Symposium FAQs

What is The Swell?

The Swell is a new community and learning platform that helps people navigate the second half of their lives. We offer a combination of expert-led workshops and symposiums, life-changing experiences, digital wellness tools and an active community. We believe that by making the latest science accessible, we can empower members to live longer, happier and healthier lives.

Our members are not retiring, they're reinvesting -- in learning, personal growth, health and happiness -- and thinking about the next chapter of their lives. Questions like, "How can I be healthier and happier?", "How can I have more meaning in my life?", "What is the most important thing to me right now and why?" are top of mind for us.

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How long will the Pre-sale Tickets be available?

Pre-sale ticket prices are available until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, September 10th. Starting September 11, 2023, only regular priced tickets will be available for purchase.

What is the difference between an Individual Ticket and a VIP Ticket?

The VIP Ticket includes everything the Individual Ticket offers, plus preferred seating, a deluxe gift bag, a private cocktail reception following the symposium, a seated VIP dinner with Naomi Watts and experts following the reception, and an annual membership to The Swell.

What is the Refund Policy?

The Swell does not offer ticket refunds for any reason. Please consider the date before purchasing a ticket.

What should I wear?

The dress code is festive casual.

What time should I arrive?

Doors open at 10:00 AM to explore the Midlife Marketplace, mingle and grab your seats. The program will begin promptly at 10:45 AM. The program will conclude by 6:00 PM followed by a closing cocktail reception and VIP dinner.

Where is the event taking place?

The symposium will be held at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, located at 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

What's the agenda?

The final agenda will be made available on the event website in the week leading up to the event.

Will there be food?

Light refreshments will be served throughout the day and we are breaking for a 45-minute lunch at 1:00 PM.

Will there be breaks throughout the day?

There will be a number of breaks scheduled throughout the program.

If I step out for a bit, will I be able to re-enter?

Yes. Once you check-in at the event you will receive a wristband that will allow you to re-enter.

Where is the private VIP dinner?

The dinner is taking place on property. VIP ticket holders will be sent dinner details directly to their registered email. If you are a VIP ticket holder and unable to attend the dinner, please let us know at

If I'm not able to attend in person, can I join via live stream?

Yes, the event will be broadcast live on our website. You will need to purchase a live stream ticket in order to receive log in credentials in advance of the event.

If I'm not able to attend or tune in via live stream, will the program be recorded?

Yes, the event will be recorded and made available as a digital program after the symposium. Sign up for our newsletter here to be notified of its release.

If I purchase a ticket and I’m unable to attend will I have access to the digital recording?

Yes, you will have access to the digital recording once it’s made available for 30 days.

If I am a VIP ticket holder will you hold my seat if I’m running late?

Preferred seating for VIPs will be held until 15 minutes before the start of the program. After that, preferred seating cannot be guaranteed.

If I leave early or forget to pick up my gift bag on the way out, will I be able to collect it at a later date?

All ticket holders must retrieve their gift bags at the event. If you do not collect your gift bag at the event, they will not be available following.

What was the recent lineup in Los Angeles?

You can see the full Los Angeles lineup here.

How can I see The New Pause digital recording from last year’s New York event?

A digital recording of The New Pause NYC is available now and can be accessed here.

Other questions?

Email us at for any further questions or concerns.

When is The Swell’s next event?

Stay tuned and sign up for updates at The Swell