Schedule

08:15

Registration & Networking

09:00

Welcome to Country

  • Bianca Beetson - Artist
09:05

Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Nicholas Stevens - Senior Lecturer, Regional and Urban Planning, USC
09:10

Painting the Future: REMIXING

The Co-Founders of REMIX will take you on a journey to explore local and international trends shaping the cultural and creative industries in the context of new approaches to developing creative cities and communities and strategies for growing the creative economy, innovation and cultural and and creative entrepreneurship. This introductory session from Remix founders Simon and Peter offers an overview of the innovators inside and outside the sector that are ahead of the curve and worth watching.
10:00
Keynote

CITY BUILDING THROUGH CULTURE, ECONOMY & PLACE

As an urban planner, Lori Martin has worked on the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage buildings for cultural purposes such as the Artscape Wychwood Barns, Evergreen Brick Works and the John Street Roundhouse.

Lori was an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding the West Queen West neighbourhood.  More recently, Lori was a strategic contributor to a multi-departmental city team that successfully negotiated the Mirvish+Gehry redevelopment that retains the Princess of Wales Theatre, heritage warehousing and non-residential uses.

She is the past Chair of Art City in St. James Town and currently holds an adjunct position at the University of Waterloo.

Her interests also include collaborating with others who are committed to increasing creativity in the places where we live with the goal of developing new ways to stimulate regional prosperity by leveraging the connections between culture, economy and place.
11:00

Morning Break

11:30
Keynote

THE SMART CITY: CITIES EVOLVED - BLURRING DIGITAL & PHYSICAL

What is the future of our cities and public spaces? This session explores the trends in this area such as how the the 'real' and 'digital' are overlapping in new ways. Indoors and outdoors our world that is becoming evermore defined by technology as the city gets ever 'smarter'. What are the new possibilities from adding new layers of interaction? What new experiences are emerging from the introduction of current and emergent digital technologies.  

This session explores the trends that are reshaping our cities and public spaces.

Follow the Speaker: Lori Martin

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with this speaker through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail with keynote speakers in a more informal setting.
12:00
Panel

CONSCIOUSLY CREATIVE CITIES

Cities are part of the human ecology. We have always made urban environments to survive and flourish. These have become powerful evolutionary tools to incubate creativity itself. The places we have made here on the Sunshine Coast since European settlement are relatively new and not always consciously formed. Many are incomplete places to shop or work, but not always to live. The Sunshine Coast is in a unique position to consciously reform a number of new urban settlements including a regional centre. If we are entering into an era where creative processes are will radically shape global paradigms, then we have an exciting opportunity before us to lead the way by placing creativity at the centre of our existing and emerging communities.

In this session local creatives will explore what the Sunshine Coast might do to consciously recreate its places using creativity as a strategic city making tool.

Follow the Speaker: Bonnie Shaw

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with this speaker through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail with keynote speakers in a more informal setting.
13:00

Lunch

14:00
Lightning

Creatives at the Core - Artist-led development and regeneration

Follow the Speaker: Ania Pilipenko

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with this speaker through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail with keynote speakers in a more informal setting.
14:30
Lightning

Engineering an 'Innovation Hotspot' in secondary cities

14:45
Keynote

Lessons from China: Innovation in the cultural creative industries of Chinese cities

A snapshot of innovation in the cultural creative sectors in China, from cultural, arts, digital creativity,  film animation, gaming, immersive environment to cultural tourism. 
15:30

Afternoon Break

16:00
Keynote

Holzmarkt: A Creative Place

Holzmarkt is a community-led alternative development project in Berlin, featured in The Guardian as a case study for how a city can ‘grow up without losing its soul’. What can other cities learn from the success of Holzmarkt?

Follow the Speaker: Marina Guo

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with this speaker through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail with keynote speakers in a more informal setting.
17:00

Networking Reception