phonelink_erase Rethink technology
people Meet like-minded people
Event volunteers will immediately locate attendee by alerting activity/education leaders from tent to tent or having emcee issue attendee alert (based on what is presently taking place).
Once attendee is located, event volunteers will update other event volunteers by walkie talkie.
Our emergency contact number is (314) 459-8158. Non-attendees must call this number to reach attendee, and attendee will call from this number if they must reach non-attendee. This phone number does not receive SMS messages.
To learn more about our emergency procedures, review our Event Policies.
In this opening message for the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat, Olivia Orman demonstrates how a combination of digital minimalism education, finding new hobbies, and meeting like-minded people plays a large role in transforming how and how much we use technology.
Building on Shunryu Suzuki’s concept of ichigyo-zammai (“one-act concentration”), this session presents deep activity as a philosophical response to the phenomenon of multi-tasking. The single-minded way, difficult to achieve with a smartphone, involves the use of task-specific tools that allow for richer mental engagement and a greater sincerity of expression.
Edutainment specialist Ralph Mason portrays smartphone usage from a new perspective through an entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking acoustic performance. Demonstrating the numerous drawbacks our devices have created and the impact they have on us, audience members will depart this performance inspired to rethink what role technology can play in their lives.
Looking for an adventurous way to explore the outdoors or a new recreational activity? Take to the water in our kayaks! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned paddler, Kayaking 101 provides an opportunity to paddle around Simpson Lake while learning basic kayak safety. This session also highlights the best spots to paddle around the state and ways to get involved with Big Muddy Adventures.
Disc golf provides an enjoyable, low-pressure way to socialize. It combines elements of physical exercise, strategy and competition in a relaxing atmosphere that allows everyone to have fun while getting to know each other better. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to practice communication skills, collaboration and problem solving while still enjoying the outdoors. Disc golf can, ultimately, be used as an effective tool for providing valuable team building experiences that leave lasting impressions for all involved.
Laughter yoga is a fun, simple, and easy exercise available to all ages and all abilities. It is intentional laugher while moving the body in play. Deep breathing is interspersed between activities. It strengthens the immune system, improves the respiratory, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, and increases happy hormones.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Participate in general session
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Participate in session one
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch break
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Participate in session two
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Participate in session three
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Participate in session four
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing message and prize giveaways
4:00 PM: Departure
For any questions regarding our food and beverage policy, please read our Event Policies.
✅ Access to general session
✅ Access to one education session
✅ Access to one activity session
✅ Access to general session
✅ Access to two activity sessions
✅ Access to two education sessions
✅ Receipt of full-day attendance gift bag
✅ Eligibility for giveaway prize
NOTE: Boxed lunch is NOT included with purchase of ticket. If you’d like to order a boxed lunch as the event approaches closer, this is an additional cost.
By purchasing a ticket to the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat, you agree that you have read, understand, and consent to our Event Policies.
Receive a complimentary gift bag
Receive a complimentary half-day pass and gift bag
Receive a complimentary gift bag, meal, snacks, and additional surprise
If you are traveling from out of town to attend the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat, Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest and Hampton Inn St. Louis Southwest are the nearest hotels to Simpson Park. Attendees are responsible for booking room in advance to ensure availability.
Depending on how many out of town attendees there are, a shuttle may arrive at these hotels to transport attendees to and from the event. Attendees staying at these hotels will receive a notice about transportation as the event approaches closer.
Livin’ Analog does NOT have a special room rate agreement with these hotels, so if you’d like to book accommodations at another property and coordinate your own transportation, that is certainly an option as well.
To access Simpson Park, follow I-44 to MO-141 N in Meramec Township. Take exit 272 from I-44. Continue on MO-141 N. Take St. Louis Ave to Marshall Rd in Valley Park. See details about where to park below.
Many of us openly admit that we spend more time using technology than practicing hobbies and having attentive conversations. And, while many of us see the value in putting down our phones to reconnect with our interests and those around us, very few of us actually follow through with this necessary digital detox.
The Livin’ Analog Day Retreat is designed to offer an accessible way to go phone-free for the day and find analog replacements for the amount of time spent on your phone. Our combination of activities, education, and connection provide the insights and resources needed to rethink how you use technology and start using your devices less.
While some of the activity sessions for the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat are more physically demanding than others, we also offer activity sessions that are accessible for any physical ability. Reference our event schedule to see a full list of activity sessions taking place throughout the day.
The Livin’ Analog Day Retreat includes evergreen activities and education that will interest kids, teens, and adults. This event is, specifically, intended for anyone ages 10 and up.
There is a limited number of tickets being sold for the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat, so the only way to guarantee your spot is to purchase your tickets in advance.
Once you purchase a ticket and receive a confirmation email, you will periodically start receiving event updates. Be sure to stay subscribed if you would like to receive more information about ordering a boxed lunch.
We really do want to see you at the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat but can offer refunds. To see our refund policy for this event, reference our Event Policies.
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