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Videos

Each Float Conference we put on is full of so much excellent float information that we simply have to put it all up online, in its entirety, for free.

Below you will find presentations from the 2012-2017 conferences.

More videos from 2017 will be added in the months following the event.

Enjoy!

2017 Videos

Duncan Trussell Family Hour - Float Conference 2017
Duncan Trussell Family Hour - Float Conference 2017
Special thanks to Pro Float (http://www.profloatinc.com) for making this appearance possible! This is a special recording of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast with guest, Christopher Ryan (Author of Sex At Dawn, Host of the Tangentially Speaking Podcast) from the 2017 Float Conference in Portland, Oregon. Duncan and Chris talk about going off the grid, floating, swimming in rivers, and w...
Lydia Caldwell - Float Conference 2017
Lydia Caldwell - Float Conference 2017
Lydia Caldwell is a researcher for Ohio State University, and has worked with the Air Force Research Lab in collaboration with their STRONG program, a program focused on enhancing human performance and recovery, conducted through the 711th Human Performance Wing. They have recently started to incorporate float tanks into their research, and Lydia speaks at the 2017 Float Conference to discuss the...
Bob Mangine - Float Conference 2017
Bob Mangine - Float Conference 2017
Bob Mangine has worked in sports science for many decades, and is currently working with sports recovery at the University of Cincinnati. He has been Air Force Research Lab's STRONG program to run research on how floating affects his student athletes, and speaks at the 2017 Float Conference to share the results.
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2017
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2017
Stephen Johnson is a long time speaker at the Float Conference. He joins the event in 2017 to speak on the experience behind the float, sharing insights he has received from various members of the float community.
Jason MacDonald - Float Conference 2017
Jason MacDonald - Float Conference 2017
Jason MacDonald is a health regulator from Alberta, Canada. He has become very involved in float tanks for several years, and is one of the most informed members of public health on how floating does and doesn't fit into regulations. Jason speaks at the 2017 Float Conference about assessing the risk floating has on public health, and also assessing the risk regulations can have on floating. He al...
Glenn and Lee Perry - Float Conference 2017
Glenn and Lee Perry - Float Conference 2017
Glenn and Lee Perry are the creators of the Samadhi tank, the first commercial float tank ever created . The speak at the 2017 Float Conference about the lessons they've learned from their 44 years of interactive with people after they float, as well the lessons they have brought with them from John Lilly, the inventor of the float tank.
Funny Float Center Stories - Float Conference 2017
Funny Float Center Stories - Float Conference 2017
Float center owners hop on stage at the 2017 Float Conference to share some ridiculous stories from running their float centers.

