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 new emergency contact number is (314) 941-0369. 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.
Local book publisher Joe Clote presents analog approaches aspiring authors can take to achieve their goal of writing a book. Whether aspiring authors find themselves in the ideation stage or stuck in writer’s block, this session explores the mechanics of taking this project from start to finish and how tech-free processes can help us achieve this aspiration.
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.
Unplug and unwind as you connect with nature and the ‘more than human world’ in this immersive sensory experience. This is not a strenuous hike in the woods, but rather a gentle, leisurely walk designed to allow time and stress to melt away as you sink comfortably into the peace of presence that nature can provide. In a safe and welcoming environment, you’ll be guided through a series of invitations that will allow you to tune into your surroundings and explore nature through your senses.
Attendees who preregister for open kayaking will have the opportunity to paddle around Simpson Lake during session slot of choice. Limited spots for this session are available, so be sure to secure your spot while kayaks last! An email to preregister will be sent shortly after your event signup is received.
Laughter yoga is a fun, simple, and easy exercise available to all ages and all abilities. No special clothing or equipment is needed. It is intentional laughter 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.
Embark on a 45-minute journey of self discovery during this guided meditation experience, which offers a blissful escape from the constant digital chatter of modern life. During this session, you’ll reconnect with the present moment through gentle breathwork, meditation, and mindful movement. As you surrender the weight of screens and endless notifications, you’ll make space to rekindle your awareness of the world around you and nurture a profound sense of inner calm.
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
NOTE: Sandwich lunch is NOT included with purchase of ticket. If you’d like to order a sandwich 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.
For any questions regarding our food and beverage policy, please read our Event Policies.
✅ Access to general session
✅ Access to two education/activity sessions of choice
✅ Access to lunch panel
✅ Access to general session
✅ Access to three education/activity sessions of choice
✅ Access to lunch panel
✅ Access to concluding edutainment session
✅ 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.
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.
Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest
5 Lambert Drury Dr, Valley Park, MO 63088
Hampton Inn St. Louis Southwest
9 Lambert Drury Dr, Valley Park, MO 63088
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.