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Seminar in Boston - Announced

Monday, May 11, 2009, 3:05 PM

Announcing a new seminar tour!

I am pleased to announce that a new seminar tour is in the works and the first one has already been planned for Boston in June. Really pleased.

While plans are still being developed, and much depends on the early response and success of the seminars, we anticipate holding 6-8 per year, spread out across the US, Canada, and hopefully Europe and Australia.

As you know, my mission is to spread the messages of the Crash Course as far as possible to help create a tipping point of awareness around the critical issues of the Three E's and to help people take concrete actions to secure their personal futures. Both of these are most powerfully met in a seminar setting.

The primary impediment holding me back from holding more seminars has always been the immense amount of logistical work involved in simply getting one arranged. There's the event location, insurance, registration, handling all the inquiries prior to the event, food and drink, and then all of the details involved in running the seminar day itself. Some highly qualified and dedicated people have recently joined me to manage all these details so that I can do what I do best - deliver a powerful and transformative seminar.

The first one in this series is going to be in Boston MA on June 13th, 2009 at the Boston Public Library (please note that this is a change from the previously announced venue). This is a Saturday and the seminar will run from 10 - 4.

The seminar is designed to reinforce and then build on the lessons in the Crash Course. This one will not assume that all participants have viewed the Crash Course and will spend a portion of the time laying out the main case of the Crash Course. If you have friends or family that you've always wanted to introduce to the Crash Course and the community of people developing around the ideas, then this is a perfect opportunity to do so.

If you haven't thought of going to a seminar, here's a few reasons why you might want to come (these are reactions of attendees from the last seminar):

Seminar Feedback #1

I came with a lot of questions, specifically things I could and should be doing. I left with a lot of answers, a toolbox to guide me with the actions I want to take, a large shopping list, several new friends, and most importantly, I left feeling more positive than ever about my future and everyone's future.

Seminar Feedback #2

The seminar is well worth attending in order to sort out the mumbo jumbo going on in your head and prioritizing action steps. The Martensons and the attendees assist in this process. Don't think about it, just go.

Seminar Feedback #3

Chris and his family, the family of his staff and students (all of you) have changed my life. The lives of my family and friends in the most positive of ways... I know my community will change too. When the opportunity presents itself, you should RUN to the next seminar!

Vast changes are upon us and this will be your chance to meet like minded people, meet me, and bridge the gap between what you know, what needs doing, and what you are actually doing.

I hope to see you there.

Best,
Chris Martenson

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

I will be here in England (by RAF Mildenhall) for a couple more years yet, hope you can make it out here eventually!!! 

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Chris, how about coming to NE Florida..?......I know, winter would be a more appealing time.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Chris,

This is an interesting choice for the change of  venue.

Why Boston? Particularly, downtown at one of the most expensive properties. Haven't your other venues been in more of a holistic back to nature type setting? The Hyatt in Cambridge seems out of character for what you are trying to accomplish.

I mean, MIT right next door, Harvard across the Charles.....

"Somebody should 'splain it to me why." - C.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Maybe Chris is trying to interest a different demographic in the CC. It's also only one day; probably less able to communitize the way a weekend seminar would.

I've been to several seminars at the Hyatt; nice place and you can get a great gyro a few blocks away with a brisk walk.

Also, when you walk outside and inhale, your brain cells expand due to the hyperacademicized air.

 

SG

 

"Got neologisms?"

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Would love to have you here in Sunny San Diego, and would be happy to give you food and lodging if you came out this way.  

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced
capesurvivor wrote:

Maybe Chris is trying to interest a different demographic in the CC. It's also only one day; probably less able to communitize the way a weekend seminar would.

I've been to several seminars at the Hyatt; nice place and you can get a great gyro a few blocks away with a brisk walk.

Also, when you walk outside and inhale, your brain cells expand due to the hyperacademicized air.

 

SG

 

"Got neologisms?"

Cape,

That's funny. Every time I walk down there, I laugh at the Birkenstock crowd. 

I thought about Chris wanting a different demographic. I just can't afford to pay over $300 for a short one day seminar of which I already have the basic "gist" of what the topic is.

 

FWIW - C.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

I am trying to offer people what they have asked for. 

