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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

Meow Wolf are probably the most exciting creative entrepreneurs on the planet right now. Based in the US, they are a collective of over 100 artists creating immersive art experiences that transport audiences to fantastic realms. In 2017 they opened 'House of Eternal Return' consisting of 70+ “explorable worlds” in 20,000 sq ft former bowling alley in Santa Fe. The experience attracted 400,000 visitors in the first year alone (twice as many as the main museum in Sante Fe) and six million dollars in revenue. House of Eternal Return came in at Number 4 on Time Out's global list of experiences for 2018.

To create House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf secured investors including Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin who took out a lease on the bowling alley. New Mexico Economic Development Department are projecting a 440 jobs and $358 million in economic impact over the next decade from 'House of Eternal Return. They are not stopping there with the recently announcement of a new $50 million experience in Denver opening in 2020 which will be three times the size of House of Eternal Return. Further sites will also open in Las Vegas and Austin.

Their incredible story is about to hit the big screen in the US through the award winning documentary 'Origin Story' but this is your chance to hear it first hand from the the founder.

Vince Kadlubek is a Co-founder and the CEO of Meow Wolf, an art collective that has transformed into a remarkable, award winning Arts Production Company. After leading Meow Wolf to win the inaugural startup competition from Creative Startups, Kadlubek created the business plan for Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return and led the team towards its completion. Since opening, Kadlubek has continued being the force of vision for the company, thinking about radical ways to subvert current business paradigms while building integral systems that have been tried and true. Vince is most interested in co-creating alternative realities and bringing unique, indescribable, transformative immersive art experiences to the world.

 

Grayson Perry CBE RA

Turner Prize-winning Ceramicist and Artist

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

Honor Harger

Executive Director - ArtScience Museum (Singapore)

Robert Lowe

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Luisella Mazza

Head of Global Programs & Operations, Google Arts & Culture

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

Axel Rüger

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

Stella Kanu

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

Clive Humby OBE

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

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Catherine Devine

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

Ryan Gaspar

Director of Brand Partnerships, Microsoft

Alex Beard CBE

CEO, Royal Opera House

Julio Bruno

CEO, Time Out Group

Liz Tran

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

Arike Oke

Director, Black Cultural Archives

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

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Clare Reddington

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

Patrick Foret

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Reiri Kojima, PhD

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

Stephanie Dittmer

Campaign Director, Institute of Imagination

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)

Nia Williams

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

Stella Hall

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

Alex Fleetwood

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

Katrina Larkin

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

Robert Diament

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

Yosuke Ushigome

Director, Creative Technologist - Takram

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Michael Rodrigues

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

Caroline McGinn

Global Editor-in-Chief of Time Out

Guy Armitage

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Alice Mayor

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Jide Adetunji

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Simon Walker

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Sophie Harding

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Leo Kellgren-Parker

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Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation, Royal Academy of Arts

Charlotte Wood

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Jonny White

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Jennifer King

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Josh Lane

Corporate Development Manager, Art Fund

John Cassy

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Matt Muir

Writer & Journalist