The DO Farm, Cardigan, West Wales
80 attendees, 24 speakers
Fresh, local food
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.