Do Side Project. One-day event. London.
Mar
3
9:30 am09:30

Do Side Project. One-day event. London.

THIS IS MILLS FROM USTWO TALKING AT DO STRESS. MONUMENT VALLEY STARTED AS A SIDE PROJECT WITHIN USTWO.

THIS IS MILLS FROM USTWO TALKING AT DO STRESS. MONUMENT VALLEY STARTED AS A SIDE PROJECT WITHIN USTWO.

Everyone has a side project. We do them in our spare time. We do them for fun. We do them even when we are tired. We mostly do them without getting payed. And yet, we still do them.
 
Our refusal to give up on our side projects tells us something important: This is what we love doing.
 
And there comes a point in every side project where it has to decide. Does it stay a side project forever. Or does it take the leap? And become my main main thing.

The aim of the day is to give you the tools, the confidence, the lessons learnt from others, to help you successfully launch your side project. That thing you have been working on, that you won’t give up on, that thing that is important to you, that thing that makes you feel alive. 

We want to give you the best chance of making your side project a successful main thing. That is the whole reason to do this one-day event. To help you get your side project successfully launched

How the day looks:

March 3rd. 9.30am-5.30pm.
10 speakers.
2 workshops.
100 attendees.
Ticket price: £395.

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Pioneering approach.

Each speaker will speak without slides or Power point presentation for 10 minutes. Each speaker will have 20 minutes to answer questions.
This will be filmed on Facebook Live, so it will go out live around the world. That allows us to take questions from around the world.
Each talk will receive likes feedback in real time at the event. 
At the end of the Do Ideas Day, we will provide a venue to allow networking to allow people to exchange ideas.

PRE-ORDER TODAY. THIS IS THE 144-PAGE REPORT THAT WILL BE LAUNCHED AT DO SIDE PROJECT. MARCH 03. LONDON. (PHOTO CREDIT: EZRA JEFFREY. IMAGE SOURCED FROM UNSPLASH.

PRE-ORDER TODAY. THIS IS THE 144-PAGE REPORT THAT WILL BE LAUNCHED AT DO SIDE PROJECT. MARCH 03. LONDON. (PHOTO CREDIT: EZRA JEFFREY. IMAGE SOURCED FROM UNSPLASH.

DO Wales 2017 - Register here
Jul
6
Jul 9

DO Wales 2017 - Register here

  • The DO Farm

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Do Wales 2016 tickets sold out in a day. Register your interest to be notified of when Do Wales 2017 tickets go on sale. 

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The DO Farm, Cardigan, West Wales
80 attendees, 24 Speakers
Camping Accommodation
Fresh, local food
Live music
Workshops

Tickets cost £1250 (excluding VAT).

Once a year, we gather speakers and attendees on the edge of West Wales to create a village of ideas. The broadband is switched off. And people talk about the ideas they have just listened to. It is place for optimism, wonder, and inspiration to bubble up.

It is a small event. Just 80 attendees and 24 speakers. But it is the intimate nature of it that gives its magic.

Chickens run around. People swim in rivers. Music plays long into the night. Great local food. Coffee made by the top baristas. Teas like you have never tasted before. And local beers brewed just down the road.

People leave us 3 days later. Things are different for them after that.

We are not a conference. We are not a festival. There are no badges. The venue takes place on an old farm. In fact after 8 years of doing it, we still have no idea how to describe the event. But, we do know this, that people who attend tell us that it's the best things they have ever been to.

Voted in the top ten ideas festivals by the Guardian.**Like we said, not sure we are a festival. But we're all about ideas.


DO Wales is hosted on an old farm in Cardigan that has been part of the town’s heritage for centuries. The locals can recite the line of ownership from its beginnings to the time DO co-founders The Hieatts made the farm their home.

It’s been a long time since the barns have seen any livestock, since the farm actually worked as a farm. We don’t know a whole lot about rearing animals - hey, it’s a tricky business - but we do know a thing or two about rearing great ideas. So we turned it into The Ideas Farm, where we feed dreams, not cows. 

