2016 is the year MATTER transforms into an un-conference – and we’re giving you, the PURE community, complete control over the content you consume. As well as being free to drop in and out of over 40 different sessions as you please, that also means handing the floor over to our PUREists to share their ideas and opinions via DISCUSS and SPARK.
Got a burning idea around the theme of ‘overcoming the challenges of experiential travel’? DISCUSS is your chance to share it with the world by leading an informal discussion with a group of up to 40 PUREists. You’ll have to wait until the day to see the DISCUSS topics PUREists put forward (or, if you have a question that keeps you up at night, why not sign up yourself?) – look out for the sign-up board when you arrive at MATTER.
SPARK, meanwhile, will see the most innovative among you get on the main stage and tell the PURE community how Small Promises Change Worlds. The catch? Speakers have just three minutes and 45 seconds to impress, with timed slides ready to move on even if they don’t. After a flood of inspiring applications, check out who’s made the cut so far – and keep an eye on the stage for some surprise appearances on Monday!
Why sustainability equals profitability.
Ana Maria Romero, Head of Marketing for Haugan Cruises Corp.
THE WORLD IS A PLAYGROUND
How the travel industry can educate the next generation.
Sandra Dee Hoffman, President of Children’s Concierge, LLC
NO GREEN WITHOUT BLUE
Why we can’t forget our oceans in conservation and sustainability efforts.
Lynda Miller, Director of Landscape at Vatuvara Private Islands
How the travel industry can create relationships with local communities.
Ana Ines Figueroa, Owner & Managing Director of Adventure&Landscape
MAKE AN IMPACT
How to transform your positive impact into a brand-building tool.
Gilad Goren, President of Raleigh&Drake
A VIRTUAL VIEW
Using virtual reality to educate and engage people with the natural world.
Mike Davis, Associate Creative Director at Atlantic Productions
SMALL PEOPLE, BIG CHANGE
How travel can inspire children to one day change the world for the better.
Ashish Sanghrajka, President of Big Five Tours & Expeditions