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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Wednesday
28 June 2017
18:00 - 21:00

Internet of Things Scotland: Meetup (IOT//SCT): IOT//EDI (Internet of Things) #22

CodeBase Argyle House, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland EH3 9DR United Kingdom

The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks. IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

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Wednesday
28 June 2017
18:30 - 21:00

ASCUS: Microscopy for Beginners 5 Week Course

ASCUS Summerhall, EH9 1 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

ASCUS Lab is starting their Microscopy for Beginners 5 Week Course later this month! For this they are inviting anyone interested in the microscopic world to join in making the invisible visible and get creative with the tools of science. For anyone wanting to know a little bit more about the microscopy available in #ASCUSLab before committing to our five week course, we currently have this SPECIAL OFFER available: FREE microscopy Induction - 6pm on Thursday 15th of June (usual price £10) More details are available on our website: http://bit.ly/2sK4A9f As a laboratory dedicated to experimentation in art and science we think this opportunity might be of interest to some of your members so please feel free to share these details with anyone you think it might be relevant to. No previous experience necessary!

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Thursday
29 June 2017
19:30 - 21:15

Art & Craft Collective: "Travelling Scots" Pop-Up Exhibition

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Newington

Featuring the work of David Dalzell - The Wandering Artist A member of the Society of Scottish Artists, and based in Edinburgh for 20 years, David has recently started travelling internationally, working as an artist and graphic designer to gain new experiences and widen his influences.

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Thursday
29 June 2017
11:00 - 15:30

ArtWorks Scotland: Care and Create - arts and older people

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church 25 Nicolson Square Edinburgh EH8 9BX

Care and Create will bring care professionals, artists and cultural organisations together to create a shared understanding of good practice and explore opportunities to work together. This event will include presentations of inspring arts projects for older people experiencing care, facilitated discussion sessions and a networking lunch. It will enable artists, cultural organisations and care professionals to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering creative projects in the care community, broaden their understanding of good practice and discuss ways of connecting and working together.

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Friday
30 June 2017
10:00 - 18:00

Glasgow Comic Con: 9 Panels - Comics Industry Conference

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom

Glasgow Comic Con is pleased to present the return of 9 Panels, an all-day industry conference. Whether you’re a student, amateur or semi pro, all aspiring comics creators can enjoy talks and workshops on a variety of topics, from making to marketing. You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your ideas to publishers, ask advice from experts covering all corners of the industry and mingle with like-minded delegates. Expect special guests.

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Friday
30 June 2017
16:30 - 18:00

Edinburgh International Film Festival : Write4Film

Traverse Theatre 10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh EH1 2ED

How easy is it to transition from one writing medium to another? Does a great play or novel always make a great screenplay? And how does the development process differ across different writing forms? This event will discuss the challenges of screenwriting for film, with a specific focus on writers who have successfully made the move from their original medium into film. We will focus on areas including generating ideas, changes in structure and the often lengthy development process of film.

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Saturday
1 July 2017
13:00 - 09:00

International Summer School of Physical Theatre

Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

DEAR STUDENTS AND FRIENDS! Summer School of Physical Theatre 2017 opens its doors for performers from all over the world, you are now invited to send in your registration for this year's event. July 1 - 8, 2017 Retzhof Castle - Austria We are welcoming dancers, choreographers, directors, actors, circus performers, movement practitioners with professional stage experience, interested in the practical research of Physical Theatre as a multidimensional approach to contemporary performing arts. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition, way from exercises to performance, - these are some elements of Ostrenko Brothers method, which you will explore during the program. You will get the opportunity to: * gain new tools and knowledge that enhance your creative artistic potential; * develop professional skills and expertise ; * meet new friends and partners from different corners of the world * generate new creative ideas and collaboration opportunities To apply for participation, please, read carefully program details and fill in the online Application Form: http://www.iugte.com/projects/summerschool The official arrival day is Saturday, July 2nd from 13:00. The departure day is Saturday, July 9th after breakfast at 9:00.

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Monday
3 July 2017
18:00 - 20:00

IPA/Thinkbox: How companies are using tech to build brands

IPA, London, SW1X 8QS

This IPA/Thinkbox event will feature practical insights into how brands have employed new technology and ad platforms without losing their focus on creativity or brand building. Experts from The Economist, OMD UK, and #IPASocialWorks will share their experiences of the key challenges and the best ‘test and learn’ approaches when combining creativity and technology. How can marketers use programmatic, optimisation and other digital tools to amplify crafted communications and brand values - not diminish them?

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Tuesday
4 July 2017

Just Festival: Against The Current

St John's Church (Princes Street/Lothian Road) and the Quaker Meeting House (Victoria Terrace)

2017 edition of Just Festival will be held under the theme #AgainstTheCurrent. We will host conversations, talks and performing arts events that present people, movements and ideas that challenge(d) the status quo. They will reflect on the three historic events and their anniversaries: 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and 70 years since India declared its independence. We will be joining all Festival participants in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Wednesday
5 July 2017
8:30 - 13:30

IPA Business Growth Conference

The British Library Knowledge Centre, London

his year’s IPA Business Growth Conference will look at how to develop the right behaviours to deliver commercial business success. With a mixture of inspiration and practical case studies from agency CEO and COOs, business growth consultants, and the world of elite sport, we will cover: How to grow your agency by growing your accounts How to talk the language of commercial value with clients How to capture a greater share of the value you create for your clients We will also present the findings and insights from the latest IPA / Scotwork Negotiation Capability Survey. £150+vat for IPA members £225+vat for non-members

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Tuesday
11 July 2017
10:30 - 16:30

Arts & Business Scotland: In Focus - Trusts & Foundations (Edinburgh)

Arts & Business Scotland 1st Floor, Rosebury House9 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ United Kingdom

This event will explore case studies from the sector and provide top tips in making applications as well as developing and maintaining your relationship with a trust. The session will include a networking lunch. The event will also include fundraising surgeries where feedback on either a case for support document or a draft funding application will be provided. The surgeries must be booked in advance, please email Ailsa for further information and to book your slot – ailsa.macfarlane@scotheritage.org

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Sunday
16 July 2017
13:00 - 14:00

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel Otley Road Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5PS

[ July 16th - 21st 2017 ] Led by the University of Leeds in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, this week-long residential course for arts managers and fundraisers is led by renowned academics and senior arts sector professionals. It offers a breadth of insight, ideas and skills in how to lead arts organisations, and achieve long-term fundraising success, in ever more challenging economic times. To complement other fundraising courses that teach the ‘nuts and bolts’ of fundraising, the Summer School focuses on arts fundraising and leadership, addressing key topics such as Cultural Policy, Managing Change, Building Resilience, Cultural Leadership and Changing Business Models. As well as a week of intensive study and practical activity, the Summer School also offers time out for reflection – a rare chance for delegates to step back from the day-to-day pressures to encourage and facilitate new thinking and strategic planning.

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Wednesday
19 July 2017
10:00 - 18:00

Surge: Procession as Performance - 3 day Masterclass

Surge presents 19th – 22nd July 2017 Procession as Performance – Masterclass Sculpting Public Space with the stilt theatrics of The Carpetbag Brigade Strut, Stand, Gyrate, Spin, Float, Turn, Anchor, Swing, Stilt with The Carpetbag Brigade! This 3 day master class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced stiltwalkers. Come taste a street theater approach to reclaim public space creating processions as performance art. The Merchant City Festival’s opening procession on July 22nd serves as the culminating event of the masterclass. This mini version of Carpetbag Brigade’s Open Society Project includes aspects of our acrostilt – butoh – contact vocabulary with still point scultpures, shared weight and open-air choreograph but the primary purpose is to develop ensemble cohesiveness on stilts and site responsive techniques of engagement.

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Wednesday
19 July 2017
9:00 - 10:30

Arts & Business Scotland: Cyber Security: What You Need To Know - Business Briefing (Edinburgh)

Arts & Business Scotland 1st Floor, Rosebery House 9 Haymarket Terrace EH12 5EZ Edinburgh United Kingdom

The scope of cyber security has never been so prevalent as almost every business is potentially at threat from the wide range of cyber threats. This session will provide an overview of the key foundational building blocks required to stay safe online so you can keep both yourself and your clients safe. The session will cover: Current threat landscape How to prepare a cyber resilience strategy Lessons learned from the recent ‘Wannacry’ virus. Preparing for GDPR This briefing is ideally suited for those working in an environment with any online presence or interactions.

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Saturday
29 July 2017

Edinburgh Blues ‘n’ Rock Festival

After the resounding success of the 2016 Edinburgh Blues ‘n’ Rock Festival, the festival is back at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 29 July 2017 with the following line-up: -MIKE SANCHEZ BAND - ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, RHYTHM & BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO BAND -THE PRETTY THINGS -THE STEVIE NIMMO TRIO -MIRACLE GLASS COMPANY -GERRY JABLONSKI & THE ELECTRIC BAND -MIRROR SPEAKS THE TRUTH -THE DEKE McGHEE BAND -BLACK CAT BONE Tickets are available for £25 or £20 for Edinburgh Blues Club members online at:https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/275287 and all Edinburgh Blues Club shows.

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Wednesday
9 August 2017
13:30 - 14:30

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Fringe Central: Lecture Theatre Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Corner of Windmill and Chapel Streets, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants and the wider arts sector. Led by a panel of students, alongside alumni and staff from Queen Margaret University’s Media, Communication and Performing Arts Division. This discussion will offer perspectives and insights on the relevance and challenges of presenting live performance in a digital age, examining where writing, performance and production skills can blend with digital and online media.

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Friday
18 August 2017
12:30 - 14:30

The Future Voice of Theatre Critics

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Corner of Windmill and Chapel Streets, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants and the wider arts sector. Come and hear from Scotland's new network of Young Critics (16-21) reviewing work across Scotland. Learn about the training, tools and insights they developed at an international exchange, and how they adapted these for their own context, creativity and voice as a critic. There will also be a chance to hear from the professionals, venues and companies involved and network with the project partners and participants.