Perched atop a hill that offers near three-hundred-and-sixty degree views over Cardigan Bay and the lustrous undulating landscape of West Wales, outbuildings that have sat empty for years are being given a purpose again. The Chicken Shed is DO HQ, The Cow Barn is our Lecture Hall and where industrious machinery once churned is a place for attendees and speakers to sit side by side over five star food and share their DO experience. 

The Farm is the perfect setting to inspire your ideas, to nurture them and give you all the tools you need to go out there and make that idea happen.

Do USA 2017
Jul
27
Jul 30

Do USA 2017

  • Campovida


Campovida, Hopland,
California
We'll be romancing an intimate 100 of speakers and attendees.
Fresh, local food
Live music
Workshops

Tickets cost $1800 regular registration, early bird: $1500

Once a year we gather a small number of outstanding human beings to share their story with you in a barn, in a rustic farming community 90 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our hope is that the stories and conversations allow you to observe and reflect in a way that invites new possibility.

Doing starts with being. We firmly believe this. We also believe that trust breeds magic and curiosity trumps judgement. DO USA is about embracing uncertainty, quieting your cleverness, supporting vulnerability and living empathy.

You'll laugh hard and you'll probably shed a tear. You'll hug, you'll dance, you'll gaze at the stars and promise yourself you’ll do this more often.

You'll dream big, you'll walk barefoot in the grass. You'll breath deeply and you'll sit still and wonder. You'll need to zip your sleeping bag all the way to the top and you'll need coffee, because there are moments you don't want to miss...they could change your life forever.

It's a small event, we'll be romancing 100 amazing individuals. There are no name tags, everyone is equal. You'll eat and drink fresh local organic food and wine grown on site, your senses won't know what hit them.


Nestled in an idyllic town of 800 folks is the original and only home of DO Lectures USA, a beautiful genius of a place called Campovida, “Field of Life”. This fifty acre organic vineyard and farm, cultivating stunning wines and abundant conversations, was originally home to the Pomo Valley tribe. 

Like all DO locations, Campovida is neither nearby nor too far away. Based roughly ninety minutes north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in the town of Hopland, Campovida sits near the Upper Russian River and is framed by the bucolic golden hills of California. Five hundred year old oaks line the landscape along with award winning vineyard rows.

The talks take place in an epic old hop barn that, yes, used to grow hops for beer making. It’s an intimate setting, a place to share and listen and be enraptured by another life.   

We do not believe in creating magic at DO, but we do believe we can create the conditions for magic to happen. One of those conditions is place. We welcome you to join us out in our field beyond wrong-doing and right-doing called Campovida.

Learn more about Campovida


The Do Market
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

The Do Market

  • E5 Bakehouse, London Fields London

Introducing the Do Market – a pop-up event taking place at E5 Bakehouse, London Fields – bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting, up-and-coming brands ahead of Christmas. Perfect for alternative gifts and inspiration for the year ahead. 

The Do Market aims to offer an alternative Christmas shopping experience. Under the lights of a Christmas tree, with live music and mulled wine, experience unique products in the intimate setting of E5 Bakehouse, London Fields. 

After a successful first year the Do Market is back, bringing to London a curated collection of brands and their founders from around the UK. Many originally met at the Do Lectures where they shared their story, ran a workshop, or simply came along to listen. Then dared to dream. 

The Do Lectures takes place once a year over 3 days on a farm here in west Wales. The movers and shakers, the disrupters and the change-makers – they are brought together to share their stories to inspire others. The idea is a simple one. That people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things too.  

Year in, year out, people arrive with their tents and their dreams and leave three days later with a shift so profound it’s been said that Do changed their lives. 

Showcasing the products these innovators have willed into existence, at the Do Market you’ll meet the founders – driven by passion and purpose – the Davids taking on the Goliaths. These brands are writing their own story and they are making things we fall in love with. 

They are changing the world.

 

Do Stress
Oct
14
9:30 am09:30

Do Stress

  • Cecil Sharp House

This is the first in a pioneering series of One-Day events from the iconic Do Lectures. The first Ideas Day’ takes a look at Stress.

