Conference programme

Take a look at our full programme for our 2017 conference. Find out who our speakers were and the list of our breakout sessions we had.

(c) James Fletcher
(c) James Fletcher

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  • Lord Tony Hall, BBC
  • Sarah Weir, Design Council
  • Tom Watson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
  • Althea Efunshile, National College Creative Industries
  • Marcus Davey, Roundhouse
  • Kenneth Tharp, formerly The Place
  • Yvonne Kelly, Barking & Dagenham College
  • Rainer Pagel, Production Services Ireland
  • Catherine Large, Ofqual
  • Dan Simons, Skills Funding Agency
  • Melanie Abrahams, Renaissance One and Tilt
  • Simon Dancey and Sarah MacShane, British Council
  • Shonagh Manson, Jerwood Charitable Foundation
  • Lib Fox, Michael Sheehy and Emma Reeve, Colchester + Ipswich Museums
  • Tony Heaton, Shape Arts
  • Andrea Stark, FutureLondon

We also featured young apprentices and interns to tell us where the sector is heading. 

Take a further look back at what happened on the day in this programme for the National Conference 2016 – Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work.