When: Monday 17th February, 12:00pm-1:00pm
All too often conversations about sustainability become negative and accusatory, and alienate the very people we need to connect with. In this session we’ll talk about Sustainable StandUp, a different way to approach communication, using a highly compassionate form of comedy.
Belina Raffy teaches stand up and improv practices to sustainability champions (environmental and social) to help them to talk about important and scary ideas in delightful ways that bring people in, instead of frightening them away.
Based in Berlin, Belina has now run Sustainable Stand Up courses and shows over 33 times across 10 countries and has also written a book Using Improv to Save the World (and me) .
The talk will feature some excerpts of live comedy from Melbourne-based Sustainable Stand Up teacher and comedian, Tejopala Rawls. (Tejopala will also be doing a full length show as part of the conference social program)
What will the audience get out of it?
Insights on a new way to approach difficult conversations, a smile and some optimism!
A pre-recorded cross to Belina Raffy in Berlin, and some examples of comedy from Tejopala Rawls, along with a discussion of how he develops material and some audience Q&A.
Phil Dooley, Phil Up On Science, and Sustainable Stand Up teacher, Canberra
Belina Raffy, Empress, Maffick Ltd and Founder, Sustainable Stand U