Design: Creating Community in Your Space

August 25–27
A 20|30s Weekend
Hotel Van Zandt
Austin, Texas

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Design plays an essential role in our lives. From the way a smart phone feels in our hands to the way we navigate our social media feeds.

Our world has been thoughtfully designed to bring us closer together, yet we struggle to connect.

Is it possible to design for connection? What's our role in creating meaningful community?

We think so.

You play a significant role in the way your life, the spaces where you live, where you work, and your third places are all socially designed.

We often think our interactions with people are only organic and fortuitous but it's possible to design our lives in such a way that we create community in a variety of ways and in a variety of places.

At the Austin Retreat we are abandoning our everyday experiences and gathering together to discover what it means to design; how we do it, and how we make it last. 

Engage with a diverse set of voices during our gathered group times, choose your own path from our shared experience tracks, and worship in a way that propels you into a transformed life. 


Friday Night

8 p.m.:         Gathered Group Experience
9:30 p.m.:    Drinks on the Pool Deck at Hotel Van Zandt


9:30 a.m.:     Gathered Group Session I
11:00 a.m.:   Shared Experiences: Wellness, Adventure, Culture
5:00 p.m.:     Gathered Group Session II
7:00 p.m.:     Dinner Discussions with panel members on Rainey Street


9:30 a.m.      Gathered Group Experience 

Saturday Afternoon Shared Experiences 

At the Austin Retreat we value space, exploration, and rest. During your stay in Austin choose one of 3 shared experiences. 
We recommend you wrap up your experiences at 4 p.m. to allow time to prep for the evening.

Wellness: gather a group of 5-10 and bring balance to your body, mind, and soul.

We recommend:
Wanderlust Yoga on the Lake
Brunch at Forthright (until 3 pm)

Adventure: gather a group of 5-10 and look for fun and new ways to raise your heart rate. 

We recommend:
Float the Guadalupe river in San Marcos
Lunch at The Gristmill 

Culture: gather a group 5-10 and find out what makes Austin weird.

We recommend:
Hill Country Brewery Tour (Start at People's Last Stand, then move down to Jester King)
Lunch at Farmhouse Pizza

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