Nearshore Americas

The New Elders of the Tech Era

Thirty is the new 60, if the latest trend in digital culture is to believed. The Modern Elder Academy, in El Pescadero, Mexico, offers one-week programs to help workers in the tech industry come to terms with getting older – and far from just attracting the 45+ crowd, this resort experience is increasingly catering to those in their 30s.

The getaway is structured like a training program and prospective guests must apply and be accepted before paying their $5,000 “tuition” fee, which includes three meals a day, all from locally sourced ingredients. The regimen includes workshops on coping with getting older and salt-air yoga. The program was inspired by founder Chip Conley’s own experiences at AirBnB.

Bianca Wright

Nearshore Americas Contributing Editor Bianca Wright has been published in a variety of magazines and online publications in the UK, the US and South Africa, including Global Telecoms Business,, SA Computer Magazine, M-Business,, Business Start-ups, Cosmopolitan and ComputorEdge. She holds a MPhil degree in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and a DPhil in Media Studies from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

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