I attended the second (FEAT) Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks event, which was held in Cape Town in 2011, and loved it. Entertaining and inspiring in equal measure these Ted talks for the outdoor adventurer were a tonic for outdoor lovers and couch potatoes alike. My only complaint is that difficulty in securing a suitable Cape Town venue at a suitable time has meant that organiser Lisa de Speville has not being able to bring the event to Cape Town again.
So Jozi dwellers get all the fun. The next event will be held on Thursday, 4 October 2012 at the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. If you are a Jozi local or visiting Egoli at the time go check it out – nine speakers with seven minutes to describe some pretty amazing adventures.
Read my review of the Cape Town event here.
The good news is the talks will all be uploaded to the web after the event sometime – that is some consolation for us Capetonians – and the mountain and sea of course.
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Bookings for FEAT tickets officially open on Monday, 6 August, but as a FEAT newsletter follower you get early notification so that you get the pick of the best seats in the house at the early-bird rate of R150.00 per ticket. There is not yet a link to tickets on the FEAT website, nothing on Facebook or Twitter. You’ve got a couple of days notice in advance of everyone else to book your tickets and you can do so from NOW. AND, you also get the first peek at the speaker line up.
Go sign up and get more info on www.featsa.co.za