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.
Join us for a thought-provoking programme developed in partnership with the British Council and featuring a host of expert speakers, short talks, panels and audience Q&As bringing new industry insights and opportunities, all focused on this year’s core theme, the global creative economy. And there’s more including a whole series of sessions from our partners, a showcase of pioneering R&D 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.
Join us to make the connections and spark the conversations to unlock the vast potential of international creative collaboration.
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
Award-winning sound designer Dora Filipović joined BEYOND in 2020 presenting her early PhD research, “Altered Perceptions”. She returns this year, showcasing her final creative output of the PhD research, a VR short with 3D sound design, 'Return to Impression'. In...
The Immersive Futures Lab showcases cutting edge prototype projects and creative R&D at BEYOND Conference.Here are two of this year's exciting new showcases, by the team at XR Stories, specialising in research and development for the future of immersive and...
We are pleased to announce the first of our Partner Programming series, brought to you by Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. This panel discussion, 'We need to do things differently: Responsible creative R&D for the future' explores why we need to imagine, support, and...
Cardiff, October 2022
BEYOND 2022 headed to Cardiff, taking place right in the heart of the Welsh capital. Delegates enjoyed showcases, dinners and networking at the iconic Cardiff City Hall and National Museum Cardiff over a 3-day programme.
It was a pleasure to welcome BAFTA-nominated Jason Mohammad as the conference MC. He was joined by a speaker line up featuring Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales), actor Michael Sheen and futurist world-builder Alex McDowell addressing questions crucial to our future creative industries, with themes focused on understanding what part the creative industries should play in designing a zero-carbon future.