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Explore 2009 – Escape the City

Leaving one’s job is easier said than done

A lot of Escape the City’s readers want to change their jobs to find an occupation that really fulfills them. This is one of the central tenets of Esc:

“To provide ideas, information and inspiration to help people make that leap.”

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It is true, however, that leaving one’s job is easier said than done. And can often be a medium-to-long-term plan – something you’re going to do in 12-18 months once you’ve “figured things out”, “saved that much more cash”, or “got your next promotion”.

As we’ve written elsewhere, while some of these reasons are valid, some are just procrastinatory excuses! In any case, it is a simple fact that not all of you are going to change jobs in the immediate future…

What else is there?

For those of you who want that much more excitement in your lives but aren’t ready to make the full-time leap to the next stage of your lives… why not plan a mission, an adventure, an expedition?

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) organise one weekend a year called ‘Explore‘ – and it is like a sweet shop for an aspiring adventurer. Not only do the Who’s Who of adventure and exploration attend but they have a line-up of absolutely mouth-watering speakers, lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

“‘Explore’ is the annual expedition planning seminar. Held in November at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Explore provides the 250 delegates with unprecedented access to 100 experienced expedition leaders and outdoor experts. If you are planning your own expedition, Explore (now in its fourth decade) is the unmissable event of your expedition year.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyjbHh9K2OE

IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS VIDEO AT WORK — SORRY — SOME INTRANETS FILTER THEM OUT… :-( YOU MIGHT ALSO NEED TO CLICK TWICE TO GO TO YOUTUBE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO

Sounds good, how do I get my ticket?

The event is taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 13, 14 and 15 November 2009 (South Kensington, London – see map)

Get your ticket! We’re going to be there – come say hi.

Here is the line-up of speakers for Explore 2009

Here is the Facebook group.

Here are some picture from Explore 2008.

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  • http://www.thenextchallenge.org Tim

    Wow. that guy with a sign on his back strikes a fine figure. I’m sure I’ve seen him before somewhere…

  • Rob Symington

    Is that you Tim?!

  • http://www.thenextchallenge.org Tim

    I don’t know anyone else who’s quite that shameless!