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Hall Street Farage: 40 Perkins Street (4 mins walk to the Tsongas Center)

Downes Farage: 75 John Street (8 mins walk to the Tsongas Center)

The cell phone lot will open at 9 PM each evening and is at 625 Suffolk Street.

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THREE…

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Hi, it’s Richard and it is three, three days to go and until the Congress! I’m leaving tomorrow. So, I want to be up there early, check everything out. and I’ll bet you’re leaving pretty soon too. So, here are a few things that you’ve heard before, but if you’re like me and maybe you weren’t totally listening. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write these things down. Always pause the video. OK. We’re back.

So, now, first of all, you
need something to write on. So, bring something to write on: a pad, a spiral notebook, whatever. Don’t make it too big because he got to carry around with you. But you do want to take a lot of notes. So, obviously, the second thing you need is a writing instrument, maybe two in case the first one stops working. So, be sure that you have that. And then what is the third thing is your badge. Your badge is what gets you in. You don’t get in without a badge. Same thing for your parents or whoever is coming with you. If anyone is coming with you. OK?

Now, there will be a few people that don’t bring their baggage. Maybe you didn’t get it. Maybe, for God knows what reason. it just never made it into your pocket or your luggage. So, don’t panic. And for the love of God, don’t call us. Do not call us. Because a lot of people are calling and a lot of things. This is not one that’s super important. Here’s why: The doors will open at 4:30 and the Congress begins at 6:00. So, if you or your parents/loved ones show up without baggage, you come a little early a little before 4:30 and you find the badge reprint table, which will be immediately obvious when you walk in the front door and we’ll take care of issuing you a badge. Now, it’s a bit of a pain because there’s going to be a line and you’re going to have to wait. But, bottom line, we will make sure that everything gets taken care of. Alright?

And then the other thing I want to talk to you about is, again, clothing. Right? And let’s just review this real fast for the gentleman. We want shirts with colors shirts with colors. And I don’t want to see any jeans. And I don’t want to see any athletic wear on your feet. That’s about it. I’m not thrilled with gray jeans or black jeans. But that’s OK. I don’t want to see anything on your upper body that doesn’t have sleeves and a collar on it. OK?

Now the exception is on all this if you are part of kind of like our Junior ROTC or something of that nature. And you want to wear a uniform please feel free to do. So, if that’s what you want to do. And if you’re one of these people that want to wear a jacket or a jacket and a tie. Feel free to do that as well. I want you to completely be able to express yourself. You don’t have to do it. However, and most people won’t do it. But if you will. I, for example, will wear a jacket but please don’t feel you have to. The vast majority of your fellow male Delegates will not have jackets. OK?

Second as far as the young ladies are concerned, is kind of like the same thing with the female version right. So again, if you’re going to wear a blouse or a dress that’s great. Do not wear jeans do not wear athletic wear do not wear anything on top that is like a t-shirt. Right anything of that nature anything athletic in nature. Sounds good. As to your parents, they can
wear whatever they want. But it’s us that’s part of this professional event that’s going to kind of dress to impress.

And, again and we’ll talk about this one more time. Maybe if I’m nervous a couple more times. But we need to make sure that we have maximum energy, energy, energy, energy. And it starts with
me coming on stage. I’ll be announced it will be shortly after 6 o’clock and there’ll be some
great music playing and there’s a countdown clock. 45 seconds. That’s a long time. But what I need you to do is get on your feet and just start yelling you now do that thing. Pretend I was your favorite entertainer your favorite band and I came on the stage, I know I’m not. But just pretend and I’ll feel the energy. I’ll run around. I’ll listen, I’ll egg you on. We’ll just create this amazing feeling from second one and we’ll keep it going the whole time. That’s my promise to you. We’ll talk again, very soon. Thanks and if you didn’t get everything in this video rewind replay. I’ll talk to you later.

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Hi, this is a special video on only one topic and that is the future doctors abroad slash future vets program. It’s for you, the Delegate, only if it is of interest to you to enroll in this program and I have some super important information that you need to follow precisely, and if you don’t follow it, it’s not happening. It’s not happening. Now, before I give you that information, I just want to address a frequent question which is, is this program right for me? I am interested in going into the medical profession and I do plan to be a physician or medical scientists or such, but I’m not sure if it’s right for me. Well, let me just tell you who it’s not right for it’s not right for you. If you can’t handle a very intense medical situation all day, every day, it could involve blood.

It could involve people who are in pain and have serious injury a or whose children have injuries. It’s the real deal. It’s impossible to say how many of these situations you’ll encounter, but this is life and death. Every day you’ll be watching the surgeries. Are you okay with that? You will be doing full body gross anatomy. Can you handle that? You really need to think it through and if it’s not, if you’re perhaps not someone who emotionally can handle that or you think you’ll get queasy, you shouldn’t enroll in this program. You shouldn’t even try and then obviously it’s an overseas adventure, so you have to have an adventurous spirit. You have to be willing to get on a plane and go to a foreign country, albeit a very, very friendly one and have an adventure. So if that’s not your deal, you definitely want to stay away from this experience as well.

Well so much for that. Now for the instructions, super important. It’d be sharing. You share these with your parents on night two at 7:00, you not your parents. You have to line up at the talent club. When you arrived for the first day, you can scope out where the talent club is. It’s right near the front door. You go to the town club and you pick up a placement card, a numbered placement card, and an enrollment form. If you have both those things and you follow instructions I’m about to give you, the chances of you actually enrolling in the program are very good. Okay, 7:00 now on day three at 9:00 AM, there is an information meeting that you and your parents can attend or just you or just your parents, uh, and any questions that you might have will be answered at that time. And then at 1:30 on day three, the last day of the Congress, you go back to the talent club with your completed enrollment form and your placement card.

