Pioneer Hall, Bandra, Mumbai on 8 February 2020, 10 AM - 10 PM
Dysco are kicking of 2020 with Y3K: Planet Lost & Found, a day-long offline event
that builds on the platform’s commitment to creating impact through community-building, to
envision a future where tech, humans and nature live in harmony. The event will bring together all
those that care about the future of our planet through a thoughtfully curated programme of talks,
workshops, pop-ups, Pitch-a Pecha Kucha sessions and music performances. The impressive
line-up of participants will include ecopreneurs, journalists, content creators, artists and more,
creating an immersive experience ripe for collaboration, sharing and learning.
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found invites anyone looking to create meaningful impact in the arena of
sustainability and environmental conservation, to protect and preserve the wonder and biodiversity
of our planet. The event will also mark the launch of Dysco’s web platform.
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found aims to tackle the pressing question of - “What can I do in the face of
accelerated climate change?”. Addressing this concern are a series of talks that highlight innovative
initiatives working to create relevant impact. Some of the key speakers include - Avijit Michael,
co-founder Jhatkaa.org who will talk on the influence citizens can have on the government’s
implementation of environment policies; Anish Andheria, photographer and President of Wildlife
Conservation Trust, Shloka Nath, author and head of sustainability and special projects at Tata
Trusts on how private companies can demand, devise and direct climate consciousness; Pratap
Raju of Climate Launchpad sharing insights on new tech innovations that will save the planet;
Rushikesh Chavan of Wildlife Conservation Trust speaking on eco-anxiety and the “psychology
of helplessness” and Sara Mahdi (pictured below) divemaster, creative conservationist and
Reefwatch and Sanctuary Asia Emeritus, on raising role models, thought leaders and eco-warriors of
To make Y3K: Planet Lost & Found an immersive, interactive experience, Dysco has curated an
array of exciting workshops on themes such as a zine making workshop by Current Conservation
and a zero waste workshop by Bare Necessities as well as creative installations by homegrown
brands such as Bombay Shirt Company and a live-painting session with artist Jai “Zaiu” Ranjit.
There will also be screenings of films focusing on the environment, curated by The Gaia People
(pictured above) who will also be previewing the new season of their series “On the Brink”. The
event will conclude with an evening of music curated by Sienna that includes Goa-based ecologist
and singer-songwriter Ditty (pictured below) and Mumbai-based composer Discoman (Nishant
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found will be accompanied by conservation-focused satellite events - Mahim
Beach Clean-up (pictured below) on 1 February and a heritage walk with art expert Alisha Sadikot
of The Inheritage Project on 2 February.
With the aim to promote sustainability as a viable business model, Dysco will provide ecopreneurs a
chance to pitch their ideas at a special Pitch-a Pecha Kucha session, powered by Lightbox VC.
The session will open up the floor to young companies or even ideas at their concept-stage, to pitch
in the 20 seconds x 20 slides format. The winning pitch will get the opportunity to be accelerated by
Climate Launchpad India, the world’s largest green-business idea competition.
Y3K: Planet Lost & Found will also include the return of Dysco’s popular Clients & Collaborators
Fair, which offers a fresh take on traditional ‘career fairs’ by dedicating a two-hour session to
creating opportunities for discovering potential collaborators and brand visibility in the sustainability
and conservation space. A host of exciting, eco-friendly and wellness-focused brands will have their
pop-up stalls at the event where participants and attendees can discover sustainable swaps for
everyday products and services.
Tickets are available now through www.insider.in
Dysco is a professional networking platform designed to facilitate
interactions and social recruitment between people, businesses,
brands and agencies across diverse industries. Short for ‘discover,’
Dysco’s aim is to help build a community and create opportunities
within their thoughtfully curated ecosystem, that serves as a space
for conversation, collaboration, information and inspiration.
Founded in 2016 by siblings Khrisha and Mishal Shah, who, like
those around them, struggled to find the local talent and resources
needed to further their entrepreneurial ventures. Seeing
‘word-of-mouth’ as the most viable alternative, they combined
elements of technology, community, social networks and digital media to build a more efficient and
effective way to network professionally. Dysco has grown to offer an array of services that help
people and brands discover each other, including virtual networks, offline events, premium content
referral and social recruitment.
Dysco envisions an empowered community built on meaningful and relevant connections.