September 23, 2023


Simpson Park


St. Louis, Missouri


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Countdown

2023/09/23 09:00:00

About the Livin' Analog Day Retreat

The Livin’ Analog Day Retreat is the premier get-together for rethinking how and how much we use technology. This phone-free event includes activities, education, and resources that promote the idea of digital minimalism in a world heavily immersed in digital device usage. By the end of the day, you will gain insights that help you form clearer boundaries with technology, discover new analog hobbies to pursue, and develop relationships with other like-minded individuals on the same digital minimalism journey.

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Phone Policy

Experience a Phone-free Day

The whole premise of the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat is to put your phone down for the day and find new hobbies, learn more about digital minimalism, and socialize.  We have established specific phone procedures to stay true to the concept of our event, which includes one way to check your phone during the day and policies that assure safety for everyone who attends.

Event Entry Procedures:

Arrive without your phone

You will be admitted into event after we confirm your phone is not with you

Specify your emergency contact

You will receive emergency contact paperwork you can complete in advance

Receive your punch card

This will include all the sessions available to you for your day pass level

How Check Your Phone During the Day:

If you’d like to attend this event but are insistent about being able to check your phone at some point during the day, you are permitted to leave the event during your hour-long lunch break.  Please note that you will need to retrieve a wristband to re-enter this event and that we will need to reconfirm you re-arrived without your phone.

How To Prepare For This Event:

Leave your phone behind

Our event does not include a designated area for storing your personal belongings during the day, and you are only able to enter this event without your phone. Please determine where you will store your phone in advance.

Make a checklist of items to bring

Items we recommend packing for this event include sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and an umbrella. If you plan on bringing your own lunch, please pack it in a brown bag; there will be no refrigeration or heating.

Know what to expect at check-in

As stated above, you will only be able to enter this event once we confirm you left your phone behind. Please confirm you understand our event procedures prior to arrival.

Emergency Contact Procedures:

In the event of an emergency, non-attendees and attendees will have the ability to communicate through an emergency contact phone monitored by our event volunteers.  The following protocols are taken if and when this occasion emerges:

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.


General Session

Presented by: Olivia Orman

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.

About Olivia Orman

Olivia Orman is the Founder & CEO of Livin’ Analog. She is passionate about getting people offer their phone and back into the world.  When Olivia is away from her creative pursuits, you will find her exploring new places on a whim, constantly trying new activities, or reading almost any book.


Against Multi-tasking: An Argument for Doing One Thing at a Time

Led by: David Amadio

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.

About David Amadio

David Amadio teaches Creative Writing and Composition at Lincoln University, America’s first degree-granting HBCU. His writing has appeared in Cleaver, Packingtown Review, Adaptation, Talking River, Nerve Cowboy, and the San Francisco Examiner. A TEDx speaker and author of the novel Rug Man, David lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two children.

Digital Minimalism Edutainment

Led by: Ralph Mason

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.

About Ralph Mason

Ralph Mason serves as the Lead Presenter for The Positive Zone Corporation. For 25+ years, Mr. Mason has been a professional speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, edutainment specialist, and musician. His ability to adapt to any audience creates a personal, yet professional connection.


Kayaking 101

Led by: Big Muddy Adventures

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.

About Big Muddy Adventures

Big Muddy Adventures (BMA) has guided and outfitted thousands of people from all over the world, and we are recognized as a world class adventure company. With a full fleet of paddling vessels, including canoes, kayaks and our signature Quapaw Canoe Company designed and hand built voyageur canoes, BMA takes great pride in our focus on safety and personal attention.

DISC Golf – An Activity for Mental Clarity, Business Networking, and Team Building

Led by: Scott Holman

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.

About Scott Holman

Scott Holman is a business owner, professional speaker, disc golf enthusiast, and author of Stop Clowning Around. Leveraging his years of experience as a top producing sales and leadership professional in the largest company in the security industry, Scott uses disc golf as a tool to teach communication, collaboration, and problem solving to organizational leaders. It’s his vision to see disc golf become a go-to activity for networking and team building.