As business owners, as startup entrepreneurs, as CEO’s of well-known companies, how do we look after our people. It’s an important question.
 
What companies are leading the way? And why? Why are smart companies building human cultures, not corporate ones. Why does purpose matter more than ever? Why do some sports people choke at crucial times, and others fly? Can mindfulness and yoga be good for business? Does a company culture just happen or is it planned? Do longer hours actually give better results? How can happiness make us more innovative? Why is not thinking about the business so important for the business?
 
The purpose of the day is to help us as business owners, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, HR directors, to understand stress better. So we can shape our companies to look after our people better. A company that creates a culture that does that will do better in the long-term. Simple, really.

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Pioneering approach.
 
Each speaker will speak without slides or Power point presentation for 10 minutes. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to answer questions.
 
As this will be one of the first events in the world filmed on Periscope and Facebook Live, it will go out live around the world. That allows us to take questions from around the world. Stress is a global issue, and questions from all over the globe help us all to think differently about it.

Each talk will receive likes feedback in real time at the event. 
  

At the end of the Do Ideas Day, we will provide a venue to allow networking to allow people to exchange ideas.
 

How the day looks.
 
1-day event.
 
9:30am -5.30pm.
 
Theme: Stress.
 
10 speakers.
 
1 breakout workshops to help networking. And leg circulation.

Lunch included.

Cost: £450 per attendee.

Location: Central London.
 
Date: October 14th

 

Confirmed Speakers:

 

James Kerr, Author Legacy.

‘Mindset, what business can learn about dealing with pressure from sport.'

James is the author of Legacy. A book that looked at why the New Zealand rugby team were able to win more than any other, even though they didn't have either the biggest resources or playing pool.  It revealed the importance of removing the ego and replacing it with the ethos that better people make better all blacks. It was one of our favourite and most insightful books of last year.

Michael Townsend Williams, Breathesync.

How to Breathe yourself better?

Michael Townsend Williams is a coach to the top C.E.O's. He is the co-founder of the innovative Breathesync the wellbeing app that brings your breathing into sync with your heart to reduce stress and improve focus. He is the author of the Do Breathe book that has been sold all over the world. He is an inspiring advocate that every company should have a C.W.O.: A Chief Wellbeing Officer. We have people who look at just the numbers, why not after people.

Louisa Thomsen Brits - Author, writer, human.

'What can we learn from Hygge - The Danish Art of Living well.'

Louisa is an accomplished writer and has just released her book: Hygge. In it, Louisa discovers that this Danish custom is indeed an everyday life philosophy for better living. And this is something we can all learn from. Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. It can be as simple as making time to make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with Hygge. Is it any wonder Denmark repeatedly appear on the happiest country list?

Jim Taylour
, Head of Design and Wellbeing, Orangebox.

How Psycho Ergonomics de-stresses our workspaces?

The workplace is changing.  We want to work where we can be productive and relaxed.  That may mean working at home more. That may mean deep work zones far away from the open plan offices.  Even changing something as simple as how we sit at a desk. Orangebox is one of the world's leaders in office work environments and not only has to imagine the future of work. But it also has to be able to manufacture it. They believe in the power of design to de-stress the workplace.

Matt Miller, John Sinclair, Co-founders of Ustwo.


'How to create a culture that encourages everyone to do the best work of their lives.'

How do you create a culture that allows people to feel safe enough to do their best work? Matt and John have created such a culture amongst their 250 employees across 4 studios in 4 different countries.  And along the way created an unusual business model that believes in the importance of experiments. Monument Valley won Apple's App of the year, downloaded over 23 million times. So if part of your culture is to allow for experiments, for risk taking to happen, how do you protect your people's time when they get busy.

David Hieatt, Co-founder of Hiut Denim Co and Co-founder of the Do Lectures.

How purpose makes you tough, more creative and less stressed.

