Y3K: Planet Lost & Found
Icecaps are melting. Fish are drowning.
Forests are burning. Cities are flooding.
We are choking.
A climate emergency is here and now.
This is no time to point fingers.
It’s the time to come together.
It’s time to pivot.
Y3K is a call to renew, regenerate and regrow what we have lost. We are envisioning a vibrant future: one where humans, technology and nature live in symbiotic harmony. This is a celebration of the deep passion, commitment and innovation exhibited by diverse and determined people, to protect and preserve the wonder and biodiversity of our planet.
We’re bringing together all those that care about our planet, to learn, unlearn, innovate and collaborate. And you’re invited. Let’s step into the new decade with renewed focus. Together.
Y3K is an acknowledgement of the challenges that we currently face. An homage to the strength and fragility of nature. An organic coming together of synergistic ideas in areas of animal welfare, renewable energy, sustainable food and fashion, co-living, urban planning and circular economy.
We're gathering around stories, talks and panels by a curated group of eco champions to share their insights, challenge established practises and propose solutions.
There will be experiences, installations, workshops, networking fairs for you to discover likeminded people including policy experts, journalists, technologists, content creators, researchers, startups and more.
Istituto Marangoni - Event Sponsor
Verve - Media Partner
Climate Launchpad - Innovation Partner
Teach For India - Education Partner
The Good Food Institute - Food Curation Partner
Current Conservation - Content Partner
Skrap - Waste Management Partner
Cityflo - Transportation Partner
Pretty Things - Decor Partner
Sienna - Music Curator
Monks Bouffe - Beverage Partner
1. Bare Necessities, Zero Waste in 30 Walk Through and Workshop: Learn how to make a difference through everyday choices and make a seamless transition to a zero waste lifestyle.
2. Current Conservation, Zine Making Workshop: Learn how to ideas together and make different types of zines around the theme ' What Does Conservation Mean to You?'
Our speakers (more to be announced)
Amita Ramachandran, Program Lead, India Climate Collective
Avijit Michael, Founder at Jhatkaa
Sumit Gambhir, Co-founder at The Pantry
Sara Mahdi, Creative Conservationist & Ex-Sanctuary Asia / ReefWatch India
Varun Deshpande, The Good Food Institute
Pratap Raju, Climate Launchpad & Climate Collective
Rushikesh Chavan, Wildlife Conservation Trust
Abhay Bhatia, Co-Founder at OOO Farms
Arina Suchde, Sustainable Chef & Mixologist
Shweta Wagh & Hussain Indorewala, Centre for Spatial Alternatives
Subham Kar Chauduri, Extinction Rebellion India
Alisha Sadikot, The Inheritage Project
Sandeep Murthy, Partner at Lightbox
Latha Sreesandesh, German International Academy, Chennai
Nandan, Student at German International Academy, Chennai
Dhvani Solani, Associate Editor, Vice
Mae Miriyam Thomas, Founder at Maed in India
Pitch-a PechaKucha powered by Lightbox
PechaKucha means ‘chit-chat’ in Japanese, and got popularised as a spontaneous and visual format of storytelling. This 20x20 presentation format offers 20 seconds to explain 20 slides - a total of 400 seconds to share an idea. It focuses on talking less and showing more. Dysco’s version, Pitch-a PechaKucha is for 8-10 talented people to pitch their world-changing ideas, giving audiences 6 minutes + 40 seconds to decide if they want to collaborate, join or invest in each pitch-er. It’s a chance to hear about incredible innovations, in a high-energy setting.
Both Lightbox & Climate Launchpad are focussed on supporting the emerging innovation ecosystem around climate and sustainability. To further that goal, at least one of the participants in this segment will get automatic admission into the Climate Launchpad India accelerator in 2020.
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition, a programme by EIT Climate-KIC (European Union). The competition scouts cleantech talent and helps them grow their sustainable idea into a global business.
Ethico, Indranil Sengupta & Rabia Tewari
Coco Custo, Shaan Lalwani
Belgadia Palace, Akshita Bhanjdeo
Bombay Greenway, Alan Abraham & Anca Abraham
Purpose Climate Lab, Sonali Bhasin
Skrap, Divya Ravichandran
Clients & Collaborators Fair
We’ve put a spin on the concept of a regular ‘Careers Fair’. We're offering a dedicated space and time where you can market and advertise that you’re looking for new business relationships. This is an opportunity to network with experts and enthusiasts in your field, tell them about the work you do and find new collaborators, clients, and professional partnerships. Here you can expect to meet experts who focus on climate consciousness, environmental awareness and sustainability: freelance writers, researchers; policy experts; lawyers; content creators; chefs; startups; marketing and PR agencies; and investors too.
Thought Over Design
Purpose Climate Lab
The Good Food Institute India
Love Your Parks Mumbai
Shraddha Bhansali, Candy & Green
Installations & Screenings
Crossroads by Maithilee Suryawanshi & Ankita Trivedi
Jai Ranjit Printmaking & #LiveArtwithZaiu
Installation by Shirali Tyabji, Art&Found
Fridays for Future X Extinction Rebellion
Bombay Shirt Company
Tomorrow by Lightbox
Happy Little Store
Teach for India
Food & Beverage Stalls
Good Food Lab
Great State Aleworks
GoodDO The Vegan Eatery
Pioneer Hall Bandra
Pioneer House, 9, St John Baptist Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050