Dysco to host sustainability-focused event 'Y3K: Planet Lost & Found'
The day-long event will include talks, workshops, "Pitch-a Pecha Kucha" sessions and music performances along with pop-up shops by homegrown brands
Dysco, a professional networking platform designed to facilitate interactions and social recruitment between people, businesses, brands and agencies across diverse industries. is going to host its first major offline event of 2020 - Y3K: Planet Lost & Found. With a focus on building a conversation around sustainability and conservation, the day-long event will bring together all those that care about the future of our planet through a thoughtfully curated programme of talks, workshops, pop-ups, "Pitch-a Pecha Kucha" sessions and music performances. The impressive line-up of participants and collaborators will include ecopreneurs, eco-warriors, content creators, artists and more, creating an immersive experience ripe for collaboration, sharing and learning.
The event will will take place at Pioneer Hall, Bandra (West), Mumbai on Saturday, February 8:10 am - 10 pm.
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found aims to tackle the pressing question of - “What can I do in the face of accelerated climate change?” Addressing this concern are a series of talks that highlight innovative initiatives working to create relevant impact, with the key speakers including - Avijit Michael, co-founder Jhatkaa.org (who will talk on the influence citizens can have on the government’s implementation of environment policies); Anish Andheria, photographer and President of Wildlife Conservation Trust
Rushikesh Chavan of Wildlife Conservation Trust (speaking on eco-anxiety and the “psychology of helplessness”); Shloka Nath, author and head of sustainability and special projects at Tata Trusts on how private companies can demand, devise and direct climate consciousness; and Sara Mahdi, divemaster, creative conservationist and Reefwatch and Sanctuary Asia Emeritus, speaking on raising role models, thought leaders and eco-warriors of the future.
To make Y3K: Planet Lost & Found an immersive, interactive experience, Dysco has curated an array of exciting workshops on themes such as a zine making workshop by Current Conservation as well as creative installations by Bombay Shirt Company. The event will carry screenings of film, focusing on the environment, curated by The Gaia People who will also be previewing the new season of their series “On the Brink”. The event will conclude with an evening of music curated by Sienna that includes Goa-based ecologist and singer-songwriter Ditty and Mumbai-based composer Discoman (Nishant Walimbe).
The event will also see a unique "Pitch-A Pecha Kucha" session, powered by Lightbox VC, which will give the winning pitch an opportunity to be accelerated by Climate Launchpad India, the world’s largest green-business idea competition. Additionally, the event will host a range of pop-ups by homegrown brands such as Organic Riot, Fae Beauty and Rebel Foods.
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found will be accompanied by conservation-focused satellite events - Mahim Beach Clean-up on February 1 and a heritage walk with art expert Alisha Sadikot of The Inheritage Project on February 2.
Tickets are available on www.insider.in