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Kajabi Hero Live Austin 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Mar 30, 2023

It's an in-person conference event held by Kajabi for its customers! Attend Kajabi's upcoming 3-day live event jam-packed with expert keynote sessions, endless networking opportunities, and first looks at their newest features!


One of the best things about Kajabi is their focus on the customer, whom they call a Kajabi Hero. They truly believe, and demonstrate daily, that they want to help you succeed, that "your success is their success."

Not only do they acknowledge and celebrate you with the Kajabi Hero program (aka swag) when you meet sales milestones, they also offer consistent live online training opportunities.


This is the 1st post in a series re: the super exciting "Kajabi Hero Live" event taking place in Austin, Texas from May 30 to June 1, 2023. Links to all KHL-related posts are:

Kajabi Hero Live Austin 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Kajabi Hero Live 2023: Speakers, Schedule, and More (Update #1)

Kajabi Hero Live 2023: Complete Schedule of Events (Update #2)

There's a ton of information in this first post and also an explanation of what Kajabi is (if you're not familiar). So that's where I would start. Then read the updates since in the order posted. This is going to be one of the best live events ever!




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All the training they offer is to make sure you know how to use Kajabi and how to effectively make money with your online business - whether that be coaching, courses, memberships, or services.

I challenge anyone to name another platform that supports their customers to this extent. In other words - they are REALLY good at it. But one thing that might seem to be lacking is an in-person conference, right?


Wait. Kajabi Holds In-Person Conferences? 

When I joined Kajabi in 2016, they'd been around for 6 years (founded in 2010) and had yet to hold an in-person event. Then it finally happened: A live conference called "Kajabi Impact Summit" was held in Irvine, CA from April 5-7, 2019!!!

Yes, of course, I went :)

It was flippin' amazing! "The BEST conference I've been to," I heard many say. With that first huge success, I know Kajabi had always planned to hold more. I think they were preparing a 2020 event and then ... we all know what happened. Womp womp!

Now that we're able to have in-person events again, KAJABI IS BACK!!! And I for one couldn't be happier.

On 03-20-23, they officially announced Kajabi Hero Live 🎉🎉🎉


What Is Kajabi Hero Live?

It's an in-person conference event held by Kajabi for its customers!

In the words of Kajabi, it's "a 3-day live event jam-packed with expert keynote sessions, endless networking opportunities, and first looks at our newest features. "

It's also an opportunity to learn from top industry experts (and Kajabi Heroes). Want to hear more about that? Please keep reading!


What is Kajabi Even?

Okay, let's pause. If you're not even sure what Kajabi is and what it does, you won't care about their dang conference, right? So please let me explain :)

Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that allows you to gather all the moving parts of your digital business into one place. That includes your website, blog posts, landing pages, online courses, email list, digital products, and more.

If you'd like to learn about Kajabi, please check out some of my other informative posts:

My Kajabi Story: Why I Chose the All-in-One Platform to Run My Online Business

8 Ways to Use Kajabi for Your Coaching Business

Creative Solopreneur: Are You Overwhelmed by All the Tech in Your Business?

 "Kajabi is Too Expensive": How It Actually Saves You Money Over Cheaper Systems

You can also get a 28-day free trial HERE.

Okay, great! Now that we're on the same page in knowing what Kajabi is, let's continue talking about their exciting upcoming event!


When Is Kajabi Hero Live?

The schedule so far, as compiled from the Kajabi Hero Live sales page, checkout, and other sources is:

May 30th to June 1st, 2023


More specifically, depending on if you get the standard ticket or VIP ticket:

Tuesday 5-30:   VIP-only sessions

Wednesday 5-31:   Keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions, and exciting product announcements

Thursday 6-1:   Keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions, and a special awards ceremony


Where Is Kajabi Hero Live being held?

Kajabi Hero Live 2023 will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin.

Yep, this year's Kajabi conference takes place in .... Austin, Texas, USA!

 All photos in this post are courtesy of Canva, one of the indispensable tools in my business!


At first thought, that may seem like a strange place to hold a SaaS-related conference like Kajabi's. I mean, isn't Texas all cows, open plain, and oil fields? 🐂🤠 Yeah, maybe it used to be known for that stuff.

But in more recent years, it's also become known for being "weird," kinda like a Portland, Oregon of the South. 


 "Keep It Weird Austin" tee on Amazon


Nowadays, Austin has become one of THE places that technology companies from the Silicon Valley and others have been moving their operations. Here's just one article explaining some reasons behind that move: "Lone Star vs. Silicon Valley [Why Companies are Moving to Texas in 2023]."


Why did Kajabi's conference leave their home base?

