Three hearts beat in this project: profession, hobby and social commitment.
Our colleague Fabian Sott successfully completed his training as an event technology specialist at the beginning of the year. Since then, he has been supporting our team in a wide variety of projects. In October, he has a job coming up that is particularly close to his heart: The LCOY Germany - the young climate conference in Lüneburg.
The event is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. From October 28 - 30, about 1000 participants and 200 speakers will meet to talk about topics like "Companies on the way to climate neutrality", "Securing energy supply" or even "Green film production".
We don't need to stress how important such conferences are. That's why, as a partner for #media technology, we're happy to lend a hand. Want a little peek behind the scenes? We grabbed Fabian briefly from the preparations:
Fabian, what exactly is your job at the conference?
I'm the technical director, so I'm responsible for planning the event technology, logistics including set-up and dismantling, and coordinating with the content and finance team. I master the whole thing with a team of 10 volunteers.
Later he remembers: Oh, I'm also the team leader for the social media campaign!
That sounds like a lot of responsibility, how do you deal with it?
For me, it's simply part of the job and the result of my training at ICT. As an event technology specialist, I learned to think strategically and creatively. I can apply that very well to this project.
With this project you combine your private and professional life, don't you?
Definitely, and on several levels. I've always had a soft spot for climate protection and I'm convinced that advanced technologies will also contribute to it in the future. What's more, I'm also passionate about my job in my private life. So I do my job, pursue a hobby and do it for a really good cause - our climate.
What opportunities and challenges do you face in this project?
A great opportunity is that both ICT and the conference benefit from my double assignment. While the conference is supported by material and my expertise, I can apply the experience gained during the event to my job. Win-win actually. The challenge is definitely the highly budget-oriented work. Since we rely on funding, we often have to negotiate and calculate well in order to achieve the desired result.
What are you most looking forward to on the weekend of the conference?
When everything is up and running and the participants can enjoy the event. And when I get to stand at the mixing desk to mix the live bands.