2024 edition

Exodus Aveiro Fest

29th and 30th November and 1st December 2024

The festival, unique and already considered one of the best in the world beyond borders, promotes decentralization as a principle and has solidified itself in Aveiro. Welcoming renowned artists, it promotes cultural access and development while simultaneously stimulating the participation of local and regional communities, both before and during the event.

Exodus is the festival of human, cultural, social, and environmental values. This is its mission: to bring the local community together, creating a genuine and international dimension.

It is the festival of journeys, adventure, curiosity, and the “challenge to challenge ourselves,” united and inspired by these values. It is the starting point for a more tolerant world, sharing the best photography and video works on themes that hold the most value for their dissemination and preservation, inspiring knowledge and discovery.

During the event, there will be presentations of projects, portfolios, and personal stories experienced by great talents and influential photographers and videographers. There will be networking moments within a community that shares similar values and visions about the world, as well as photography exhibitions with breathtaking galleries that will take participants to see beyond.

The word “Exodus” can be defined as people in motion. Join the Exodus Aveiro Fest and be part of this festival of causes!

City of Aveiro

Aveiro is a city of magic. As Miguel Esteves Cardoso says “a city with the right size”. Embracing the edge of the Ria, a shallow coastal lagoon rich in birdlife, Aveiro is a prosperous city, full of history and culture, with a youthful and energetic vibe. It is occasionally called the Venice of Portugal because of its high bow boats, arched bridges and a small network of picturesque canals.

Aveiro is known for its salt production and seaweed harvest. The region is also known for the preponderance of ceramic industries and commerce, which result in a long productive tradition since the Roman period and the beginning of the medieval period.

We cannot forget the traditional sweets – the Ovos Moles de Aveiro and the Trouxas de Ovos, both made from eggs, and also the Raivas, typical biscuits of this region.

After the first edition, which exceeded expectations by filling the auditorium with more than 700 people each day, we realized that we could not have chosen a better place to hold this festival. The community spirit that is felt among the whole audience, with a contagious energy of sharing, curiosity and emotion, is unmatched.

Aveiro Congress Centre

Exodus Aveiro Fest returns to Aveiro Congress Centre 29th and 30th November and 1st December 2024.

It’s time to celebrate the world with our community! Back to inspiration, to dream, to inform …  Together, once again, in our house!

Join this community!

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Speaking Sessions

Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday with 10 sessions in total featured by world-renowned travel and adventure photographers and filmmakers.
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The Exodus Warm-up is an evening of conviviality and sharing open to the whole public, with free admission.
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Travel Talks by ABVP

Short travel talks by tour leaders, frequent travellers, people who spend their lives travelling and sharing their experiences. A unique opportunity to feel the wandering vibe behind the theme of travel and discovery.
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Photo exhibitions

Photo exhibitions displayed in several parts of Aveiro, with breathtaking images of incredible moments captured by some of the best photographers in the world.
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Late Night Sessions

Moment of festivity between participants and speakers in a happy atmosphere.
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Is not that frequent to have such great creative personalities all together in one place. In this roundtable, we’ll get part of the guest speakers to debate a bit about their vision about the world, photography and video.
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Being part of the Exodus Aveiro Fest means you will be in the centre of the action, seeing everything and meeting everyone. Let yourself free and meet like-minded people, share your ideas and projects and interact personally with our invited guests. How cool is that?
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Exodus Talents

In this time space is intended to highlight and recognize the value of Portuguese photographers and videographers whose works reflect the vectors of Exodus Aveiro Fest. This can be adventure and travel photography/videography, documentary photography/videography of cultural and ethnic realities, as well as awareness-raising photography/videography projects and nature and conservation of the global environment or photojournalistic projects that involve social-humanitarian questions.
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Simultaneous translation

Exodus Aveiro Fest lectures will have simultaneous translation services from English to Portuguese and vice versa.
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The Aveiro Congress Centre is prepared to welcome any participant, even with low mobility, with elevators that can take you to all floors of the building.
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Brand Stands

The hall of the Congress Centre will have several stands with brands showcasing their products and services.

