Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks (FEAT) is to adventurous pursuits as TED Talks are to... well, everything else. FEAT, an evening of time-limited talks by South African adventurers, was created and launched last year by adventure racer Lisa de Speville. In her ESSA talk Lisa will go through FEAT's unique format - one that makes it so dynamic, captivating and inspiring - as well as two new FEAT 'products' - FEAT Award and FEAT Film Festival. The latter is in the pipeline for mid-2012 and has not yet been officially announced. She'll also talk about making that adventure happen - the one that has been in your mind and heart for years - and she'll deal with sponsorship issues too. And if a two, three or six month adventure is really not an option, she'll tempt you to consider microadventures close to home. You're welcome to toss any questions about adventure racing and trail running her way - she'll gladly answer.
Over the past 12 years, Lisa de Speville has immersed herself in adventure racing and trail running - including staged, ultra and mountain running. She writes about these sport; she participates in events locally and abroad; she runs workshops, courses and an adventure racing club; and she organises a variety of events - whatever catches her fancy. She's the owner and editor of www.AR.co.za, South Africa's adventure racing website and the creator of FEAT. She says that FEAT is very much the accumulation of more than a decade of racing, playing and meeting people as well as her love of reading books on adventures and expeditions.