21-22 NOVEMBER 2023
The 6th annual BEYOND conference is taking place in London this year - join us for a unique gathering of current and future innovators focused on Research and Development across the Creative Industries.
BEYOND 2023 is heading 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.
Join us for an 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 bringing new viewpoints, industry expertise and future opportunities, join us for all this, plus partner events, a showcase of pioneering projects, and plenty of networking opportunities.
The two day conference in London (21–22 November 2023) will feature 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 will give access to the very latest uses of technologies from Virtual Reality to Haptics, Spacial Audio and more. Play with early-stage prototypes demonstrating new types of content and uses of the tech, and meet the people behind some pioneering projects.
We will have a variety of additional activities alongside the main programme including networking and social events in and around our central London venue.
BEYOND 2023 is offering 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.
The 2023 programme will explore the global landscape of creative economies, how they grow, the challenges and opportunities, their new forms and the huge potential for UK creatives to collaborate.
This year BEYOND shines a spotlight on the huge role UK creatives are playing in building some extraordinary ground-breaking projects as part of international teams. BEYOND 2023 will ask if these projects are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of building new global partnerships for the creative industries.
Join us to make the connections and spark the conversations to unlock the vast potential of international creative collaboration.
BEYOND is a unique space to explore the big industry questions, get up close to the latest R&D, spark new ideas and build creative networks.
Last year’s event 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. At the end of a busy 3 days, 89% of delegates rated BEYOND 2023.
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
- 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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Cardiff, October 2022
BEYOND 2022 headed to Cardiff where delegates enjoyed an event including innovation showcases, dinners and networking at the iconic Cardiff City Hall and National Museum Cardiff. Across a 3-day programme BEYOND 2023 looked at the role of the creative industries in building a zero-carbon future.