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UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre present a new industry conference

Our Executive Director, Niamh Flanagan, will be joining other speakers and contributors at the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2018! #TTSymp18

Presented by UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT), the conference will take place on Monday 18 June 2018 at The Brewery, London.

See below for details:

‘This new industry conference will be followed by a post-conference industry wide networking event – in the beautiful conservatory at The Barbican.

A day to tackle shared issues, leading to real and practical change that UK Theatre and SOLT can take forward on behalf of the industry.

  • Practical workshops
  • Inspiration from high profile speakers
  • Discussions in break-out sessions
  • Time for business conversations and networking

Everyone is welcome. If you are invested in theatre get involved, share your experiences and network with your colleagues from other areas of the industry and from across the UK.

Melanie Eusebe will Chair the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2018. Melanie is Chair of the Black British Business Awards, was Executive Producer for the Women of the World Festival (WoW), and is a Board member of the Creative Industries Federation.’

The 5 discussions for the conference have just been announced:

•  How can we create efficiencies and be more responsive to economic change?
•  How do we negotiate societal and technological change to stay relevant to audiences?
•  What do we need to do to develop a new workforce for the future?
•  How can we improve the working culture of theatre?
•  Venues and producers: are there new rules of engagement?

A sixth session will be Open Space.

There will also be a choice of 3 seminars, provocations, polls, speakers from both inside and outside the sector, plenary sessions, an exhibitor marketplace, networking and more. View the outline programme here.

Speakers on Monday 18 June will include

Emma Birchall
Head of Insight and Forecasting – Hot Spots Movement

Emma is a writer, speaker and experienced researcher on the future of work. She leads the Future of Work Research Consortium, exploring what work will look like in the years ahead, and what individuals and organisations must do now to prepare. Emma writes for the US Business Section of the Huffington Post.

Dr Dave O’Brien
Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries – University of Edinburgh

Based in the School of History of Art, Dr Dave O’Brien’s research currently covers five areas: cultural policy, urban policy, public administration, cultural value, and cultural work.  He is co-author of the recently published report, Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries.
Plus a host of other contributors from across the industry, including

•   Andrew Miller – Disability Champion for the Arts & Cultural Sector
•   Andy Bass – BassClusker Consulting
•   Ed Snape – Fiery Angel
•   Fiona Allan – UK Theatre President and Birmingham Hippodrome
•   Jill Robinson – TRG Arts
•   Jon Gilchrist – HOME
•   Kenny Wax – SOLT President and Kenny Wax Productions
•   Kwame Kwei-Armah – Young Vic
•   Lisa Baxter – The Experience Business
•   Martin Sutherland – Royal & Derngate
•   Niamh Flanagan – TheatreNI
•   Prema Mehta – Freelance Lighting Designer
•   Rachel Tackley – Chichester Festival Theatre

With over 250 delegates already confirmed you can BOOK NOW to secure your place.

See you there!