119: David Vobora – Adaptive Training Foundation

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

David Vobora is the founder of the Adaptive Training Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on creating both physical and mental training programs for athletes, especially those with physical disabilities. David joins Ashkahn to talk about his story, and how he started incorporating floating into the work he does.

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118: Shoshana and Kevin – Floatation Tank Association

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Shoshana Leibner and Kevin Johnson are two of the board members of the Floatation Tank Association. The FTA will be hosting a Friday Activity this year entitled, “FTA: Shaping the Future of Floating.” Shoshana and Kevin join Ashkahn to chat about the FTA, and what to expect from their Friday Activity.

Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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117: Justin Feinstein – Float Clinic and Research Center

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Justin Feinstein is the head researcher the Float Clinic and Research Center, a float specific research lab housed in the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Justin and Ashkahn chat about the current research Justin is doing, and about his path forward towards publication and funding future studies.

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116: Duncan Trussell – Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Duncan Trussell is a comedian and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast. He’s an avid floater, and talks about floating frequently on his podcast. Duncan will be doing a live recording of his podcast on stage at the 2017 Float Conference, with Christopher Ryan as his guest. Duncan and Ashkahn chat about the impact floating can have on a person’s self-reflection.

We’d like to give an extra special thanks to Pro Float for making Duncan’s appearance possible.

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115: Bob Mangine – University of Cincinnati

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Bob Mangine has worked in sports therapy for many decades, and is currently working in the athletics department at the University of Cincinnati. He’s installed a float tank in the university’s training facility thanks to the STRONG program at the Air Force, and has started to conduct float research with his student athletes. Bob joins Ashkahn to discuss their setup, how they do their research, and the results he’s been finding.

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114: Lydia Caldwell and Josh Hagen – Air Force Research Laboratory

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Lydia Caldwell and Josh Hagen work for the Air Force Research Laboratory in the 711th Human Performance Wing. They work on a program within the research lab called STRONG, Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training. Through this program they have started conducting research on float tanks, focused both on human optimization and recovery.

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113: Sahib Khalsa – LIBR

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Sahib Khalsa is a researcher at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Sahib has been conducting a multi-step research project on how floating affects people with Anorexia. He’ll be coming to the conference to show the results from the first part of that research, the safety study.

Sahib and Ashkahn discuss the study Sahib has done, and the roadmap for the future Anorexia research.

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112: Dan, Brad, and Matt – The Float Collective

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Dan Larsen, Matt Smith, Brad Dauk of the Float Collective are hosting a Friday Activity this year entitled, “The Soul of the Float Industry: 2017-2018.” The event is a a forum for conversation on the needs of the float industry, and how collective action can help accomplish those needs.

Dan Larsen, Matt Smith, and Brad Dauk from the Float Collective hop on the podcast to discuss the event. Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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111: Joe Beaudry – Urban Float

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Joe Beaudry is the owner of Urban Float. Based out of Seattle, Washington, Urban Float has three of their own locations, along with one franchise location open and a handful more on the way.

Joe and Ashkahn talk about the logistics in growing into a multi-location float business, and go over some of the finances involved in franchising.

 

110: Christopher Ryan – Tangentially Speaking

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Christopher Ryan is well known by many people in the float industry. He’s got a podcast called Tangentially Speaking, as well as a New York Times bestselling book called Sex at Dawn. He’ll be a guest on Duncan Trussell’s live podcast at this year’s Float Conference. Chris hops on to tell us about himself, his experience floating, and his views on the zoo we live in called society.

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