fbpx

Schedule

Show all

➔Tuesday 19 October

➔Wednesday 20 October

➔Thursday 21 October

➔Friday 22 October

Please note: All times are in GMT.

Tuesday 19 October

Belfast City Centre

13:00 – 15:00

Belfast Guided Tour: The Hidden Heritage of James Connolly

Join Belfast’s first full AR trail exploring the hidden heritage of James Connolly, Irish Republican leader. The walking trail takes you on a tour of the city, stopping at some of the most historically significant sites associated with Connolly while exploring Belfast’s political, industrial, feminist and working class history and the city’s role in shaping Ireland for the next 100 years.
BEYOND in-person ticket holders can reserve a place on this tour once registered. NB: Only 10 places available

Belfast City Centre

14:00 – 16:00

Belfast Guided Tour: Street Art

If street art is your thing, join Adam Turkington for the Seedhead Tour. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter. You will experience street art which speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming. 
BEYOND in-person ticket holders can reserve a place on this tour once registered. NB: Only 20 places available.

Belfast City Centre

16:00 – 17:15

Big Telly World Premiere: Department Story

Preview the World Premiere of Department Story by Pioneers of immersive, site-specific theatre production, Big Telly Theatre Company. Department Story is a site-specific production set in empty retail units in Belfast’s City Centre which smashes together flash theatre and physical fiction in a killer spree through a department of stories, where everything returned has a tale to tell. Take stock, grab your shopping list and be sure to ask the staff (?) for help.
But of course, this is no ordinary Department Store. Customers have choices but alongside choice comes great responsibility and before long there are decisions to be made.
Available to both in-person and virtual delegates. NB: numbers limited to 40 in-person and 40 online participants

19:00 – 21:00

BEYOND Speakers and Delegates Dinner

A chance to meet, mingle and enjoy dinner with the BEYOND speakers, exhibitors and fellow delegates. Open to all BEYOND ticket holders in Belfast – just confirm your attendance and dietary preferences after buying or registering your ticket.

Wednesday 20 October

09:00 – 09:30

Conference Registration

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

09:30 – 09:35

Introducing BEYOND

Susan Hayes Culleton, BEYOND MC, HayesCulleton Group

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

09:40 – 10:05

Opening Keynote: Sir Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette, Chairman, ITV plc

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

10:00 – 10:45

The New Heavy Industries: Building Belfast’s Creative Economy

The Screen Media Innovation Lab (SMIL) is bringing Virtual Production facilities to support the fast growing creative economy of Northern Ireland, but the vision goes beyond physical infrastructure. This session tells the story of how SMIL came about and asks what is the real value and true potential of both Virtual Production and SMIL.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

10:50 – 10:55

Welcome to Belfast

Deirdre Hargey, Minister for Communities of Northern Ireland, welcomes BEYOND attendees to Belfast.

10:55 – 11:55

Tea & Coffee Break

Hopin – Spaces

11:30 – 12:30

Meet The Makers

Meet and find out more about the creatives and their R&D projects being showcased in the Immersive Futures Lab.

Hopin – Spaces

11:30 – 12:30

Meet The Researchers

Meet and find out more about the researchers and their R&D projects being showcased in the BEYOND Poster Exhibition.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

12:10 – 12:55

Fuelling the Future: How to Build New Place-Based Talent Pipelines

For creative economies to thrive they need a pipeline of talent as fuel. This panel looks at how businesses and educators are working in different regions of the UK to devise new ways to train the makers of the future.

Dominic Lusardi, Advisor/NED, Digital Thinkers

Rosalind Coleman, Producer, Punchdrunk

Hopin – Spaces

13:30 – 14:30

Meet The Makers

Meet and find out more about the creatives and their R&D projects being showcased in the Immersive Futures Lab.

Hopin – Spaces

13:30 – 14:30

Meet The Researchers

Meet and find out more about the researchers and their R&D projects being showcased in the BEYOND Poster Exhibition.

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch Break

Time to stretch your legs, network and visit the Immersive Futures Lab showcase, which features outputs from creative research-led projects exploring new and novel ways to push the boundaries of what is possible in creative technologies.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

15:05 – 15:15

The Great Uncoupling: The Digital Disruption of Fashion and Place

Insights from innovative projects in fashion, illustrating how digital is acting at three distinct levels within fashion to free designers from the traditional constraints of place and create one of the first really functional implementations of the Metaverse.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

15:15 – 15:55

Materiality in the Metaverse: Tools to Thrive in the New Spaces of Fashion

Fashion experts from academia and industry explore the distinctions between the three levels of the new Fashion Metaverse, the opportunities and issues presented by each, and the tools required to support the next generation of designers and fashion entrepreneurs as they navigate these new worlds and markets.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

16:00 – 16:25

Warp and Weft: Weaving Sustainable Places

Digital is exciting – but it isn’t the whole story for fashion and textiles. Drawing on two innovative case studies using recycled or unwanted materials, this fireside discussion explores the tangible value of physical location to designers freed from geographical constraints.

Hopin – Spaces

16:00 – 17:00

Meet The Researchers

Meet and find out more about the researchers and their R&D projects being showcased in the BEYOND Poster Exhibition.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

16:40 – 16:45

Day One: BEYOND Wrap-up

Susan Hayes Culleton, BEYOND MC, HayesCulleton Group

External Venue – Oh Yeah

20:00 – 22:00

BEYOND Drinks Reception and Networking

An informal networking event for all BEYOND delegates, speakers and exhibitors with live performance from local singer/songwriter Malojian. Stevie Scullion (Malojian) created an immersive experience with NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive launched as part of the BFI’s Britain on Film Coastal initiative. The evening couples Malojian’s beautiful, archaic music with this pioneering immersive footage and promises to be a unique event. 

