5 must-see talks during ADE Green

5 must-see talks during ADE Green

Oct 13, 2017 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Born and raised in Amsterdam, lives to dance and dances to live on electronic music, has a small vinyl addiction, appreciates a little sarcasm now and then, thinks musicals are annoying and loves those moments where you lose track of time completely.

I admit, it has been a while since my last contribution. It’s been busy times. However, I will gladly make some extra time for Amsterdam Dance Event, the most happy and frightening week of the year. So much stimuli, almost no sleep. I particularly want to share ADE Green with you. Leading in sustainability, innovation and social change within the music industry, this is my personal favorite conference program. Next week DeLaMar Theater is all about meaningful solutions for the future. Let me recommend 5 talks that will be worth your while.

How Can You Successfully Communicate About Climate Action and Engage New Audience?

Climate change is a very very very serious problem but an extremely difficult subject when it comes to reaching new audiences and engaging them to take action. This is exactly what climate communication expert George Marshall talks about during ADE Green. He gives insights from research and practical experience across the performing arts in order to demonstrate how we can mobilize people better in this pressing subject. Listen and learn people.


Designing Out Waste: How to Become a Circular Festival

You know what I like most about DGTL? Not the line-up. Not the raw and industrial location. Not the festival crowd. I find it admirable how they strive to innovate. They are extremely aware of the effect festivals can have on the environment and strive to become a completely circular festival. During ADE Green Milan Meyberg (DGTL), Mikkel Sanders (Roskilde Festival), Tijl Couzij (Lab Vlieland), Nadine Galle (Metabolic) and Sophie Thomas (The Great Recovery) discuss how festivals can change the future.

Defiant On The Dance Floor: How Nightlife Empowered the LGBTQ+ Community (and Vice-Versa)

Whether it’s a good or bad thing that brands are using the current LGBTQ+ media hype for commercial purposes remains a mystery. What we do know is that house music wouldn’t be the phenomenon it is today without the major contribution from the underground gay scene and that being able to be yourself is one of the most important rights there is. During ADE Green the importance of nightlife when it comes to establishing equality is elaborately discussed.


Can Festivals Help To Improve Humanitarian Assistance?

In the past 10 years the number of people that are affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled while the cost of humanitarian assistance has tripled. So this basically means innovation is needed to create new and effective ways to assist those who need it most. Duncan Stutterheim and Juriaan Laar will discuss how innovation platform Open-House and the Red Cross have worked together and how festivals have shown to offer a safe and accessible testing ground for humanitarian innovation.

Art For Social Change | How To Start A Revolution

Last but not least, my personal favorite of the ADE Green program. They had me at art and revolution. “If you want change, get off your ass and do something” Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot says. Want to hear this iconic political activist and conceptual artist explain how art and music play an important role in fomenting real and lasting social change? I know I do.


When: October 18, 09:30-18:30
Where: DeLaMar Theater, Marnixstraat 402
Tickets: €35 euro,- | Here (ADE Pass & Conference holders free of charge)
More info: Website & Facebook event

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