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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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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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