Join us on November 6th, when Ghent (BE) brings to Europe the internationally renowned DIY Days: a roving gathering for those who create.

It’s a free day originated by thought leader Lance Weiler that shines a spotlight on how creative people can finance, develop, distribute, and sustain themselves as collaborative entrepreneurs. Do It Yourself, but with the right partners.

The program’s interactive design enables all participants to learn, do and share in a collaborative environment. International experts will lead keynotes, workshops and panel discussions design to spark discussion and innovation. Intermittant open mic sessions and a climactic social mixer will highlight attendees and their work.

DIY Days is attended by an eclectic mix of storytellers, hackers, game developers, educators, scientists, architects, musicians, and designers who come together for a day of experimentation - one where like minds connect across disciplines and media.

This November, attendees will travel from all over the world to participate in what marks our 11th event in a little over four years. At our core, we focus on how innovation can bubble up, often sparked by a combination of storytelling and technology. DIY Days is a social sandbox that encourages sharing and open access to tools, resources and knowledge. 

The theme of DIY Days Ghent this year is CHANGE – change your mind and ideas, medium and technology, collaborator and business – all with the goal of creative sustainability and social innovation.

DIY Days Ghent is FREE and OPEN to all creative people and storytellers. But please register on diydays.creativemediadays.be. Follow our blog on www.diydaysghent.com and mention #DIYDaysGhent on Twitter.

Are you interested in collaborating? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out during the day.

MEDIA Desk Belgium – Flemish Community
+32 2 2260630
Nathalie Goethals – nathalie@mediadesk-vlaanderen.eu
Bert Lesaffer – bert@mediadesk-vlaanderen.eu

DIY Days Ghent is organised by MEDIA Desk Belgium – Flemish Community, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, iDROPS, School of Arts KASK, MEDIA Desk Netherlands and Denmark, Rambla iMinds, City of Ghent, STAM, Reboot Stories, and other partners. It takes place within the framework of the Creative Media Days (Nov 6-8).