Travel DAZE 2020 speaker spotlight: Dr Jane Goodall

Travel DAZE 2020 speaker spotlight: Dr Jane Goodall

The travel industry’s most thought-provoking conference is back once again this year, and boy have we gathered an impressive list of speakers.

One of those big names that will impart their wisdom to Travel DAZE 2020 attendees is ethologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall DBE.

In the summer of 1960, 26-year-old Goodall arrived on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa to study the area’s wild chimpanzee population.

Although at the time it was unheard of for a woman to venture into the African wilderness, Goodall persisted as the trip meant the fulfilment of her childhood dream. Her work in Tanzania would prove to be more successful than anyone could have possibly imagined.

In October 1960, Goodall observed two chimps, David Graybeard and Goliath, stripping leaves off twigs in order to make tools for fishing termites from a nest.

This was truly a ground-breaking moment for science, as until that moment, scientists thought that only humans were capable of making and using tools. In fact, humans were known as ‘man the tool maker’.

This discovery led to one of Jane’s many accolades: “The woman who redefined man.”

In 1977, Goodall realised that to best help her beloved chimpanzees, she would have to leave the forest. She founded The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees and fight to protect the habitat in which they live.

Today, there are JGI chapters in 26 countries around the world all working to support Goodall’s vision and legacy.

Check out who else will be lining up alongside Goodall at Travel DAZE 2020 here.

The event (which will be the only industry event of its scale in Australia this year) will virtually bring together the best minds from within the travel sector, along with external experts, to foster its recovery from COVID-19.

Presented by the Italian National Tourist Board, Travel DAZE 2020 will explore what tangible steps business owners, travel agents, tour operators, marketers, and communication specialists can take toward rebuilding a sustainable and profitable future.

The conference will kick off on Monday 2 November and finish up on Friday 6 November, and the best part is that it’s absolutely FREE!

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to register, and be sure to visit the Travel DAZE website and keep an eye out for more stories regarding rego, speakers and session times.

Those keen on sponsoring Travel DAZE 2020 can get in touch with Harriet Morris (harriet@travelweekly.com.au).

The industry is in shock, but success can be forged through adversity. Let’s evolve to recover.

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