Cardigan town used have Britain's biggest jeans factory. It used to make 35,000 pairs of jeans a week, every week for nearly 40 years. Then in 2001 that factory closed. David and Clare Hieatt started Hiut Denim Co with the purpose to get 400 people their jobs back. There are now 16 people making jeans in Cardigan. That leaves 384 more jobs to create. So why does purpose make you stronger, more creative and less stressed?
 

Neil Denny, Divorce lawyer at Diane Genders Solicitors. 

Transforming conflict from stress into growth’.

Neil has practiced family law since 1998. As a qualified mediator and collaborative practitioner, he is a distinguished author, writing four books on dealing with conflict including ‘Creating Meaning out of Conflict’ and ‘Conversational Riffs’. He regularly delivers talks and workshops across the UK to a range of audiences from lawyers to schools and businesses. We’re very excited to hear his talk about transforming conflict from stress into growth. 

Alice Mackintosh, Nutritionist. 

'Promoting Productivity: what to eat to stay alert, focused and energized at work’.

Having spent the last 5 and a half years as a Nutritional Consultant, four of which were spent at the Food Doctor Clinic on Harley Street, Alice knows a thing or two about food. By way of a pioneering approach to nutrition, she has helped her clients implement a healthy attitude towards food and lifestyle which has, in turn, worked to support both the body and mind.

 In-between all of this, she has also managed to co-found Equi London – a supplier of vitamin supplements aimed towards those who feel they have lost their spark due to the stresses of every-day life. At Do Stress, Alice will be sharing her knowledge on what we should be eating to keep us working at our best.

Allison Barr, New Market Trainer, Lululemon.

'How can empowering people remove stress?' 

Lululemon is best known for its high quality and innovative yoga and running gear. But the culture it creates for its people makes it a very interesting company. And yes, when your reason to exist as a business is to help your customers to be healthier and happier, that helps attract great people. But, Lululemon are intent on creating a culture for their people to grow and learn. A big part of that is empowering them with control. For example, each shop manager makes the decisions for their own shop, and runs it in the way they think is best.

Samantha Clarke, Happiness consultant & Changemaker.

‘How to create more happiness at work’.

Samantha Clarke lives by a Happiness @ Work ethos. As a self-confessed Happiness Consultant and Changemaker, her clients include Barclays, American Express, Pizza Hut and Harrods. The founder of Samantha &, a company which provides advice and coaching to anyone who manages people, Samantha aims to craft company cultures which not only create happy employees & teams but which attracts and keeps them too. Something the smart companies have already figured out.

 

Live Video Q&A Session.

Jason Fried, CEO and co-founder of Basecamp.

Jason Fried is a CEO and founder. He’s also an author. He’s also a speaker. Jason is a lot of things. His co-written book, Rework (2010), was a New York Times Bestseller. His Ted Talk has been viewed over 4.5 million times. You could say he’s pretty successful. But what’s most inspiring is the way he runs his company.

Basecamp implements a system called ‘Work Can Wait’. The idea? Individuals can program their own work notifications so that nothing follows them home. No 9pm emails, or Sunday afternoon crisis calls. Zilch. Between May 1st and August 31st, employees at Basecamp work 4-day Summer Work Weeks, meaning they only work 8hr days, Monday to Thursday. Every three years, employees are eligible to take a month-long sabbatical. And every employee can spend up to $100 dollars a month on massages. All of this constitutes a pretty great company culture. The best part? He’ll be a holding a live, video Q&A session just for us at Do Stress. Exciting Stuff. 

 

Only 100 tickets available. To secure your place, purchase your ticket today.

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Teen Do 2016
Aug
12
Aug 14

Teen Do 2016

  • The Do Farm
"At last year’s Do Lectures, we got on stage to announce that Teen Do would be happening in August 2016. Now all we have to do is find sponsors, find speakers, find caterers, find musicians, find tents, fetch, carry, sweep, clean and do lots of washing up." - Stella & Tessa Hieatt

"At last year’s Do Lectures, we got on stage to announce that Teen Do would be happening in August 2016. Now all we have to do is find sponsors, find speakers, find caterers, find musicians, find tents, fetch, carry, sweep, clean and do lots of washing up."

