Dustcovery 2017

Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society presents  Dustcovery 2017!

Facebook Event Page RSVP & invite everyone!! facebook.com/events/1699726730336419

Last year, 900 attendees enjoyed this 18,000 square foot indoor and outdoor space with 2 sound stages and interactive art pieces.  This year, we will be increasing the capacity to 1,000.

Date: November 11th, 2017
Time: 8:30pm – 3:30am  (Make sure to come early! Lots of amazing activities and talent not to be missed )
Location: Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds, Agriplex (NEW BUILDING FOR US!)
Note: this is a 19+ event. Our permit with the city, liquor license and insurance are all dependent on that fact.

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Each year, hundreds of dusty participants return from a magical week in the desert and begin the difficult process of re-entry into the Default World. We have experienced something nearly impossible to explain, yet the cosmic shifts inside of us are not reflected in the world around us. Friends, family and co-workers expect us to be the same, but we are not the same. We long to escape the confines of our daily existence, but we’re stuck in the patterns of our lives for another, long, year.

The decompression process culminates in the opportunity to re-create our experience for one night, here on our home turf. Here, we can share our experience, celebrate our personal transformation and officially make the transition back to life as we know it. We can also party with 1000 of our closest friends, and check out some of Vancouver’s best Burning Man art, music, theme camps, performances, activities, costumes and revelry.

Like the Burning Man festival itself, it is most rewarding when experienced as a participant rather than a spectator – so get involved! Bring the project you brought to Burning Man, left half-finished on your couch, or have been dreaming of for months. Help us build, decorate, ranger, greet or break down. Invite your friends.

Much gratitude to the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS) for making this event possible.

Dustcovery 2017 – Vancouver’s Official Decompression has received approval from the Burning Man Project as an Official Burning Man Regional Decompression event!

Thanks again to Andi Candi for submitting the post event report from last year and for aligning the event & participants with the guidelines necessary to obtain official status. More info on the Regional Network can be found here: http://regionals.burningman.org

Last year’s Wrap up report is linked on the History page near the bottom.