Our speakers are movers, shakers, trailblazers and change makers, all selected because they stand for something so much bigger than just their achievements.

If it's true that you're a reflection of the people you spend your time with, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All of our speakers were with us throughout the weekend, mingling and sharing ideas even when they're not on stage. With comedy and music in the evenings, along with all-day chats around the campfire, you'll never get a collection of people like that in one place, outside of Yestival!

The great thing about Yestival is that the speakers don't just rock up for 30 minutes, do their thing and then leave. They were lurking next to you in the dinner queue (in a non creepy way), sitting next to the fire, popping into the Bubble Belle Tent for a Q&A session and just enjoying the festival as everyone else.

The message is clear: yes, they've done something cool and that's why they get the stage for a while, but they're also normal, they're human, we're all ordinary but capable of the extraordinary. 

Early starts at Yestival

Whether it’s calming yoga, a spot of exercise or channeling your inner unicorn first thing in the morning, we’ve got you covered!

MEET our host...

Dave Cornthwaite

Since deciding his cat shouldn't be having a better life than him Dave has embarked on endless adventures, social projects and other things that make Mondays worth waking up for.

From paddleboarding the Mississippi and swimming the Missouri, to skateboarding across Australia and riding a tricycle with a sail across the Atacama Desert, Dave's adventures led him to found SayYesMore, the YesTribe and Yestival, and he'll undoubtedly share some tales from road and water in between introducing other speakers to the stage.

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2019 speakers and workshop hosts

In 2019 we have a brilliant line-up of over 30 wonderful humans - click then hover over their lovely faces below to find out more…