Backstage Pass KL: #FOMO - Featuring Organisers Making Original events - be inspired by emerging event trends in the region


What are the trends that you can leverage on in the events space? From organisers who run unconventional events to attract a different audience to those who mash genres together for a seamless event. Come hear from these originals who inspire #FOMO in us!

Backstage Pass by Peatix is a community event for event organisers - exchange lessons, connect with people who enable events and grow as a group. We're in our 10th session!
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Light dinner, panel discussions from people who cover everything from music , and a night of pure fun in meeting others in the community!

645PM: Registration
730PM: Introduction
745PM: Speakers' presentation:
- Michelle Leong, Social Media Manager, Peatix
- Beverly Hiong, Music and Makan
- Dr Daniel Loy, Petrosains
- Terence Conrad, TerryandtheCuz (producer of SK!N in collaboration with Tenaganita)
845PM: Q&A
900PM: 60 second pitch
915PM: Mingle & end

Meet our speakers:

Michelle Leong, Social Media Manager, Peatix

Michelle Leong is the resident social media crackhead at Peatix. By day, she’s splits her time between being a neurotic stalker who prowls through the deep, dark web, tapping into your conversations while twiddling with creative campaigns & by night, you’d find her entrenched in the rabbit hole of geek reads ranging from the likes of politics, conspiracy theories to pop-culture. Prior to joining Peatix, she’s spent a bulk of her career in media marketing with stints in Singapore’s leading media organisations - Mediacorp & SPH and regional business publication Newsweek & in 2014, she took a leap (of faith) and forayed into public service with Sport Singapore, where she was part of the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC), championing efforts in Community Outreach and social media marketing for the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games 2015.

Beverly Hiong, founder, Music and Makan
Classical music is the lifelong passion of Music & Makan’s founder, Beverly Hiong. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Beverly returned to her passion and pursued additional studies in cello performance at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore). ​ Consequently, Beverly was selected to be a Sistema Fellow at the New England Conservatory (Boston), where she studied intensive group-based music education youth development programmes across the United States. Beverly also had the opportunity to teach music in a month long residency in El Sistema (a nation-wide music education programme) in Venezuela, and was privileged to experience the immense power that music had to connect and build communities. She has also worked in the National Arts Council to develop the music sector in Singapore. ​ In 2012, based on her firm belief that classical music can be appreciated by everyone if it is presented in an engaging and relevant manner, Beverly founded Music and Makan to share her love for music with the wider public through innovative audience engagement techniques. She is a passionate advocate for Singapore's brilliant classical musicians to be heard and understood by the wider public and continues to seek out and create opportunities for them to engage in a performance dialogue with new audiences - a stepping stone in her relentless pursuit of bringing communities together through the arts.

Dr Daniel Loy, Director of the Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains
Daniel is the Director of the Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains which looks at innovative approaches to science education while leading free choice learning research. He has a PhD in the field of informal science education from Universiti Sains Malaysia, with a Masters degree in Online Education and a Bachelors in Media Innovation. Prior to his role, Daniel was the Vice President of Social Innovation at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia. Daniel is also a mentor for the MaGIC Global Accelerator Programme (previously MAP), general councillor of the Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres, and has sat on various committees and judging panels in the space of social innovation, education, and corporate citizenship.

He will be sharing on how Petrosains grows a non typical audience for Petrosains using curation of events not usually associated with a science centre.

Terence Conrad, founder TerryandtheCuz Production

Terence and his best friend, Govin Ruben, founded the award winning TerryandThe Cuz Productions in 2010 which has staged 5 major productions to date: ‘My Lingam Speaks’, Klue’Doh!: A Murder in Development!, "Klue’Doh! (Winner of Best Set Design), The Bee Project , “Flatland: An Adaptation in Dance (Winner of Best Ensemble, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer and Best Lighting). He recently co-wrote and produced Citrawarna Colours of Malaysia Festival 2017 for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

His currents works include SK!N a work created with Ashley Dyer and TENAGANITA which focuses on the horrors of human trafficking. SK!N premiered in George Town Festival and Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and had its Australia premiere at OzAsia Festival on 2016 and will tour Melbourne and Bendigo, Brisbane and Darwin in 2018.

He is currently working on Thicker Than Water which will premiere at The Public Theatre, New York in May 2018, Light, a work on the founding of Penang and Adelaide commissioned by George Town Festival, Penang and OzAsia Festival, Australia which will premiere in August 2018, ‘UNDER-KL’, a tv series on the history and myths of Kuala Lumpur and TerryandTheCuz’s debut movie.

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  • Am I considered an "event organiser?" Peatix encourages events of all kinds to blossom - anything from tech talks, workshops and classes to theatre, art performances to parties, gigs to private dinners and gatherings. So yes, you're probably one without knowing it.
  • I provide relevant services (audio-visual services, photobooth rental, app) - can I attend? Yes, we're an inclusive community. At the same time, organisers prefer to mostly meetother organisers. We require vendors to pay a higher entry of RM30 and respect that this event is not a platform for selling services.
  • Why can't I buy more than 4 tickets in one transaction? Diversity is important to us - come meet new friends!
  • Vegetarian food? Yes! Please let us know in advance.
  • Why isn't the eventfree? We serve food at wonderful venues. The price is not designed to be a barrier - we offer discounts to students, youths and dreamers.
  • What's your refund policy? We understand that things may crop up. Feel free to transfer your ticket or approach us for a refund.
  • Can I pay at the door? Yes you can, but at $35.
  • Are you looking for partners? Glad you asked - please drop us a line.
  • Who organises this? The community team at Peatix Malaysia.
  • More questions? Contact meiyi@peatix.com

  • The event description was updated. Diff#323401 2018-03-13 08:12:22
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