2019 Edition

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest is an International Travel and Adventure Photography and Video Festival that brings together the best professionals from these areas to talk about their lives, share their projects and inspire. Discovery and exploration allow the knowledge of new cultures and new environments, cementing the relationship between Man and Nature.

This is the festival that inspires people to go, to dream and to be free. Free from doubts, fears, prejudices, ethnic and cultural barriers. It is the starting point for a more tolerant world, sharing the best photography and video work on the themes that have the most value for their dissemination, preservation and inspiration to knowledge and discovery.

We will have presentations of projects, portfolios and personal stories experienced by great talents and influential photographers and videographers; powerful masterclasses for those seeking the opportunity to evolve and perfect their art of visual creation; and photography exhibits, with breathtaking galleries that will lead viewers to see beyond.

The word “Exodus” can be defined as people in motion. Join the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest and it is part of this global movement of creativity.

Aveiro City

Aveiro is a city of charm. As Miguel Esteves Cardoso says “a city with the right size”. Rich in history and culture, embracing the edge of the Ria, a coastal lagoon, rich in birdlife.  It’s occasionally dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its high-prowed boats, humpbacked 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 ceramics industries and trade, which result in a long productive tradition from the Roman period and early medieval period.

Aveiro is also known in Portugal for its traditional sweets – ovos moles de Aveiro and trouxas de ovos, both made of eggs. Raivas are another typical biscuit.

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

Aveiro City

Aveiro is a city of charm. As Miguel Esteves Cardoso says “a city with the right size”. Rich in history and culture, embracing the edge of the Ria, a coastal lagoon, rich in birdlife.  It’s occasionally dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its high-prowed boats, humpbacked 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 ceramics industries and trade, which result in a long productive tradition from the Roman period and early medieval period.

Aveiro is also known in Portugal for its traditional sweets – ovos moles de Aveiro and trouxas de ovos, both made of eggs. Raivas are another typical biscuit.

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

Register Now

The race for tickets has begun!

Once we reach 700, there is no way in.

Why wait? What else would you plan on a cold November/December weekend? This is a unique chance and it’s up to you to follow through.

Is there any better investment than education? Yes, there is… education, inspiration and creative mojo. Three in one. You will never travel, photograph or film the same way again.

Days November 30 and December 1, at the Congress Center of Aveiro.

Grab your ticket now before it runs out!

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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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Masterclasses

Amazing masterclasses, providing extensive and invaluable knowledge. It's a unique opportunity to boost your skills and creativity with the best in the field. Each masterclass has a 3-hour duration, with a strict limit of 25 people
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Travel Talks by The Wanderlust

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

Music concerts with local bands to keep the night going with music, party and fun. A good time to grab a drink and make friends with everyone. No early sleeping for you folks.
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Roundtable

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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Networking

Being part of the National Geographic 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 whos works reflect the vectors of National Geographic 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

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest lectures will have simultaneous translation services from English to Portuguese and vice versa.
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Accessibility

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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2 Bars

In the building, you can find two bars and a restaurant where you can buy food and drinks.
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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 National Geographic 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.

The 2017 edition homaged Reza Deghati, a talented photographer with an incredible career and important achievements in the field of human rights.

In 2018, we had the privilege to homage Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a director and photographer, who brings to the light of day, human stories, the extraordinary beauty of the world, but also calls for the conversion and preservation of the Planet.

For the third edition, we’ll bring another great person to be honoured.

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 National Geographic 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.

The 2017 edition homaged Reza Deghati, a talented photographer with an incredible career and important achievements in the field of human rights.

In 2018, we had the privilege to homage Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a director and photographer, who brings to the light of day, human stories, the extraordinary beauty of the world, but also calls for the conversion and preservation of the Planet.

For the third edition, we’ll bring another great person to be honoured.

Exodus Causes

By participating in the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest you are contributing to the Exodus Causes which is a financing channel that allows the channelling of part of the profits obtained in the festival to an entity that works in environmental conservation or social projects.

In 2017, the BioLiving Association, a nonprofit association for environmental protection with projects dedicated to reforestation, was the entity chosen to receive the profits of the first edition of the festival. This unanimous decision was inspired by the stories and images of the devastation caused by the fires of that summer, a tragedy of unspeakable dimensions that touched particularly the feelings of the festival organization team.

