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, February 22, 2023. Starting February 23, 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 special preferred seating, a deluxe gift bag, private group cocktails and dinner with Naomi Watts and experts following the symposium, 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.

Where is the event taking place?

The New Pause LA will be taking place at The Santa Monica Proper Hotel.

Will there be parking available?

Valet parking will be available for $22 along with plenty of other paid parking options in the vicinity. Uber is also a reliable option.

What time should I arrive?

We encourage ticketed guests to arrive at 11:30 AM so we may promptly begin the program at 12:00 PM.

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?

A steady flow of light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

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 will be taking place in a private dining area at The Proper Hotel.

If I'm not able to attend. 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.

What was the recent lineup in New York?

You can see the full NYC lineup here

How can I see The New Pause digital recording from NY?

A digital recording of The New Pause NYC will be available in early March. You can get early access 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