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“The next time something feels impossible, stay hungry.”: Chelsea Dinsmore at WDS

Next month we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. Chelsea Dinsmore took to the stage as our third keynote speaker of the day. She's the owner and Chief Inspiration Officer of Live Your Legend, a community whose mission is to change the world by helping people find their passion and build a career around the work that only they are capable of doing. Live Your Legend hosts monthly in person meetups in over 200 cities across nearly 60 countries, focused on creating in-person connections with like-minded living legends.

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“Instead of perceiving fear as an obstacle, I choose to see it as an opportunity.”: Michelle Poler at WDS

Next month we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. Following our first speaker, Jonathan Fields, we welcomed courageous video blogger, Michelle Poler, to the stage.

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela to a family of holocaust survivors, Michelle was accustomed to living with fear. It kept her safe and comfortable. But when she moved to New York to pursue a Masters in Branding at the School of Visual Arts, Michelle quickly realized that NYC was not for the fearful.

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“You’ve got to be unapologetically you.”: Jonathan Fields at WDS

Next month we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. To start us off, here's a video from our opening speaker, Jonathan Fields. A New York City dad, husband, entrepreneur and author, he founded mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected, and vital lives.

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The Reviews Are In! Attendee Blog Posts and Memories from WDS 2016 (Round 1)

Every year for six years, I’ve been part of a team that produces an annual gathering in Portland, Oregon. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. Rather than share my own recap, I usually prefer to let our attendees share their perspective. All of these posts are unfiltered and uncensored—take a look and learn more of what WDS is all about!

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This Summer: Hack Your Book, Learn the Science of Happiness, & Become a Financial Badass

Link: WDS 2016 Academy Registration Is Now Open to Everyone!

Every year since 2011, I've produced and hosted an global gathering known modestly as the World Domination Summit (WDS). More than 10,000 people have participated in WDS main stage events, and starting in 2014 we expanded to feature half-day workshops known as Academies.

Registration for Academies is now open to the general public, and this year we have something special: an all-new experience called WDS Connect.

When you register for WDS Connect, you'll get access to hundreds of meetups and special sessions that aren't open to the general public. You'll also get access to one complimentary Academy of your choice.

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Introducing WDS Connect: Join Us in Portland this August!

If you’ve read the blog for a while, you probably know about WDS, also known as the World Domination Summit (modestly titled). For the past five years a small team and I have produced this summer gathering in Portland, Oregon, with thousands of interesting people who attend from all over the world.

Last year was our five-year anniversary, and we decided to try something new for 2016. The main-stage weekend (now called “360”) has limited attendance of 1,000 people and is already sold out.

However, we’re also creating an all-new experience for everyone else who wasn’t able to get that ticket. This new experience is called WDS Connect.... and you can now sign up to join us!

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Scholarships for Real Life: Now Accepting Applications!

unnamed Link: Scholarships for Real Life 2016 Applications

The WDS Foundation seeks to put the right resources in the hands of amazing people who are acting on the three core values of WDS—community, adventure, and service. We do this by providing what we call "Scholarships For Real Life."

The goal of these scholarships is to empower individuals to pursue their dreams and positively impact a community.

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Today’s the Day! Final Round of Main-Stage WDS Tickets Now Available

19620508981_4ac0b0d366_z Link: Tickets on Sale at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT

Today's the day! For six years now, our volunteer team has produced a global adventure that takes place every year in Portland. This year will be our best event yet—and we'd love you to join us for a very special event this summer.

I shared a bit about WDS in a preview post on Sunday, so if you're new to the process, start with that. For now, all you need to know is that when tickets are available, you can purchase them from the link at the top.

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Final WDS 2016 Ticket Sales Open Wednesday, February 10

19046743014_4e6660241b_z For six (six!) years now, our volunteer team has produced a global adventure that takes place every year in Portland. This year will be our best year ever—and you should be there!

We’ll begin the FINAL ROUND of main-stage ticket sales for WDS 2016 on Wednesday, February 10th, starting at 9am PST. We offer all tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, and we don’t hold back any tickets for sale at the event itself.

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“Don’t Pursue Something that Someone Said You Should Want”: Derek Sivers at WDS

19482941249_1d60667f8b_z In early spring 2016 we’ll release the last (small and final) round of tickets for WDS 2016, a global gathering like no other! If you'd like to join us, be sure you're on the waiting list for first notice.

But first, we’re rolling out speaker videos from the 2015 event. Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur, and all around non-conformist shared with us his secrets of success.

Check out the video!

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Limited Number of WDS 2016 Tickets Are on Sale!

***UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!***

Link: WDS 2016 Registration

Hi all,

I’ve mentioned this already by email and with the speaker videos we’ve been posting. You can also read a bit more about WDS, including the changes we’re making next year.

But the pertinent info of the moment is: WDS tickets are on sale! We release all tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’ve never been to WDS, I hope you’ll join us next year for an all-new adventure. Workshops

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WDS Tickets Go on Sale Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 9am PST

Link: Ticket Sales for WDS 2016 Begin Wednesday, Nov. 11

Six years ago, I traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada and invited readers to join me in Portland, Oregon, the following summer. The event that began in July 2011 was called the World Domination Summit—a modest name—or simply WDS.

Since then, more than 10,000 people have participated in what became an annual event. This past July marked our five-year anniversary event, and we had an incredible experience with everyone who showed up.

The first round of ticket sales for the 2016 event is coming up soon!

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