2019 Edition

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest is an International Travel and Adventure Photography and Filmmaking Festival with an ambitious mission – to gather the best from these professions to share their work, talk about their lives, and inspire.

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest is a unique opportunity to open our souls to the magic of discovery and exploration, and our hearts to the new cultures and environments.

This way, we will be closing the gap of the relation between Nature and Men.

This festival inspires people to go, to wander, to dream and to be free. Free of doubt, free of fear, free of prejudice, free of cultural and ethnic barriers. It’s a hymn to humanity and a homage to our planet. It’s a place where we make the world accessible to all, by sharing the best photography and video works on the subject.

Our speakers are world-renowned photographers and filmmakers who work regularly with National Geographic, Time Magazine, Esquire, Red Bull, DJI, and many others.

At National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest you will find presentations of works, portfolios and personal stories given by highly talented and influential photographers and videographers; invaluable masterclasses for those seeking the opportunity to evolve and perfect their own craft of visual creation; and photo shows and galleries with heart-stopping images which will inspire the audience to discover what lies beyond.

The word “exodus” can be defined as people on the move. Join us in the Exodus and be part of this global movement of creativity.

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

Why Travel?

Travelling is getting away with an open spirit knowing you will face the unknown. But travelling is also opening the eyes to the world and realising what lies beyond the surface. It’s admiring the beauty but, at the same time, feeling the sadness that oftentimes hides behind it.

The contagious beauty we see in so many places contrasts deeply with the humanised destruction that little by little end up consuming it. If travel is discovery and part of our exploration reveals the sadness of a different reality, is our “journey” really over?

We don’t think so, and because of that Exodus is channelling part its profits to finance the creation of an annual project (Exodus Causes) dedicated to the aid, support, assertive action and awareness of humanitarian, environmental and social problems.

If we can inspire others to travel, we can also inspire them to participate actively in the eradication of forgetfulness. The journey will be over when the message is not only ours but spread far away so it never gets lost.

In 2017, Bioliving, an environmental non-profit organization that works on the reforestation, received one part of the profit of last year’s edition.

No one can remain indifferent to the tragic summer we had in 2017 in terms of fires and their trace of destruction.

Exodus Causes 2018 will be for International Amnesty, an organization that works on protecting Human Rights and social injustice. 

logotipo BioLIVING

Ninguém consegue ficar indiferente a este verão trágico, em matéria de incêndios e do seu rasto de destruição. Como tal, na existência de lucros nesta primeira edição, os mesmos serão canalizados para a Associação BioLiving, uma associação sem fins lucrativos de defesa do ambiente, para os seus projetos dedicados à reflorestação.

Este é o manifesto da Associação BioLiving:

“Um dia, ousámos sonhar.

Quisemos criar um projeto que integrasse as pessoas, os animais e as plantas numa só linguagem, num só objetivo comum. Arregaçámos mangas e prometemos levar a educação e a natureza a todos.

E hoje, mais do que nunca, o sonho utópico é necessário. Da ciência fizemos ferramenta, da vontade de ver um mundo melhor fizemos causa.

Em menos de um ano plantámos 5500 árvores, restaurámos 10 hectares de habitat degradado, mobilizámos 1500 voluntários, dinamizámos mais de 70 ações educativas ou de conservação da natureza, rumo a um mundo onde ninguém se sinta excluído. Onde ninguém tenha vergonha de amar a natureza.

BioLiving – Trabalhamos por tornar o sonho real.”

Tudo isto quer dizer que ao comprares o teu bilhete estarás a contribuir para uma boa causa.

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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

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.

Aveiro City

Hugging the edge of the Ria, a shallow coastal lagoon rich in birdlife, Aveiro is a prosperous town with a youthful, energetic buzz. It’s occasionally dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its high-prowed boats, humpbacked bridges and a small network of picturesque canals. It’s a lovely little place best explored on foot or aboard a moliceiro – the traditional seaweed-harvesting boat now converted to tourist use.

Aveiro is known for its production of salt and for its seaweed harvest. The region is also famous for the preponderance of ceramics industries and commerce, resulting in a long productive tradition since the late Roman, early Medieval period.

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

Aveiro City

Hugging the edge of the Ria, a shallow coastal lagoon rich in birdlife, Aveiro is a prosperous town with a youthful, energetic buzz. It’s occasionally dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its high-prowed boats, humpbacked bridges and a small network of picturesque canals. It’s a lovely little place best explored on foot or aboard a moliceiro – the traditional seaweed-harvesting boat now converted to tourist use.

