Wednesday Keynote Luncheon
Please find below the lineup of Keynote speakers for our 2017 program. You do not need to be registered for the Convention to attend the luncheons; these are open to all individuals.
Keynote Tickets are only $50 per lunch with a reduced rate for this student lunch at $25 per ticket.
Wednesday, May 17, 201711:30am – 1:00pm, Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11:30am – 1:00pm
Chasing Adventure; Circumnavigating Africa Overland
Thomas Feuchtwanger and his wife Janet set off alone in 2005 in a Land Cruiser to drive 85,000 kilometers around the continent of Africa. What they witnessed, who they met and what they discovered on this incredible journey both shocked and awed them. For over 500 days, venturing off the beaten track, they travelled through the world’s second largest rainforest, crossed the Sahara, explored the African Rift Valley and witnessed savannas bursting with wildlife. They hiked the Virunga Volcanic Mountains in search of gorillas, camped alongside exploding lakes and experienced many diverse cultures, languages, customs and beliefs. They were welcomed into strangers homes and lives with unconditional generosity that they had never experienced before. There were exciting adventures, heart wrenching experiences and fascinating discoveries. This journey taught them to overcome their fears, to question their stereotypes and to work effectively as a team. It affected them deeply and changed them forever.
The presentation will give you new insights into the world’s second largest continent which has 54 countries, over a billion inhabitants, more than 2000 spoken languages, and a tumultuous history. You will be inspired to go and see it with your own eyes. Tom will also briefly describe the recent East African hydrocarbon discoveries and will share some of the current challenges associated with developing them.
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