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Wednesday
6 September 2017
9:20 - 15:30

Sustainable Building 2017 - creating homes and communities for the future

Saracen House, Glasgow

Sustainability is a crucial factor within the modern construction process and the creation of new homes and communities as we as the infrastructure that serves them. This reflects a wider cultural prioritisation of low carbon, environmentally responsible credentials. Given the size and scale of construction activity within the housing and social housing sectors recently and over the coming years, improvements in this area can have a dramatic impact on social and environmental objectives. This has also driven the demand for the new communities and the thousands of new homes which have been promised to be delivered to a higher standard with contractors expected to add social, economic and environmental value and sustainability. This conference will not only consider the incorporation of sustainable principles within the construction processes of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing stock, from changes in public policy to the evolution and innovation in design, the development of new materials, the creation of jobs and apprenticeships within these new communities but it will also examine the progress made towards reaching Scotland's ambitious housing targets and what needs to be done to ensure these are met.

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Tuesday
19 September 2017
9:00 - 13:00

Muckle Media: Edinburgh Free Muckle Media strategic PR planning workshop

Conference House 152 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EB

To launch their new in-house planning tool, Muckel Media are hosting a series of workshops across Scotland and inviting in-house PR and marketing teams to join them to work through a live brief and develop a strategic plan. This half day morning session will cover objective setting, audience identification, strategy development, channel planning and evaluation.

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Tuesday
19 September 2017
13:00 - 17:00

Muckle Media: Edinburgh Free Muckle Media creative brainstorm workshop

Conference House 152 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EB

Muckle Media is hosting a brainstorm session to help equip communicators with the tools and techniques needed to come up with cracking creative ideas. The afternoon will involve working on a live brief and using Muckle Media’s approach to brainstorming to develop a creative ideas plan. The event will also allow for networking with peers and inspire attendees to think creatively in their approach to PR, social media and marketing.

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Thursday
12 October 2017
9:00 - 16:00

Museums Galleries Scotland: Conference 2017 Inequalities - Bridging the Gap

The MGS' conference aims to offer a cost effective platform through which Scotland’s museums and galleries can network and engage with practical and relevant content, helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against the National Strategy aims and objectives. The overarching theme of our 2017 Conference will be Inequalities: Bridging the Gap and it will focus on the work that museums are doing to address inequalities.

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Wednesday
25 October 2017
09:00 - 13:00

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets

Central Edinburgh

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets Wednesday, 25th October 2017 Central Edinburgh This event is CPD Certified Guest of Honour: Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group This timely seminar will discuss next steps for growing Scotland’s creative economy - and will bring out priorities being discussed in the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting in September. Delegates will discuss key issues relating to skills and the creative workforce in the context of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union and priorities for developing effective partnership working - between educational institutions and the creative industries, and internationally - in furnishing the skilled workforce needed to underpin the sector. They will also consider the way forward for policy, and the industry itself, to enable Scotland’s creative economy to seize opportunities in new markets and support the growth of creative hubs throughout Scotland - including the role of local authorities in the context of the range of City Deals being developed in Scotland. Further sessions assess what more needs to be done by relevant sector agencies such as Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to provide targeted support - including for SMEs who comprise much of the sector - customised for the needs of individual businesses. At this early stage, we are delighted that Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group; Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh; David Brew, Board Member, Creative Scotland and MG Alba; Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Rosina Robson, Director of Nations and Regions, PACT and Claire Stewart, Director, Creative Edinburgh have agreed to speak. Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Convener, Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee will be chairing the first session. To view the full agenda or to book on please click here.

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Thursday
26 October 2017
8:30 - 14:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017

National Museum of Scotland LOTHIAN STREET ENTRANCE , EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF

The Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference is a key event in Edinburgh’s tourism calendar bringing digital and technology businesses together with tourism businesses to identify opportunities to use digital technology to meet the changing expectations of Scotland’s digital tourists

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
10:00 - 19:45

Future Games Summit 2017

[ October 31st - November 1st ] Taking place across both days of the conference, the Develop Live Game Jam will bring together teams of developers for a game development challenge on site - who can make the best game within the brief in 48 hours?

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Friday
24 November 2017
09:00 - 21:00

Short Sharp Shizz: For Women Who Mean Business

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

A Shizzinar is a spectacular gathering of women from all walks of life who have come together to connect, share, explore, laugh, learn and grow together in shizzness. In ‘Short Sharp Shizz’ the focus is on women in business and in organisations. Women who have ideas and want to make them happen. Women who see potential and want to bring it into reality. Women seeking to develop their capacity for leadership, learning and managing change. Women who have skills and want to deploy them to more powerful effect. Women who want to take their business, team, organisation or skill to another level and get their shizz together without delay.

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Saturday
16 December 2017
09:00 - 20:00

International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

Austria, Retzhof Castle

International Conference : "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The conference offers the unique opportunity: to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice; to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage; to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment. The conference creates the unique encounter of different arts in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and offers a great platform for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to find new collaboration partners from all continents! The conference working language is English. At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Register and submit your proposal here: http://www.performingartsconference.org/registration

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