That's really a great question. I don't know why they moved Kajabi Hero Live away from Orange County, CA

As a Californian myself, I'm bummed that the Kajabi conference left my home state. To get to 2019's Impact Summit, I only had to drive 4-5 hours, got to have my own car while there, didn't have to book any extra hotel nights, etc.

As a bad terrible downright phobic flyer, I dread traveling to the conference this time.

The other downside is that Irvine, CA, where Kajabi's HQ is located and where the last conference was held, is also very close to DISNEYLAND. I remember that a lot of attendees made that part of their trip and even turned it into a family vacation (which is nice for one's budget, especially these days). 

... but ever the optimist, I'll point out that there are good sides to the switch too!

I'm glad for others that it's more centrally located in the US, making it easier for many Kajabi Heroes to drive to or have shorter travels from the Southwestern, Midwest, and Southern states. It's even a titch closer for our many European Kajabi Heroes.

Psst! I also think Kajabi and Austin are building a special kind of relationship and that's all I'm gonna' say about that (wink wink).

If you're not familiar with Austin, have no idea where to stay or what to do, even what airport to fly into, please stay tuned. All that information is coming below!


Who Will Be at Kajabi Hero Live?

First and most importantly to me, I assume that much of Kajabi's leaders and staff will be there! That was one of my highlights from Kajabi Impact 2019 was meeting all of the people I'd come to love and respect over the years. They work day in and day out to make Kajabi awesome and to treat their Heroes like actual heroes 🦸🏻‍♀️

I hope the same level of them are present this time even though it's far from their HQ in California (they do seem to have a lot of people working remotely now, which could be good in this respect).


Kajabi Hero Live Speaker Bios

Before you say a big fat YES to Hero Live, you probably want to know who the speakers are, yeah? I don't know yet what topics they'll speak on but here are bios for the speakers that've been announced as of 03-30-23.

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard is a high-performance coach, 3-time New York Times bestselling author, and personal development trainer with over 10 million followers.


Priya Parker

Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, author of THE ART OF GATHERING, and the host of the New York Times podcast Together Apart. She has spoken on the TED Main Stage, and her talks have gained over 3 million views.


Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdaal is a YouTuber, podcaster, and author who helps people live happier, healthier and more productive lives. In the past 2 years, his business revenue has grown to over $4.5 million.


Dominique Broadway  

Dominique Broadway is a public speaker, finance expert, and CEO of Finances Demystified. She teaches people how to manage their finances and grow their wealth.


Ellen Yin

Ellen Yin is the founder of Cubicle to CEO®, a media company that empowers women entrepreneurs. She has served over 10,000 students and been featured in publications like Forbes, the Today Show, and HerMoney.


Abu Fofanah

Abu Fofanah is the CEO of Power Your Launch, an education company focused on helping entrepreneurs learn the skills to promote and market their businesses by increasing sales, finding new customers, and learning how to stand out. In the last 12 months, he's helped over 10,000 Entrepreneurs Generate Over 80 Million in sales collectively.

Kajabi says, "And even more incredible Heroes we’ll be announcing soon."


How To Attend Kajabi Hero Live

"Hey, they just officially announced this event! How are so many of you already signed up?" Yep, I hear you. And I hope you're able to get in 1. before the early bird price goes away, and 2. before it sells out (I don't know that it will but just sayin'). 

So here's how it rolled out:

In February, a wait list was announced. I signed up for it, which is how I got my ticket so early, on Presale back in mid-Feb.




In March, Early Bird ticket sales were announced and that's the period we're in now (as of publish date 03-30-23).






Upcoming, regular pricing will be announced in early April, at least according to the timer on the current Early Bird sales page HERE.


How Much Kajabi Hero Live Costs

was $497 Standard Ticket, $997 VIP Ticket

Early Bird currently is $597 and $1297

Regular Price - Who knows? But I'll post here when it's revealed {I wouldn't wait to buy if I were you!}



The Refund Policy for Kajabi Hero Live

I think the refund policy is very generous! From the FAQ on the event signup page:

Your eligibility for a refund and the amount of such refund will be based on the table below. If you are not eligible for a refund based on the table below, you will not be offered a refund of any amount. 

Date of Refund Request

Before or on 3/31/2023 and within 30 days of purchase

Eligible Refund Amount = 100%

Date of Refund Request

Before or on 4/30/2023 and within 30 days of purchase

Eligible Refund Amount = 50%

Date of Refund Request

After 4/30/2023

Eligible Refund Amount = 0%


Where to Fly Into and Stay in Austin for Kajabi Hero Live

The closest airport to the event hotel is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

As for staying at the event hotel, Kajabi says, "We have a limited number of rooms at the Fairmont Hotel available for Kajabi Hero Live attendees. Additional booking information will be provided via email once you’ve secured your ticket."

