The Conference event “School of Voyagers Thor Heyerdahl” is organised by the University of La Laguna, in collaboration with the Ethnographic Park Pirámides de Güímar. The philosophy behind the “School of Voyagers Thor Heyerdahl” is to show that any person can live an adventure and learn from a voyage, because the trip is much more than just the distance travelled or the final destination reached. The voyage is the attitude, the means of travelling, the obstacles overcome and the experiences lived whilst travelling to places that are distant or hard to reach. That is why this yearly conference takes the name of the Norwegian anthropologist, due to the relationship these lectures share with Heyerdahl’s career.
This conference event, normally celebrated in the month of June, has counted throughout its numerous editions with many notable lecturers and interesting presentations, in which our guests have shared the experiences obtained in journeys to the most extraordinary locations, bringing us close to very different realities, not just geographically speaking, but also from the most diverse human perspectives. The purpose of this event is to represent another form of learning, different to the regular education and training one can obtain in a classroom or by reading books.