WHO WILL BE AT MMA ISLAND LAKE?

The cost to attend MMA Island Lake is $4900 CAD for a shared room or $5700 CAD for a single room. There is also a 'bring your partner' option where your partner can attend and enjoy Island Lake Lodge and all the meals, but not the activities and learning sessions - the cost is $6200 CAD for participant and partner. These prices do not include 5% GST, which is added to the final cost.

There is also deposit options where you can put down a $2000 CAD deposit and pay the balance 3 months prior to start date (July 18). The balance is $3700 CAD, $4500 CAD, and $5000 CAD, respectively, for the options listed above.

NOTE: MMA Island Lake is a 'put away your wallet' event. From the moment we pick you up in Calgary to the conclusion of the event, everything is covered: your lodging, meals, activities, drinks, etc. 


WHO WILL BE AT MMA ISLAND LAKE?

Mastermind Adventures is for entrepreneurs who lead companies between $1M and $100M in annual sales (or freelancers/solopreneurs with at least $250K in annual income) and who consistently invest in themselves, their knowledge and their networks - and like to have a ton of fun and challenge themselves while doing it.

Some of the participants for MMA 2017 included UJ Ramdas, founder of the Five Minute Journal, Brad Pederson, founder of $100MM+ company Tech4Kids, Matt Bertulli, founder of Demac Media, Jeff Spencer, Cornerman and former Olympian, Hollis Carter, founder of Baby Bathwater Institute, Mark Bradley, founder of GoMLN, Jeff Cayley, founder of Worldwide Cyclery, and Mike Brcic, MMA founder and founder of Sacred Rides (the mountain bike company that is providing guiding and logistics for MMA)


DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MOUNTAIN BIKE?

The adventures at MMA include mountain biking, hiking, and other secret fun that we don't want to tell you about yet. You do not need to have any mountain bike experience prior to attending, however you do need to be a) physically fit and b) willing to take on challenges. 

We will have two groups for the mountain bike-based activities, a beginner/intermediate group and an advanced/expert group.

Fernie (the town that Island Lake Lodge is located next to) is one of North America's premier mountain bike destinations, with over 100 trails located minutes from downtown. The beginner/intermediate group will ride easier trails, while also learning skills from our trained instructors, while the advanced group will ride more challenging terrain. Each group will have two local guides.

Both groups will be lodged at Island Lake Lodge and all of the non-bike-based activities will take place together (max. 20 participants).


WHAT's included?

MMA includes:

  • 4 nights of lodging at world-renowned Island Lake Lodge, in the Tamarack and Cedar lodges
  • Gourmets meals, from lunch on Monday to lunch on Friday 
  • All of your drinks, alcoholic or otherwise
  • 4 days of incredible adventures (guiding services provided by Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures, with 4 local guides included)
  • Midrange mountain bike rental (you can upgrade to a high-end carbon frame rental for $200 CAD)
  • Transportation to and from Calgary airport in air-conditioned vans, with food and snacks at the ready
  • 4 afternoons/evenings of curated learning and networking, with outside speakers, fireside chats, and other activities
  • Plus a sprinkling of magic and other goodies that we're not going to tell you about 

Not included in the cost are tips for the guides and Island Lake Lodge staff. 


HOW DOES THE LEARNING AND CONNECTING COMPONENT WORK?

Through the nature of spending 5 days in a beautiful environment, relaxing and pushing yourself with 19 other inspiring entrepreneurs, you will naturally connect with and learn from each other. We like to take it a step further and apply a healthy dose of curation and structure to the learning and connecting component of MMA.

The adventures will conclude every day around 4 pm, leaving us the late afternoons and evenings for facilitating the magic that happens when you connect incredible people with each other.

Some of things you can expect during the late afternoon/evening component of MMA:

  • Rountables before dinner: there will be 2 roundtables before dinner (from 6p to 7pm), delivered by your peers (or you) on a variety of topics
  • Fireside chats and keynotes after dinner with your peers, delivered by outside speakers and participants
  • Curated networking (and plenty of uncurated 'networking' at the bar and the hot tub)

what's the rooming arrangement?

Lodging is at world-renowned Island Lake Lodge, in the Tamarack and Cedar Lodges. The default rooming arrangement is 2 to a room (2 queen beds), however you can upgrade to a single king suite for an extra $800 CAD.


WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will be provided with a detailed packing list 4 weeks prior to the event, and a final weather-dependent list just prior to the event.


HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Attendance at MMA Island Lake is by invitation only. If you are invited, you will be provided with a password for the booking page to reserve your spot.


CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

There may be a limited number of spaces available for participants to bring their kids. More on that soon.

Please note that because much of the value of MMA is via the learning and connection in the afternoons/evenings, if  you bring your partner/family you are still expected to take part in all of the scheduled learning/connecting events (and why wouldn't you want to?).


WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Before June 15, 2018: your full payment will be refunded
June 16 to July 15, 2018: Your full payment will be refunded minus a 50% cancellation fee
After July 15, 2018: No refunds available, but if we can find someone to take your spot we'll give you a full refund


WILL THERE BE HOT TUBS?

Hell yes.