Global Cities After Dark
. Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst
Global Cities After Dark returns for its 3rd year on Friday 15 November 2019 - a forum pioneering the emerging field of night time governance, featuring some of the world’s leading figures in nightlife, city planning, policy-making and health and safety.
The program delivers an integrated experience, drawing on the collective knowledge, expertise and real life experience of not just the international speakers, (who will be joined by domestic experts) but also the forum attendees. Framed by three themes - Content and Culture; Creative Space and City Planning; and Policy/Framework and Education – the 2019 forum will feature keynotes from five international experts, as well as “deep dive” workshops, breakout sessions and a hypothetical, focused on harm minimisation.
NSW Government through Create NSW and City of Sydney - event partners in 2017 and 2018 - will once more partner with Global Cities After Dark in 2019, reflecting local and state government commitment to collaborating with the creatives and nightlife figures at the frontline to navigate the rebuilding of Sydney’s nightlife following a challenging period since 2014.
2019 international speakers include House of Yes’ Creative Director Kae Burke and Diversity Manager Jacqui Rabkin; Business Development Manager, Nightlife and Entertainment Sector, from San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development Ben Van Houten; HafenCity University Hamburg’s Professor of Cultural Theory and Cultural Practice Gesa Ziemer and City Data Scientist Holger Prang; and Senior Prevention Worker Judith Noijen from Amsterdam’s Jellinek (an expert health organisation specialising in alcohol, drugs and addiction).
The first announced domestic speakers include former Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer; Australian Festivals Association and Fuzzy Director Adelle Robinson; Drug Free Australia’s Gary Christian; Harm Reduction Australia President Gino Vumbaca; Unharm’s Founder and Executive Director Will Tregoning; Activist, DJ and Event Producer Ayebatonye Abrakasa; Oxford Art Factory’s Mark Gerber; Kensington Street’s Daria Grove and Divsion Agency’s Kiran Da Silva. More domestic speakers will be announced in September.
More info can be found at our website www.globalcitiesafterdark.com