2016 Videos

Gary Ferguson - Float Conference 2016
Gary Ferguson - Float Conference 2016
Gary Ferguson is the founder of Pathways for Veterans, an organization focused on helping veterans get help putting their life on track after returning from service. Pathways has started to incorporate float tanks into the tools his organization uses. Gary speaks at the 2016 Float Conference about his introduction into the float industry, and the impact the float tanks and the people in the indus...
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2016
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2016
Justin Feinstein is the head researcher of the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art floatation research facility housed in the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. In this talk, Justin presents the results from the first fMRI study ever done on floatation.
Rick Doblin - Float Conference 2016
Rick Doblin - Float Conference 2016
Rick Doblin is the founder of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Rick speaks about his own history, and how John Lilly was one of his inspirations for creating MAPS in the first place. He goes on to share the work that MAPS is currently doing, and how floating could be complimentary to it.
Kevin Johnson - Float Conference 2016
Kevin Johnson - Float Conference 2016
Kevin Johnson is the owner of the Zero Gravity Institute, a float center and float tank manufacturer in Austin, Texas. Kevin describes the place spirituality has in both our lives as humans, and in relation to the float tank. He talks about the importance of valuing this, and how to integrate the floating, empiricism, and floatation.
Michael Harding and Bek Houghton - Float Conference 2016
Michael Harding and Bek Houghton - Float Conference 2016
Michael is an Australian veteran who was having very little luck with the conventional treatments prescribed for PTSD. It was not only affecting him, but hurting his partner, Bek, as well. Bek and Michael describe how they came across floatation in their search for alternative treatments, and the profound impact it's had on both of their lives.
Jim Hefner - Float Conference 2016
Jim Hefner - Float Conference 2016
Jim Hefner is one of the founders of Just Float, the largest float center in the world. Just Float has 11 float tanks and is located in the Los Angeles area. Jim shares his story of opening Just Float, and his views on what will help the industry grow further.
Ricardo Gil-da-Costa - Float Conference 2016
Ricardo Gil-da-Costa - Float Conference 2016
Ricardo Gil-da-Costa is the founder of Neuroverse, a company that makes a wireless and waterproof EEG sensor that is being used for float research at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Ricardo speaks on experiments they've done with EEG brainwaves in the past, and reveals the first EEG data collected from someone floating at the float research facility in the Laureate Institute.
Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi - Float Conference 2016
Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi - Float Conference 2016
Graham and Ashkahn are two of the founders of Float On, and the organizers of this Float Conference. Leading up to this conference they went on The Float Tour, a three month road trip around the US and Canada where they visited as many float centers along the way as possible. Listen to them tell their tale of what they saw and what they learned on their journey. You can also see some of their jou...
Glenn Perry - Float Conference 2016
Glenn Perry - Float Conference 2016
Glenn Perry, along with his wife, Lee, are the creators of the Samadhi tank, the first commercial float tank ever made. Glenn speaks 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.
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2016
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2016
Peter Suedfeld is one of the fathers of float tank and REST research. He speaks at the 2016 Float Conference on floating's effect on creativity, exploring what we know through scientific research, what we know through anecdote, and what we can attempt to deduce from looking into environments similar to floatation that have been mentioned by creatives throughout history.
Sahib Khalsa - Float Conference 2016
Sahib Khalsa - Float Conference 2016
Sahib Khalsa is a researcher at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research which houses the Float Clinic and Research Center, the world's premiere float tank research facility. Sahib presents new data showing floating's effect on increasing interoception, the brain's sense of the internal body. He also shows some early information from a study on floating and anorexia that is currently underway at...
Jesse Ratner-Decle & Sean Lavery - Float Conference 2016
Jesse Ratner-Decle & Sean Lavery - Float Conference 2016
