1440 Multiversity is conveniently located between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, just off Highway 17. There are three airports located near campus:
Address: 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066
Please note that 1440 does not offer an airport shuttle service, and strongly encourages guests to use rideshare services, carpool or hire a taxi.What airports are near the 1440 campus?
Onsite parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited to approximately 100 cars. Given the immersive all-inclusive nature of your learning experience on campus, you do not need a car during your time with us. There are some local stores nearby that are easily accessible via rideshare should you need to shop or acquire any essentials.
If you do drive, the campus address is 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066. Access to the campus is via a busy, mountainous roadway — Highway 17. Please check road conditions before setting out and use caution when rounding curves. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors, observe speed limits, avoid using your horn if possible, keep noise to a minimum when parking your vehicle and avoid driving after 10:00 p.m. so others can rest without disruption.What do I need to know if I intend to drive to 1440?
Please plan to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.
Please note: We are a tobacco-, cannabis-, smoke- and flame-free wooded environment; therefore, we ask that you leave items such as candles, incense, sage and other materials at home.What should I pack for my stay at 1440?
Unfortunately not. Because 1440 must follow established exemption guidelines, we cannot allow visitors to campus, nor can we sell or offer services to anyone that is not a registered attendee. Out of the respect and privacy of those who are immersed in learning, we require all guests to register at the Lodge upon arrival and only such guests are allowed on campus. 1440 strictly abides by and enforces criminal trespass laws as outlined in California Penal Code 602 PC which can lead to penalties of up to six (6) months in county jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.00 if you are caught trespassing. If you wish to meet someone who is not registered, you must do so at a location off-campus.Can a friend or family member stop by to visit me while I am at a program?
Based on the 501(c)(3) exemption designation 1440 was granted the campus is legally required to only serve guests that are registered and engaged in learning experiences.
1440 is a private campus and your registration badge is made exclusively for you, containing your name, dates of your stay and the learning program you are registered in. We are required to deny facilities and service access to everyone who does not visibly display their guest registration badge indicating they are not a registered guest.
The 1440 staff has been instructed to ask guests to identify themselves by wearing their personalized registration badge provided to them upon arrival at the Lodge when entering classrooms, the community dining hall, Signature Classes, retail outlets, Healing Arts or any other public space on campus.
Guests must visibly display their registration badges at all times, and must present their badge to staff before being served or granted access to the private grounds of 1440. If we cannot clearly see your badge, you will be asked to display it, so please wear your badge at all times. The badge is also helpful to program organizers from a safety and security standpoint to ensure no uninvited guests are present at your private events. 1440 strictly abides by this policy and enforces criminal trespass laws as outlined in California Penal Code 602 PC which can lead to penalties of up to six (6) months in county jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.00.What is the significance of the registration badge and why do I have to wear it?
Groups are responsible for prepayment of all charges prior to any organized event. 1440 currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Wire transfers can be organized if done so in advance with proper planning. We are a cashless operation across campus. No other payment options are available so please plan accordingly.
A deposit of 50 percent of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due at time of reservation and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
The remaining 50 percent of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due upon arrival and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.What type of payment do you accept and what are the deposit requirements?
1440 Multiversity has been selected as the site for a multi-year case study dedicated to corporate social responsibility, employee wellness and human flourishing. The research will be performed by an educational institution and the resulting best practices of the study will be published and made available worldwide for public use to optimize health and human performance for all. Until the study concludes, 1440 will not be offering individual weekend getaways.
However, the study will include private mission-aligned group events and continue to support our flagship advocacy programs such as Healing Our Healthcare Heroes, True North Leadership and Healing Our Education Communities to foster our philanthropic community building efforts.If I want to book a local weekend getaway, how much does it cost to stay at 1440?
No. 1440 is an all-inclusive campus which means all meals are included and served at Kitchen Table - the communal dining room and culinary heart of our campus. There is not a free-standing a la carte dining option on campus, so please be mindful that we serve fresh organic plant-forward food geared towards a healthy integrated lifestyle with a "food as medicine" approach to nutrition. You will find food here to be a mainly vegetable-based diet with limited meat and fish protein accoutrements. All guests enjoy the same menu for each meal period and while you can elect to omit the meat or fish from your entrée in lieu of a vegetable protein, there are no other menu substitutions.
Common Grounds, the campus café and break area, offers limited grab-and-go snacks and specialty beverages throughout the day, but is not a full-service restaurant. All items in the cafe must be purchased separately - including beer and wine which must be purchased from and served by 1440 staff regardless of where it is offered on campus.
In compliance with the California Department of Public Health guidelines, 1440 does not permit guests to bring or consume outside food or beverage in any public locations on campus.
1440 is a heavily wooded location and strongly advises against bringing any food into your guest room to avoid insects or animals that it might attract.Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus for a la carte dining?
1440 does not issue meal credits if you miss a meal or choose to not dine in Kitchen Table. It is not uncommon for guests to explore Scotts Valley or the surrounding Santa Cruz area when they have some free time in their program agenda; however, if you do, we recommend you return in time for your meals. The culinary team orders and prepares meals according to the daily registration count from pre-arrival to guest departure.Can I receive a food credit on my package if I skip or miss a meal?
