Topos Learning Retreat

Topos exists to support life-long learning. Our retreat creates a temporary sanctuary for learning what's most important to you but never urgent.

August 3rd - 5th

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Details

What?

A weekend-long retreat for pure learning.

Where?

A beautiful, quiet home nestled into nature. 

Who?

A dozen people with inspiring learning projects.

How?

Food, rides, and lodging handled.

Why?

Learning is among both the greatest pleasures and the greatest investments in life.

As any experienced learner knows, to learn well requires a wholly immersed state of mind, free of distraction by noise, impending obligations, social signaling, or whatever else. Regrettably, this state can be difficult to achieve when one’s attention is constantly demanded elsewhere, as is increasingly the case for most.

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Message from a Topos Whiteboard

I may not be able to come. But, many of my whiteboard friends will be there in my honor. 

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Expectations

Actually Learn

Please write up your learning goals before coming and then write up your progress once done. Give brief introductory, intermediate and summary talk re: your learning goals and progress.

Our goal is not to be a schoolteacher. We've found this to be crucial to folks learning to their fullest.

Learn, learn, learn.

Location: Jenner, CA

Two acres on the Pacific Ocean with a private beach. Comfortable sleeping quarters for everyone.

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Schedule

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Friday

Sunset dinner on this exact beach.
Talk on learning intent.

Saturday

Breakfast served. 
Learn.
Four-course dinner.
Talk on intermediate progress.

Sunday

Breakfast served.
Learn.
Summary talk.
Depart. 


FAQ

  • Will there be whiteboards?

    Yes

  • Will there be chalkboards?

    Likely

  • Will there be WiFi?

    There be areas with and without WiFi for your searching needs and focus preference :)

  • Can I come early or leave late?

    We prefer not but it's ok if necessary. Life and work don't always align to create full blocks of time away - sometimes emergencies arise so we aren't doctrinaire. The goal of the learning retreat is sustained focus.

  • Will I have my own room?

    Most likely but not guaranteed. We work very hard to create the living quarters required for optimal learning.

  • Can I collaborate or bring a collaborator?

    Absolutely! Some people come to focus on personal projects but many are ready to collaborate. If you learn regularly with someone or both wish you had the time, we very much welcome collaborators!

  • Your question

    We'd love to hear it! current@topos.house 

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Register

350$ per person. Excited to have you join us! 


Space is extremely limited, please only register if we’ve already reserved your spot.
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