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Cr8net 2012

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Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street
United Kingdom

If you missed out on the Cr8net 2011 conference, worry not, CIDA are proud to bring you Cr8net 2012!

Cr8net 2012 will once again take place at the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair on 24th April 2012. We have designed the day specifically to suit senior managers, politicians, decisions makers, creative support agencies and strategic cultural organisations in the creative industries.

Hosted and Chaired by Matthew Taylor, CEO RSA London, CIDA have once again bought to you a formidable panel of speakers including

•Alan Davey, CEO Arts Council England

•Hasan Bakhshi, Director of Creative Industries, Policy and Research at NESTA

•Pim Baxter, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery

•Claude Gruntitzky, founder of the seminal style/culture magazine TRACE

•Ekow Eshun, Cultural Commentator

•Dirujan Sabesan, founder and Director of Creative Nerds

•Andy Pratt, Professor at Kings College London

•Natalie Wade (Projects Manager, Small Green Shoots)

•Araceli Camargo (Founder, The Cube London)

•Baroness Lola Young

You have an idea of who our speakers are, we’re sure you can imagine what the Creative Entrepreneurship panel will be like (your questions may make all the difference though). Panel two is actually structured in a “BBC - Question Time” format. We are using The Creative Money-Go-Round as a starting point but both panels will look at innovation and panel two will of course be driven by audience questions.

CIDA’s first Cr8net conference was attended by creative industries practitioners including representatives from Tate Modern, Pinewood Studios, Arts Council England, Arts & Business, Crafts Council as well as several leading universities such as the University of the Arts London, Goldsmiths University, Kings College and the University of East London.

Cr8net tickets are only £195 if you book before 15th February 2012 – that’s £100 off the original ticket price!

For more information and to book your place, please visit or email [email protected].

scrapbook iconDesk Spaces @ CIDA

Subsidised desk space available for new/start-up, creative individuals and businesses. Up to 4 desk spaces available in a managed workspace based in the heart of the East End, South West of the Olympic Village, just east of “Silicon Roundabout” and a stone’s throw from Brick Lane.

The space would suit clean creative industries businesses, i.e. architects, record labels, graphic designers, music managers, online magazines, web designers, writers etc.

£250 per month:

•Full amenities included:
oTelephone (reduced call charges)
oUse of communal kitchen
oMeeting rooms
•Business support from CIDA
•Marketing support from CIDA
•Fundraising support from CIDA
•FREE entry to CIDA workshops and events

What is required

•New & start-ups working in the creative and cultural sector
•Willingness to work together in supporting each others’ aims and objectives
•3 month deposit

About CIDA

CIDA is the leading support agency for the grassroots creative and cultural sector in London. We have supported thousands of creative individuals, businesses and arts organisations since our inception in 1999, by providing information, business support and professional development. We facilitate networking & showcase opportunities and occasionally commission new work.

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A conference for the creative industries especially for those whose role it is to support and develop others. Cr8net will bring together leaders in the sector from across the globe to discuss the pressure points of the industry.

The one-day conference – one of the most significant gatherings of industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses ever held – will be take palce in the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair.

Compèred by Natasha Kaplinsky, formerly of Channel 5 News, Cr8net will be hosting Dr Richard Florida, best-selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The Great Reset*, in what is his first ever London appearance.

More than 10 speakers including Feargal Sharkey, CEO UK Music, John Howkins, author of the best-seller, The Creative Economy and John Newbigin, new Chair of Creative England are lined up to address delegates and debate on key topics including:

Creative entrepreneurship and new business models for the sector;

Unlocking talent and the IP Review: to protect and serve and;

Big Society and creativity: expectations and opportunities.

SUBJECTS: big society, cida, Creative, Cultural, entrepreneur, feargal sharkey, IP review, john howkins, john newbigin, richard florida

Entrepreneurs - the next Generation

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The Lane Suite

12 Osborn Street
E1 6TE
United Kingdom

Want to meet successful entrepreneurs and find out how they did it? Come along to CIDA’s 2nd Entrepreneurs – The Next Generation event and find out how!

Organised by CIDA in partnership with Base N Rebels Entertainment, this event will feature guest speakers providing you with the perfect opportunity to hear some of the UK’s most talented creative entrepreneurs discuss their paths to success. The event will be followed by drinks and the chance to network.


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