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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to highlight and recognize the value of Portuguese photographers and videographers whose works reflect the vectors of Exodus Aveiro Fest.
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
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.
Can’t make both days of the event?
No problem! We’ve got a solution for you.
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 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.
These are the people who make it happen throughout the year together with the organisation!
There is no one better to say how good the Exodus Aveiro Fest is, as those who have experienced it.
The Speaking Sessions ticket.
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.
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:
If you’re coming by train, there are several standard discounts.
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)
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!