All speakers confirmed!

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 pm


With two weeks to go until our meeting in Berlin, we have all speakers and sessions confirmed. And oh boy, what a programme we are going to have. Please join us for two days in Berlin to find out how to create a better music industry (and life in general…). For good.

Confirmed GO Group speakers:
Christian Baechler | Woowai – The liberating Company, CH
Philipp Baerfuss | Woowai – The liberating Company, CH
Jacob Bilabel | Green Music Initiative & Good Life Academy, DE
Martha Bißmann | member of the Austrian parliament, AT
Max Bohm | Intiative Offene Gesellschaft, DE
Kevin Braddock | Torchlight Systems, UK
Cecile Cayla | Happy Panda Project, FR
Manuel Großmann | Fuxblau, DE
Gregor Kalchthaler | Intraprenör, DE
Patrick Köhn | Viva Con Agua de St. Pauli, DE
Carlijn Lindemulder | Founder 10.000 Hours, ex-ID&T, NL
Maya McBeath | Fuxblau, DE
Holger Jan Schmidt | GO Group, Yourope, DE
Fetsum Sebath | PXP Festival, ERI/DE
Linnéa Svensson | by:Larm, NOR
Fruzsina Szép | Lollapaooza Berlin, , Yourope, HUN/DE

All confirmed sessions:
Day 1 / Mon 16 April 2017, 10h – 18h
Main topic: „Values, Credibility & Attitude“
We bring music to society. We put a smile on thousands of people’s faces. Festivals and concerts are spaces for freedom, celebration and letting go. The question is: can we also provide ideas and examples beyond entertainment in order to create dedicated citizens, more inclusive communities and better living spaces for all? We want to discuss whether and how festivals, artists and events can be socially relevant and what they can contribute to civil engagement. Should promotion of positive change be as normal nowadays as putting an artist on stage?

Let‘s GO!
The opening to the 7th international workshop setting the tone and giving all neccessary info for two exciting days. The first round-up with your hosts for the event:

Holger Jan Schmidt | GO Group, Yourope Festival Association, DE
Jacob Bilabel | Green Music Initiative & Good Life Academy, DE

Berlin with a heart
Let’s talk with festival managers about motivation, purpose and attitude with
Fruzsina Szép | Lollapaooza Berlin, HUN/DE
Fetsum Sebath | PXP Festival, ERI/DE
Jacob Bilabel | Green Music Initiative, DE (host)

Cooperation is gold… and water
The incredible success story of Viva con Agua & Goldeimer & Millerntor Gallery
Patrick Köhn | Viva Con Agua de St. Pauli, DE

From festivals to politics & from politics to festivals
An open discussion about what our sector can contribute to social change with
Martha Bißmann | member of the Austrian parliament, AT
Max Bohm | Intiative Offene Gesellschaft, DE
Linnéa Svensson | by:Larm, NO (host)

Take A Stand – Bringing attitute to life
a creative group workshop with
Maya McBeath
| Fuxblau, DE
Manuel Großmann | Fuxblau, DE
Holger Jan Schmidt | GO Group, Yourope, DE

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Day 2 / Tue 17 April 2016, 9h – 16.30h
Main topic: „Work, Life & Us“
We think about sustainable approaches and eco-friendly solutions for events, the safety level for concerts has never been higher than today. But while we make an incredible effort to professionalize and improve our events and to please our customers and fans, we are very likely to forget ourselves on this journey. We want to start talking about this – because issues like responsibility, pressure and burnout are just as much a part of our business as sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. For a whole day we want to devote ourselves to ourselves. This day is about experiences and expectations, about who can help when needed and how. About new, smart and contemporary approaches on working conditions, accessibility, motivation and appreciation.

Survival Tools for Serenity
An introduction into challenges faced, tools used and people met while trying to find your very own true north. A personal story.
Jacob Bilabel | Good Life Academy, DE

A Greek Recipe for Happiness in the Hyper Digital Age,
With every new digital device speeding up our felt need for virtual interaction, where and when is the right point of just saying ‚No’?
Christian Baechler & Philipp Baerfuss | Woowai – The liberating Company, CH

Choosing between life and work?
How to find the missing link and translate cultural concepts of life and work
Gregor Kalchthaler
| Intraprenör, DE

Mental Health and Mindfulness
A no bullshit introduction into the science behind the connection between attention, breathing and a good life.
Dr. Cecile Cayla
| Happy Panda Project, FR

5 things we have learned about life – in an industry that never sleeps.
A talk between two friends. And how they got to where they are now.
Carlijn Lindemulder | Founder 10.000 Hours, ex-ID&T, NL
Jacob Bilabel | Good Life Academy, DE

How to survive and thrive in the music industry (and the real world)
An interactive workshop session on how to ask for help, tell your very own story and a card game.
Kevin Braddock | Torchlight Systems Storytelling for Recovery, UK

 

All Early Bird tickets are long gone, but if you are quick, you can still register here:
238,00€ regular fee / 178,50€ special rate for Yourope & Festival Kombinat members only (!)
REGISTER here.

Are you with us?
Jacob Bilabel / Green Music Initiative

7th Go Group Workshop
How to survive, thrive and take a stand in the music industry
16 & 17 April 2018
Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2
10179 Berlin

ps
Did I mention that we have more than 37 participants from 13 countries?

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The official workshop networking dinner on Monday is the secret star of the event. Follow up the day’s hot topics, get to know each other more, start a friendship… everything can happen here! The dinner is kindly hosted by Yourope (the European Festival Association) (yes, it’s part of your ticket…)

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Additional informations on all speakers, topics and the state of the world in general found here:
(some videos, too)
https://www.facebook.com/events/155314505146558/

The GO GROUP workshop is an event by GO GROUP, Green Music Initiative, Yourope – The European Festival Association. The workshop is kindly hosted by Festival Kombinat and Spreewerkstätten Berlin. We are grateful for the support also of Velomax Berlin