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A Change is Coming – COVID 19 & an Industry Update

July 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST

We welcome you to our WORLDCHANGERS IN TECH Music & Tech digital event series!

Festivals canceled, music clubs closed, artists struggling and everyone attempting to survive financial ruin, so what’s the ad-hoc pandemic plan? Do we only see bleak or new opportunities arising? And how can technology play a part?

In this heads-on panel we will discuss with the experts how the various industries, Festivals (WACKEN), Classical Music (WILDKAT PR), and the Club Scenes (UNITED WE STREAM & CLUB COMMISSION BERLIN) have experienced the shutdown, what the current mood is and where technology and collaboration could futureproof the industry. Plus, do they all see eye to eye? Join us for this exciting session with:

United We Stream, Lutz Leichsenring

WILDKAT PR, Kathleen Alder

WACKEN, Leander Schlicht


  • SDG 8 Quality Education
  • SDG 9 Industry, innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Lutz Leichsenring is a consultant, keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading authorities on protecting creative communities. Lutz started his professional career immediately after high school, when he built one of the largest platforms for music event listings in Germany. He went on to run a music club and restaurant until 2010, and today is one of the chief shareholders of a Berlin-based talent recruiting event company young targets GmbH and Amsterdam based night time advocacy consultancy VibeLab. Since 2009, Lutz has been the spokesman and executive board member for the Berlin Clubcommission and fought tirelessly for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene by organizing protests, conferences, workshops and by speaking at round tables and parliamentary committees. His role has led Lutz into the city’s Berlin Musicboard and Chamber of Commerce, where he frequently votes on development issues that protect creative space affected by gentrification and overregulation. In 2017, alongside civic luminary former Night Mayor of Amsterdam Mirik Milan, Lutz launched the Creative Footprint, a project to measure, compare, and advocate for creative spaces in urban areas worldwide, like Berlin, New York and Tokyo. During the Corona crisis, Lutz initiated United We Stream, a global music streaming platform to create awareness about club culture affected by Covid-19 and nighttime.org to support nighttime governance to set up a Global Nighttime Recovery Plan.

WildKat’s Managing Director Kathleen Alder was born in Hamburg and grew up in a very musical household. In 2008, at the age of 24, Kathleen founded WildKat, the creative agency for culture and music, which now has offices across two continents following a substantial investment from Edition Capital last year. In 2015, Kathleen created the fellowship Noted, offering financial support, industry opportunities and mentorship to up-and-coming talent in arts administration. In 2018, Kathleen became a Trustee of the Voice Foundation, and she has since been active with the foundation in organizing it’s 25th-anniversary concert and The Big Give campaign, a rally to gain funds for the charity’s work. Previously, Kathleen has been in PR Weeks’ 29 under 29 (2011) and she has also been shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award in the arts & culture category (2018). Kathleen can speak English, German, French and Spanish.

Leander is an experienced Lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Corporate Law, Politics, European Law, Tax Law, and Competition Law. A Strong legal professional with a two Staatsexamen focused in Law. Focusing on corporate strategy and development.


July 22, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST