Oct 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Learn to trade forex like a Pro! We will teach you everything you need to know about the forex industry. We will you to understand and read the financial markets. By attending this event we will provide you with lifetime free mentorship until you are ready to trade by yourself. What you will learn: Forex History Trading Strategies Psychology Risk and Money Management The list above only covers a few things that we will teach. There are so much more to learn. Once you have completed the beginners class, then we will offer you our free "Advance Forex Course" We will be with you every step of the way. Sign up for an individual account: https://www.avatrade.co.za/?tag=83024 Sign up for a partner account: http://partner.avatrade.capetown Chat with us on WhatsApp: http://whatsapp.avatrade.capetown Chat with is on Telegram: http://chat.avatrade.capetown Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AvaTradeSouthAfrica Call our office at (021) 100 - 3272 (08h30 to 16h30) or email [email protected] for more details. Please note: AvaTrade is an authorized financial service provider with its own FSP number 45984.

Nov 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Powered by Deezer and UMG Live, AFest is AfricaCom’s official stellar networking event, and will bring 1000s of industry leaders together in one of Cape Town’s hottest venues – Shimmy Beach Club at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town – on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. In the wake of last year’s AFest headliners – AKA, Black Motion and Mr Silk – along with celebrating AfricaCom’s 21st show and now with a turbo boost Powered by Deezer and UMG Live, AFest 2018 is set to make a splash. The phenomenal line-up will include TRESOR, The Muses and Swing City, with more acts to be announced. AfricaCom is the place to shape Africa's digital future. It’s the most influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, making this THE best place to meet innovators driving Africa’s digital transformation. As a premiere networking event, it pools cutting edge innovators in African telecoms and technology, bringing together 14,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors.   AFest Powered by Deezer and UMG Live distils the AfricaCom experience with sponsorship and hospitality opportunities. This includes a VIP Experience with branding opportunities on a luxurious VIP deck; hosting clients at a choice of private areas like the Jameson Bar, an Absolute Deck, or at a scenic outside lounge suitable for larger parties; or booking a VIP Lounge with seating for up to 10 guests, with views of the stage and private beach. Delegate passes at AfricaCom include access to AFest.  If not attending as a delegate, then AFesters will need to register for AfricaCom as a free visitor and then purchase a ticket at a cost of  $40.  Please register for AFest here. For media enquiries, please contact: Lauren Leonard [email protected] +27 21 202 1522   For sales enquires please contact:  Email [email protected] Telephone +44 (0) 207 017 5609   Social Media handles:  Twitter:           Connecting Africa @KNectAfrica                         @DeezerZA Facebook:       KNectAfrica                         @DeezerZA Hashtag:          #AFESTbyDeezer    

Nov 19, 2018 4:00 PM

Women In business you are invited to join us for this MasterMind in November,  Topic: How to Access Capital Sponsors and Manbassadors welcome. Read more here on how join the global EBW movement: See EBW2020 and to Join EBW2020 One Club  Announcement 1 - or take up this AMAZING opportunity, join the OneClub for ONLY 1$ per month starting immediate, valid till Dec 2018, thereafter usual monthly training rate applies. For the 1 Dollar One Club deal - Join here 1 $ deal Join EBW2020OneClub Announcement 2 - We are expanding in South Africa, both in KZN and CapeTown - to join the November events: KZN, contact Yugandrie - [email protected] Cape Town, contact Johanita - [email protected] ps – paid up One Club members attend monthly events for free!!  Our Mission: To empower women to build a global sustainable future through the elevation of women, and to demystify and democratize access to capital resources for women everywhere. We are a global movement giving inspired women of purpose and impact access to mentorship, community, education, financial literacy and a powerful network to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs. Please share with fellow entrepreneurs looking for specific business support. Want a Chapter in your City? Please do connect if you would like to open a Chapter in your area. Warm regards EBW2020 Chapter Director South Africa Charlotte D Blignaut http://charlottedblignaut.co.za/

Mar 15, 2019 10:00 AM

I'm so excited to be offering this experience to the world - a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect deeply with the indigenous KhoiSan (bushmen) people of Southern Africa, in a ten day journey to the remote and beautiful Kalahari desert country. This a truly off- the-beaten- track cultural adventure like no other ever offered, its open-hearted, close-up, personal and unique. A transformational journey - you will never be the same again. It is a window into what their world really looks like, not an idealised, romantic vision, but as it looks here, now. In this truth, we will be able to deeply connect with each other and share our hopes and dreams, as humans on the same planet, as souls connected by our hearts.  Price is ex - Cape Town. (I am happy to help you find the cheapest flight prices). Includes - all accommodation (no camping). Workshop fees. Bushman cultural tour. One night/early morning wildlife Safari tour. Two National park entry fees and conservation levies. Kalahari Desert Festival entry fees. Traditional Damara meal and khoi dance demonstration (subject to availability) at Riemvasmaak. Hot springs. Internal travel (overnight buses, hire vehicles, insurances, fuel etc.) Seven breakfasts. A personal English-Afrikaans and cultural translator (me). Adventure facilitator (me again!). Lots of love, hugs and fun. Small group size (place for seven participants maximum). Journey subject to minimum numbers. March 2019 (exact dates to be announced) Projected itinerary (subject to change): note that dates specified might alter slightly. Day one: Pickup at Cape Town International airport at 9.30am or Cape Town city at 10.30am.Drive to Yserfontein (1 hr) to settle into our tented cabins at Khwa ttu San bushman cultural centre, stopping at Bloubergstrand for supplies and magnificent views towards table mountain on the way. Day two: Breakfast provided. Morning cultural experience with San / bushman knowledge holders on land - including an introduction to animal tracking and traditional medicinal plants.Back to Cape Town for a sunset walk up the ancient rocky hills surrounding table mountain. Meditation with the setting rays of the sun.Accommodation in Cape Town. Day three: Breakfast provided. Optoional early morning at Milnerton flea market. Weaving workshop with a traditional weaver/ sangoma from Dunoon informal settlement, at Design Afrika in Woodstock. Overnight bus to Upington, Northern Cape. Day four: Drive to Augrabies Falls National park, with a walk to the falls to see the amazing proliferation of rainbow lizards and views of the deep gorge and thundering water etching its way into the earth. See the huge rose quartz rock and smaller pieces which riddle the landscape in this area. A special place indeed! Bush drive or optional (pre- booked only) special rapid rafting trip on the Orange river (grade 2 and 3 rapids), then on to Riemvasmaak hot springs for a traditional bushman/ Khoi meal, dancing and a soak in hot springs under the stars. Accommodation at Riemvasmaak. Day five: Drive to our accommodation near Andriesvale (4 hours), see the huge, amazing sociable weaver nests that line the road, in trees and on telephone poles. (We call them drop bears because that’s what they look like!) Relax at the pool.  Day six to eight: Breakfasts provided. Kalahari desert festival (KDF), which includes Weavery’s informal cultural exchange weaving workshops (and possibly other bush crafts like traditional doll making TBA). http://www.kdfest.com/ Lunch/dinner options from various local traditional food stalls at very low prices.  Day nine: Breakfast provided. Activities with local bushman craftsmen (like Yasre and his wife pictured in the event image) like bow-and arrow shooting/ making, porcupine quill necklace making, ostrich egg shell drilling and sanding, learning Nama language (with clicks, like in ‘The Gods must be Crazy’), home visits. Optional extras - opportunity to ‘sit with’ internationally reknowned traditional bushman spiritual healer Isak Kruiper (spiritual healing experience), dune surfing in the red Kalahari sand, or a visit to the meercat sanctuary. Day ten: Drive to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Count the vulture nests atop the trees that line the river alongside, on the way. Relax at your bungalow or have a swim at Tweerivieren rest camp, in the park. Evening or next morning safari drive in the park, to spot the amazing wildlife. If we are lucky, we could even see a lion or a cheetah! Day eleven: Slowly make our way back to Upington. Overnight bus back to Cape Town. Day twelve: Arrival in Cape Town at 9am. Breakfast together before we part ways. Investment: $2950 pp, extra $100 for the double bed instead of a single. (Accommodation includes 2, 3 and 4- person share rooms). Ex Cape Town. Suitable for both women and men. Additional itinerary optional (Cape Town is an amazing place) could include a trip up table mountain in the cable car, a trip to Langa township, Cape Point nature reserve, penguins at Boulders beach, Hout Bay markets, wine tours, underground tunnel tour, Jazz club visit and a visit to the V and A waterfront including the magnificent Zeitz Moccaa contemporary African art museum. Then in April, it’s time for Afrika Burn. https://www.afrikaburn.com/ Yeeeew! Exciting adventures ahead!

Nov 15, 2018 8:00 AM

Visit www.mapalo.co.za for more details Overview of the Symposium Do institutions of higher learning produce graduates that are work ready? Does the graduate have the skills necessary to make them immediately relevant in the workspace? What are some of the frustrations faced by employers when a graduate is not able to perform, even with their degree in hand? It is a fact that a portion of the graduates churned out by learning institutions may not find a job upon leaving school, what are we doing to prepare them for alternative ways of surviving and living, if they do not get a job? Isn’t it perhaps time that we changed our narrative and reason for obtaining an education? Is there enough, if at all, emphasis on the differences between skills, education and training during the learning period? Some graduates have an education and hardly anything else. These and many other lingering questions will be tackled by different experts from varying perspectives Objectives of Symposium The symposium will challenge the status quo and provoke thought and discussion on the subject matter. It will urge a revisiting of the way curricula is designed It will challenge the current narrative of the reason for obtaining an education The symposium should start a revolution, asking the question, how else can a graduating student make it in life if they do not get a job? And what should we be saying to the students as they pass through the doors of universities, FETs and other such institutions of higher learning? Who should attend?  Practitioners and experts in learning, training and development Curriculum development champions Human resource (cpaital) Practitioners Policy makers on learning and development Skills Development Service Providers 20 sponsored students from selected institutions of higher learning based in Gauteng Province of South Africa Guest speakers The speakers were carefully chosen based on their respective expertise. They have been drawn from different sectors and represent an assortment of views on the subject matter. Professor Nombeko Mpako, Director of School of Arts, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria. Mr Meshack Justin Tafa, Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operations Officer, Human Resource Development Council, Gaborone – Botswana. Mr Chris Meintjes, Chief Executive Officer, Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation, Muizenberg - Cape Town. Ms Susan Mwenda-Mulongoti, Founder and CEO, Accelion Consultancy, Kitwe – Zambia. Ms Rahab Matebane, Founder and CEO, Mapitsi Holdings, Johannesburg.  Master of Ceremonies An experienced motivational speaker and great director of programmes, Dr John Tibane will be the MC for the day. He is the CEO of Tibane Consulting, Johannesburg.  Convenor Claude Phiri conceived and organised the symposium. He is an author, speaker, skills development course writer and facilitator, keen observer and perpetual student. Owner and managing consultant at Mapalo Management Services, Johannesburg.  Participation fee ZAR3,000 + 15% VAT Package includes symposium participation and materials, coffee/tea on arrival, mid-morning refreshments as well as lunch. Early registration discounts  20% if you register by the 30th of September 10% for registrations between 1st and 31st October, inclusive No discount for late registrations after 31st October.

Feb 20, 2019 6:00 PM

IAS Book Launch Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family Terry Kurgan in conversation with Tamar Garb and Eva Hoffman  In this book, Terry Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories—public, private, domestic, familial and generational—she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain. Each essay takes up the thread of the story of her family’s epic journey across Europe as they flee—country by country—Nazi occupation, until they reach Cape Town, South Africa. But Kurgan takes detours, circles back, diverts attention elsewhere, enriching and also disrupting the narrative with digressions on the way Google has changed our relationship to photography, on her grandfather’s eloquent daily journals, on the shipboard flirtations of her fascinating grandmother, on vanity, on self representation, on loss and return, home and exile. Kurgan’s richly satisfying essays are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis and they demonstrate her sophisticated understanding of a medium that has long engaged her as an artist. “Kurgan has achieved something rare in this book: a truly dynamic fusion of text and image. She brings a deep knowledge of craft to everyday images, whether she’s teasing fugitive meanings from a creased pre-war snapshot or taking the pulse of an apparently impersonal digital image. The result is both a moving family memoir and an illuminating reflection on photography and memory.”     Ivan Vladislavić, author of Portrait with Keys and Double Negative, Wits University.  “On the basis of a detailed war-time diary and a collection of family photos left by her grandfather, Terry Kurgan builds a gripping family memoir/detective story that takes us from Poland through Romania, Turkey and India to South Africa. Balancing her account of this global Jewish refugee journey with illuminating microscopic readings of seemingly ordinary images, Kurgan invites us into the intimacies of family in conditions of extremity, even as she zooms out again to explore the revelatory power and the frustrating limits of photographs in our search for the textures of past lives.”      Marianne Hirsch, author of The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust, Columbia University.  Bio Terry Kurgan lives and works in Johannesburg. Her artistic interest is in photography, and in the complex and paradoxical nature of all photographic transactions. She explores this through a multi-media body of artwork that foregrounds intimacy, pushing at the boundaries between ‘the private’ and ‘the public’ in the South African public domain. Her projects have been sited in spaces as varied as a maternity hospital, a public library, a popular Johannesburg shopping mall, an inner city park and a prison. Kurgan received a BAFA from the California School of Arts in San Francisco, an MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand. She’s been awarded many fellowships, grants and prizes, and has exhibited and published broadly in South Africa and internationally. Hotel Yeoville was published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg in 2013, and recent exhibitions include: Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2018), Public Intimacy: Art And Other Ordinary Acts In South Africa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA 2014); Nine Urban Biotopes: Negotiating the Future of Urban Living, Spreefeld, Berlin (2014); Sharp, Sharp Johannesburg, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris (2013); Public Art/Private Lives, Gallery AOP, Johannesburg (2013); and Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the V & A Museum, London (2012). She is currently Research Associate at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at Wits University, and working with the other side of her family’s archive of journalsand photographs towards another work at the interface between art and literature. All welcome. Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information.

