I'm All EARS

This is crazy. Crazy. That is pretty much the word that repeats in my head on Saturday morning in the car on my way to the airport. Maybe it is the way too few hours of night sleep or the fact that I still haven’t had the chance to have my morning coffee but I feel like I am out of place – in a good way. I have just spent two days at EARS, European Asian Roundtable sessions, an event bringing together creative professionals from Europe and Asia. Under the streetlights, gliding forward on an empty highway I am still trying to figure out what exactly happened during my two-day stay in Helsinki. One thing I know: It was freaking awesome.

As many of us know, conferences are places where you go to meet people interested in the same theme or working with the same kind of stuff. You listen to keynotes about the latest trends, book meetings, exchange business cards, pitch your ideas, network your ass off and after the day go to the mingle party to network some more. At EARS we got to do all that but also so much more. What that “more” is comes down to the people and the atmosphere we create together. So let me introduce you a few of them in the following posts. They are VoleR Creative CEO Dillon Seo, executive producer and A&R Deekei and music director of Magnetic Asia Justin Sweeting.

PS. If you wanna know more about EARS I definitely think you should check out my dear friend Wan Wei's learnings from the event! Read her story at The Hieno.

First morning at Maria Startup.

First morning at Maria Startup.