While 1440 does prohibit outside food or beverage, if you must consume specialty items for medical purposes, you must consume them only in the comfort of your guest room - due to health and safety mandates established by the California Department of Public Health, you may not bring outside food or beverages into public areas, nor may any such items be stored in our kitchens
The forest is also very active with insects which are sensitive to outside are often attracted to food and/or beverages you keep in your guest room or luggage.Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?
1440 offers dining for all guests at Kitchen Table and does not operate as a free-standing restaurant. We source, prepare and serve local and organic vegetables; organic and local rice; grains; legumes; lightly seasoned proteins; and tofu. The vast majority of our food is vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. Ingredients for each dish are pre-determined and three fresh, seasonal, well-rounded meals are plated to order in front of you so you may determine what you prefer on your plate. The culinary team is not able to prepare specialty items to meet individual requests, nor can we risk exposure to certain foods since ingredients for each meal are thoughtfully selected in advance and the dining room is shared by all campus guests. For the health and safety of all guests in compliance with the California Department of Public Health, no outside food or beverages are allowed in any public spaces.Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?
1440 possesses a restricted license with the State of California Alcoholic Beverage Control that allows us to sell beer and wine only. The license strictly prohibits all other alcoholic beverages or spirits from being sold or consumed anywhere on campus which includes anything that you purchased elsewhere and transported onto the campus.
1440 reserves the right to confiscate or ask you to discard any alcohol that was not sold by 1440. In extreme cases, anyone who violates these rules may be asked to permanently leave the campus.
1440 requires proper identification (photo ID) of any person of questionable age and will refuse alcoholic beverage service if either the person is under-age or when proper identification cannot be produced.
1440 may also refuse alcoholic beverage service to any person who, in 1440's judgment, appears to be intoxicated or to persons under the state-mandated age limit that are being served alcohol by any non-campus employee. If any of these mandates are broken, 1440 reserves the right to immediately suspend the sale of all beer and wine to all participants of the group or private event to ensure everyone's safety.Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?
The Leadership Center at 1440 Multiversity is a learning destination unlike any other, designed to support new and comprehensive approaches to the professional development of the whole person - inviting discoveries that will shape new ways of being and leading, in the workplace and in life. True North Leadership is the signature program of the 1440 Leadership Center.What is the 1440 Leadership Center?
Based on leadership visionary Bill George's groundbreaking book, Discover Your True North, 1440 has established a multi-day program that deeply engages you in a profoundly personal exploration. Focused on developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence, you will define your own path to authentic leadership and return to your organization ready to lead with greater passion and confidence. This signature offering is a five-day immersive experience ideal for high-level leaders or small executive teams looking to develop new paths to trusted leadership and inspirational ways of being. True North can also be customized to fit a unique corporate need — please email Leadership.Center@1440.org to discuss your requirements.What is True North Leadership?
Who attends True North Leadership?
Yes, you can bring up to six people. If you want to have a group experience with just your organization, you can book a private True North Leadership program. This program can be three or five days.Can I bring a small group to a True North Leadership program?
We also offer other two- and three-day programs such as Critical Conversations for the Authentic Leader, Disrupting Workplace Bias, and True North Leadership for Coaches. More programs will be added in the coming year, so please visit our website for the most up-to-date offerings.What other programs does the 1440 Leadership Center offer?
Mission-aligned teams and organizations may reserve private learning spaces for organizational and team learning. Reserve one of our classrooms or outdoor gathering spaces for your next team offsite and choose your desired leadership learning experience.My team just wants to have an offsite using their own program; is that OK?
Yes, we can customize your private leadership program so that your team leaves with increased energy and the ability to empower themselves and others that includes a blend of leadership training, 1440 Signature Classes and teambuilding activities.Can you help us create our own unique and meaningful leadership experience?
All guests at 1440 have access to a variety of Signature Classes led by 1440 teachers offered up to three times per day, which may include nature walks, embodied movement, art, yoga, contemplative practices, meditation and more. 1440 also offers upgraded opportunities for custom classes for an additional fee to small groups, such as a hive dive with our bee colonies, nature survival skills, and private cooking or movement classes.What are Signature Classes?
On the 1440 campus we offer Interactive Hands-on Cooking Classes and Competitions, Community Drumming Sessions, Group Improv, Guided Nature Hikes, Scavenger Hunts and Philanthropic Team Activities.What kinds of teambuilding activities do you have?
Yes; we have a variety of carefully vetted associate faculty that offer modules in: Authentic Leadership Principles, Building High Performance Teams, Managing the People Side of Change, Empowering Women in Leadership, Creating a Values-Based Culture, Build and Deepen Meaningful Connection and more. Individual coaching sessions are available.Do you have two-hour or half-day specialty leadership modules available to complement our own leadership program?
The 1440 Leadership Center partners with luminaries committed to empowering leaders to be the positive changemakers the world needs. Faculty have both professional and real-life experience as leaders and they openly share their knowledge and inspiration in compelling and meaningful ways.What can you tell me about your leadership faculty?
