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BEYOND 2021 kicks off TOMORROW and there's still time to grab a ticket and dive in to the amazing online programme!

Online tickets provide great value at just £69, giving you access to our two day schedule packed with fantastic sessions, panels, Q&A's, fireside talks and more. Concession tickets (just £29) are also available for students, freelancers, artists and those currently unemployed. 

Read on for a round up of many highlights from across the programme, all open to online delegates. Don't miss: 

  Immersive Futures Lab Showcase
  Gruff Rhys Hissing Currents/Seeking New Gods & the BBC audio orchestra 
  Early Career Researcher Poster Exhibition
  Baff Akoto Fireside Talk
  Closing Keynote: Glenn Patterson
  Monoliths: Northern Landscapes, Female Voices with Lucy Hammond
 Altered Places: How AR Could Change our Relationship with our Worlds

Gruff Rhys Hissing Currents/Seeking New Gods & the BBC audio orchestra

As part of his Clwstwr funded project, Hissing Currents, Gruff and Kliph Scurlock partnered with the BBC R&D team and delved into sound via the Audio Orchestrator Tool. The team set out to challenge the traditional record release and create an immersive surround sound home set up.

During this online discussion you’ll hear directly from the makers, learn how this experiment pushed this record into the top 10 as it outsold Elton John and be invited to try the experiment for yourselves. NB: For the experiment you’ll need at least 4 devices (e.g. 1 desktop / 1 tablet / 2 mobile devices)

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Baff Akoto Fireside Talk

Angela Chan extends her inquiry into how immersive technologies are changing the landscape of public space, art and intervention, talking with celebrated artist & filmmaker, Baff Akoto, about his work around identity, community and diverse perspectives in places of historical protest, the emergent role of the digital creative and the opportunities and issues these shifts are revealing.

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Keynote: Glenn Patterson

‘Belfast is my city. That is where my imagination is most alive’. Award-winning writer Glen Patterson has consistently put his home town at the heart of his novels, using its rich and layered past to explore the complexity of individual moments in history. Hear his personal reflections on the role of place in the creative process.

 Find out more

Altered Places: How AR Could Change our Relationships with our Worlds

In this video piece Augmented Reality Product Designer Campbell Orme asks if and how AR can change our relationships with places. Campbell is a Product Designer at Facebook Reality Labs.

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Monoliths: Northern Landscapes, Female Voices

Lucy Hammond, Projects Producer of Pilot Theatre, gives us a sneak preview into how Pilot Theatre’s latest project, ‘Monoliths’, combines commissioned writing, captured soundscapes and virtual worlds within a performative context.

 Find out more


Immersive Futures Lab Showcase

The Immersive Futures Lab showcase at BEYOND features creative projects that demonstrate innovative ideas, new types of content and novel uses of technologies drawn from many cutting-edge R&D work developed as part of the Audience of the Future and Creative Industries Clusters Programmes, together with Arts Council England funded projects.

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Meet the Researchers: BEYOND Poster Exhibition

Each year at BEYOND the Poster Exhibition features the work of Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers, showcasing their innovative projects and ideas. There is also a unique opportunity to Meet the Researchers behind these projects - hear more about the thought processes behind their work, engage with the researchers and ask questions.

 Find out more

Join BEYOND Online on Hopin

BEYOND Online will be hosted on the event platform, Hopin. The video above gives you an idea of what to expect, how to navigate the platform, make your profile and get involved in the discussion. There is a full two-day schedule of amazing sessions, panels, Q&As and fireside talks, as well as expo booths, the showcase and opportunities to meet new people and network. You can browse the full schedule as well as the speaker line up on the BEYOND website. 

➤ Grab your online ticket now


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