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How do I join a session?

Click 'Sign up!' on the session you wish to attend and register for the session - a link will be sent to you along with a calendar reminder. Email reminders will be sent one day and one hour before most sessions you've signed up for. The link you receive will be for that session only. You'll need to sign up for each session you are interested in individually.

Is there a link for a full day?

No, you'll need to sign up to each session individually.

How do I access the recordings?

Some sessions will be recorded. For those sessions, a 'watch on demand' link to the recording will be made available on the session profile as soon as it's ready (typically 2hrs after the session ends). Recordings will be available for 4 weeks after the festival.

Are all the sessions free?

Yes! The intention is to generate positivity not profit. If you enjoyed a session or want to support this intention, we welcome donations of any size to help make more events like this possible.

Where do my donations go?

All donations go to the associated charities that have contributed to the event. This includes nominated charities by the contributors and speakers, as well as the School of Philosophy and Economic Science (the host of the event) which is a registered UK educational charity (registered charity numbers 313115 and SC039950). If you'd like more details please contact us: wisethingsfestival@gmail.com

What does the School of Philosophy and Economic Science do?

This event is hosted by The School of Philosophy and Economic Science, a UK educational charity with affiliated Schools globally, offering knowledge, mantra-meditation and other practices to help people make sense of their world. The School offers courses in 'Practical Philosophy' and 'Economics with Justice' - these are non-academic courses, valuing real life experience over theory. Have a look at our website for more information about us. The School is a registered educational charity, regulated by the Charity Commission in England and Wales and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland.

Do I need any previous knowledge or experience in philosophy?

No. Sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief. However we can’t accept under-18s on our sessions.

Who are the organisers?

The festival organisers are volunteers from the School of Philosophy and Economic Science. They come from all walks of life and many different professions, but all share the same love of passing on ideas that benefit everyone. None of the organisers are paid for their time.

Will recordings be sent out after the festival?

No. Recordings will be available via the website only, or in some cases also via the charity Facebook page.