Eurosonic Noorderslag: Four days of seminars and showcases, where the music industry comes together to talk business and enjoy showcases of European acts that are about to make it to the big stage.
Most performances are at night, but during the day there is a big conference for professionals from the music business. Innovation is gaining more traction throughout the conference, which shows initiatives like Innofest and EPIC.
I was asked to moderate the panel about Lesvis Winterproof organized by Open-House.
The experience of building a mini city where there are no resources is not just limited to the festival perimeter, it can be deployed anywhere. Which is beautifully showcased in the movement, where festival experts share their resources and knowledge to build winter-proof camps for refugees on the island of Lesbos.
It was impressive to hear from professionals how they use their knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of refugees.