25 to Thrive

“25 to Thrive” project team and collaborators from Israel, Spain, US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Austria, and Japan, 2022 (Photo by Warren Lee)


The Burning Man Regional Network is in its 25th year and there’s a lot to celebrate! What began as an “experiment in temporary community” has become a complex network of interconnecting Regional Contacts, communities and events that happen year-round. What should the next 25 years of the Burning Man Regional Network look like? What would it take for all of our communities to be more successfully interconnected and thrive? With that in mind, the 25 to Thrive project was initiated by Burning Man Project and network members to consider the future of the Regional Network, including where we are and want to go together.

Read more about 25 to Thrive in the Burning Man Journal.

Ways you can participate

  • Participate in upcoming online forums about this project. More information coming soon.
  • Join one of the focus area working teams. We’d love to include a few more amazing volunteers! Groups will begin working together for nine months starting in November 2023. We are seeking subject matter experts for the following working teams:

    1 – Network Structure and Decision Making
    2 – Funding and Resources Models
    3 – Training Resources
    4 – Participant Engagement through Trainings, Gatherings and Programs
    5 – Communication and TechnologyPlease read this document and share more about yourself and your interest in participating in the next phase of the project through this interest form. This will help us determine if there is a good opportunity for collaboration in one of the working groups.
  • Write to the project planners through the Community Suggestion Box
  • Share your thoughts by sending an email to 25tothrive@burningman.org