Schedule

08:15

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

09:00

Welcome & Key Trends - What's Next?

In this introductory session, REMIX co-founders Peter Tullin and Simon Cronshaw set the scene for two days of discussion and discovery. Their talk provides an overview briefing on key trends and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs, innovators and policy makers at the point of intersection between culture, technology and entrepreneurship.
09:15

Power Networking

REMIX is the place to meet new collaborators and get projects started. Start REMIX London 2018 by rapidly meeting and greeting a long line of potential new collaborators within your first hour of arrival. Using our innovative new networking format, you'll be asked to exchange your ideas with other innovators from the creative industries (freelancers, start-ups and established businesses), arts and culture institutions, corporate brands, public policy, media, technology businesses and many other industries.
10:00

2018 Trends

  • Sophie Harding - Trends & Insights Director, Mindshare
Mindshare is a global media agency network with 7000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries. For this annual report fom Mindshare Futures, they surveyed over 6,000 people, held focus groups across the UK, carried out mobile qualitative and diary style exercises with over 100 people and carried out social and search analysis. They wanted to know what people think, what they say they are doing, what they are actually doing and why. Plus, essentially, how these things are changing over time and how they differ depending on who you talk to. In this session, Mindshare share their five trends for 2018: Automatic for the People; Destination: Data; Access All Areas; Exploration Game; Get Snappy.
10:15
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Maria Balshaw CBE - Director, Tate

As the newly appointed director of Tate, and the first female director in it's 120-year history, Maria shares some of her experiences and reflections on the current opportunities and challenges for the UK arts sector as well as her vision and approach for the organisation.
10:50

Diving into Immersive Audio

  • Eva Wesemann - Director of Creative Strategy EMEA, Antenna International
  • Lars Mylius - Owner, Voodoopop Studios Berlin
In a world fascinated by VR/AR technology, people often overlook that audio was the first way we “augmented” a museum’s “reality.” We posit that the way to a person’s heart is not through their stomach – it’s through their ears. As a medium, audio offers a singularly direct connection with the listener, creating a sense of presence and intimacy. When done right, it makes you feel for someone or something; it opens up imaginary worlds; it bridges the space between “us” and the unfamiliar “other.” Barriers go down when people just listen. Time takes on a different meaning.  And it helps us as humans to look, feel, remember – and be fully immersed by the experience. But how to do immersive audio right? How to ensure, the listener really believes what he or she is hearing and experiencing?
11:00

Break

11:30
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Dan Snow - Historian, TV Presenter & Founder, History Hit

Dan's history podcasts were awarded 'Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016' and are downloaded 1 million times a month. On the back of this success, he has recently crowd-funded over £150,000 to launch HistoryHit.TV as a global video-on-demand history channel. Think of it like Netflix, but dedicated to world history.
In this keynote, Dan talks the REMIX audience through his journey so far and his vision to create the best collection of history documentaries on any device, anywhere, anytime.
12:10

Cultural Organisations Reimagined

In this session, we explore several innovative 'vessels' for cultural content to consider opportunities for new models within existing organisations in addition to creative entrepreneurs:

The 10-year path to launching a new museum for street art

Launching the online journal for the creative talent of the 'New East': a journey to brand a region from a small office in Shoreditch

The Case for Free, Open Content

Curating for 9 million 'Culturally Curious' readers each month, and making it pay
Kris Naudts - theculturetrip.com (Forbes 'One to Watch')
13:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00

Pioneer Stories

The Democratisation of Publishing and New Distribution Platforms for Writers
Dan Kieran - Co-founder & CEO, Unbound

Lessons in supporting creative entrepreneurs from the largest startest ecosystem in Europe
Ricardo van Loenen, CEO - B.Amsterdam

The Secret Lives of Leaders: Lessons from Successful Entrepreneurs
Daniel Murray - Co-Founder, Grabble & Mobula (UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015)

Move Fast and Don't Break Things: Building a Creative Enterprise with Museums
Anna Lowe - Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, Smartify
14:45

Experience Design across Physical & Digital Touchpoints

User interactions with creative organisations are becoming increasingly complex. They incorporate digital and physical touchpoints, pre-, during- and post-visit engagement, cultural and commercial objectives, and many other considerations. Users want to engage with content and services when, how and where they prefer. This session considers what this means in reality, exploring new ways of understanding and redesigning the user journey, through a mix of theory and best practice case studies from a range of industries including high street retail.
15:20

Social Impact, Personal Development & Employee Motivation

15:30
Keynote

In Conversation With: Rupert Goold - Artistic Director, Almeida Theatre

Good storytelling is key for engaging users and stakeholders, and injecting emotion and empathy into static objects, places and organisations. For creative and tech businesses, storytelling has been critical to effective communications for many years, with most organisations containing a wealth of stories waiting to be told.
In this session, Rupert Goold explores the art and science of storytelling, the building blocks of a good story. How do you craft a compelling narrative, selecting the elements that people are going to be interested in, and keep their attention throughout? How are new technologies helping to facilitate this, and how do we protect the quality of stories in an age of mass, disposable content?
15:50
Keynote

KEYNOTE: SIR TIM SMIT, EXECUTIVE VICE-CHAIR & CO-FOUNDER, EDEN PROJECT

Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000, since when more than 19 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Eden has contributed over £1.9 billion into the Cornish economy. They are now building in China and elsewhere with the intention of one on every inhabited continent within 5 years. In this session, Sir Tim shares his entrepreneurial journey to make big ideas and social innovation happen.
16:30

