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Spark Weekend 2014: Washington D.C.’s first Lifehacking conference

Sep 04, 2014 02:02AM
What happens when science and technology crash into the traditional “self-help” world? Sparks fly. Spark Weekend 2014, happening September 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., features high impact talks, experiential workshops and the latest in lifestyle change technologies, revolving around the themes of mind, body and sleep.

In the mornings, participants will learn techniques to optimize sleep, mind and body from leading experts. In the afternoons, there will be time to integrate these changes into their life. If successful with their goals after 30 days, Spark pay the participant cash back. It's a chance to play with emerging technology, eat delicious organic food, and build community with like-minded folks.

The event is for anyone who has ever felt there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish their goals. It’s based on the latest scientific research and integrates technological devices and mobile applications to encourage effective lifestyle change.

Self Spark’s founder, James Norris, started lifehacking at the age of 16. “We want to encourage a lifehacking culture in DC and shake up the personal growth industry by doing something really unique,” he said. Experts challenge participants to measurably change their lives. Participants can receive ongoing support over the coming year through coaching sessions and open source tools. Outcome data showing the success or failure of participants to change will be published, as well as a list of the most effective experts in encouraging change.

Location: 1776, a bustling co-working space downtown. Information can be found at


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