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Hello <<First Name>>,

Welcome to another special BEYOND edition of the Creative Economy digest! 

With three weeks to go until BEYOND kicks off, we thought we would share our top picks from the busy two-day schedule, brought to you by some of the top talent from across the Creative Industries.

It is also our pleasure to introduce our MC, Susan Hayes Culleton, who will be at the helm, guiding all delegates through the BEYOND 2021 experience!

Plus, a reminder that you can book in-person tickets now at the Early Bird rate of £299 (limited availability). Once these have sold out final batch of in-person tickets will then be released at the standard in-person rate of £399 - so buy at the Early Bird rate now to save £££!

Online tickets are available at £69, as well as Concession tickets at a special rate for students, freelancers, artists and those currently unemployed. Please note that we have to add VAT at 20% for all UK-based delegates on all tickets and that the cost of the ticket does not include accommodation or travel.

Read on for a detailed look at some of top session picks from across the schedule...



 BEYOND 2021: Creative Places

In partnership with Future Screens NI and UKRI, this year's BEYOND conference focuses on the theme of Creative Places, looking at how the Creative Industries are forming the heart of new vibrant cultural and creative economies.

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 BEYOND 20-21 October 2021: Top Picks from Across the Schedule

We have a packed schedule ready for online and in-person delegates at BEYOND, with even more sessions to be added over the coming weeks. Here are some of our favourite sessions from across the conference schedule:

 Fuelling the Future: How to Build New Place-Based Talent PipelinesThis panel, composed of Rosalind ColemanDominic Lusardi, Frank Lyons, Rachel Nicholson, and Emma Turner,  looks at how businesses and educators are working in different regions of the UK to devise new ways to train the makers of the future.

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 Blinkers Off: Seeing the World Through Equine EyesHave you ever wondered what  the world looks like through the eyes of a horse? In this short talk Alan Hook introduces his research using immersive technologies to explore the borders between human and non-human animals. 

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 Monoliths: Northern Landscapes, Female Voices:
In this short-talk, Lucy Hammond gives us a sneak preview into how Pilot Theatre's latest project, 'Monoliths', draws audiences into the inner worlds of some of the many identities shaped by a single region.

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 The City: A Legacy System?In this short talk, Sinead O’Sullivan, a researcher at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, is joined by Dr. Parag KhannaDr. Mark Lutter and Professor Alex McDowell to investigate the long-standing trend towards digital presence at work.

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Introducing: Susan Hayes Culleton, BEYOND MC

We are delighted to introduce to you our BEYOND 2021 MC, Susan Hayes Culleton, who will be joining us in Belfast this year to guide delegates through the conference schedule.

Susan is Managing Director of the Hayes Culleton Group, with clients across Europe and the USA. The businesses includes BECKSearch which unlocks, diffuses and records strategic tacit knowledge within networks and #SavvyTeenAcademy which manages the entire experience of teenage work experiences in corporate organisations. 

She has twice co-authored “Positive Economics”, the market-leading Leaving Cert economics textbook in Ireland, and is also the author of two books published by Penguin, The “Savvy Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom” and “The Savvy Guide to Making More Money”

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Booking for In-Person Special Events @ BEYOND 

Booking is now open for the special in-person events taking place on the days surrounding BEYOND. Details of how to book will be sent to your directly once you have secured your in-person ticket to the conference. These exclusive activities include: 

  TUES 19 OCT: Hidden Heritage of James Connolly’ tour 
  TUES 19 OCT: Guided tour of Belfast’s street art
  TUES 19 OCT: BEYOND Speakers and Delegates Dinner
  TUES 19 OCT: Big Telly World Premiere of Department Story
  FRI 19 OCT: VIP Game of Thrones ‘Hang out with Hodor tour
  FRI 19 OCT: Game of Thrones Winterfell Tour

Find out more about the special events in Belfast, taking place either side of the main BEYOND conference on the 20 & 21 October. 




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