And you line up in numerical order because every placement card will have an ascending number on it. And if you have your completed form and your number and you’re in line at the designated time, 1:30 no later than 2:00, you should get in. Congratulations. Now, what if you don’t make it? What if you don’t actually get a placement card? Because they’ve run out by the time you get there on the second night at 7:00. Well, you can still go and day three with a completed enrollment form and standby there’s a standby line and if someone doesn’t show up or their enrollment form isn’t complete, then we’ll take people in order out of the standby line so you have a small chance of still getting in. All right, now the final situation is if you’re not attending with a parent or guardian, then what you need to do is get that enrollment form and placement card at 7:00 on day two. That’s critical. Do that first before anything else, and then go see Kayla, Kayla, our colleague Kayla, who will be at the future docs abroad table and she’ll give you some special instructions of how to complete the enrollment form so that even though your parent isn’t there, it can still be judged as acceptable and complete the next day. When you stand in line. That’s about it. Good luck to you. I hope it works out and I will see you amazingly soon. Take care.

Summary of What to Expect and When to be Where:

Congress Day 2: 7:00 PM Placement cards will be distributed near the Talon Club, at the FutureDocs Abroad/FutureVets Information Table, on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: ONLY DELEGATES can pick up a placement card and enrollment paperwork. This placement card will secure your spot in line to enroll the very next day. If your parent is not in attendance with you at the Congress, please see Kayla at the FutureDocs Abroad/FutureVets Information Table after you pick up your placement card for further instructions on how to enroll the very next day.

Congress Day 3: 9:00 AM FutureDocs Abroad and FutureVets Information Meeting kicks off in the Talon Club. This meeting is open to everyone (parents and students).

Congress Day 3: 1:30 PM Line up begins for enrollment in the Talon Club for those with placement cards. A standby line will form outside the Talon Club for anyone without a placement card.

Congress Day 3: 2:00 PM Enrollment Officially Begins! Everyone with placement cards and completed enrollment forms, who are lined up in the Talon Club, will be enrolled and have secured a spot in FutureDocs Abroad or FutureVets 2019. Anyone with a placement card who is NOT in line in the Talon Club by 2:00 PM sharp will forfeit their “secured” spot and will need to join the standby line.

Again, I will make announcements and review all of this again at the Congress.

FIVE…

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Hello, dear Delegate! It is I, Richard! And it is five, five, five, days until the Congress. I hope you are getting very, very switched on because I am. It’s almost here. I wish it was here today. I am ready to go. And I’ve been talking to all of the speaker mentors, they’re really excited, they’re all set to get to Boston. I hope you are too. That Mom and Dad have been focused on this. If they’re not, get them focused. Make sure that if you’re driving, the tire pressure has been checked, that you’ve got everything set out. That if you’re flying, you have your government-issued ID. Don’t forget your credentials, make sure your parents don’t forget their credentials. Don’t forget your writing instrument and a pad or a notebook. All those things are really, really critical. Do you have your clothes? And your clean underwear? Have you started to actually put stuff into your suitcase? Now is the time to start laying things out and getting ready. You don’t want to feel stressed out and uptight as the time to actually leave for the Congress approaches because let’s face it. Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. So, you’re super smart. That’s why you are qualified for the Congress. Let’s see it by having some great prep work done now. OK?

Second, I want to review what you can do for me. I know what I can do for you and I’m going to deliver it in a huge way from the moment you walk in the door. I’m going to change your life. I know that’s a huge promise. You may not believe it. But you wait and you will see. I’m going to do that. And I’m to guarantee you one of the great, happy experiences of your life. But, what is it that you can do for me? It’s all about energy. It’s all about energy baby, energy. Without that we are lost. All is lost! This entire ship is going to sink! Nothing will work! And it cannot happen unless you are part of the experience.

It all starts a little after 6 PM on day one, what we call game day. When I walk on the stage, the music is going to be pumping. I’m expecting you on your feet cheering. I’m going to come out. The music is going to continue going for 30 seconds, which is a long time. So, I need you on your feet cheering and clapping for the whole 30 seconds. I’ll walk out, I’ll point to part of the audience. You guys scream, then I’ll point to the other part. And you guys scream, then to stage right. All across. It’s just going to be this amazing sea of energy and positivity and boom then we’re off to the races! But the key thing is we have to start right. If we don’t start right. It’s going to be hard to get the energy up and maintain it. But if we start on a full head of steam, then we’ll never lose it. And we’re going to ride this incredible way. Wow, we’ve got a lot of metaphors going in this video! But it’s true. It is true.

So, energy baby! That is the number one most important thing I need from you. I know I can count on you. You’ve got to deliver for me. And I will deliver for you. That’s it for today. And I will talk to you tomorrow.

Announcing the FASTPASS winner…

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Well, I have a message and it’s only for one person. So, if your name is not Hallie Winters, you can turn this video off right now. But, if your name is Hallie Winters…

Hi, Hallie, it’s Richard. And I’ve got some great news for you. You are the winner of our FASTPASS because you posted a picture of yourself and your official credentials on social media and you won the contest. Oh my god! Have you ever done anything like this before in your life? Congratulations!

