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DISCOVIA 2022

iDiscover Summit-Festival
27-30 May 2022,
Château du Feÿ,
Burgundy, France

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About

Discovia is a Summit-Festival event of personal development, self-discovery and self-expression for the iDiscover community. A long weekend of inspiring and enriching content curated, created and shared by the members of our community.

A collaborative effort with talks, showcases, panels, discussions, workshops, games, activities, dining experiences, musical performances, art installations, and dance.

The content will explore all the seven areas of life relevant to human development.

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"This conceptual gathering of extraordinary individuals is a personal dream I have had for many years and an integral part of the iDiscover vision" - Gal Stiglitz.

Bringing all of our community members to one place, where they can, meet, connect and play will be a dream come true. My aim is that this event will give birth to as many new connections and collaborations as possible.

This date of the event is also the birthdate of iDiscover and will mark our 8th year anniversary. We invite you to join the celebration.

Where

Château du Feÿ

A beautiful castle in the heart of Burgundy, France.

Château du Feÿ, built in the 17th century, is one of France’s historical monuments. It is located in the heart of the Bourgogne region, plunging into the Yonne Valley. Nestled into its own private forest, the 400-year old Château du Feÿ enjoys the best views of the Yonne Valley, including the Yonne river and the surrounding impossibly picturesque villages. Its fairytale atmosphere transforms any experience into a memorable one. Its outstanding natural ambience and authentic antique flavour, make it the ideal venue for our community's gathering.

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The Château is easy to get to, 150km from Paris, or a 90min train trip from central Paris.

When

The event starts on Friday, May 27th at 9AM and ends on Monday, May 30th at 1PM (Bank Holiday Weekend).

EARLY ARRIVALS from Thursday 26th at 2PM.

Who

iDiscover Alumni & Friends Only

You can expect an extraordinary group of people from different walks of life, industries and cultures who share a deep passion for personal development, self-discovery and self-mastery. People who are taking the lead in making this World a better place to live in. All participants will be invited to share their experiences and insights during the event.

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The event will have limited availability and priority will be given to iDiscover Alumni and their plus-ones. We will subsequently give priority to close friends and family members of Alumni who value personal development and/or to members of other communities we collaborate with. We will also offer limited spots to personal development enthusiasts who are outside of the above circles and would be keen to join us.

What

Discovia is an experience designed in Space & Time

The Journey In Space

There will be 7 different spaces. Each space will host content and activities in a different area of life. For example, after taking a yoga class in the Physio-mental space, one might walk over to the Financial space to join a heated debate on Cryptocurrencies, after which they will pop in for a Sufi dance class in the Cultural-Spiritual space, only to end up in a blindfolded date experience at Familial-Relational, and so on so forth. A chess tournament at Intellectual might be followed by a fascinating workshop on peak performance in Professional and a wild dodgeball game at Societal.

In every space, we will also have one or more headliners, who we will share about closer to the event.

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The Journey In Time

Discovia is designed as a voyage of discovery and exploration, like an unfolding story full of serendipity. Each day will have a theme.

Each day, you will collect more friends and connect with more potential future collaborators. It will feel like a family that keeps expanding. Every evening will have its unique dress code and atmosphere.

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Gratitude and Elevation
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Purpose and Deep Connection
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Service and Collaboration
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The Experience

The experience is one of immersive knowledge communication and intentional interactions in the form of a creative and playful journey through space and time.

Discovia is a celebration aimed at awakening our human potential. With this in mind, we designed it as a platform for our community and friends to coexist and inspire one another through art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability, and our fundamental connection with nature.

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Food & Dining

Food in Discovia will be intentionally and carefully curated to enhance and enrich your experience. Friday and Saturday dinners will be celebrational. On Sunday we will have a special late Sunday roast.

We will source the majority of ingredients from local farms. Fruit, snacks, coffee, tea, and cold juice will be served 24/7. We will also hold a cash bar for other drinks.

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Activities

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Art Installations & Demos

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Dining Experiences & Tasting

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Games & Group Activities

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Live Music Concerts

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Meditations & Think-Tanks

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Panels & Debates

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Performing Arts

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Talks & Showcases

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Workshops & Classes

Available packages

All packages include:

  • Summit-fest pass to all content and activities (9AM Friday, May 27 - 1PM Monday, May 30, 2022).
  • 3 nights accommodation Friday to Monday (11AM check-out).
  • All-inclusive daily brunch and seated dinner; refreshments throughout the day (cash bar available outside of mealtimes).
  • Transport between the train station and the château/hotels (at set times only).

(Please review our shuttle timetable before booking your train and/or flights.)

You can add a Thursday Pass to any package, to arrive 2PM Thursday, May 26. (The upgrade fee includes dinner and accommodation for Thursday).

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Château Rooms

From £2,950 GBP

Includes summit-fest pass,
food, and accommodation.

Glamping

Glamping

From £1,950 GBP

Includes summit-fest pass,
food, and accommodation.

