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109: Jason MacDonald – Aquatic Health Regulator

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Jason MacDonald is a health regulator in Alberta, Canada. He’s been deeply involved in the world of float tank sanitation and regulations for the last several years, and will be speaking at this year’s conference about how how float tanks do and don’t fit into the regulatory scene.

Jason and Ashkahn discuss the emerging world of float tank regulations, and the current situation with the Model Aquatic Health Code, a regulatory standard that is currently considering adding in language on floatation tanks.

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108: Lisa Martin – Floatlympics

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Lisa Martin is organizing the Floatlympics, a Friday Activity that will involve a collection of friendly competitions based on common float center operations (eg, who can fold 10 towels the fastest). Lisa is in charge of day to day operations over at Float Sixty in Chicago.

Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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107: Nick Dunin – Beyond REST

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Nick Dunin is the co-founder of Beyond REST, a float center in Australia that is now in construction for its 6th, 7th, and 8th location. Nick joins the podcast to talk about his journey to the float world, and how he knew it was time to expand from his first location in Perth.

Nick is also a panelist on the upcoming Float Center Marketing Forum during the Friday activities before the conference.

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106: Gary Ferguson – Pathways for Veterans

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Gary Ferguson is the founder of Pathways for Veterans, a non-profit focused on helping vets bring health back to their lives. Gary has been integrating float tanks into his organization, making it part of the services he offers to vets, and beginning down the path facilitating float research. Gary will be putting on a Friday Activity this year titled “How to Work with Veterans Using Flotation.”

Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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105: Treeka Drake – Shamanic Floating Concepts

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Treeka Drake is the owner of One Love Float in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as well as the President of the Float Collective. She’s partnered up with Corey Costanzo to put on a Friday Activity this year called “Shamanic Floating Concepts with Didgeridoo Journey.” Treeka has been digging into the world of shamanism and incorporating it into her center’s operations, and will be leading this journey alongside Corey didg playing.

Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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104: Corey Costanzo – Shamanic Floating Concepts

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Corey runs Still Point Wellness, a float and wellness center out in Asheville, North Carolina. He’ll be partnering up with Treeka Drake of One Love Float to put on a Friday Activity entitled “Shamanic Floating Concepts with Didgeridoo Journey.” Corey will be playing using his didgeridoo to take people on this sound based journey. Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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103: Derek W Wyatt – Marketing Forum

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Derek W Wyatt is one of the key people behind the marketing for Float On, Float Tank Solutions, and the Float Conference. Involved in the marketing world for over 20 years, Derek still prides himself on his never ending quest to learning about different strategies of marketing.

This year, during the Friday activities at the Float Conference, Derek will be facilitating the Float Center Marketing Forum. Teaming with industry leaders, his goal is to share a piece of marketing knowledge in order to help grow float centers around the world. Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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102: Clayton Christian – DIY Float Rooms

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Clayton Christian is putting on a Friday Activity this year all about building your own float tanks for your center. He, along with Marcus Metcalf, are a part of Recover, a chain of three float centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They’ve built float tanks for their own centers, and have float tank instructions and kits for others, and will be going over their best advice on float tank construction in their workshop. Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

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101: Tom Fine – Float Research

***NEW INTERVIEW FOR 2017***

Tom Fine is one of the first people to ever do research in an actual float tank, and his studies from the 80’s and 90’s are some foundational pieces of float related research out there. Tom is going to be leading a Friday Activity this year that will involve an in-depth breakdown of the science behind floating.

The Friday Activities don’t usually open for enrollment until July, but since Tom’s workshop begins on Thursday we’re opening up registration his activity early.

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100: Glenn and Lee Perry (Conference Talk)

Glenn Perry, along with his wife, Lee, are the creators of the Samadhi tank, the first commercial float tank ever made.

Glenn spoke at the Float Conference about what he learned from John Lilly about the float experience and how to appropriately interact with people after they come out of their float.

You can watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqQHT-6W8s