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10 December   Milan, Bicocca PhD programme

4 December     Cultural Leadership seminar, QMUL

16 November  Creative Asia, Almaty, Khazakstan

14 November  Knowledge curation as an embeded process (Urban Laboratory series) UCL

30.October      Understanding and supporting innovation in the cultural and creative industries Internationale Fachkonferenz, Ministry or Work and Energy, Berlin

24 Oct             Creative industries as transdisciplinary field, Singapore

19.October      The value/s of Creative hubs, Dept of new media and coms, NUS,  Singapore

17.October      Experience of creative hubs, Aliwel Arts Centre, Singapore

17.September Creative hubs,  Singapore

4.July              Creativity, Knowledge, Cities Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol.

25.May            Review of report of heritage and culture and regeneration, Council of Europe, Paris                     

27.April           The digital and cultural industries, Mexico Guadalarja

19.April           The Creative economy and cities, China, Suzhou

10.April           Researching cultuiral policy making, New Orleans, USA

29.May            Khazakstan, British Council, Almaty and Astana

27.May            Creative Cities summit, Westminster

26 May            CoE report , heritage and culture and regeneration , House of Lords, Westminster, hearing

9. Feb              Milan Biccoca. PhD porgramme

29.Jan              Turin , Series of lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”


Nov 30-Dec 3, Guadalajara, Mexico. UNESCO special expert group on urban cultural policy and sustainability

Nov 22-26, Astana , Khazaksthan, British Council expert group on cultural mapping

Oct 20-25th, Presentations at 4th Urals Art Fair, Yekatarinburg Russia, on precarious labour and the arts, and on world city of culture metrics

Oct 12-13 Hull, Spaces and Flows conference, keynote lecture on culture, cities and policy

Oct 4-6 Zurich Art School, Seminar on Culture, creativity, Asia and Europe. Paper on creativity and knowledge


Sept 11-13th RC21 of International Sociological Association session on culture and cities.

Aug 14-20 Singapore. Lecture at NUS on policy for the cultural economy and cities. Lecture on the Cultural economy, and Advisory work for Singapore Management University on developing a new programme on Cultural Policy.

July 23- Aug 1 Brazil, series of lectures on the creative economy (with Prof G. Crossick) to academics an policy makers in Porto Allegre, Rio de Janerio, and Sao Paulo.

July 12-13 Barcelona, lecture at Montreal HEC- Barcelona creative management summer school

April 20-21 Seminar on labour and the precarious economy, Portsmouth University

May 27-30 Aarhus, Denmark. Meeting of the Council of Europe on Culture, Heritage and Regeneration.

Presentation of draft briefing paper.

Feb 7th Briefing DCMS on industrial strategy

Jan 29-30 Turin, Series of lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy

for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”


November 18-27 Vietnam. Research for British Council /Vietnam Government on Creative Hubs.

Oct 3-6 Washington DC, lecture to Latin American Development Bank and the creative economy.

September 22-29 Mexico City, Urban Experimental Laboratory key note lecture (with Charles Landry) on creative


September 15-17 Prato, Italy: UNCTAD expert seminar on cultural economy

July 5th-10th Seoul, South Korea, presentation on gentrification and culture for Korean Artists Group; and lecture

on intrenationalisation and the art gallery business to Art School.

June 27-July 2 New Dehli, India. AHRC meeting on UK India research projects

June 21-21 Vallolodid, Spain, Association of cultural economics: keynote on the future of cultural economics

30 May, Cambridge, Seminar at CRASSH cities seminar series

21 May, ZHdK/CSM workshop, London on ‘curating urban policy’ (I organised this)

27 march- April 3 , San Francisco, AAG conference, special session organised on the creative economy and


Feb 1-2nd Turin, Series of lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy

for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”

Jan 28th Creative Hubs symposium. London

Jan 21-24th Singapore Art Fair, presentation. Art in the Urban Age


December 1-4th, Guadalajara, Mexico. Panlel on cultural policy at the FIL international book festival; also a lecture on art crticism and participation in the arts.

Nov 26-29th, Seoul, South Korea, Keynote on cultural gentrifictaion at Artists, Gentrification and Urban Regeneration; and Lecture on the globalisation of museums

Nov 16th, Bristol GoS Cities Foresight, Final report and feedback.

Nov 6th, Bristol, The Rooms REACT hub final event. Spoke on two panels: knowledge transfer and national policy debates, and CWL insights on KT.

Sept 11th Warwick, Warwick-Melbourne Seminar on  the Cultural Economy Network

August 25-30, Oxford, conference on Economic Geography. Innovation and knowledge exchange

July 10th Manchester, interview on BBC Newsnight at Manchester International Festival

June 5-8th, Ohid, Macedonia, The cultural economy and cultural labour, challenges of policy making.

