2020 Schedule

Float Conference Preview Event – FREE to attend!

August 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT
Did you miss it? Don’t worry, you can still watch the replay!

A few weeks before the conference, we put on a free mini-event to give everyone a chance to experience what the event will look like before the real thing. Attendees had a chance to set up their profiles, attend a session, network with each other, and visit vendor booths.

The Main Conference

September 11 – 13, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT

And finally, the main event! We’ll have speaker presentations, community-organized Activities, and group discussions, oh my! We’ll also have virtual vendor booths and virtual parties.

Sessions & Activities

We wanted to make sure that float center owners (and parents, and people with other day jobs, etc) wouldn’t feel pressured to drop everything and focus on Float Conference for 3 full days. And we are excited to be able to welcome attendees across many time zones this year! For these reasons, we’ve spread out the main conference sessions, activities, and networking from around 9 am – 6 pm Pacific Time. Plus! Sessions (and most Activities) will be recorded and available for attendees to watch after the scheduled time.

We’re ecstatic to present an International Track representing the float industry from different regions of the world – these talks will be slightly outside of the 9-6 timing to accommodate the speakers.

Networking

Spontaneity is pretty hard to schedule into an online event format, but we’ve done our best. We will have group discussions – aka Think Tanks – available throughout the event. Some of these group video calls will be focused on connecting in depth with a speaker after their talk, or perhaps about some detail of running a business. Others will just be an opportunity to hop on and see who’s standing by the proverbial water cooler or virtual coffee bar. Feel free to sign up for these in advance or pop in to see who’s there.

Vendor Booths

Booths have always been an important part of the Float Conference. We know that you want to learn about the latest and greatest products and services! Our event platform has a great system for virtual booths in place – each booth will have a profile page where attendees can read about the business, send public messages, or send a private request for more information. During times when the booths are open (again, most of 9 am – 6 pm PDT), attendees will be able to enter a dedicated video chat room for each booth, where conversations can be had! Attendees can also request private or group meetings with sponsors.

Parties

You know we didn’t forget about parties. We’re working up an incredible Discord server for Float Conference attendees to get to know each other outside of the more professional zone. In Discord, attendees can easily move between video and chat rooms. (You’ll be able to see who is in the different rooms before you “go in.”) The Discord server will be available for casual visiting throughout the event, but we’ll have some more structured parties after conference hours. On Friday, Join us starting at 5pm PDT to kick off the parties! We’ll have some games and activities set up to make sure we all have a great time. These parties are B.Y.O.B., but we still think they’ll be pretty great.

Sessions Schedule

Friday, September 11

6:00 am: Using Floating to Address Anxiety during and because of the Pandemic, Nail Gareev

6:30 am: Benefits of Floating for Health and Immune System in the time of COVID, Vladimir Kotenev

7:00 am: The physiology of immersion – extreme activities need extreme relaxation, Yan Brave

9:00 am: Float Stories – Why We Float; Liberty-Jubilee Zhang, Charlotte Kikel, & Brian Kroll

2:00 pm: Leading Through a Crisis, Dan Price

4:30 pm: Adding New Services to Your Float Center, Jeremy Jacob

Saturday, September 12

11:00 am: The Importance of Floating in the time of COVID-19, Flux

11:45 am: How 31 float centers are making weekly clients the “New Normal”, Kyle Robins

1:00 pm: Graham & Ashkahn talk about the Future, Graham Talley & Ashkahn Jahromi

6:30 pm: How to raise your consciousness using float tanks, Vijay Ravikumar

Sunday, September 13

7:00 am: Creating your life RAFT (Reconnection and Floatation Therapy), Vivian McKinnon

7:45 am: Exploring the Void – Floating and Visuals, Michael Cordova

9:30 am: Love + Leverage, Beth Jones

10:00 am: Trascendental Experiences supported by Sensory Suppression Chamber, Pía Figueroa

12:00 pm: How Floating Alters Resting State Functional Connectivity within the Brain, Justin Feinstein

3:00 pm: Life Hacking In The Tank – How Floating Is The Ideal Modality For Self Improvement, Sean McCormick

5:30 pm: Floating in Quiet Darkness, Glenn & Lee Perry

6:00 pm: Float Conference Closing, Stephen Johnson