Jesse and Sean run Float Toronto, a five tank center in Toronto, Canada. Since the time they opened their doors in 2014 they've been keeping their tanks packed full. In this talk they share the marketing strategies they've been using to run a successful float center.
Kirsten Gerrish & Lena Kilic - Float Conference 2016
Kirsten Gerrish & Lena Kilic - Float Conference 2016
Kirsten and Lena run both a birth center and float center up in Alaska. They use floating to help their clients through their pregnancies with great results. Kirsten and Lena talk about the benefits floating can have for pregnant women, and discuss what risks may be associated with floating while pregnant.
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2016
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2016
Ashkahn welcomes everyone to the 2016 Float Conference... with a poem!
Colin Stanwell-Smith - Float Conference 2016
Colin Stanwell-Smith - Float Conference 2016
Colin Stanwell-Smith is the manufacturer of the Floataway tanks. In 2013 he was asked to make custom float tanks for the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art float research facility that is part of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Colin presents on the custom requirements the research center needed for their tanks, and some of the ways he went about developing them.
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2016
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2016
Stephen Johnson is a long time floater and explorer of inner space. He speaks at the 2016 Float Conference to philosophize about the float experience, and its impact on the human state.
Carly Jean - Float Conference 2016
Carly Jean - Float Conference 2016
Carly was part of a writer's program put on by Float On where writer's created poetry and short stories after spending time in a float tank. Carly presents one of her poems from that program.
Aleks Stefanova - Float Conference 2016
Aleks Stefanova - Float Conference 2016
Aleks was part of a writer's program put on by Float On where writer's created poetry and short stories after spending time in a float tank. Aleks presents one of her poems from that program.
Sione Aechliman - Float Conference 2016
Sione Aechliman - Float Conference 2016
Sione was part of a writer's program put on by Float On where writer's created poetry and short stories after spending time in a float tank. Sione presents one of her poems from that program.
Float Sanitation Panel - Float Conference 2016
Float Sanitation Panel - Float Conference 2016
This panel discussion focuses on sanitation and regulations in float tanks, exploring what information we currently know about sanitation in the float environment, what areas still need more research, and what role regulations play in a field that is still developing. The panelists are: Jason MacDonald - A health regulator from Canada who has done extensive research into float tanks, and has hel...
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2016
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2016
Nick Janicki is the founder of the float tank manufacturing company Float Pod Technologies, and of True REST, now the largest float franchise in the world. Nick talks about the expansion of True REST centers in the US, as well as some strategic partnerships with companies like LA Fitness. - Sponsored Talk -
Colleen Wohlrab - Float Conference 2016
Colleen Wohlrab - Float Conference 2016
Colleen Wohlrab is the lab manager at the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art float tank research facility housed within the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Colleen discusses the different devices and sensors they use to take physiological measurements while people are floating, and presents some of the initial data they've gathered from them at the research lab.
Pete O'Brien - Float Conference 2016
Pete O'Brien - Float Conference 2016
Pete O'Brien is the founder of At Peace Floatation Spa in Texas, as well as the manufacturer of the At Peace Float Cabin. He joins the 2016 conference to share some of his insights on running a float center that offers massage as well, and to raffle off a free float tank to someone from at the conference! - Sponsored Talk -
Charlie Williams - Float Conference 2016
Charlie Williams - Float Conference 2016
Charlie Williams is a historian at Birkbeck College, University of London, with Birkbeck’s ‘Hidden Persuaders’ project. His research into the popularization of the concept of brainwashing that emerged in the 50's and 60's led him to discovering sensory deprivation tanks and the work of John Lilly and Jay Surely. He speaks at the 2016 Conference on why sensory deprivation originally became associ...
Graham Talley (Closing Speech) - Float Conference 2016
Graham Talley (Closing Speech) - Float Conference 2016
Graham Talley, co-founder of Float On, Float Tank Solutions, and one of the organizers of this conference, brings the 2016 Float Conference to a close.

