A little less than a year ago, Chris and I introduced a new format — the Peak Prosperity Summit series — that facilitates the coming together of PeakProsperity.com members in a specific local area.
The intent is to discuss the likeliest implications of the latest macro trend data (i.e., where are we in the The 3E's?) and to foster relationship and community. Our goal is for the event to serve as a catalyst for local PP members to better connect in the 'real world' and help each other with their personal resilience-building efforts.
We piloted the concept in New Orleans last October, and given its success, subsequently held Summits in San Francisco CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Denver CO and Austin TX.
Our next Summit takes place in New York City on Sunday, September 16th 2018. That's less than 2 weeks away at this point.
If you've been meaning to register but simply haven't yet, now's the time. Just click the blue button below to sign up for the event:
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 — 10am-4pm EST
What Exactly Happens At A PP Summit?
Those living on the East Coast who haven't registered for it yet may be wondering: What are these Summits like, anyways?
Well, let me do my best to answer that for you. (If you have remaining quesitons after reading this, ask them in the Comments section below and we'll address them)
The event itself is 6-hours long. And it's designed to be as personal and initimate as we can make it.
The first few hours are very heavy on the data. Since we have a large chunk of dedicated time, we're able to dive much deeper into the causal factors driving the future and our conclusions for what the likeliest outcomes will be (and why).
This first part has the feel of a graduate-level course, where at any time, the students can interject with comments and/or ask clarifying questions of the professor. Interaction is encouraged, as we want to make sure each participant is getting the specific insights they came for.
The material covered in New York City will differ a fair amount from our previous Summits, for two very postives reasons: we'll be joined this time (and this time only) by David Stockman and James Howard Kunster as co-presenters.
There are few people alive who understand the global economy and its (mis)management better than David Stockman — former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of The Great Deformation, and veteran financier.
Being able to not just hear his outlook on the world economy and financial markets — something Wall Street portfolio managers pay thousands of dollars for — but to spend the day with him and get his answers to your specific questions? That's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people.
And Kunstler, best known as the author of The Long Emergency and the World Made By Hand series, will offer his cutting and colorful view into where we are on the resource decline curve, as well as the ways in which our predicament is causing a building epidemic of social decay (and what we can do to combat that).
Mid-way through the day we break for lunch. After an intense morning of brain-stretching discussion, we all go out to grab some food and get to know each other a little bit better personally.
Once we're back, the focus shifts to: Well, if that's what the future is going to be defined by, what steps should I be taking right now?
The course the Summit takes at this point is defined by the audience, not Chris and me. Whatever topics the room tells us they care about most is where we place our focus.
Emergency preparations, money & investing, home energy efficiency, getting into better physical health, how to successfully build community — these tend to be some of the more popular topics that have come up at past Summits, but we'll dive into whatever the audience in New York wants us to.
And of course, not only will you benefit from Chris' and my expertise; Stockman and Kunstler will be sharing their wisdom, too.
Again, we remind folks that asking us about your personal situation is not only allowed, but encouraged. This is your chance to get your most burning questions answered — don't waste it!
As the event wraps up, we appoint a volunteer to be the coordinator for anyone who wants to remain in touch in the coming months.
Our past Summits have produced some very tight-knit relationships, with folks meeting up regularly for potlucks, discussion groups, and helping each other with specific resilience projects.
Again, our goal here is not just to provide a single-day experience. Rather, we want it to build momentum for ongoing positive change in your life.
If all this sounds like a valueable, productive use of your time on a Sunday in September, please join us in New York by registering below:
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 — 10am-4pm EST
Don't Just Take Our Word For It: Feedback From Previous Summits
We asked the attendees of our recent Summits in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and Austin to share their thoughts on the experience.
Here's what they had to say:
I found the Peak Prosperity Summit an excellent source of real big picture information and analysis of very key economic, and energy trends for considering our near term futures.
Not only have Chris and Adam pulled together information essential for understanding the big picture of where we are, but the other attendees were thoughtful and insightful, making the interactive meeting a not-to-miss event.
Chris and Adam's Peak Prosperity summit was a fantastic experience to hear a distillation of the three E's and a engage in discourse with like-minded individuals. An event not to be missed!
I am very fortunate to have been able to attend the summit. The information that was presented and the people I was able to talk to reaffirmed the direction we are going in whereas that was somewhat lost in my day to day life.
