FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Because uncharted territory can be confusing

Bootcamp

Where is the Explorers Bootcamp?

The Explorers Bootcamp is held in the Navy Marine Corps School (Escola de Fuzileiros da Marinha Portuguesa), Avenida Escola dos Fuzileiros Navais, Setubal District 2830, PT. We have a shuttle service departing from Lisbon (Central Station) for all registered participants.

What’s so special about this Program?

This program is known for being part of the curricula of premium institutions such as ISCTE Executive MBA, BPI, and Football Club Os Belenenses.

The IPG04 leadership courses is promoted by the Portuguese Navy is inspired on a equivalent course by the Royal Navy (Britain’s Maritime Armed Force).

What are the physical conditions needed to attend Bootcamp?

Everyone should be able to attend Bootcamp, but we must warn you that most activities require physical engagement. Having regular exercise should be helpful, but it is not mandatory.

What should I wear for the Explorers Bootcamp?

You should bring your own clothes for sleeping and for traveling to the Portuguese Navy base camp (Vale do Zebro). All garments for the Bootcamp activities will be provided by the Marines. For this reason on the registration form we ask your European size (shirt, trousers and shoes).

What about transportation and accommodation?

Explorers Bootcamp tickets includes the transportation from Central Station (Cais do Sodré) to Vale do Zebro (near Barreiro) and the back trip to Lisboa. It’s a 30 minute journey by BUS; The Marines barracks but be prepared to “sleep” as a real soldier. Liability insurance is also included.

Do I need to bring anything for the weekend at Vale do Zebro?

Yes, you’ll need to bring your swimming suit since there will be swimming pool exercises. Otherwise we will provide you all the necessary equipment and garments, as well as a military survival kit.

Would I be certified of my participation at the Bootcamp?

Yes, you’ll receive a certificate at the end of the weekend establishing that you successfully completed the Portuguese Navy IPG04 (NATO) training course, which is a certified training of 14 hours of field instruction.

What about the meals over the weekend?

On Saturday and Sunday, all meals and snack breaks will be provided. Please contact us if you have any diet restrictions.

Conference

Where is the Explorers Toolbox and Conference?

Both the Explorers Toolbox and Conference are held at Lisbon’s newest innovation hub, the Central Station, 6 Rua Moeda, 1200-427 Lisboa, Portugal.

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON YOUR Explorers Conference and Toolbox PASS?

After choosing your ticket all you have to care about is choosing your workshops and networking- that’s why at Explorers Toolbox & Conference we’re making sure you take the most of the event by including free food, hot beverages and fresh fruit along the day.

Explorers Pass

I’ve already registered for the Explorers Festival Pass but can only attend one of the days, can I give my wristband to a colleague for the other days?

No, you can only transfer a ticket up to 5 days before the Explorers Festival. Tickets cannot be transferred once the conference has begun.

What does my ticket entitle me to?

You have several ticket types. The Explorers Festival 3-Day Pass entitles you entry to Explorers Toolbox on November 6th and 7th as well as to the Explorers Conference on November 8th to side events and after parties on all evenings. For any ticket enquires call +351 213470245

How can I claim a promo code?

1.On our ticket form on eventbrite, you should insert your code e.g. “STUDENT” at the field: “If you have a promotional code, enter it here:____”

2.After that you activate the discount then just choose what kind of ticket you want.

For all event details on speakers and more, visit www.explorersfestival.com/speakers

I am a student, do you have any special priced ticket?

Yes. You must prove you’re a student at check-in - strips 50% off your ticket Explores Pass, Toolbox Pass or Conference Pass price. Use promocode: STUDENT

Why do I pay?

The majority of your ticket price goes towards paying the meals, snacks, and drinks that we provide over the event, and to pay the transportation and staying costs of our speakers. In fact, ticket sales rarely cover even such basic bottom-line costs! We rely on local sponsors to help keep ticket prices low while keeping the value of the event high.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be granted within 5 days of the event. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Can I buy a ticket without a credit card?

Yes. We also accept paypal payments.

I’m interested in a press pass for the event, who do I contact?

You can apply for a press ticket. For further information contact Sofia Ribeiro at sofia.ribeiro@beta-i.pt

General

I’m interested in speaking at the event, who do I contact?

For speaking queries please contact andre.marquet@explorersfestival.com

I’m interested in partnering with the event, who do I contact?

For partnership queries please contact  sales@explorersfestival.com

Do you have any hotel suggestions?

We signed up an exclusive deal with LX Boutique Hotel**** entitling you to a very special rate during your stay in Lisbon for Explorers Festival, Single: €80 per night (Breakfast included), Double: €90 per night (Breakfast included) with all taxes are included. We’ve got this hotels page (http://www.explorersfestival.com/info/) with all the details so you can claim this deal.

What are the dates of the Explorers Festival?

The Explorers Festival is divided in three main events, the Explorers Bootcamp, from Nov 1st till Nov 3rd, the Explorers Toolbox, from Nov 6th till Nov 7th, and the Conference on Nov 8th.

Where will the Festival be held?

Explorers Festival Toolbox and Conference will take place at:

Rua Moeda, 6 – 1200 275 Lisboa

Explorers Bootcamp will take place at:

Vale do Zebro 2830 – 412 Barreiro

Take a better look at our Map venue.

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON YOUR Explorers Conference and Toolbox PASS?

After choosing your ticket all you have to care about is choosing your workshops and networking- that’s why at Explorers Toolbox & Conference we’re making sure you take the most of the event by including free food, hot beverages and fresh fruit along the day.

Toolbox

Where is the Explorers Toolbox and Conference?

Both the Explorers Toolbox and Conference are held at Lisbon’s newest innovation hub, the Central Station, 6 Rua Moeda, 1200-427 Lisboa, Portugal.