2015 Videos

Emily Noren Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Emily Noren Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief into to Emily Noren's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/DyPIekihs8g
Emily Noren - Float Conference 2015
Emily Noren - Float Conference 2015
Emily Noren used float tanks to recover from her eating disorder. She speaks at the 2015 Float Conference on her experience first finding floating, and how it helped her through her recovery. You can read Emily's book, Unsinkable, at: http://emilykatenoren.com www.floatconference.com
Peter Suedfeld Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Peter Suedfeld Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Peter Suedfeld's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBglT842A7w
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2015
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2015
Dr. Peter Suedfeld is one of the seminal researchers in floatation tanks and REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). Peter gives a talk at the 2015 Float Conference about what benefits of floatation are backed by research, and which are still anecdotal. www.floatconference.com
Andy Zaremba Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Andy Zaremba Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Andy Zaremba's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mLusPTO8Q
Nick Janicki Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Nick Janicki Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Nick Janicki's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mLusPTO8Q
Andy Zaremba and Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2015
Andy Zaremba and Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2015
Andy Zaremba and Nick Janicki run two of the largest float center businesses in the world, Float House and True REST, respectively. They spoke at the 2015 Float Conference about the marketing strategies that have worked well for them, and helped them grow to become the successful float centers they are now.
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2015
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2015
Ashkahn welcomes everyone to the 2015 Float Conference. www.floatconference.com
Ashkahn Jahromi & Graham Talley - Float Conference 2015
Ashkahn Jahromi & Graham Talley - Float Conference 2015
Graham and Ashkahn are two of the co-founders of Float On, Float Tank Solutions, Float Helm, Coincidence Control Publishing, and organizers of the annual Float Conference. Their talk explores how large, monumental projects in the world get accomplished, and how at the end of the day it really comes down to hard work, elbow grease, and uncompromising determination. Float On: http://floathq.com Fl...
Glenn and Lee Perry | US Float Tank Association - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry | US Float Tank Association - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry are the creators of the original commercial float tank, the Samadhi tank. They speak at the 2015 Float Conference about the US Floatation Tank Association and it's history with John Lilly.
Wallace J. Nichols Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Wallace J. Nichols Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Wallace J. Nichols' talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJj42se9Xj8
Wallace J. Nichols - Float Conference 2015
Wallace J. Nichols - Float Conference 2015
Wallace J. Nichols is the author of "Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do." (http://amzn.to/1THOSAD) He spoke at the Float Conference about the connection humans have with water, how important it is to our lives, and how floating can be a way for people to have that connection...
Glenn and Lee Perry | Samadhi - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry | Samadhi - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry, creators of the very first commercial float tank, the Samadhi tank, take the stage at the 2015 Float Conference to discuss the benefits of people having float tanks in their homes.
Glenn and Lee Perry Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Glenn and Lee Perry's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJa_ZT21iA
Glenn and Perry | Q&A - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Perry | Q&A - Float Conference 2015
Glenn and Lee Perry, founder sf Samadhi, the first float tank manufacturer, announce a new float tank they are developing and answer questions from the audience and the 2015 Float Conference.
Justin Feinstein Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Justin Feinstein Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Justin Feinstein's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/4IOwBs2TpYA
Justin Feinstein | Intro to Float Research - Float Conference 2015
Justin Feinstein | Intro to Float Research - Float Conference 2015
Justin Feinstein is the head of the Float Clinic and Research Center, a dedicated float research facility housed in the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Justin introduces the work they've been doing and sets the ground for the data he and his colleagues presented at the 2015 Float Conference.
Sahib Khalsa Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Sahib Khalsa Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Sahib Khalsa's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Osoqygmeih4
Sahib Khalsa - Float Conference 2015
Sahib Khalsa - Float Conference 2015
Sahib Khalsa is one of the researchers at the Float Clinic and Research Center, the largest float research facility in the world. Sahib presents on the subject of interoception, the brain's sensing of the internal workings of the body, and makes some predictions on how floating could potentially increase the bodies interoceptive abilities.
Kyle Simmons Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Kyle Simmons Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Kyle Simmons' talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/4LEvqj6BB00
Kyle Simmons - Float Conference 2015
Kyle Simmons - Float Conference 2015
Kyle Simmons is a researcher at the Float Clinic and Research Center, a dedicated float research facility located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kyle speaks about the insula, a region of the brain that seems to be a conduit for the brain's ability to sense the inner body, and a main component in the physical experience of emotion. He goes on to speak to how the float tanks seeming ability to boost this comm...
Justin Feinstein | fMRI data - Float Conference 2015
Justin Feinstein | fMRI data - Float Conference 2015
Justine Feinstein, the head researched at the Float Clinic and Research Center, presents the very first data gathered by the lab, including data from fMRI scans before and after people floated.
James Nestor Trailer - Float Conference 2015
