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Rethink, Rebuild and Regenerate with the first ADE Green Livecast

Monday, 04 May 2020
On Thursday, May 7, ADE Green launches its first hour-long Livecast directly from Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, with professionals in the music, event and festival industry from around the globe.

Hosted by music journalist Pay Kolmus, ADE Green will speak with Artur Mendes, Co-Manager of Boom Festival (PT), Carlijn Lindemulder, Partner in Green Events International (NL), Soul Clap's Eli Goldstein (US), Eric Van Eerdenburg, Director of Lowlands Festival (NL), Fruzsina Szép, Festival Director of Lollapalooza (DE), Mirik Milan, international roll out United We Stream (DE/NL), and Milan Meyberg, Sustainability Strategist (NL). Attendees will fuel the conversations in real-time with polls and questions to speakers. Furthermore, visions for a sustainable post-COVID-19 world will be shared by Chiara Badiali from Julie’s Bicycle (UK), Chris Johnson from Vision 2025 / Shambala Festival (UK), and Skeena Rathor from Extinction Rebellion (UK).

Rethink

As more countries are banning large gatherings throughout the summer, it could very well mean that 2020 will go down in history as the year without festivals. During part one of the Livecast, Lowlands Festival's Eric van Eerdenburg and Lollapalooza's Fruszina Szép will share their stories and rethink the future of events and festivals in a post-COVID-19 world.


Rebuild

Amongst those hit hardest by the restrictive measures taken are the clubs, music venues, and of course all freelance artists and talents that depend on them for their livelihood. Seemingly overnight, a critical blow has struck the events industry leading to unemployment and bankruptcies. Going back to normal seems increasingly unlikely. How will this situation evolve in the coming months? And what is being done around the globe? In part two of the Livecast, Mirik Milan, responsible for the international roll-out of United We Stream, will speak about how the club scene is coping with the current situation.


Regenerate

No one knows what the future holds. However, the best way to predict the future is to invent it. Carlijn Lindemulder of Green Events International will discuss potential future scenarios for the events industry, with Artur Mendes from Boom Festival and DJ/Producer Eli Goldstein. The new ideas and visions of some of today’s foremost thought-leaders on sustainability and social change will be shared by Chiara Badiali (Julie’s Bicycle), Skeena Rathor (Extinction Rebellion) and Chris Johnson (Vision 2025 / Shambala Festival).

The ADE Green Livecast is organized and presented by Green Events International, the platform for environmental and social change within the event industry and supported by Amsterdam Dance Event, Nachtlab Agency, Eyeforce, Felix Meritis, ID&T, Nationaal Comité 4 & 5 Mei, De Vereniging Van EvenementenMakers, Julie’s Bicycle, Green Music Initiative, A Greener Festival, Innofest, Plastic Promise, Vision 2025.

About ADE Green

ADE Green is the pioneering conference on sustainability, innovation and social change in the music industry. Its program features international keynote speakers, food for thought in combination with practical hands-on workshops and a range of panels on different topics.