Nov 09, 2018 5:00 PM

Artists and cultural practitioners are at the forefront of critically analyzing and reimagining how we think about, experience, and represent gender. In particular, the political and cultural strategies of trans and genderqueer people, both historically and today, offer vital insights into and pathways for emergent conceptions of gender. The 2018 Wasserman Forum: Future Genders, November 9-10, will address these developments from multiple perspectives by bringing together important voices in the visual arts, architecture, activism, and scholarship. Registration for this event is required.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION INDIVIDUALLY TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT.  2018 MAX WASSERMAN FORUM SCHEDULE  Friday, November 9 5 PM                             Welcome                                        Paul C. Ha (Director, List Center) 5:30–7 PM                    Keynote                                       Mel Y. Chen (UC Berkeley) Saturday, November 10 10:30 AM–12 PM        Gender in Space: Policies, Pedagogies, and Publics This panel brings together a range of figures working across the visual and spatial fields to brainstorm, share, and critically reflect on creative strategies for engaging with gender in public space. In an age of trigger warnings and safe spaces, bathroom bills and border walls, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, panelists will to consider the following questions. What are the potential and limitations of art, architecture, and activism in contesting, subverting, and cultivating pedagogies and policies? Working within institutional infrastructures, how can cultural practitioners resist and reform spaces of gender-based violence such as the university and the art museum? Can they enable or even give rise to new publics and subjectivities? What tools do trans, dis/ability, and critical race studies offer for framing these questions in different ways? Lucas Crawford (University of New Brunswick) zethu Matebeni (University of Cape Town) Carlos Motta (Artist, New York) Moderated by Kian Goh (UCLA) 1:30–3 PM                    Artistic Genealogies: The Legacies of Trans History Despite the increasing hyper-visibility of trans people in public culture over a century, vital histories of trans life have been lost, neglected, obscured, hidden, and erased. At the same time, cultural practitioners, both historically and today, have devised methods to collect, chronicle, and share trans cultural production and other historical residues. For many artists and archivists, exploring the past has been particularly instrumental for visualizing the future. Reflecting on the archive as a site of not only intergenerational memory, but also historical possibility, this panel will center on the following questions. In what meaningful ways have artists, curators, and researchers excavated, sustained, and re-animated these archives? How does trans history open up new understandings of the archive’s role and responsibility? What tensions and discrepancies emerge in the project of institutionalizing such histories?  Shu Lea Cheang (Artist, Taipei and Paris) Wu Tsang (Artist, Los Angeles) Chris E. Vargas (Artist, Bellingham, Washington) Moderated by Susan Stryker (University of Arizona)   3:30–5 PM                  Considering Forms: Transgender and Genderqueer Artistic Strategies Whether through representation or abstraction, art and image-making have been important tools for engaging with and theorizing the multiple articulations of gender. By examining the stakes of visibility and the politics of form as critical concerns for artists, this panel asks: What strategies  do cultural practitioners employ to bridge physical and imaginative borders, and how do these strategies complicate presumptions about identification and expression? Beyond its embodiments, how does gender operate as metaphor, as method, as category, or as potential? Moreover, how does art illuminate the manifold intersections of gender with race, sexuality, class, and dis/ability? Cassils (Artist, Los Angeles) Jacolby Satterwhite (Artist, New York) Alok Vaid-Menon (Artist, New York) Moderated by David Getsy (SAIC)   5–6 PM                        RECEPTION For more information, contact: Emily A. [email protected]

