Cr8net Conference, 1st July, London

Cr8net Conference

On July the 1st 2014, CIDA will host the 4th annual Cr8net Conference. Cr8net has established itself as the industry’s premier creative conference and is an opportunity to discuss challenging topics in and around the industry, inspire positive change and harness networking for potential collaborations.

It’s great news for us and our delegates that Jude Kelly OBE has joined David Lan [Artistic Director of the Young Vic] and John Newbigin [Chair of Creative England] as a keynote speaker for Cr8net

As usual Cr8net also offers delegates a diverse and experienced set of panellists.

Take a look for yourself
David Lan – Artistic Director, Young Vic
John Newbigin – Chair, Creative England
Jude Kelly - Jude Kelly OBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
Harper Ray – Digital Producer, The Globe
Chris Grant Peterkin – Director of Visual Arts Trader
Ohaji Kamara – Apprenticeship & Employment Manager, DV8 Training
Guy Armitage – CEO, Zealous
Alison Coward – Founder, Bracket
Kevin Osbourne – CEO, MeWe 360
Medeia Cohan – Creative Director, School for Creative Startups
Elisha Francis – Jewellery designer and Entrepreneur
Mary-Alice Stack - Creative United (Creative Industry Finance)
Denise Proctor - Founder of the NOISE Festival

All chaired by our brilliant Host [since Cr8net 2012]
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts

If you want conversations that are informative with an opportunity for close quarters debate we have 3 imaginative breakout sessions available to all Delegates! The only downside is you can only pick one as they happen at the same time

Breakout 1. - ‘The Rise of the Non-Tech City.’
Chaired by Toks- Majek Akisanya (CEO of CIDA) 
East of Eden there is a valley of arty types that are integral to the Tech City revolution but otherwise unsung. Can Tower Hamlets step up to the plate and champion its creative enclave?

Breakout 2. - ‘Starting Down’
Chaired by Mike Nelson (Programme Manager of The Princes Trust) 
What chance do Start-Ups have now there appears to be a plethora of support and mentoring? Are there rich picking out there for the average entrepreneur? Are Start-Up loans institutionally elitist?

Breakout 3. - ‘Can I have a go?’ or “To pay or not to pay”.
Chaired by Ohaji Kamara (Apprenticeship & Employment Manager, DV8 Training)
Are Internships the realm of the ‘better and well to do’? Does work experience without a salary ever make sense? Who wins if unpaid internships are banned?

Cr8net is an essential yearly event:
Check out our great deals, some for a limited time only!

Extended Discount Ticket – £175
Student Tickets – £75 (Saving a total £100)
Lecturer and 5 Students – £425 (Saving a total of £625)
Social Enterprises – £100 (Saving a total of £75)
2 Tickets at £325 (Save £25)
3 Tickets at £450 (Save £75)
5 Tickets at £700 (Save £175)
2 Tickets for £175 for CIDA Denizen members (Save a total of £175)

BOOK NOW Extended discount tickets are £175 but this offer ends on 23rd of June so you have just a few days left to save £100 [or more if you're a CIDA Denizen Member] off the Full Price Ticket! Check out the website for package deals and other discounts for Students, Small Social Enterprises etc. These reduced rates are very limited now! Book Tickets online Here, or by phone- 0207 247 4710 or via