BEYOND - where creativity meets R&D.
Join us this November for a conference where thinkers, makers, investors and researchers across the creative industries come together to explore the relationship between creative research and business innovation.
BEYOND is a unique, annual gathering of current and future innovators focused on Research and Development across the Creative Industries.
For November 2020, BEYOND becomes a virtual conference, offering its global community a flexible programme of live and catch-up sessions. The main stage will offer provocations and insights from expert speakers from the worlds of theatre, music, gaming, TV and film, and visitor attractions; and we’re expecting lively Q&As and discussions across breakout sessions, workshops and seminars. Attendees will be able to explore a showcase of industry leading projects and access the research talent pipeline through a poster exhibition – before, during and after the conference.
More details about this year’s programme, tickets, showcasing and speaking opportunities coming in September – sign up for BEYOND updates to be the first to find out.
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BEYOND will focus on ‘Embracing Change – what can we learn from the chaos’ and ‘New Opportunities – how do we build back better, but different’; through the lenses of Performance, Moving Image, eSports and Gaming, and Visitor Experience.
WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS R&D
CONNECT with future collaborators, researchers and funders
EXPLORE pioneering R&D projects across the UK’s Creative Industries
ENGAGE with the global conversation on innovation, creativity and opportunity
“As the creative industries grapple with the impact of a global pandemic it is imperative that we develop new responses to the challenges, to build back better, stronger and more resilient. This year’s BEYOND provides our growing community a space to explore the inspiring research and development work already in play, in the UK and internationally, and the creative strategies for recovery in the era of Covid-19”
Prof Andrew Chitty, Challenge Director: Audience of the Future and Creative Industries Clusters Programmes, UKRI
- Connect with creative innovators, thinkers, experts and researchers
- Discover the latest innovations and creative technologies shaking up and redefining our sector
- Case studies from groundbreaking projects designed to blow your mind!
- Experience first-hand demos from pioneering projects
- Find collaborators, researchers and funders to build your organisation’s capabilities
- Explore international inward UK investment opportunities
- Discover recent developments in the creative arts
- Connect with creative industry pioneers
- Experience and engage with practice-led research projects
- Connect and collaborate with leading creative tech businesses and industry stakeholders
- Indulge in a core programme of thought-provoking panel debates and roundtables
- Interact with local and international tech enthusiasts and experts