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Ekow Eshun

Creative Director, Calvert 22 Foundation (UK)

Ekow Eshun is Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the culture and creativity of the New East through a programme of exhibitions, events, research and digital media. A former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-10), Eshun is currently Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, where he oversees London’s most significant public art programme. Eshun is also a writer and cultural commentator, appearing frequently on TV and radio shows including Saturday Review and Front Row.

The Calvert 22 Foundation launched an online journal as part of a quest to brand a region from a small office in Shoreditch, providing incredible insights into online journalism, new models for cultural institutions, and cultural tourism. Ekow shares the inside story of the award-winning online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East (eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia), delivering a mix of daily features, news, interviews and photography.

The former Editor of Arena men’s magazine, and a Contributing Editor at Esquire, his writing has appeared in publications including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Granta, The Observer, The Independent, Vogue and Wired. His book, Black Gold of the Sun, was nominated for the Orwell prize for political writing. He is editor of the 2017 book, Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent.

Vince Kadlubek

Co-Founder & CEO, Meow Wolf (USA) - named one of the 'Top 5 experiences in the world' by Time Out & investors include George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author

Simon Walker

Founder & CEO, Marquee TV (Netflix for arts & culture fans)

Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation, Royal Academy of Arts

Axel Rüger

Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts (formerly Director, Van Gogh Museum)

Liz Tran

Founder, Reset (NYC) (Wellness advisers for Facebook, MTV & formerly VP Talent, Thrive Capital - Warby Parker, Kickstarter, Harry's, Slack & More)

Rafe Offer

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Sofar Sounds (formerly Global Marketing Director, Disney; Global Marketing Director, Coca Cola; and Director of Innovation at Diageo)

Robert Diament

Co-host (with Russell Tovey), Talk Art podcast & Director, Counter Editions & Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate

Arike Oke

Director, Black Cultural Archives

Patrick Foret

Director of Business Initiatives & Partnerships, Art Basel

Robert Lowe

Head of Value Creation, LEGO Ventures

Clare Reddington

CEO, Watershed & Visiting Professor, University of the West of England

Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director, Media Molecule (Sony Interactive Entertainment; Creator, LittleBigPlanet & named in Fortune's '10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming')

Stella Hall

Festival Director, Festival of Thrift (Winner, The Observer Ethical Awards)

Leo Kellgren-Parker

Founder, LIVR - the world’s first virtual reality content platform dedicated to theatre

Alex Fleetwood

Head of Studio, Niantic London (Ingress, Pokémon GO, Wizards Unite)

Marcus Davey

Chief Executive & Artistic Director, The Roundhouse

Katrina Larkin

Co-Founder, Fora & Co-founder, The Big Chill festival

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Alice Mayor

Founder - We Built This City

Alex Beard CBE

CEO, Royal Opera House

Kiruna Stamell

Actress, inc. National Theatre, Life’s Too Short, Moulin Rouge - on representations of disability and the disabled experience

Matt Muir

Writer & Journalist

Rankin

Photographer, Publisher & Film Director, Co-Founder, 'Dazed & Confused'

Sophie Harding

Trends & Insights Director, Mindshare UK

Stephanie Dittmer

Campaign Director, Institute of Imagination

Stella Kanu

Founder & Executive Producer, Black Women in Theatre and Executive Director, LIFT Festival

Maria Adebowale-Schwarte

Executive Director, Foundation for Future London

Clive Humby OBE

Clive Humby OBE - Chief Data Scientist, Starcount & Co-founder, Dunnhumby (created Tesco Clubcard & ACORN geodemographic system)

Catherine Devine

Business Strategy Leader - Libraries & Museums, Microsoft (formerly Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC)

John Cassy

Founder, Factory 42

Guy Armitage

Founder & CEO, Zealous

Jonny White

Founder, Ticket Tailor

Luisella Mazza

Head of Global Programs & Operations, Google Arts & Culture

Nia Williams

Director of Learning & Engagement, St Fagans National Museum of History

Jide Adetunji

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, GUAP

HAM the Illustrator

Illustrator, Music Producer & Visual Storyteller

Grayson Perry CBE RA

Turner Prize-winning Ceramicist and Artist

Julio Bruno

CEO, Time Out Group

Honor Harger

Executive Director - ArtScience Museum (Singapore)

Ryan Gaspar

Director of Brand Partnerships, Microsoft

Victoria Hume

Director, Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance

Charlotte Wood

Senior Marketing Manager, Art Fund

Josh Lane

Corporate Development Manager, Art Fund

Boon Gee Ng

Senior Director, Gardens by the Bay (Singapore) - one of the world's leading tourist attractions with 9.7 million visitors in 2018

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Caroline McGinn

Global Editor-in-Chief of Time Out

Yosuke Ushigome

Director, Creative Technologist - Takram

Reiri Kojima, PhD

Chief of PR and Communications, Japan Cultural Expo Secretariat, Japan Arts Council

Jennifer King

UK Schools Engagement Lead, Microsoft