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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.

Intro

Intro

Intro

Intro

Creative Industry

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.

Beyond 2019

Beyond 2019

BEYOND 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Spanning two days, the second BEYOND conference in Edinburgh featured a stellar line of speakers addressing key challenges and themes focused on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity. A single track conference included keynote sessions, short-talks and panel discussions, supported by a line up of fringe events. An innovation showcase and poster exhibition provided a platform for excellence in UK research-driven creative innovation.

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Beyond 2019…in case you missed it.

Beyond 2019…in case you missed it.

This year’s Beyond Conference took place in the Assembly Rooms in the heart of Edinburgh. Attracting leading academics and researchers, journalists and creative industry professionals, the conference presented a series of panels, talks, and 5-minute presentations from...

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AI and Music: Creativity and the complexities

AI and Music: Creativity and the complexities

Music, as many other creative fields that are also highly innovative and competitive, has seen the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and explored ways to take advantage of them. Long existing music...

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Attend

Attend

Attend

Attend

In a year of absolute disruption, BEYOND considers what we’ve learnt about the adoption of new and emerging technologies and audiences across the creative industries, and how it’s influencing future developments around the globe.

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

For Business

 

  • 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

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
Creative Industry

Updates

Updates

Updates

Updates

More details about this year’s programme, tickets, showcasing and speaking opportunities coming in September - sign up for updates below and be the first to find out.