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Event Schedule

9:00 AM
Welcome & Networking Breakfast

Welcome to The Big Creative UK Summit 2024. Find out what’s in store across the Summit, Evening Get-together, and online conversations through our Virtual Co:Labs. Breakfast pastries and coffee will be served during registration and networking.

Brought to you by Lewis Silkin

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
9:45 AM
State of the Nation

Creative UK's Caroline Norbury OBE presents the state of the UK's creative industries. Exploring inclusive growth, and the greatest challenges of the next 12 months. Followed by a political address from Shadow Secretary of State, Thangam Debbonaire MP.

Brought to you by Creative UK

Thangam Debbonaire MP
Shadow Secretary Of State For Culture, Media And Sport
Caroline Norbury OBE
Chief Executive, Creative UK
Tina Daheley
Host
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
10:25 AM
Artificial Intelligence vs Artist Integrity

Meet the innovators and creatives trailblazing our sectors future with technology. Together they'll debate the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our sector’s unanimous adoption of AI, and explore what this means for our collective future.

We'll be joined by Daanish Masood Alavi, Jude Kelly CBE, Daniel Hulme, Alex McDowell, Hazel Savage and Simon Franglen.

#Technology

Brought to you by AHRC

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
11:25 AM
Sparks of Tomorrow

Hear from three vanguards of creative technology in a series of lightning talks. Uncover the future technologies being developed today, and how you can utilise  them in your own projects and businesses.

#Technology

Brought to you by AHRC

Beverley Hood
Artist and Reader in Technological Embodiment & Creative Practice, University of Edinburgh
Verity McIntosh
Associate Professor of Virtual and Extended Realities, UWE Bristol
Ben Cantil
Co-founder, DataMind Audio
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
12:00 PM
Lunch

Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and turn ideas into opportunity - all over a buffet lunch

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
1:15 PM
In Conversation with Karen Blackett

Karen Blackett OBE, WPP's UK President, discusses the need for inclusive business growth with diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core.

Brought to you by Creative UK

#CreativeInvestment

Karen Blackett OBE
UK President, WPP
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
1:40 PM
Investment for Innovation

How will the UK's creative economy reach it's potential as a driver for social and economic growth? We consider the current industrial strategy, examples from other international territories and the challenges and opportunities around greater R&D and innovation investment.

We'll be joined by Andrew Chitty, Laura Harper, Lara Carmona, Sarah Son, Julia Black and Tom Meakin.

Brought to you by Lewis Silkin

#CreativeInvestment

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
2:40 PM
Caffeine Exchange: Brewing Ideas

Reflect on the day's discussions so far and converse with fellow attendees, feeling refreshed for the afternoon's insights.

Brought to you by Lewis Silkin

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
3:00 PM
International Innovation and Collaboration

Exploring the role of international innovation and collaboration in driving creativity and shaping the future of our creative economies.

Brought to you by British Council

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
3:35 PM
From Critical Thinking to Chat GPT

Design-thinking, user-experience, and interaction between humans and technology - are these the skills of our future creative economy? If so, how can we build a universal creative education that makes these accessible to all?

We'll be joined by Jacqui O’Hanlon, Carl Gombrich, Nishy Lall, Gary Briggs, Christina Matteotti and Sam Toolan.

#Technology

Brought to you by The Open University

Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
4:25 PM
The Change Starts with Us
How do we reach, engage, and nurture diverse talent? Hear from those who know best in the rising stars who have broken into industry through talent initiatives, grassroots organisations, and mentoring programmes.
 
We'll be joined by Amaarah Roze, Shay Thompson, Tobi King Bakare, Aron Gordon and Ekam Hundal.
 
#CreativeSkills
 
Brought to you by the Mayor of London and presented in partnership with the Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board
Creative UK
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
5:00 PM
Evening Get-together

A celebratory evening of networking, performances, and keynote speeches.

We'll be joined by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will share their thoughts on the future of creativity and the importance of sector growth.

Brought to you by YouTube 

The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport
Ed Vaizey
Lord Vaizey of Didcot, House of Lords
Tamera
Singer / Artist, Moonshyne
BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LN
11:00 AM
Welcome to The Big Creative UK Summit

Join host Kimmy Beatbox to discover what’s in store across the Summit. Creative UK's Caroline Norbury OBE presents the state of the UK's Creative Industries, exploring inclusive growth and the greatest challenges of the next 12 months, followed by a political address from Thangan Debonnaire MP.

Brought to you by Creative UK

Caroline Norbury OBE
Chief Executive, Creative UK
KIMMYBEATBOX
Host
Thangam Debbonaire MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Virtual
12:00 PM
Your Business, The Future, and the Creative Skills You Need

Industry employers, higher education specialists and sector analysts unite to reveal the creative skills your organisation needs. Both now and in the future, how can we together ensure graduates are equipped for our sector?

We'll be joined by Dr Richard Marsden, Eliza Easton, Felix Manoharan, Louise Cunningham, Dr Harvey Lewis and Dr Molly Morgan Jones.

#CreativeSkills

Brought to you by The Open University

Creative UK
Virtual
01:00 PM
A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Creative Economy

If our future economy is to be a creative economy, we must now ensure it is built on solid DE&I foundations. What role does industry play in securing a strong and diverse workforce for the future?

We'll be joined by Mary Rose, Amy Smith, Carl Newbould, Oli Hallam, Daniel Waterman and Bre McDermott-King.

