Events

Create, collaborate, stay connected. Our innovative events programme offers the perfect platform for connection and exchange through a varied range of events. From our regular Talking Heads and Creative & Corporate Love gatherings to speed networking and one-off forums with our International partners, there’s something to suit everyone. Pop along today and leave feeling inspired and connected.


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Thursday
21 March 2019
09.00 - 17.00

A Human Connection

1 Customs Wharf Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL

An immersive exhibition inspired by Bright Side Studios collaborations with award-winning, contemporary dance choreographer, the late Janis Claxton. In 2016 Bright Side Studios & Janis Claxton, supported by Creative Scotland, recorded exquisite dance sequences with Motion Capture technology. Bright Side Studios have harnessed the beauty and power of this data, and working in partnership with lighting specialist – Studiotech, have created an experience which encourages connection and plays on the visceral effect of movement. The exhibition showcases creative lighting technologies and ideas and is sponsored by OSRAM.

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Friday
29 March 2019
15:00 - 18:00

Illustrator Business Masterclass [ The Association of Illustrators ]

Adam House, The University of Edinburgh 3 Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1HT

Join the AOI's Lou Bones for this comprehensive Illustration Business Masterclass Covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including business strategy, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner's journey and working internationally. We will also be focussing the more difficult issues such as dealing with copyright infringement, fee erosion, late payments, difficult clients and the ins and outs of client negotiation, contracts, calculating fees and industry standards. Lou will draw on real examples and share practical tips before leading a Q&A. This masterclass is aimed at seasoned professionals and the up-and-coming alike. Part 1 Introduction to the AOI Self-promotion Social media The commissioner's journey Copyright / rights: what it is, how it works, dealing with copyright infringement 5-minute break Part 2 Contracts: what they are, what's in them + why they are needed Client negotiation: how to get what you want, dealing with tricky situations, late payments, difficult clients and common fee erosion tactics Licensing your work, calculating fees, earning, business strategy Further info 30-minute Q&A wahoo! All questions welcome! FOLLOWED BY A FREE ILLUSTRATOR MEET-UP LOCAL WOOP - 6.15 - 8pm, all welcome, Salt Horse (Bottle Room) 57-61, Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB :) Please share this event with your community and spread the word! @theaoi

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Friday
29 March 2019
18:15 - 21:00

Edinburgh AOI Meet-Up

Salt Horse (the bottle room) Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NB

Calling all Scottish illustrators, artists, and creators! Join us for the first AOI meet-up event in Edinburgh on Friday 29th March, at the Salt Horse Bottle Room 57-61, Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB! The aim is for this to become a quarterly event, open to AOI members and non-members alike – an inclusive and positive forum of discussion, problem-solving, support and encouragement. To kick things off, we’re planning a laid-back ‘Drink and Draw’ evening of doodling and sketching. Bring along your sketchbook, we’ll provide some basic materials too but please bring along anything you’d like to use. The event will run from 6.15-8.30pm, but I’m sure we’ll hang around in ther bar afterwards for a chat! Tickets are free but you must RSVP! Please invite all your illustrator friends, we can't wait to see you there! ALSO: don't miss our hugely popular Illustrator Business Masterclass 3-6pm - Reserve your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/illustrator-business-masterclass-edinburgh-tickets-58371516778

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Wednesday
10 April 2019
09:30 - 11:30

SXSWi 2019: Buzzwords, Dope Smoke & Mirrors

South by South West (SXSW) is where creative minds come together to drive the conversation and engage in creative problem solving around tech, entertainment, and culture. Join Nigel Gwilliam, IPA Director of Media Affairs, as he looks beyond the buzzwords, the smoke, and the mirrors, to present his key findings from this year’s festival.

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Wednesday
10 April 2019
8:00pm - 10:30pm

Speakin' Cajun - Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED

Poetry Circus and the Jennifer Ewan band are back with a brand new night of Cajun Music and Performance Poetry after their last highly successful event at the Traverse Theatre in January. Brace yourself for an exciting night of richly layered contemporary and Louisiana music and thought-provoking spoken word in this straight-from-the-bayou cabaret theatre extravaganza of words and melody. Whether you want to stomp in the swamp or ooze to the Cajun muse, it's time to grab a ticket and set your feet tapping and your imagination soaring.

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Thursday
11 April 2019
18:00 - 20:00

AMBIT: Photographies from Scotland [ Exhibtion Preview ]

23 Cockburn Street EH11BP

Exhibition Preview

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Saturday
18 May 2019
10:00 - 16:30

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

This Saturday workshop is a rare opportunity to spend time on the weaving floor of Dovecot Tapestry Studio. Founded over 100 years ago, Dovecot has created some of the most high profile tapestries of the past decade in collaboration with outstanding international artists. Now you can become part of the wonderful Dovecot atmosphere during this one-day weaving experience. Aimed at absolute beginners, the workshop introduces the traditional materials of a cotton warp and wool weft as well as the basic skills involved in creating a woven tapestry, highlighting a range of weaving techniques. You will receive expert tuition from professional weaver Fiona Hutchison and at the end of the day you are invited to sit back and admire your hard work with a glass of Dovecot fizz.

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Tuesday
9 July 2019
19:00 - 21:00

Physicality in Acting | 6 day workshop in Berlin | NIPAI

Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/events/390642948174558 PHYSICALITY IN ACTING | 6-days International Workshop 9-14 July, 2019 | Berlin - Germany The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, movement and physical theater. ​Details: https://www.physicalityinacting.com/berlin Early Bird is announced.

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Thursday
22 August 2019
09:00 - 18:00

13th World Biomarkers and Clinical Research Conference

40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor WC1A 2SE

Advancements in Biomarkers 2019 brings an opportunity to discuss and learn about the advancements in biomarker studies that access together a unique and international experts, scientists and decision makers both from academia and industry across the world to exchange their knowledge, research innovations & expertise in the arena of Biomarkers. It includes Keynote presentations, Poster presentations, Oral presentations (Speaker forum and Young research forum).

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Monday
26 August 2019
18:00 - 21:00

PHYSICAL ACTION ON STAGE [ 6-days International Workshop ]

Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin, Germany

PHYSICAL ACTION ON STAGE 6-days International Workshop 26-31 August, 2019 Berlin - Germany The international program aims at practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested in practical investigations of performance making and physical theater. Details: https://www.physicalityinacting.com/berlin-august

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Tuesday
19 November 2019
11:00 - 15:00

DigiMarCon World 2019 [ Digital Marketing Conference ]

Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere. DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates. For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com.

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