Nov 19, 2018 8:00 AM

International Conference on Nephrology About Us ME Conference is buoyant to proclaim the launch of “International conference on Nephrology” in the beautiful city Cape Town, South Africa during November 19-21, 2018. Nephrology Meet 2018 targets the undiscovered phases of nephrology research which gives an inimitable chance to researchers all over the world to participate, share and perceive new thoughts and also exploration work. Conference highlights the theme “Scrutinizing the progression and technologies in nephrology” focuses on understanding the unknown facts of the nephrology, its research and therapeutic approaches. This conference comprises the constituents of nephrology such as renal pathology-immunology, clinical nephrology, genetic syndrome, dialysis and renal care, kidney cancer, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, imaging and radiation technique, kidney transplantation, renal nutrition, inflammation and metabolism, urology/urinary tract infections, nephritis and onconephrology, new upgrade in diabetics and hypertension and many more. International conference on Nephrology encourage the participation of students, impending researches as this conference is hosting young research forum and best poster award at the Nephrology Meet 2018. This scientific event welcomes the keynote speech and workshops from the prominent researchers who exceeds in this field of nephrology. This conference is an incredible event which coordinate cooperatively a distinctive and International combination of nephrologists and kidney specialists from supreme research centre and universities designing the conference as an appropriate platform to share and exchange research, new ideas and experience regarding the renal treatment and kidney diseases, foster collaboration all over the academia and industry, and determine emerging technologies across the globe. This scientific conference invites all the researchers, specialist, students and ambassadors to engage in our Nephrology conference to share and emphasize various research works and contribute to the vast growing field of Nephrology TARGET AUDIENCE: Nephrologists Nephrology Scientist Transplantation Specialists Nephrology Researchers Fellows or postdoctoral students Nephrology Academicians Emeritus Young research scientists Physicians Business delegates Medical Colleges Nephrology association and societies Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies Training Institutes Urologists WHY TO ATTEND? With the people from all over the world on learning and finding about nephrology and its advancement, this is the ultimate opportunity to participate in the best platform to meet the eminent Nephrologist. The scientific event is providing the platform to researcher to showcase their studies and research work through presentation and providing incredible opportunity to acquire knowledge about the new trends and advancement in the kidney treatment and receive name recognition at this 3-day scientific event. World-renowned speakers, the recent development, technology and current renovation in the nephrology are hallmarks of this scientific conference. Sessions and Tracks Track 01: Nephrology Nephrology deals with the study or analysis of functions of the kidneys, its diseases, infections and treatment of various disorders. In addition to this it also deals with the factors that affect the normal functioning of the kidney and problems that arise due to improper functioning of the kidney. The nephrons present in the Kidneys filter, reabsorb, secrete and excrete the metabolic waste (urea and ammonia) from the blood & regulate osmolality & stimulation of red blood cell production. Kidneys independently participate in the whole-body homeostasis for maintaining acid-base balance, electrolyte concentration & blood pressure. Kidney performs this function with association Endocrine system called “renin-angiotensin-aldosterone” system. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) means flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidney. If a person has the GFR less than 15 they need to take dialysis treatment. Kidney releases various hormone including erythropoietin and the enzyme renin. Erythropoietin is released when the tissues have low level of oxygen, which will then stimulate the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. Activated form of vitamin-D called calcitriol present in the kidney promotes the absorption of calcium in the intestine and renal reabsorption of phosphate. Track 02: Renal Transplantation & Multiple Organ Transplantation Renal Transplantation is the method of treatment where the person in the End Stage Renal Disease. Generally the initial stages of the disease can be treated and transplantation is done only in the final stage of kidney disease where the kidney cannot perform its function further. In this method the affected person is treated with the replacement of healthy kidney. Deceased Donor transplantation is the method where the kidney is transplanted from the died person. In most cases the died individuals are strangers who wants to donate the kidney. Transplantation can also be done through living ones which could be genetically related person & different person. While dealing with the immunology, there might the chance of rejection due to incompatibility. Therefore the donor and recipient should be in the ABO blood group and cross match Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) compatible. If a potential living donor is contrary with his/her recipient, the donor could be traded for a good kidney. To reduce the rejection rate during incompatible transplantation, ABO & HLA antibodies are reduced which recipient may have for the donor through desensitization procedure using intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). In early 1980s experimental protocols were performed for ABO incompatible transplants using increases amount of immunosuppression drugs. Panel Reactive test is a test which is done to measure the sensitization of the recipients. Multi organ transplantation is a surgical procedure where multiple organs are transplanted from the healthy single donor through series of operation. These cases are rare where the recipients have organ-specific failure and general disorders are considered for the multiple organ transplantation where all other treatment cannot be done to save the person. There are many causes for the failure of the multiple organs finally lead to the need for multiple organ transplants. In the renal disorders, kidney transplant mostly include transplant of pancreas also due to diabetes which affect the pancreas.      Track 03: Artificial Way of  Blood Purification  Dialysis is a treatment where the purification and filtration are done by the machine. This helps to make body balance when the kidneys lost their function. The main purpose of dialysis is that we all know the functions of the kidneys and if they lost their function then the excess salt and other waste product will not be cleared from the blood and will poison the body. However dialysis is not the permanent way to treat the kidney disease. “Hemodialysis” is one of the common types of dialysis in which doctors use artificial kidney to filter the blood and which will be done outside the body. Patient’s blood is drawn out through vascular access, filtered and again put it back to the patient.  There are two types of vascular access for long term dialysis and are arterivenous fistula (AV-fistula) which connects an artery and a vein and an AV graft and for short term treatment catheter is inserted in the large vein present in the neck of the patients.  Another type of dialysis known as “peritoneal dialysis” in which surgically implanted catheter located in the belly region will assists in the purification of blood. The catheter will contain special fluid in the abdomen which will purify the blood and removes waste from the blood. Track 04: Diagnosis & Drugs used for Kidney Disease  To detect or diagnose the kidney disease, doctor usually follow few test and are blood test where the blood is collected from the subjected patient and measured for amount of creatinine is present in the blood.  Through this the calculation is done according to your age, body weight and ethnic group to find out how many liters of waste your kidneys are able to filter in a minute.  This is known as estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR). A normally functioning kidney can filter about 90ml/min. Urine test is done to measure the amount of albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR) in the urine. Along with eGFR this urine test will depict exact working condition of the kidney. Kidney Biopsy is a surgical procedure where small tissue from the infected kidney of the patient is taken and examined for any sign of damages present in the cells.  For the most part we know the manifestations of the patient who is influenced by kidney sickness. In this way to repudiate the indications the medications are taken against the side effects. Anti-hypersensitive tablets are taken to lower the blood pressure which is caused by kidney disease. Diuretics tablet are taken since the damaged kidneys are unable to produce more. This drug will encourage and assists in producing more amount of urine.  Erythropoietin is a hormone which stimulates the production of Red blood cells in the bone marrow but persons with damaged kidney cannot secrete erythropoietin.  Hence erythropoietin injection is administered to stimulate the production of RBC. Likewise Vitamin D and phosphate binder drugs are used for production of calcium and maintain phosphate balance in the body respectively. Some of drugs listed here (lisinopril oral, Losartan oral, Cozaar oral, Avapro oral, Captopril oral) Track 05: Geriatric & Pediatric Nephrology  Geriatric Nephrology is the field which deals with the functions of the kidneys, its diseases, infections and treatment of various disorders in the aged people. Populace of unending kidney illness in the senior individuals continues expanding which frequently undetected until the point when they are subjected to the dialysis system. Besides it is comprehended that maturing prompts its own particular interesting analysis and treatment method to be taken after. In the matured individual the digestion and insusceptibility will vary from ordinary grown-ups. Henceforth senior individuals have more shot of getting kidney malady than grown-ups. Filtration rate and assimilation rate in the grown-up will be increasingly when contrasted with senior individuals. Pediatric nephrology is specialization of diagnosis & management of children with kidney diseases.  Different kidney infections like pediatric nephritis is clinically and genetically heterogeneous substance depicted by falling away from the faith, and relentless course with essential in suspiciousness and mortality happening as a result of complexities of the disorder itself, and its treatment.  Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease is a rare type of kidney disease (ARPKD) which occurs in the children. Since Kidney and liver manifestation progress different, the decision for transplantation is carefully taken because of rejection of organ might happen. Track 06: The Kidney and Heart Link  Nephropathy is the damage or disease to the kidney. Diabetic nephropathy is that kidney disease which is caused by the diabetes. Kidney may have tiny blood vessels which filters the blood. High blood sugar from diabetes can disrupt and destroy this blood vessel and Glomerular Filtration Rate will enormously get decreased. As a result kidneys will no longer perform its function properly and lead to the renal failure stage. Cardiovascular disease and kidney disease are related to each other. Heart continuously sends oxygenated blood to the body and kidney performs filtration of waste from the blood. Therefore if any problem in the heart causes congestion of blood in the main vein which is connected to the kidney due to inefficiency of pumping. Due to this congestion kidney will not get oxygenated blood.  When kidney becomes impaired, hormone which regulates blood pressure goes in overdrive to increase the blood supply in the kidney. Now heart has to pump against this high pressure in the artery eventually suffers from overwork. Most common cause for both heart disease and kidney disease is diabetes and hypertension.  Hypertensive kidney disease is medical term referring to impairment of kidney due to chronic high blood pressure. Hence patients who have high blood pressure will be more vulnerable to the kidney diseases. Patients with kidney disease also advised to diagnose blood pressure level.   Track 07: Impact of Cancer on Kidney   Kidneys have small lining of tubules which assist in absorption and purification of waste products. In the cancer case, tubules will contain malignant cells and which will affect the normal function of the kidneys. The most common type of kidney cancer is renal adenocarcinoma and is mostly seen in the age group of 50 to 70. Treatment for renal cell cancer includes immunotherapy, surgically removal of part of the infected kidney, molecular targeted therapy. There is a chance of getting kidney disease due to break down of cancer cells through chemotherapy. Cancer cells will die but it will affect the kidney and may cause injury to the kidney. Onconephrology is a branch of nephrology which deals with the relation between cancer and kidney function. Cancer patients are generally diagnosed for the activity of kidney and all other kidney function.  Track 08: Kidney Inflammation Nephritis is a term, which refers to inflammation of either one or both the kidneys which impaired kidney function. Inflammation happens generally in the glomeruli, tubules, or interstial tissues surrounding the glomeruli and tubules. There are two types of nephritis they are glomerulonephritis & tubo-interstitial nephritis. There are many reasons for nephritis and depending on the cause treatment will vary. Most common cause is the infections and toxins. Pyelonephritis is the inflammation in the kidney caused by urinary tract infection which reaches the pelvic region of the kidney. Pyelonephritis is generally caused by the bacteria present in the intestine.  