FINAL SPEAKER LINE-UP
GLOBAL CITIES AFTER DARK
Tuesday November 28
In partnership with Mirik Milan (Night Mayor Amsterdam), EMC today unveil the final program of speakers and expert sessions set to visit Sydney next week for Global Cities After Dark – a one-day forum focused on global night time culture and economy.
An invite only event for city planners, local and state government, cultural organisations and nightly creative leaders – Global Cities After Dark brings together 150 delegates to hear from leading Night Time Culture and Economy specialists from around Australia and the world about the forces shaping our lives, cities and businesses.
Running from 9am – 7pm on Tuesday 28 November, the one-day initiative presents inspiring keynotes from five international guests; a group workshop geared towards city success mapping; a Sydney at Night panel featuring City of Sydney and Create NSW members; and expert sessions for attendees to hone in on specialised aspects of night time culture.
The purpose of the forum is to strengthen the global network of night culture specialists, exchange knowledge, experience and best practices between cities and regional areas, and to inspire more people about the economical benefits of thriving nightlife. From nation, to city, to brand, city hall to hotel, Global Cities After Dark unravels what makes first-class Night Time Economy, and what solutions we have at hand to counter some of the major challenges of today’s nightlife.
Kicking off the program’s day-long agenda, is a special welcome address from Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore – ahead of prior announced keynotes from Night Mayor of Amsterdam, Mirik Milan, founder of The Creative Footprint, Lutz Leichsenring, Director of the Office of Film + Music City of Seattle Kate Becker, Consultant Psychiatrist & CEO, Adam Winstock and finally, Harvard University’s Urban Night Researcher Andreina Seijas.
Following a group workshop facilitated by Waterfield’s Kevin Nuttall that encourages attendees and speakers to collaborate on city success mapping, sees a Sydney at Night panel discussing the current state of Sydney’s night-time economy, new initiatives in development, and how the City of Sydney and NSW Government are working together to support a vibrant, safe and sustainable night-time economy. The City of Sydney and Create NSW representatives due to appear include, Ben Pechey, Manager Planning Policy; Lisa Colley, Manager Cultural; Libby Harris, Manager Night Time City and Create NSW CEO, Michael Brealey.
Global Cities After Dark delegates may tailor their afternoon to specialised aspects that support positive night time culture, with a choice from twelve expert sessions. Carefully curated hosts and facilitators lead the sessions that cover housing creativity, public health and politics, talent expansion opportunities, food as a cultural activator, the redefinition of urban space and much more, relying on host expertise in the fields of gastronomy, health and safety, mobility and public transport, legislation, urban planning, art and music. Alongside previously revealed hosts and guest experts like Mirik Milan, SLAM’s Helen Marcou and FBi Radio’s Clare Holland – are newly announced speakers Lisa Havilah of Carriageworks, Art Pharmacy’s Emilya Colliver, Bates Smart’s Matt Allen, City of Sydney’s Francesca O’Brien, Studio Neon’s Aaron Teece – as well as expanded sessions like Food as a stimulator for night time culture activation and Redesigning public space.
Concluding the program will be a closing speech from Mirik Milan, followed by a post-forum mixer of music and networking drinks from the adjoining Henry Lees Courtyard, to Cake Wines Cellar Door.
Global Cities After Dark is a three-year project, to be held in Sydney each November from 2017 to 2019. The inaugural event will build a global network of night-time culture specialists, approaching night-time culture and economy from a global and holistic perspective. Together with some the world’s most engaging minds, Global Cities After Dark offers an exchange of knowledge, best practices and insights, to create positive, thriving, safe and inclusive night time culture for the most forward thinking, culturally rich global cities of the future.
Global Cities After Dark is an invite only forum. There are a small amount of final remaining tickets available. To register interest to attend please visit http://www.globalcitiesafterdark.com/register
GLOBAL CITIES AFTER DARK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
GLOBAL CITIES AFTER DARK IS PRESENTED BY ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE & MIRIK MILAN (NIGHT MAYOR AMSTERDAM) AND IS SUPPORTED BY CITY OF SYDNEY, CREATE NSW, APRA AMCOS AND EVENTBRITE.