PREDICTING THE FUTURE FROM REVISITING THE PAST
The two closing speakers from the Seattle Summit provided great insights on trends in nightlife. Surprisingly each also laid a foundation that predicted the consideration for the future of the social economy, just as announcements were made about COVID-19.
Dow Constantine, King County Executive spoke of his passion for music, the need to organize to preserve the small music venues that nurture future talent.
Constantine ended his remarks with a statement about the deaths from COVID at the nursing home. He went on to predict how the virus will spread and take away opportunities for large gatherings, including the many venues and festivals for musicians.
Listen to Dow Constantine's closing session.
Philip Kolvin, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER brought his experience as former chair, London Nighttime Commission, Purple Flag and Best-Bar-None. He brilliantly consolidated the lessons from Summit sessions providing a solid framework for the future of life at night, and how cities were adapting to the changes impacting nightlife.
The framework Kolvin presented is as relevant today toward recovery as cities seek solutions to be ready for transition and transformation to a new normal in life at night.