James Nestor Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to James Nestor's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/VfTAgP_8tqo
James Nestor - Float Conference 2015
James Nestor - Float Conference 2015
James Nestor is the author of "Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves." He spoke at the 2015 Float Conference about how muting our 5 senses can heighten others, specifically our ability to intuit cardinal directions using the magnetic field of the Earth.
Jason MacDonald Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Jason MacDonald Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Jason MacDonald's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/x9RsgerElBQ
Jason MacDonald - Float Conference 2015
Jason MacDonald - Float Conference 2015
Jason MacDonald works for the Department of Health in Alberta, Canada, and is the head of the Alberta division of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. He spoke at the 2015 Float Conference about how he sees float tanks interacting with the health departments, and where they might (or might not) fit into health regulations.
Crash Hoefler Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Crash Hoefler Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Crash Hoefler's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/zZnW7JU-D7k
Crash Hoefler - Float Conference 2015
Crash Hoefler - Float Conference 2015
Crash is the owner of Float Lab, and has been manufacturing float chambers since 1999. He speaks at the 2015 Float Conference about his path towards discovering floating, how it has helped him, and his goals for the his manufacturing company.
Paul Reeves Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Paul Reeves Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Paul Reeves' talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/jBmoXmS_RfM
Paul Reeves - Float Conference 2015
Paul Reeves - Float Conference 2015
Paul works for the Washington State Department of Health, and has been leading the effort there to create a health department guideline specifically for floatation tanks. Paul speaks from the perspective of a health regulator, and talks about some of the hurdles of regulating a new industry. He gives some of his thoughts on how health departments and the float industry might be able to work toget...
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2015
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2015
Sponsored Talk Nick Janicki is the founder of True REST, a float center franchise with locations across the US, and Float Pod Technologies, a manufacturer of float pods. He presents a video at the 2015 Float Conference showings what they have been up to at their headquarters in Arizona and their expansion across the United States.
Kevin Johnson Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Kevin Johnson Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Kevin Johnson's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/9F6eMLeZDMU
Kevin Johnson - Float Conference 2015
Kevin Johnson - Float Conference 2015
Sponsored Talk Kevin Johnson is the founder of the Zero Gravity Institute, a float center and float room manufacturer based out of Austin, Texas. Kevin talks about where the current state of the float industry, and expresses his gratitude for the group effort that has been put in to help the industry reach the level it is at today.
Rich Martin Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Rich Martin Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Rich Martin's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/YoFvlhnpyBY
Rich Martin - Float Conference 2015
Rich Martin - Float Conference 2015
Rich Martin works for NSF International, an organization that creates safety certifications for a variety of products. One of the products they are currently working on is a certification for floatation tanks. Rich explains a brief history of the NSF and their function, and gives an update on the current status of the NSF's float tank standard.
Marek Malůš Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Marek Malůš Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Marek Malus' talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/sb3yLF8Xn4c
Marek Malůš - Float Conference 2015
Marek Malůš - Float Conference 2015
Marek Malůš is a researcher from the Czech Republic that has been focusing on Chamber REST, or as it's known in the Czech Republic, Dark Therapy. Chamber REST involves spending long periods of time (several weeks) in isolation in a specially built completely dark house. Marek presents the basics of Dark Therapy, explains how it's been quickly gaining popularity as a commercial service in the Cze...
Arreed Barabasz Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Arreed Barabasz Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Arreed Barabasz's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/ua4fgjPRL04
Arreed Barabasz - Float Conference 2015
Arreed Barabasz - Float Conference 2015
Arreed Barabasz is researcher and professor at Washington State University, Pullman. He's responsible for large body of float and REST research, with a focus on increased athletic performance and increased susceptibility to hypnosis. He worked extensively with dry floatation, a device similar to a float tank but with the salt water contained in a membrane that you lie on. Arreed presents some of ...
Stephen Johnson Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Stephen Johnson Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Stephen Johnson's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Byl7YdMq84g
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2015
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2015
Stephen Johnson is a structural integrator, a poet, a dancer, and teacher, and a float enthusiast. Stephen has been floating for many years, and speaks at the 2015 Float Conference about floatation as the ultimate tool for inner exploration.
Research Panel Trailer - Float Conference 2015
Research Panel Trailer - Float Conference 2015
A brief intro to Tom Fine's talk at the 2015 Float Conference. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/bXdyoX8F3cQ
Float Research Panel - Float Conference 2015
Float Research Panel - Float Conference 2015
The top researchers in floatation got together at the 2016 Float Conference for a research panel. The panelists include: Justin Feinstein, head of the new Float Clinic and Research Center, the largest modern float research facility in the world. Peter Suedfeld, one of the seminal researchers in floatation, responsible for coining the term REST. Arreed Barabasz, head of one of the largest float...
Graham Talley - Float Conference 2015
Graham Talley - Float Conference 2015
Graham Talley is one of the founders of Float On, Float Tank Solutions, and organizers of the Float Conference. He takes the stage to give the farewell talk of the 2015 Float Conference, bringing the event to a close.

