* * *Now entering it’s fourth year, Dent — an intimate, invitation only retreat for people who are “denting the universe,” — is launching a scholarship program that will set aside up to a dozen registrations to be awarded for free to folks who would not otherwise be able to attend the event. “This year we’ve introduced a new type of registration, something we’re calling an ‘Alchemist’,” said Jason Preston, co-founder of Dent. “Alchemists are invited to a private reception, get a free room upgrade at the Sun Valley Resort, and receive several other perks, but mostly the extra fee goes to fund free attendance for Dent Scholars.” Already, three scholarship registrations have been fully funded. The number of funded registrations is updated live on the Dent Scholarship page as Alchemists register for Dent throughout the year. Dent Scholars will be invited to attend the Dent Conference and all associated events. Denters will arrive on Saturday, March 19th and depart on Wednesday, March 23rd. Every Dent registration includes the cost of meals, drinks, receptions, managed activities like the photo walk, scavenger hunt, wine tasting, parkour, and of course conference sessions. In addition to the normal Dent schedule, Scholars are invited to attend a special reception immediately prior to the kickoff party on Sunday afternoon, where they will have the chance to meet and talk with members of the Dent Advisory Board, Speakers, Alchemists who have made Scholar attendance possible, and the conference Founders. Dent brings together a wide-ranging group of highly motivated entrepreneurs, investors, innovative thinkers, designers, artists, and leaders who are all looking to “put a dent in the universe.” It’s a unique opportunity to meet and build relationships with the kinds of folks who can help you make a difference.
We’re very excited to announce that thanks to several generous and early Alchemist-level Dent registrants, we’ll be able to provide a scholarship program to Dent 2016. The press-release version of the announcement is below, or you can just go visit the scholarship page and apply (or help fund it by registering as an Alchemist).