
The Little’s are broken into small age-based groups with a higher ratio of adults to kids. Activities are both fun, educational, and engaging and are designed by a professional child-care worker. We ask that all children under the age of two remain with their parents for the entire weekend.
The children’s program will include a variety of educational workshops and fun activities to choose from, for every age. Whether your kids are into music, sports, art, dance, technology, drama, culture, or something else, we’ll have engaging activities and facilitators to enliven their interest. Our hope is that each child will find something that resonates with them and that the summit will be filled with fun, learning, adventure, and new friends! Learn more about our Children’s Program here.
Children will be engaged in activities for the entire conference. The activities will correspond with the timing for the adult workshops so families can check in with each other at breaks and have lunch together.
For kids who would rather remain with their parents during sessions, it’s absolutely no problem as long as they’re not being too loud. Adults are also welcome to join their kids in any of the children’s activities. One place a lot of parents like to go with their kids for peace and quiet is the art room, which is set up all day long with all sorts of art supplies for kids and families to create art together. Occasionally, there will be facilitated art activities as well.

Who is the event for?

The Family Adventure Summit is for families who are interested in incorporating long-term travel as part of their lifestyle, whether they’ve been traveling nomadically for years, travel a few months per year from home, or are just starting out on their journey. There will also be plenty of opportunities for our attendees to ask questions and give answers in our panel discussions and “unconference” sessions. Click here to hear from other families who attended our 2017 conference.

What topics will be covered at the event?

We hope to cover all aspects of long-term travel. Logistics, education, location independence, entrepreneurship, money, single-parent travelers, family relationships, getting more out of travel, living your truth, dealing with naysayers, staying in contact with friends and family, intuition, and many more!

What will the structure of each day look like?

Typically the adults will have several workshop options going on while the kids’ program is happening. But there are also times when we’ll be bringing all the families together for certain activities or announcements, and other times when we’ll have families get together in smaller groups so you can get to meet other families on a more intimate level.

How do I register?

You can register your family here. To help fuel our mission of bringing the benefits of long-term family travel to more families, The Family Adventure Summit donates 100% of its profits to organizations and projects that support family travel, as well as supporting various local communities around the world.

What does the conference ticket price cover?

Tickets include access to the meet and greet dinner on October 2nd, and all programming from October 3-6. Food and lodging are not included.

What if I need to cancel?

100% No Risk Guarantee. If you book now and later decide you can’t make it for whatever reason, just let us know up to 90 days before the event and we’ll refund your purchase 100%. Cancel between 90-60 days before the event for a 75% refund, and 60-30 days before for a 50% refund. No refunds 30 days before the event. No transfers.

How do I reserve my hotel room?

There are several room types available at the Arma Resort and Museum. You can find the options and pricing on our Location Page.

Ready to book your stay? Email reservation@armabali.com and mention you are with the Family Adventure Summit. Visit ArmaBali.com for more information about this beautiful property.

Do I have to stay in the hotel?

No, it is not required to stay in the hotel, but it is recommended. There will be many evening activities, early mornings, and very busy days. Kids (and adults too) will really enjoy the freedom that comes along with staying overnight.

How soon do I need to book accommodation?

Don’t wait too long. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Can I come without my family?

The Family Adventure Summit is going to be fun for the whole family! While we highly encourage you to bring your family to the event, we do understand that this may not be possible either logistically or financially. If you do not have children, you are also completely welcome, and there are couples and singles who do attend.

Who will be there?

There will be families from all over the world in attendance!

Does FAS have a religious affiliation?

No, FAS is a secular event. There will be families there with various religious beliefs, as well as atheism and agnosticism, and we welcome everyone. We have no agenda to promote any particular religion. We welcome people from all cultures, races, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

What time should I arrive?

We encourage you to arrive early to explore the area. There will be informal meetups of attendees in the days leading up to the summit!

Is there a Facebook group for Family Adventure Summit?

Yes! If you are planning on coming to the event, please join our private Facebook Group here. This is a place where you can ask questions and schedule pre and post-conference meetups with other families.

How can I help?

Would you like to volunteer? Do you have a special skill that you could offer? Are you able to help at the event? We can use your help before, during and after the conference and volunteering is a great way to feel like a part of the community. Please check out our volunteer opportunities here.