Purposeful Living 2022

Unlocking Your Purpose at Any Age

Tue Sep 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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The Vail Alliance for Purposeful Living, Vail Symposium and Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging at the University of Denver are co-hosting a three-day “Purposeful Living Experience” featuring best-selling authors Richard Leider and Chip Conley. This includes two days in Vail and one day in Denver, all focused on various aspects of purposeful living:

  • Day One: September 27, 6-7:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards: “Unlocking Your Purpose at Any Age” with Richard Leider and Chip Conley
  • Day Two: September 28, 9 -11:30 a.m. workshop at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards: “The Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself to Live Purposefully” with Richard Leider and Chip Conley
  • Day Three: September 29, 10:30 a.m.- noon  in Denver at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging: “The Path of Purposeful Aging” with Richard Leider

Day One: Unlocking Your Purpose at Any Age

In this program, Richard Leider (best-selling author, award-winning coach and keynote speaker) will talk about the power of purpose, including stories and examples of purposeful living. He’ll share insights from his best-selling books, “The Power of Purpose,” “Life Reimagined” and “Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging,” including the following topics:

  • The importance of knowing why you get up in the morning
  • The path to purposeful living, including gifts, passions and values
  • Purposeful aging

“Purpose is that deepest dimension within us—our central core. It is the quality we choose to shape our lives around. Purpose is already within us waiting to be discovered.” -Richard Leider

Next, Chip Conley (best-selling author, speaker, and Airbnb strategic advisor) will share insights from his pioneering work with Modern Elder Academy and his book, “Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder,” including the following topics:

  • Millennials rising, thriving in mid-life and the problem of ageism
  • What it means to be a “modern elder” (regardless of your age)
  • Pairing wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner’s mind and a willingness to evolve
  • Mentoring, connections and contributions

“Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology, and have friends of all ages. We get involved, stay curious, mentor others, and are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded risk takers.” -Chip Conley

Then, Richard and Chip will have a dialogue about how to unlock your purpose at any age, including a brief activity for the audience, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. The speakers will focus on practical steps all of us can take to discover our purpose and live more purposefully.

Presented in partnership with Vail Alliance for Purposeful Living

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Chip Conley

Chip Conley


Modern Elder Academy

Richard Leider

Richard Leider


Inventure – The Purpose Company