How do I attend The Gamechangers? All individuals interested in attending The Gamechangers forum must apply for a slot by filling out the application form. If your application is accepted, the organizers' team will e-mail you your invite details. Once an invitation is received, your official ticket must be immediately claimed through the Eventbrite invitation. Why do I need to fill out an application? How are attendees chosen? Each application is reviewed carefully by the organizing team. The venue has a limited seating capacity, so a screening process is in place in order to make the audience the most diverse and interesting group of people possible. We are looking for curious and open-minded thinkers and doers. Please be thoughtful yet concise with your application. Deadline of application is June 30, 2013. Can I buy tickets for a group of people? No. Anyone interested to attend should apply individually. It is not permitted to apply for tickets in bulk quantity. I received an e-mail invitation. What now? Click on the link sent to you via e-mail to claim your ticket. If you do not register for your seat, you are forfeiting your invitation.
Do I need to bring a printed copy of my ticket? No. However, please remember to present a valid I.D. to be checked against the masterlist on the day of the event.
What if I need to cancel? Can I give my ticket away? Tickets are non-transferable. We carefully screen each application entry and offer invitations based on the applicant's answers. If you find that you are unable to attend the event, we would very much appreciate it if you e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we could give your seat to the next waitlisted applicant. I asked for an invitation, but I haven’t heard anything. How will I know if I’ve been accepted? The Gamechangers team is sending out invitations on a rolling basis from June 25-30, 2013. We expect to receive more applications than seats available. How much does The Gamechangers ticket cost? This event is free. What is the dress code? Casual attire is recommended.
Anna Oposa is making waves locally and internationally, as an advocate for the environment. She is the co-founder (and chief mermaid) of Save Philippines Seas, an independent movement that aims to protect, conserve and preserve the marine biodiversity of the Philippines by harnessing the power of social media and advocating for the strict enforcement of environmental laws.
She’s currently working on two major projects, the Thresher Shark Shelter in Malapascua, Cebu and the Ecotown Development Framework of San Vicente, Palawan with the Climate Change Commission. Save Philippine Seas is also getting ready to launch a nationwide monitoring and evaluation project for marine turtles called Pawikan Watchers.
Because of her active involvement in environmental causes she was invited as one the Global Shapers to the World Economic Forum, and was among the first Global Shapers to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.
Besides her involvement in Save Philippine Seas, Anna is also a writer, a public speaker, a PADI rescue diver and teacher. In 2012, Anna was the youngest and only Filipino recipient of the Future of Nature Award in Netherlands. Did we mention, she just turned twenty-five this year?
Delfin is the valedictorian of the recent graduating batch of Ateneo de Manila University. He has turned down offers to work in big corporations to teach children in public schools under the Teach for the Philippines program.
Teach for the Philippines is a professional, non-government civil society organization that enlists the country’s most promising future leaders in their mission to end education inequity. The pioneer batch has recruited 50 young leaders and will place them in ten public schools in Quezon City for the next two years starting June 2013. In five years, the organization will be nationwide.
Delfin was also named one of the Ten Most Outstanding Students of the Philippines in the NCR round.
Dingdong Dantes is one of the most sought after young actors and endorsers in the country today. However, unknown to many, he is also the founder and chairman of YesPinoy Foundation (YPF).
YPF started when Dingdong with his friends and supporters initiated an educational assistance program to the children of fallen Philippine Marine soldiers by providing them with scholarships. Through the years, his advocacy grew beyond giving financial aid to disadvantaged students to projects that focus on harnessing and empowering the Filipino volunteer sector. Dingdong is also the official Youth Ambassador for the Arts of the National Commission for Culture and Arts. He was also recently awarded the Youth Leadership Achievement Award by the Department of Education.
Pepe Diokno is a film director, writer and producer.
His debut film, “Engkwentro”, premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Little did he know that this project would go on to win the Best Picture Award at the festival’s Orizzonti Prize program that year. Aside from this, he was also given the Lion of the Future Award or the “Luigi de Laurentiis” Award for Best Debut Film. A year after that, Pepe was then bestowed the “Ani ng Dangal”– a national honor given to Philippine artists for garnering international awards for their works. He is also included in the UK’s Phaidon Press anthology “Take 100: The Future of Film” as one of the world’s 100 “most exceptional emerging filmmakers.”
He is currently working on his next film entitled “Above the Clouds”, which has already received two international awards and grants from the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany - all because of its script that Pepe wrote himself.
Besides living his passion for film, Pepe was also the Executive Director of RockEd - an organization working to provide alternative venues for education through the arts, cultural studies and sports. He is also a columnist and the editor-at-large of the Philippine Star’s Saturday section called “Supreme”.