Beyond is the annual R&D conference for the creative industries.
In 2019 we will explore the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity.
20-21 November 2020 - Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK

Intro

Intro

Intro

Intro

Creative Industry

Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries. It explores the relationship between research, academia and business innovation and tackles the challenges impacting the future of the sector.

In its 2nd year, Beyond 2019 focuses on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity, with themes addressing the opportunities, challenges and controversies these innovations present.

Beyond provides a unique forum to share knowledge, discover opportunities and connect with business leaders, creatives, researchers, policy makers, journalists and funders.

Join us at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on the 20-21 November for lively debate, panels, short talks, innovative exhibitions and plenty of networking.

What’s On

What’s On

Conference Programme

Building on the success of last year, Beyond 2019 spans two days to feature a single-track conference with keynote sessions, short-talks and panel discussions. It also includes two exhibitions showcasing UK excellence in research-driven creative innovation with an innovation showcase and poster exhibition for doctoral candidates and early career researchers.

Poster Exhibition

Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers working in the areas of research that address one of the Beyond 2019 conference themes, are invited to submit a short abstract for a poster. Themes include Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Creative Technology and Data and their application for, and influence on, the creative industries.

Innovation Showcase

A new addition for the 2019 programme, the Innovation Showcase will feature outputs from creative research-led projects that explore new and novel ways to push the boundaries of what is possible. This includes, but is not limited to, prototypes as well as market-ready products being showcased as: physical models; visualisations; performance; interactive theatre work; VR/AR and mixed-reality demos. 

Networking

Plenty of chances to network gives attendees the opportunity to make lots of great connections. This includes a Beyond AI Primer event (pub quiz style) to test everyone’s AI knowledge and kick things off the night before day one of Beyond, taking place at the University of Edinburgh (capacity is limited, so first come first served).

Get Involved

Get Involved

Celebrating innovation and groundbreaking projects in the creative industries, Beyond 2019 offers exciting opportunities for researchers and businesses to get involved…

Innovation Showcase

A chance to feature your pioneering and creative research-led project in a showcase pushing the boundaries of possibility. More info

Poster Exhibition

An opportunity for Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers to demo their groundbreaking work. More info

Sponsorship

Raise awareness of your organisation and connect with leading names, businesses and researchers from the cutting edge of the creative industries. Get in touch for more info.

Attend

Attend

Attend

Attend

Why attend Beyond 2019? Insights from industry innovators and academic experts to inspire and enlighten across two days of keynote sessions, short-talks and panel debates with plenty of networking to make valuable connections.

Experience pioneering work first-hand with demos from cutting-edge UK creative expertise in two exhibitions… all from Edinburgh’s iconic Assembly Rooms. Get your ticket now!

For Business

 

  • Connect with creative innovators, thinkers, experts and researchers
  • Discover the latest innovations and creative technologies shaking up 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

For Researchers

 

  • 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

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets for Beyond 2019 are on sale now…

Venue

Venue

Venue

Venue

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 54 GEORGE STREET
EDINBURGH EH2 2LR

The historic Assembly Rooms are located in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant city centre. The Assembly Rooms website has advice on how to find the venue.

Creative Industry

Updates

Updates

Updates

Updates

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CONTACT

CONTACT

CONTACT

CONTACT

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