Now, here’s how you collect the FASTPASS. When you arrive at the Congress that first evening, and come into the stadium, you’ll see a beautiful stage. And to the right of the stage, immediately to the right of the stage, there is a table, and that’s called the “Twitter Triage Table.” And there’ll be folks there. You just walk up with your badge, announce who you are, and say you are the FASTPASS winner and then everything will just start happening. So again, congratulations. And I look forward to seeing you at the Congress.

ONE WEEK!

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Alright. It is seven, seven days until the Congress. It’s real. It’s switched on. It is happening. It is right now. OK? So, if you are not focused on the Congress, on getting ready for the Congress, getting psyched, thinking about it, getting your head in the game. Today is the day that you have to start!

First of all, you can if you so choose, review the videos that I have sent you before. In the unlikely event that you haven’t studied each and every one. They are below the video that you’re watching now. Maybe you want to watch the ones about what to wear, what to bring to the Congress, how to act, and so on. And beyond that, you want to make sure that your parents have read all this and watched all this. OK? But if you have not watched any of those, what is absolutely critical is that you watch every video that I sent you between today and the day you walk into that big stadium. I’ll send one every day starting now. And if you do that, I promise you, you will be all set.

Now look, I know how you might feel right now. I know that because thousands and thousands of young people have such high potential, and achievement and passion have sat in the seat that you are going to be sitting in when you come to the Congress. And perhaps you are nervous. Maybe very nervous. Maybe you’re introverted, maybe you don’t do well in crowds. You may be concerned that this whole thing was a big fat mistake and that you’re just not going to be happy. Please believe me when I tell you that you are wrong. And again, I know this because so many thousands of young people have come to the Congress. And I have watched, in the first 30 minutes, how they come together in that huge stadium and realize, “Oh my god for the first time, maybe in my whole life, I am around people that think I’m cool, that understand what I’m talking about, that are as smart as I am. They’d get it.”

Can you just imagine what that feeling is like? Not when there’s two or three or a little club. But hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. Everywhere you walk, all day and all evening, you feel like all the strangers around you are your friends. And you just start saying, “Hey, are you doing? Hey, how are you?” “I’m so-and-so and where are you from?” And you realize, again, that the things that you’re passionate about, that you believe in, and that perhaps a lot of people in your life, don’t even understand, these folks do. And they want to be your friends and they want to be, maybe your future collaborators do projects together. Maybe you guys will end up being in school together or collaborating on important works of science. I don’t know. But I can tell you one thing. It’s an amazing once in a lifetime experience and I’ll confess something to you. It’s a lot more than I ever thought it was going to be when I created this. I thought it was going to end up being a very exciting educational and motivational experience. In fact, because of the energy that all of you and your fellow Delegates bring into the room. It’s magical. It truly is. And I think by the end of the 2 and 1/2 days, you’ll agree with me.

It’s funny when I say 2 and 1/2 days. Doesn’t that just seem like such a very short period of time? Like nothing can happen in 2 and 1/2 days? But you’re smart, you realize that’s actually not true. You can fall in love in 2 and 1/2 day. You could have a terrible accident in 2 and 1/2 days. Your life can be transformed in so many ways in a period of time, much less than that. So, believe me when I tell you there’s going to be magic in the air. There truly is. And you will leave believing that this was one of the absolute best decisions you ever made.

Now, last, we have to talk about what it is that I need from you. That I need for you. Because I’m up on that stage a lot. You’re going to see this face a lot during the Congress. And I, as you’ve probably detected, have a lot of energy just by nature. And when I’m on that stage. I’m so pumped up. I have even more energy. But if I don’t feel that from you. You being the audience, then you know what it’s like brings the room down the same way that you would feel if you’re in a room and everybody’s kind of “meh.” Right? So, I’m going to be telling you and I need you to follow my instructions when I tell you to give me back that energy. Energy, energy baby, energy! That’s the one thing, above everything else, that I need from you. I know you can do that for me. And I’m counting on it. Because without it, the event the Congress, the experience is only going to be a small fraction of what it could be. But if you give me energy baby, energy, everything is going to come together. And it’s going to be magical.

So, that’s it for today. We’ll talk every single day between now and the Congress. Go off and do something. Pack, watch some videos, get your head in the right space. Go ahead. Go ahead. I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Bye bye.

Dress code and the DANCE!

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Hi Richard and this is a short video for all of the parents. And it’s about the FutureDocs Abroad and FutureVets abroad. Total access medical program. The big question. And I’m sure it’s one that you may have been asking is, “Where the heck are these programs going to take place?”

And I’m very, very pleased today to announce these locations to the FutureDocs Abroad program is going to take place in Vietnam and the veterinary program will take place in Costa Rica. Now, this affords your child a magnificent overseas adventure in addition to a once in a lifetime, and otherwise unattainable, professional, pre-professional program on medicine.

I guess the most important thing to me as a parent, and I assume it is to you as well, is safety. Maybe your child’s never been overseas before and it can be a little scary, especially with what’s going on in the world. So, here’s the great news. These are two of the safest countries on earth. Now, just let me give you a sense of perspective on that.

So, if you look on the State Department website, you will find that Vietnam is a level one country. That’s as good as it gets. We’re a level one country, the United States is a level one country. Costa Rica is a level one country, in terms of safety.