Aveiro is known for its production of salt and for its seaweed harvest. The region is also famous for the preponderance of ceramics industries and commerce, resulting in a long productive tradition since the late Roman, 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.

Register Now

The race for tickets begins with the early-bird price. Once we reach 700, there is no way in.

Why wait? What else would you plan on a cold 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.

Two Wonderful Days

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2019 Schedule

Coming Soon

Saturday
December 1st
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
Traveling with kids, new approaches on children education
Education is something that is important to us and also links us to National Geographic. We believe that education through experience is much more enriching and constructive of a better, more tolerant and more positive world. To convey this belief we will have a space dedicated to education through new experiences, with two special guests, Mike and Lilliana Libecki.
11:30 - 13:00
NomadLounge
Exodus Talents by Lexus
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.

Exodus Talents has Lexus support.

10:00 - 13:00
Masterclasses
Keith Ladzinski and Timothy Allen
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 Benjamin Von Wong, Jennifer Adler, Rob Whitworth, Matthieu Paley and Keith Ladzinski
30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + breaks
22:00 – 23:45
NomadLounge
NomadTalks
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
Exodus Late Night Sessions
Music concerts with local bands to animate the night with music, party and fun.
Sunday
December 2nd
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.
10:00 - 13:00
Masterclasses
Céline Cousteau, Jennifer Adler and William Albert Allard
12:00 - 13:00
NomadLounge
Debate IPCI
IPCI – Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem’s mission is to train new agents in the cultural and creative areas, including photography and video. For that reason, we’ll have time at National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest to talk about creative areas where every participant is invited to join by sharing opinions and experiences.
14:30 – 19:15
Grand Auditorium
5 Speaking Sessions
Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Sunday, with William Albert Allard, Céline Cousteau, Eduardo Leal, Jody MacDonald and Timothy Allen
30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + breaks
19:15 – 19:45
The End
The closing speech by a distinct personality of the world of travel and nature conservancy, this year will be done by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
 
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
  • Daniel Landa

    Daniel Landa was born in Palencia (Spain) on January 25, 1974. In 1999 he undertook a terrestrial journey from his hometown in Spain to …

    Film Director
  • 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 (born 1978) is an American photographer and TV personality based in Vietnam. He is the resident professional photographer on Photo Face-Off – …

    Photographer/Filmmaker
  • 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
  • Violeta Santos Moura

    Violeta Santos Moura is a photojournalist and journalist from Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, born in the glorious ’80s. While working as a wire …

    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.

A three-hour masterclass of photography and videography!

How to be a modern photographer?
What to do when you are booked to do photography and video?

Shooting People

Timothy Allen wants this Masterclass to be divided into two parts. A first one about the theory of capturing people, where Timothy addresses issues such as which material to use, which is the best light, and what are the best stories to grab the audience.

The second part is in a practical context, simulating a situation of low light for the students to photograph a subject and then edit.

Céline will use her experience in filming and producing documentaries to guide this Masterclass. How to build a film/documentary that grips the audience or how to make decisions, are some of the issues that will be discussed.

In this Masterclass, Jennifer Adler will talk about how we can use photography in nature conservation, but focusing on underwater photography. There is also time to acquire knowledge about the subject of 360º underwater photography.

Looking For The Light

This Masterclass will be about the light. William Albert Allard intends to instruct the assistance on the various light conditions. How to use “bad” light to make good images and also how to use “good” light to produce great ones.

It is intended that this masterclass will have a theory component, but also a practical one too.

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 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 Tourism Technician, but more recently has dedicated her time to the management of social networks.

    Isabel Gonçalves
    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 …

    Fotógrafo / Designer / Empreendedor
National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2018

Sponsors and Supporters

Main Sponsor

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Institutional Partners

Media Partners

Partners

Testimonials

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)

Discounts for the festival participants:

  • Special ticket 2€, round trip, valid for trips on the trains “Urbanos do Porto”, from any station and destination to Aveiro (lines from Braga, Marco de Canaveses, Guimarães and Aveiro) – see Map – on sale from 26 / November at the ticket offices, vending machines and on board, if the first two means are not available;
  • 30% discount on IC, IR and Regional trains are on sale 60 days in advance.

At the time of purchase, you will have to present a proving doc (request by email to the organization), your ID card and the ticket for the festival.

 

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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