Exodus Personality of the Year

To honour the work and the dedication to humanitarian causes in the field of photography and video is part of the vision behind the Exodus Aveiro Fest. For that reason, we’ll try to homage great personalities of the world of photography and video but also activists or defenders of human and nature rights with top careers, award-winners with a path marked by the dedication to humanitarian, social and/or environmental causes.

Environmental conservation and social projects


By participating in the Exodus Aveiro Fest, you are contributing to ExodusCauses, which is a funding route that allows the channeling of part of the profits made at the festival to an entity working in environmental conservation or social projects.

From environmental causes to social causes, ExodusCauses has already made its best contribution, thanks to all those who trust us and are part of Exodus year after year.

In 2022 the " Ilhas de Biodiversidade" project was born and its high density, fast growing urban micro-forests using the Miyawaki method.…
Andreas Noe, a molecular biologist from Germany, came to Portugal in 2018 to surf at the beaches of Lisbon and couldn’t look…
Agora Aveiro is an association that, in 2010, emerged from the desire to "make it happen". From the will to join efforts…
The organization of the Exodus Aveiro Fest was the invited direction of the 2020 October edition of this magazine, where, among many…
In 2019, we chose to support a somewhat different but equally important project. We helped FotoEvidence, an organization that uses photography to…
For Exodus Causes 2018, the organisation chosen was Amnesty International. This organisation fights for human rights and against social injustices all over…

Exodus Aveiro Fest Program

17th November
20:30 - 00:30
Grand Auditorium
Exodus Warm up
The Exodus Warm-up is a social gathering and sharing night open to the general public, with free entry.
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Warm-up Opening
21:45 - 22:30
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Doug Menuez
22:30 - 00:30
DJ João Nuno Silva puts some good music
18th November
09:45 - 10:15
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Grand Opening
10:15 - 11:15
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
11:15 - 11:35
11:35 - 12:05
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
ExodusTalents - Filipa Leite Rosa
12:05 - 12:35
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
ExodusTalents - João Bernardino
12:35 - 14:35
Lunch Break
14:40 - 15:25
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Ismail Ferdous by Leica
15:30 - 16:15
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Jen Guyton
16:15 - 16:45
16:50 - 17:35
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Jakub Rybicki by OM System
17:40 - 18:25
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Arlindo Camacho by Fujifilm
18:25 - 18:55
18:00 - 18:45
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Arlindo Camacho by Fujifilm
19:00 - 19:45
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Joan de la Malla by OM System
19:45 - 21:25
Dinner Break
21:30 - 23:30
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Travel Talks by ABVP

  • Wind family
  • Mara Mures
  • Diogo Tavares
  • Bernardo Bacalhau

19th November
10:00 - 11:00
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Exodus Inspirational Causes
Cais & AEPGA
11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:50
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
ExodusTalents - Ricardo Alves
11:50 - 12:20
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
ExodusTalents - João Rodrigues
12:20 - 14:15
Lunch Break
14:20 - 15:05
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Rui Caria by Leica
15:10 -15:55
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Rebecca Gaal by Fujifilm
15:55 - 16:25
16:30 - 17:15
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Merche Llobera by Sony
17:20 - 18:05
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Santi Palacios by Canon
18:05 - 18:35
18:40 - 19:25
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Magnus Wennman by Canon
19:25 - 19:45
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
Exodus Personality of the Year
19:45 - 20:00
Grand Auditorium by Turismo do Centro
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Exodus Aveiro Fest 2023

The world gathers in Aveiro!

An event filled with travel, photography, sharing, socializing, and much more.

29th and 30th November and 1st December 2024, at the Aveiro Congress Center.

A night for everyone!


The Exodus Warm-up is a social gathering and sharing night open to the general public, with free entry.


20:30 – Opening of doors

21:30 – Welcome

21:45 – Doug Menuez

22:30 – DJ João Nuno Silva gives us music

  • João Nuno Silva

    DJ Johnny Red is the alter ego of João Nuno Silva, a committed music lover whose ears are directly connected to his heart. Any…
  • Doug Menuez

    Documentary photographer and director Doug Menuez once stood at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara, had tea with Stalin's daughter and held a chunk…
Experienced & talented photographers and filmmakers

Awesome speakers

After analysing the projects and careers of several artists, we gathered a heterogeneous group of the most eminent guests in these areas. It is a program with professionals capable of offering a wide variety of concepts and knowledge. From the very first moment, the essential requirements focused on excellence, diversity and relevance to the Festival theme and philosophy.

