Frequently Asked Questions


When and where is the Summit taking place?

October 3rd to 7th 2018, at Beneath the Baobabs, a beautiful venue near Kilifi in Kenya, Africa. 

Why Beneath the Baobabs?

After having visited +10 potential venues and discussed the pros and cons of each, we decided to adventure on with Beneath the Baobabs as it not only stood out for being the most unique and authentic venue, but we also feel very much aligned with the team on site and the vision they are working towards. We're excited to work with them and their local partners to provide a unique and memorable experience. Read more about Beneath the Baobabs on our venue page.

Where will we sleep?

Everybody will be in tents. You can bring your own tent, or choose one of two ticket options for Safari-style tents. All tents will be shared (2 people). If you want your own tent you will have to purchase two tickets of the same accommodation type. Please refer to the venue page for more details.

How to get to the venue?

Beneath the Baobabs is located in Kilifi, which is a 30 minute drive from the Vipingo Ridge Airstrip, and a 2 hour drive from Mombasa International Airport. For recommendations on direct flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to the Vipingo Ridge Airstrip, and all info on how to get there, click here

There will be transport organized from the airstrip to the summit venue for those coming in on these flights (price included in the ticket).

For those coming in late or leaving early, a contact will be provided for you to schedule your own pickup. 

How much are tickets and what is included in the ticket price?

Early-bird tickets - July 5th to 20th - are only available for members and range from £399 to £777.
Regular sale tickets - July 20th to August 20th - for Sandboxers and Guests range from £499 to £911.
Final sale tickets - August 20th to September 15th - range from £599 to £1045.

Your ticket includes transport from Mombasa or Vipingo on specific shuttles, accommodation of your choice at the time of purchase for 5 days/4 nights, and all meals during the Summit (from Wednesday dinner to Sunday brunch). Drinks are not included in the ticket price. 

Business Model

For this Summit, we are using a similar model than last years. Your Summit ticket price includes a 20% "community contribution." Tickets cover the full operational costs of making and running the Summit, and a minimum fee to compensate the time of those involved in the Summit's organising committee.

All documents are available in the Sandbox's Google Drive to keep absolute transparency in this process. Please reach out if you have any further queries.


Do you have ideas for exciting partnerships with high-impact organisations or media?
Get in touch at and let us know your idea, point of contact, and what would be the benefit of having this partnership. Please use "Partnerships" as the subject of your email.

Satellite events

We are planning a full-day gathering in Nairobi pre-Summit to connect and exchange with creative local communities, on the 2nd of October (find details on the homepage). For additional satellite events, please refer to this document where members of our community are self-organizing their own gatherings pre/post summit.

Travel Insurance

Everyone needs to arrange their own health and travel insurance before arriving to the Summit.

Who Is Organizing The Summit?

The “Global Summit Team” is made of the same team that organised the Croatia Summit with a few new team members - Charles Michel and Brandon Kaufer as General Managers, with Brandon also taking the lead on Partnerships. Kyle Kesterson as Project Manager, Will Curran for Production, Charlotte Terrien and Lucija Matic for Experience Design, Franco Amorosi for Scholarships, Erica Berger for Communications and PR, Thomas Rippel for Finances together with Damian Madray on Ticketing, Brenda Wambui as our local Venue Scouter partnering with Isaac Guerrero for Logistics and of course, Box of Light (led by Sebastian Lindstrom and Alicia Sully) for Media! The team is excited to build this project together and has a strong expertise in hospitality, event production, hosting, communications and community building. 

In addition, the team is regularly in touch with the Sandbox Board to ensure smooth alignment in vision and execution.

What Is Our Vision?

Most of us have been transformed positively by this community. There are several dreams we want to achieve and the Summits will be an important part of making things happen. We are creating our own festival - an incredible opportunity to gather inspiring minds and souls to shape the future of this unique experiment that is Sandbox.

This summit will explore our collective human evolution, and the exciting sense of belonging to a purposeful, planetary society. Can we create a 0-waste and carbon conscious global gathering for us as young leaders? We believe we are audacious enough…

For more details, please find our narrative here.

Want To Volunteer?

We’re looking for volunteers to help with some tasks prior to / during the summit, so if you’d like to raise your hand, please drop a line at with “Volunteers” as the subject line.

Additional Ideas?

Is there any out-of-the-box idea that you'd like to suggest or organize? Submit it in the IdeasBox.

Questions? email us at