Barcelona Educational Conf. Trip

$1,600 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 20 months


EXCITING, AMAZING NEWS, kindred, creative spirits!

I've been chosen to attend a new kind of educational conference this summer in Barcelona.
It is an intensive one-month long course that I will share with only 400 others: educators, innovators, creatives, writers and entrepreneurs from throughout the world. While there, we will be studying & working together, as well as doing our own individual creative research and work. As a participant, I will be a part of the beta-testing of Mindvalley Academy, a different kind of 'world university' that meets each summer in a different city. I am thrilled to have been chosen to be a small part of the initial stages of its incubation.

The cost to attend this conference is:

$1000 - tuition
$1100 - for a place to stay
$1500 - for airfare round/trip
$1000 - for meals, public transport, taxis, etc

Total: $4600

I can cover the tuition, the cost of a new passport, and part of the cost of the airline ticket. However, I need help with the rest. So, far I've been promised $250 from my mom (yay, Mom!) to get the ball rolling.


What value will attending this conference bring to me, my life, my work as a teacher, and writer?

I believe it will be an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a diverse and gifted group of people who are doing work that will make the world a better place. It is a chance to rub shoulders with like-minded souls who - like me - are working to create art, innovations, businesses and products that will affect others in a positive way. For the past five years, I've written extensively about my spiritual life and practice, hoping to encourage, enliven, and enlighten my readers with that work. I've developed The Wonderland Files and my website and am now working on several book projects. This trip would allow me to explore a culture that's always fascinated me, meet new people, investigate new ideas, and explore the cutting edge of education and creativity. It would allow me to write and reflect in a way that only travel can do; I haven't traveled outside of the US since 1979.  It feels like it is time now to go see the world again.

Only a small number of people were invited based upon their applications. I am honored to be one of them. Help me embrace this beautiful, unique, incredible opportunity to teach, write, and learn in Barcelona this summer as a member of the inaugural class of Mindvalley U.  I am certain that I will make the most of this chance to dialogue with and learn from everyone I meet there.

See my Facebook writer's page for free goodies, a webinar, and other items I will gladly share as a big thank you kiss for your love and support.

I appreciate it and you, more than words could ever express.
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Three weeks from tomorrow I will be in Barcelona for the Educational Conference I was invited to. I am busy with a hundred last minute details but I wanted to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to my many wonderful sponsors for this trip. I seriously have the most rockin' awesome people in my life. Gratitude to ALL who threw in the pot to help make this dream a reality. I am still pinching myself because the whole experience up to this point has been surreal. If you still want to get in on the action and help me out with meals and ground transport, feel free to drop some moolah in the 'jar' here on Go Fund Me. Every bit will help! XOXOX Shavawn
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I am planning to get my plane ticket any day now! Thanks to everyone who has contributed via this campaign and through sending me additional checks in my birthday cards this month! Wow. YOU TOTALLY ROCK!

It has been so heartening and encouraging. I appreciate your kindness more than you could possibly know! OXOXOXOX
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Hello, supportive dearies!

Every day I am absolutely stunned by your love and support. This trip is such a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me and I am absolutely blown away by all the kindness you have all shown. With the checks people have sent to me personally, I now have 17 benefactors for this AMAZING opportunity. I am pinching myself because I still cannot believe this is happening. For those of you who have generously donated, make sure I have your home addresses (PM me) and I will be sending you postcards, letters, and other goodies to express my gratitude. ~ Shavawn
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OMIGOSH. I am getting all teary. Thank you for kicking things off, Carol and Ted!!!
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$1,600 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 20 months
Created March 21, 2017
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JW
$500
Julianne White
18 months ago

I definitely want you to be able to eat while you are there!

$50
Deborah Goodwin
19 months ago

Go forth, woman!

LM
$50
Lisa & Tom McCarthy-Pollman
19 months ago

Happy Birthday!! Hope your trip to Spain is fabulous and life changing! XO

SH
$50
Shawn Hanson
19 months ago

Happy birthday and happy travels!

$100
Anonymous
19 months ago
$100
Anonymous
19 months ago
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$50
Allen Topping
19 months ago

What a great opportunity! :)

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