A new conference aimed to stimulate British Columbia’s creative economy through collaboration between government, business, the creative sector and researchers will be held at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus May 10-12, 2012.
BCreative 2012 will feature keynote addresses from prominent creative leaders from around the globe, including the co-author of two UN Creative Economy reports Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg, one of the big three Creative Cities thinkers Charles Landry, and Canada Council CEO Robert Sirman.
In a setting infused with artistic expression and creative thinking, the conference aims to inspire and facilitate conversations directed at developing policy and leveraging resources to help British Columbia become a leader in the creative sector in the twenty-first century.
The conference will also include a series of ‘Ignite’ talks, short five-minute presentations designed to enlighten the audience about the presenters’ personal and professional passions. The ‘Showcase’ component of the conference will provide a space and audience for British Columbian artists to share their creative talents.
Over 25 speakers are scheduled to appear at the conference, including authors Timothy Taylor and Garry Thomas Morse, Magazines Canada CEO Mark Jamison, and SFU School of Communications professor Richard Smith.
To register for BCreative or for additional information, please visit the BCreative website.
What: BCreative 2012 Conference and Showcase
When: May 10-12, 2012
Where: SFU Vancouver
Cost: Early bird (effective until March 31): Government/Business $395; Academic/Non-profit $250; Creatives/Students $150