BEYOND - where creativity meets R&D

A conference from 20 - 21 October 2021, where thinkers, makers, investors and researchers across the creative industries come together to explore the relationship between creative research and business innovation. Join us in Belfast and online for the 4th annual BEYOND.


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BEYOND 2021 will take the theme of place to look at how the Creative Industries are forming the heart of new vibrant cultural and creative economies.

This year’s conference will explore the role of creativity and creative tech in forming and navigating new places. There is a big space opening for the Creative Industries to lead the way with mission driven research and innovation to reimagine, reinvent and reinvigorate place.

Planned as a hybrid conference, BEYOND 2021 offers live and catch-up sessions online or in person, as delegates and speakers are welcome in Belfast to experience a bespoke programme of activities, with location-based immersive experiences, networking, receptions and more, plus of course lots of fine Northern Irish hospitality.

Titanic Belfast, BEYOND venue for 2021


 2 DAYS OF BEYOND A lively programme of sessions including keynotes, presentations, roundtables, showcases & demos

 50+ SPEAKERS From established names to exciting new voices, a diverse range of perspectives from the UK and beyond

 CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH Explore the very latest R&D in the showcase and poster exhibitions with the world’s top creative researchers

 MEET THE MAKERS Meet and find out more about the Immersive Futures Lab exhibitors and their R&D projects that are being showcased at BEYOND

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Don’t miss a lively two day programme of 50+ expert speakers, with keynotes, panel discussions think pieces and provocations, Q&As and a showcase of leading projects and research.