Unlocking the talent of children and young people
13 Oct 2009
2nd National Conference. Held at the Barbican Centre, London

This conference looked at the successes and lessons learned from initiatives such as ‘Find Your Talent’, and introduced new programmes from government and community organisations designed to unlock the talent of children and young people.

Programme
09:50
Deepa Patel, Creative Consultant
Welcome by Conference Chair

10:00
Andrew Ramsay, Director-General - Partnerships and Programmes, Department for Culture Media and Sport
Keynote address

10:20
Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Creative & Cultural Skills
Securing the pipeline of talent to the creative industries

10:35
Paul Collard, Chief Executive, Creativity, Culture and Education
Creativity, Culture and Education

10:50
Jon Boagey, Director of Communications, National Youth Agency
Using talent to improve public perceptions of young people

11:05
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Sarah Pym, Co-developer, Real Ideas Organisation
“Ground up” approach to accessing culture in the community

12:10
Rachel Tranter, Head of Arts, Orleans House Gallery and Arts Service, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Creative delivery of Every Child Matters

12:30
Natasha Innocent, Senior Policy Advisor, Learning and Skills; Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Empowering young people through heritage collections

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Dr Nick Owen, Director, Aspire Trust
Creativity and social inclusion in the secondary school

14:30
Mary Jackson, Training Manager, Learning through Landscapes
Unlocking the creative potential of the school grounds

14:50
Adam Nichols, Chief Executive, Changemakers
Fostering the next generation of Social entrepreneurs

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 4: Involving young people in the design and delivery of cultural services
Jenna Hall, Project Director, Find Your Talent, Leicestershire County Council