18 - 20 OCTOBER 2022
CARDIFF & ONLINE
BEYOND - where creativity meets R&D
A three day conference in October 2022, where thinkers, makers, investors and researchers across the creative industries come together to explore the relationship between creative research and business innovation. The 5th annual BEYOND conference will take place in Cardiff and online.
BEYOND is a unique, annual gathering of current and future innovators focused on Research and Development across the Creative Industries, bringing together world-leading researchers, makers, investors, business leaders, and thinkers.
In its fifth year, BEYOND 2022 is heading to Cardiff. This year’s conference will take place right in the heart of the Welsh capital, for delegates to enjoy a range of additional spaces for showcasing, dinners and networking at the iconic Cardiff City Hall and National Museum Cardiff. The conference offers a global audience access to a schedule of expert speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, think pieces and provocations, as well as Q&As and networking opportunities.
A showcase of industry leading projects and a poster exhibition also offers attendees access to cutting-edge work and researchers – before, during and after the conference.
Early Bird tickets for BEYOND 2022 are on sale now (limited availability) – Buy Now.
3 days of BEYOND
Full BEYOND Experience
Network with Experts
Cutting Edge Research
The BEYOND Speakers & Delegates Dinner, on Monday 17 Oct celebrates the start of BEYOND. The evening features a three course Welsh Menu in the inspiring surroundings of the Grand Hall of the National Museum of Wales, preceded by a drinks reception in the Impressionists Gallery. Optional extra for BEYOND ticket holders. Limited tickets available. Save at least 25% with an BEYOND In-Person + BEYOND Dinner ticket bundle. Price excludes VAT.
CARDIFF TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Through our partners Invest in Cardiff, BEYOND is delighted to offer In-Person delegates access to hotel and travel discounts when attending this year’s BEYOND in Cardiff. Details will be sent to registered delegates shortly after they have completed their ticket registration.
Cutting edge research
Meet the makers
BEYOND On Demand
BEYOND 2022 features a unique and inspirational line up of expert speakers from across the creative industries, from renowned and established veterans to rising talent. Starting with this year’s conference MC and keynote speaker, more speakers will be announced soon.
SOPHIE HOWE, FUTURE GENERATIONS COMMISSIONER FOR WALES
As the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie’s role is to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to help public bodies work towards the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
JASON MOHAMMAD, TV AND RADIO PRESENTER
Cardiff-born BBC TV and radio presenter Jason has fronted major TV events including the Olympics, FA Cup and World Cup finals, and the Six Nations but finds time for own show on BBC Radio Wales, co-owns a TV production company and has recently created his own media academy.
The BEYOND 2022 conference will address questions crucial to our future creative industries, focused on understanding what part the creative industries should play in designing a zero-carbon future?
Alongside operating more sustainably themselves, what role do the creative industries have in designing solutions? Can they imagine a future we want to live in and tell the stories of how we get there? How do young voices influence what happens next in a meaningful way?
BEYOND will convene Creative Industry leaders, researchers, policy makers, creators and artists to explore, aim to solve and understand:
- How do we find new ways to think about designing a zero-carbon future in an uncertain world?
- What is the role of the creative industries R&D in imagining and building the world for future generations?
- How can designing for the future be ambitious but realistic; adventurous but practical, optimistic but not naive?
- How do young voices get heard and their priorities meaningfully built into what happens next?
- What next for our research questions and agendas for action?
Building on the success of the previous four BEYOND’s, the 5th annual conference offers a hybrid experience from Cardiff. A three day conference (18 – 20 Oct) will feature expert speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, think pieces and provocations, Q&As and plenty more. Plus exhibitions showcasing UK excellence in research-driven creative innovation.
Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers are invited to submit abstracts to feature their work in this years’s Poster Exhibition at BEYOND. Submissions will be required to focus of the main conference themes. If you are interested in applying to exhibit, subscribe for updates for more details to be announced soon.
Immersive Futures Lab
Every year, BEYOND features the Immersive Futures Lab, a showcase of innovation that offers delegates the chance to experience cutting-edge creative projects demonstrating innovative ideas, new types of content and novel uses of technologies – to include early-stage prototypes utilising technologies including Virtual Reality, Haptics, Spatial Audio and more.
A variety of additional activities including social and networking events will take place at the conference, together with local events in Cardiff. More details on these events will be available soon – subscribe for updates.
Mae’n bleser gan BEYOND gyhoeddi mai Caerdydd yw ein cartref ar gyfer cynhadledd 2022 a rhannu myfyrdodau gan yr Athro Justin Lewis, Cyfarwyddwr Clwstwr, ar thema’r gynhadledd eleni a sut mae Caerdydd yn arwain y ffordd o ran cael economi greadigol fwy cynaliadwy a...
Each year, we work with carefully selected partners to enable us to deliver a lively and varied BEYOND programme to our audiences. BEYOND would not be possible without its programme, event and founding partners, especially UK Research and Innovation, a key part of the...
BEYOND is delighted to announce Cardiff as our home for the 2022 conference and to share reflections from Professor Justin Lewis, Director at Clwstwr, on this year's conference theme and how Cardiff is leading the charge for a more sustainable and inclusive creative...
Belfast, October 2021
BEYOND 2021 took the theme of place to look at how the Creative Industries are forming the heart of new vibrant cultural and creative economies.
The 4th conference explored the role of creativity and creative tech in forming and navigating new places. There is a big space opening for the Creative Industries to lead the way with mission driven research and innovation to reimagine, reinvent and reinvigorate place.
BEYOND 2021 was a hybrid conference in partnership with Future Screens NI and supported by Belfast City Coucil and Matrix NI, offering live and catch-up sessions online or in person. Delegates and speakers in Belfast enjoyed a bespoke programme of activities, with location-based immersive experiences, networking, receptions and more, plus of course lots of fine Northern Irish hospitality.