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XpoNorth on the Road - Argyll Enterprise Week

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A packed day of panels, presentations and chat looking at how to make a success of your creative career. This one day version of XPONORTH offers the chance to meet a range of industry specialists, look at a range of challenges and opportunities and put your own questions forward.

XpoNorth is Scotland’s leading Creative Industries festival; a unique conference, networking and showcase event, held annually in Inverness. If you work or want to work in Creative Industries, it is the place to be, with almost 2,500 delegates attending, from around the world, it is an opportunity to meet the world’s leading industry figures and buyers, as well as a wide range of businesses from across Scotland and further afield.

XpoNorth is also a creative industries network that provides support and help on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. All year round this network supports people across the Highlands and Islands to achieve their goals in the fields of screen, broadcast, gaming, writing, publishing, design, craft, fashion, textiles and music.

Find out more about how the network can help you and what XpoNorth has to offer. (https://xponorth.co.uk/)

All free, the sessions are open to any level of experience. Whilst the different sessions available are aimed at specific parts of the Creative Industries, the content of the sessions is still very relevant to anyone regardless of what your creative passion is.

All sessions can be booked individually, or for the enthusiasts, book for the day!


10.00 -11.30 Meet the Creative Organisations:

Hear from representatives from a broad cross-reach of regional and national organisations on how you can access the support to bring your creative ideas to life, secure funding to develop your business and gain a valuable insight into current programmes which offer support to develop your project and innovate your business model. Liza Moran (Highlands and Islands Enterprise), Mark Thomas (Creative Scotland), Lorraine Thomson (Interface), Barbara Halliday (Business Gateway), Arlene Cullum (Argyll and Bute Council)

11.00 - 12.30 Open Session on Fashion, Crafts and Textiles

Pamela Conacher will be on hand to deliver an Open Session for participants to ask any questions they may have on fashion, textiles and crafts. Pamela has over 30 years experience supporting the development of creative careers throughout the Highlands and Islands and beyond. Across her previous posts with HI~Arts and as Director of Emergents, she has worked with a wide and diverse range of organisation, businesses and individuals. Her skills and knowledge nurture creative talent and businesses through general and specific support, mentoring, training, specialist advice, networking, project development and consultancy. She is passionate about developing creative talent and believes in the sustainability of rural communities through a strong and professional creative economy.

11.30 -12.30 Spotlight on: Remote Participation in the Creative Industries

Learn how live streaming and increasingly immersive technologies can help you connect with audiences and collaborators wherever they are. With reference to relevant case studies from the creative and cultural worlds and a practical discussion around the hardware, software and processes of running these activations- Dougal Perman from Inner Ear will lead an interactive seminar for individuals and organisations who want to learn about the impact these technologies can have on their businesses and projects.



13.00 -14.00 Creative Conversations: Artists and Business Development in Today’s Music Industry

This interactive session will bring together a range of perspectives from across the music industry to discuss the current industry landscape and offer practical advice on how to develop your music business. This session will be of particular interest to both artists and music businesses at all stages of their development.

Alex Smith (Xponorth), Joe McAlinden (producer, writer and artist manager), Claire Mackay (The Touring Network/ SMIA), Dougal Perman (Inner Ear)


14.00 -15.00 XpoNorth. Why Me?

Find out more about XpoNorth, Scotland’s leading Creative Industries Festival. Why it is relevant to your business and professional development. 6-7th June 2018, this free event is an excellent opportunity to meet and hear from leading creative businesses from around the world, and an opportunity to grow your professional networks and do business.

Alex Smith (Xponorth), Iain Hamilton (HIE Head Creative industries), Jeni Oliver (SDI)


15.00 -15.45 Book Publishing in the Digital Era

In the digital era, how can book publishing stay relevant, responsible, and reactive? What are the challenges faced by editors in 2017, the pitfalls and peaks to watch out for, and how do writers fit into the mix? Join publisher Laura Waddell of Harper Collins in a discussion of the publishing industry today followed by a question and answer session.


16.00 -17.00 Innovating with the Crowd

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular source of funding for many individuals and organisations and it is a process which can deliver much more than money. But, as a conversation with the crowd, it is neither a simple nor an easy approach to master. As more people recognise “crowd assets” as rich sources of innovation and value we need to reimagine our ways of working and re learn new skills in order to thrive in the crowd economy. Drawing on practical examples and the theories of the crowd economy Tim Wright unpacks the value available and the skills needed to succeed.

Tim Wright (Twintangibles)


17.00 – 18.00 Creative Conversations: TV Talent Development

Are you interested in a career in TV? Are you looking to grow your knowledge, networks and find out more about opportunities for you or your business? Find out more about some of the different talent schemes and support that could fast forward your career in TV and the largest international TV Festival hosted in Scotland. Campbell Glennie is Director, Talent Schemes, the charitable arm of the Edinburgh International Television Festival.


121 Sessions

A selection of speakers will be available for 1-2-1 conversations. If you would prefer to pre-book a time slot with an individual email: Iranzu.galdeano@hient.co.uk


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