Lupus nephritis is an inflammation to the kidney due to systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease where immune system mistakenly triggers immune response towards own body tissue. Athletic nephritis is due to strenuous exercise which may cause trauma to the red blood cell eventually lead to the rupture of RBC and release of hemoglobin in the urine.  Nephritis can produce glomeruli injury and as a result decreased Glomerular blood flow takes place. As the kidneys inflame, needed protein start secreting from the body in the urine stream. Loss of important protein from the body will lead many life threatening symptoms. Track 09: Renal Nutrition & Metabolism  Diet and nutrition are important part of living well with kidney disease. Patients who are affected by kidney disease should be more concerned about their diet and should follow the special dietary plans. Diet plan will vary according to the stage of kidney disease. Dialysis clinic will have dieticians who can plan the diet of the patient. Dietician will give complete guidance about daily intake of food. Normal food plan is that: high intake of protein containing food, less salt, high phosphorous & potassium foods. They are also advised to take safe fluid intake levels. This is because extra fluid can increase blood pressure and make heart to work harder eventually increasing the stress of dialysis treatment. More amount of sodium (salt) can make thirsty and intake of fluid will be more. Foods like banana, orange, potato and dried fruit must be avoided. Evaluation of food intake, particularly protein intake is monitored at a regular periodic interval to ensure the daily intake of protein which is important part for good quality of life. Since dialysis patient follow special diet plan, their diet may miss several vitamins. Dialysis also removes some vitamins from the body. The treating physician must prescribe vitamin tablets specially made for kidney disease patients. Track 10: Urinary Tract Infection & Urology Urology also referred to as genitourinary surgical procedure is branch of medicine which deals with the surgical and medical illness present in the urinary tract and infection in any part of the urinary tract is known as urinary tract infection. Depends on the place of infection it is named differently. When the infection happens in the lower urinary tract then it is called bladder contamination and when the infection is on the upper urinary tract then is referred to as pyelonephritis. An organ which comes under urology is kidneys, adrenal glands, urethra, uterus and male reproductive organ. Common illness consists of UTI, Urinary Stones, Urinary incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia. The most common cause of infection is Escherichia coli other than bacteria fungi can also cause the infection. Diagnosis to these infections encompasses few tests like urinalysis, urine microscopy. Analysis procedure differs to the aged people and it also difficult. Although urinary system has natural defense to this infection sometimes it fails to encounter. Remedy to this infection is antibiotics. Phenazopyridine is prescribed and which helps in decreasing burning sensation and urgency often felt during bladder infection. About 150 million people develop urinary tract infection each year. Women are more infected than male. They more often develop bacterial infection and they occur in the age of 16 to 35. Track 11: Naturopathy  for Kidney Disease There is a growing awareness among the people about health and fitness. People have started reviewing and questioning the modern lifestyle. They are more conscious about their diet and food supplements.  Most of the healthcare specialist strongly believes that numerous diseases to which people affected is due to wrong living habits and pollution in the environment.  Therefore natural way of treating disease is more accepted across the globe. Natural way of curing is an art of living healthy and drugless method of curing diseases. Infrared therapy is one of the most eminent methods to keep kidneys warm and it can be done through biomat while sleeping. It will keep kidneys warm all the night. Herbal medicines are very effective in treating the kidney diseases. Herbal medicines like Juniper Berry, Uva Ursi leaf are powerful cleanser of kidney and bladder. Track 12: Nephrology Nursing  Nephrology Nursing is a ponder push to build nursing learning by the disclosure of most recent certainties through orderly enquiry. It incorporates improvement in the patients care, decreased cost of kidney care provision, responsibility and assurance against suit. Expansion to the current collection of nursing learning improvement of nursing as a calling. Renal care nursing is the field of nursing with an attention on the most extraordinary thought of the discriminatingly wiped out or shaky perpetual kidney patients. Defilement repugnance and nursing thought is the control worried about dismissing nosocomial or well-being mindfulness related ailment, an utilitarian (instead of academic) sub-request of the investigation of ailment transmission. Youngsters' who require raised therapeutic thought are routinely surrendered into a remarkable district of the facility called the Neonatal genuine care and nursing thought. The piece of sponsorship in segregating nursing thought: Critical thought restorative specialists work in a wide arrangement of settings, filling various parts including bedside clinicians, orderly instructors, nursing experts, clinical nursing specialists, nursing directors and therapeutic chaperon experts. Estimations of Renal Care Nursing's central goal are to give orderlies correct, present and relevant information and cabin to surpass desires in separating thought practice. Track 13: Genetics behind Kidney Disease Some diseases inside the kidneys are due to the mutation in the single copy of gene. Humans have about 250000-30000 gene.  There might be mutation which affects the kidney and another one is due to hereditary traits which pass from one generation to another. Therefore if parents have kidney disease then there is chance that their children can also get kidney diseases at some point of time in their life. Whereas in the mutation case, single gene disorder in which single copy of gene gets mutated and will code for different protein. In polygenic disorder, multiple genes get mutated and code for wrong protein and cause disease. Single gene disorder is found 25% in children and 15% in adults. Monogenic (single gene disorder) has more genetic causality and high penetrance when compared with polygenic disorder. This low causality is due to weak correlation of genotype and phenotype. Dominant disease usually manifest in the adults e.g.: Autosomal Dominant polycystic Kidney disease. Whereas recessive disease usually appears prenatally in the childhood, in adolescence. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the most common inherited disease and is due to single copy mutation of gene. Many people with autosomal dominant pkd live for many decades without any symptoms. For this cognition autosomal pkd is often referred as “adult polycystic kidney disease”. There are several other inheritable genetic diseases which affect the kidney.  Track 14: Biomarkers in  Kidney and Heart Disease There is much similar symptoms arises in both coronary illness and kidney diseases. Both may give shortness of breath and chest trouble, and thusly it isn't stunning that biomarkers of extreme myocardial and renal disorder every now and again exist together in numerous specialist symptomatic works. The high event of cardiovascular events in interminable kidney sickness warrants a correct evaluation of danger went for reducing the activities of ailment and its results. The usage of biomarkers to perceive patients at high risk has been being utilized as a part of the general open for a drawn-out period of time and has become mixed reactions in the therapeutic gathering. A few specialists have ended up being staunch supporters and customers while others question the utility of biomarkers and from time to time gauge them. In Chronic Kidney Disease patients different markers like those used as a piece of the comprehensive group and others more specific to the uremic masses have risen; however their utility for routine clinical application remains to be totally delineated. The high recurrence of cardiovascular sickness (CVD) events and awkward mortality in patients with Kidney ailments with a sharp augmentation in chance as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decays underneath 60 mL/min/1.72 m2, offers a technique for thinking for better danger stratification in this people. A few conventional hazard factors and factors more immovably related to loss of (whiteness, oxidative nervousness, disturbance, and bone mineral issue) add to the high rate of cardiovascular complexities found in patients with CKD. Despite whether biomarkers help upgrade the unmistakable confirmation of patients in risk of cardiovascular events has been at the focal point of wide research in the comprehensive group and in patients with CKD.   Market Analysis International Conference on Nephrology is the prime event which rotates between continents and is organized in collaboration regional nephrology societies with ingenious theme “Scrutinizing the progression and technologies in nephrology”. Summary of the conference: International Conference on Nephrology manages investigation of kidneys and in addition its illnesses like normal kidney function, kidney problem, the treatment of kidney stone issues and renal replacement treatment, CKD which are regular like hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. Kidney function studies include: Increased levels of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the signs of intense renal failure. Systemic conditions that influence the kidneys, for example, diabetes and immune system malady that happen because of kidney issues, for example, renal osteodystrophy and hypertension are likewise examined in nephrology. A doctor who has attempted extra preparing to wind up a specialist in nephrology may call themselves a nephrologists or renal doctor. International conference on  Nephrology will talk about the most recent innovations and remedial perspectives produced for different kidney illnesses which incorporate renal transplantation, dialysis hardware's and different methods engaged with treatment of Chronic Kidney Diseases and End Stage Renal Diseases. As per the recent reports, about 27 million of people around the world apart from adults and aged person are affected by kidney diseases and millions of others are at high risk. Kidney transplantation increases every year in 2013 alone there are 15000 kidney has been transplanted due to renal failure and other kidney diseases. Nephrology meet 2018 aims to reduce this incidence of kidney disease and transplantation through organizing international conference and heartily welcomes participants all over the globe to discuss and arrive under possible solution for one of the critical problem of humankind.   Scope and Importance of nephrology conference: Nephrology Meet 2018 has been strengthening the need to control the whack of permanent renal illness public environment. The absence of a systematized control gave through a quantifiable program has extraordinarily affected on the level of doctor's facility cost since they have expanded their case-mix risk, family economies weaken and human services pays for a higher morbidity and mortality that could be kept away from with better observation and epidemiological control. Nephrology Meet 2018 intends to unite driving Researchers, Academicians, Physicians and Industrialists to trade and offer their encounters and research keeping in mind the end goal to diminish the occurrence rate of kidney ailment by new strategies and most recent innovations.  This extraordinary chance to hear the most recent revelations and system with worldwide experts to talk about improving patients care, Renal data system trends and key finding in an open forum for providers to share best practices discussion about reducing hospitalization, increasing volume control, nutritional management and CDK education among the people. Why Cape Town, South Africa? South Africa, authoritatively the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost nation in Africa. It is limited on the south by 2,798 kilometres of coastline of Southern Africa extending along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. South Africa is the biggest nation in Southern Africa and the 25th-biggest nation on the planet via arrive region and, with near 56 million individuals, is the world's 24th-most crowded country. South Africa is a multi-ethnic culture enveloping a wide assortment of societies, dialects, and religions. Its pluralistic cosmetics is reflected in the constitution's acknowledgment of 11 official dialects, which is among the most noteworthy number of any nation on the planet. Cape Town is a waterfront city in South Africa. It is the second-most crowded urban zone in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is likewise the capital and primate city of the Western Cape Province. Cape Town is situated at scope 33.55° and longitude 18.25° E. Table Mountain, with its close vertical precipices and level topped summit more than 1,000 m high, and with Devil's Peak and Lion's Head on either side, together frame an emotional rugged background encasing the focal territory of Cape Town, the purported City Bowl. Cape Town has a warm Mediterranean atmosphere with mellow, reasonably wet winters and dry, warm summers like spring. The city of Cape Town has one of the largest amounts of biodiversity of any equal territory on the planet. Cape Town isn't just a prominent global traveller goal in South Africa, yet Africa all in all. Cape Point is perceived as the sensational headland toward the finish of the Cape Peninsula. Various voyagers would love to drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, a that constrained territory that connects Noordhoek with Hout Bay, for the perspectives of the Atlantic Ocean and close-by mountains. 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Nov 03, 2018 1:00 PM