In addition to offering upgraded breaks and receptions to complement your program, 1440 is pleased to offer private customized dining experiences for groups that prefer an exclusive venue for dinner. Available for groups from 10 to 300 people, your exclusive dining experience will feature fresh seasonal local ingredients and an unforgettable evening of interactive fun and culinary education that your group will not soon forget. Seasonal menus are available.My leadership group would like to have a private reception and dinner with a special menu; is that possible?
1440 Multiversity proudly offers a grant program for nonprofits and mission-aligned organizations that share our approach to building socially conscious community and workplace wellness around the world. Many program attendees are supported through the generous funding of foundations and donors who award grants to mission-aligned causes. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Does the 1440 Leadership Center have grants and scholarships available?
It is the responsibility of each individual hospital system to nominate and invite frontline healthcare workers to their program based on the individual needs.
How will the participants be nominated for the Healing Our Healthcare Heroes program?
All registered are invited to participate in the Signature Classes offered or may explore the campus while participants are in exclusive program workshop sessions.While participants are in a scheduled workshop session for a program (such as Healing Our Healthcare Heroes), what can an accompanying registered guest do?
Once the participant registers upon arrival they will receive membership to our 1440 Multiversity Online Learning site to access the online content. Also, they will receive an invite from 1440 Multiversity to participate in monthly live webinars.How will participants access the online resources post-program?
The schedule was developed with four 90-minute program workshops during the three-day retreat to allow time for rest and renewal, participation in our Signature Classes, and enjoyment of our hiking trails and infinity tub.Will there be free time during the program?
1440 represents the number of minutes in a day - 1440 opportunities for all people to be more aware and mindful of how we are spending our time and to develop a greater awareness of ourselves and develop deeper relationships with others to inspire and enrich the world. Multiversity represents the "multitude" of doors or paths one can choose to develop and strengthen social, emotional, and relational learning (as in "university") on their journey of growth, self-compassion, creativity, and discovery which are unique to each of us.How did 1440 Multiversity get its name?
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present - a sense of awareness of where we are, and what we're doing in the present moment while not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you are directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you are being mindful. Growing research shows that when you train your brain to be mindful, you are transforming the physical structure of your brain and doing so can be good for your overall health and wellbeing.What is mindfulness?
Housing is ultimately determined by your program organizer; however, guests are required to register separately and communicate your desire to share accommodations with your program organizer.If I am registering for a program workshop with a friend and know who I want my roommate to be, how do we go about ensuring we are paired together in a shared accommodation?
The menu offerings at 1440 Multiversity were established with the notion that nutrition is a critical component for physical and emotional health and healing - with that in mind, the 1440 Multiversity culinary team operates mindfully and with a "Food As Medicine" approach, sourcing its ingredients exclusively from local growers. 1440 Multiversity uses a plant-based approach in its culinary offerings with the intention that every guest will enjoy a similar meal regardless of individual eating habits. Some other important dining facts include:
While guests are encouraged to arrive to campus any time after 2:00 p.m., they may not be able to check-in to their accommodations at the Lodge until after 5:00 p.m. If you arrive prior to 5:00 p.m., we ask that you leave your luggage in your vehicle as you approach the Lodge reception area. You will be issued a temporary guest pass that will allow you to enjoy a stroll around campus or take a Signature Class that is scheduled until your room is ready. Once your accommodation is ready, you may exchange your visitor pass for your registration badge when you are formally checked in.
Once registered, you may access Kitchen Table for dinner on your day of arrival. Be sure to text "SERVICE" to (831) 498-1944 to immediately receive the class schedule and to make service requests during your stay.
Check with your program host to determine if you have an opening-night session to attend. If you plan to arrive late or after dinner on arrival day, please let us know in advance.What is the schedule on the day I arrive for my program?
While sunny much of the year, the weather at our redwood campus can be cool in the mornings and evenings. We provide shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hand soap, body lotion, hair dryer and towels in your guest room. We encourage you to pack lightly, and be sure to include:
In preparation for your arrival to our beautiful campus in the redwoods, we invite you reference the following resources to assist with your planning:
Yes. For now, 1440 Multiversity is committed to creating hope for living well through inspiring ways to Live, Lead, Love, Work and Wonder Well. While we will offer limited luminary faculty programming on occasion, our core work is currently dedicated to our flagship advocacy programs like Healing Our Healthcare Heroes and Healing Our Education Communities; the True North Leadership program; and private mission-aligned group events that support the multi-year case study we have been selected to conduct dedicated to corporate social responsibility, employee wellness and human flourishing. This research will be performed by an educational institution and the resulting best practices of the study will be published and made available worldwide for public use to optimize health and human performance for all.
Please refer to our Events Calendar at 1440.org/events for all upcoming public retreats, workshops, Rest & Renewal stays and Community Learning Events. These immersive learning programs will be exclusively listed on our Events Calendar.Will 1440 resume public program workshops down the road like it had pre-pandemic?