  • Santi Palacios

    Santi Palacios (Madrid, 1985). Photojournalist and Editor-in-chief of Sonda Internacional, a non-profit media outlet specializing in visual journalism on the climate crisis. Since the…
    Photojournalist by Canon
  • Magnus Wennman

    Born in Sweden in 1979, Magnus Wennman has been working as a photojournalist since the age of 17 when he started his career with…
    Photographer by Canon
  • Jen Guyton

    I'm a photographer and ecologist with a passion for telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. I believe that…
  • Rebecca Gaal

    Rebecca Gaal is a photographer and creative strategist trained in public health and environmental science who helps organizations bridge the gap between human health…
    Photographer by Fujifilm
  • Joan de la Malla

    Joan de la Malla (Barcelona, 1982) is a freelance photographer focused in nature, local communities and the environment. At present he is devoting his…
    Photographer OM - System
  • Merche Llobera

    Passionate about the animal world and a natural-born adventurer. Merche has traveled the globe to share oceans and land with wild animals, capturing them…
    Photographer by Sony
  • Arlindo Camacho

    Arlindo Camacho in 2004 enrolled on the Ar.Co photography course and two years later he joined the Professional Photography Course at the Portuguese Institute…
    Photographer & Filmmaker by Fujifilm
  • Ismail Ferdous

    Ismail Ferdous is a Bangladeshi photographer and filmmaker living in New York City, who is interested in human interest stories of the contemporary world.…
    Photojournalist by Leica
  • Jakub Rybicki

    Jakub Rybicki, born 1985: photographer, storyteller, travel writer and tour guide.  As a freelance journalist collaborates with biggest polish magazines, e.g. National Geographic. For…
    Photographer OM - System
  • Rui Caria

    Rui Caria was born in Nazaré in 1972. His professional career in the image field began in 1990, producing promotional films. In 1993, he…
    Photojournalist by Leica
4 portuguese photographer and filmmakers


We want to highlight and recognize the value of Portuguese photographers and videographers whose works reflect the vectors of Exodus Aveiro Fest. 

  • João Rodrigues

    João Rodrigues [1989] is a filmmaker, photojournalist and marine biologist specialising in natural history and conservation. During his professional career, which has taken him…
  • Ricardo Alves

    Ricardo S. Alves was born in Lisbon (1976) and graduated in civil engineering from FCT-UNL. A rock climber and outdoor enthusiast from an early…
  • João Bernardino

    João Bernardino, was born in Lisbon in 1972 and lives in Porto since 2000, Designer, Professor and founder of Antsmedia Design Studio. Stubborn Instagramer,…
  • Filipa Leite Rosa

    Filipa Leite Rosa was born in Lisbon in 1986. She graduated in civil engineering and practised this profession for a few years until she…
Inspiring travelers

Travel Talks by ABVP

Travel Talks are small talks by great travellers, told in the first person. It’s a unique opportunity to feel the heartbeat of this way of life, carrying an extra dose of inspiration for future trips and projects.

We have the precious help of ABVP


  • Wind Family

    We're @wind.family We travelled the world for 3 years with our 4 children. A liberating and daring experience that makes us believe in our…
    Around the world with the family on a sailing boat for 3 years
  • Mara Marques

    Mara was born in Leiria and grew up in Bajouca, a small village where everything was just a cycle ride away.  She is 27…
    A year and a half cycling through South America
  • Diogo Tavares

    Working on the complex task of simplifying life so that I can live it. A leader of Adventure Travel as a way of life,…
    The world in our backyard
  • Bernardo Bacalhau

    Bernardo Bacalhau is a filmmaker from Lisbon. At the age of 14 he took his first photography course at the IPF, where he fell…
    When a Digital Nomad Meets a Desert Nomad
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Exodus Inspirational Causes

Every year Exodus Aveiro Fest supports causes and projects through Exodus Causes, which is a way of channelling part of the profits made at the festival to an organisation working on environmental conservation or social projects.
In this panel, we give voice to these causes.