Now, let me contrast that to England, France, Italy. These are all level two countries. So, it just doesn’t get any safer than this. And we have had programs in these countries before. And the people are lovely, they all want to practice their English. They adore Americans. So, safety, not an issue. As I mentioned to you before also, in case your child gets sick? It’s a medical program! And we will be surrounded by medical facilities and excellent physicians.

So, I think this, parent to parent, that if you are going to send your child on an overseas adventure which quite frankly, can really broaden their perspective about their career, their future in the world. These are two great countries to start with. And as I mentioned previously we’ve paid for extensive access in medical facilities, including hospitals and medical schools, clinics, doctors offices, emergency rooms, et cetera. So that your son or daughter will get an intense hands on, behind the scenes, total-access experience.

That’s it. I will be sending out one more video on the topic of the FutureDocs Abroad and veterinarians abroad, total-access program. And it’s going to address the logistics at the Congress, if you have decided that you would like to enroll your child in this program, and how to increase your chances that that, in fact, can be a reality. That’s it for today. Thank you very much.

All-Access Internship Locations

 

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Hi Richard and this is a short video for all of the parents. And it’s about the FutureDocs Abroad and FutureVets abroad. Total access medical program. The big question. And I’m sure it’s one that you may have been asking is, “Where the heck are these programs going to take place?”

And I’m very, very pleased today to announce these locations to the FutureDocs Abroad program is going to take place in Vietnam and the veterinary program will take place in Costa Rica. Now, this affords your child a magnificent overseas adventure in addition to a once in a lifetime, and otherwise unattainable, professional, pre-professional program on medicine.

I guess the most important thing to me as a parent, and I assume it is to you as well, is safety. Maybe your child’s never been overseas before and it can be a little scary, especially with what’s going on in the world. So, here’s the great news. These are two of the safest countries on earth. Now, just let me give you a sense of perspective on that.

So, if you look on the State Department website, you will find that Vietnam is a level one country. That’s as good as it gets. We’re a level one country, the United States is a level one country. Costa Rica is a level one country, in terms of safety.

Now, let me contrast that to England, France, Italy. These are all level two countries. So, it just doesn’t get any safer than this. And we have had programs in these countries before. And the people are lovely, they all want to practice their English. They adore Americans. So, safety, not an issue. As I mentioned to you before also, in case your child gets sick? It’s a medical program! And we will be surrounded by medical facilities and excellent physicians.

So, I think this, parent to parent, that if you are going to send your child on an overseas adventure which quite frankly, can really broaden their perspective about their career, their future in the world. These are two great countries to start with. And as I mentioned previously we’ve paid for extensive access in medical facilities, including hospitals and medical schools, clinics, doctors offices, emergency rooms, et cetera. So that your son or daughter will get an intense hands on, behind the scenes, total-access experience.

That’s it. I will be sending out one more video on the topic of the FutureDocs Abroad and veterinarians abroad, total-access program. And it’s going to address the logistics at the Congress, if you have decided that you would like to enroll your child in this program, and how to increase your chances that that, in fact, can be a reality. That’s it for today. Thank you very much.

FutureDocs Abroad: Hue, Vietnam
July 6th to July 20th, 2019
www.AllAccessVet.com

FutureVets: Coronado, Costa Rica
August 3rd to August 17th, 2019
www.AllAccessVet.com

FutureVets: The All Access Veterinary Internship

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Hi, it’s Richard. At every Congress there are a few students who want to be doctors or medical scientists, but are also considering whether they want to be veterinarians. If you are one of these people, please watch this video.

If you are not, please push the stop button right now and do not watch this video because it’s not for you.

OK, I’m going to assume if you’re still here you’ve been giving some thought to being a veterinarian, which as tough as you know. In fact, it’s actually harder than becoming a doc because the number of vet schools in our country are less than medical schools. But you already know that I’m sure. So listen, we have created an experience for you that is kind of mind-boggling. I’m going to describe it to you. And if you’re interested,
you will have an opportunity to apply at the Congress. And I want to emphasize, only at the Congress for reasons that will be obvious in the moment. So, don’t call us don’t email us. You can’t do it. OK?

Now first a big fat disclaimer, and that is this program will not be available to most of you. The first reason is quite frankly, it is very, very expensive. And the reason is that it takes place in the summer, for two weeks, in a foreign country. And the second reason
is because there are only a very few number of spaces available to keep this super intimate, intense medical experience.

So, when you combine the two elements, it’s just going to be out of reach of most people. When you hear my story you will know that I could never have afforded anything like this when I was in high school. But since it is overseas, there’s airfare involved, a lot of supervision, we pay for access to all of the different schools and hospitals. It’s an expensive program. And what it does is it allows you to spend two weeks up close and personal with veterinarians and actually watch them in action, side by side. To actually observe surgery, to be there when they do dissections, to be in their clinics, in their emergency rooms, in their offices, with these animals. And it’s not going to be just dogs and cats. There are a lot of other animals, in these foreign countries, that veterinarians take good care of.

Now, this is something that you really can’t do in the United States. Why? Well, because these are small offices. These are not offices and hospitals that are set up for visitors, especially young people. And because we do it almost every day.

So, you might be able to pop in for an hour if you know somebody or you know somebody that knows somebody, you might be able to see it and do it for half a day. But to be able to actually get down and do it, side by side, with these veterinarians every single day is an amazing and unique experience. And also because in the U.S., quite frankly, the vast majority of animals that most vets take care of our dogs and cats and in foreign countries, there’s a much wider range of creatures involved. So, if you’re interested in becoming a veterinarian, if that is a passion of yours and you’re considering it, this is a totally unique program.

