Past Events

Richard frequently speaks at events both locally and internationally and he would love to see you at an upcoming event. If you have an upcoming event and would like to see if Richard is available to speak, please visit the contact section of our website and let us know the date and location of your event.

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Omega Blue Spirit Retreat

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 7-14, 2023.  Click HERE to read more about the upcoming event.

Wisdom & Wellbeing Multi-Faculty Week 1
Presence, Purpose, and the Neuroscience of Connection

During week 1 sample from a wide variety of programs with acclaimed teachers and choose from the following workshops during the week. Enjoy a workshop in the morning, try another in the afternoon, or stick with the same workshop all week. You can also abandon your schedule and head to the beach.

The program includes:

  • All classes and program with world renowned teachers for this week.
  • Gourmet vegetarian and vegan meals from our Buffet-plus fish being served three times during the week.
  • Blue Spirit amenities such as the Longevity Center, salt water pool, and direct beach access.
The Power of Purpose Workshop

Richard and Chip Conley, founder of MEA and New York Times bestselling author, will co lead the Mastery Week: The Power of Purpose workshop.  The workshop runs from November 14-19, 2022.

MEA is on a mission to reframe midlife – from a crisis to a calling.  They’re dedicated to helping people navigate midlife transitions with a fresh perspective.

Click HERE to learn more about this workshop.




Celebrating the Power of Purpose

Enjoy an Evening Celebrating the Power of Purpose sponsored by mPulse Mobile

Evening agenda is an informal forum for sharing insights about the purpose of our partnership and the work that we do.

4pm Cocktail Hour
5pm Opening Remarks
5:10pm Main Address
5:30pm Shared Perspectives
5:50pm Reception and Networking

Register for the event HERE.

Humanity Rising Broadcast Webinar

The Inner Work of Age Week presents Retirement from the Inside Out and from the Outside In with moderator Dr Connie Zweig.

Richard Leider and Marc Freedman will be the featured guests on Day 3 of the 5 day event.

Event runs from Oct 24-28, 2022 from 8-9:30am PT (10-11:30am CT) and is FREE to attend.

Click HERE to register for daily events.

Click HERE to register for the day 3 event only.

Next Chapter Kickoff Event

Next Chapter was designed for those facing life transitions.  They provide resources and support for those in the community facing the challenges of moving to the next chapter of their lives.

Richard will be the speaker for their first monthly program.

The event will be held on October 13 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Click HERE to learn more about Next Chapter


Living and Working on Purpose Workshop

Join us for a FREE 60 minute workshop with Chip Conley, Richard Leider, and Dr. Imani Woody.

One of the goals at MEA (Modern Elder Academy) is to gather some of the most influential and inspiring voices in the world to reflect on topics such as finding a new calling, living on purpose, or leaving a legacy through their Free Live Event series. We hope you will join Founder Chip Conley in an interactive discussion on Living and Working on Purpose with Richard Leider and Dr. Imani Woody.

May 10, 2022

3-4pm CDT / 4-5pm EDT

Click HERE to register

An Evening of Purpose with Richard Leider

Join Cathy Wurzer, broadcast journalist and founder of End in Mind, for an Evening of Purpose with Richard Leider.

This intimate event has limited seating, but will be live streamed as well for those who cannot attend in person. In person attendees will receive a copy of Richard’s newest book.

Click HERE to learn more and purchase your ticket.

Wisdom & Wellbeing Workshop

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 15-22, 2022. Click HERE to read about the workshop and to sign up.

Come to experience a unique holistic,integrated approach to living your best life. Top teachers in their fields help you explore all facets involved in achieving your fullest health potential while living with purpose, peace, and passion. Discover the full spectrum of proven practices to

transform your inner and outer well-being in fun and effective ways that you can continue at home.

Led by experts in longevity, nutrition, wellness, life coaching, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, qigong, Pilates, and more, you explore the process of discovering your greater health potential. Each day offers programs that build on each other to illuminate a path toward greater well-being and teach you how to live your optimal life.

Free webinar: Book Club Conversation

“Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging” Book Club Conversation with Richard Leider

Richard will focus on his newest book, “Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Old? The Path of Purposeful Aging”. He’ll talk about writing the book, how his ideas have evolved over the years, and how to step onto (or stay on) “the path of purposeful aging”. He’ll also invite questions and comments about how the concepts in the book have played out in your life.

Register HERE
Cost: Free
Noon to 1 p.m. Central
Sponsored by the Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota

Edina Chamber of Commerce program

Join best selling author and purpose guru Richard Leider as he helps us navigate these challenges to allow us to say, “Yes!” to life. Richard will be available following his presentation to sign books. Purchase your copy of his newest book Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old through Barnes & Noble!

8-9am Registration, networking & coffee
9-10am Presentation
10:15am Book Signing

Individual: $35
Table of 8: $250

Register HERE

2021 Sage-ing International Summit

Richard will be a featured speaker on Day 2 of the Summit on Saturday, October 30th.

Ultimately, we all face a powerful choice: whether to “get” old or to “grow” old. Living this choice requires conscious purpose-driven practices. This session is about those practices. It is our purpose as evolving elders to “grow and give”-to look within to to claim our gifts and to give them to others with love and acceptance. The world needs our gifts and Richard will guide us with fresh new practices to unlock them and share them. Based on his newest book-WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW OLD?-this session offers a practical and spiritual path to living a longer, more purposeful life.

Visit Sage-ing International for more information on this Summit.

Dr. Dorian Mintzer Interview w/ Richard Leider

Dr. Dorian Mintzer, host of Revolutionize Your Retirement, will feature Richard Leider as her guest speaker on September 28th at 12 noon ET (11am CT).

View the event page.

Reserve your spot today to listen in (limit of 200 people).