2014 Videos

Aubrey Marcus - Float Conference 2014
Aubrey Marcus - Float Conference 2014
Aubrey Marcus, CEO of Onnit and creator of the Warrior Poet Blog and Podcast, presents at the 2014 Float Conference. Hear him talk about a wide range of medicinal therapies. www.floatconference.com
Rich Martin - Float Conference 2014
Rich Martin - Float Conference 2014
Rich Martin, a representative from NSF International, speaks at the 2014 Float Conference about a new standard the NSF is creating to certify float tanks. www.floatconference.com
Rich Martin Q&A - Float Conference 2014
Rich Martin Q&A - Float Conference 2014
Rich Martin, a representative from NSF International, speaks at the 2014 Float Conference about a new standard the NSF is creating to certify float tanks. This is the Question and Answer section immediately following his talk. www.floatconference.com
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2014
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2014
Dr. Justin Feinstein speaks at the 2014 Float Conference about his new float research lab in Tulsa Oklahoma, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). See more conference talks from previous years at: www.floatconference.com
James Nestor - Float Conference 2014
James Nestor - Float Conference 2014
James Nestor, author of "DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves," speaks at the 2014 Float Conference about how the human body reacts to freediving in great depths of water, and about the animals that inhabit this space already.
Bob Crandall - Float Conference 2014
Bob Crandall - Float Conference 2014
Bob Crandall has done decades of work in both drinking and pool water sanitation, and is responsible for first developing and popularizing the UV / Hydrogen Peroxide method of pool and spa sanitation. He presents at the 2014 Float Conference on the UV / H2O2 system, and talks about the data that helped him get it approved by over 50 pool and spa Health Departments across the United States and Can...
Glenn and Lee Perry - Float Conference 2014
Glenn and Lee Perry - Float Conference 2014
Glenn and Lee Perry are the creators of the very first commercial float tank, the Samadhi tank. They worked directly with John Lilly in the 70's, and have been deeply involved in the float industry ever since. They spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about the fear that can sometimes come during someone's first float experience, and the benefits of working through it.
Jeffrey Bruno - Float Conference 2014
Jeffrey Bruno - Float Conference 2014
Jeffrey Bruno is a float tank / REST researcher, studying a range of neurological functions, but especially focusing on the Thalamus. He spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about the perception of pain, and about the mind's reaction to that specific sensory input.
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2014
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2014
Ashkahn Jahromi, one of the organizers of the Float Conference, welcomes everyone to the 2014 Conference! www.floatconference.com
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2014
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2014
- Sponsored Talk - Nick Janicki is the owner of the True REST float center in Arizona, as well as Float Pod Therapies manufacturing. Nick has been in the float industry for years through running True REST, and has recently opened up his float center for franchising. Nick introduces and invites people into the True REST franchise at the 2014 Float Conference. www.truerest.com
Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi - Float Conference 2014
Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi - Float Conference 2014
Graham Talley and Ashkahn Jahromi are two of the organizers of this Float Conference, and two of the owners of Float On, a float tank center in Portland, Oregon. They spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about how running a business does not mean compromising on your ideals, and showed some big business structures and practices that can actually work to make the world a better place.
Pete O'Brien - Float Conference 2014
Pete O'Brien - Float Conference 2014
- Sponsored Talk - Pete O'Brien runs the At Peace Floatation Spa and float room manufacturing company based out of Texas. Pete spoke at the 2014 Float Conference present his new float room to the world. www.atpeacefloatationspa.com
Kirk Sullivan & Dante Jacuzzi - Float Conference 2014
Kirk Sullivan & Dante Jacuzzi - Float Conference 2014
- Sponsored Talk - Kirk Sullivan and Dante Jacuzzi have both been in the pool and spa industry for decades. Kirk runs San Juan Pools, which manufactures the FloatES tank. He came to the last conference to present his new tank to the world, and show off it's unique MicroSilk oxygenation created by Dante Jacuzzi's company, Jason International. www.floates.com
Tom Fine - Float Conference 2014
Tom Fine - Float Conference 2014
Tom Fine is one of the original float researchers, spending many years studying REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). Tom, along with his colleague John Turner, is responsible for the data we have on floating's effect on Cortisol levels in the body. Tom spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about his past research and what he hopes for in the future of REST research.
Lauretta Young - Float Conference 2014
Lauretta Young - Float Conference 2014
Lauretta Young has spent most of her life working within the medical industry. She's been in an administrative position in Kaiser Permanente, taught at both the Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University, and was most recently appointed as the Chief Medical Officer for Health Republic Insurance. Lauretta spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about where floating fits into the...
Stephen Johnson (Closing Talk) - Float Conference 2014
Stephen Johnson (Closing Talk) - Float Conference 2014
Stephen Johnson closes out the 2014 Float Conference by talking about float tanks as gateways to the "in-between". www.floatconference.com
Bob Crandall Q&A - Float Conference 2014
Bob Crandall Q&A - Float Conference 2014
Bob Crandall is an expert in water sanitation, specifically the Hydrogen Peroxide and UV method of pool/spa sanitation, which he helped develop. This video is the Q&A following his talk at the 2014 Float Conference, which is also up online.
Jay Gunkelman - Float Conference 2014
Jay Gunkelman - Float Conference 2014
Jay Gunkelman is one of the world's leading experts in EEG and biofeedback technology. In his early days of research, he started playing around with floatation tanks, and was one of the first researchers to take EEG readings on people while they were actively floating. He tells the story of his early research and its results at the 2014 Float Conference.
EJ Gold (Video) - Float Conference 2014
EJ Gold (Video) - Float Conference 2014
EJ Gold is an author, comedian, spiritual teacher, and much more. He co-wrote "Tanks for the Memories" with John Lilly, the inventor of the float tank. EJ Gold created this video specifically to be shown at the 2014 Float Conference.
Robert Schreyer - Float Conference 2014
Robert Schreyer - Float Conference 2014
Robert Schreyer runs Aspire, a float center and physical rehabilitation center in New York. He comes from a background of research and medicine, and ran a small study out of his own float center. He presented his results at the 2014 Float Conference, and explained the process for running a small research study, showing people that it can be easy to run small studies of their own to help build a f...
Stephen Johnson (Opening Talk) - Float Conference 2014
Stephen Johnson (Opening Talk) - Float Conference 2014
Stephen Johnson is a nurse practitioner, a fascial anatomist, a boxer, a poet, and a philosopher. He gave the introductory talk at the 2014 Float Conference to give everyone a breakdown of the exciting speakers that were presenting at the 2014 Conference.
Bertil Fanger - Float Conference 2014
Bertil Fanger - Float Conference 2014
Bertil Fanger has been working with float tanks for several decades, running a float center in Sweden, and even creating his own hand built float tanks. He spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about his own history and experience with floating throughout the years, and his views on the potential floating has for benefitting humankind.
David Conneely - Float Conference 2014
David Conneely - Float Conference 2014
David Conneely runs iFloat, a float tank center in Connecticut, and teachers Float Facilitator courses which uses John Lilly's methodology from "Programming and Metaprogramming the Human Biocomputer" to help float center owners better understand how to interact with their clients. He spoke at the 2014 Float Conference about the stress that can be placed on float center operators from their client...

