I’ve attended all the Anarchapulco events. I liked the first one so much, I never left! This will be my fourth and I’m looking forward to many more. For those of you coming in February… you are in for a real treat!
Here’s some of the keys to making the most of Anarchapulco: (I’m hoping to encourage some of my fellow community members who have attended past events to contribute their feelings on keys to enjoying the event in the comments below)
Every time you or someone else is hungry it’s an opportunity to get to know them better! Every meal is an opportunity to explore the ideas of the people that surround you here. If you eat three times a day you may want to consider eating more smaller meals so you can take the opportunity to invite people that intrigue you (and may have just met) to a sit down… (you can pretty much throw a stick and hit someone like that with this group).
Stick around the hotel. It’s a big place with many cubby-holes that during the event will be filled with interesting people having interesting conversations.
If you want to meet someone, don’t be afraid to say “Hello!”. But when approaching them, don’t forget to include a compliment. Most of us are coming from societies that fear, rage, triumph and self-abasement are the predominant emotions. With that in mind, let's take a break from that and be pleasant.
Smile more! You’ve made it to a place where hundreds of people share your realization that there is a better way!
If you can swing it, come early and stay late.
If you hear someone gossiping, be sure to remind them to take it to the source. The system has conditioned most of us to fear direct discussion about difficult and meaningful conversations. Remind people to let go of those limitations. Encourage others to have those meaningful conversations!
Be the entrepreneur! If you notice something people are complaining about or notice an opportunity to provide something others would really like. Take charge and do something about it.
Be observant of the schedule of events. It’s a real bummer to miss someone you really wanted to see speak.
If there’s an opportunity to ask questions… ask! Be prepared to ask as well. This is how Anarchy thrives... don't be afraid to participate!
You’ll probably see a great deal of the “Chief Cat Herder”, Nathan Freeman around the event. As someone who knows him better than most I will attest to his genius. He is! But I will caution people that he has a lot going on during the conference and if he doesn’t have a smile on his face, that probably means he’s working on something important. So, out of respect I’d simply ask everyone to be observant of interrupting him.
These are some simple suggestions to making the most of your time at Anarchapulco. I'm sure there are many more great suggestions which I would encourage people to contribute. So... please do!
We host what I've been told is one of the best events during Anarachapulco. The Unofficial Anarachapulco Party. Which has become so popular we needed to issue tickets to not overwhelm the venue. It will probably be overtaken this year by Nathan and Lisa’s Wedding Reception but I’m suggesting it will still be plenty of fun. 2017 was a rough year for us but it ended well and I’m very happy and looking forward to celebrating with some of the finest people in the world.