INDIE IS A LIFE STYLE THAT
DEFINES AN EMERGING
CULTURE AND A WHOLE
A NEW WORLD NEEDS OF A NEW GENERATION,
WE DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST ANYMORE!
24th to 28th SEPTEMBER 2014
A NEW LANDSCAPE OF OPPORTUNITIES
According to the dictionary, 'indie' is an informal version of
the word independent. By this deﬁnition, indie is any
business or designer that is not associated with a large
company. Indie can also deﬁne the consumer who prefers
to support small business, independent record labels and
handmade items rather than shopping at big-box stores.
Although this deﬁnition is accurate, the word has come to
mean more. For many, it has come to symbolize originality
and forward-thinking, especially in the design of a very
individual and particular life style.
This doesn’t make indies individualistic; this just makes
them original. Indies are very much caring people that love
fairness and strive to make choices that reﬂect that fair way
of living life while keeping a very strong sense of self worth
and independence. The purpose is not to feel unique, the
idea is to embrace uniqueness and BE unique.
Based on this, there could not be a proper deﬁnition of an
indie person; there are no speciﬁc guidelines,
requirements, or strict deﬁnitive characteristics. Indie is a
culture, a state of mind, and a never-ending quest for a
unique life style of freedom and choice. It is, at the end, a
concept, not a deﬁnition.
Indie is also an appreciation of beauty, which is deﬁned by
one's own standards. The indie's concept of beauty usually
does not involve mainstream choices because they are
often superﬁcial. Indie people sense this lack of artistic
depth in popular culture, thus seeking depth in alternate,
more creative styles of living life.
There also seems to be a trend in the intellectual capacity
of those involved in Indie culture. Many indies enjoy critical
and analytical thinking, abstract ideas, and learning new
things, often discussing "nerdy" topics among themselves
and prototyping alternative ways of doing business and
making a living. This is probably because intellect, creative
ability and depth are seemingly linked, and regarded as a
way of separating oneself from the mainstream of the
Indies are generally happy people, mainly because their
life style makes you feel like spinning around in a circle
while a smiling man in a white suit throws colorful confetti
AND THIS IS OUR CONFERENCE!
IT'S ABOUT THE WAY WE LIVE LIFE, NOT THE CLOTHES WE WEAR OR THE JOB WE HAVE, ACTUALLY THAT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.
WE’RE THE NEW GENERATION, THE GENERATION THAT IS DESIGNING A NEW WAY OF MAKING WORLD HAPPEN.
Under the theme of “A New Landscape of Possibilities,”
we have designed weINDIE as a space to explore new
ways of designing and living life. This goes from the way
we make personal decisions to the way we design our
work and engage in productive activities.
The conference has been built under the premise that
each participant is manager of his/her own learning
For this to happen, several spaces will be offered in ﬁve
different ﬁelds chosen based on our research of current
and future trends of life and work design. Participants will
then choose from the options and together we will build
an agenda based on the options provided. They’ll also be
given the space to design and deliver their own meetings
based on their needs as we progress in the conference.
The Edge Team will be available for speciﬁc sessions or
consultancy sessions both individually and collectively.
Members of the Edge Team have a very rich background,
not only at theoretical level, but also in terms of the
expertise that is gained out of practicing what is
preached. So you can expect a lot of very concrete tips
and practical advises. In parallel, participants will be
grouped in small tribes based on their applications as a
way of ensuring diversity of insights and input to the
personal processes. The role of the tribes will be to
ensure the journey of each participant is meaningful and
drives concrete immediate action.
Having drafted all this, we envision a space of freedom of
choice, very unconventional and edgy, in which you will
be pushed out of your comfort zone having the certainty
that you are not alone in the journey and that someone
is looking for your personal safety, however paradoxical
At the end of the day, the offer will be rich and
meaningful, however it will be your active participation
what will deﬁne what you will take out of the
THESE ARE THE 5 FIELDS IN WHICH THE
DIFFERENT SPACES AT THE CONFERENCE
WILL BE BASED:
Current times require of more conscious individuals, people who are
more caring and engaged, people who are architects of solutions.
Within this context this ﬁeld aims to explore our most deep
understanding of being human in a world of contradictions and
uncertainty in order to reconnect with our own humanity.
¤ What makes me human? How do I take care of my spiritual
dimension? How “human” am I being?
¤ How do I connect with others? How can I build meaningful
relationships based on respect and acceptance? How to embrace
my vulnerability to live a wholehearted life?
In a world of diversity it seems that more and more young people are
afraid to embrace their uniqueness. This ﬁeld aims to celebrate how
different we are. It offers spaces to recognize our individuality with
dignity, respect and joy as a substantial pillar to live peacefully in an
interdependent world and deﬁne our own ways to make a unique
¤ What makes me unique? How to capitalize in my uniqueness? How
to contribute from my uniqueness?
