We call it “retreat” to help differentiate it from the standard conferences.
The retreat is for the wisest, brightest and most passionate workplace culture practitioners. The quality and diversity of speakers are exceptionally great. You learn “how to” from those on the front lines and “who have done it”. You form lasting friendships and professional relationships with speakers and other participants.
The retreat is for you if you want to be a part of kindred spirits who want to push the boundaries of the modern workplace and face the challenges presented by environment, economy, and societal sustainability; if you believe that humanizing workplaces is the right thing to do, and that happy employees have a positive effect on business performance, their families, and their communities; and if you are committed to creating and cultivating joyful, supportive, fulfilling work environments.
We wanted a location without glitz, glass, marble, high prices, and traffic jams. We wanted a place that exudes creativity and calmness. So, we chose Santa Fe. Santa Fe a city steeped in centuries of stories, philosophy, sustainability, and creativity. It is a place that opens minds and invigorates imagination — a mindset that will guide the retreat and its innovative approach.
We love for participants’ families to be with them in Santa Fe. Examples of activities include hiking, rafting, historic tours, Canyon Road gallery walk, and cooking classes.
Finalizing details for WISDOM '18 agenda are well along. When finalized they will be posted here. You will love it and maybe even be surprised. In a good way.
This is a first come first served event. You can hold a seat with zero obligation until February 1, 2018. You will not receive an invoice. On about February 1, 2018 you will be asked to register or give up your seat. Participants from WISDOM ’17 do have first right at available seats. If you missed WISDOM ’17 look at its agenda. Complete details for WISDOM ’18 will be posted by January 1, 2018.
Here are some highlights that makes this event great and different.
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Do you know a University student? Does your company have student interns? We love to have students at the retreat. Everyone benefits from their presence and registration fees are waived. They use the promo code “student” while registering. It would be nice if you or your company would help them with their travel expenses.
The meeting will be at the Lodge at Santa Fe. That is where the 2017 conference was held and it worked very well. This also where it is suggested that participants book their lodging. It is simpler to have everything in one location.
Please notice this about lodging. It is strongly suggested that you make lodging reservations early. July and August are busy months in Santa Fe. You can cancel or change later if you need to. There are no rooms reserved for the retreat so it is first come first served.
We suggest the Lodge at Santa Fe for your lodging. It is not a glitzy type place but very suitable and affordable. The Lodge is not walking distance to the down town square but they have a free valet van to take guests to and from where they wish to go. It is a 5-10 minute ride. We have a rate of $135. To make a reservation call 505-992- 5850. Let the operator know you are with the Academy of Culture Ambassadors Group or use the code B04R17.
There are excellent hotels downtown close to the square. The Lodge at Santa Fe will pick up people to go to the meeting hotel and return them. There are many other options on Cerrilos road and St. Francis street but for them you will need a car.
There are some flights directly into Santa Fe but flying into Albuquerque gives more options. The distance from the Albuquerque Airport to Santa Fe is about 60 miles and is all on interstate highway. Rental cars are at the airport but you might want to take a shuttle. There are several shuttles each day and you do not have to deal with renting and returning. Shuttles will also take you back to the airport. Here are two shuttle possibilities:
Upon completing registration, you will be sent a PayPal invoice. You can pay using PayPal or credit card. There are no refunds. Substitutions are OK.
Early Bird up until May 1 $595
Advance from May 2 – June 1 $695
Standard after June 1 $795
We are accepting 12 sponsors to cover a modest fixed amount for speaker travel expenses. Sponsor logo’s will be shown on our web site. Each sponsor will be a paid registrant for the retreat and will introduce the speaker they are sponsoring.
There is a fixed amount for a speakers travel expenses and it is minimal. To learn more send us your contact data and we’ll follow up with more details. We won’t pester you.
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