Attending the Peak Prosperity Summit in San Francisco allowed me to meet smart engaging people in my area who have complimentary and diverse skill sets. Meaningful high quality new contacts like these are invaluable in life.
This is where you come to meet your tribe.
Just what everyone needs to know to understand the future and be ready.
Loved the six-hour summit with Chris and Adam. The time flew by. Having them live and in person to tell us their views and present their data was magnificent in itself. But even better was having instant answers to our burning questions.
Wonderful experience! It was fun to finally meet Chris and Adam, and delve into crash course updates. Best of all, it provided an opportunity to build community in the local area with like-minded people.
I attended the Portland Summit and would highly recommend it to anyone who's ever wondered what's going on, where are we headed, and what can I do? For those that haven't asked those questions – you need to attend a summit SOON.
The breadth of knowledge and understanding Chris & Adam have is very hard to find. The information is presented in an easy and understandable format.
I've read nearly every article and listened to almost every podcast posted in the last six years on Peak Prosperity's site. However, there is no substitute for speaking with Chris and Adam in person and diving into this information TOGETHER. I highly recommend this event and others like it!
An incredible chance to meet and talk with the PP pioneers, and discover local like minded thinkers that can grow into a community.
Six hours from zero to one hundred on the economy, energy, and the environment. Buckle your seatbelt!
Attending the Seattle Summit was my first opportunity to speak freely among well-informed people about my concerns, frustrations, and general philosophizing about the state of our economy and the environment. It was somehow both energizing and calming. I could have spent days doing that. Thank you Chris and Adam for opening minds and hearts.
Finally, I was surrounded by people who understand & share my concerns for the future! Also, it was helpful to chat with locals who are facing similar regional challenges.
Seeing Chris and Adam live and get the chance to ask them questions was worth my time and admission fee. I look forward to the next presentation
An honest, frank and up-to-the-minute summary of where we are in the nested economic, energy and environmental predicaments. If you find yourself confused by the main stream narrative and yearning for a coherent framework to better understand unfolding events, a Peak Prosperity Summit is exactly what you need.
Meeting the PP team in the flesh was a real treat. There was ample opportunity to ask questions both formally and during breaks.
Chris is a brilliant person who cuts through all the BS and distillate the essential information. He is someone whose opinions I unequivocally trust.
Great to have direct dialogue with Chris and Adam, both thoughtful and very clever gents.
As a relative newcomer to the Peak Prosperity website and related content, the Denver Summit was a great initiation for me. I came away feeling motivated prosper across all eight forms of capital.
Anyone interested in exploring factual perspectives on why they have a “gut feeling” that all is not right in the world should attend a Peak Prosperity Summit. I’ve never witnessed a low-key speaker who could be so inspirational.
Great to finally meet Chris, Adam and others with similar concerns in person. Helped motivate me to share my understandings with others near home.
How do you describe not only feeling like you find a long lost friend, but finding more than a dozen of them? The comraderie was both comforting and inspiring.
Chris and Adam present material in such an interesting and clear manner. To watch them use their intellects and communication gifts out of genuine concern for others is a delight!
We can all read about it and hear about it. But there is something special about living it live!
This presentation puts you squarely in the present moment, offers a sobering perspective on the global and planetary state of affairs, and presents a set of action items that we as individuals and as community can implement to drive change.
Chris and Adam give one of the most intelligent and eye opening seminars available today, covering socioeconomic factors, trends and events in ways the main stream media never does. Learn what you are missing and why by spending a few hours with these brilliant and insightful guys. You'll be much better prepared for whats coming next if you do.
Great event. Wonderful to meet other like minded people. Opportunity to have spouse see the presentation.
If you want to know what is going on behind the curtains of the world, Chris and Adam can present that information in a credible and understandable format.
The in-person presentation by Chris and Adam adds immediacy and nuance to the ideas found at Peak Prosperity. Being with like-minded attendees introduces a grounding that makes the theoretical real.
When I needed particular questions answered regarding my own situation, I found Adam to be well informed and very willing to help by providing additional information and contacts.
I thought I was going to a conference center to sit in a crowd and listen for 6 hours. Not at all! It was like a dinner party with Adam hosting and Chris holding court. Lots of great discussion.
So if all this resonates with you and you want to participate in this 1-time-only PP/Stockman/Kunstler event, register now:
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 — 10am-4pm EST