Enjoy Right Now: The importance of no-camera policies
Oct
18
1:45 PM13:45

Enjoy Right Now: The importance of no-camera policies

[PRESENTATION] In 2014, veteran DJ, producer and promoter DVS1, published an article via the online platform XLR8R addressing the growing issue of cell phone overuse in club culture and presented a campaign titled “Enjoy Right Now”.  It's 2019, and we're all still addicted to our phones. They're everywhere: on the street, on the train, in cafes and yes, at the club… Read more

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Make Room: Finding and protecting space for marginalized communities
Oct
18
2:30 PM14:30

Make Room: Finding and protecting space for marginalized communities

[ROUNDTABLE} Although it's well documented that dance music culture is rooted in the story of marginalized communities, there's no denying that those same communities have not shared in the benefits of the music's explosion over the past several decades. In 2019, even in the world's largest and most diverse metropolitan centers, the average party or festival is likely going to be overwhelmingly white, straight and male… Read more

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Write It Down: Developing and promoting scene ethics and guidelines
Oct
18
4:15 PM16:15

Write It Down: Developing and promoting scene ethics and guidelines

[PRESENTATION] Community. Respect. Diversity. Safety. We've all heard these words being held up as some of the main pillars of dance music culture, but what do they actually mean in the real world? When it comes to putting on an event or even just attending one, how can these values be translated into both creating and participating… Read more

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Take the LEAP: An effort to reform drug laws around the globe
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Take the LEAP: An effort to reform drug laws around the globe

[PRESENTATION] For better or worse, there's no getting around the fact that electronic music and nightlife are connected to drug culture. And while drugs are something that dip into nearly all aspects of modern life, the perception of electronic music as a drug-addled enterprise has made our community an easy target for politicians and law enforcement… Read more

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