- Stella & Tessa Hieatt


August 12-14th 2016. The Do Farm, West Wales.

60 teens. 12 speakers. 
Inspiring discussions. 
Hands-on workshops. 
Fresh, local food. 
Live music. 

Where do Ideas go to school? Where does 'How Might We' go to school? Where does curiosity go to school? Where do creative teens go to learn about ideas and creativity, apart from their bedrooms.

Teen Do is 2 day summer camp for creativity. To learn from speakers, to learn from workshops, and to learn from each other.

Today's teenagers are the digital pioneers. We are the first generation to grow up in this new social media world. And, we can make change happen real fast, if we learn how to share our ideas, prototype them, and make them happen.

Teen Do’s purpose is to provide an environment where curiosity, creativity, and confidence can thrive. So we can figure things out for ourselves. No other generation has grown up with such amazing tools that allow us to express ourselves and create.

We’ll hear stories from inspiring speakers. We will make films together and create our own bands. We will listen to each other. We will bake bread and eat tasty food. Ultimately, it’ll be a fun and inspiring experience.

By working together, we will leave with a better understanding of who we want be and what we want to do about it.

What we want to learn (the things they don’t teach us at school): 

- How to listen to your instinct
- How to build your idea into a real thing
- How to laugh at failure
- How to look after yourself
- How to find your purpose
- How to ‘be’ as well as ‘do’
- How to embrace the outdoors
- How to survive the internet
- How to make your ideas happen


60 tickets. 
Tickets cost £500 but we are doing things a bit differently. £250 will be paid by parents at the time your application is accepted and, here’s the fun bit, the remaining £250 will need to be raised by you over the following few months.

As part of your application, you’ll need to tell us how you plan to raise the money. Because we believe that magical experiences only hold the potential for change if you really want them to.

And just like for Do, the talks will be available online for the whole world to watch for free.

Interested? 
For the opportunity of a place at Teen Do 2016, just download, complete and return the application form:

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Any questions (no matter how big or small), we’d love to talk it through. Email teendo@thedolectures.co.uk.

 

DO Costa Rica 2015
Jul
9
Jul 12

DO Costa Rica 2015

  • Puerta A La Vida

Puerta la Vida
Miramar // Costa Rica
100 Attendees 
15 Speakers
Workshops
Farm to Table Organic Cuisine
Live Music & Performance
Glamping

Ticket cost $1,500

Over the last 7 years, a small number of outstanding individuals have been gathering once a year to share their stories. Around the warm fire in a rustic farm in Wales, amidst vineyards in the bucolic golden fields of California, or deep inside the Australia’s great alpine region. These conversations, this world-renewed conference concept has proved to be life-changing, lighting up people’s imagination, allowing them to realise their full potential. Inviting them to observe new ways filled with possibilities. Now, it is time for Costa Rica and the Latin America region to dig up their potential, and we want you to help us continue writing this story.

Doing starts with Being, and part of what make it so special is that is so intimate, speakers and attendees sit side by side, no divide. The talks will be some of the most inspirational you will ever hear, but DO Costa Rica is more than a set of talks, it’s a platform to bring ideas and people together. You’ll drink and eat together, you’ll play, you’ll laugh hard, and you’ll probably shed some tears. You’ll dream together, you’ll breath deeply while admiring the sunset, you’ll feel alive listening at the jungle noise, and ultimately you’ll inspire each other to go and do something amazing.

DO Costa Rica will provide a stage for enthusiast of all kind to share their ideas, to challenge convention, to rewrite business models, and to go explore what happening out of your comfort zone. A place where the magic comes from all of it and not just one bit.

It’s a small event; we will be welcoming 100 amazing individuals on our secret spot, where the mountains meet the ocean in the happiest and most bio-diverse country on Earth. A magical setting called Puerta a la Vida. There, our amazing chefs have designed tailored menus for the occasion, filled with the most delicious and traditional organic food from the region. Your sense won’t know what hit them.

