An all-inclusive experience designed just for the inner circle of Inc. 5000 winners. At Inc. Masters Baja, you will be hosted by Inc. editor-in-chief Scott O. and bestselling author and iconic boutique hotelier Chip Conley for a 5-day, 5-night immersive program that fosters connections and collaboration between like-minded founders and CEOs.

The Modern Elder Academy Experience

The Modern Elder Academy (MEA) is the world's first "midlife wisdom school" dedicated to career and life transitions. Chip's role as a "mentern" at Airbnb (part mentor/part intern) inspired him to write the book Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and to develop a unique place and curriculum to help people repurpose a lifetime of experience.

The rooms and grounds of MEA's beachfront campus were designed by a team led by Oren Bronstein, Chip Conley’s longtime design collaborator. There are multiple pools and hot tubs, a steam room, massage rooms, a yoga studio, a library,  an organic garden, and lots of comfortable seating nooks for relaxing, reflecting, and chatting.

Inc. Masters Baja Agenda

Welcome Dinner6:30 PM
Orientation/Logistics7:30 PM
Meet Chip Conley, "Why You're Here" 7:50 PM
Welcome Remarks From Scott O. 8:15 PM
"If You Really Knew Me ...": Inc. Masters Introduction Exercise 8:30 PM

Your Inc. Masters Baja Hosts

Spiritual Health7:00 AM
Breakfast7:00 AM
(Optional) Shaman-Led Group Blessing and Meditation7:30 AM
Intention Setting in the Sand7:55 AM
Campus Tour and Breakfast8:25 AM
Logistics and Circle Check-In10:00 AM
[Workshop] Liminality and a Beginner's Mind — How to Apply This to Business and Leadership11:00 AM
Lunch1:00 PM
[Lecture] Growth vs. Fixed Mindset Framework3:00 PM
[Workshop] Mindset Management Exercise to Achieve Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptability3:50 PM
Great Midlife Edit at the Firepit5:00 PM
[Activity] Restorative Yoga5:30 PM
Dinner7:00 PM
Breakfast7:00 AM
(Optional) Meditation Instruction 7:30 AM
Logistics and Circle Check-In10:00 AM
[Group Exercise] Three Levels of Listening and Appreciative Inquiry11:00 AM
[Workshop] Peter Drucker’s Essential Question: What Business are You Even In? 12:30 PM
Lunch1:00 PM
[Inc. Lecture] Discovering Brand Purpose with Scott O. 3:00 PM
Dinner7:00 PM
Chef Tony Sing-Along Fireside7:30 PM
Breakfast7:00 AM
(Optional) Mindful Flow Yoga 7:30 AM
Logistics and Circle Check-In10:00 AM
[Lecture] PEAK Model: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow11:00 AM
Lunch1:00 PM
Collaboration Experiential Exercise3:00 PM
[Group Discussion] Mentorship3:30 PM
Pizza in the Garden7:00 PM
Breakfast7:00 AM
(Optional) Surfing Lessons7:30 AM
Logistics and Circle Check-In10:00 AM
[Group Discussion} Growth Mindset with Money11:00 AM
[Workshop] Action Planning and Commitments12:00 PM
Lunch1:00 PM
Happy Hour2:30 PM
Graduation and Appreciation5:00 PM
Celebration Dinner With Band7:00 PM
Breakfast and Departures7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Chip Conley
Founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality; former head of global hospitality & strategy, Airbnb; founder, Modern Elder Academy
Scott Omelianuk
Editor-in-chief, Inc.