Sparking insight takes a special kind of alchemy. It requires bravery, original thinking and an ability to cut to the core of the matter at hand. That’s why for MATTER 2016, one of the elements we’re most excited about is SPARK: quickfire, quick-thinking presentations that are not for the faint of heart!
Each SPARK speaker was given the stage for strictly 3 minutes and 45 seconds to talk to our audience about anything relating to the theme of Small Promises Change Worlds. As long as it was interesting and NOT a sales pitch, we welcomed their ideas with one small catch: each presentation must take place against a backdrop of 15 slides, moving on automatically after 15 seconds.
The format has already proved lively at sister events Conservation Lab and LE Miami, and PURE 2016 proved no exception. If you missed out, never fear: here are our SPARK presentations in full, filmed live at MATTER.
MAKE AN IMPACT
How to transform your positive impact into a brand-building tool.
Gilad Goren, President of Raleigh&Drake
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
THE WORLD IS A PLAYGROUND
How the travel industry can educate the next generation.
Sandra Dee Hoffman, President of Children’s Concierge, LLC
A VIRTUAL VIEW
Using virtual reality to educate and engage people with the natural world.
Mike Davis, Associate Creative Director at Atlantic Productions
How the travel industry can create relationships with local communities.
Ana Ines Figueroa, Owner & Managing Director of Adventure&Landscape
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
TRAVEL IS PEOPLE
Why travel starts with a conversation.
Ross Borden, Founder, Matador Network
Why sustainability equals profitability.
Ana Maria Romero, Head of Marketing for Haugan Cruises Corp.
WHAT DO A VAN, SOME DIRTY LAUNDRY AND A PARK HAVE IN COMMON?
How putting four washer/dryers in the back of a van led to 54,000 hours of conversation.
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