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Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

As the Head of StartSpace, Anna Burkey is leading development of a new statewide StartSpace Network for State Library Victoria, supporting early-stage entrepreneurs in a state-of-the-art new $2million facility. StartSpace is part of the Library’s $90million transformation program to increase public access for Australia’s oldest and busiest library.

She is also the Co-Founder of Foundry658, a new creative industries accelerator created by ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and State Library Victoria which launched in 2018 - http://foundry658.com

From 2005, Anna was half of the founding staff team at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, presenting innovative public engagement initiatives across Scotland. As one of Creative Scotland’s International Creative Entrepreneurs (ICE) Anna delivered programs in design and social enterprise in South Africa, including global social investment event COMMON Pitch SA.

Anna has worked with Arts Centre Melbourne (Aus), the Edinburgh Festivals and Small Business Gateway (UK), presented the Meet the Author live web series for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and has written and presented extensively for media outlets including Time Out, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the BBC. She likes tea.

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Jonathan Robinson

Founder, Civic and Global Impact Hubs

Philip Long

Director, V&A Dundee

Mariana Duarte Silva

Co-Founder & Director, Village Underground Lisboa

Jim Beirne MBE

Chief Executive, Live Theatre

Sophie Harding

Trends & Insights Director, Mindshare UK

Ella Goldner

Co-Founder & GM, Zinc

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Brett Wigdortz OBE

Founder and Honourary President, Teach First; Chair, National Citizen Service Trust; Co-Founder & CEO, tiney.co

Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer, Mr President, Founder, CANNT Festival & Co-founder, SheSays

Eric Nuzum

Podcast and Media Consultant - Former SVP, Original Content Development, Audible (Amazon) & VP Programming, NPR

Ksenia Zemtsova

Co-Founder, Art Night

Philippine Nguyen

Co-Founder, Art Night

Rick Gibson

CEO, British Games Institute (BGI)

John Cassy

Founder, Factory 42

Rachael Norton-Drew

Festival & Company Manager, York Mediale

Liat Rosenthal

Creative Producer - Uniqlo Tate Lates

Isobel Colchester

CEO, Poet in the City

Hadrian Garrard

Founding Director, Create London

John McGrath

Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival & The Factory

Chris Gourlay

Founder & CEO, Spacehive

John Beasley

Chief Marketing Officer, Vero - True Social (ex VP Marketing EMEA Monster & Head of Brand Red Bull)

Freya Murray

Program Manager and Creative Lead, Google Arts & Culture

Lisa Westcott Wilkins

Founder, DigVentures

Lauren Zawadzki

Partner, Deco Publique

Elena Gifford

Partner, Deco Publique

Andy Lanning

Executive Creative Director, Magic Leap & Creator, Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)

Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation, Royal Academy of Arts

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Holly Tucker MBE

Founder, Holly & Co (Founder of notonthehighstreet.com and UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses)

Isabel Soden

Chief of Play (Founding Director, Writer/Director, Strategist), Reuben Feels

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Rupert Barrington

Series Producer, BBC Dynasties

David Jubb

Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre

Pip Black

Co-Founder, Frame

Ged Matthews

Freelance Placemaking Creative Producer

Prof. Andrew Chitty

Creative Economy Champion, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Daniel Stevens

Advocacy & Communications Manager, Knowledge Quarter London