Cr8net is back and this time it’s bigger than ever!

Ed Vaizey MP

Cr8net is a one-day conference for the creative industries, bringing together industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses. This year, Cr8net will be held at the innovative Village Underground (in ‘Tech City’) on 24th April 2013.

One of our keynote speakers will be Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) who will be joined by Alison Wenham (CEO, Association of Independent Music) and Eze Vidra (Head of Google Campus) amongst others. Cr8net delegates come from across the country and some from further afield. Cr8net is now an essential date in the diary for a creative and cultural ‘state of the industry’ discussion.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Ed Vaizey (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries)
Eze Vidra
Pauline Tambling (Creative and Cultural Skills)
Mary-Alice Stack
(ArtCo/Arts Council England)
Nancy Groves (The Guardian Culture Professionals Network)
Alison Wenham (Association of Independent Music)
David Parrish (Author of ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’)
Andrew Senior (Creative Consultant, formerly of The British Council)
Charmaine Hayden (Founder ‘Face 4 Music’, graduate of CIDA’s Digital Women’s Club)

“Cr8net is our flagship yearly conference which we have crafted to suit CEO’s, Politicians, Directors, Senior Management, and all decision makers in the Creative Industries”
Toks Majek-Akisanya, CEO, CIDA

We are proud to welcome back The Guardian Culture Professionals Network as our national media partner for Cr8net 2013.
Cr8net is the brainchild of CIDA, the Cultural Industries Development Agency, the leading specialist support organisation for the grassroots creative and cultural sector in London.


Tickets are on sale now, and the Early Bird ticket price is just £175 (full price £275) – get yours now!

We also have a range of special priced tickets available for 2013. In addition to the Early Bird rate there are:



Option A



2 tickets for £325 (save £25)



Option B



3 tickets for £450.00 (save £75)



Option C



5 tickets for the price of 4 (save £175)



Option D



Lecturer/Professor at full ticket price with 10 students at £50 each (save £500)



Option E



Student tickets £100 (save £75)



Option F



Small Charities (3 staff and less) £100 (save £75)



Option G



Previous Cr8net delegates 20 % off (save £35)



Option H



CIDA Citizen members 10% off (Save £15)



You can book your ticket by visiting the Cr8net website, emailing

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