4th GO Group Workshop in Oslo – “A field trip to Øya”


Greener, smarter, more sustainable – few festivals live up to the GO Group motto like Norway’s most popular event, Øyafestivalen. For years now the festival in the heart of the Norwegian capital is the spearhead of the “green events movement” in Europe and in so many cases a great example for good practice and smart solutions.

Last winter GO Group decided to go “practical” this summer and so we are happy to announce a new workshop format that shows how it’s done live and onsite.

We kindly invite you to „A field trip to Øya”. It’s a 2-day seminar at Øyafestivalen, Middelalderparken, Oslo on august 8 and 9 2013. The forth GO Group workshop for Sustainable Festivals and Events will focus on two main topics:

Day 1: Green initiatives at the Øya Festival / Live Examples & Best Practise
Day 2: Climate communication and behavioral change – how can events impact their audience’s attitudes and actions towards a more sustainable lifestyle?

Register now at the Bucks University online store.  The workshop fee is GBP 150 and includes lunch on both days. Yourope members get GBP 30 discount for 1 participant. (Attention – this is event limited to max 20 registered people)

Day 1,
Thu 08 August 2013
Main topic: Green initiatives at the Øya Festival / Live Examples & Best Practise incl.

  • Background on the Øya Festival and its environmental work the last decade
  • Management and certifications
  • Transportation
  • Energy production and consumption
  • Catering
  • Waste handling
  • Procurement
  • Sponsors and partners

with speakers:

  • Julie Forchhammer, Øyafestivalen, NOR
  • Sabine Funk, GreenEvents Europe Conference & Yorope, DE
  • Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival, UK
  • Håvard Lundberg, Øyafestivalen, NOR

Day 2,
Fri 09 August 2013
Main topic: Climate communication and behavioral change – how can events impact their audience’s attitudes and actions towards a more sustainable lifestyle? Incl. speakers:

  • Paal Fure & Marius Jensen, Aegis Media, NOR, on consumer trends, new environmental values and content driven communication
  • Christian Klöckner, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NOR, on how live events potentially can change environmental behavior 
  • Teresa Moore, Bucks New University, UK, on what the audience thinks about the environmental impact of live events
  • Benedicte Brinchmann, strategic adviser GreeNudge, NOR, on how good information can lead to good choices
  • Pål Presterud, senior adviser Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO), NOR, on effective communication of the climate issue

plus a Tour at Mathallen – a new food court in Oslo which gathers unique food experiences and which also has focused on smart energy solutions using geothermal energy and supplying nearby buildings with heat and hot water.

Plus: Blur, Kraftwerk, Slayer, The Knife, Of Monsters And Men, Kendrick Lamar, Rodriguez, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, James Blake and many more

There is an offer for the Comfort Hotel Xpress Oslo, Møllergata 26, 0179 Oslo, Norway . It’s valid for 7 to 11 August. Single room price ber night: 740 NOK = appr. 100€ (incl VAT, breakfast, WiFi). Pls contact us for booking procedure info.




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