May 14th-16th , Athens, Cultural policy, cities and the recession, Acropolis Museum

May 7-8th, 2015, Berlin, Erkner, International conference “Creativity in arts and sciences: collective processes from a spatial perspective”, my paper on 4 modes of knowledge transfer in hubs

April 29-30th, Glasgow, Urban Studies Fellowship seminar (Cecila Dinardi)

April 20-16th 2015 Chicago, USA. AAG conference. Paper on fab labs, and paper on creative cities and the South

March 14-16 2015 Hong Kong, Seminar at Art Basel

Feb 28th-March 5th, Shanghai,  AHRC seminar  at the ‘Great Britian’ expo.

January 2015 Turin, Italy. Series of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”


Nov 21 Milan, EXPO event

Oct 23-24 Berlin, ‘Re-telling the history of the cultural industries policy’, WZB

October 21 London, Arts and Cultural Forum. Arts and culture : changing roles in regeneration

Oct 16-17 Milan, URBER-QUASI PhD commission, Università Milano - Bicocca

Oct 2-3 Florence, Unesco world forum on Culture and Cultural Industries. Presentation: Financing culture: a culture bank?

July 28-9 Prato, UNESCO experts Cultural economy network workshop; and presentation to Prato regional agencies on the UNESCO creative cities network, Monash University Centre, Prato.

July 26-27, Venice, Architecture Biennale; ‘weekend special workshop’ on globalisation culture and cities. Creative Hubs, Arsenale; organised by Zurich School of the Arts.

July 19-24, Osaka, Association of Urban Creative 3rd annual conference, Osaka City University, panel chair

June 30, London, Pre-report presentation of Foresight The future of cities papers. The future of Cities and Culture

June 24-25, Berlin, Knowledge exchange networks, Freie University, School of Business and Economics; presentation, and advisory on project

June 18-20, Milan, advisory panel to Milan 2015 Expo: Presentation : The value/s of the creative city

April 28-20, Galway , Ireland. advisory on European City of Culture bid, Galway University

March 25-27, New York, panel on creative economy and cities, City of New York University Graduate School (CUNY)

Mar 12  London, AHRC Creative economy show case, Presentation on Creative Hubs and the CWL project.

Feb 12-17 New Orleans, Learning from the creative city; lessons for New Orleans?; and PhD seminar, Tulane University.

Feb 9th-10 Turin, Visiting professor: , Series of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”

Feb 3 London, Creative Works Laboratory. Knowledge exchange and Hubs: Mare Street to the World

Jan 21st London, Launch of the 2013 UNESCO Creative Economy report at City University. Panel discussion


November 13-15th: World Cities Culture Summit, Istanbul, Turkey (BOP/GLA)


November 17th: Panel 'What's the value of cultural policy' to celebrate Dave O'Brien's new book, City University


October 10th-11th : 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Berlin 


October 21-23: Cultural Economy, Sustainable Development and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. A workshop hosted by UNESCO, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Monash University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

October 16-17th: 'Promoting sustainable development through culture:current status, challenges and prospect, International Forum on Culture and Development, Seoul, South Korea, Korean National Commission for UNESCO

October 29th: UTC - 40 years anniversary colloquium on innovation, Sorbonne, Paris, France


web cast available here:  my part is at 74 minutes.

September 13th: 'The spectre of the creative industries' , Cultural Policy Under New Labour AHRC seminarLeeds University, 

September 9th-10th: 'Let's face the music and dance'. Austerity and the cultural economy., The Arts Economy conference, International Sociological Association, Sociology of the Arts RC37Sheffield Unviersity

April : Research, Creativity and Business 2: Making the Extraordinary, CASS business school , City University. 

March: Medellin, Colombia, British Council

March: Milan, Paolo Fresco Lecture at Università Bocconi. “Athena’s Mirror: Culture, Creativitiy, Cities, Contradictions”


March :Milan: URBEUR at Dip. Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Università Milano - Bicocca, "creative industries, cities and governance

Feburary : Berlin: Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, executive seminars on topics associated with the creative city, and creative city policies

January: TurinSeries of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”


December : Kyoto, Japan:  Doshisha University

November:University of Florence , creative cities and policy making, and its problems

November:International Biennial of Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Florence, organised by the Florens Foundation : local capacity building, the creative industries and the development agenda

November: RSA conference, London: Culture and recession

October: Montreal, Canada. “Innovative Districts” the event was a unique initiative of McGill University and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), in partnership with the City of Montreal. 

July: Berlin: culture as engine, keynote at Akademie der Kundst, Berlin

July: Paris. Sciences Po, keynote on the recession and the creative economy, Association of urban creativity, 1st annual conference.

