2016 has tested and shaped who I am as a human being and man more than any previous year in my entire life, and the year is still young…
On the company front, I have decided to hold twin Florida live events this year in Orlando and Miami.
Orlando is a revival of the Under 21 Convention brand and theme, where Miami is the main event of the year. Both events are set to kick ass and chew bubble gum.
Orlando will have ~10 speakers over 2 days, similar in scope and duration to the very first Under 21 Convention in July of 2007. And as the name implies, the event is focused on (but not limited to) young men, with speeches tailored to this age group more than usual at The 21 Convention.
The U21C event is experimental for now and is not necessarily going to become a normal event for us. But if I had to guess, this won’t be the last time I decide to hold it. I see it more as an infrequent “special event” we hold on occasion.
You can get tickets now at under21convention.com. The event dates are June 25th-26th 2016, all day Saturday/Sunday. There will also be a full mid-event get together at Socrates’ house in Orlando on Saturday night with all speakers and attendees – a more informal version of the Heroes Dinner from The 21 Convention.
The 21 Convention 2016 on the other hand will serve as the main 2016 event, and the biggest, baddest, boldest 21 Convention in history. The event has been extended to a full four days, October 20th-23rd 2016, an event duration we have not had since 2011 in Orlando Florida.
I am also aiming to fit ~30 speakers at the event, by far the most we have ever had. And of course, the best we have ever had. Even the 2014 event in Tampa only had 23 by comparison, and that was massive for us.
To save all the thunder for Miami (and not take away from Orlando) I have not revealed any speakers for the event yet. However event details did go out on the ticket page, as well as the ability to pre-order your ticket. In doing so (before June 10th) all pre-orders come with a free bonus ticket to the Under 21 Convention 2016 of Orlando Florida – valued at $399.
A Miami ticket also comes with a bonus, full year long membership to 21 University.
Odds and Ends
The Under 21 Convention in Orlando will be live streamed for free on the 21 Studios YouTube channel! And I mean the entire event! However this will only include short highlights of each presentation. Primarily this will be a live stream of the real event, meaning, what happens off and behind stage. Live interviews with speakers and attendees, and even the get together at Socrates’ house on Saturday night.
I’m super excited about this, because a live feed for 2 days straight like this is truly going to get across the big picture of attending the event vs. watching isolated presentations from it later online. The difference is night and day, and I believe the free live stream will demonstrate that in a spectacular way.
I published a video blog the other day responding to a viewer question on the main channel discussion about my sources of income. Check it out.
Socrates closing keynote address at The 21 Convention 2014 of Tampa Florida published recently, give it a watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
There are still more presentations to be published from The 21 Convention of Tampa Florida, including Dr. Doug McGuff’s full speech, James Maclane’s, and a bonus presentation from James Maclane. There are also a number of 2015 full length videos that we filmed and have yet to publish.
As always you can join 21 University to get early access to these videos, starting with a free month.
This is the first post of 2016… there’s a big reason for that. I’ll talk more about it here on the blog as soon as I have time, which will be in July after the U21C.
Finally, I am going to OCON 2016 in Seattle. Please say hello if you are going!