How to: a Safer Festival Experience
Sarah Bergmann Act Aware e.V., Mikko Niemelä Ruisrock Festival
Sarah Bergmann Act Aware e.V.Sarah Bergmann is a coach for creative, sustainable and aware concepts in the event and festival industry. In the field of internal and external awareness, she is committed to diverse and target group-oriented development. Her focus areas include discrimination-free spaces and female empowerment. In 2020, she founded Act Aware e.V. with like-minded people, an initiative for establishing awareness structures at events. According to her credo "change from the inside out", she gives workshops and keynotes for the vision of a fairer event landscape.
Mikko Niemelä Ruisrock FestivalMikko is the CEO and promoter of Ruisrock which takes place in Turku, Finland. The festival established in 1970 is one of the oldest in Europe and the biggest music festival in Finland.
Julia Gudzent Misc BerlinIn 2005, Julia joined Melt Festival as its second full-time employee. She worked as a German tour promoter for artists such as The 1975, Matthew Herbert, Years & Years, Robyn and many more. In 2015, she gave up tour booking to concentrate fully on festivals, and worked as programmer and head of artist liaison for festivals such as Lollapalooza Berlin, Superbloom Munich, Melt Festival, Berlin Festival, Pure & Crafted, Body&Soul Festival, Untold Festival, Neversea Festival. She was one of the very few festival programmers to work internationally and books festivals in countries such as Ireland, Romania and Germany. In 2020, she founded Misc, an agency for diversity and empowerment that is designed to help companies become more diverse and create an empowered and equal work environment. Now she works full-time on advising companies, especially in the creative sector, on how to implement diversity, equity and inclusion into their daily business.