National Conference 2019 keynote speakers announced

 6 February 2019

Taking place on 1 April 2019 in Cardiff City Hall, the conference will explore the barriers to access for those seeking to enter and thrive in the cultural sector. It will consider what can be done to break down those barriers and how we can make the sector more representative of society as a whole.

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Creative & Cultural Skills has today announced the keynote speakers for National Conference 2019.

National Conference is an important moment in the calendar for employers, educators and policy-makers in the creative and cultural industries. 2019 will mark the tenth year of the conference and the event is heading to Cardiff for the first time.

The confirmed speakers and panellists for this year's conference are as follows: 

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. As well as the plenary activity, delegates will be able to attend a breakout session of their choice in a variety of topics, from T-Levels to emerging technologies.   

CEO Simon Dancey says “This year’s programme demonstrates our commitment to improving access to, and through, the sector.

We are pleased to be bringing together a wide range of colleagues from various parts of the industry, including Arts Council Wales, 1418 Now, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and many, many more.  

We want to look at the work which is currently being done to make our sector more diverse and representative, but also identify opportunities for future collaboration and learning.

We would urge policy makers, training providers and creative practitioners to join us in Cardiff on 1 April for this unique industry gathering.”

Further information about each speaker, and the conference, can be viewed on the website conference page.

The conference will run from 11am to 4pm and will be followed by the annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards in the National Museum Cardiff.

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