Now, we have also set up a very special way to apply for this program, because we don’t want there to be any hurt feelings or any sense that somebody’s got an opportunity that you didn’t get. In the past, we’ve had a lot of them like pushing and shoving and things that we don’t want that to happen.

So, when you look at the email below, you’ll see the instructions and I’ll reemphasize these instructions in a later email. And if you do apply during the Congress, there’s also a discount because you are a Delegate. We want to give you the best possible financial opportunity to attend. I think that the spaces in this thing traditionally are usually gone like immediately.

So, if you are interested read all the materials, watch what we have on our website, and then just kind of get ready to apply at the Congress. We will also have an opportunity for you to ask questions. There’ll be a table or booth there so that you can get any last minute thoughts, questions, concerns addressed.

Again, it’s completely chaperoned, it’s in places that are as safe as any United States city, people would be with your child at all times. So, don’t worry about that. But it is a way to test your resolve, to know whether this is right for you, and to get hands-on behind the scenes look at veterinary medicine unlike you can do anywhere in this country. And also have a fantastic overseas adventure during the summertime, which is also, I think, really fun. That’s it for today. Thanks for listening, and I will talk to you said.

Coronado, Costa Rica
August 17th to September 1st, 2018, and
August 3rd to August 17th, 2019

Find out more at www.AllAccessVet.com

In order to secure your spot in FutureVets, you must follow these instructions exactly:

1. On Day 2 of the Congress at 7:00 PM, you will be able to collect a numbered placement card on a first-come, first-served basis (location of where to collect this card will be announced by me on stage). This card will secure your spot in line to enroll the very next day (Day 3).

2. On Day 3 of the Congress at 1:30 PM, if you have a placement card you will line up at the announced location by your number, ready to enroll at 2:00 PM. There will also be a standby line for anyone who does not get a placement card.

3. At 2:00 PM on Day 3 enrollment will officially open for FutureVets. Everyone in line with their placement card at that time will be enrolled and secure their space in FutureVets. Anyone with a placement card who is NOT in line at 2:00 PM will forfeit their “secured” spot and will need to join the standby line.

Please respect the fact that, in the interest of fairness, no enrollments will be accepted before 2:00 PM on Day 3 of the Congress.

Breaks and Food

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Hi, it’s Richard and we’re going to have a quick talk about important things related to the Congress. The first is about breaks. Now, what do you do if you have to go to the bathroom during the Congress? Well, this is a not a classroom. It’s kind of the anti-classroom, no matter when it is that you need to use the facilities, you just get up and go right and then come on back. The second is, well, what about when you’re hungry? Great news, because this is a stadium. It’s a lot like during a ballgame or concert. There are concession stands open at all times from the minute you walk in, in the morning to the minute you walk out at night, so if you get hungry and you’re a teenager, you could get hungry anytime. Just get out of your seat and walk up to the concourse, get some food, bring it back to your seat.

There are all kinds of options including the traditional stadium fare: hot dogs, hamburgers or chicken wings and so on. And then there are also some of the more like fresh and healthy options, as well as vegetarian options. So, if you’re hungry, eat. If you need to go to the bathroom, go. Pretty cool, huh?

So, that’s topic number one. Topic number two is breaks for lunch and dinner, which are long. They’re each two hours. One from 1 PM to 3 PM and then 6 PM o 8 PM. Now, that may seem like a great time to go out with mom and dad or just leave the building and I don’t want you to do that. Because there are three great opportunities during those two hours. Now the first is to actually eat and there’s plenty of food options right there in the stadium. The second is to meet the speaker mentors, many of whom will be on the floor and looking forward to signing an autograph, taking a picture, answering your questions, maybe making a connection for you for the future.

And then the third, and quite frankly, I think the most exciting, is to hang out with all the other young people. Because these are people who potentially could be friends for life and perhaps future colleagues, people you could do research with, all kinds of things. They’re a family, they’re your tribe. There are a whole new group of folks that you’re gonna want to know and what could be more fun than hanging out with them during this period? And in fact, getting to know them better. So, that’s about it. Just a few things for you to be thinking about as you get ready for the Congress. I’ll talk to you soon.

FutureDocs Abroad: The All Access Medical Internship

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Hi this is Richard and today we are going to talk about just one topic, and that is our FutureDocs Abroad Total Access Program. Now, many of you have already heard of this program because it is something that, to our knowledge, is completely unique. But, I want to explain it to you and answer any questions that you might come up in your mind. Right?

So, the first thing, I just want to put a big disclaimer here. And that is most of you will not be able to do this program. And it’s because, A, it’s tiny and there are only very few spaces for reasons will become obvious in a minute. And the second is because it is very, very expensive. It’s extremely expensive. And the reason is the FutureDocs program is in another country for two weeks in the summertime. It is an opportunity for young people who want to be physicians or medical scientists to actually do what you see on television in medical shows. But you cannot do in this country.

Why? Because of HIPAA and, as you know, HIPPA is our privacy law and it does not allow non-physicians or medical students to be hanging out in emergency rooms, in the operating rooms, and other medical environments because these patients deserve privacy, right? Well, guess what? It’s not the way it is in other countries.

