Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder and CEO, We.Org
presenting with Costas Christ
"Me to We Voluntourism: A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out"
Voluntourism is among the most popular ways that travelers can give back to local communities in need around the world. In this session, join global sustainable tourism pioneer and Virtuoso Director of Sustainability, Costas Christ, together with New York Times best-selling author, Marc Kielburger, to learn about how voluntourism can be a global force for good. Marc is a dynamic speaker and social entrepreneur who co-founded Me to We, offering culturally immersive volunteer travel experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have been host to youth groups, Fortune 100 CEOs, celebrities, Nobel Laureates and members of the British Royal Family.
Marc is the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of the charitable organization. ME to WE offers culturally immersive volunteer travel experiences with signature lodges in the Masaai Mara and on the coast of Kenya, in the Aravali Mountains of India, and the shores of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, have been host to youth, corporations, Fortune 100 CEOs and their families. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.
Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Marc is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 8 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world. In 2015, along with his brother Craig, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.