2013 Videos

Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2013
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2013
Ashkahn Jaromi, co-founder of Float On, served as host and MC for the 2013 Portland Float Conference. With this welcoming introductory speech, it is obvious that his excitement for the event was rivaled only by the size of his mustache. As one of the owners of Float On here in Portland, Oregon, Ashkahn has amassed a huge body of knowledge on health departments and the way their regulations interac...
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2013
Justin Feinstein - Float Conference 2013
Justin Feinstein, a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher at California Institute of Technology, discusses the potential of float tanks in combating anxiety. In this interesting talk, he delves into the mentality of anxiety: its causes, its presence in modern society, and its unfortunate effects. With his experience treating patients, and his experiences of floating, Justin outlines his argume...
Glenn & Lee Perry - Float Conference 2013
Glenn & Lee Perry - Float Conference 2013
Glenn Perry, along with his wife Lee, are some of the most well-known names in floating. Having worked with John Lilly to develop the Samadhi Tank, the first ever commercial float tank, they have long been established as leaders in the float tank community. Since the development of the first Samadhi Tank, Glenn and Lee have never stopped working to push the world of floatation forward with their ...
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2013
Peter Suedfeld - Float Conference 2013
Peter Suedfeld is one of the original researchers of float tanks and REST. He is the founding president of IRIS (the old float tank research association) and has published a number of cornerstone papers on Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. In this presentation he outlines where REST fits in the world of scientific research, and lays out a path to get funded research for float tanks st...
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2013
Stephen Johnson - Float Conference 2013
Stephen W Johnson RN, LMP, CSP, BME, has worn many different hats over the years. Stephen has been in practice as a Psychiatric nurse and therapist for 27 years, and has conducted private practice as a Structural Integrator for 20 years. He was Resident Anatomist and core faculty at the Soma Institute for 12 years, specializing as a Fascial Anatomist. He is a Biosomatic Movement Educator, has been...
Peter Bell - Float Conference 2013
Peter Bell - Float Conference 2013
This was Peter Bell's second visit to the Float Conference, having given a presentation on the UK and Irish Float Tank Association in 2012. Enthralled with the conference and the floatation industry, he returned for the 2013 Portland Float Conference to discuss both his personal history into floating and the history of Floatworks, the largest float center in the world, and manufacturers of the iso...
Rod Borrie - Float Conference 2013
Rod Borrie - Float Conference 2013
Rod Borrie is one of original researchers of floatation tanks and REST, even coining the very term REST itself. Dr. Borrie discusses his views on the potential clinical applications of floatation, and the future it can have as a potent tool in the field of medical care.
Anu Enok - Float Conference 2013
Anu Enok - Float Conference 2013
This video slideshow, delivered across the globe and presented at the 2013 Portland Float Conference, features narration by Anu Enok, member of the Swedish Floatation Association. With this presentation she discusses the attempts of the Swedish Floatation Association to integrate floatation therapy into the Swedish healthcare system. In this presentation she discusses their efforts to create a cer...
Chaz Rollins - Float Conference 2013
Chaz Rollins - Float Conference 2013
Chaz Rollins, student in Library Sciences at the University of Washington, discusses his efforts to bring float tanks to the environment of his passion, the public library. In this presentation, Chaz discusses the benefits libraries offer to society, and how float tanks might fit perfectly into an expansion of the idea of a library. Through discussing the history and his personal philosophies on ...
Mike Zaremba - Float Conference 2013
Mike Zaremba - Float Conference 2013
Mike Zaremba discusses The Float House, a newer float center in the Vancouver, BC area. In this presentation he discusses how The Float House came into being, and the various trials and tribulations they ran into along the way. He offers the business formula The Float House has used, stressing on creating a strong and active community of floaters who are passionate about their business and its' su...
Shoshana Leibner - Float Conference 2013
Shoshana Leibner - Float Conference 2013
Unfortunately, in 2013 we lost an important member of the floatation community, Michael Hutchison, the author of The Book of Floating-one of the most influential books on floatation therapy. In this presentation, Shoshana, a good friend of Michael's, daughter of Glenn and Lee Perry, and long time floatation-enthusiast, reads Michael's obituary and shares a private note to honor him. A presentat...
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2013
Nick Janicki - Float Conference 2013
Nick Janicki and his team have been running True Rest, a float center in Tempe, Arizona, since 2009. In recent years they have been developing there very own float pod with their new venture, Float Pod Therapies. Nick introduces his team, tells his story of entering into the float world, and presents his new flagship float pod.
Arreed Barabasz - Float Conference 2013
Arreed Barabasz - Float Conference 2013
Arreed Barabasz is one of the foremost float tank researchers. He's been doing research with REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) for several decades, and is responsible for a large body of float research that exists today. He is also a past president of IRIS, the old REST research association, and a significant contributor to the world of hypnosis research. He was at the 2013 Flo...
Briant Nierstedt - Float Conference 2013
Briant Nierstedt - Float Conference 2013
Briant Nierstedt breaks down our brainwaves. Alpha, Beta, Delta, and of course, Theta. He talks about the different thoughts and behavior associated with each brainwave, and delves deeply into the Theta State, the brainwave state that is experienced while floating. Briant goes over some of the history of research into brainwaves and EEG, and talks about the history of Alpha-Theta training.
Dylan Schmidt and Sandra Calm - Float Conference 2013
Dylan Schmidt and Sandra Calm - Float Conference 2013
Dylan and Sandra from the Float Shoppe share their insights on running a wellness center that includes float tanks. A presentation at the 2013 Float Conference. www.floatconference.com

