25 July 2019 | 19:00 - 23:00 | SAAMBR Conference Venue, 1 King Shaka Avenue, 4001 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


In keeping with an increasingly urgent mandate to conserve our oceans and our planet, Wavecape brings Slide Night to The 40th Durban International Film Festival.

Slide Night is an evening of talks by eight ocean thought leaders on a wide range of topics – including science, sustainability, adventure and activism – each lasting 10 minutes.

The evening, which sees sellout crowds in Cape Town every December at the Wavescape Festival, will be hosted by PETCO, the South African PET Plastic Recycling Company and Wavescape at the Saambr conference room at Ushaka Marine World at 7pm on Thursday 25 July.

Well known ocean advocate, free diver and surfer Olivia Symcox will MC the evening.

Confirmed speakers are:

Janine Osborne, Stakeholder Relations Manager at PETCO
Sihle Xaba, former professional bodyboarder, lead actor in the film Ortelo Burning and professional lifeguard
Andre Rutishauser, eco-warrior, Sea Shepherd skipper and founder of the Conscious Cafe
Faine Pearl Laubser, GoPro Ambassador and underwater filmmaker and photographer for the Sea Change Project
Mark Addison, founder of Blue Wilderness Shark Adventures off the Aliwal Shoal
Sarah Ferguson, long distance swimmer and holder of several world records
Judy Mann-Lang, ocean conservation strategist at Saambr

After the first four speakers, there will be a 20 minute break for networking and refreshment, which is free courtesy the good people at PETCO, following by the second four talks.

Tickets are free, get yours here now!

Slide Night takes place in the midst of Wavescape Festival screenings at Bay of Plenty lawns, uShaka Marine World and Musgrave, Sterkinekor cinema. Be sure to check the lineup of films on www.wavescapefestival.com that include several blockbusters, such as Andy Irons Kissed by God and Trouble: The Lisa Andersen story, both showing at Musgrave.

More information at www.wavescapefestival.com

DIFF Schedule:
Bay of Plenty lawns, 7pm, Sun 21 July
Arena 5, Village Walk, uShaka Marine, 6.30pm, Mon 22-Tue 23 July
Ster-Kinekor, Musgrave Mall, 6.30pm, Wed 24-Fri 26 July
Slide Night, SAAMBR Conference Centre, uShaka, Thu 25 July

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