Created as the answer to the ever-perplexing midlife era, Modern Elder Academy (MEA) — winner of Fast Company 2021 Brands that Matter Award — seeks to guide and support adults through transitions in their midlife years, with a particular lens on those aged 40 and above. MEA takes teachings from modern science and centuries of philosophers, writers, poets, and yogis, then melds them into lessons and insights for individuals looking for growth and guidance as they navigate midlife.
Founded by best-selling author, hotelier, and entrepreneur, Chip Conley, MEA has built a dedicated alumni group of over 3,000 past participants from 42 countries. MEA hosts in-person workshops in Baja California Sur, Mexico, offers online programs year-round, and a regular lineup of free live virtual events. MEA has also purchased two properties in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area for future campuses which will open in 2024.