About SVWF

Founded by community members wanting to provide a platform for wellness of the mind, body, spirit and environment, SVWF is now widely recognized as the longest running wellness festival in the world.  This non-profit organization has hosted speakers among the world’s greatest thought-leaders on the subject of wellness and has become a beloved annual community tradition that attracts attendees from around the world.  Attendees are individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds interested in wellness and people dedicated to making the world a better place. We are committed to increasing the offerings of science-based knowledge for mind and body presented at the conference and will continue to present speakers and workshops that celebrate spirit and nurture environment as well.

With our 20-Year-Milestone behind us SVWF now celebrates the 2018 Festival with new date and a new location.

New Date: 29 June – 02 July.  Historically held on Memorial Weekend SVWF enthusiastically moves into the beauty of summer in Idaho.  SVWF can now be easily enjoyed by visitors and secondary residents in addition to our base of full-time ‘locals’.

New Venue: Earlier this year SVWF enthusiastically announced a partnership with The Community School in Sun Valley and in March The Community School was declared the most beautiful private high school campus in Idaho by Architectural Digest.

SVWF has a hard working/committed volunteer Board of Directors, a full-time salaried Executive Director, and a recently established Advisory Council.

Board of Directors
Andria Friesen, President
Scott Carlin
Elisabeth Grabher
Marya Hecht
Nick Maricich

Emeritus Board Member
Cheryl Thomas Welch

Advisory Council
Robert DeGennaro
Steve Gaggero
Kiril Sokoloff

Staff
Heather LaMonica Deckard, Festival Director
Tiffani Black
Sharon Arms