Back in 2007, a text came through on David Hieatt’s phone from Tony Davidson. It read: "Don’t just stand there, do something." Dick Dastardly. At the dinner table that night David and Clare Hieatt had a conversation that sparked the idea for The DO Lectures. To create a safe space to ask better questions. It has no desire to get big. It doesn’t need the press. The tickets sell out on the morning of March 1st. It doesn’t need a sponsor. It pays its way.
It takes place on the far edge of West Wales. And, yet, it attracts some of the most progressive minds on the planet. For many who attend, and indeed, who speak, it proves to be a life-changing set of 3 days. The talks are filmed and then made available to the world for Free. They attract a global audience each day to a cowshed. It's a network to help others reach their potential. That is why we do the do.
Stay Curious is a celebration of the DO Lectures' life-changing magic, full of personal insight and lessons learnt over the last decade - from curating the very best speakers, to styling and producing a beautifully intimate event, and the importance of people, place and passion.
DO Wales is hosted on an old farm in Cardigan that has been part of the town’s heritage for centuries. The locals can recite the line of ownership from its beginnings to the time DO co-founders The Hieatts made the farm their home.
It’s been a long time since the barns have seen any livestock, since the farm actually worked as a farm. We don’t know a whole lot about rearing animals - hey, it’s a tricky business - but we do know a thing or two about rearing great ideas. So we turned it into The Ideas Farm, where we feed dreams, not cows.
Perched atop a hill that offers near three-hundred-and-sixty degree views over Cardigan Bay and the lustrous undulating landscape of West Wales, outbuildings that have sat empty for years are being given a purpose again. The Chicken Shed is DO HQ, The Cow Barn will be our new Lecture Hall and where industrious machinery once churned will be a place for attendees and speakers to sit side by side over five star food and share their DO experience.
The Farm is the perfect setting to inspire your ideas, to nurture them and give you all the tools you need to go out there and make that idea happen.