Summit #1: Ideas Into Action
Here’s the Problem:
We are all overloaded with “information,” and it’s taking its toll.
Once upon a time we believed social media platforms would bring us greater intellectual freedom and more meaningful discourse.
Instead they turned out to be dumpsters for narcissism and conformation bias. They have delivered nihilism, censorship, increasing dependence, and endless (and pointless) discord.
Today information comes to us tangled up with opinion and conflict. Thus, the number of inputs we’re all encountering everyday causes mental fatigue and taxes our BS detectors.
Unfortunately we’re fatigued at a time where both misinformation and division are greater than ever before.
We are consuming more than we can utilize to create value, prosperity, and connection in our own lives.
We all know what it’s like to walk away from crucial conversations (virtual and face-to-face) wishing we had been better prepared and more persuasive.
Or at least, less reactive.
We know we are wasting too much time on consumption.
So how can you learn to better organize your thoughts, gather the best evidence, and make more persuasive presentations?
We need to be better navigators of these increasingly complex and dysfunctional communications and information arenas.This means understanding how to:
- Clarify your worldview and align your efforts
- Develop a more critical mind and willingness to confront opposing ideas
- Build a custom toolbox of effective research skills
- Use your learning time more efficiently
- Gain the confidence to present publicly
- Find your best outlets for expression
We’re offering you a solution, but it’s not simply about having the tools win debates in person or (if you’re a crazy person) on the internet.
Consider that a side benefit.
The Ideas Into Action Summit: A Three-Day Online Conference On Developing Better Research and Presentation Skills
The School Sucks Project has spent a decade showcasing the results of expert research skills, through our content and our guests. People you know, like, and trust like Tom Woods, Richard Grove, Steve Patterson and Professor CJ.
Oh wait, you don’t have a spare decade to go through it all and extract the most valuable information?
We certainly understand. That’s why we created this three-day virtual summit to condense a decade of lessons into one inspiring, insightful, and fun weekend.
What You’re Going To Learn:
Part One: How To Organize Your Thoughts More Effectively
Host of Patterson In Pursuit, Author of Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge
Former Director of Research at Exosphere
Founder of Online Great Books, Starting Strength Coach, Host of the Barbell Logic Podcast
Author of The End of School: Reclaiming Education from the Classroom and How to Get Ahead When You Have Nothing to Offer, former Business Development Director at Praxis, founder of GetAheadLabs.com
Part Two: How to Gather the Best Evidence and Information
Forensic Historian; Director of The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto; Creator of TragedyandHope.com
Author of Esoteric Hollywood, Creator of Jay’s Analysis
Author and Researcher for Tragedy and Hope and Unity of the Polis, Producer and Researcher for The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto
History Professor, creator and host of Dangerous History Podcast
Part Three: Make Powerful Presentations To Change Hearts and Minds
Entrepreneur and business coach, Founder at DigitalAmbition.co
Author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il and The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (forthcoming); celebrity ghost writer, host of YOUR WELCOME and Night Shade
best-selling author, host of The Tom Woods Show and Contra Krugman Podcast
Can we describe the whole summit in one sentence?
Sure. And in exactly one minute. Watch.
Creator of The School Sucks Project
I want you to walk away with the research know-how, processes and secrets of some very reliable, persuasive, successful and entertaining content creators.
You’ll understand how to take information and transform it into your own compelling presentations and convincing arguments.
I want you to understand how some of our favorite guests identify and integrate new information, and then put it into meaningful action.
Who is this summit for?Motivated Life-Long Learners (who are tired of suffering fools)
- Do you have insights you want the world to hear and understand? Do you feel a responsibility to share it?
- Are you frustrated by the overabundance of BS you encounter online every single day?
- Are you frustrated with your own unbalanced consumption to creation ratio?
- Do you want to learn how better filter the noise, find a signal, and ultimately send out a meaningful signal of your own?
Then come hear from people who’ve exemplified successful ways to do this.Self-educating teens and their parents (who want to learn more effectively)
The Ideas Into Action Summit is perfect for motivated, curious and self-directed teenagers, looking to improve their research, knowledge integration and persuasion skills.
If your child attends traditional school, the information in the summit is even more essential. Almost none of these skills are being taught there.
Event Details and PricingThis summit was live October 11-13, 2019. It will be encored in January over three consecutive Saturdays. If you buy the downloadable version now, you’re automatically enrolled in the encore event; in addition to enjoying the following presentations, you’ll be able to ask questions and participate in a live chat. And you’ll receive an invitation to our ongoing Discord community for this summit.
The All Access Pass Live + Downloadable
Attend the full live event, get full and permanent access to the videos and the Q&As to watch and re-watch at your convenience (plus convenient downloadable audio files of everything). PLUS outlines and supplemental resources. This includes Q&As with Scott Hambrick, Richard Grove and Michael Malice.
Here’s What People Are Saying
The summit was an outstanding compilation of helpful information for someone like myself on the pursuit of truth. I sift and sort a vast array of information and try to gain the wisdom and improve my life to propel myself forward. The presenters that Brett brought together for this event were truly amazing and I look forward to the encore event! – Tyler B.
This is a great collection of smart, successful people revealing their methods of research and their creative processes. I feel much more capable of tackling those big, intimidating projects now, with the roadmap laid out by the presenters. No fluff here, just tons of actionable information on the research process, how to be more productive, and how to get organized so you can get your ideas out of your head, and into the world more effectively. – Kalon
What an inspiring weekend! The Ideas Into Action Summit was jam-packed with actionable, thought-provoking information, put together in an easy-to-follow format, and including some of the brightest, most creative presenters I have encountered. I’m looking forward to the next summit! – Keri M.
I went into Un-iversity hoping for some insight into how to go from information consimption to media creation. Not only did it deliver… It delivered a myriad of methods by which to collect, organize, and produce. It made me realize theres more than one way to make and bake a cake. I’d highly recommend purchasing this to anyone interested in moving from consumer to producer. – Tony R.
The easy going host-guest dynamic made each presentation entertaining and captivating, as well as informative. The value contained in the Un-iversity continued to be apparent well after the weekend event had come and gone. Each speaker left the audience with real, tangible reading, researching, thinking, and writing techniques. This is not a bunch of smart people showing off their big intellects—it is a bunch of people with smart methods, imparting them to the viewer. It’s a whole buffet of useful information and practices pertaining to productivity and self-education. – Daniel M.