I have been asked to "bring the seminar to my town/city" especially by those for whom an entire weekend at an out-of-the-way location represents additional burdens in terms of time from their busy lives and travel/lodging expenses.

Not everyone can or will make a trek to the countryside.  Further, not everybody wants to go there.  I am trying to reach as many people as possible and trying out a new venue in the heart of a city seems like a solid decision.

There's an incredible magic that happens from engaging with this material in a group setting that cannot be replicated by watching things on-line or chatting using the cover of anonymity.

If that's not your cup of tea, then that's fine, but I am puzzled as to why you feel the need to publicly question both the venue and the potential worth of the seminar?   What's your motive?

 
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Oh goodness, it is hard to please everyone... Chris, I hope you do the following in regards to the price and location decisions for your seminars.

Trust yourself...

Cat

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Let me counteract what could be misinterpreted as an expression that this seminar costs a lot of money.  In terms of seminars we priced this one well within the boundaries of other full-day seminars and somewhat on the low end of that scale.

The question is, "Does this seminar deliver value?"

I am extremely confident that the seminar I deliver offers exceptional value and is transformative.  For many people, it is the best single way to interact with this material.  For others, not so much.  But for the people that the seminar works for, it is powerful.  It has the capability to change their lives, how they think, what they place priority on, and what they'll do next.

What's that worth?  How does one value that?

That's a trickier question, and we'll find out out soon enough by taking the risk of renting a nice venue in a downtown area and seeing who comes.

 
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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Chris, straying slightly off topic, what would it take to get you toshow up into a town,city,whatever? I'm wondering about your needs and requirments etc to make it worthwhile for you.

Ed

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced
cmartenson wrote:

I am trying to offer people what they have asked for. 

I have been asked to "bring the seminar to my town/city" especially by those for whom an entire weekend at an out-of-the-way location represents additional burdens in terms of time from their busy lives and travel/lodging expenses.

Not everyone can or will make a trek to the countryside.  Further, not everybody wants to go there.  I am trying to reach as many people as possible and trying out a new venue in the heart of a city seems like a solid decision.

There's an incredible magic that happens from engaging with this material in a group setting that cannot be replicated by watching things on-line or chatting using the cover of anonymity.

If that's not your cup of tea, then that's fine, but I am puzzled as to why you feel the need to publicly question both the venue and the potential worth of the seminar?   What's your motive?

 

 

Please forgive my impertinence.

My motive is only to question. I have no need for cover of anonymity. You will travel right past me on your way to Boston. I severely questioned The motive of Erik's addition to your group as well. I guess, I'd like to provide a reality check. 

There are a lot of folks here, that if they are being honest with their postings, have taken up your charge and believe your position about the future. I have seen many times that someone heralds a coming change, and then ends up making their career by hitting the lecture circuit.

By publicly questioning, there is transparency. Each person should make up his or her own mind. I feel that you, by placing the ability for others to make comments on your posts,  wish for transparency, questioning and debate.

Chris, I stopped coming by your website when you added pay for play. But, your Crash Course made sense to me at a very high level.  I came back and have become a paying member because what you said rings true. Call me a cautious New Englander because I still question... everything.

FWIW - C.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Doctor Martenson,

I suspect that if you were to offer the seminar for free there would be some who would question its worth because it cost them nothing.

Echoing Cat233, albeit a rough translation,

"Wowicake niyecika igni"

Search for truth yourself.

For RNcarl,

Don't take my comment as inflammatory as that is not my intent.

It would appear from your post that you have done "Wowicake niyecika igni" exactly.

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Lakhota,

Unless I have misinturpreted "Wowicake niyecika igni," what you said isn't inflamatory at all. I only wish to be open.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

What I like about this thread is something that is very telling about Chris M.'s character. Others might have deleted the posts that they considered inappropriate or negative to their message.

I am duly impressed that Chris has chosen not only to leave the "uncomfortable" posts alone but has also chosen to publicly question those posts in this thread. The fact that I can come along later and read both sides of the story says a lot about the transparency of this site.