As for the Exodus Causes 2018, the organization chosen was Amnesty International. This organization fights for the defence of Human Rights and against social injustices around the world.

If we can inspire others to travel with our travels, we can also inspire them to participate actively in eradicating forgetfulness.

Is there any project or entity that you would like to see supported and that works the same values ​​of this festival? Then share with us!

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By participating in the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest you are contributing to the Exodus Causes which is a financing channel that allows the channelling of part of the profits obtained in the festival to an entity that works in environmental conservation or social projects.

In 2017, the BioLiving Association, a nonprofit association for environmental protection with projects dedicated to reforestation, was the entity chosen to receive the profits of the first edition of the festival. This unanimous decision was inspired by the stories and images of the devastation caused by the fires of that summer, a tragedy of unspeakable dimensions that touched particularly the feelings of the festival organization team. 

As for the Exodus Causes 2018, the organization chosen was Amnesty International. This organization fights for the defence of Human Rights and against social injustices around the world.

If we can inspire others to travel with our travels, we can also inspire them to participate actively in eradicating forgetfulness.

Is there any project or entity that you would like to see supported and that works the same values ​​of this festival? Then share with us!

Two Wonderful Days

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2019 Schedule

Saturday
November 30th
8:00
Door Opening and Registration
9:30
Opening of Exhibitions
The opening act, a great moment to meet our honourable guests, and enjoy the amazing beauty of the displayed photos. All great reasons to make it on time, and enjoy the full event.
10:00 - 11:30
Grand Auditorium
National Geographic Panel
More information soon.
11:30 - 13:00
Grand Auditorium
Exodus Talents
It’s our intention to highlight and recognize the value of Portuguese photographers and videographers who have been working on themes that reflect the vectors of National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest.
10:00 - 13:00
Masterclasses
Frans Lanting and Philip Lee Harvey.
14:15 – 15:00
Grand Auditorium
Grand Opening of the Festival
The Grand Opening of the Festival, with an inspiring projection made by National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest.
15:00 - 20:00
Grand Auditorium
5 Speaking Sessions
Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Saturday with Danielle Da Silva, Joel Santos, Corey Rich, David Chancellor and Daniel Berehulak.
30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + breaks
22:00 – 23:45
The Wanderlust Lounge
Travel Talks by The Wanderlust
Short travel talks by tour leaders and frequent travellers, people who spend their life travelling and sharing their experiences. A unique opportunity to feel the wandering vibe behind the theme of travel and discovery.
23:45 – 01:00
Bar
Late Night Sessions
Music concerts with local bands to animate the night with music, party and fun.
Sunday
December 1st
9:00
Door Opening
10:00 - 12:00
Grand Auditorium
The world through our eyes
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 of the world, photography and video.
12:00 - 13:00
The Wanderlust Lounge
Debate
More information soon.
10:00 - 13:00
Masterclasses
Corey Rich and Daniel Berehulak
14:30 – 19:15
Grand Auditorium
5 Speaking Sessions
Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Sunday, with Justin Mott, Krystle Wright, Veronique de Viguerie and Frans Lanting.
30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + breaks
19:15 – 19:45
The End
The closing speech will be made by someone from the organizing team, Bernardo Conde.
 
EXPECTED VISITORS
 
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
 
GUEST SPEAKERS
 
SEATS AVAILABLE
Experienced & Talented Photographers and Filmmakers

Awesome Speakers

Having thoroughly analysed the work and career of several artists, we have gathered a heterogeneous group of the most eminent invitees in the field. It’s a line-up of professionals who are capable of delivering a wide variety of concepts and knowledge. From the very first moment, we aimed for excellence, diversity and relevance to the theme and philosophy of the Festival.

  • Corey Rich

    Corey Rich is a director and photographer based in South Lake Tahoe, California. As a leading proponent of the small-footprint style of production, Rich …

    Photographer/Filmmaker
  • Daniel Berehulak

    Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in Mexico City, Mexico. A native of Sydney, Australia, Daniel has visited over 60 countries covering …

    Photographer
  • Danielle Da Silva

    Danielle is the Founder and CEO of Photographers Without Borders and is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer/director as well as a conservationist, scholar, activist …

    Photographer
  • David Chancellor

    David Chancellor is a multi-award-winning documentary photographer. His work brings him across the world, from the tribal lands of Kenya to the sombre mountains …