2012 Videos

Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2012
Ashkahn Jahromi (Welcome Speech) - Float Conference 2012
Ashkahn Jahromi, one of the founding members of Float On, and one of the hosts of the annual Portland Float Conference, delivers this short introductory speech to kick off the event. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Stephen Johnson - Bodily Alignment and its Effects on Psychology - Float Conference 2012
Stephen Johnson - Bodily Alignment and its Effects on Psychology - Float Conference 2012
Stephen Johnson, expert in bodily alignment discusses fascia tissue, the connective tissue of our bodies, and how floatation therapy can help to soften this tissue, and how this affects our consciousness. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Peter E Suedfeld - History of Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Peter E Suedfeld - History of Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Legendary R.E.S.T researcher Peter E. Suedfeld gives a presentation on the fascinating history of float tanks, and the science behind the medical and psychological benefits of floatation therapy. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Glenn & Lee Perry - In Pursuit of Nothing - Float Conference 2012
Glenn & Lee Perry - In Pursuit of Nothing - Float Conference 2012
Glenn and Lee Perry, owners of the Samadhi Tank Company, partnered with John C. Lily, the father of float tanks, to be the first manufacturer of commercial float tanks. In this charming presentation, Glenn and Lee discuss the history of Samadhi, the evolution of float tank designs, the experience of floatation, and how floating has become to what it is today. Learn more about the next Float Confe...
Graham Talley - The Art of Selling Nothing - Float Conference 2012
Graham Talley - The Art of Selling Nothing - Float Conference 2012
Graham Talley, one of the founders of Float On (http://floathq.com) and Float Tank Solutions (http://floattanksolutions.com), gives this presentation on floatation centers as a unique business. Through discussions the history of Float On, he covers marketing tactics, the logistics of owning a float center, and how to embrace and engage your passion to spread the word about float tanks. Learn mor...
Anthony Natale - Gravity is Weird - Float Conference 2012
Anthony Natale - Gravity is Weird - Float Conference 2012
Anthony Natale centers this presentation on one topic, gravity. He discusses the energy of gravity, the untold effects of it shaping our physical and mental lives, and how the low-gravity environment of float tanks can allow our bodies and minds to do amazing things. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Fred Colley - Microbiology and Public Health - Float Conference 2012
Fred Colley - Microbiology and Public Health - Float Conference 2012
Microbiologist Fred Colley traces the fascinating origins and development of microbiology and its' effects on public health, and through this history helps to demystify the chemicals involved with the sanitation and balance of the water in float tanks. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Jon Hart - Breathing and the Body - Float Conference 2012
Jon Hart - Breathing and the Body - Float Conference 2012
As a professor at the massage school East-West University, Jon Hart discusses the physical process of breathing, centering on muscle and skeletal movements and presenting arguments about how the low-gravity environment of float tanks can ease the stress of this vital bodily function. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
David Conneely - Portland Float Conference 2012
David Conneely - Portland Float Conference 2012
David Conneely, one of the co-owners of iFloat float center in Connecticut, gives this captivating presentation at our 2012 Float Conference discussing his personal experiences and the ideas of Dr. John Lilly, the inventor of float tanks. David recounts how he and his customers have used floatation therapy and Lilly's ideas to better their lives, and discusses how others might be able to do the sa...
David Manfield - Floatation Therapy and PTSD - Float Conference 2012
David Manfield - Floatation Therapy and PTSD - Float Conference 2012
Clinical psychologist David Manfield discusses his history with diagnosing and treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, its physical and psychological ,mechanisms, and how floatation therapy could be beneficial to treating and resolving PTSD. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Dan Elmer - On Epsom Salt - Float Conference 2012
Dan Elmer - On Epsom Salt - Float Conference 2012
Dan Elmer, co-owner of the San Francisco Salt Company, discusses the details of the Epsom salt grading system, and the differences between domestic and imported manufacturers. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Swedish Floatation Association - Float Conference 2012
Swedish Floatation Association - Float Conference 2012
A presentation on float tanks at the 2012 international Portland Float Tank Conference. www.floatconference.com Anu Enok & Catharina Jakobsson
Peter Bell - Spreading the Word of Floating - Float Conference 2012
Peter Bell - Spreading the Word of Floating - Float Conference 2012
Peter Bell gives a presentation on the U.K. and Irish Float Tank Association, and Float Works, the world's largest float tank center, offering this motivational speech on how to garnish support for floatation therapy, and offers tips on strengthen the floatation community by spreading the word. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Roderick Borrie - Fibromyalgia and Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Roderick Borrie - Fibromyalgia and Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Roderick Borries delves into the Fibromyalgia Project (http://fibromyalgiaflotationproject.com), where float centers around the world are contributing to research into fibromyalgia, a little understood muscle pain disease, and the potential of float tanks to relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia suffering. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
US Float Tank Association - Float Conference 2012
US Float Tank Association - Float Conference 2012
A presentation on float tanks at the 2012 international Portland Float Tank Conference
Benjamin Tochtermann - Float Conference 2012
Benjamin Tochtermann - Float Conference 2012
A presentation on float tanks at the 2012 international Portland Float Tank Conference.
Heather Stiles - Creating Change with Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Heather Stiles - Creating Change with Float Tanks - Float Conference 2012
Counselor Heather Stiles discusses her application of floatation therapy in encouraging change in people's lives. By using her own personal experiences, and referencing established academic principles for psychological change, she argues for the use of floatation therapy in counseling sessions. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Richard Bonk - Floating for Lucidity - Float Conference 2012
Richard Bonk - Floating for Lucidity - Float Conference 2012
Richard Bonk discusses AWSIM, or Alternate Waking States Induction Method, a psychological mechanism which can induce different states of reality. With over thirty years of floating experiences, he discusses the successes of float tanks in inducing altered states such as lucid dreams. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Jon Hart - Breathing and the Body - Float Conference 2012
Jon Hart - Breathing and the Body - Float Conference 2012
As a professor at the massage school East-West University, Jon Hart discusses the physical process of breathing, centering on muscle and skeletal movements and presenting arguments about how the low-gravity environment of float tanks can ease the stress of this vital bodily function. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com
Paul Levy - Recognizing the Dream Like Nature of Reality - Float Conference 2012
Paul Levy - Recognizing the Dream Like Nature of Reality - Float Conference 2012
Paul Levy discusses his views on trauma and spiritual/psychologically awakening, referencing his own personal experiences, and his conception of the reality-dream state in which we all live. Learn more about the next Float Conference at: http://www.floatconference.com