Last I heard, they were sold out of rooms at the Fairmont Austin but give it try; I assume people cancel reservations, etc. If you don't get in to the Fairmont, no worries. It's downtown near the Convention Center and there are many other nearby hotels, most with lower rates than Fairmont Austin (in some cases, WAY lower rates!). 




Austin Lodging Ideas for Kajabi Hero Live


As expected, a lot of people are staying at the host hotel, the Fairmont Austin. As you can see from this photo gallery, it looks like a very nice piace!



According to their website, in the Fairmont Austin there are 2 restaurants (Garrison and Good Things) and 2 bars (Rules & Regs and Fulton), I wish the gallery pics were labeled so we could tell what's what.


In case the Fairmont Austin is full, too expensive, or you just don't care to stay there, I found some other lodging ideas for you.

Hotels Near Fairmont Austin

Below is a list of the hotels I found nearby with links to their main websites.

When I looked around back in February 2023, these were the 'before tax' nightly rates for a 2 Queen room (unless otherwise indicated).

I put them in ascending price order, their addresses, and the hotels closest to and furthest from the Fairmont Austin aka event venue. *Note: These are NOT price quotes, merely ballpark amounts gathered in Feb 2023 from my own research. 

$199 2Q Hilton Garden Inn 301 W 17th 

$219 2Q Hampton (by Hilton) Inn & Suites 200 San Jacinto

$263 2bdr/2Q/1SB Residence Inn 300 E 4th (2 bedroom, 2 Queen, 1 sofa bed)

$263 2Q Westin Austin 310 E 5th (furthest from event)

$277 2Q Hilton Austin 500 E 4th

$307 2Q Austin Marriott Downtown 304 E Cesar Chavez (closest to event)

Please don't take these as gospel but merely ballpark estimates of what the rates might be when you reserve. We all know how they can fluctuate based on so many things, mainly room availability.


Airbnb's near Fairmont Austin

Rare large loft-ALL DT nightlife & live music

New- Modern Loft- Rainey St-Downtown Walkable

Kasa | Enjoy Lady Bird Lake | Austin

The Argyle Suite/Loft on 4th Street

With any lodging, please book and stay at your own risk. I'm not reviewing or recommending any of the above hotels or Airbnb's as I've never been to Austin much less stayed at any of them, lol.  


What to See and Do While in Austin for Kajabi Hero Live

Taking into account that many attendees may be Uber-ing, I'm mostly including ideas that are either IN the homebase hotel or within 1-2 miles of it. But there are also some links for things farther afield, in case you'd like to venture :)


Foo-foo coffee Good Things, Little Brother

Instagramable Hey Good Lookin' and other murals, Anthem, Room 725

Late night junk food IHOP, Stony's Pizza, Via 313

"Roll me home after" BBQ Iron Works, Doc's Backyard Grill*

Poolside Drinks Rules & Regs

Cocktails you can walk home from Fulton, The Drafting Room, Clive

Healthy nosh for the hotel room Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's

*That's their cool sign at the bottom of this post!


Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World® so plan on making some live music part of your plans if you can!

Oh hey! What about seeing some historical sites or the famous ... bats?


 Texas State Capitol Building


... and nearby Bullock Museum


The Congress Avenue Bridge ... AND BATS!!! 



ummmm, let me think about .... NO! Nope nope nope not gonna' 



Some Bonus Info You May Find Helpful

If you're a shy introvert like me, please let me help you with some tips to 'survive' a huge conference with 2-3 days of constant people-ing! Read my blog post, "How A Shy Introvert Survived the 1,000-Attendee Kajabi Impact Summit."

I can't predict how things will be at this next Kajabi summit - but if you'd like to hear a review from one of the presentations last time (by SEO king Neil Patel), definitely read my post HERE.




Well, DANG, there goes my personal wardrobe plan! 😂


Oh wait, one last question: Can you attend Kajabi Hero Live if you're not a Kajabi customer?

Sorry, no. According to the FAQ on the sales page, "Kajabi Hero Live is the only event where Heroes can connect with and learn from other Heroes. So you must be an active paying customer."

If you REALLY want to attend this amazing conference, maybe ✨ this is your sign ✨ to JOIN KAJABI. You could sign up now, skip your free trial (you have to be a paid customer to attend the conference), attend Kajabi Hero Live, and come back energized about Kajabi, all the knowledge you gained, and the networking you did! Just a thought ...


As always, please reach out via email and let me know what questions you have about the Kajabi Hero Live conference in Austin, TX in May/June 2023. Or anything about Kajabi, really. I'm happy to help!







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