Panel Details

Wednesday 09/09/2020
Grand Centre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
(50 minutes)

Panel Discussion

‘Are You Ready to Rock...Responsibly?’: Live Music’s Social Challenge

It’s inevitable that events that draw the equivalent of entire cities would have to deal with some big social issues. Hordes may burn gas to get there, eat packaged concession foods and drink bottled water. And its often-outsized carbon footprint is just one of the modern challenges facing the industry. This session will look at the state of the live industry, keying on issues like safer spaces, representation of marginalized and diverse artists, social and cultural contributions and how to positively impact local economies.
Grant Paley
Paquin Entertainment Group
Winnipeg, Canada
Kenneth Allan
Senior Environmental Scientist
Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
Victoria, Canada
Laurence Lafond-Beaulne
Milk & Bone
Toronto, Canada
Spencer Shewen
Artistic Director & Festival Manager
Riverfest Elora
Elora, Canada