To complement our annual Why I Design showcase MOV has assembled a dynamic group of cutting edge local designers to discuss relevant themes in local design communities. Moderated by Pietra Basilij this forum will explore contemporary issues confronting emerging and mid-career designers of Vancouver. Design processes and repurposing, the role of storytelling and theories of change and role of materiality in shaping business process and models are concerns explored by our astute panel. A Q and A will follow. Featuring: Wendy Youds (Mountain Equipment Co-op), Richard Evans (evans architecture), Lukas Holy (Hapa Collaborative Landscape Architecture and Urban Design) and Michael Host (mth woodworks). Moderated by Pietra Basilij (Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission)Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pmAdmission: FREE with Why I Design evening program ticket.$12.00 without evening ticket.Why I Design main evening event info here: https://museumofvancouver.ca/wid2018 Note: Event ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions Haida Now, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives and in/flux: Art of Korean Diaspora (reg. $19). Please consider arriving early with your event ticket to view the exhibits.We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.PanelistsWendy Youds is Senior Director of Product Design, MEC. She leads the MEC Private Label in-house design & production teams and is responsible for the design evolution of the Label’s new collections showcasing MECs design identity, philosophy and DNA which launches in Spring 2019. Her persistent appetite for innovation, new manufacturing process and WHY something needs to exist has attributed to her success in disrupting how product is created and is a key driver for her Design approach and passion for building agile, high performing teams. Wendy has worked for Global Brands; Dr Martens, NEXT and Lululemon. Wendy leads a discussion on New Product Development at Queens University as part of their annual Marketing MBA program.Originally from the UK, Wendy has lived off-shore since 1998. She spent 9 years living in Hong Kong, working closely with over 100 manufacturers across the Asia region. She has worked in Monaco and Cape Town and in 2012 her work led her to Canada and Lululemon as their Director of Product Development until she joined MEC in January 2017. She now calls Whistler ‘home’. Architect Richard Evans' professional journey began in 1986 as an intern with Arthur Erickson Architects’ Vancouver office. After a two-year contract with the then called Department of Indian Affairs, he co-founded Marceau Evans Johnson Architects in 1991, and then in 2008 created Evans Architecture. EA continues to be First Nation community focused; developing culturally relevant projects in close co-operation with users remains a strong core interest. Richard has lived in a housing cooperative in False Creek South since 1986, and was instrumental in creating *RePlan, a community group that is focused on the renewal of a neighborhood that is recognized worldwide as an example of successful urban design by partnering with the City of Vancouver to achieve long-term land leases in the area.Michael Host is Principal of mth woodworks, a Vancouver Canada-based functional art and design company founded in 2010. Nestled at the foot of the coastal mountains, and inspired by the majestic trees of BC's forests our goal is to translate this experience into functional furniture and artwork. Eco-sustainable salvage techniques and a heavy focus on material, sparks continual product evolution. Lukas Holy is a designer with Hapa Collaborative Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. A landscape architectural graduate from the University of British Columbia, Lukas brings diverse experience in landscape architecture projects, landscape planning and public engagement. Over the past 3 years, Lukas facilitated the design and implementation of Vancouver’s first non-profit sponsored parklet while a designer at Projects in Place Society. This community-led design of a small public space was funded through Upcycle Vancouver. The project tested the use of reclaimed building material and the necessary collaboration within the local deconstruction community. Pietra Basilij, Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission. Pietra’s research and policy work centers around addressing industrial land issues, enabling a more circular economy, and developing meaningful economic development metrics. She led the creation of the Flats Economic Development Strategy, and has overseen the development of Vancouver’s first Industrial Concierge Service. In addition, she has designed, funded, and managed a number of programs and projects contributing to the development of Vancouver’s impact economy, including the Flats Climate Action Program, Upcycle Vancouver, and Startup City Impact. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from UBC.

