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.

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Creative Industry

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEYOND IN-PERSON

Join us for BEYOND In-Person with full access to the BEYOND programme (18-19th Oct) in Cardiff City Hall. In-Person tickets include multiple conference programmes including soon-to-be-announced programming from our partners plus the Immersive Futures Lab expo, Conference drinks plus access to discounted travel and hotel offers through our partners Invest in Cardiff. In-Person tickets also include full access to BEYOND Online featuring exclusive online-only content plus on-demand videos from the in-person event.
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3 days of BEYOND

Dozens of sessions including keynotes, presentations, roundtables, showcases, workshops & demos. 18-19 Oct In-Person in Cardiff and 20 Oct online.

Full BEYOND Experience

Unlimited access to BEYOND in Cardiff (18 – 19 October) including all the official programming plus extensive networking opportunities

Partner Programming

Exciting, innovative and thought-provoking programming from BEYOND’s partners including conference sessions, workshops and expo (to be announced shortly)

Network with Experts

500+ delegates with ample networking opportunities across the programme and a speaker’s dinner (optional extra), BEYOND is a welcome chance to connect again in-person with practitioners, researchers, businesses, artists and policymakers from across the creative industries.

Cutting Edge Research

Explore the very latest R&D in the Immersive Futures Lab showcase featuring projects from the world’s top creative researchers

BEYOND Online

Includes a BEYOND Online (20 Oct) ticket with access to our virtual platform featuring exclusive online-only sessions plus access to on-demand videos from both days of BEYOND In-Person.

BEYOND Dinner

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.

BEYOND ONLINE

Buy your online ticket to BEYOND for just £69. Or, buy in bulk and save. Sorry, we have to add VAT at 20% for all UK-based delegates.

 

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Exclusive Curation

A lively programme of sessions including keynotes, presentations, roundtables, showcases & demos with exclusive online-only content including keynotes, fireside chats and more

50+ Speakers

From established names to exciting new voices, a diverse range of perspectives from the UK and beyond

Cutting edge research

Explore the very latest R&D in the showcase and poster exhibitions with the world’s top creative researchers

Meet the makers

Meet and find out more about the Immersive Futures Lab exhibitors and their R&D projects that are being showcased at BEYOND

Digital Conference

Watch, join the networking and interact from home or office with our state-of-the-art conference platform

BEYOND On Demand

Be the first to watch the sessions recorded at the in-person sessions at BEYOND in Cardiff

Speakers

Speakers

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

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

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.

Themes

Themes

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?

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?

What’s On

What’s On

BEYOND 2022 offers a hybrid programme of in-person, live and catch-up sessions, showcase, demos and an early-career researcher poster exhibition, plus social and networking activities in Cardiff.

Conference Programme

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.

Poster Exhibition

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.

Special Events

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.

Get Involved

BEYOND 2022 offers a range of opportunities for individuals and organisations to showcase their projects and research, host discussions and workshops, as well as meet new partners, funders and collaborators.

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Croeso i Gymru, Welcome to Wales

Croeso i Gymru, Welcome to Wales

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...

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BEYOND 2022 Partners Unveiled

BEYOND 2022 Partners Unveiled

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...

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Croeso i Gymru, Welcome to Wales

Croeso i Gymru, Welcome to Wales

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...

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ON-DEMAND

ON-DEMAND

Catch up on sessions from BEYOND 2021 on-demand and watch sessions from 2020, 2019 and 2018 below – with many inspirational, renowned and expert speakers from across the Creative Industries in the UK and beyond.  

BEYOND 2021

BEYOND 2021

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.

Titanic Belfast, BEYOND venue for 2021
The BEYOND 2021 conference included a lively two day programme of 60+ expert speakers, with keynotes, panel discussions, think pieces and provocations, Q&As and a showcase of leading projects and research.

Watch the on demand sessions and enjoy the highlights reel below from the conference in Belfast. Stay tuned to @BeyondCnf for all BEYOND news.

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