Bank of Ideas

Event Phone: +618 6293 1848

    January 15, 2017 - January 20, 2017
    4:00 pm

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Theme: “Rediscovering the Power of Community to Change Our World”

DATE:            15th – 20th January 2017

VENUE:        International Centre, Goa, India 



A combination of keynote presentations and panels from ABCD practitioners across the globe, group participatory discovery experiences, guided interactive tours to fascinating Goan projects and localities, times of celebration and networking and an opportunity to discover the beauty and uniqueness of Goa.

The two days prior to the Festival (14-15 January, 2017) will offer the option to attend a series of Masterclasses in a variety of community development skill areas.


Festival Cost

Registration fee includes lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon refreshments, entertainment and two learning tours.

Please note: the registration fee does not include airfare and accommodation costs or registration for Pre-Festival Masterclasses.

Event Registration – AUD$425, US$320, EUR290, GBP225

Partner Participation – AUD$190

Special Indian National Registration (for five days) – INR 12,600 (US$195)

Special Indian National Day Rate Registration – INR 2,750(US$40) applies to any or multiple days.

Please note: all prices are paid in AUD. Conversions to other currencies are subject to change.

Please note: If you would like to sponsor an Indian National who may not otherwise be able to attend the Festival, you can purchase a ticket by selecting the ‘Purchase for Indian National to Attend’ option.

Refund Policy: Cancellations two weeks prior to the event start date will receive a 90% refund of the Event Fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the Event start date will receive no refund, however tickets are transferable.


Accommodation Details & Cost

Please note: participants are required to arrange and pay for their own accommodation.

The International Centre, Goa (main Festival Venue) has a total of 42 rooms (3.5 stars). Festival participants have been offered a special rate, however space is limited. With breakfast included, the special daily cost is approximately:
For a single occupancy: GBP47 / US$67 / AUD$88 / EUR60

For 2 people sharing twin or double: GBP58 / US$84 / AUD $110 / EUR75 and for an additional person in a twin or double room: GBP12 / US$18 / AUD$23 / EUR16.

Rooms are also available prior to and after the Festival.  To reserve one of these limited rooms view and quote Promo Code: IDEAS2017

There are cheaper and more upmarket accommodation options within walking distance of the Festival venue or only a cheap taxi ride away. See Festival website for links.


The International Centre, Doctor East Borges Road, Dona Paula, Goa, 403004, India