The first un-conference took place on Sunday 10th May 2015 in collaboration with workout and wellness uber brand lululemon athletica. Via the takeover of a huge Bermondsey warehouse in the shadow of London's iconic landmark, the Shard, this all day mind, body, soul house party curated and organised by creators, lucy sheridan and jo westwood, marked the birth of a live experience the uk's spirituality scene has never seen before. CHECK OUT THE BRAND FILM BELOW...
The feeling was irrefutable as far as Jo and Lucy were concerned. There is a movement happening in the UK that is so much bigger than any single person or modality and just because you don't have the book deal / oracle deck / radio show *just yet* it doesn't mean you don't have something crazy valuable that needs to be heard - will the next Gabby B or Mastin Kipp please stand up?
Fed up of the seemingly impenetrable cliques, London centric, disparate, costly and fragmented live events schedule, Lucy and Jo decided to put on the event they wanted to go to but that simply didn't exist. They borrowed the codes of the tech sector to create and host an innovative, alternative way of consuming and sharing spiritual concepts in a super accessible way, with a visonary collaborator that shared and trusted in their vision.
// the 2015 un-conference in pictures
What can I expect and what even IS an ‘un-conference’?
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#HigherSelfie is an un-conference, which means that aside from two or three handpicked 'Known Speakers', the agenda is decided on the day and the rest of the speakers are you (if you’d like to) and your fellow attendees that wish to take the mic on one of our stages and share their perspective on their certain vibe in a TED stylee.
From raw food to Reiki, from crystals to managing chaos, from mindfulness to channeling Archangel Metatron – if you have a talk and inspiring message that can help people live their #HigherSelfie, then you're invited to shine your light and share your vibes with your tribe.
Important caveat however - you’re totally invited to simply come and hang out. There is zero pressure for anyone to bring a talk – if you’d prefer to simply kick back and soak up all the high vibes and insight then that’s all good!
Ultimately, what appears on stage is what YOU find most interesting and useful for your mind, body and soul – all you’ll need is your ears and an open heart. Check your ego at the door and relax that you’re amongst those that ‘get you’ :)
What happens next?
The next un-conference will be in London in 2017 - date and location TBC - Register your deets above to get all the hot goss, essential updates and first dibs on tickets when they are released.
- Register for your ticket up top! First come, first mat, strictly limited places!
- Want to have your own stall at #HigherSelfie and give readings or sell your artwork, jewels, crafts, crystals, spirit tees etc? Email us using the link down below and let us know you’re interested in being a vendor :)
- Start to think about travel and accommodation plans to get a good deal if you’re coming from outside of London.
- Why not attend with a gang of buddies or online communities via your list and FB? Share the higherselfie.co link with your friends for them to register their details. Tickets will be allocated first come, first mat. There will be high demand and we will sell out, so avoid disappointment and help your tribe out by sharing the link with them!
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- We’re compiling the #HigherSelfie playlist so please start sharing your favourite tunes by giving us a shout via our Instagram and Twitter!
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