29 APRIL – 1 MAY 2017
WE CAN FIGHT OUR WAY BACK
It’s half time in the fight for conservation. So far, the game hasn’t gone our way – even as we speak, entire species are in danger of being lost altogether and the opposition comes at us from all sides.
But it’s not too late to turn things around. We’ve got the players. We’ve got the skills. We just need to regroup, find some self-belief and work together to win Africa’s conservation challenges.
Enter the all-new Conservation Lab. 2017 will see the second edition of this progressive two-day un-conference* from Beyond Luxury Media Ltd., creators of the Cape Town-based We Are Africa travel trade forum. This invitation-only event brings together up to 100 influencers from key sectors of travel, business, technology, government and conservation under optimal conditions for creative thinking and collaborative innovation. There will be no bystanders; only active participants.
Because if we come together as a team, we can fight our way back.
We’re calling on leaders in the conservation sector, travel industry, local and national government, and community and commercial enterprise to come together as a team.
We’re pooling resources and expertise from a range of professions and working with a crowd-sourced agenda to gather intelligent insights that lead to informed decisions.
We’re hosting collaborative group sessions and interactive workshops designed and led by you, the players, to create a democratic forum for productivity and creativity.
We’re mixing things up with interactive dining, cook-offs, morning adventures, wine tasting and networking campfires in order to build team spirit and spark conversations.
We’re playing host at the 4* Spier Hotel, set on one of the continent’s oldest wine farms, in picturesque Stellenbosh – the inspirational centre of South Africa’s innovation hub.
At the end of the two-day event, we’ll send our players back out on to the field with fresh tactics, renewed energy and the motivation to win the conservation battle as a team.
At the Conservation Lab un-conference, everyone is created equal. Designed by you, the players, the agenda will feature open discussions and collaborative workshops, rather than keynote speakers; anyone who wants to initiate a discussion can (and should). Democratic yet at times anarchic, the Conservation Lab un-conference is a productive, creative forum that brings together experts from in and around the conservation world to work as a team towards a common goal: to win the conservation game.
Standard rate: from £899
We Are Africa members: from £699
In addition to taking your place at the centre of the action, your ticket includes two nights’ accommodation, morning adventures, two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners. Plus, you’ll have full access to one of Africa’s oldest wine farms – after all, the team that eats (and drinks) together, stays together!
All profits from the Conservation Lab will be reinvested into the next event.
WHERE IT’S AT
One of the oldest wine farms in Africa and a leader in sustainability.
South Africa’s innovation hub and answer to Silicon Valley, situated 35 minutes from Cape Town.
The perfect location for the Conservation Lab 2016.
29 APRIL – 1 MAY 2017