March 5th 2015 sees Green Events & Innovations returning to the International Live Music Conference in London. As the leading sustainable events conference and gathering in the UK, this year we have three key themes: Communication, Social Impact and Changing to More Sustainable Behaviours.

GREEN EVENTS & INNOVATIONS 2015

Thursday March 5th at the ILMC, Royal Garden Hotel, London W8

Register here on the GEI 2015 Eventbrite page: http://gei2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Delegate earlybird discount rate to January 31st is £60

Delegate registration rate £80

After 31.01.15, ILMC delegates / Yourope / AIF members are offered a discount of 10% and students 20% (discounts code are Partner15 / Student15) off the full rate

A Greener Festival and Bucks New University will host the seventh edition of the Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI). GEI remains the UK’s leading conference looking at sustainability at live events, drawing experts from around the country and internationally. As the industry’s response to environmental management matures, GEI will continue to demonstrate the latest solutions and technologies for practical event management. GEI 2015 will be exploring how events can make a social and cultural impact in addition to environmental factors, and how these issues intertwine.  The GEI schedule will include showcases of the latest actions and top case studies from events across the globe and delegates  will enjoy complimentary lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Confirmed panels include 

Spreading the Message –  Communication – How important is the  communication of your successes and failures to a festival’s green agenda?

Making a Difference – Social Impact and the wider reach of Sustainability

Behaviours and Values –  How do you influence audiences to  more sustainable environmental behaviours.

One of the projects we will focus on will be  Change The Record (a project of In Place of War) co-creates cultural spaces in the most under-resourced communities in the world, working where others do not. To date, it has collected over £120,000 worth of unused musical instruments and studio equipment from the UK. By shipping them to groups around the world, they aim to empower local people to make their own opportunity and change. Change The Record also mobilses musicians, records albums and makes sustainable festivals in the places we work. Their current projects are in the oldest township in Zimbabwe – Makokoba; the biggest favela in Rio – Rochina; and the middle of remote jungle in DR Congo – Kisangani.

Confirmed speakers include

Ruth Daniels (In Place of War)
Artur Mendes (Boom Festival, Portugal)
Dr Stephen Henderson (Leeds Beckett University)
Andy Fryers (Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts)
Pip Rush Jansen (Arcadia Spectacular)
Claire O’Neill (AGreenerFestival)
Rob Scully (Glastonbury Festival)
Teresa Moore (Bucks New University)
Alesh (Mental Engag é , DR Congo)