Brought to you by Lewis Silkin

#Diversity #Inclusion

Creative UK
Virtual
02:00 PM
Earning More by Learning More

Would you build professional development into a freelancer’s contract? Join freelancers and industry leaders to uncover why doing so will positively revolutionise your business, your team, and the careers of your freelancers.

We'll be joined by Hayley Pepler, Bibi Hilton, Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Hamza Ali and Alison Grade.

Brought to you by Mission Accomplished

Creative UK
Virtual
03:00 PM
Redesigning Freelancing

Creative UK and partners present the ambitious Redesigning Freelance Project. Following a year of consultations, hear what's next for the project and have your say.

Brought to you by Creative UK

Lara Carmona
Director of Policy and Engagement, Creative UK
Virtual
04:00 PM
The Change Starts with Us

How do we reach, engage, and nurture diverse talent? Hear from those who know best in the rising stars who have broken into industry through talent initiatives, grassroots organisations, and mentoring programmes.

We'll be joined by Amaarah Roze, Shay Thompson, Tobi King Bakare, Aron Gordon and Ekam Hundal.

#CreativeSkills

Brought to you by the Greater London Authority and presented in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board

Creative UK
Virtual
05:00 PM
Sky Arts Hour

Devour creativity in its rawest forms with today's Sky Arts Hour, bringing you interactive workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.

Brought to you by Sky Arts

Jack Norris
Writer & Director, Press Record Film Ltd
Alexandra Johnson
Writer
Virtual
09:00 AM
Artificial Intelligence vs Artist Integrity

Meet the innovators and creatives trailblazing our sectors future with technology. Together they'll debate the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our sector’s unanimous adoption of AI, and explore what this means for our collective future.

We'll joined by Daanish Masood Alavi, Daniel Hulme, Jude Kelly CBE, Alex McDowell, Hazel Savage and Simon Franglen.

#Technology

Brought to you by AHRC

Creative UK
Virtual
10:00 AM
AI Models and Artistic Livelihoods

In this thought-provoking session, we examine the morality, impacts, and ethics of using generative AI technology in the Creative Industries.

#Technology #Ethics

Brought to you by Creative Enterprise

Sarah Brin
Creative and Technology Consultant
Virtual
11:00 AM
Beginners: Inspiration, research and asset creation, using AI in your creative business

From Chat GPT to Midjourney, ideation to application, learn the pathways of the latest generative AI tools and how to apply these to your creative business.

#Technology #CreativeSkills

Brought to you by Creative Enterprise

Sophie Morgan
Founder & Director, Pontariva Media
Cassie Quarless
Director, Producer & Author
Virtual
12:00 PM
Advanced: Inspiration, research and asset creation, using AI in your creative business

Power-up your existing knowledge of the latest generative AI tools, from the likes of ChatGPT and Midjourney, to expand on how it's woven into the workings of your creative business.

#Technology #CreativeSkills

Brought to you by Creative Enterprise

Sophie Morgan
Founder & Director, Pontariva Media
Cassie Quarless
Director, Producer & Author
Virtual
01:00 PM
The Creative Process in Action: Moonraker

Take a journey through Moonbase: The Next Step, a full dome film, and uncover the roles and collaborations that go into realising immersive content. From concept to design, writing to visual effects, we learn the secrets of Moonraker's masters.

#Technology #CreativeSkills

Brought to you by Creative Growth Finance

Jon Grafton
Virtual
02:00 PM
The Live Arts Landscape

An exploration of the commercial touring landscape, and the talent interventions needed to continue to grow the sector in a post-pandemic world.

We'll be joined by Julien Boast, Anthony Lilley OBE, Matthew Xia, Nike van Schie and Emily Williams.

#CreativeSkills

Brought to you by Cornwall Create Growth Programme and Devon Create Growth Programme

Creative UK
Virtual
03:00 PM
The Practicalities of a Greener Future

With the launch of 2023's Screen New Deal Transformative Report, join this deep dive into practical actions that production companies, content creators, and talent can deploy on and off screen to make screen entertainment greener for all.

#CreativeSkills #Sustainability

Brought to you by Filming in England

Rebecca O'Brien
Film Producer, Sixteen Films
Hannah MacLeod
Film & TV Partnerships Manager, Filming in England
Virtual
04:00 PM
Investing in the Future of Virtual Production

Steve Garratt of Giggle Media talks about the importance of facilitating the skills gap in virtual production (VP) and his hopes for the growth of VP in Bristol. With added insights on how Creative UK’s Creative Growth Finance Fund II has supported Giggle's expansion.

#Technology #CreativeSkills #CreativeInvestment

Brought to you by Creative Growth Finance

Steve Garratt
Founder & Creative Director, Distortion Creative Group
Virtual
05:00 PM
Sky Arts Hour

Devour creativity in its rawest forms with today's Sky Arts Hour, bringing you interactive workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.

Brought to you by Sky Arts

Creative UK
Virtual

Ticket Options

Summit
from £238+VAT

Exclusive member pricing available.

  • Full day access at BAFTA
  • Evening Get-Together at BAFTA
  • Virtual Co:Labs access
  • Access to On-Demand content
Get-together
from £84+VAT

Exclusive member pricing available.

  • Evening Get-Together at BAFTA
  • Virtual Co:Labs access
  • Access to On-Demand content
Virtual Co:Labs
Pay What You Can

Contribute to the success of Summit, free tickets are also available for those unable to financially contribute.

  • Virtual Co:Labs access