• 16-19 Oct 2017
  • Salta, Argentina
  • Price: $1750 USD
    Business Member Price: $1350 USD

Agenda

Tuesday 17 October
  • 9:15 - 10:00 AM
  • Los Cardones and Lapacho
  • Keynote
ATWS Opening Welcome

Opening welcome to the Adventure Travel World Summit from our Summit Emcee duo, our hosts from Salta and a welcome from regional indigenous representatives.

Speakers

Luis Vargas

Summit Emcee
CEO & Founder, Modern Adventure

Fernando Escudero

Founder of AUTENTICA SALTA and President of Fundación Unir

Casey Hanisko

President, Adventure Travel Trade Association / Adventure 360
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Los Cardones & Lapacho
  • Keynote
Adventure’s Imperative: Unite. Protect. Lead.

This November, one of the world’s greatest survivalists, Robert Swan, and his son Barney, will journey 600 miles to the South Pole — their trip powered entirely on renewable energy. They’ll be the first people in history to attempt such an incredible feat. The message underscoring their mission? If they can survive in the most inhospitable place on Earth relying only on renewable energy, then we as a species can do it everywhere. 

Not only is Swan a polar explorer, he’s also a leader in energy innovation and founder of the 2041 Foundation. His story is one of unbelievable spirit that takes us on a journey of inspiration, courage and humility; his upcoming expedition is the next chapter. Join us as we hear from this adventure icon about a vision for how our industry might help unite, build personal leadership skills among travelers, and create massive action to protect planet Earth.

Speaker

Robert Swan

Founder, 2041 Foundation

Partners Partner

  • 6:15 - 7:30 PM
  • Los Cardones & Lapacho
  • Keynote
Stop, Breathe, Relax, Listen… And Experience

Our bodies were created with an immense desire to experience the world around us. We are one giant ecosystem of senses living in a universe based on reciprocity. We experience personally and socially, internally and externally, consciously and unconsciously, willingly and unwillingly. While we live in a world saturated and engineered for distractions, our responsibility is to carefully orchestrate opportunities for others to experience the world in a new way. To push travelers’ boundaries and help them see the beauty in the unexpected and unfamiliar.

In the midst of an exhilarating and energetic Summit, this meditative pause offers us a path to see the world with a new perspective using nature as a mentor, a mindset and an incredible source of profound experiences.

Speaker

Daniel Fox

Solo Wilderness Explorer & Fujifilm X-Photographer

Partners Partner

Wednesday 18 October
  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Los Cardones & Lapacho
  • Keynote
Innovative Protectors, Scaling Conservation

Human lives are inextricably linked with the world around us, and its protection is essential for our survival. Already, though, more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from severe water scarcity. And, tragically, many biologists project that half of Earth’s animals will be extinct by 2100. While scientists and activists have spent recent decades publicizing information like this, it’s time to go beyond simply building awareness to scaling and replicating successful approaches to nature and biodiversity protection.

Adventure companies find themselves at the intersection of conservation and business. It’s our responsibility to think beyond the bottom line, to think about best practices and partners for advancing conservation initiatives and about how we can use our platform with an increasing number of global tourists to build awareness and encourage action. Join us to hear from conservation leaders about how they’re applying creative approaches to mobilize and scale conservation — and get inspired to do the same in your business.

Attendees will also get an insider’s look at what the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) has been up to since its inception just prior to the 2016 Summit. 

Speakers

Sofia Heinonen

Director of The Conservation Land Trust, Tompkins Conservation

Soraya Shattuck

Executive Director, Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF)

James Thornton

Chief Executive, Intrepid Group
  • 6:45 - 8:15 PM
  • Los Cardones & Lapacho
  • Keynote
Adventure in Motion Film Contest

The history of adventure … in 15 Minutes: This year’s Adventure in Motion film competition warms up with a light-hearted and innovative presentation on the history of adventure, recounted in the tradition of great campfire storytelling. Adventure veteran Jean-Claude Razel, of Alaya Expedições, will share tales of the accomplishments and foibles of some of our industry’s most famous and infamous forbears. Come gather round and hear the stories. Then sit back and enjoy a viewing of this year’s film competition finalists, submitted by your adventure colleagues and selected by our 2017 voting committee and consumers. We’ll wrap things up with a live audience vote for the 2017 grand prize winner!

Speaker

Jean-Claude Razel

AdventureEDU Educator; Owner, Alaya Expedicoes

Partners Partner

Thursday 19 October
  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Los Cardones and Lapacho
  • Keynote
Courageous Leadership: Adventure’s Key to Success

Adventure travel exists because of motivated leaders in our industry — those we work with today and those who have come before us. As we look to the challenges and opportunities our community must address in the coming years, it’s clear that the leaders we cultivate now will be tasked with tackling the important work of community development and nature and wildlife conservation begun in this era. That’s why today’s leaders must be courageous and intentional: empowering and promoting qualified women, mentoring and investing in youth, and measuring meaningful indicators of success.

To guide us in these pursuits, we’ll hear from Sally McCoy, an exemplary leader from adventure’s sister industry, the outdoor gear and apparel industry. As the former CEO of CamelBak and Sierra Designs, VP of product and marketing at The North Face, and founding member of The Conservation Alliance and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), McCoy has been referred to as a “brilliant fixer and grower of companies.” Her no-nonsense, authentic and compassionate approach to leadership has enabled her to deliver impressive financial gains in the companies she’s led, as well as establish the sort of workplace cultures that breed leaders capable of guiding these companies successfully into the future.

Speaker

Partners Partner

  • 6:45 - 8:00 PM
  • Los Cardones & Lapacho
  • Keynote
Closing Plenary & Bella Gaia

As the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit comes to a close, reflect on your experience in Argentina with ATTA President Shannon Stowell. Conclude your Summit journey with Bella Gaia, a breathtaking audio-visual exploration that will transform your view of life on our beautiful Earth. Incorporating satellite imagery, timelapses, cultural heritage footage, NASA data visualizations, and an award-winning customized musical score, Bella Gaia will take you on a spectacular journey around the planet. Join us for this rare exploration of human civilization and our ecosystem through time and space as you prepare to unite, protect, and lead in your own way.

Speakers

Shannon Stowell

CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

Kenji Williams

Bella Gaia
   
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