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The 6th annual BEYOND conference took place in London - a unique gathering of current and future innovators focused on Research and Development across the Creative Industries. Sessions are now available to watch on demand.
BEYOND 2023 headed to the prestigious Royal Institution in London this year and bringing as ever a compelling, thought-provoking programme to an audience of world-leading researchers, makers, investors, business leaders, and thinkers.
The exciting two-day event developed in partnership with the British Council all focused on this year’s core theme, the global creative economy. Featuring a host of expert speakers, short talks, panels and audience Q&As all bringing new viewpoints, industry expertise and opportunities plus partner events, a showcase of pioneering projects, and plenty of networking opportunities.
In its sixth year BEYOND 2023 offered a live programme of sessions, showcase, and social and networking activities, with on demand content available post-event.
The two day conference in London (21–22 November 2023) featured expert speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, think pieces and provocations, Q&As and plenty more including a series of sessions from our partners and a Research Symposium.
Immersive Futures Lab
The Immersive Futures Lab at BEYOND gave access to the very latest uses of technologies from Virtual Reality to Haptics, Spacial Audio and more. It provided a chanece to play with early-stage prototypes demonstrating new types of content and uses of the tech, and meet the people behind some pioneering projects.
A variety of additional activities alongside the main programme including networking and social events in and around our central London venue.
New Venue Map
Download a detailed map of the Royal Institution, showing where to find everything within the venue from the main auditorium to the Immersive Futures Lab, partner programming sessions and more.
The 2023 programme explored the global landscape of creative economies and the new forms they are taking. We took a look at big transformations led from the centre, and at grassroots-led movements gaining recognition for both the social and economic potential of the creative industries.
Globally new creative forms and formats are emerging at speed, but which will take hold, why and at what scale? We heard from the makers behind some of the latest innovations with global potential.
It was a diverse and exciting programme, with delegates and speakers joining us from the Philippines, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Ireland.
Each year since 2018 the BEYOND community has come together to explore the big industry questions and discover the latest research through a rich, themed programme of events.
Last year’s BEYOND in Cardiff was no exception with a programme taking place in the heart of the Welsh capital and online. 100 speakers participated in over 53 sessions examining our core theme of the role the creative industries will play in designing a zero-carbon future.
BEYOND 2023 was another unique forum to get up close to the latest R&D, connect new constellations of ideas and build creative networks. Join us in 2024!
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
There is a growing worldwide recognition of the power of the creative industries to drive innovation, growth and social change, from ambitious strategies to transform whole nations to small, equitable initiatives to sustain and grow creative communities.
What opportunities does this vast ecosystem offer for creative research and innovative creative business collaborations? Where are UK creatives driving change and where do international actors have new policies and methodologies we need to understand?
Join us at BEYOND 2023 to expand your creative horizons and networks
- Connect with creative innovators, thinkers, experts and researchers
- Discover the latest innovations and creative technologies shaking up and redefining our sector
- Hear case studies from groundbreaking projects
- Experience first-hand demos from pioneering projects
- Find collaborators, researchers and funders to build your organisation’s capabilities
- Explore international and 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
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