The sixth edition of the Green Events & Innovations conference takes place at the ILMC and as the industry's response to environmental management matures, GEI will continue to demonstrate the latest solutions and technologies for practical event management. There is a crucial aspect of consideration in order for any practical solutions to be truly effective - and that is audience behaviour. This year the event will give greater focus to the psychology and sociology behind our behaviour, to seek more effective and sustainable collective action.
As ever, Green Events & Innovations will host speakers and panellists who are experts in their field and in event sustainability and the following have now been confirmed@
Making Waves: Can we eliminate disposable plastics from festivals? Raw Foundation launch their guide to reducing plastics at festivals, accompanied by a panel of experts in just that! Case studies including Shambala’s “Bring A Bottle Campaign” and Open Air St Gallens’s ground breaking research into the question “Do re-usable cups really stack up?” With Melinda Watson (Raw Foundation), Chris Johnson (Shambala Festival) and Chrisof Huber (Open Air St Gallen / Yourope)
Keynote: Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director, Trees for LifeL: In 2012 A Greener Festival teamed up with Trees for Life to launch the Festival Wood initiative, a grove planted thanks to the festival industry, for the purpose of reforesting the Caledonian Forest for ecological balance and biodiversity. Trees for Life’s outstanding record and ethos made them THE choice for collaborating on this project and Alan heads up this inspirational organisation.
Love Your Tent Audience Survey findings: In 2013 the first audience study regarding tents and camping equipment being left behind at festivals was conducted by founders of the Love Your Tent campaign Eco Action Partnership, Bucks New University and A Greener Festival. Here Teresa Moore (BNU) and Rick Storey (LYT / Eco Action Partnership) will launch the findings.
Tickets for the Conference (which include lunch, and a day of panels, keynotes and workshops) are £80, with a discount rate of £50 available for AIF Members, Yourope Members, ILMC delegates and students. An EARLY BIRD rate is available until the 31 December. More here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-events-innovations-conference-tickets-9578199653