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Location // Puerta a la Vida

We do not believe in creating magic at DO, but we do believe we can create the conditions for magic to happen. One of those conditions is the place. We welcome you to join us out in our field beyond wrong-doing and right-doing, where the mountains meet the ocean in the happiest and most bio-diverse country on earth. A magical setting called Puerta la Vida “Door to Life”, an address for dreamers and thinkers, entrepreneurs and innovators, and enthusiasts of all kinds. A place for anyone who is interested in pursuing a life less ordinary.

Like all DO locations, Puerta a la Vida is neither nearby nor far away. Located 2 hours driving from San José, Puerta a la Vida is situated on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast and sits near the quiet seaside town of Miramar.

Learn more about Puerta a la Vida

Mar
19
Mar 22

Do Australia 2015

  • Payne's Hut

Payne's Hut, Fitzgeralds Road, Glen Valley, Victoria
20 talks
Fresh, local food
Live music
Workshops
Camping Accommodation
Exceptional Market Lane coffee
Kooks wine with dinners

Ticket cost:
$2,000 + GST - Individual Ticket
$5,000 + GST - Duo Ticket (2 seats reserved together) - only 1 left

The new tickets are duo tickets (business/life partners, father and daughters, mentor and mentee etc). They're designed to enable you to share the experience with someone close to you.

Duo tickets are slightly more expensive so we can reserve spots together and provide the talks online for free to the world. 

If we are hard to describe, that is not a bad thing. We are breaking new ground. And the box people want to put us in doesn't yet exist. We are a mash-up. We take great talks, super local food, great un-signed bands (not for long), frantic to calm workshops, and bring these things together in one place.

We pick the most eclectic bunch of attendees and speakers we can find and we put them in a beautiful retreat called Payne's Hut that will take you somewhere else altogether. (The best places do that). And then, if that wasn't quite enough, we switch our phones off. Yup, they don't work so well in the mountains. Instead, you begin to talk to people. Ideas need conversation. We believe mashing all this stuff up creates an eco-system for ideas where they have the best chance of being born, shared and acted upon. So what do we do? We start conversations.

Our location's beauty needs to remove you from your day to day. It needs to free your mind from the shackles. Head space comes from physical space. Payne's Hut in North East Victoria will certainly do that. The food, the wine, the beauty, the smell of gum trees that rise into the sky, the surrounding Alpine mountains, the clean air. A unique Australian setting.


Apply to Attend

To be one of the 80 attendees at Payne's Hut next year, you'll need to fill out an application pack. You can download it here, but first please tell us a little about yourself so that we can keep in touch. 

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In a remote part of south east Australia on the upper reaches of the Mitta River, there is a specially designed sanctuary built at the heroic feet of a mountain range. It's called Payne's Hut, built with love and by hand. 

Some say Payne's Hut is a mirage. A place you can't quite believe exists. Maybe it’s the surprise of the lush garden with the feng-shui designed paths, a gem amongst the 3,000 acre farm. Maybe it’s the care of the hosts, Tess and Graham Payne, and their extraordinary food, their wisdom and the stories they have to tell. Maybe it's how the environment warms you and welcomes you in. Or even how you can shake hands with the Southern Cross by night. 

Walk along Fitzgeralds Road, only used by few locals, revel in the tall gumtrees and fresh air and imagine what's possible. Warm your hands by an open fire, eat dinner on the deck, let your phone become a paperweight (there's no phone towers here) and then come on up to the local Hall, a place known for its gift of infectious smiles. 

DO at Payne's Hut is a tribute to Australia, the local area and to the essence of ‘care’.

Learn more about Payne's Hut

Do Wales 2014
Jun
5
Jun 8

Do Wales 2014

  • The DO Farm

The DO Farm, Cardigan, West Wales
No accommodation, but we'll provide a list of suggested places to stay.
40 attendees, 20 Speakers
Fresh, local food
Live music
Workshops

Tickets cost £995 (excluding VAT)

Once a year, we gather speakers and attendees on the edge of West Wales to create a village of ideas. The broadband is switched off. And people talk about the ideas they have just listened to. It is place for optimism, wonder, and inspiration to bubble up.

