Schedule

08:30

Registration & Networking

09:00

Chamber of Arts & Culture WA: Welcome & Housekeeping

  • Henry Boston, Executive Director, Chamber of Arts and Culture WA
09:30
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Unlocking the entrepreneurial potential

10:00

Painting the Future

REMIX Academy Perth will take you on a journey to explore trends shaping the cultural and creative sectors. They range from new technologies, to new business models and income opportunities, to new expectations around user experiences, to new ways of working. This introductory session from REMIX founders Simon and Peter offers an overview of the innovators inside and outside the sector ahead of the curve and worth watching.
10:30

Break

11:00
Panel

Engineering Creative Cities

Cities have always been the engines of growth but as the development of creative zones such as technology corridors, knowledge hubs and ideas districts increasingly dominate the thinking of planners.

In this panel we consider the role of art and culture in the development of creative cities and communities? In 'megacities' cities such as LA, New York and London it is increasingly recognised that a broad mix of creative professionals, artists, designers, cultural institutions, scientists, academics, technologists and entrepreneurs are driving the development of these leading creative capitals. This session explores the ingredients that make the leading creative cities tick and looks at what is needed in terms of developing appropriate environments, networks and infrastructure. What can regional or smaller scale urban areas learn from, adapt or replicate? He examines how the cultural sector can better interface with other creative clusters such as the growing tech scene. The dynamism, scale and diversity of leading world cities make them hubs for cultural and creative activity. However, is the growth of a creative city largely organic or can we engineer it through tools such as policy and investment? What are the planning implications in a sphere where we are increasingly looking to balance top down approaches with more organic bottom up models and also building in fluidity and flexibility where we continually prototype ideas and concepts? How can the arts influence and shape urban development projects? How do we think about a more holistic approach to place-making when thinking about the infrastructure of cities?

Follow the Speaker: Lisa Havilah

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

Crafting Memorable Experiences

Despite living in a world of sensory overload, authentic and unique experiences still have the power to make deep connections with people. Some are so good that we feel the need to share them with others. Immersive and interactive productions have offered a different way of experiencing culture. Technology developments have enable completely new types of experience that do not rely on physical touchpoints or geographic location. Likewise, the blurring of the physical and digital worlds also provides opportunities to develop new types of experiences.

This panel aims to explore the sophisticated strategies required to respond to these and related trends, to engage and excite audiences. How for example do we respond to an increased expectation to interact with their favourite organisations in new ways rather than passively consume? How does the growth of the experience economy and cultural consumption create new potential for creative individuals and organisations to develop new types of innovative experiences?

Follow the Speaker: Andrew Kalish

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

13:45
Panel

Encouraging Networked Entrepreneurship

The myth of the "hero" entrepreneur is making way for the future of "networked" entrepreneurship to tackle society's challenges. Entrepreneurs, innovators & creatives are engaging together to address challenges in communities, cities and society collectively. The solutions developed by people working together combine their creativity, technology and insights to tackle the big ideas shaping the future.

This panel considers the use of creativity, technology and new sustainable business models to address challenges in society and reimagine the institutions/policy and practices for the future. The session brings together a panel of innovators redefining social and economic prosperity in society today.

Follow the Speaker: Hannah Fox

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.
14:20

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.
15:00

Break

15:30
Panel

Incubating and Scaling ideas

Research by REMIX for the City of London in 2014 concluded that the cultural sector can learn a great deal from the technology sector in terms of support mechanisms to nurture innovation and disruptive new ideas with recommendations including adapting Accelerator models for the arts, access to alternative forms of investment and the creation of more formal and informal networks between these industries to encourage collaboration.

How do we join the dots between different parts of the creative industries including technology to facilitate new types of partnerships? With the announcement of initiatives such as ACMI X, New INC at the New Museum, New York or Fish Island Labs by The Barbican, could 'Accelerators for the Arts' and 'Co-working spaces for the Creative Industries' be part of the answer? This panel explores the opportunities and challenges with input from a range of experts from inside and outside the cultural industries.

Follow the Speaker: Kevin Lim

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.
16:20

Follow the Speaker: Katrina Sedgwick

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.
16:50

Closing Statement

  • Helen Cook, Chair Chamber of Arts and Culture
17:00

Networking Reception

at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
19:00

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