AGF (A Greener Festival) has announced the full agenda for the 2023 Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), which carries the theme ‘Adapting to the New Climate’.
The 15th edition of GEI, presented by AGF in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), will take place on 28 February at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
Sessions include a keynote conversation with musician, visual artist and activist Brian Eno and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, exploring ‘Music as a Social Synchronizer’, which will be hosted by Emma-Louise Amanshia (Presenter on BBC Radio 1 Relax).
It also includes Andy Cato (Wildfarmed, Groove Armada) and Ecotricity founder Dale Vince OBE, who also owns all-vegan football club Forest Green Rovers. Research project ACT 1.5, which is supported by trip-hop collective Massive Attack and the Arts Council England (ACE), will share learnings exploring the practical challenges of addressing emissions in the live music sector.
Five years on since the first Greener Tour panel, John Robb heads up a discussion on changing the touring model. In The European Green Festival Roadmap 2030 session, Holger Jan Schmidt and Nikita Coulter will present the prototype of the roadmap that was announced by YOUROPE at last year’s GEI.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant Case Study, hosted by author Sangeeta Waldron and Rosanna Machado, will review the sustainability actions and takeaways from the event.
The Association of Event Management Educators (AEME) will bring together a panel of event and sustainability researchers from across the UK to discuss the current and future direction of event and sustainability research. Other speakers at the event include Mark Stevenson, Jonathan Overend, Lucy Seigle and Jullia Davies.