Close & Networking

08:15

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

THE LISTENING TENT

“The Listening Tent” at Remix is going to be a drop-in chill space much like a “Silent Disco,” but with comfy chairs, a quiet vibe, and curated playlists. Remix participants can enter at any time between sessions, meetings, or just when they need to take a break, close their eyes and open their ears.  It’s being organized by Antenna International. 
09:00
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Sharon Ament - Director, Museum of London

Welcoming REMIX London to the Musuem of London, its director Sharon Ament introduces some of the strategies and processes currently underway at the museum as it embarks on its £200 million relocation to Smithfield. Sharon will explore how to root the museum within the city communities it serves, managing internal innovation whilst designing the new museum services and visitor experience, and the new Culture Mile initiative, involving aggregated working between a group of institutions.
09:30

Maintaining the Heart of the City

Space for Creative Innovation: Announcing the Next Chapter
Quality of Life and Creative Engagements in the City
Public Libraries as the Gateway to City Innovation: Victoria's Story
Whilst demand for urban living continues to rise, most global cities are facing major challenges to their creative infrastructure. The number of people leaving London has reached a five-year high, with many creatives moving to less expensive cities. Cities compete to deliver innovative strategies to support their evening and night-time economies, whilst the balance of tourism and local needs continues to trouble many popular destinations. Given this context, this session considers some of the ingredients necessary to ensure London and other major cities continue to thrive as global creative capitals.

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10:00

DIGITAL CULTURE

Latest developments from the Google Cultural Institute, including latest opportunities and trends for cultural content online
10:10

New Opportunities in VR & Mixed Reality

A new era of technologies are changing the way we physically interact with the world around us, blurring the line between the physical and the digital. Such technologies open up new possibilities for more tailored and personalised experiences and content, in turn enhancing interaction, understanding and engagement. In this session we explore the implications and opportunities for the cultural and creative industries as well as the communities they serve.
11:20

Break

THE LISTENING TENT

“The Listening Tent” at Remix is going to be a drop-in chill space much like a “Silent Disco,” but with comfy chairs, a quiet vibe, and curated playlists. Remix participants can enter at any time between sessions, meetings, or just when they need to take a break, close their eyes and open their ears.  It’s being organized by Antenna International. 
11:45

Managing Internal Innovation & Intrapreneurship

Many companies struggle to get the right balance between structured efficiency and entrepreneurial flexibility. Publicly-funded organisations often feel an extra pressure to spend every penny wisely and this can sometimes impact speed of response or their ability to seize new opportunities. True innovation and transformative ideas come through taking calculated risks and allowing for failure. The panel explores how to do this responsibly and effectively.
13:15

Lunch & Networking

THE LISTENING TENT

“The Listening Tent” at Remix is going to be a drop-in chill space much like a “Silent Disco,” but with comfy chairs, a quiet vibe, and curated playlists. Remix participants can enter at any time between sessions, meetings, or just when they need to take a break, close their eyes and open their ears.  It’s being organized by Antenna International. 
14:00
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Phil Edgar-Jones - Director, Sky Arts

In this keynote, Phil Edgar-Jones reveals some of the creative approaches used by Sky Arts in format development for cultural content. In particular, how it targets formats different audiences, considering how to package the content assets of institutions in new, lateral ways. The goal is to better understand the early creative process for designing innovative arts programming and formats that can reach beyond existing arts converts.
14:15
Keynote

In Conversation With: Michael Eavis - Creator, Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it. The difference is that Glastonbury has all the best aspects of being at a festival in one astonishing bundle.

It’s like going to another country, a hip and thrilling Brigadoon that appears every year or so. Coming to Glastonbury involves a fair amount of travel, and probably a queue to get in but, when you get past these impediments, you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas. British law still applies, but the rules of society are a bit different, a little bit freer. Everyone is here to have a wild time in their own way.

In this session, Glastonbury Festival creator Michael Eavis shares his experiences and insights from building this global institution.
14:45

New Trends in Social Media

How brands are riding the very latest evolutions of social media
Escaping our filter bubbles
The ubiquitous nature of social media means that brands and organisations need to constantly evolve to keep up with latest trends and consumer habits. Furthermore, as we increasingly understand the pros and cons of our social media lives, new opportunities emerge for creative organisations in some of the challenges posed by our online behaviour and interactions with technology. How can we reinstate balance and authority? How can we support better mental health online? How can we escape the algorithms and create new spaces for serendipitious discovery? This session considers the latest trends in this space, and suggests strategies to enable organisations to stay ahead of the curve.
15:05

Creative Education

The future of our creative nation is in the hands of the next generation. Young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow's problems today. And can do it all with a social conscience that will let them build a better world in the process. We hear from a range of educators to consider how best to back those young people and reconsider some of our approaches to creative education.
15:55

Break

THE LISTENING TENT

“The Listening Tent” at Remix is going to be a drop-in chill space much like a “Silent Disco,” but with comfy chairs, a quiet vibe, and curated playlists. Remix participants can enter at any time between sessions, meetings, or just when they need to take a break, close their eyes and open their ears.  It’s being organized by Antenna International. 
16:15
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Luke Johnson - Entrepreneur, Author & Former Chair, Channel 4

In this closing keynote, Luke Johnson compresses two decades of hard-won business experience to inspire - and guide - everyone about to set off for life as an entrepreneur.

The man behind the growth of PizzaExpress is one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs with an estimated personal fortune of £120 million. In Start It Up he reveals the realities of running your own business and tackles the crucial issues: finding the right idea, sourcing capital, and more.
17:00

Close & Networking