BEYOND 2020 ON-DEMAND
Welcome to BEYOND on-demand. This year’s BEYOND conference, from 30 November to 03 December 2020, featured over 80 sessions with 175 speakers across 4 days, attracting delegates from over 20 countries. Exploring how the Creative Industries can collectively build back better, but different – catch up on sessions from each day of the programme at your leisure with 130GB and over 35 hours of quality content, watch on-demand below:
CREATIVE CHINA AT BEYOND 2020
Featured for the first time as part of BEYOND, the Creative China programme included conference sessions and a showcase of work being led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to explore research and industry partnerships between the creative industries in the UK and China. Sessions explored Shaun the Sheep in Shanghai, how to Create Shared Experiences for Multicultural Audiences with speakers from the Science Museum, Aardman, the Shanghai Theatre Company, HTC amongst many others.
BEYOND 2020 DAY 1
Catch up on all the action from Day One at BEYOND. The on-demand videos below are from the first day of the conference and include sessions exploring the theme of Divergence, with insights, discussion and debate from many renowned speakers. In case you missed it, discover how the creative industries can collectively build back better but different, with sessions from the world of Esports addressing the sector’s response to the pandemic, the latest research into the impact of lockdown on audience engagement, plus a deep-dive into The Tempest with Tender Claws & Royal Shakespeare Company, along with plenty more.
BEYOND 2020 DAY 2
Day two at BEYOND looked at the theme of Convergence, the disruption that is already happening in the Creative Industries, the genres and disciplines converging to produce new types of experiences and the opportunities they present for audiences, creators, technologists and researchers. Sessions from the day explored the future of virtual production with Rebellion Games and Hazfilm Ltd, a deep-dive into Current, Rising from the Royal Opera House and Figment Productions and so many more insightful sessions, available to watch at your leisure below.
BEYOND 2020 DAY 3
Based on the theme of Emergence, the third day of BEYOND 2020 explored what comes next, opportunities and ensuring the future creative industries is robust, inclusive and diverse. More exciting sessions, deep-dives, breakout discussions and live Q&A, included a very thought-provoking dive into the Metaverse with keynote Brenda Romero. The schedule also included a journey through Tech for Good with Deepa Mann-Kler, a panel session that looked at how the industry can Build Back Better with Blue Moon, Terra Virtua & more. Plus, delegates explored the extraordinarily beautiful Framerate from ScanLAB Projects.
BEYOND 2020 DAY 4
The final day of BEYOND looked at Collaboration, and how the industry can build back stronger, with more powerful insights, including a masterclass session on collaborative creative change during Covid-19 led by Prof Paul Moore, a journey inside the SmartStage XR Environment with White Light, a panel session on how we move towards a more inclusive news sector, a deep-dive into the artscience collaboration project World in a Cell with Alex McDowell from the World Building Institute, and plenty more great sessions.
BEYOND 2020 PREVIEWS
The videos below offer a sneak peek into many of the BEYOND programme highlights including projects featured in the Immersive Futures Lab, a series of video diaries explaining how cutting-edge creative organisations have pivoted their projects in response to Covid, along with lots more from across the BEYOND 2020 schedule of activities.
Creative China Day 1
Catch up on all the action from Day One of Creative China at BEYOND. The on-demand videos below include sessions exploring new and emerging opportunities for the UK & China with HTC VIVE, along with insights on the history, opportunities and challenges of UK-China collaboration in the creative industries and how Covid-19 has impacted the sector in Shanghai, from Professor Huang Changyong from the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
Creative China Day 2
Sessions on day two of Creative China included a look at Shaun the Sheep in Shanghai with Aardman, looking at the importance of collaborative, creative partnerships to developing a successful global brand and immersive visitor experiences. The landscape for creative collaborations in China was explored in a session with the Science Museum, UKRI China and panelists, along with lots more below.