Thursday 21 October

09:00 – 09:30

Conference Registration

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome

Susan Hayes Culleton, BEYOND MC, HayesCulleton Group

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

09:35 – 09:45

The City: A Legacy System?

Sinead O’Sullivan, a researcher at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, investigates how the long-standing trend towards digital presence at work, which has been massively accelerated by our experience of lockdown, is changing how we manage creativity and innovation. And how, in turn, this is challenging our traditional notions of cities – and nations – and how we inhabit them.

Alex McDowell, Director, World Building Institute and the World Building Media Lab

Mark Lutter, Executive Director, Charter Cities Institute

Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Director, FutureMap

Sinead O’Sullivan, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

09:45 – 10:30

Wide Open Spaces: Building Rural Creative Networks

A third of creative business hubs are outside of the UKs big cities. Beyond them lie thousands of small innovators and entrepreneurs, many in remote places. Geography sets unique challenges as they grow, but these places also ideally placed to reinvent themselves for the digital age. This panel looks at how networks are being built that will drive innovation and growth.

Joanne Evans, Creative Industries Impact and Partnerships and Development Manager, University of Exeter

Karen Cross, Academic Strategic Lead for Fashion Management, Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Robert Gordon University

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

10:35 – 10:45

Monoliths: Northern Landscapes, Female Voices

What is it like to be a Northern woman? Who exactly is a ‘Northern woman’? Lucy Hammond gives us a sneak preview into how Pilot Theatre’s latest project, ‘Monoliths’, combines commissioned writing, captured soundscapes and virtual worlds within a performative context to draw audiences into the inner worlds of some of the many identities shaped by a single region.

Lucy Hammond, Projects Producer, Pilot Theatre

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

10:45 – 10:55

Belfast Stories: Turning Place 360

Founder of Belfast-based agency Yellow Design Michael McGlade explores their work in Belfast and London that is remaking and revealing new aspects of place, past and present, through AR.

10:55 – 11:50

Tea & Coffee Break

Time to stretch your legs, network and visit the Immersive Futures Lab showcase, which features outputs from creative research-led projects exploring new and novel ways to push the boundaries of what is possible in creative technologies.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

12:00 – 12:10

Altered Places: How Augmented Reality Could Change our Relationships with our Worlds

In this video piece Augmented Reality Product Designer Campbell Orme asks if and how AR can change our relationships with places.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

12:15 – 13:00

Augmenting Places: AR for the People

As the medium becomes more popular, what responsibilities do AR makers have to place – and the communities that live there? Angela Chan, an expert in innovative inclusion in storytelling, talks to leading AR makers to find out how it can be used to open up both places and our imaginations for new encounters with history, our environment and each other – before questioning how we should address the potential issues around accessibility, inclusion and ownership that this opening up of place can unlock.

Angela Chan, Head of Inclusion / Doctoral Researcher, StoryFutures, Royal Holloway, University of London

Charles Golding, Creative Director, CARGO Movement

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

13:15 – 13:25

Belfast Stories: Beyond Barriers

Filmmaker, Seán Murray and Artist Deepa Mann-Kler explore life and work in relation to notions of ‘place’ and ‘Identity’ in Northern Ireland. They discuss two very different stories and journeys in illustrating what belonging means and how the physical environment affects people both deeply and generationally.

Deepa Mann-Kler, Chief Executive, Visiting Professor, Neon, Ulster University

Seán Murray, Film Maker, Relapse Pictures

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch Break

Time to stretch your legs, network and visit the Immersive Futures Lab showcase, which features outputs from creative research-led projects exploring new and novel ways to push the boundaries of what is possible in creative technologies.

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

15:05 – 15:20

Open, Original, Optimistic: Festival UK* 2022

Martin Green, director of Festival UK* 2022, introduces the UK-wide festival showcasing UK creativity and innovation through ten large-scale public engagement projects.

Martin Green CBE, Chief Creative Officer, Festival UK* 2022 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

15:20 – 16:50

Sessions to be Announced Shortly

Titanic – Main StageHopin – Main Stage

16:50 – 17:00

Day 2: BEYOND Wrap Up

Susan Hayes Culleton, BEYOND MC, HayesCulleton Group

Friday 22 October

09:00 – 16:00

BEYOND Game of Thrones: Winterfell Tour

Bespoke Winterfell Tour to the castle and Demesne. Not for the faint hearted – during the tour you will enjoy a Game of Thrones Archery Experience in the film set from the first episode in Season One, Tyrions Tomahawk Axe Throwing, a visit to Audley’s Castle which overlooks Strangford Lough and a Synchronised Sword Sparring Challenge. Lunch and transport provided.
BEYOND in-person ticket holders can reserve a place on this tour once registered. Only 30 places available.

09:00 – 17:00

BEYOND Game of Thrones: Hang out with Hodor Tour

VIP ‘Hang out with Hodor’ tour will showcase the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos with Flip Robinson, body double for “Hodor” and “The Mountain”.  Hear behind the scenes stories first hand, meet the Game of Thrones jewellery makers, have morning coffee at a castle and lunch at the Bushmills Inn. 
BEYOND in-person ticket holders can reserve a place on this tour once registered. Only 10 places available.