“The idea is a simple one. That people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things too. So each year, the Do Lectures invite 20 Doers to tell us their story in the hope it will spark some positive change. Their stories are important. They have a power to change things. Knowing how they did it helps us to connect the dots about how we can do it too. These talks will be given away free online. Our aim is to get 1 million people to see them in the coming year. That’s pretty good coming from a tent that holds 85.” – David Hieatt, Co-founder of The Do Lectures.
A great set of talks needs a great location. Fforest farm is your magical home for the four days. It is located between the spectacular Teifi Gorge and Teifi Marshes. No trouser press. No mini-bar. No TV.
No internet. No room service. No dimmer switch for the stars. No wake-up call, unless you count the dawn chorus. Just a welcome return to simple stuff. Eating fish caught that day. Sleeping under canvas. Feeling the cold. Listening to the rain fall. It’s not a hotel. But it’s the best hotel he has ever stayed at, says David.
The Do lectures are a set of talks that has sustainabilty at its heart. But at the same time it has to pay its way in the world. Mainly this is done by selling tickets. Each ticket that is sold pays for around 16,000 people to see the talks for free. At the same time, they also rely on donations from individuals and companies. And lastly there are t-shirts designed and sold that give The Do lectures a design fee.
A ticket pays for your food and drink, your accommodation, your workshops, your canoe rides, and the music at night. Oh, and 20 amazing talks too.
And when you pay for a ticket, you are also paying for the rest of the world to see them for free.
If it is half as good as last year’s, it will be a very special weekend. One that will stay with you for a long time.
There are only 60 tickets for sale.
£1K for individuals
£2K for companies (ltd to 2 per company)
The Do list:
1. Their aim is to get 1 million people to see these talks free online.
2. Organise The Do Lectures around the world.
3. Create a set of practical Do books.
4. Create a section on the website where you can upload Do shorts. A series of 23 second films that are both practical and inspirational.
5. Over the next decade build a world class resource for Doers.