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Hotel Rooms

From £3,150 GBP

Includes summit-fest pass,
food, and accommodation.

Château Rooms

Chateau Double

Double / Twin Room
(For couples or sharing with one other person)

  • One summit-fest pass
  • Private room with one double or two twin beds
  • Ensuite private bath or shower
  • Bedding and one set of bath towels per person

Full Price: £4,250 PP
*Early Bird: £3,650 PP
**Super Early Bird: £3,450 PP

Thursday Pass (Early Arrival)
+ £185 PP

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Chateau Shared

Shared Room

  • One summit-fest pass
  • Single beds or shared double beds in a shared room (max room capacity: 4 people)
  • Shared corridor shower
  • Bedding and one set of bath towels

Full Price: £3,750 PP
*Early Bird: £3,150 PP
**Super Early Bird: £2,950 PP

Thursday Pass (Early Arrival)
+ £185 PP

**Super Early Bird available to iDiscover Alumni and plus-ones only until August 20, 2021.
*Early Bird available to all until November 20, 2021, or until sold out.
Limited availability. First come, first served.

Glamping

Glamping Double

Double / Twin Tent
(For couples or sharing with one other person)

  • One summit-fest pass
  • Private tent with one double or two twin beds set up (mattress, pillows, bedding & basic furniture)
  • Shared camping toilets with separate showers
  • Bath towels NOT provided

Full Price: £3,250 PP
*Early Bird: £2,750 PP
**Super Early Bird: £2,550 PP

Thursday Pass (Early Arrival)
+ £130 PP

Glamping Single

Shared Tent

  • One summit-fest pass
  • Single beds or shared double beds in a shared tent (mattress, pillows, bedding & basic furniture). Max comfortable capacity: 4 people.
  • Shared camping toilets with separate showers
  • Bath towels NOT provided

Full Price: £2,750 PP
*Early Bird: £2,250 PP
**Super Early Bird: £1,950 PP

Thursday Pass (Early Arrival)
+ £130 PP

**Super Early Bird available to iDiscover Alumni and plus-ones only until August 20, 2021.
*Early Bird available to all until November 20, 2021, or until sold out.
Limited availability. First come, first served.

Hotel Rooms

Hotel Single

Single Room

  • One summit-fest pass
  • Private room with one small double bed
  • Ensuite private bath or shower
  • Bedding and one set of bath towels
  • Shuttle service to/from Chateau

Full Price: £3,950 PP
*Early Bird: £3,350 PP
**Super Early Bird: £3,150 PP

Thursday Pass (Early Arrival)
+ £175 PP

**Super Early Bird available to iDiscover Alumni and plus-ones only until August 20, 2021.
*Early Bird available to all until November 20, 2021, or until sold out.
Limited availability. First come, first served.

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FAQ

WHAT HAPPENS IF I PURCHASE A TICKET FOR DISCOVIA 2022 BUT LATER FIND OUT THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND

If your willingness to travel or availability changes between now and the 1st of January 2022, you may voluntarily choose to transfer any ticket purchases to a future year or a different iDiscover service. After the 1st of January 2022, tickets will not be transferable, as a vast majority of our expenses occur far before the event takes place.

If you are an Alumnus/a or Guest contributing to the event, and you wish to transfer your ticket to a future year, that same exchange will be transferred along with your ticket. In the event you prefer to transfer your ticket to a different iDiscover service, your exchange will be rediscussed depending on the service you choose.

WHAT HAPPENS IF DISCOVIA 2022 IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OR ANOTHER ACT OF GOD?

We are optimistic and confident that Discovia 2022 will happen as intended. We however understand that a lot can change between now and May 2022, and we want you to feel confident that your purchase today will always hold value for you. 

In the event that Discovia 2022 is postponed, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new festival date. If you are unable to reschedule your plans in accordance to the new date you will be able to transfer your ticket to a different iDiscover service or ask for a refund.

If you are an Alumnus/a or Guest contributing to the event, and you are happy to transfer your ticket to a new date, that same exchange will be transferred along with your ticket. In the event you prefer to transfer your ticket to a different iDiscover service, your exchange will be rediscussed depending on the service you choose.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AFTER I FILLED UP THE APPLICATION?

The iDiscover Admissions team (and if you are a Contributor, the Discovia Curator) will process your application in confidentiality and upon approval, you will receive an email with booking details from Admissions, no later than 10 calendar days after your submission. The email will contain your pass price as well as your Booking Period, during which your spot remains reserved in anticipation of payment. You will be able to use the payment details provided, to make a transfer and thus complete your booking and permanently reserve your spot. Please ensure funds reach us before or on the last day of your Booking Period, as after that we might need to release your spot to manage demand. Admissions will send you a reminder to make sure you don't miss the Booking Period end, as we don't want you to miss the opportunity to be with us and/or enjoy your preferred accommodation option!

If you are sharing a room or glamping tent with someone else, we will kindly ask you to forward them the application link and get them to apply as soon as possible.

You can always reply back to the Admissions team and ask them any questions you might have once you receive the original Booking Details email. 

