Date: 5th Apr 2016
Teresa Moore, Head of Department for Music and Events Management at Bucks, is among organisers of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) for sustainability at live events, whose 2016 theme will be 'challenging the status quo'.
The industry-leading event in London on Thursday 3 March, the day before the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), attracts over 100 innovators, thought leaders and environmental practitioners from around the world.
Moore said: "We'll be challenging the status quo by questioning current beliefs and reassessing practice and approaches to sustainable event management."
Panel topics will include a round-up of innovations and developments at festivals in 2015, re-evaluating environmental impact assessments and carbon footprinting methodology, understanding the concert and festival audience, 'greening' through people power and volunteering, environmental skills and training, a climate change update, and assessing the impact of the UN's COP21 climate talks in Paris.
The full schedule will be published in January but the 2015 edition included input from Artur Mendes of Boom Festival, Yomi Ayeni of Burning Man festival, Pip Rush of Arcadia Spectacular, Rob Scully of Glastonbury, Ed Cook at Resources Futures, and Holger Jan Schmidt of GO Group.
GEI takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington, and is produced by not-for-profit company A Greener Festival, Bucks New University and the ILMC.
Picture caption: Teresa Moore, Head of Department for Music and Events Management at Buckinghamshire New University.