In June 2023, Göttingen, Germany became the epicentre of sustainability innovation when it hosted the highly anticipated reveal15 conference “Towards a circular sustainability culture”.
Over the course of 1.5 days, this dynamic event brought together a diverse group of more than 150 participants from across Europe, including experts, stakeholders and local supporters. With its unique conference format of workshops, discussions and an innovative exhibition, reveal15 aimed to stimulate curiosity and promote a circular sustainability culture.
reveal15 stood out for its unique format designed to engage attendees and raise awareness of sustainable practices.
Through interactive workshops, attendees engaged in hands-on activities that explored topics such as circular economy, biochar, and sustainable design. Stimulating discussions and engaging presentations served to spark curiosity and encourage attendees to think critically about the importance of a circular approach to sustainability.
Throughout the conference, facilitation played a pivotal role, guided by a philosophical approach (M.Schneidegger and Jonas Urbat) to sustainability and enlightenment. Distinguished speakers and panellists provided thought-provoking insights that challenged conventional wisdom and challenged attendees to rethink their perspectives.
The philosophical lens encouraged participants to delve deeper into the interconnectedness of the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability, driving the exploration of innovative solutions.
The reveal15 conference “Towards a circular sustainability culture” ensured that the learning experience extended beyond the daytime sessions with two memorable evening events. The first evening treated participants to a delicious BBQ, fostering a relaxed and convivial atmosphere where connections were made and ideas were shared. The evening culminated in a mesmerizing live music performance by the Blue Chamber Quartet, where classical melodies blended harmoniously with the soulful notes of jazz.
The second evening of the conference celebrated the achievements of student-developed sustainability projects, recognizing their dedication and creative solutions. An awards ceremony recognized the outstanding efforts and innovative ideas of the younger generation. The evening culminated with an entertaining improvisational theatre performance that combined humour and creativity to reflect on the importance of sustainability in our everyday lives.
The reveal15 conference in Göttingen, Germany, marked a significant milestone in the pursuit of a circular sustainability culture. Through its unique format of workshops, discussions and an innovative exhibition, the event successfully generated curiosity and awareness among more than 150 participants from all over Europe.
Guided by a philosophical approach to sustainability, the conference encouraged critical thinking and the exploration of innovative solutions. The lively evening events, which included a BBQ, live music by the Blue Chamber Quartet, an awards ceremony and an improvisational theatre performance, added a touch of celebration to the transformative atmosphere of the conference. reveal15’s impact will undoubtedly continue to resonate, empowering participants to champion sustainability in their respective fields and contribute to a brighter and more sustainable future.