It is a small event. Just 40 attendees and 20 speakers. But it is the intimate nature of it that gives its magic.

Chickens run around. People swim in rivers. Music plays long into the night. Local food cooked by Scott Davis. Coffee made by the top baristas. Teas like you have never tasted before. And local beers brewed just down the road.

People leave us 3 days later. Things are different for them after that.

We are not a conference. We are not a festival. There are no badges. The venue takes place on an old farm. In fact after 6 years of doing it, we still have no idea how to describe the event. But, we do know this, that people who attend tell us that it's the best things they have ever been to.

Voted in the top ten ideas festivals by the Guardian.**Like we said, not sure we are a festival. But we're all about ideas.

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DO Wales is hosted on an old farm in Cardigan that has been part of the town’s heritage for centuries. The locals can recite the line of ownership from its beginnings to the time DO co-founders The Hieatts made the farm their home.

It’s been a long time since the barns have seen any livestock, since the farm actually worked as a farm. We don’t know a whole lot about rearing animals - hey, it’s a tricky business - but we do know a thing or two about rearing great ideas. So we turned it into The Ideas Farm, where we feed dreams, not cows. 

Perched atop a hill that offers near three-hundred-and-sixty degree views over Cardigan Bay and the lustrous undulating landscape of West Wales, outbuildings that have sat empty for years are being given a purpose again. The Chicken Shed is DO HQ, The Cow Barn will be our new Lecture Hall and where industrious machinery once churned will be a place for attendees and speakers to sit side by side over five star food and share their DO experience. 

The Farm is the perfect setting to inspire your ideas, to nurture them and give you all the tools you need to go out there and make that idea happen.

Apr
24
Apr 27

Do Australia 2014

  • Payne's Hut

Payne's Hut, Fitzgeralds Road, Shannonvale, Victoria
70 attendees
20 Speakers
Fresh, local food
Live music
Workshops

Tickets cost $3000 (plus GST)

If we are hard to describe, that is not a bad thing. We are breaking new ground. And the box people want to put us in doesn't yet exist. We are a mash-up. We take great talks, super local food, great un-signed bands (not for long), frantic to calm workshops, and bring these things together in one place.

We pick the most eclectic bunch of attendees and speakers we can find and we put them in a beautiful retreat called Payne's Hut that will take you somewhere else altogether. (The best places do that). And then, if that wasn't quite enough, we switch the internet off. So you begin to talk to people. Ideas need conversation. We believe mashing all this stuff up creates an eco-system for ideas where they have the best chance of being born, shared and acted upon. So what do we do? We start conversations.

It may be our first event, but we have learned the importance of place to The Do lectures. Our location's beauty needs to remove you from your day to day. It needs to free your mind from the shackles. Head space comes from physical space.Payne's Hut in North East Victoria will certainly do that. The food, the wine, the beauty, the smell of gum trees that rise into the sky, the surrounding Alpine mountains, the clean air. A unique Australian setting.

Apply for DO Lectures Australia


In a remote part of south east Australia on the upper reaches of the Mitta River, there is a specially designed sanctuary built at the heroic feet of a mountain range. It's called Payne's Hut, built with love and by hand. 

Some say Payne's Hut is a mirage. A place you can't quite believe exists. Maybe it’s the surprise of the lush garden with the feng-shui designed paths, a gem amongst the 3,000 acre farm. Maybe it’s the care of the hosts, Tess and Graham Payne, and their extraordinary food, their wisdom and the stories they have to tell. Maybe it's how the environment warms you and welcomes you in. Or even how you can shake hands with the Southern Cross by night. 

Walk along Fitzgeralds Road, only used by few locals, revel in the tall gumtrees and fresh air and imagine what's possible. Warm your hands by an open fire, eat dinner on the deck, let your phone become a paperweight (there's no phone towers here) and then come on up to the local Hall, a place known for its gift of infectious smiles. 

DO at Payne's Hut is a tribute to Australia, the local area and to the essence of ‘care’.

Learn more about Payne's Hut