Schedule

08:30

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

09:15

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

09:35

PAINTING THE FUTURE: REMIX

In this introductory session, REMIX co-founders Peter Tullin and Simon Cronshaw set the scene for the day packed with discussion and discovery. This talk provides an overview briefing on key trends and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs, innovators and policy makers at the point of intersection between culture, technology and entrepreneurship.

10:00
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Tea Uglow - Creative Director of Google's Creative Lab

As Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab in Sydney, Tea works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect. In this keynote, she'll be sharing insights from some of her latest projects and exploring future opportunities around creativity and technology.

10:40

THE MUSEUM'S ROLE IN CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL COHESION & DISCOURSE

For more than twenty years, Melbourne’s iconic Immigration Museum has explored and celebrated Australia’s rich cultural diversity. Following a highly-distinguished career in business, General Manager Rohini Kappadath is expanding the way Immigration Museum collaborates with and represents communities to produce more meaningful, engaging and culturally nuanced experiences.

In this talk, Rohini considers the responsibility of museums and cultural institutions to participate more actively in social discourse and to be leaders in community engagement to better reflect Australia’s rich multicultural society.

11:00

BREAK

11:30
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Jodie Eastwood - Chief Executive, Knowledge Quarter London (UK)

CROSS-POLLINATION IN CREATIVE SPACES & ENGINEERING A CITY-WIDE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Jodie is CEO at Kings Cross Knowledge Quarter, which is a consortium of knowledge creators within a one mile radius of Kings Cross and the most exciting development currently in London. KQ Partners include over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations large and small: from the British Library and University of the Arts to Universal Music, Sadlers Wells, British Museum, Francis Crick Institute and Google. The aim of the KQ is to encourage all kinds of knowledge seekers to make the most of the partners’ combined resources, to break down barriers and stimulate dialogue, getting the whole area buzzing with ideas. Jodie specialises in working within complex multi stakeholder partnerships, brokering relationships and creating spaces for ideas sharing.

In this talk, Jodie will share her experiences in bridging the worlds of policy, cross-sector collaboration, city planning, stakeholder engagement and innovation spaces.

12:10

HARD TO REACH? MARKETING TO THE NEW CREATIVE CONSUMERS

How can we package the content assets of cultural and creative organisations in new, lateral ways to reach new audiences and those who do not traditionally engage with cultural content? In this session, we explore innovative approaches to tailoring the messaging and medium to create engagement.

12:10-12:50: Targeting Millennials & Gen Z
Stephanie is a senior strategist who leads Research and Insights for the global media company VICE, and their creative agency Virtue, in the Asia Pacific. She draws insights VICE's vast data set, and conducts independent research, to study and predict happenings in youth culture. She is technically a Millennial, so her opinion still matters - despite needing to look up to look up the occasional piece of youth slang on Urban Dictionary.

12:50-13:00: What if everything you know about brand is wrong?
Let’s begin with a mind-shift where a brand is a result of the promises you keep. Promises kept through the unheroic work of everyone in the organization. Using the identity held in the organisation’s purpose and values. Across what they do and how they do it. And delivered through people’s experience. Your brand is a result.

13:00

LUNCH

14:00
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Alec Coles OBE - CEO, Western Australian Museum

In this talk, Alec will share latest progress on developing the New Museum for WA, due to open in 2020, and his aspiration to create a museum that is owned and valued by all West Australians and admired by the world. Alec will also consider the broader context of cultural institutions in a changing world, and how to design an organisation that can respond to these wider challenges.

BRAND WORKSHOP

Ditch the brand “ing” and get a result people will stick with. Brand is stuck in a time warp of “ing”. But ‘branding” doesn’t help your organisation sustainably navigate the complex relationship between what you do, how you do it and why you do it. This session will introduce you to new ways to think about what promises are you making and how are you keeping them. So you can use to better bridge internal reality and external expectations. And your organization achieves a brand result people will stick with. 

14:25
Keynote

KEYNOTE: DR JASON FOX - PHILOSOPHER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, LEADERSHIP ADVISOR

Dr Jason Fox is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, leadership advisor & wizard/philosopher of ace repute. Oft sought after for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies and deep expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows the curious and courageous how to navigate complexity, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.

In this talk he will share his insights in the future of leadership and work. Specialising in working with skeptical audiences and leaders who've seen it all before, his talk will equip you with better ways to think and savvier ways to lead meaningful progress through uncertainty and change.

14:55
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Honor Harger - Executive Director, ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM (Singapore)

Another World is Possible: Museums and Planetary Wellbeing

ArtScience Museum in Singapore explores the intersection between art, science, culture and technology. It is positioned as a place to reflect on how the future might be evolving, and to offer audiences opportunities to actively shape it.  As a museum focussing on the future, one of the issues they return to again and again is environmental sustainability.

In this talk, Honor explores how contemporary museums might draw on art, science and technology to respond to environment issues. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has recently proposed a new definition of a museum. It includes a section that describes museums as places that, “contribute to human dignity and social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.”

The idea of a museum as a space that contributes to “planetary wellbeing” is one that has caused some controversy within the museum world. This talk explores why this might be an idea for museums to embrace.

15:30

BREAK

16:00

PROCESSING AND VISUALISING BIG DATA

Big datasets can present huge problems to interpret, understand and interrogate.  Andrew will take a deep dive into three datasets from the library and museum sectors to explore the possibilities of supercomputing and visualisation to unlock the value of these collections.

16:20
Keynote

KEYNOTE: Sharon Ament - Director, Museum of London (UK)

CREATING 21ST CENTURY CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Museum of London director Sharon Ament introduces some of the strategies and processes currently underway at the museum as it embarks on its £200 million relocation to Smithfield. Sharon will explore how to root the museum within the city communities it serves, managing internal innovation whilst designing the new museum services and visitor experience, and the new Culture Mile initiative, involving aggregated working between a group of institutions.

17:15

NETWORKING RECEPTION