GoodFestival gets bigger

11.04.2018 16:40

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The GoodFestival brings together innovators with projects that address the root causes of poverty and climate change. The 4th edition will host 15 speakers, showcase projects and launch three new programs: the GoodFilmFestival, GoodFestival Workshops and Brainstorm4Good. Tickets are still available.

The GoodFestival has become the world’s biggest celebration of sustainable innovation host bringing together innovators from over 20 countries. Three years following its launch, the event has received over 400 projects out of which 150 have pitched to the jury and 90 of them received the medal. Over 70 speakers have also addressed the audience at the three events.

This year, the event will be held for the fourth time in Lausanne from 26-29 April 2018. Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Accelerators, Impact Investors and researchers will gather to network, to collaborate and support each other scale up their ventures.

The flagship event of the GoodFestival is the GoodFestival summit where participants gather to listen to inspiring speeches. Fifteen keynote speakers will address the audience and share insights on the topics such as: «Building bridges between worlds», «Innovators for tomorrow, creating a sustainable world», «Integrating social impact into EPFL’s ecosystem for promoting innovation», «What’s diversity got to do with it?», «Education - a continuous mission for a better future» and «Sustainable Growth Strategies & Global Development» among others. The summit will run from 26 to 28 April.

Launching new programs
Apart from the GoodFestival, the organising team is launching the GoodFilmFestival, GoodFestival Workshops and Brainstorm4Good. The GoodFilmFestival (GFF18) will present high-Impact stories of Innovators who are addressing climate change and uplifting communities. The Highlight of GFF18 will be a panel from FIFEL - Foundation for Films on Energy of Lausanne - to discuss how access to energy transforms women's lives and how women are leading energy transition in Switzerland and around the world.

While the GoodFestival Workshops are co-produced, ticketed events with Innovators, the “Brainstorm4Good” is exclusively for 11 to 16 year olds aspiring future leaders. They will brainstorm and work together to design the event they want to attend as part of GoodFestival 5th Edition, 1-4 November 2018. The winner will receive the PremaGyan medal and an in-kind prize worth CHF2000 to implement the event. This includes the venue, marketing and ticketing.

GoodFestival Award ceremony
During the GoodFestival Awards on 29. April, innovators with projects dedicated to creating a better world – including those from the GoodFilmFestival – will pitch to the audience to raise funds as well as to win the Good100 PremaGyan medal.

Last year the GoodFestival and GoodPowWow launched the online magazine "GoodPowWow" (GPW) to showcase what is good around the world by spreading awareness and knowledge about sustainable startups, businesses and volunteer organizations.

GoodFestival is organised by Majamba of Switzerland in collaboration with the City of Lausanne / State of Vaud and supported by mySwitzerland, Swiss Global Enterprise and Swissnex.

Registration for the three-day festival is still open.

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