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Welcome to 'The Garden of Tomorrow', A Venice Fundraiser Weekend and Masquerade Gala, February 8 - 11, 2018

Who: You
When: 10 February, 2018 from 7pm - 3am
What: 'The Garden of Tomorrow', Masquerade Gala in Venice
Why: To raise funds for CoolEarth.org - an experimental NGO that works alongside rainforest communities to halt rainforest destruction and climate change.

Tickets in Ven (Approximately): US$200, GBP£150, Euro170


Hub Culture's 4th quadrinneal ball returns to Carnival in Venice with a fundraising weekend for Cool Earth to fund rainforest protection. The Garden of Tomorrow explores a surrealist time where transcreations, DNA enhancement, singularity and more inform fashion in the context of wild nature. On Thursday we begin with a one day Liquidity summit on the frontiers of blockchain technology. On Friday, an opening reception for guests from every corner of the earth. On Saturday, The Garden of Tomorrow welcomes revellers. On Sunday, we rest at the Bauer for brunch. Saturday Attire: Fantastic Costume/Masquerade. Dinner, Dance, Auction for Cool Earth.

Official Programme

Guests arrive in Venice in time for Thursday where we kick off the long weekend with a one day Liquidity summit on the frontiers of blockchain technology.
Arriving on Wednesday or Thursday and making a long weekend out of Carnevale is ideal as there is so much to enjoy in Venice especially around this time. 

Hub Culture will officially organize the signature night masquerade ball Saturday evening, but we will suggest other activities and gatherings such as cocktails, restaurants and Sunday brunch so you can plan your weekend to its fullest, Venetian style. We are welcoming and encouraging attending guests to organise, post and share their own plans for the weekend here on the Hub Culture site also so that others may join them. The more the merrier! 

Thursday, 8 February

Guest arrivals into Venice, full day Liquidity event
Join us for 'Liquidity' - a financial technology (fintech) event series convened by Hub Culture and the Ven digital currency, focused on leading and emerging trends across the world of finance. This will be a full day workshop devoted to the emerging people, trends and companies in this rapidly evolving space. Focus will be directed towards cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.

Friday, 9 February: 

Drinks PreParty, location TBC

We recommend shopping, long walks through the narrow streets and photos through Venice, checking out the carnevale festivities, elaborately costumed locals promenading in Piazza San Marco and a special pre-party by . We'll make some suggestions for our guests closer to the date.

Venice has the most beautiful masque shops in the world so forget that one you thought you'd get at your local costume store, get the real thing in Venice, elaborate, decadent and exquisite, and for a fraction of the price!

Arrange a short boat trip over to Murano Island to visit their blown glass and crystal factory and maybe make a purchase, this is the source and it doesn't get any better than this. In San Marco's high end shopping streets you'll also find the top end crystal houses such as Salviati to buy chic bowls, port glasses sets or stunning champagne flutes.

Of course, if you haven't visited San Marco Basilico and Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge and tha many art museums, you'll wanto to set aside some time for those but at this time of year we'd suggest an early morning start to avoid the numeroius other carnevale revellers who haven't been in the Basilico either.

Saturday, 10 February: 'The Garden of Tomorrow' Masquerade Gala

3pm onward:
Party preparations. Make yourself amazing! Get into costume and masque in the afternoon and go for a walk. You'll find many others out and about in costume as well and take your camera, its some of the best people watching in the world!  And remember Canevale Venice 2018 theme is "Garden of Tomorrow", reflecting the natural vibe of our designated charity.

7pm:  Guest arrivals at Palazzo Benzon, Calle de Advocatti, San Marco 3929, 30124 Venice. 
* Full period masquerade, black-tie and formal attire required.
Cocktails followed by seated Dinner and general fabulousness.
Charity auction featuring amazing luxury items donated from around the world.

Palazzo Benzon is on the San Marco side of the Grand Canal Southwest of the Rialto Bridge on Calle de Advocatti. Gondola arrivals on the Grand Canal, arrivals by foot to the grand entrance in the descrete street perpendicular.  Maps to follow.

12pm: Masks off, let's boogie!
Dance to the sounds of world leading DJs. Bar.

3am: Departures
Off into the night...

Sunday, February 11

12pm:  Informal brunch at the Bauer Hotel.
Individual reservations required. Water taxis can be arranged according to numbers.

Costs & Donations

Tickets are available for purchase from the website here.
We encourage luxury and travel brands to donate items for the auction. Please contact us with your interest.


An international committee is being formed to help develop this event.  Would you like to join the committee?