GoodFestival is about celebrating innovation focussed on promoting education, health, habitat, nutrition, clean water, security, environmental balance and clean energy for all - any activity that leads to a society uplifted, women empowered, safer families, vibrant startups and thriving communities of artists.
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GoodFestival 1E, 25-29 October 2016:
After 2 years of planning and 4 years of research and development we launched the GoodFestival together with a team of students from EHL and EPFL at the boat “Lausanne” operated by CGN and at The Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland. Right from the first day the intent was the launch a multi-genre, multi-day and multi-venue event series.
GoodFestival 2E, 20-22 April 2017:
The second edition had more workshops, speakers, collaborations and jury members. Now the question was how can we scale up.
GoodFestival 3E, 17-21 October 2017:
For the third edition, we extended the scope of GoodFestival to include Music and invited over 70 speakers, workshop leaders and coaches. The third edition allowed us to reach a major milestone as we were able to deliver 3 Editions over 13 Days at 6 venues in just one year - thus establishing GoodFestival as the world’s biggest celebration of sustainable innovation.
GoodFestival 4E, 26-29 April 2018:
During the fourth Edition, we extended the scope to include the filmmakers, added the Brainstorm4Good for kids. This allowed us to broaden the age group of the Innovators we were promoting and we also laid down the foundation of co-productions with GoodFestival Workshops.
GoodFestival 5e, 2 november to 14 december 2018:
Six months later, we completed the circle by turning GoodFestival into a platform where Innovators could not only showcase their projects but also co-produce events. Essentially, we have created a risk management system which allows the Innovator to scale up without fear. This new system allowed us to launch the 100 Days of Innovation as part of the fifth edition of GoodFestival.
GoodFestival 5E, Global Good Congress with EPFL Tech4Impact, 2 November 2018:
GoodFestival partnered with EPFL Tech4Impact to deliver the Global Good Congress at The Olympic Museum and brought the leading researchers of sustainable innovation together with the most inspiring Sustainable Innovators building a better world.
GoodFestival 5E, Good Water Summit with Waterpreneurs, 6 December 2018:
We brought together a dynamic ecosystem of water & sanitation stakeholders - entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, investors, large and small companies, non-governmental organizations, International Organizations, incubators - who are contributing to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 6.
GoodFestival 5e, Great Women Leaders, 7-8 December 2018:
As more women are set to reach the top of their organizations, everyone is realizing that they see the world differently. Great Women Leaders at the Salle Paderewski showcased stories of leaders who have overcome great odds to do something good for the world.
GoodFestival 5e, Firestarter at Tesla, 11-14 December 2018:
Firestarter Open Session was the first step towards creating an event series for discovering new films, music, art, sculpture, photography, dance, fashion, food, books - everything creative, uplifting and responsible.
GoodFestival 6e, Good Brand Summit, 15 May 2019
For the sixth edition, we launched the GoodBrandSummit (GBS). GBS is about discovering Good Brands, Good People, and Good Food from organizations and companies which are tackling sustainability issues and positioning their brands to mean much more than money.