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We are pleased to announce the locations and times for our series of enjoyable and informative evenings focusing on the impact of travel in today’s world, with an emphasis on the iconic wonders of Africa. We’ve selected some truly special settings for you to enjoy personal stories told by our panel of experts. The conversations will revolve around appreciation for some of the world’s great environmental gems, as well as our appreciation for MTS’ community of friends and family. We hope you’ll join us for these presentations, and for mingling and discussion over drinks and hors d’ouevres.

Everyone who attends will be entered in a free drawing** to win a SAFARI TRIP FOR TWO!

RSVP REQUIRED (free)
Email frank@mtsobek.com or call Frank Nguyen (510) 594-6027. Please be sure to include the location of the event you wish to attend.

Monday, Sept. 23 | Michigan Room at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago
Doors at 6:00 | Presentations 6:30–7:30
Tonight’s presentation kicks off this special series of events in a very special venue: the stately Michigan Room at the University Club of Chicago.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 | Jonathan Club, 850 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, CA
Doors at 6:30 | Presentations 7:15–8:15
Tonight’s guests will enjoy an idyllic setting of rolling dunes and azure waves in one of the country’s most beautiful settings.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 | University Club, 800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA
Doors at 6:30 | Presentations 7:00–8:00
The elegant and airy fourth floor lounge of San Francisco’s prestigious University Club will serve as the setting for this evening’s event.

Thursday, Sept. 26 | Bay Café, 1875 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA
Doors at 6:30 | Presentations 7:00–8:00
Our Palo Alto guests will enjoy the program in the banquet hall of the Bay Café, on the grounds of the beautiful Palo Alto Golf Course.

Saturday, Sept. 28 | Mumm Napa, 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA
Doors at 6:30 | Presentations 7:00–8:00
Escape to the famously beautiful Napa wine country and join us in one of its most iconic settings: breathtaking Mumm Napa winery!

SPEAKER BIOS
Full bios will be available at the event.

Richard Beatty | Field Director, Tanzania
Born in the UK to an outdoor family, Richard became an Outward Bound instructor when a training injury cut short his planned career with the Royal Marines, ultimately becoming Outward Bound’s Senior Instructor in Hong Kong. As co-owner of MTS’ partner in Tanzania, Richard has been instrumental in developing and perfecting our Kili and safari programs there, and has guided a number of prestigious clients including Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. In addition to his conservation and humanitarian work in Tanzania, Richard is also the British Honorary Consul for Northern Tanzania, and is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire.

Jeff Davis | Photographer, Media Technologist, and NGO Innovator
A graduate of both Stanford and Harvard Universities, Jeff’s acumen as a business professional is eclipsed only by his passion and talent as a fine art photographer, photojournalist, and documentary filmmaker. A tireless world traveler, he has visited and/or worked in over fifty countries, balancing art with humanitarian efforts, including living with abandoned children in a remote orphanage in Calcutta, India, working with rural health centers in the poorest regions of Malawi, and teaching Gwich’in children in far northern Alaska.

Wes Krause | Field Director, Tanzania
Drawn to the mountains at an early age, Wes spent much of his young adulthood as a NOLS instructor, alternating those duties with time guiding, climbing, and skiing in the Rockies. Later he led numerous climbs on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, and climbed more far-flung peaks like New Zealand’s Mount Cook and Russia’s Mount Elbrus. A NOLS position in Kenya first lured Wes to Africa, where he immediately began climbing that continent’s most iconic peaks: Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. As co-owner of MTS’ partner in Tanzania, Wes is not only a key figure in developing and operating our Kili and safari trips there, but has been active in numerous conservation, community, and tribal initiatives, most notably the establishment of a code of porters’ rights. To date, Wes has summitted Kili more than 100 times, and his daughter Eliza is the youngest person ever to summit Kili.

**Terms and conditions apply