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Creative Industries Day - design for innovation #creativeindustries
27 Jun 2012
Central London and all over the Web

Headline Speakers

Creative industries are critical when it comes to innovation and giving ideas an edge in a time of austerity.

The sector is bursting with creatives who thrive on innovation and originality but how will they find direction and investment? “Creative Hubs” are being developed across the country to support artists and innovators to invigorate the economic recovery. It is imperative that creative leaders embrace the latest technology and entrepreneurial skills to empower them in to the future.

As a new culture of learning emerges, we look at effective ways to embrace internetisation and globalisation. This nationwide broadcast brings together leaders across the sector to lay out how best to support the industry and to push design in to areas it has not traditionally been associated with.

Co-creativity and knowledge-sharing can drive the sector forward in this time of constant change. With the release of the European Commission’s paper on the European Design Innovation Initiative we will highlight the benefits of looking to Europe to exploit the full potential of design for innovation.

Pre-event film John Newbigin, Chairman, Creative England interviews:
Stuart Cosgrove - Channel 4 - director of creative diversity

Pre-event film John Newbigin, Chairman, Creative England interviews:
Ian Livingstone - life president of EIDOS

Pre-event interview John Newbigin, Chairman, Creative England interviews:
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Vice-Chancellor, University of London

John Newbigin, Chairman, Creative England
Chair’s opening remarks

Damian Collins MP, House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media, Sport and the Olympics; Chair of Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network (CACIN)

Dinah Caine OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Skillset, Creative Industries Council
Collaborating to compete: creative industries and government partner to support skills and growth

Catherine Large, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Creative & Cultural Skills (CC Skills)
What does the education system need to look like in order for the creative and cultural industries to thrive?

Deborah Dawton, President, Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA); Chief Executive, Design Business Association (DBA)
European Commission report on Design Innovation Initiative

Questions and online feedback from audience
Trevor Dorling, Assistant Director, Employment and Skills, Royal Borough of Greenwich
The role of local authorities in the Creative Economy of the community

Professor Georgina Follett OBE, Deputy Principal, University of Dundee
Creative Hubs to link educational institutions, local authorities and business

Chris Thompson, Senior Adviser for Enterprise and Innovation, Ravensbourne
Educational Institutions as agents in local community connections, creative enterprises and employment

What's on now:
Panel discussion: Outstanding co-creativity: effective links and knowledge sharing between business, local authorities, and education institutions
Speakers joined by:
Gemma Baxter, Step Change Co-ordinator, National Theatre;
Matt Lane, Head of Royal Opera House, Thurrock and Thames Gateway

Embracing Internetisation and globalisation:
Journalism for the 21st Century - Turi Munthe, Chief Executive Officer, Demotix
The fastest-growing creative agency in the UK Top 25 - Ben Bilboul, Chief Executive Officer, Karmarama

Kate Oakley, Professor of Cultural Policy, Institute of Communications Studies University of Leeds
Policy-making in the creative industries: participants in the policymaking process; issues of representation and assessments of the success of creative industries policymaking

Mary Carswell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Birmingham City University
Higher education engagement with the creative industries: exploring the challenges and benefits

Panel discussion 1: Diversity - how do we keep the mix rich?
Bonnie Greer, Deputy Chair, British Museum; writer; social activist;
Nat Hunter, Co-Director of Design, Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Clare Devine, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Equality and Diversity Forum ‘Architects for Change’ (AfC)

Panel discussion 2: Quality - what shall we teach them?
Geoffrey Crossick, the Vice-Chancellor of London University, says "we are educating young people for jobs that haven't yet been invented." What are the challenges facing higher education and skills training in such a fast-changing world? Andy Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economy, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries(CMCI) Kings College, London;
Dani Salvadori, Director of Enterprise and Innovation, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design;
Heath Reed, Principal Industrial Designer, Design Futures, Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University;

Close of conference

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