11 - 13 MAY 2018

Attendance at the Conservation Lab un-conference is strictly by-invitation-only, but we welcome applications from innovative thinkers and doers across a wide range of conservation fields and interests.

Remember: the event is all inclusive and all participants will be accommodated together at Spier Hotel & Wine Farm, to enjoy a highly inspiring and comfortable stay, including:-


- 2 nights' accommodation

- 2 networking breakfasts

- 2 interactive dinners

- 1 networking lunch

- Full 'un-conference' programme

- Feature in the Conservation Lab yearbook


Venue: Spier, Stellenbosch, R310, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Hotel Check In: 2pm, Friday, 11 May 2018

Check Out: 11am, Sunday, 13 May 2018

Event Website:


Please spend a few moments letting us know more about yourself, your organization and why you would like to secure a place and become an active participant at the Conservation Lab 2018.


Please carefully read through the below guidelines for participation and tick the boxes applicable to you.

By participating at the Conservation Lab 2018 you take responsibility to respectfully contribute in discussions, challenge the status quo and make your voice heard. Are you ready for all the action?*
The un-conference format is all about collaboration and the events that take place are geared at fostering meaningful connections, as well as maximising creativity and innovation. Are you ready to collaborate for conservation? *
Throughout the weekend you'll likely experience moments of enlightenment and will probably leave the Lab with new ideas and collaborations to help generate significant change for conservation. Are you prepared for such things?*



Please tick the box that applies to you*
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Job Title* Department*
Work Phone (please include dialling code)* Cell Phone (please include dialling code)*
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In 140 characters please provide a snapshot description of who you are and what you do. Please note information exceeding the character limit will not be considered. (Description Example: "Elephant tracking specialist. Amateur photographer. I'm obsessed with integrating ideas, people and technology" )*

What category best describes your organisation's focus?

Choose all that apply:*

What category best describes your primary role?

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How could you significantly contribute if you were to participate in the Conservation Lab? Please provide any initiatives you are currently involved in.*
Which individuals do you believe are the current leaders and innovators in conservation?*
Are there any community leaders or grassroots conservationists you would like to see at the Conservation Lab?*
If you were to do a four-minute spark talk on the main stage what would your topic be?*
If you were to lead an hour discuss session what would your topic be and what conservation challenges would you like the collective power at the Conservation Lab to solve?*
To keep participants energised throughout the weekend, the Lab hosts a number of invigorating Morning Activities (think sunrise trail runs, cycling and yoga). Please state whether you would be interested in participating in a Morning Activity.*
Please upload a high res image of yourself (minimum 1MB).*
Please tick the box below to confirm that Beyond Luxury Media Ltd have permission to use any content from the SPARK and TEAMWORK presentations shared at the Conservation Lab as part of its marketing material*


The Conservation Lab is not a commercial event and any potential profits are immediately put towards hosting participants that cannot afford to participate in the event. Therefore, depending on your level of contribution, your participation will offset the costs for at least one other incredible delegate who we feel will truly enrich the gathering. Please kindly indicate which participant type and level of contribution you would like to apply for (all prices are in GBP)

Choose One*

To discuss the various participation and contribution options please call Paul Nel on +27 21 671 6971 or email


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Please tick the box below to confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the event.

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Please enter today's date as confirmation of your completed application*