I’m on the Leadership Team of the Sustainable Event Alliance and I chose to spend my re-set time to help organize a Hack-a thon! We can’t yet accurately forecast how communities, economies, and systems will respond and recover as we make our way through the Covid-19 global crisis. During this pivotal moment, we invite people from throughout our industry to come together for supportive and therapeutic sessions to discuss and imagine what the future for events could be.
We are using our time-out to reimagine the next phase for the events industry.
The Hack-a-thon, brought to you by the Sustainable Event Alliance, is just a few days away and we are super excited to join with over 500 sustainable event professionals from around the globe Wednesday, April 15th.
What will be discussed?
- Will there be events at all? Will events be allowed and in what format? How long might we have to do social distancing and what does that look like at an event? What does this mean for food and beverage health and safety and service, accessibility, safety, logistics, crowd control?
- Let’s discuss the role of events in rebuilding community. Might we all end up being distrustful of each other or might we come out stronger as we all went through this together? What does that mean for the spirit of events?
- What does the short term job prospect look like? What are our transferable skills and how could they be deployed in the next six months?
- As cities start to awake and new ways of doing business are devised, how can we structure event processes to be more sustainable and get policies in that will be beneficial?
- What flow-on benefits could we see to environmental impacts and resource conservation because of this lock down. What does this mean for ‘sustainable events’ moving ahead?
- Is this going to be a nightmare and single-use is the new norm because of fear of contamination? How will we deal with that?
- What solutions needs to be innovated and where are the opportunities for us working in this sector, either for events or transferable to other needs?
Let’s get together, create a positive future, and envision an event industry that is good for all.