The 2012 conference focused on the opportunities offered by the changing landscape in education policy and funding, notwithstanding the challenges ahead.
The event was a great success, leading on from the conference dinner which took place on 7th February in the Kings Library at the British Library.
The keynote speakers were as follows (view transcripts/presentations via the pdfs below):
Simon Fanshawe: Writer, broadcaster, chair of the governing Council of Sussex University and campaigner for difference and diversity issues
Steve Moffitt: CEO, A New Direction
Emma Hunt: Chair, CHEAD (and member of the Parliamentary Design Commission), Dean of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield
Steve Besley: Head of Policy (UK and International) Pearson
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Panel: ‘Where to next? On route to the future of creative education’
Chair: Andy Westwood, Chief Executive, Guild HE
Lizzie Crump, Co-ordinator, Cultural Learning Alliance
Kate O’Connor, Executive Directive (Deputy CEO), Skillset
Elizabeth Rouse, Deputy Rector Academic ,University of the Arts London
Wes Streeting, Chief Executive, the Helena Kennedy Foundation
Workshop presentations are also available to view online.