My compliments to Chris for his willingness to publicly debate in this thread (as he has done in others). My compliments also to RNcarl and capesurvivor for feeling comfortable enough with this site to openly raise questions that concern them. To me this is all good.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

Well said, Sam and Cat!

For those who may not know, let me add some info that might  help provide perspective.   Some months ago, when the Crash Course DVD first came out, some on the site argued fhat Chris SHOULD make a profit on the the DVDs (Chris wanted to give it away at cost to get the word out).  They said it was intellectual property of significant value, that Chris had dedicated 4 or 5 years of his life to creating it, and had taken $ out of hide to do so.  They argued that Chris had a right to try to make a living off of it.  But (I believe) Chris was concerned about The Crash Course being perceived as (only) a coommercial venture, vs an important message that he'd dedicated a sizeable hunk of time to, and felt was important for people to hear. So he sold it to peoplle at cost.  I got 30 copies of the original Crash Course at cost: 83 cents each + S&H..

But Chris does have a family to support.  And he and his team do have to worry about  meeting costs.  So please take that into account as well.

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

If I may be so bold as to add a little financial commentary here.

I think all of us here are quite taken with this site since we visit here often (for me it's daily!) and we believe in what Chris has shown us.

Personally, I would love to attend every single seminar Chris has put on (and will put on) because, from what I've heard in feedback, the personal dynamics from being there are absolutely amazing and creates bonds that can't be achieved any other way.

Sad to say, finances are a big impediment for many of us. When I look at my limited resources, I have to consider where to place my bets. Since I believe Chris when he says tough times are coming, I have to consider my immediate family needs first. Thus, with what money I have available, I purchase ammo, gold, and food. This leaves little for anything else outside my normal monthly budgetary requirements (groceries, utilities, fuel, etc.).

When some of us post and or state that we would love to attend the seminars but cannot justify the expense, it is not a swipe at Chris or his seminars. It is more of a case of limited resources that many of us have to contend with. I hope that those who are able to attend the seminars realize how fortunate they are.

That said, I want to publicly state that I do very much appreciate all the free resources Chris has provided to all of us who visit PeakProsperity.com. They have enabled me to consider many things that I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to learn.

For those who have followed my antics on The Definitive Firearms Thread, it is a primary example of being able to go from virtually no knowledge to feeling like I've got a cadre of very smart people supporting me and backing me up.

For that, I thank Chris for providing the environment that has allowed this, and many other great threads, to flourish.

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(nota bene:  I am not addressing any specific person or post in this thread, just posting my general thoughts about some topics that popped up in it)...

Even if Chris got on Oprah tomorrow, and then departed from (our CM.com) scene to make megabucks on the lecture/book circuit, I hope I wouldn't be disillusioned or embittered, or let it keep me from acting on what I've learned here.  Nothing changes the fact that CM (and helpers many and various) put the site here, and it helped me wake up and put exact ideas/words to the disquieting thoughts that'd been rattling around in my head since 9/11.  (For the record, I have no thought that CM is gonna bail and cash in.)

My subscription here (and the cash I've spent on the "collectors edition" DVDs) has already paid me back several times over in terms of tools, ideas, like-minded community and the energy/inspiration to act.  And if some teacher/mentor of mine stopped being available because s/he was off cashing in and it crushed my spirit?  The first person I'd blame is myself, for investing my hopes/idealism in a *person*.  The Bible says Jesus hung out with whores (Mary Magdalene) and banksters (Zaccheus), which scandalized the establishment and some of his disciples.  But it doesn't negate his message.  (Please don't take the forgoing to imply [a] that Jesus is a "person" -- if he's part of your Holy Trinity,  cool, and [b] I'm not likening CM to Jesus {which will probably come as a great relief to CM }).  IME, it's about the message, not the individual delivering it.

People are flawed and do all kinds of unwise things.  The answers/solutions are in us, not in various "gurus" we might attach ourselves to.  IMO.  YMMV.

Viva, ya'lls!  -- Sager

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

How does this seminar compare with the weekend version? 

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Re: Seminar in Boston - Announced

I would like to request that Chris or the moderator delete all of my posts on this thread; they don't add any meaningful information to those considering attending this seminar. Those who see this thread following the deletions will be able to make decisions without my gratuitous musings.

 

SG

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