Events

Create, collaborate, stay connected. Our innovative events programme offers the perfect platform for connection and exchange through a varied range of events. From our regular Talking Heads and Creative & Corporate Love gatherings to speed networking and one-off forums with our International partners, there’s something to suit everyone. Pop along today and leave feeling inspired and connected.


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Wednesday
23 August 2017
09:30 - 12:00

Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

Anderson Strathern, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY

Returning for a second year, Visiting Arts and Anderson Strathern bring together professionals from the arts and legal sectors for a lively and informative event during the Edinburgh Festivals, addressing the legal implications of international work and collaboration, intellectual property, and the digital landscape. For 2017 we explore the theme of festivals and discuss how to create the perfect balance of an inspiring and memorable programme with the right measures in place to support the smooth running for both organisers and participants. Meet and connect with professionals in both fields, and have the opportunity to ask any burning legal questions you have on the topic!

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Wednesday
23 August 2017
09:30 - 12:00

Arts and Law Conference : The Festival Edition - Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

Anderson Strathern 1 Rutland Court Edinburgh EH3 8EY

Returning for a second year, Visiting Arts and Anderson Strathern bring together professionals from the arts and legal sectors for a lively and informative event during the Edinburgh Festivals, addressing the legal implications of international work and collaboration, intellectual property, and the digital landscape.

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Saturday
2 September 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Embellishment for Beginners

Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, Edinburgh

A one day embellishment course where you will be introduced to the exciting world of surface design using beads, sequins and foils. Techniques learned will include sewing beads and sequins, couching, French knots, Bullion stitch, 3d beading and foil. On completion of this course, you will have learned many different contemporary embellishment techniques that will give impact and texture.

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Wednesday
6 September 2017
9:20 - 15:30

Sustainable Building 2017 - creating homes and communities for the future

Saracen House, Glasgow

Sustainability is a crucial factor within the modern construction process and the creation of new homes and communities as we as the infrastructure that serves them. This reflects a wider cultural prioritisation of low carbon, environmentally responsible credentials. Given the size and scale of construction activity within the housing and social housing sectors recently and over the coming years, improvements in this area can have a dramatic impact on social and environmental objectives. This has also driven the demand for the new communities and the thousands of new homes which have been promised to be delivered to a higher standard with contractors expected to add social, economic and environmental value and sustainability. This conference will not only consider the incorporation of sustainable principles within the construction processes of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing stock, from changes in public policy to the evolution and innovation in design, the development of new materials, the creation of jobs and apprenticeships within these new communities but it will also examine the progress made towards reaching Scotland's ambitious housing targets and what needs to be done to ensure these are met.

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Tuesday
19 September 2017
9:00 - 13:00

Muckle Media: Edinburgh Free Muckle Media strategic PR planning workshop

Conference House 152 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EB

To launch their new in-house planning tool, Muckel Media are hosting a series of workshops across Scotland and inviting in-house PR and marketing teams to join them to work through a live brief and develop a strategic plan. This half day morning session will cover objective setting, audience identification, strategy development, channel planning and evaluation.

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Tuesday
19 September 2017
13:00 - 17:00

Muckle Media: Edinburgh Free Muckle Media creative brainstorm workshop

Conference House 152 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EB

Muckle Media is hosting a brainstorm session to help equip communicators with the tools and techniques needed to come up with cracking creative ideas. The afternoon will involve working on a live brief and using Muckle Media’s approach to brainstorming to develop a creative ideas plan. The event will also allow for networking with peers and inspire attendees to think creatively in their approach to PR, social media and marketing.

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Friday
22 September 2017
10:00 - 16:00

Hotdesk Hangouts @ThriveHQ

ThriveHQ 64 Albion Road Edinburgh EH7 5QZ

An ideal opportunity for creative individuals, students and graduates; Hotdesk Hangouts offers creatives the opportunity to co-work with us for the day. Join Creative Edinburgh and other members from the network at ThriveHQ for a day of work mixed with a dash of social. All you need is yourself, your laptop, notepad and pen or any other desk-based work materials and we'll provide the space, wifi and the coffee to keep you hydrated and productive.