Feb 15, 2019 9:00 AM

An enchanting music and lifestyle camping festival set deep in the heart of the Australian wilderness; taking place across three days (Friday 15 February 14 - Sunday 17 February 2019) within the magnificent countryside of Carapooee West, Victoria. Babylon features an inspired curation of local and international live and electronic music artists, alongside a unique world of visual art, mindfulness and community exploration. Coming into its third year, Babylon has grown exponentially since its inception in 2017 and the experience extends far beyond the music. Offering a vibrant atmosphere, revellers can participate in a variety of workshops, meander through the marketplace and food village and be free of everyday pressure, judgement and limitations. We are delighted to bring to you the first round of artists that will be performing across three stages at next year’s event. BABYLON First Release 2019 Lineup (in alphabetical order) - with more to be announced. AMELIE LENSBARACBEHROUZBJARKI (LIVE)BLISSBUTCHCEZARCRISTI CONSCRITICAL CHOICEDAMIAN LAZARUSDAX J EAGLES & BUTTERFLIESEARTHLINGELECTRIC UNIVERSEELECTRYPNOSEEMOKFAREBI JALEBIFARRAGOGUY J HATZLER HYPOGEOJOBEJOSSIE TELCHK.A.L.I.LKOBILAUGHING BUDDHALUIGI MADONNANINA KRAVIZOLIVIA DAWN (LIVE)REGANROMAN PONCETSAM PAGANINISKIZOLOGICSOLARDOSONIC SPECIESSPHERASTIMMING (LIVE)SYMBOLICTHYLACINE (LIVE)TICONUNDERCATWAIOWOO YORK (LIVE) BABYLON Visual Arts We are pleased to welcome the renowned visual artist Daniel Popper to the list of talent on offer at Babylon 2019. Daniel Popper is a multi disciplinary artist who’s unafraid of a challenge or the seemingly impossible. Proudly hailing from Cape Town, Daniel’s made a name for himself as the go-to person for larger-than-life spectacular public art installations. Daniel is identifiable through artworks and stage fabrications at outdoor music festivals which really convey the spirit of Daniel’s work, which as he says are intended “to create a kind of portal for people to access deeper parts of themselves and their psyche. BABYLON Early AccessFor those who want a chance to get in early, pick the best camping spot and get set up before the official start on Friday, we are offering early access tickets this year. This will give access to the site from 12 midday on Thursday 14th of February. This requires an Early Access ticket which can be purchased separately to your full festival ticket.  BABYLON EthosOur ethos revolves around one simple idea; revellers are to be kind, caring and respectful of their fellow festival goers and of the environment. Most importantly, they should always look out for their friends, leave any attitude behind as there is no place for it at Babylon. Together, we can create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere through inclusion, tolerance, respect and diversity. BABYLON LocationCarapooee West, Victoria - Thursday February 14 - Sunday February 17; 2019. Meaning 'an earthly paradise' Carapooee is nestled amongst the Northern Grampians and enveloped by the Kara Kara National Park. A river separates three amazing stages from the flat cleared land of our camping area - a perfect place to position your tent and settle in. BABYLON CampingGeneral camping will be included within the price of a Babylon GA Ticket. The Alpha Camp Glamping will also be available for those who would like a more luxurious camping experience; all you need to do is pack your bags. The Alpha Camp is a secluded space for you to rest, relax and rejuvenate between dance floor activity. There will be tents available in a classic package for four six people, as well as teepees available in a lush package for between six to ten people. The Alpha Camp Glamping village will be a secluded space for you to rest, relax and rejuvenate between dance floor activity. There will be a range of standard and deluxe tent packages available, with more information coming soon at babylon.net.au BABYLON Environmental Awareness As an environmentally conscious event, Babylon aims to display it is possible to co-exist on this planet in respect of each other and our environmental surroundings. Widely promoting the knowledge and practise of sustainability through workshops, and of course through demonstrating with practical examples. BABYLON Market Place and LifestyleFestival fashion, handmade accessories and a wide array of locally designed products will be available for you to enhance your Babylon journey, taking with you a momentum to last a lifetime. BABYLON Food Village The Babylon food village will present a wide range of nourishing food and drink options catering to all tastes and preferences. Full details of food trucks to sustain you on the dance floor will be announced closer to the event. BABYLON Workshops and MindfulnessBabylon’s ultimate aim is to facilitate individual and collective transformation. The Babylon experience has been conceived to activate the vital force directing every being towards the fulfilment of its highest potential. Patrons who attend are not simply “attendees,” but rather active participants in every since of the world; they create the experience through being inspired, interactive and expanding their minds and current perspectives. Babylon Arts act on the philosophy that community-driven, inclusive and interactive art is vital to a thriving culture. Get your hands dirty and your minds sharpened by immersing yourself within a diverse program of wellness and mindfulness workshops. Whether it be a hands on creative activity for you to learn a new craft, a yoga class or a mindful meditation retreat it’s at your call how you want to compliment your outdoor musical experience. Heal, detox and recharge your mind and body. BABYLON TransportFor those who are planning to drive, carpooling is strongly recommended. As in previous years a $20 vehicle car pass is required for all vehicles entering the site. These will be more expensive once the festival begins if you have not pre-purchased one. Check the Babylon website for more specific details and directions. Babylon will be providing shuttle buses to and from the closets regional station in each state.Charter coaches will able be made available for booking and will be departing from the CBD in both cities providing direct transport to and from the festival. For full event Terms & Conditions, click here. 

