• Oct 15-18, 2018
  • Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
  • $1550 Members
    $1950 Community
    $750 Marketplace

WELLSPRING

David Quammen

David Quammen is an author and journalist who lives in Montana and travels widely for research. His fifteen books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), The Reluctant Mr. Darwin (2007), Spillover (2012)—a work on the science and history of dangerous zoonotic pathogens, including Ebola and HIV—and Yellowstone: A Journey through America’s Wild Heart (2016). He has written for Harper’s, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review, Outside, and Powder, among other magazines, and is a Contributing Writer for National Geographic. Quammen shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, an environmental historian, and a continuing parade of orphan dogs and cats.

Yossi Ghinsberg

A true Earthling, Yossi travels the planet for business, community work and personal explorations. He is a cross-pollinator of paradigm shifting ideas, his keynotes inspire and transform the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Yossi is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres. An international businessmen, a best selling author, a daring adventurer. Yossi is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects such as the acclaimed Ecolodge, Chalalan. Blinq, a social mobile application he has developed between Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Silicon Valley. Yossi is active as a spokesmen for Indigenous people and the defence of the Amazon jungle. He is an ambassador for Shalva.org for children with special needs and as a speaker he always volunteers for the community.

Anne Skare Nielsen

If you’ve ever felt dazed and confused about the future, then you have certainly found the right person. Anne is both a tornado that can lift you up and broaden your horizon as well as the calm eye of the hurricane, that brings peace to mind and nurtures the ability to zoom in on your preferred future. Anne works with radical change and transformation of mindset. She is in high demand as a lecturer and provocateur all over the world, but her heart lies with the people who “can & will”: those who are passionate about what they do, and believe that dedicated work will make all the difference. Anne is partner at Future Navigator where the vision is to win the Nobel Peace Prize by transforming journalism, politics and education. Anne is the mother of 4 wild boys and married to the love of her life. She was born in Denmark in 1971, is a graduate in biology and political science and has a penchant for science fiction movies, deep conversations with visionary leaders, and champagne. Favorite quote at the moment: “smart has plans, stupid has stories”.

Jean Claude Razel

Jean-Claude Razel is a climber, mountaineer, guide, coach, entrepreneur, educator, musician and ardent student of the history of exploration. As an adventure industry entrepreneur, he established one of Brazil’s leading companies, Alaya; through his coaching, the Brazilian team six times won the International Rafting Federation World championship. He has traveled extensively around the globe for his personal expeditions and lately, as an educator, sharing experiences and lessons learned with adventure businesses and guides through ATTA’s AdventureEDU program in Nepal, Armenia, Bosnia, Japan, Jordan and others. As a musician, Jean-Claude performs with his band in clubs in Brazil and hometown Chamonix, France. A gifted pianist and storyteller, he has a knack for bringing unusual concepts to the stage. French by birth, Jean-Claude has lived much of his life in Brazil raising his two daughters along with his wife in both countries.

Shannon Stowell

Under Shannon’s leadership as CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the organization has grown into the largest international association of adventure travel companies with more than 1000 members world-wide. His 20+ years of business experience, connections, marketing insight, environmental science education, vision and passion for adventure travel have prepared him well to serve the organization. He’s co-authored a National Geographic-published book and is a frequent speaker and consultant for destinations and businesses around the world on adventure tourism. Shannon’s vision is to propel our global community of adventure companies and clients into thriving advocates that move tourism at large towards sustainability and poverty alleviation.

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