Event spotlights creative industries

Event spotlights creative industries
Event spotlights creative industries
Handdrawn image courtesy of Lothian Health Services Archive, Edinburgh University Library

Gender inequalities, sporting performance and Parisian fashion are some of the wide-ranging topics explored at an international conference this month. The University will co-host the Creative Industries Conference, sponsored by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, over two days from Monday 25 June. The event will bring together world-class scholars from a wide range of disciplines and institutions to share their insights and ideas.

Varied programme

Connections between the music industry and the gender gap will be presented by Professor Michael Mauskapf and colleagues from Columbia Business School. Professor Massimo Maoret and Giacomo Marchesini, experts in social networks from IESE Business School in Barcelona, will unravel links between social status and professional American basketball players’ performances. The University’s Professor Candace Jones will chair the session Place and Change, with experts giving insights into fashion, songwriting and the wine industry. Further events explore changes and innovations in the creative industries, with speakers discussing issues such as informatics, shared workspaces and city identity.

Technology & creativity

The Edinburgh Futures Institute seeks to support projects that bring people from diverse backgrounds and with different expertise together to tackle issues in society. This conference will encourage experts to forge connections and explore the intersections of technology and creative industries. International experts speaking at the event include representatives from co-hosting partners Cass Business School and London Imperial College Business School. There will also be speakers from other world-class universities, such as the University of Amsterdam and the SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Introducing EFI

Professor Sian Bayne, Professor Chris Speed and Rachel Hosker will introduce the international audience to the Edinburgh Futures Institute and its vision. This is the second time the conference has been held in Edinburgh. Next year, the event will move to Paris, and to Amsterdam the year thereafter – highlighting its international perspective on the ever-changing landscape of creative industries.

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