The next edition of FEAT, the fantastic mash-up of an adventure film festival and TED Talks, featuring some of the top adventurers from South Africa is set to take place on October 6th in the the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg. The format for the latest FEAT, which stands for Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, remains the same. All speakers are given exactly seven minutes to convey some message about their experiences and the lessons they’ve learned on their adventures.
You’ll find a complete list of the speakers for the Braamfontein event by clicking here. Amongst those scheduled to appear are big wave surfer Grant ‘Twig’ Baker, climber Andy de Klerk, and adventure meteorologist Simon Gear. The entire program is expected to last about 2.5 hours and promises to be “The Ultimate Armchair Adventure Experience.”
Tickets for the event are still available through Computicket and are selling for R140.00.
One of these days I’m going to get the opportunity to attend FEAT. I was in South Africa this past spring when the Cape Town edition of FEAT took place, but my schedule didn’t allow me to attend the event. I love the format and it sounds like it would be a fun evening with a lot of like minded people. Congratulations to my friend Lisa de Speville for not only coming up with the concept, but also finding a way to make it such a big success. Well done!
And just how inspiring are the FEAT talks? After watching one of the videos from FEAT Cape Town, Lisa’s 59-year old mother decided to go on an adventure of her own. Not only did she start training right away, she flew off to Spain to hike the El Camino de Santiago trail. That should be an inspiration to us all that it is never too late to add some adventure into our own lives.
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