Cr8net conference, London
Cr8net conference for the creative industries 24 April, London.
The brainchild of CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency) the leading specialist support organisation for the grassroots creative and cultural sector in London, Cr8net conference takes place 24 April at the Royal Institution of Great Britain,London. The conference is aimed at those whose role it is to support and develop others within the creative industries and brings together leaders in the sector from across the globe to discuss the pressure points of the industry.
“Cr8net is a high visibility platform for leaders in the creative and cultural sector to debate the state of the industry, to highlight opportunities, to face down challenges and to offer resolutions: creative minds supporting creative minds”. Toks Majek-Akisanya, CIDA’s CEO.
Cr8net 2012 will be hosted and chaired by Matthew Taylor, CEO of The RSA. Speakers include: Alan Davey, CEO, Arts Council England; Professor Andy Pratt, Head of Culture & Creative Industries, KCL; Araceli Camargo, The Cube London; Claude Grunitzky, founder of Trace magazine; Deborah Bull, Executive Director, King’s Cultural Institute; Dirujan Sabesan, Web designer, Creative Nerds / SBTV; Ekow Eshun, cultural commentator & former Director of the ICA; Hasan Bakhshi, Director of Creative Industries, NESTA; Baroness Lola Young, Crossbench peer and writer; Natalie Wade, Projects Manager, Small Green Shoots; Pim Baxter, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery; Roger Wade, Founder of Boxpark; Sara Shamsavari, Artist; Paul Kirkman, Head of Culture at DCMS.
For video interviews with Matthew Taylor and with Keynote speaker Roger Wade see the CIDA YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/CIDAMedia
Rosalind Davis will be reporting back from Cr8net for a-n – look out for her report online next week or follow @an_magazine for further updates.
First published: a-n.co.uk April 2012
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