So, we have access, that we have bought quite frankly, in medical schools and in hospitals and clinics in other countries. So that you have an opportunity to actually walk in the shoes of physicians. And what does that mean? It means that you’ll get to do gross anatomy on full human cadavers. You’ll be able to go into the emergency room. And the clinics and doctors offices and shadow with them every day and different specialty areas and you’ll be able to go into operating rooms and observation decks watch live surgery and then talk to the surgeons and you don’t just do that once you do one or two or three of those activities every day of you or your attendance.

So, it is awesome. It’s mind-boggling. It really tests your resolve to be a doctor. It answers that question, “Do I have what it takes?” And it gives you exposure to all these different types of medicine from ortho, emergency, surgery, to psychiatry and you name it because you go in different rotations with different physicians.

So, it’s totally unique. It’s truly, truly amazing. And for the young person who has the financial resources, and when you hear my story you will know that was not me. There’s no way I could have done this program. And has the passion and commitment, it’s a summer program unlike anything else.

So, I encourage you to read all the materials on this and decide if you want to be part of it. If you do, please understand that there are going to be some very strict and rigorous rules for applying, which you can only do at the Congress. At the Congress. Do not try and call us or email us. You cannot enroll before the Congress and some of you may have heard things kind of got out of hand in previous years. There were a lot of hurt feeling, there were mob scenes. We don’t want a repeat of that. So, we’ve created what we hope is a very fair system, which is again described and which I’ll go into more detail in the subsequent video. So it can be as fair as possible to everyone, to give folks a chance to actually register for this program. It’s super safe if it’s done in countries that are as safe as any U.S. city, for sure. It’s completely chaperoned, 24 hours a day. So your kids will be very, very safe. And if they get sick. Well, it’s a medical program. So there will be top doctors around at all times.

So, totally unique opportunity. Please read about it if it’s something that’s within your means and something you’d like to be part of. I wish you good luck. I hope it works out for you and I will talk to you very soon.

Hue, Vietnam
July 6th – 20th, 2019

Find out more at www.AllAccessMed.com

In order to secure your spot in FutureDocs Abroad 2019, you must follow these instructions exactly:

1. On Day 2 of the Congress, at 7:00 PM, you will be able to collect a numbered placement card on a first-come, first-served basis (the location of where to collect this card will be announced by me on stage). This card will secure your spot in line to enroll the very next day.

2. On Day 3 of the Congress at 1:30 PM, if you have a placement card you will line up at the announced location by your number, ready to enroll at 2:00 PM. There will also be a standby line for anyone who does not get a placement card.

3. At 2:00 PM on Day 3, enrollment will officially open for FutureDocs Abroad. Everyone in line with their placement card at that time will be enrolled and secure their space in FutureDocs Abroad 2019. Anyone with a placement card who is NOT in line at 2:00 PM will forfeit their “secured” spot and will need to join the standby line.

Please respect the fact that, in the interest of fairness, no enrollments will be accepted before 2:00 PM on Day 3 of the Congress.

When do the doors open?

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Hi, it’s Richard and today we’re going to talk about seating and when the doors open. Now, where do you, the adult, sit? Well, let me tell you or you don’t sit. You do not sit with your child. The children, the Delegates the young people, they all sit on the floor and on the low risers on the side and you, the adults, sit with all the other adults in the highrises and up in the balcony. Does that make sense? We want you to have your own experience. And we want the young people to have their own experience. Now, there are always a few little angels who say to their parents, “I’m shy.” “I feel uncomfortable.” “Can I sit with you?” And here’s what I want you to say to them, “Yes, Darling, you can.” “But do me a favor…” “Sit down on the floor with your
other Delegates for a one hour.” “And if you still feel uncomfortable come on up and sit with me.” And I guarantee you, you will not see them for the next 2 and 1/2 days because even in that first hour, they will make friends. They will realize that everyone around them really likes them, that they like all those folks, and that they’ve kind have found their tribe or family. It’s very, very cool to watch. Very cool. Makes sense?

Number two, when the doors open? The answer is an hour and a half before the Congress kicks off. So on day one, the Congress kicks off at 6:00PM so the doors open at 3:30. No, 4:30PM, I can’t do my math. OK. 4:30. And on days two and three. The Congress begins at 10:00AM, so the doors open at 8:30AM. Alright? So, 4:30 on day 1 8:30 on days 2 and 3. I suggest that you be in your seat at least 30 minutes before
the Congress begins. Alright?

Last thing, a special note for opening night. And only opening night. We have only so many seats and when they are full that’s it. The Fire Marshal closes the
doors and all the parents want to come on opening night. But there’s not enough room for all the parents. So here’s the rule. I want you to pick one adult, not two, one, to come with your Delegate on opening night. And if you do that, then everybody can have at least one parent there. That make sense? And if you come with more than one the other parents in line with you will be upset. So, why risk it. Let’s just go with that. OK? Now, on days two and three, no big deal. No big deal, because a lot of the parents don’t come. They watch from the comfort of their hotel room or a Starbucks or they decide to go into Boston to the museums or to go whale watching, whatever. And that’s cool. That’s cool. So, night one, special rule, days two and three bring the whole clan. Everybody is welcome. That’s it for today, and I’ll talk to you soon.

Day 1: Doors open at 4:30 PM

If you need to pick up {{$custom11}}’s Delegate badge, and your family badge, you will be able to do so from 2 PM – 4 PM.

Special rule: Only 1 family member per Delegate for opening night.

Day 2 and Day 3: Doors will open at 8:30 AM

No special rule. The whole clan is welcome to join us for day 2 and 3!