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Saturday
7 October 2017
10:00 - 15:00

Intermediate Creative Embellishment Course

Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, Edinburgh

Sat & Sun 7th & 8th October. A two day course where you will learn further and advanced hand embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques. You will be shown creative ideas and effects to give a more individual approach to your designs. Techniques learned will include making sequin flowers, framing and covering beads and cutting floral shapes before you create your own embroidery design. This is a creative class and whilst you will learn some new techniques you will prodominantly focus on making a finished design. Suitable for : Moderate - Experienced

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Thursday
12 October 2017
9:00 - 16:00

Museums Galleries Scotland: Conference 2017 Inequalities - Bridging the Gap

The MGS' conference aims to offer a cost effective platform through which Scotland’s museums and galleries can network and engage with practical and relevant content, helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against the National Strategy aims and objectives. The overarching theme of our 2017 Conference will be Inequalities: Bridging the Gap and it will focus on the work that museums are doing to address inequalities.

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Wednesday
25 October 2017
09:00 - 13:00

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets

Central Edinburgh

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets Wednesday, 25th October 2017 Central Edinburgh This event is CPD Certified Guest of Honour: Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group This timely seminar will discuss next steps for growing Scotland’s creative economy - and will bring out priorities being discussed in the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting in September. Delegates will discuss key issues relating to skills and the creative workforce in the context of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union and priorities for developing effective partnership working - between educational institutions and the creative industries, and internationally - in furnishing the skilled workforce needed to underpin the sector. They will also consider the way forward for policy, and the industry itself, to enable Scotland’s creative economy to seize opportunities in new markets and support the growth of creative hubs throughout Scotland - including the role of local authorities in the context of the range of City Deals being developed in Scotland. Further sessions assess what more needs to be done by relevant sector agencies such as Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to provide targeted support - including for SMEs who comprise much of the sector - customised for the needs of individual businesses. At this early stage, we are delighted that Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group; Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh; David Brew, Board Member, Creative Scotland and MG Alba; Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Rosina Robson, Director of Nations and Regions, PACT and Claire Stewart, Director, Creative Edinburgh have agreed to speak. Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Convener, Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee will be chairing the first session. To view the full agenda or to book on please click here.

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Thursday
26 October 2017
8:30 - 14:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017

National Museum of Scotland LOTHIAN STREET ENTRANCE , EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF

The Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference is a key event in Edinburgh’s tourism calendar bringing digital and technology businesses together with tourism businesses to identify opportunities to use digital technology to meet the changing expectations of Scotland’s digital tourists

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
10:00 - 19:45

Future Games Summit 2017

[ October 31st - November 1st ] Taking place across both days of the conference, the Develop Live Game Jam will bring together teams of developers for a game development challenge on site - who can make the best game within the brief in 48 hours?

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
9.50 - 19.45

Future Games Summit 2017: Innovation, Transformation & Evolution

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC18 3LS

[October 31st - November 1st] Future Games Summit is back for its 2nd year with a jam packed 2 day event programme exploring the impact of future technologies, business trends and creative innovations on the interactive entertainment industry. Held on over two days at the Congress Centre, London, Future Games Summit will bring together creative artists, developers, producers, business leaders, technology gurus and many more for 2 days of inspirational content across three stages: Future Tech, Future Business and Future Develop.

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Friday
24 November 2017
09:00 - 21:00

Short Sharp Shizz: For Women Who Mean Business

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

A Shizzinar is a spectacular gathering of women from all walks of life who have come together to connect, share, explore, laugh, learn and grow together in shizzness. In ‘Short Sharp Shizz’ the focus is on women in business and in organisations. Women who have ideas and want to make them happen. Women who see potential and want to bring it into reality. Women seeking to develop their capacity for leadership, learning and managing change. Women who have skills and want to deploy them to more powerful effect. Women who want to take their business, team, organisation or skill to another level and get their shizz together without delay.

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Saturday
16 December 2017
09:00 - 20:00

International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

Austria, Retzhof Castle

International Conference : "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The conference offers the unique opportunity: to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice; to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage; to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment. The conference creates the unique encounter of different arts in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and offers a great platform for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to find new collaboration partners from all continents! The conference working language is English. At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Register and submit your proposal here: http://www.performingartsconference.org/registration

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