I’m happy to announce that I’ll be doing a 3-day public workshop here in Las Vegas on October 2-4, 2009 (Fri-Sun), and I invite you to attend. This event will be held in a very nice meeting room at Harrah’s Hotel, right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.
This will be a personal development workshop, not a blogging workshop. The content will be loosely based on the material from my book, so we’re going to cover the whole she-bang of personal growth — habits, career, money, relationships, health, and spiritual growth. This workshop will include a nice blend of stimulating material plus interactive exercises. I expect it will be very transformative and a lot of fun for everyone.
One of the reasons I’m doing this is to get out from behind the computer and spend more time working with people face-to-face. I also know that an immersive workshop can stimulate a lot more growth, change, and a-ha moments than reading articles or listening to podcasts. There’s just no substitute for a live event.
The workshop hours will be reasonable, so you’ll have your evenings free to go out and have fun in Vegas — see a show, sample an insane variety of food, or manifest some casino winnings (if you’re 21 or over). Most likely we’ll go from 9a-5p on Fri and Sat and 9a-3p on Sunday, so people can fly or drive home Sunday evening if they so desire. You also won’t have to drag yourself out of bed too early.
I know that a lot of people who read my website are on special diets (vegetarian, vegan, raw, etc). It shouldn’t be hard to find something to eat no matter what type of diet you’re on. There’s also a huge buffet on the floor below our meeting room with tons of variety.
Erin will be there to help facilitate, so you’ll get to hang out with her too, but she probably won’t be presenting any material herself. However, she might share a story or two if I can convince her to do that. She’ll probably offer a few in-person readings on the days before and after the workshop as well.
We’re still discussing the pricing, but very likely it will be $497 if you register before August 31st and $597 thereafter. We know there are some budget conscious readers in our audience, so we wanted to keep the price reasonable.
How much will a hotel room cost? The hotel rooms in Vegas are constantly updating their prices based on supply and demand, but fortunately there are many good deals to be had. If you stay at Harrah’s, my best estimate is that it will be around $100-140 per night on average. I believe Harrah’s is a 3-1/2 star hotel. If you want to go cheaper, there are rooms for $59 a night at the Imperial Palace next door (connected to Harrah’s by a bridge), and I’m sure you can find even cheaper rooms ($39 per night or so) if you go a little further away. If you want to go ritzier, Caesar’s Palace and The Mirage are across the Street, and the Bellagio, the Venetian, and the Wynn are within walking distance too.
Ideally I’d like to bring this workshop to other cities, but that won’t happen till 2010 at the earliest. We’ll probably start with the Western USA and branch out from there. For now Vegas is the place to be.
For this first workshop, our goal is to have 50-150 attendees. It would be fun to have a larger group, but if we go much bigger, we’ll have to start guaranteeing hotel rooms and do a lot of marketing and promotion, and our risk would be much greater.
I’m really looking forward to this. I’m sure it will be a lot of fun and a wonderful growth experience for anyone who chooses to attend. Plus it’s a great excuse to come to Vegas and have fun. Your trip may even be tax deductible if you can claim it as a business educational expense.
I expect to have a registration page for this event online sometime next week, so you can sign up for it then. I’ll announce it in my blog and newsletter as soon as it’s ready. For now I just want to give you a head’s up to save the dates — October 2-4, 2009.
If you expect you’ll want to attend this workshop or if you have questions about it, please let me know. Depending on the volume of replies I get, I may not be able to answer every question personally, but I’ll consider them when I create the registration page, which will probably include a FAQ.
Update 7/15/09: You can now learn about the workshop and register for it here: Conscious Growth Workshop.