WHAT TO EXPECT

The Parkour Leadership & Education Retreat, more fondly known as the Art of Retreat, is a weekend long experience, with content and activities co-created by those attending.  Though each year is a little different depending on who is coming, you can expect:

  • INTERACTIVE TALKS
    A robust schedule of interactive talks and discussions in areas of education, movement, business, leadership, science, and design.
     
  • QUICKFIRE IDEAS
    Time dedicated for exploring smaller or early stage ideas that don't quite need the full 90minutes.
     
  • Group meals and social activities both during the day and in the evenings.
  • MOVEMENT SESSIONS
    Kick off every morning with movement classes, exposing you to other disciplines, including yoga, capoeira, primitive skills, and more.
     
  • Time for making personal and professional connections.
     
  • A dedicated session to project brainstorming and problem-solving, where you can work with others to make progress on your projects

WHEN

September 29-Oct 1

The Retreat officially starts the evening of Friday the 28rd and runs through the weekend, ending the evening of Sunday October 1st.  Participants will be expected to stay with the group during these hours.

WHERE

New York, NY
All conversations, sessions, evening activities, provided housing, and group meals will be in New York City.  More information & maps will be released closer to the date. JFK and La Guardia Airports are within a 30 minute radius from downtown Manhattan and are connected to mass transit, with Newark Airport in NJ not too much farther.

WHO

AOR is an independently administered event run by a small board of individuals in the community. Currently Caitlin Pontrella, Alan Tran, and Adam McClellan serve on this board, which will be expanding with the development of the Retreat:Europe in partnership with Stany Boulifard. 

If you are interested in joining the board, we post up applications every January.

We also have an open call for those interested in joining the production team on a smaller scale in July, and welcome anyone interested in co-creating this event to contact us directly in the meantime!