    AEPGA: working for the welfare of donkeys and people since 2001 The Association for the Study and Protection of Asinine Cattle (AEPGA) is an…
  • CAIS

    Our mission is to contribute to the overall improvement of the living conditions of socially and economically vulnerable people in situations of deprivation, exclusion…
Daily Tickets

One day Exodus

Can’t make both days of the event?

No problem! We’ve got a solution for you.

One-day tickets.

The amazing ambassadors of Exodus Aveiro Fest 2023

Exodus Ambassadors

We count on the precious help of these personalities from the world of travel and photography to take the values of the Exodus Aveiro Fest to more people.

The people behind the Exodus Aveiro Fest

Organising Team

The people running the show, working hard to bring you the best creative event of the year. Besides these five people, there is a group of volunteers which helps achieve our goal.

  • Bernardo Conde

    Bernardo Conde is a passionate photographer specialized in travel, nature and outdoor photography. His portfolio includes places like Madagascar, Mongolia, Iceland, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand,…
    Travel Photographer / Workshops / Tour leader
  • Isabel Gonçalves

    Isabel Gonçalves is a Professional Tourism Technician, specialising in social media management and digital marketing, and event production. Along the way, from tourism to…
    Event producer
  • Pedro Cardoso

    I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER, BUT PORTRAITS ARE MY JAM. I’m Pedro Cardoso. I was born in the 80’s, listen to everything from Tchaikovsky to…

Creative Team

These are the people who make it happen throughout the year together with the organisation!

  • Beatriz Agante

    Video Editor
  • Fernando Santos

  • Rosário Costa

    Rosário Costa
    Motion Graphics Designer
  • Francesca Gamelas

    Francesca Gamelas
  • Helder Berenguer

    Helder Berenguer
    Responsável do projeto educativo
  • Inês Valente

    Inês Valente
    Social Media Manager
  • Rui Serrano

    Rui Serrano
    Video Editor
  • Nuno Alves

    Nuno Alves
    Sustainability Advisor
Exodus Aveiro Fest 2023

Supporters, Partners and Sponsors


Media Partner

Institutional Partners


Audience testimonials

There is no one better to say how good the Exodus Aveiro Fest is, as those who have experienced it.

Frequently asked questions

No. The exhibition that is in the Congress Center during the festival, is reserved for those who are participating in the festival.

Subsequently, the images will be on display in the city of Aveiro, with free admission.

No. A Speaking Session ticket gives you access to all activities that take place on festival days, except for masterclasses.

How to get here

Car, train ou plane

If you’re coming by car from the north, take the A29 or A1 highway and then the A25 connection to Aveiro. If you’re coming by car from the south, take the A17 or A1 and then the A25 connection to Aveiro.

Approximate distances and travel time:

  • From Porto: 75 km (48 min)
  • From Coimbra: 64 km (50 min)
  • From Lisbon: 255 km (2h33 min)

If you’re coming by train, there are several standard discounts.

  • Early bird: Buy your ticket more than 5 days in advance and get discounts of up to 65%
  • Under 25: 25% off all your journeys until you are over 25
  • Group tickets: enjoy special conditions if you travel in a group of over 10 people

You can find more standard discounts in HERE.

Oporto (OPO) International Airport is the closest to Aveiro:

After arriving at the airport, you can rent a car, or use metro to get to “Campanha” train station, where you can catch a train to Aveiro. (depending on the train, takes between 30 and 60 min)

Lisbon (LIS) International Airport:

After arriving at the airport, you can rent a car, or use metro to get to “Oriente” train station, where you can catch a train to Aveiro. (2h30m by train)

29th and 30th November and 1st December 2024

Exodus Aveiro Fest

Centro de Congressos Aveiro

Cais da Fonte Nova

3810-200 Aveiro

We are all ears

Get in touch

If you need any additional information regarding the festival, feel free to contact us using any of the channels below. Comments or suggestions are also welcome. We will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you!


Rua 31 de Janeiro 19 - Loja R e S
3810-192 Aveiro


+351 915 796 086
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