Supporting Creative Industries
15 Jun 2010
5th National Conference. Held at the Barbican Centre, London. Key speakers included Dinah Caine OBE, Chief Executive, Skillset and Lesley Morris, Head of Design Skills, Design Council

This conference brought together thought leaders from government, industry and education to learn about, and discover new opportunities for collaboration in support of,  the latest creative industry skills needs.

Agenda

Programme
09:50
David Worthington, Chairman, Creative & Cultural Skills
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:00
Caroline Felton, Chief Executive, Creative & Cultural Skills
Skills for the creative industries after the election

10:15
Elizabeth Rouse, Deputy Rector Academic, University of the Arts London
Creative Graduates, Creative Futures

10:30
Lesley Morris, Head of Design Skills, Design Council
Graduate employability and the Design Blueprint

10:45
Lord Taylor of Warwick, Member of All Party Music Group
Keynote address

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:45
Seminar 1: Entrepreneurship and innovation in art and design
Professor Stuart Bartholomew, Principal, Arts University College at Bournemouth

11:45
Seminar 2: Developing business skills for creatives
Keith Evans, Managing Director, The Creative Industries Development Agency

11:45
Seminar 3: Collaborative delivery - the Diploma and work-related learning for young people
Gini Stirling, 14-19 Manager, Skillset Clive Lissaman, Education Business Manager, Skillset

11:45
Seminar 4: Practice makes perfect - linking learning with professional practice
David Clews, Co-Director, Higher Education Academy Art Design Media Subject Centre Antonia Clews, Researcher and Developer, Bath Spa University

11:45
Seminar 5: ‘Pick the tick’ – industry and FE/HE collaboration in action
Kate O’Connor, Deputy Chief Executive, Skillset Chris Thompson, Head of Enterprise and Innovation, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication Anne Morrison, Director, BBC Training and Development Academy Chris Wensley, Project Director, Skillset Media Academies

12:45
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:45
Dinah Caine OBE, Chief Executive, Skillset
Competing in a digital age - the skills conundrum

14:00
Professor Jonathan Briggs, Professor of eCommerce, Kingston University and Founder, Hyper Island
Higher Education response

14:15
Jeremy Davenport, Deputy Director, Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network
Transferring creative knowledge

14:30
Questions and discussion: Session 3
14:45
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:15
Fintan Donohue, Principal, North Hertfordshire College, and AoC Skills Champion for Creative and Cultural Industries
The strategic role of FE in raising skills and supporting economic development

15:30
Kit Friend, Campaigns and Communications Officer, University of the Arts London Students’ Union and Chair of the Arts Group
Improving the student experience of transition to industry

15:45
Panel discussion: Innovative models of education working with creative and cultural industries
Professor Elaine Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University for the Creative Arts Professor Mary Carswell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Birmingham City University Arit Eminue, Founder, Diversity in Visual Arts

16:15
Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation
Closing remarks

16:25
Questions and discussion: Session 4