¤ How do I embrace my weirdness and make it an asset that works
in my favor?
¤ Am I trying to hard to be different when I already am?
Internet has made the global village truly easy to reach and has
exponentially expanded our access to opportunities, both individually and
collectively. This ﬁeld aims explore ways to capitalize on Internet to design
businesses and projects as well as personal brands and life styles in order
to enhance the horizon of possibilities each one of us has access to.
¤ What could it mean for my life to embrace the online ecosystem as a
fundamental part of my daily activities?
¤ How to capitalize in online tools to reach further and design a new life
style of freedom, contribution and abundance? How to use Internet to
engage others in my endeavors and crusades in order to build
Youth is not a matter of age anymore. A lot of young people are
becoming prematurely “old” and many people over 40 are regaining
their youth based on conscious choices they are making. The aim of
this ﬁeld is to explore what makes us young and how to nurture this
young spirit throughout our life in a consistent manner with simplicity
¤ What does it mean to be young? Am I getting “older” without
noticing? How to embrace age while maintaining a young spirit?
¤ How to practice joy and make it a substantial part of my life style?
What makes my life exciting? What makes me exciting, attractive
and interesting to others?
It is not about leaving a legacy anymore; it’s about living a legacy.
Nowadays we don’t need to die to leave a legacy behind us, we have at
our reach the possibility to live a life that is a legacy in itself at every
step of the way.
¤ How to design and execute projects of high impact and low
maintenance? How to have extra gigs that are meaningful, have a
positive impact and generate income without leaving my current
¤ How to design my career path to ensure that what I do has an
impact, makes me happy and allows me to live a good life? How to
become a freelancer? How to become an entrepreneur?
We will have several formats working in parallel:
¤ Tribal meetings
¤ Open spaces
¤ Short plenary sessions
¤ Inter-tribal exercises
¤ Personal time
¤ Games and Lab projects
¤ Prototyping sessions
¤ Consultancy blocks and Projects set up
¤ Future steps mapping
During each day, a new offer will be built by the Edge Team
(Hosts of the conference) based on the input of the
participants. We envision the space as a co-created ecosystem.
We will be bringing some sessions already prepared to share
our key learning points in our ﬁelds of expertise and you will
take it from there.
You deﬁnitely can expect a lot of activity happening, a
lot of freedom and a lot of support.
We truly want to see the chaos and the order coming
together to craft a chaordic experience for all of us.
We are also looking forward to see some projects
emerging and we are very interested in becoming
patrons of some of those projects and support their
implementation based on their viability and impact.
After the conference we are looking forward to creating
a virtual space where to share our post conference
activities, keep a track on each other and see new
connections emerging to create more and more value.
Summing it up, attending weINDIE will bring you:
¤ An enhanced network of like-minded people
with whom to co-create
¤ A deeper understanding of your possibilities
¤ An enhanced sense of purpose
¤ Practical tools to move further in the direction
of your dreams
¤ And a new set of skills to make things happen
All in all,
A NEW LANDSCAPE OF POSSIBILITIES!
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
Accommodation for the nights of the 24th, 25th,
26th and 27th of September 2014.
Meals for all days starting with
dinner on the 24th and ﬁnishing with breakfast
on the 28th of September 2014.
And, of course, the most incredible journey ever
in company of an awesome group of funky
* FIRST APPROVED AND CONFIRMED, FIRST SERVED!
AND WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO FILL ALL PLACES!
UP TO 32
EARLY FEE OF 218 EUROS
FOR APPROVED APPLICANTS THAT TRANSFER THE FEE BEFORE
15th AUGUST 2014!
THE FEE OF weINDIE IS 278 EUROS.
If for any reason it is necessary to
cancel your attendance to the
conference, the following will
• Cancellations more than
two weeks before weINDIE:
loss of 50% of the payment
• Cancellations within two
weeks of weINDIE: full loss
of payment made.
Please make sure you have a travel insurance covering medical
expenses, personal accidents, cancellations and personal property.!
1. Fill out the application form in the
2. Receive your conﬁrmation email
within 5 days after ﬁlling your application
form. The conﬁrmation email contains
logistic details and bank account data for
transferring the fee.
3. Transfer the fee of the conference to
the bank account you have received.
HOW CAN I ATTEND weINDIE?
THESE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS:
1. JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AT HTTP://FACEBOOK.COM/WEINDIE
2. FILL THE APPLICATION FORM IN THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTP://TINY.CC/WEINDIE2014
3. AFTER RECEIVING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL MAKE THE TRANSFER OF THE FEE AND BOOK
YOUR TICKETS TO LISBON, PORTUGAL FOR THE DATES OF weINDIE!
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