Credentials are on the way…

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Hi Richard and today I’m going to answer a burning question, which is “When are you mailing me my credentials, my badge?” And the answer is TODAY! They all go in the mail today.

So, you should get your badge within one week. And when it arrives it’s going to look like this. I want you to take it and put it someplace safe. Maybe where your driver’s
license or passport or your birth certificate is. And I want you to make a note on your smartphone so that you get an alarm the day before you leave for the Congress that says,
“Hey pack my credential and my parents’ credentials.”

There’s only one person, only one, that does not have to wear a credential. You know that is? It’s me. Every other single person Delegates, parents, staff, you name it, they
all need one of these or they don’t get in. So, you don’t want to lose this.

Now, if for any reason you arrive without your credential, all is not lost. We will have a place where you can get it reprinted. But there’s probably going to be a two-hour line and do you really want to start your Congress experience standing in a two-hour line? I don’t think so. So don’t lose this.

Last, when you get it, and before you put it in that safe place, I want you to pull
out your smartphone and take a picture, a selfie, of you with the badge. Kind of like this…

And then I want you to post it on your favorite social media site Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram. And we’re going to pick one person in a contest and that person is going to get a very special prize, which is a FASTPASS, meaning that you would get to the front of
every single line to meet every speaker, every mentor, have your photo taken, get an autograph, and be sure to talk to them That’s really valuable. So, do take a picture with your badge and post it on your social media site. That’s it for today. And I’ll talk to you soon.

Want to be in with a chance to win a FASTPASS?

On day 2 and 3 of the Congress, you will be able to “skip the line” to meet with the speaker-mentors that are available during lunch and dinner breaks!

All you need to do is post a picture of you and your Delegate badge, when it arrives, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you tag us @FutureDocsNow and use the hashtag #FutureDocsNow

30 days and counting!

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Hi, this is Richard and have you checked your calendar lately? Today is exactly 30 days until the Congress. I hope you’re excited because I am super excited and I cannot wait to meet you. This video is to give you a little bit of important advice. And I just want to tell you that the number of videos you get are going to increase over the next few weeks. And as I said before, I want you to watch these. Now. I know people don’t read and I know, they don’t pay attention until the very last minute, but you’re different. You’re a high achieving young person, you’re superior. So, I want you to buck the trend and actually take the five minutes when I send you these videos and watch them because it’ll make it really, really good for you. When you arrive, you’ll be the smart person telling everyone else what to do.

Alright, so today, I want to focus on what you need to bring to the Congress besides yourself. And the answer is not much. It’s really just 3 things maybe 4. The first is your badge and we’ve already talked about that. No badge, no get in. It’s just that simple. Where is your badge? It hasn’t arrived yet, but don’t worry about it. It’s coming. OK? So, don’t call us. Don’t freak out. The badge is coming. Alright? But you gotta have it. Gotta have it. You’ve got to have it. Alright?

So, number two, you need a writing instrument and we know what that is. It’s usually a pen or a pencil. If you’re a really cool, it could also be an iPad with one of those neat little, you know, electronic pencils. It could be one of those live scribe devices, whatever, but you gotta have a writing instrument. And then third you’ve got to have something to write on and you’re going to need a number of pages.

OK, makes sense? Great. Now the one optional thing to bring that a lot of people like is a phone charger because you may be doing a lot of Tweeting and Instagramming and Snapchatting and texting and it’s quite possible that you may run low on battery. If you bring a charger during lunch, you can plug it in. Right? It makes sense.

Now, how about the rest of your stuff? All the stuff you carry around with you every day, whatever God’s name that may be. Yeah, you can bring it, you can bring it and you can put it under your chair and so on and so forth. But remember, you’re going to be moving around and you got to lug that stuff. You got to lug it. You can’t leave it, so whatever you bring, you’ve got to carry with you. My advice? The less the better. Make sense? Alright, great.

Now the other thing I want to tell you, which I’m going to be telling you over and over again, and it’s the most important thing is the one and only thing I need from you during the whole Congress. You just got to give me one thing and that thing is energy baby, energy!! I cannot do this myself. Aright? It’s a big room. I’m onstage. Your mentors are onstage. You’re doing stuff and if you’re just sitting there like a bump on the log, which you have every right to do by the way, it’s not going to contribute to the excitement of the room. So, I want you coming, wearing you’re A-Face, playing you’re A-Game and give me energy, right? Because that’s what I get on the stage and that’s what creates the magic and we’ll talk a little more in future videos about how exactly you go about that. Okay, so that’s it for today and I’ll talk to you really soon. Thanks.

Delegate and Parent Q&A

60 days…

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Hi, this is Richard Rossi, Founder and Executive Director of the Congress. Have you looked at your calendar? It is exactly 60 days until the beginning of the Congress! I have to tell you, those 60 days are going to pass so fast. I want to congratulate you on your nomination, on becoming a Delegate. I want to take just a couple of minutes to tell you what you’re in for. Now, the most important thing to understand is that there are no obligations. This isn’t like school. You don’t have to sit there. If you don’t want to sit there, you know, honestly, you can do absolutely nothing and you will still float your way through the Congress and be just fine. But, I guarantee you, that is not going to be your experience.

First of all, I think I know a little bit about you. You’re someone who cares about the future and wants to be part of it, and you have picked a profession at the perfect time in history, a profession that is doing what we call the hockey stick, right?