    Photographer
  • Frans Lanting

    Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around …

    Photographer
  • Joel Santos

    Joel Santos was born in 1978, Lisbon, Portugal. He’s former economist which became a journalist, working as a professional travel photographer and videographer. Winner …

    Photographer/Filmmaker
  • Justin Mott

    Justin Mott is a photojournalist, commercial photographer, and TV host based in Vietnam and working globally on personal work and editorial assignments.  He has photographed …

    Photographer/Filmmaker
  • Philip Lee Harvey

    Born in Canterbury, England, multi award-winning photographer, Philip Lee Harvey has travelled the globe in search of his subjects, finding them everywhere from the …

    Photographer
  • Krystle Wright

    Krystle Wright is an adventure photographer, cinematographer, and director from Australia, although she now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to capture and …

    Photographer
  • Veronique de Viguerie

    Veronique de Viguerie, 40, French photographer represented by Reportage by Getty, based in Paris. Having completed a Master’s Degree in Law in France, she …

    Photographer
4 portuguese photographer and filmmakers

Exodus Talents

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

  • José Ramos

    José Ramos is a passionate landscape photographer from Portugal, currently located in Lisbon. During his career, he has had the pleasure of being published …

    Photographer
  • Ricardo Guerreiro

    Ricardo Guerreiro was born in Funchal in 1977 and currently lives in Almada. Since young age that his interests like nature have made and …

    Photographer/Filmmaker
  • Rúben Vicente

    Rúben Vicente is a freelance photographer from Lisbon, Portugal, with a keen interest in storytelling. As a curious person, for Rúben it’s all about …

    Photographer
Learn With The Best

Masterclasses Schedule

Very soon, there will be available four masterclasses, two in the morning of Saturday and two in the morning of Sunday. Each masterclass has a duration of approximately 3 hours of intensive learning.

If you’re interested in attending two masterclasses, make sure that they don’t overlap during the ticket selection. Choose one on Saturday and another on Sunday.

Multiple pricing options

Buy Your Tickets Today

There is a limited number of places for both the Speaking Sessions and the Masterclasses. Once full, there is no way in. That means missing all the rest… Travel Talks, Debates, Photo Exhibitions, Late Night Sessions, and all the precious networking.

So, why wait? Buy it now and spread the word among all the people you would love to have next to you.

The fantastic ambassadors of National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2019

Exodus Ambassadors

We count on the precious help of these people from the world of travel and photography, to bring National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest values ​​up to more people.

  • Carla Mota

    Carla Mota has a PhD in Geography from the University of Coimbra. She teaches Geography in Guimarães, researches glaciers and climate change in the …

    Blogger
  • Filipe Morato Gomes

    Filipe Morato Gomes travels for passion and profession. In the role of a travel blogger, he travels the world in search of stories and …

    Blogger
  • Isabel Saldanha

    I’m a photographer and writer. Mother of two #Daughters. In love with storytelling and wine. A veteran in black pig and metaphors, addicted to …

    Photographer
  • João Cajuda

    My name is João Cajuda, I am a travel blogger and videographer from Portugal. I combine my professional experience in TV/Cinema in Portugal, New …

    Blogger
  • Matthieu Paley

    Matthieu Paley Photography is a French-born photographer but has left France a long time ago. He is a contributor to National Geographic and a …

    Photographer
The people behind the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2018

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.

  • Anabela Gonçalves

    She has been an animator on the M80 radio station since the first day of Radio. It began in 2001 at 90Fm and went …

    Journalist / Speaker / Communication Manager
  • 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 network management and digital marketing, and event production. She also coordinates the operationalisation of …

    Social Media Manager
  • Pedro Cerqueira

    Pedro Cerqueira is a photographer, designer, and entrepreneur. He was born in Porto, where he got his degree in photography. He fell in love …

    Photographer / Designer / Entrepreneur
National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2018

Sponsors and Supporters

Main Sponsor

Airline Partner

Sponsors

Institutional Partners

Partners

Audience Testimonials

There is no one better to say how good the National Geographic 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. The Masterclass ticket only gives access to the respective masterclass. You can see the exhibition and also the brands stands, but you don’t have access to the Grand Auditorium.

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
  • 2€ promotion on Porto urban trains, for return tickets – Christmas campaign, available during the whole month of December, weekends and holidays.

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)

Nov 30th & Dec 1st of 2019

National Geographic
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!

Address

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

Phone

+351 915 796 086

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