Levi Felix, Co-Founder

Public Speaking, Conferences

Levi Felix is a thought-leader, international speaker, passionate educator, and an expert on the zeitgeist of cultural connection, unplugging and experiential play. He’s a camp director, workshop facilitator, bend-over-backwards retreat host and self-proclaimed nerd. He regularly speaks at conferences and leads workshops for companies, organizations and universities.

As the Founder of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded, he’s been featured in such publications as the New York Times, New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, The UK Guardian, INC, Vogue, and Haaretz International. He has made guest appearences on PBS, BBC NightlyNews, CNN, FOX and Al Jazeerah, while lending his voice to NPR, sharing perspective on tech addiction, mindfulness, ethics and philosophy. Last year he helped curate Fast Company’s “Complete Printable Guide to Unplugging,” and Inc Magazine’s “The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Check List.” He’s currently writing a book about Digital Detox and finding balance.

Levi is an avid spear fisherman, enjoys cleaning compost toilets, has been playing funk & jazz drums for over 15 years, and loves a good prank. He is a storyteller at heart, enjoys taking big deep breaths, revels in moments of awkward silence and loves to connect people.

Available for:

  • Conferences
  • Private Events
  • Talks & Workshops
  • 1:1 Coaching & Consulting
  • Sushi Making

Levi Felix, Co-Founder

Public Speaking, Conferences

Levi Felix is a thought-leader, international speaker, passionate educator, and an expert on the zeitgeist of cultural connection, unplugging and experiential play. He’s a camp director, workshop facilitator, bend-over-backwards retreat host and self-proclaimed nerd. He regularly speaks at conferences and leads workshops for companies, organizations and universities.

As the Founder of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded, he’s been featured in such publications as the New York Times, New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine The UK Guardian, INC, Vogue, and Haaretz International. He has made guest appearances on PBS, BBC NightlyNews, CNN, FOX and Al Jazeerah, while lending his voice to NPR, sharing perspective on tech addiction, mindfulness, ethics and philosophy. Last year he helped curate Fast Company’s “Complete Printable Guide to Unplugging,” and Inc Magazine’s “The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Check List.” He’s currently writing a book.

Levi is an avid spear fisherman, enjoys cleaning compost toilets, has been playing funk & jazz drums for over 15 years, and loves a good prank. He is a storyteller at heart, enjoys taking big deep breaths, revels in moments of awkward silence and loves to connect people.

Available for:

  • Conferences
  • Private Events
  • Talks & Workshops
  • 1:1 Coaching & Consulting
  • Sushi Making

Levi’s Story

Levi Felix is not a luddite nor a stranger to digital technology or social media. At the age of 24 he was enthralled with the internet, creating digital strategy, content creation and online marketing for organizations and individuals like Jennifer Lopez, the Human Rights Action Center, Jenny McCarthy, AARP, Save The Children, J.K. Rowling, Focus Films and dozens of nonprofits.

However, after a near-death experience – where he lost 67% of his blood due to internal bleeding triggered by the perfect recipe of social entrepreneurial-tech burnout (70 hour work weeks, stress & sleeping at the office) – Felix left his dream job as the vice president of a thriving startup to take a sabbatical from his “always-on,” constantly tethered, digitally enthralled reality.  He traded in his laptops and cellphones for a backpack, sold everything he owned, and left with Brooke Dean to travel the world. Two years,12 countries, and one 10-Day Silent Retreat later, they returned from living on a deserted island in Cambodia to start Digital Detox & Camp Grounded.

Levi’s Story

Levi Felix is not a luddite nor a stranger to digital technology or social media. At the age of 24 he was enthralled with the internet, creating digital strategy, content creation and online marketing for organizations and individuals like Jennifer Lopez, the Human Rights Action Center, Jenny McCarthy, AARP, Save The Children, J.K. Rowling, Focus Films and dozens of nonprofits.

However, after a near-death experience – where he lost 67% of his blood due to internal bleeding triggered by the perfect recipe of social entrepreneurial-tech burnout (70 hour work weeks, stress & sleeping at the office) – Felix left his dream job as the vice president of a thriving startup to take a sabbatical from his “always-on,” constantly tethered, digitally enthralled reality.  He traded in his laptops and cellphones for a backpack, sold everything he owned, and left with Brooke Dean to travel the world. Two years,12 countries, and one 10-Day Silent Retreat later, they returned from living on a deserted island in Cambodia to start Digital Detox & Camp Grounded.

Past Speaking Engagements & Clients

Felix has led executives from Cisco, Google, Rackspace, UserVoice, Facebook, Square, Oracle, Intel, Yahoo, IDEO, Apple, Twitter, Dropbox, Salesforce, IndieGogo, Jawbone, Warner Bros, and Kaiser Permanente – leading workshops in tech mindfulness, play and (dis)connection.

He has hosted corporate retreats for companies like Airbnb, YELP, Pandora, Code for America and TOMS Shoes. In 2013, Felix was a special guest speaker for the Global Talent Development program at VMware – leading sessions on mindfulness and life balance with technology.

Felix is a Spotlight Faculty at The Esalen Institute, and a speaker at Wisdom 2.0, Hacking Happiness, the Cassandrea Report, Wanderlust Music Festival and serves as a mentor for the Hive Global Leaders Program. He graduated with degrees in Psychology and Ethnomusicology from the University California Santa Barbara. He loves meeting new people, enjoys taking big deep breaths and revels in moments of awkward silence.


Selected Interviews

Video Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

  • story
  • prx
  • kcrw
  • npr
  • kawl
  • pbs

Print & Digital:

  • entreprenuer
  • fast-company
  • travel-leisure
  • inc
  • nyt
  • BBC
  • hollywood
  • cnbc
  • businessweek
  • huffington
  • real simple
  • haaretz
  • shape
  • cnn
  • new-yorker
  • sanfranciscomag
  • forbes

Past Speaking Engagements & Clients

Felix has led executives from Cisco, Google, Rackspace, UserVoice, Facebook, Square, Oracle, Intel, Yahoo, IDEO, Apple, Twitter, Dropbox, Salesforce, IndieGogo, Jawbone, Warner Bros, and Kaiser Permanente – leading workshops in tech mindfulness, play and (dis)connection. He has hosted corporate retreats for companies like Airbnb, YELP, Pandora, Code for America and TOMS Shoes. In 2013, Felix was a special guest speaker for the Global Talent Development program at VMware – leading sessions on mindfulness and life balance with technology. Felix is a Spotlight Faculty at The Esalen Institute, and a speaker at Wisdom 2.0, Hacking Happiness, the Cassandrea Report, Wanderlust Music Festival and serves as a mentor for the Hive Global Leaders Program. He graduated with degrees in Psychology and Ethnomusicology from the University California Santa Barbara. He loves meeting new people, enjoys taking big deep breaths and revels in moments of awkward silence.


Selected Interviews

Video Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

  • story
  • prx
  • kcrw
  • npr
  • kawl
  • pbs

Print & Digital:

  • entreprenuer
  • fast-company
  • travel-leisure
  • inc
  • nyt
  • BBC
  • hollywood
  • cnbc
  • businessweek
  • huffington
  • real simple
  • haaretz
  • shape
  • cnn
  • new-yorker
  • sanfranciscomag
  • forbes

Contact & Booking

Levi@TheDigitalDetox.org

Care Packages & Snail Mail

Levi Felix
Digital Detox
2709 Ivy Dr #3
Oakland, Ca 94606

Care Packages & Snail Mail

Levi Felix
Digital Detox
2709 Ivy Dr #3
Oakland, Ca 94606

Contact & Booking

Levi@TheDigitalDetox.org