When it goes … and you’re coming in just on that exponential accelerating curve. Your future in the profession is going to be not only huge, but historic, and my job and the job of everyone else who’s going to be there is to make sure that you have the biggest possible future. Look, you have to put the time in any way, so why not be amazing. When you walk in that room, you’re going to realize what’s really possible — things that you couldn’t even imagine right now.

First of all, if you’re like most of the Congress Delegates, you’re going to be nervous when you arrive. Maybe you’re shy, maybe you’re introverted. Maybe something like this scares you. That’s fine, but I tell you, about 30 minutes into the experience, you’re going to look around at all those hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of other people in the room and you’re going to say, “Oh my gosh, I am just like them! They are just like me. They like me. They like what I’m into. I like what they’re into. We’re all excited about the same thing. We’re smart. We really, really are interested in all things that have to do with this!” And therefore you’re going to find a tribe, a family, a group of people that support you more than anyone else, perhaps that you ever been around in your life.

Now, the other thing is what happens on the stage because your teachers are going to be Nobel Laureates. Your teachers are going to be great inventors. Your teachers are going to be amazing young people who have done incredible things. It’s going to be the biggest names in the world. And why are they there? Why did they come to Boston, Massachusetts to speak to you? It’s because they believe in you and your fellow Delegates. They believe that you have the capacity for greatness and in fact, that is the entire theme of the Congress. Greatness awaits. Greatness awaits you. It does, and let me tell you, you are capable of it. But that does not mean you’re actually going to achieve it. That doesn’t mean you’re actually going to ever get there. You need helping hand. You need people that believe in you and most of all, you need to see that vision. You need to see a vision of a future, so much bigger than the one that you see now, and all of that is going to happen at the Congress.

Now you may say, “Hey, Richard, it’s only two and a half days. How much can happen in two and a half days?” Well, I think if you look back at history, and maybe even your own life, you’ll realize enormous change for better or worse can take place in two and a half day. And this really is a magical, transformative experience.

So, don’t be worried if you’re nervous, don’t have any thoughts of “Gosh, maybe I shouldn’t have done this. Maybe this isn’t going to be right for me.” It is. It is because you can shape it into anything you want. When you’re sitting there, and you look to your left and your right, behind you, in front of you, and you see people that like you and are like you, you’re going to realize this is going to be an amazing two and a half days.

I’m excited. I’m excited for you. I am excited because I’ve known so many high achieving, high potential young people like you, and I’ve seen what this experience has done for them. My goal is that, years from now, when you are just doing amazing things and you’re waking up every day doing what you love to do, what you’re great at, and you’re talking to your mom and dad about how you got there that you say, “You remember that event, that Congress. You sent me to Boston 10 years ago, 20 years ago? That was a big moment for me. That really showed me what my future could be like and it gave me a vision of how to get there.”

So, I’ll be talking to you a lot more over the next 60 days. I’ve got a lot to tell you and I want you to watch each video, because you don’t want to arrive at the Congress without all the information you need. That would be bad, bad, bad. But that’s it for today. Again, congratulations to you and I will talk to you very soon.

Welcome from Richard Rossi

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Hi, this is Richard Rossi, Founder and Executive Director of the Congress. First of all, congratulations! You’re in! You are now part of our family of high-achieving young people. This is a movement, a global movement of high-achieving, super-motivated individuals like you who really have the ability, the smarts, and the desire to have an impact on the future of the world.

You may be wondering, “Is this an environment I’m going to be comfortable in? I’m a little introverted or shy.” If you are, you’re in for a wonderful surprise, because you have never been around such a large group of people who all think like you, who all want to help you, and help each other to succeed. About half an hour into the first evening you’re going to think, “This is my tribe, this is my family. These are people that I will stay in touch with the rest of my life.” It’s that big a deal. In fact, it’s kind of a magical experience and one that I bet you will never ever forget.

Yes, listening to the greatest minds alive in the profession is awe inspiring, but more than that they’re going to explain to you how they did it, and how you can do it, too. And how you can actually be on this stage years from now. If you don’t think that you can be great – much, much greater than you ever imagined possible – you’re wrong. We’re going to convince you of that. When you leave the Congress you’re going to see a future that is five or ten times bigger than the one that you saw when you walked into the room.

My wish for you is to play the biggest possible game you can in life. You’re only going through this once. Why not go for the gold? To do that you need a helping hand. You need to feel like you can really do it, that you’re supported, that there are people who are behind you and are rooting for you and helping you. That’s us, that’s the Congress. The people who run it and all of the young people who are going to be attending, as well as the Grand Masters that you’re going to hear from.

The Congress is completely and totally unique. There’s nothing else like it in the world. I guarantee you by the end of these three days you’re going to be inspired, you’re going to be delighted and happy, and also incredibly sad because you don’t want it to end and you don’t want to leave the wonderful people that you’ve met. It’s going to be a unique and fabulous experience for you. We want to make sure of this because you’re now part of the tribe, of the family, and you are someone that we think has the potential for real greatness in life. You may not see it yet but we see it in you, so hang on in there.

Now, you’re going to be hearing from us periodically, and as the Congress approaches you’re going to be hearing from us a lot. Right now, as part of this message, you’re going to see an address for our Facebook page. Get over there immediately and like it so that you get all the information and updates first. Also, in an email you’re going to get soon, you will have an address to a private Facebook group that is only for you and the other nominees that are coming to the Congress. Watch your email for that as well. That’s about it for now. I just want to say congratulations, and I look forward to talking to you again very, very soon.