Join us for the first Digital Works Conference
After 7 years of Digital Works podcasts, newsletters and events, we’re very excited to present our first ever Digital Works Conference.
The theme of the Conference is Curiosity, because we believe that being curious is the starting point for every successful example of great digital work.
The word ‘digital’ covers a huge and diverse range of work in the cultural sector, and our Conference programme will speak to that breadth. It has been designed to deliver inspiration, insight, new ideas, and practical approaches as well as sparking discussion and debate.
To do this we have a brilliant line-up of speakers from both in and out of the sector, who will be sharing their experiences, expertise and unique perspectives.
Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Specialist, Social Entrepreneur and Broadcaster
Senior Consultant, AEA Consulting
Head of Experience & Digital, V&A
Dr Francesca Sobande
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Studies, Cardiff University
Vice President; Digital Consumer Engagement, The LEGO Group
Wednesday 24th April
We’ll welcome delegates from 9.15am for teas, coffees, and networking. The first session will start at 10am.
A decade of digital: reflections on a transformational journey at the V&A
- Kati Price Head of Experience & Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum
The journey to 1 million digital subscribers: navigating the 21st century transformation of a 140-year-old organisation
- Aled John Director, FT Strategies
Funding reimagined: digitally-enabled dialogues and transformative partnerships
- Hilary Knight Senior Consultant, AEA Consulting
- Fran Sanderson Director of Arts Programmes and Investments, Nesta
- Helen Page Global brand and business leader
- Nick Sherrard Partner, Label Ventures
Navigating digital power: pitfalls, questions, and considerations explored
- Dr Francesca Sobande Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Studies, Cardiff University
- Dominique Barron Design Researcher, Careful Industries
- temi lasade-anderson PhD candidate, King’s College London, and Fellow at the Centre of Advanced Internet Studies
- Katie Moffat Director of Sector Strategy, Substrakt
Beyond bricks and mortar: why digital audiences matter
- Anna Rafferty Vice President: Digital Consumer Engagement, The LEGO Group
- Alex Bayley Chief Marketing Officer, National Theatre
- Jane Finnis Consultant Director, The Audience Agency
- Nik Wyness Head of Marketing and Engagement, The Tank Museum
The digital canvas: global perspectives on the creative potential of digital
- Robin McNicholas Founder and Creative Director, Marshmallow Laser Feast
- Samantha King Head of Programme, VIVE Arts
- Derek Richards Head of Broadcast and Digital, The Roundhouse
- Egill Sæbjörnsson Visual artist and musician
- Annette Mees Artistic Director, Audience Labs
From numbers to action: driving change with digital insights
- Oliver Mantell Director of Evidence & Insights, The Audience Agency
- Christina Østerby Commercial Director, Royal Opera House
- Aled John Director, FT Strategies
- Katy Ashton Director, People’s History Museum
The need for digital imagination
- Seb Chan CEO, ACMI
Thursday 25th April
We’ll welcome delegates from 9am for teas, coffees, and networking. The first session will start at 9.30am.
Reality check: navigating the impact of inaccessible products and services
- Shani Dhanda Broadcaster, activist and entrepreneur
Designing for impact: what sets apart truly effective digital brands?
- Daniel Alcorn Design Lead, Substrakt and Co-Founder, Birmingham Design Festival
- Priyjah Paramasivam Design Director, Ragged Edge
- Nicola Place Co-Founder, Studio Build
- Further speakers to be announced
Understanding motivation: a journey into human behaviour and decision-making in digital environments
- Richard Shotton Author and Consultant
Context is everything: bad patterns & best practice for digital journeys
- Craig Sullivan CEO, Optimize or Die
Thinking like a publisher: unlocking the value of editorial content
- Matt Locke Director, Storythings
- Danny Birchall Freelance Content Strategist
- Zosia Poulter Content Strategist, Substrakt
- Chris Sullivan Freelance content producer and strategist
From horror to harmony: a fast-paced journey through the reality of delivering digital projects
- David Cotton Web Editor and Developer, Henry Moore Foundation
- Eva Liparova Freelance product strategist
- Glen Docherty Director of Delivery, Substrakt
- Lindsey Cook Director of Communications, Marketing & External Relations, Garsington Opera
Digital marketing unwrapped: insights from Capacity Interactive's benchmark analysis
- Priya Iyer Doshi President, Capacity Interactive
Designing for all: the Exception Method for inclusive design
- Ruby Steel Founder, Studio Exception
Digital-first realities: insights from Watershed
- Clare Reddington CEO, Watershed
What is Digital Works?
Digital Works is a programme of content and events on all things digital, specifically for the arts and culture sector. We bring a range of people together to have timely and exciting conversations, to collect insights and to share best practice.
It was created by digital agency Substrakt in 2016, to provide additional support and enrich digital practice and learning for both their clients and the arts and culture sector more broadly.
The programme provides a lively and welcoming space to collectively learn from digital successes (and failures), discuss emerging trends and keep up to date with the most important news, products and innovations.