JB at ADE Green 2016

ADE Green announces programme, with JB's Alison chairing several panels.

ADE Green is an official sub-conference of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), presented by event promoter ID&T and ADE in collaboration with Julie's Bicycle (UK), the Green Music Initiative (DE), Green Events Nederland (NL) , and Open House (NL). The programme for the fifth edition, taking place on 19th October in Amsterdam, has now been announced.

Festival Voices will feature representatives of Tomorrowland, Boom Festival and the UK’s Shambala, opening up about the challenges and opportunities created by sustainable management at festivals. See what really happens when you take the plunge and ‘green’ your event, and find out where the biggest opportunities lie for big festivals like these when sustainability becomes the norm. Chaired by Alison Tickell CEO, Julie's Bicycle. 

There will be a special screening of the film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change by Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND). The film, presented in Fox’s deeply personal style, follows him travelling to 12 countries on six continents, showing how people around the world are taking action to protect their communities. Acknowledging that it may be too late to stop some of the consequences of climate change, the film asks: what is it that climate change can’t destroy? The film screening will be followed by a keynote and discussion with Josh Fox himself, chaired by JB's Alison Tickell. 

The ADE Green programme also features panels and practical in-depth workshops such as:

Dance for a Better World with Shailendra Singh, who co-founded the World’s Biggest (charity) Guest list, to help educate impoverished kids in India and DJ/producer Dave Clarke.  Since DJ’s are a role model to so many, we want to highlight the importance of what they are doing in the realm of social change, innovation and sustainability. Why is it important for a DJ to use his or her position for positive impact? Who do they aim to inspire? And how do you choose a project, a partner or organisation? And why should you sometimes say no to a project? 

Open-House presents: Festivals as a Testing Ground. Since being launched at ADE Green two years ago, Open-House has not only given new sustainable products, services, and technologies a decisive boost for claiming their place in the festival and event industry, it also has shown added value when it comes to demonstrating how a festival can serve as a testing area for social and sustainable innovation. At ADE Green, Open-House will launch its new Humanitarian Program, developed in collaboration with The Netherlands Red Cross. For this programme, they are seeking innovative entrepreneurs that can show innovation in the field of humanitarian aid by using festivals as a testing ground.

Workshop Sustainable Main Stage
Beautifully designed main stages are the focus in the Sustainable Main Stage workshop. Ornate, bespoke stages are hugely important for the atmosphere at many festivals, and they’re a significant trademark for events like Coachella, Defqon.1, Alfa Future People and Tomorrowland, to name just a few. But how can you design and build as sustainably as possible? And how can you make sure that most materials are re-used and/or recycled after the festival? In this workshop, Emellie O’Brien, Earth Angel (US), who helped make the filmset of  ’Spiderman’ as sustainable as possible, will share the tips and tricks of sustainable set building Hollywood-style, alongside the lessons learnt from building sustainable main stages at festivals.

We hope to see you in Amsterdam! 

Sustaining Creativity