There are now just a matter of weeks until GEI 2016… excited? We are! The day is now fast shaping up, and it’s safe to say that the conference will span the breadth of environmental initiatives and innovation across the festival and touring worlds. (Get your tickets while you can!)
Curious about what else is on the menu for the day? We’ve just announced some major updates to the agenda, and here they are..
GEI Puts the Spotlight on Social in Greener Events
Demonstrating that the work done in our industry goes far beyond its own borders to make a difference, Love Support Unite Foundation will present their outstanding mission with temporary event power specialists Firefly Clean Energy, to provide solar power to schools in Malawi. There will be further delving into the fest
ival community’s response to the refugee crisis, and the role of the entertainment industry in making a stand on intrinsically politically charged social issues.
Stretching the perspective of the confere
nce further still, Jason Mayall of Fuji Rock Festival, Japan will be providing insight into what it takes for a festival in Japan to green itself and whether festival and event organisers in this region encounter the same issues and solutions as the rest of the world.
The Hard to Swallow Necessities session will explore internal action and interaction between audience and organiser. Kicking off with Kambe Event’s Livvy Drake discussing the emotive audience reaction to Shambala Festival’s announcement that they are going veggie in 2016, compared to the reaction to a ban on bottled water in previous editions.
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Elsewhere, we will hear from some fine associations who use their collective force to speed up change in their particular regions. Creative Carbon Scotland will provide insight into collaboration in practice across events in Edinburgh, and the benefits reaped for urban-based events by working together. Réseau Eco Eventment talk about the collaboration between events in Nantes, France, and how the event community has shared their experience, knowledge, and resources.
Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival and Bucks New University in partnership with ILMC, and welcomes around 150 professionals working, or with an interest in, environmental initiatives at live events.
A delegate pass for GEI costs £90 (plus a booking fee of £5.49) but a discounted price of £60 is available to ILMC delegates, and members of AIF, A Greener Festival, AFO and Yourope.