Nesta at 2013 Party Conferences
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:30 PM (BST)
Please see below the fringe sessions that Nesta will be hosting at all three party conferences this year.
Liberal Democrat Party Conference
Location: The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Date: Monday 16 September
Session 1: 13.00 – 14.00: Plan I: Making the case for innovation-led growth with Stian Westlake, Executive Director, Policy & Research, Nesta; Duncan Hames MP, LD, Chippenham, Jo Armstrong, Centre for Public Policy for the Regions, University of Glasgow and Martin Horwood MP, LD, Cheltenham
Labour Party Conference
Location: The Basement, Brighton
Date: Tuesday 24 September
Session 1: 13.00 – 14.00: Plan I: Making the case for innovation-led growth at the Basement with Iain Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Competitiveness & Enterprise, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Simon Morrison, Executive Director for Communications and Events, Nesta, Mariana Mazzucato Economist and RM Phillips Professor of Science and Technology, University of Sussex (SPRU), and Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy and Research, Nesta
Session 2: 18.30 – 20.30: A manifesto for the creative economy at the Basement with Seema Malhotra MP Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Simon Morrison, Executive Director for Communications and Events, Nesta, Hasan Bakhshi,Director, Creative Industries, Nesta, Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Alex Morrison Managing Director, Cogapp and Jo Twist, CEo, UKIE
Conservative Party Conference
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Date: Tuesday 1 October
Session 1: 12.30 – 13.30: Unchaining the optimists: can entrepreneurship and innovation save the economy? Museum of Science and Industry with Ed Vaizey MP,Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta, Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy and Research, Nesta and Sandy Lindsay, Group Managing Director, Tangerine PR.
Session 2: 18.30 – 20.30: A manifesto for the creative economy at the Museum of Science and Industry with John Whittingdale MP, Chair of Culture, Media and Sport committee, , Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta, Hasan Bakhshi, Director, Creative Industries, Nesta, Ian Hargreaves and Jo Twist, CEO, UKIE.
Farrah Sheikh is available to answer any queries and can be contacted via email on Farrah.Sheikh@nesta.org.uk or on 0207 438 2697.
We hope to see you there!
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