6th GO Group Workshop
Festival and Event Sustainability
Hochschule Fresenius, Cologne
11 & 12 April 2016
Greener, smarter, more sustainable – it’s not special interest anymore. GO Group’s motto and core topics are far up on the agenda today. In the five years of its existence the pan-european think-tank brought together hundereds of festivals, scentists, initiatives and suppliers involved in festival and event organisation and helped them exchange about green and sustainability related issues.
But still we GO on, because there is need for this interactive, open and communicative format we have successfully set up as GO Group workshops all over Europe. Now it’s time for the 6th international GO Group workshop in Cologne.
The 6th GO Group workshop for Sustainable Festivals and Events will focus on „Audience Psychology“ (day 1) and „Social Aspects and Responsibility“ (day 2).
Look forward to inspiring presentations, discussions and case studies from experts and major festivals as well as group workshops on both days!
Register here – NOW! 250€ Regular fee incl. all fees, 19% VAT and lunch on both days. 190€ Yourope members rate incl. all fees, 19% VAT and lunch on both days.
Confirmed GO Group speakers: Jacob Bilabel, Green Music Initiative (GER) Christina Bilde, Roskilde Festival (DK) Daniel Brunsch, University Cologne (GER) Svetlana Harms, Hochschule Fresenius (GER) Ina Kahle, FKP Scorpio/Leuphana University (GER) Dr. Katja Mierke, Psychology School/Hochschule Fresenius (GER) Teresa Moore, A Greener Festival, Former Bucks University (UK) Amit Ray, INTEBUS/Hochschule Fresenius (UK/GER) Holger Jan Schmidt, GreenEvents Europe (GER) Markus Wörl, Tollwood Festival (GER)
Sun 10 April 2016, 19h
GO Group get-together @ Cafe Sehnsucht (Körnerstraße 67, 50823 Köln-Ehrenfeld)
There will be a casual get-together on the pre-workshop evening at this bio-certified restaurant. (This one is on everyone’s own expenses)
Mon 11 April 2016, 10h
Main topic: Audience psychology
Welcome & first round-up
(Svetlana Harms (Hochschule Fresenius) & Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe)
Morning session On the social psychology of festival crowds:
Scientific findings for fostering responsible and sustainable behavior:
Melting away in the mass: responsibility, group identity and deindividuation (Prof. Dr. Katja Mierke (Psychology School/Hochschule Fresenius)
Norms, role models and effective signposts: littering and sustainable behavior (Prof. Dr. Katja Mierke (Psychology School/Hochschule Fresenius)
Integrating successful CSR Practices: What can we learn from business? ( Amit Ray (INTEBUS/Hochschule Fresenius)
Hosted by Ina Kahle (FKP Scorpio / Leuphana University), Svetlana Harms (Hochschule Fresenius) & Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe)
Travel Center / Hochschule Fresenius
Im MediaPark 4c · 50670 Köln
Tel. +49 (0)221 973199- 752
We are happy to help you with your arrangements. We are able to offer special deals for the nearest hotels and give you the chance to share a hotel with the GO Group speakers and fellow participants.
About Go Group:
Go Group is a pan European, cross industry think tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter.
Go Group was founded by Green Events Europe Conference, Green Music Initiative (GMI), Yourope and Bucks University in 2011.