CAN I BUY AND RESELL MY TICKET FOR DISCOVIA?

Unfortunately no. Please read about our refund policy above (Question 1 and 2). Discovia is an event with limited availability, and priority will be given to iDiscover Alumni and their plus-ones. Everyone who wishes to join us needs to apply on the Discovia website, and wait for written confirmation by the iDiscover team. Applying does not guarantee admission to the event. 

CAN I BRING MY KIDS OR TODDLERS?

The event programme is not designed for under-18. If you are unable to find childcare and this is preventing you from joining us at DISCOVIA, please feel free to speak with our admissions team. We can work with you in finding solutions to accommodate your needs at the event.  

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT OPEN AND CLOSE, AND WHEN CAN WE ARRIVE?

The event programme officially starts on Friday 27th of May at 9AM, and ends on Monday 30th of May at 1PM.

Check-in and check-out opening times are subject to change:

  • On Friday 27th, doors will open between 8AM and 9PM.
  • On Monday 30th, we politely ask you to pack and leave your accommodation by 11:00AM.
  • EARLY ARRIVALS can join from Thursday 26th of May at 2PM.

We recommend checking our shuttle times before booking your train and/or flights.

WHO CAN USE THE SHUTTLE SERVICE? PLEASE CHECK THE TIMETABLE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR JOURNEY

A shuttle from/to the closest train station in Joigny and the Château du Feÿ is available to all guests. To help us maximise this service, we recommend checking our shuttle times before booking your train and/or flights. Set times will be made available closer to the event date.

If you wish to arrive outside of our shuttle times, we can provide you with some of the local taxi numbers.

For the guests staying at one of the hotels off site, there are daily shuttles in between the venue and your accommodation. Set times will be made available closer to the event date. Local Taxis are operational outside of those times.

We cannot guarantee local transportation for guests who book their own accommodation outside of the prearranged Discovia hotels.

 

WHAT IS PROVIDED WITH MY TICKET?

All accommodations have comfortable bedding and basic toiletry. Towels are provided only at the rooms in the Château and at the hotels. If you wish to stay in the glamping area, please remember to bring your own towels. It’s also possible to rent additional towels at the venue.

All glamping tents come with solar lights and power sockets to charge your phones and tablets, as well as rails and hangers to hang your clothes. Glamping tents have real mattresses, not inflatables. Additional showers and toilets can also be found in the glamping area.

Brunch and all-day refreshments will be served daily at the Château, followed by themed seated dinners. Limited open bar during dinner. A cash bar is also available outside of mealtimes. For guests staying in hotels, breakfast is not included as we encourage everyone to join the brunch at the Château.

Transport from/to the closest train station, and pre-approved off-site hotels (set times only). Please check the FAQ about our Shuttle Services.

WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED WITH MY TICKET? AND WHAT WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING WITH YOU.

Things that are not necessary but that we recommend you bring:

- European power adaptors
- Torch / flashlight
- Refillable water bottle
- Comfy shoes
- Warm clothes for the evening
- Swimwear (there is a pool)
- Athleisure wear (morning yoga)

 

HOW IS THE WEATHER IN JOIGNY AROUND THE END OF MAY?

The weather around Joigny is normally very mild during the day and fresh at night. Chances of rain during this period of the year are very small but come prepared for a sprinkle.

27°C during the day
15°C at night

Precipitation: 12%
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 4 mph

HOW TO GET TO THE CHÂTEAU DU FEŸ?

We encourage you to think about the most eco-friendly way to arrive at Château du Feÿ.

By train / Eurostar:
Château du Feÿ is located 1h10 from Paris from the Lyon and Bercy stations (direct train TER, stopping at Joigny). www.sncf.com.

The Eurostar train station (Paris Gare Du Nord) is located 20mins by public transport from either station (Gare de Bercy or Gare de Lyon). By taxi, it can take 30 to 40mins depending on traffic.

By car (or car-share):
Château du Feÿ is just 1h30 from Paris on the A6. Simply take exit 18 towards Joigny, then drive 15km before taking the turning for Villecien. There is plenty of onsite parking space for guests.

By plane:
The closest commercial airports are Paris Orly, ORY, (1.5h by car) or Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, CDG Airport (2h by car). Or, you can land at nearby Joigny's airport, LFGK.

Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport is 40mins by public transport from Lyon and Bercy stations, or 50 to 60mins by taxi depending on traffic.

Paris Orly Airport is 40mins by public transport from Lyon and Bercy stations or 30mins by taxi depending on traffic.

By Helicopter:
You can land on the fields next to the Château. If this is your preferred travel option, please let us know in advance as we need to organise your landing.

ARE PETS ALLOWED ON SITE?

Generally speaking, pets and animals are not accepted inside the festival at any time. However, if this prevents you from participating in the event, please let our iDiscover team know. We might be able to make very few exceptions for small dogs for guests who book a private room or tent.

Dogs who have been granted access will need to be with their owners at all times, and you will be responsible for cleaning after them.