Nov 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Sophia Digital Art et La Zonmé présentent Experience VJExpériences audiovisuelles ★ Performances audio-visuelles ★ Graham Dunning (UK): Mechanical TechnoXSICHT (DE)Wijsneus (DE)Chirp (DE): Machine Learning PerformanceNeil C Smith vs Bruce Lane (UK): Amen $ Mother function (live-coding music+visuals)Ari Dykier (PL): AV performanceBatchass (FR): Electro-visual performanceGunston vs Reymenta (UK): Immersions organiquesFurio Furioso vs Rey Mysterioso (US) ★ Ateliers ★Mapping HeavyM: licences d'évaluation d'un moisAbleton Live: French Riviera Ableton User GroupPraxis LiveUnity ★ Installations artistiques et numériques★Création de selfies animés: Selfberry Sophia Digital Art and La Zonmé present Experience VJ ★ Expériences audio-visuelles ★ Organized by Sophia Digital Art and La Zonmé, Experience VJ is a multimedia art festival located in Nice, France, featuring the newest and most innovative audio visual work, stage design, interactive visuals, and electronic music on the planet.With workshops, hardware and software demos, and performances by 15 artists from over 5 countries, this two day event is guaranteed to amaze and delight professional artists and enthusiasts alike! ★ Audio-Visual Performances★  Graham Dunning: Mechanical TechnoOriginally a studio project for making recordings, I now also perform live using the Mechanical Techno method. Several looping records spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay approximately in time with each other. I layer up locked groove records, audio triggers to analogue sytnhs, mechanically played percussion such as a cowbell or a cymbal, and mechanically triggered drum machines. I take all these inputs and perform a live dub, mixing down to two channels live in one take. Robin Rabauke vs Tschänz : XSICHTOver several weeks a neural network has been trained to match faces and audio. With a training batch of tens of thousands of frames the network has learned to construct a human face from any given audio input. With a mixture of House, Glitchpop and Schneckno robinrabauke interactively explores the work of tschänz in a audiovisual performance. The two artists are experimenting with questions, answers and the neural network participates in a dialogue about faces, machines, music and a new reality that connects the perceptions of one world, seen by different minds. Wijsneus: The german AV-collective Wijsneus plays danceable electronic music from strictly irrational dub to unforeseeable linear house. The music is optically supported with cumulatively layered and distorted videos from all epochs. Chirp: Machine Learning PerformanceSounds, Images and biometric Data of Birds is used to recreate their sound and behavior. Due to interpolation between different kinds and glitches in the learning algorithm the sounds start very natural and get more and more sorted and structured like in modern minimal or electronic music while the image are becoming more and more abstract and generalized. Similar to my other work every performance is very different from the others before. 3 different neural networks are interacting and used for the recreation of sound using supercollider and image using open Frameworks. Everything happens in realtime. Neil C Smith vs Bruce Lane: Amen $ Mother function (live-coding music+visuals)One sample, one function – a live-coded, single function demolition of the most ubiquitous sample in modern music. Ari Dykier: AV performanceVisual artist based in Poland, Ari Dykier attended Camerimage Film School and most of his career works as filmmaker. With passion for animated works he focused on creating animated visuals and since 2013 frequently takes a part in festivals like Live Performers Meeting(Cape Town,Rome,Amsterdam), Visual Brasil (Barcelona),Generate!(Tübingen),Patchlab (Kraków),B-Seite (Mannheim),ROM (Budapest),Nokta Festival(Opole),Kyiv Lights Festival and others.In 2017 he made a project creating visuals for concerts of renowned polish baroque orchestra Arte dei Suonatori.His works refers to tradition of surreal animation and wide range of art genres. Through the visuals made from vintage illustrations he attempts to recreate experience of dream and oneiric reality taking inspiration from childhood fairytales,movies, paintings, books or music.As a self-taught animator he uses digital technics to create his content but also gives a try to traditional , hand drawing animation.1. Second Prize at Vj Battle Kyiv Lights Festival2. Second Prize at Live Mapping Contest at LPM 2018 Rome Batchass: Electro-visual performanceOriginal drawings, coded abstract animations, photos and video are combined with original electro-drum’n’bass music with improvised singing. Gunston vs Rey Menta: Immersions organiques Furio Furioso vs Rey Mysterioso: Lucha de Pantalla AzulThe FURY! The SOUND! The ULTRA-VIOLENCE!Rey Mysterioso once again will meet Furio Furioso in the squared circle!The titans of tinnitus, the vicelords of visuals, the sultans of sound face off with deep throbbing bass and generative visuals, evoking a grumbling id that squirms beneath psychedelic and epilepsy-inducing abstractions.SEE! The passionate pugilism when the dreaded Pantalla de Azul makes an appearence during a set! ★ Ateliers / Workshops / Showcase ★ Mapping HeavyM: one month evaluation licences available, workshop on Olga Kit Ableton Live: French Riviera Ableton User Group Praxis Live: workshop Unity: workshop Generative visuals: Processing + Resolume ★ Digital Installations★ Animated selfies on Raspberry Pi: Selfberry ★ Partners★ La Zonmé  | Videodrömm | Ten Ton Raygun | AVnode | HeavyM