Laughter Yoga

Led by: Valerie Clote

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.

About Valerie Clote

Valerie Clote is a certified Laughter Yoga, a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, yoga nidra facilitator, and author of Happy Breathing.  She holds a degree in Geology.  Valerie experienced a profound personal transformation that shifted her entire direction of her life after encountering Laughter Yoga in 2011.  She is dedicated to sharing the practice with others.

More education and activity leaders to be announced soon!


Below is a session-by-session breakdown of this event:

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


There will be an hour-long lunch break from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  You have three options for lunch:

Order a boxed lunch

You will receive a boxed lunch order form as the Livin' Analog Day Retreat approaches sooner. Be sure to enter a valid email address at checkout to ensure you receive your ticket AND order form for your boxed lunch.

Bring your own lunch

Note that there are no food appliances onsite (such as a refrigerator and microwave) and you will be responsible for monitoring your lunch.

Leave the event during lunch

There are restaurants located 2-3 miles away from Simpson Park. Sessions will begin promptly at 12:30 PM, so plan to be back in time. There are no refunds issued for missed sessions.

For any questions regarding our food and beverage policy, please read our Event Policies.


Limited Time Offer:

The first 75 full-day passes will receive 15% off! Purchase while this offer lasts!*

*Apply coupon FULLDAY15 at checkout to claim this offer.

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.

Become a Sponsor

Available Sponsorships

Below is an overview of the sponsorship levels for this event and the top benefits for each level.  Download both forms to see pricing:

Event Sponsor

  • 18” x 6′ vendor table
  • Inclusion of promo item in gift bag
  • Company banner on central event tent
  • Honorable mention in opening speech
  • Up to 3 extra day passes for company reps
  • Full-page display ad in event pamphlet

Gold Sponsor

  • Inclusion of promo item in gift bag
  • Honorable mention in opening speech
  • Up to 2 extra day passes for company reps
  • 1/2-page display ad in event pamphlet

Silver Sponsor

  • Shoutout during session break
  • 1 day pass for company rep
  • 1/4-page display ad in event pamphlet

Bronze Sponsor

  • Shoutout during session break
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in event pamphlet

Exhibitor Table

  • 18” x 6′ vendor table
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in event pamphlet

Session Sponsor

  • Company logo on session title banner
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in event pamphlet

Download Sponsorship Form
Download Exhibitor Form

Ready to Become a Sponsor?

Upload your completed sponsorship form below.
We will send you an email if your sponsorship form does not come through.


Available Volunteer Opportunities

Depending on your availability and the level of assistance you’d like to contribute to the Livin’ Analog Day Retreat, the following volunteer opportunities are available.  Volunteer positions are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Set-up/Tear-down Volunteer

Receive a complimentary gift bag

Half-day Volunteer

Receive a complimentary half-day pass and gift bag

Full-day Volunteer

Receive a complimentary gift bag, meal, snacks, and additional surprise

Ready to Become a Volunteer?

Upload your completed volunteer form below.
We will send you an email if your volunteer form does not come through.


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.

Hotel Information

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest

5 Lambert Drury Dr, Valley Park, MO 63088

(636) 861-8300

Hampton Inn St. Louis Southwest

9 Lambert Drury Dr, Valley Park, MO 63088

(636) 529-9020


Simpson Park

Located in St. Louis County, Simpson Park includes a 72-acre lake, trails, picnic sites, an athletic field, pavilion, and year-round restrooms.

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.

The Livin’ Analog Day Retreat will primarily take place in the athletic field.

Where to Park

There is limited parking spaces in Simpson Park.  The following parking lots are permitted for overflow parking: Meramec Levee Recreation Park, Meramec Landing Park, and I-44 commuter lot.  We will have shuttles picking attendees up from these sites and transporting them to Simpson Park between 9:00 AM and 9:45 AM.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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