The sustainability conference
that plays outside

It never made sense to us to gather a bunch of ocean loving people and make them sit in a hotel conference room, drink coffee and listen to endless speakers.

So we do it differently.

No presentations, no slide shows, no hand outs. Instead : SUP, swim, hike & explore all the rad stuff nature has to offer. Hang out with a bunch of like-minded folk, industry leaders & sustainability experts. Play, learn & share.

Here’s what’s important to us :


Running epic events & building an awesome community
that enables grassroots activists to have more impact .

NEXT PROTECT BLUE :
BARI, ITALY OCT 4 – 7 2018

Here’s who shared stories at previous Protect Blue events

CHRIS BERTISH


SVEIN RASMUSSEN

MICHAEL STEWART

ALAN LAUBSCH

DARRYL MOOTOOSAMY

LINZI HAWKIN

HALEY HAGGERSTONE

a sneak peek into a
protect blue event

Micro Adventures

We believe in experiential education – which means you’ll play and learn at the same time. Hosted by our partners who will share their expertise with you whilst taking you on an awesome adventure. Think early morning hikes, SUP missions, forest walks & star lit slow food dinners.

Learn from each other

The concept of Protect Blue is built around collaboration. Learning from each other. Leaning into our collective experience & strengths. Previous Protect Blue attendees have gone on to become great friends, build partnerships and collaborate on projects and campaigns together.

Walk the talk

We work alongside Sustainable Surf to ensure we run truly sustainable events. We’re Deep Blue Event certified :That means eco contracts for all partners, local, seasonal food, carbon offsets, zero plastic, community engagement & environmental education.

Tools for Activists

Rather than teaching you about stuff you already know, and raising awareness of issues that you are already informed about, we’re passionate about giving you the practical tools that you need to have a greater impact in the work you are doing.

Beers for Good

We know that so often, at these kinds of events, it’s the conversations you have in between talks or over dinner where the magic happens. So at sunset every day, we’ll meet for drinks at the beach. A place to regroup & connect.

Design Thinking

Learn how to integrate Design Thinking into your process. We embrace failure & encourage wild ideas. You’ll walk away from the experience with a new framework for problem solving & a whole bunch of incredible tools.

Collaboration is key

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