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About Beyond

About Beyond

Beyond is the research and development (R&D) conference for the creative industries, addressing the latest challenges impacting the future of the sector and exploring the dynamic relationship between research, academia and business innovation.

In its 2nd year, Beyond brings together business leaders, creatives, researchers, policy makers, journalists and funders providing a unique forum to share learnings, explore opportunities and connect with leading experts.

Beyond 2018

Beyond 2018

The inaugural Beyond Conference, developed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Creative Economy Programme was held at London’s Barbican on the 19 November 2018.

The one day event was attended by over 300 delegates, including a broad mix of creative industry academia, organisations and businesses including ASOS, BBC, British Fashion Council, British Film Institute, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sony Interactive Entertainment and many leading universities. Plus key government stakeholders and many of the UK’s most innovative creative content producers.

An inspirational line up of leading thinkers and practitioners featured Professor Alex McDowell, Design Futurist at the World Building Institute (USC School of Cinematic Arts) and many other renowned speakers from across the creative industries. For the full speaker list, agenda and videos of sessions from last year, head over to the Beyond 2018 summary.

The Audience

The Audience

Be one of 400 delegates descending on Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms in November to debate, discover, experience, celebrate and network. 

Academia & Business

Beyond 2019 is a chance for academics, businesses and organisations working in the creative industries to explore the future of the sector. This includes companies and research organisations supported by over £110m of UK government funding as part of the Industrial Strategy including the Creative Clusters, Audience of the Future and Immersive Experiences programmes.

Why Attend?

Discover the benefits of attending the Beyond Conference and why you should bring your colleagues from creative industry academics, researchers through to creative industry businesses and sector organisations.

Government & Stakeholders

Beyond also attracts central and local government stakeholders including the DCMS, BEIS, Treasury, DIT, LEPs and Cabinet Office, along with creative industry research councils including Arts Council England and British Council.

International

In addition to a strong UK attendance, Beyond 2019 will also showcase UK research and development expertise to overseas delegates, representing significant investment opportunities.

Media & More

National and trade media journalists, as well as students, startups and freelancers working within the sector also find the event valuable for the learning and networking opportunities.

Creative Industry

Updates

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