“If you reach inside yourself and figure out that part of you that can be shared with others around you, chances are you will enjoy Burning Man. The only way to avoid having fun is to bring nothing of yourself to the event. If you just try to take everything in, you won’t ‘get’ anything.”

Whether it’s in Black Rock City, in your local community, or afield in the world, participation is at the very core of the Burning Man experience, and there are many ways to participate. No matter what you bring to the table — skills, talents, interests, money, resources, a word of encouragement — your gift of participation creates indelible connections, makes the impossible possible, and fosters change in the world. Life is a participatory sport, and you are on the team.