WhaleFest 2012

Hilton Brighton Metropole, near London, UK. Week of 22-28 October 2012
Sat 27-Sun 28 Oct – WhaleFest 2012

Join the world’s biggest celebration of wild whales and dolphins! After the huge success of WhaleFest 2011, this year’s event is being held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole – the very place where the world voted 30 years ago to stop hunting whales! This historic anniversary is attracting big media interest, and it’s an unmissable opportunity to inspire people about whales, dolphins and our oceans like never before . . . the next generation, people from around the world, businesses, whale and dolphin charities, politicians, the world’s press, celebrities, you, me, your gym instructor, everyone!
It’s a global-scale event, packed with life-sized whales, virtual whale watch trips, fun family activities, celebrity speakers and more. What’s more it’s the culmination of a whole week - ‘WhaleFest Fringe!’ - of music, arts and cultural activities themed around whales and dolphins, that’s backed by Visit Britain and Visit Brighton.

You can book your ticket by following this link and help us at the same time to raise funds for the Mingan Island Cetacean Studies. Thank you ! Book Your Ticket For WhaleFest 2012

There are also two unmissable pre-WhaleFest conferences open to everybody with a passion for whales and dolphins and a desire to do something to help them:

Thurs 25-Fri 26 Oct - World Whale Conference
Also at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, it’s time for everybody with a passion for cetaceans to play an important role in their future. Members of the public (novices welcome!), whale and dolphin charities, government agencies, and businesses will gather for the first time to discuss how to help whales and dolphins through a new global campaign with widespread appeal to the public! There will be celebrity keynote speakers, a major campaign launch, and media announcements.

Thurs 25-Fri 26 Oct - World Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Conference
It’s time to give the global whale and dolphin watching industry a voice – starting with the first ever World Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Conference! This gathering of whale and dolphin watching businesses from around the world will be a fantastic opportunity to form a new alliance, share ideas, and learn from the best practitioners in the business. The conference will focus on helping whale watch businesses to be more sustainable, and more profitable, than ever before!

To find out more about WhaleFest and the two conferences click here:WhaleFest 2012