The Summit in the Jungle

If your idea is selected, you’ll be invited to join the other three winners on a trip to Costa Rica to attend the inaugural Summit in the Jungle,
hosted by G Adventures and The Planeterra Foundation.

What is the Summit in the Jungle?

Driven by a passion to build a sustainable, scalable social world, this year’s Summit in the Jungle will bring together global thought leaders committed to providing supportive solutions to local and global problems in one of Costa Rica’s most idyllic settings.

Where tomorrow starts today.

From lush jungle terraces overlooking the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, you’ll gain insight into the importance of creating customized, long-term solutions to get to the root of the problems we face in the world today from people who are working to solve them.

The format

Changing the world is no small task. No matter how big an idea you think you have, it still takes a lot of work and a lot of money. Enter the Summit in the Jungle, where aspiring change-makers pitch their ideas to a panel of thought leaders and social entrepreneurs who have the know-how to make it happen. They've all been there themselves, so you better be prepared! It takes more than passion to convince these guys that your idea is worth their attention. Of course, presenting your idea at the Summit in the Jungle subjects it to the scrutiny of experts—so we'll help get you prepared: Who will benefit from your idea? Does your idea satisfy a critical need for a community or a region? What are its goals?

Hone your pitch.

At the Summit in the Jungle, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your idea and pitch it to G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip and a panel of thought leaders. Once they’ve heard all four pitches and made their decision, they’ll award the boldest idea with the greatest potential $25,000 to make it happen.

Listen. Learn. Get inspired.

This intimate and immersive environment allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. It’s an exciting opportunity to network with your peers, meet with thought leaders and experience Costa Rica.

But it’s not all work.

The views from the hills overlooking Manuel Antonio are spectacular, the beaches (especially those inside the national park) are idyllic, and its rainforests are crawling with howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys. You’ll get a chance to explore Costa Rica’s Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio while discovering first-hand the positive impact travel and tourism can have on the future of our planet.