Sat, 09 Mar|
LASALLE College of the Arts
#PLASTIKOPHOBIA: DRIVING ENVIRONMENT & SOCIAL IMPACT CONVERSATIONS TO ACTION
Join in conversation with young Canadian artist, Benjamin Von Wong, keynote speaker at SCLE2019, and change leaders in Singapore. Share your experiences and ideas, and challenge yourself, to move beyond awareness and take action for the environment and social impact.
Time & Location
09 Mar 2019, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally St, Singapore 187940, F202
About The Event
Benjamin Von Wong has been making waves around the world with his epic photography, hyper-realistic art style and innovative concepts, specifically designed to go viral and drive conversations. He credits his background in engineering for giving him a unique edge for creative problem solving. Toronto-born (his parents migrated from Malaysia), Ben studied mining engineering at McGill University, and picked up photography as a hobby while working in a mining company in US.
Haled as an engaging storyteller, viral campaign creator and marketing master, Ben challenges himself to create shareable meaningful work that will help to drive change. He is currently focused on conservation and social impact projects, and looking to work with corporations that have a Triple Bottom Line. Join in conversation with Ben and other change leaders in Singapore:
Dr Lee Hui Mien: VP for Sustainable Solutions, Mandai Park Development
Mr Xiao Zhaotan: President of RWDC Industries Ltd
Ms Stefanie Beitien: Director, Partnerships, Eco-Business
Mr Jack Sim: Founder, World Toilet Organisation and BOP HUB
The Royal Commonwealth Society - Singapore
MDIS School of Fashion and Design
*First 100 registrations will be receiving stainless steel recyclable straws as door prizes*
We will kick off the event with a chill-out and networking session over free ice-cold Canadian craft beer on tap and coconut water, and chance for you to share your values with the change leaders and the like-minded.
Ben will be launching #PLASTIKOPHOBIA, his first exhibition in Singapore, at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery, Marina Barrage from 7 March – 18 April 2019, presented by the High Commission of Canada, to mark World Wildlife Day, and raise awareness of the scale and severity of the problem of plastics in our oceans, and inspire visitors to take action to combat this threat to our planet.
Learn more about Ben at http://vonwong.com
All proceeds from donations will go towards supporting the organization of future Singapore Canada Learning Exchange.