June: Quito and Asuncion: keynote lecture for WIPO and national governments of Paraguay and Ecuador and author’s rights society of Latin America, on copyright and the creative industries,

June: Strasbourg, Lecture on cultural intermediaries, CNRS conference on intermediaries and creative industries

June: Creative Industries: Design for innovation conference on 27 June in Westminster

May: Montreal: lecture on proximity and creative clusters, to Promixity Conference, Montreal HEC

April: Shanghai, World Cities Culture Report pre-launch event. Lecture on world cities and culture

March: TCCE conference, British Library, on knowledge exchange and the creative econmoy

February: Santiago de Compostella, on cultural policy and clustering 


December: Milan

November: Hamburg

October: Florence

October: Geneva, WIPO

September: Turin

July: expert advisory Nigeria, British Council

July: lecture on ‘IPR and cultural industries’: British Council High Level UK-Sino expert meeting, July 11-13

see BC link

July 5-9: Montreal HEC Summer School, Montreal, Canada. Presentations on ‘neo-liberalism and the creative city’, and ‘London as a creative city’.

See links to HEC summer school blog

June : “The qualities of innovation: or, how newness enters the world”, Keynote presentation at launch of the Culture-Society-Innovation Hub,  School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds. June 16th

May: Can Western consumers really help development by buying ‘world music’?  Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) symposium, Cultural consumers and copyright, KCL. 19 May

March: Two presentations on : the conceptualisation; and, the measurement of the creative industries at a Regional Training Seminar supported by the Creative Industries Section of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, The European Union, and the International Trade Commission. St Lucia (March 29-31).

March: Transformationsräume, Kultur und Kreativität Auftaktsymposium Oberhafen HafenCity, March 25-7th.   Keynote presentation- Transformations of the cultural economy,


December: "Creative Cities: Enabling the practices of urban creativity”, The International Symposium on City, Culture and Society - Reinventing the City for Cultural Creativity and Social Inclusion". Osaka City University, Japan on December 15-17, 2010

November: “The creative city?”,  Institute for Urban Design , ETH Zürich, Switzerland. November 4. 2010

October: October: “The cultural economy, creative organisations and the cityinta.pdf World Urban Development Congress INTA 34, workshop 1: Community of Competences on Workspace Urbanism, Oct 25-26, 2010. San Sebastián. Spain.

September: Torino, Series of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development”  13-14th September

September: ‘Reputation work/the work of reputation’: Work employment and society conference, Brighton, 7-8th September

July: panel on ‘Creative Cities after the Fall of Finance’, International Sociological Association Annual Conference, Gothenburg, 12th July

June: Copenhagen Association of cultural economists international (ACEI) Conference, Panel “Cultural, creative or experience Industries – what difference does it make?” June 11th

June: Barcelona,  International Congress "Postmetropolis", Governance of the Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century. Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). June 9th (7-11th)

May: Keynote lecture ‘Constructing an evidence base for research and governance of the cultural and creative industries: reflections on the last decade’. public launch of the RCCIL database on 11th May 2010 at City University London   A video of this presentation

April: Global Cities and the Creative Economy, Annual Global and World Cities (GaWC) lecture, 28th April, 2010, Loughborough University

March: talk on theme of ‘Local and European production in a world of global markets’ at EUROPEAN FORUM ON CULTURAL INDUSTRIES, March 29-30th, Barcelona

March: key note paper at Creative City Forum, Mannheim, March 24th

March: Cultural policy round table: Advisory on Arts Council England strategic framework, March 6th


December: Creative cities: Tensions within and between social, cultural and economic development. A critical reading of the UK experience. Departmental Seminar, Department of Geography, University of Woollongong, Sydney (forthcoming in Cities, Culture and Society)

November: Governance and the cultural industries, keynote at conference on Governance and the Cultural Industries, Leipzig

November: Special expert seminar, WIPO, the cultural industries and IPR, Geneva

November: LSE Urban Programme, London regeneration seminar: Tate Modern: testing the limits to regeneration (forthcoming in Cities, Culture and Society)

October: Talk at ESRC and DCMS supported seminar – ‘Museums, the cultural industries & social inclusion: outlining & unearthing alternative perspectives’, Sackler Centre of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

October: meeting of the Media Cluster Research Group in London (organised by R.Picard) : The London media cluster

September: Series of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Turin on the creative economy and policy, Turin

July: Creative cities, UNESCO creative cities network, Seoul, South Korea

May: The multiple dimensions of clustering in the Advertising, Film and Television industries in Britain.

ESF seminar, Rotterdam

May: Governing by numbers: mapping the cultural industries, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

April: The cultural industries and copyright, Goethe Institute, Brussels

April: Cultural and creative industries summit, Brussels

March: Creative Cities?, Ove Arup, London

March: Music and Copyright, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

January: World cities and the cultural economy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Interview about venture capital: chilli media, Taiwan


November: seminar Dept of Human and Economic Geography, Gothenberg, Sweden

November: “Culture and Creative Industries Policies: Linking Production and Consumption” or, ‘Why not to build a contemporary art gallery (by a starchitect, in an old power station, next to some water with a bridge)’ at ‘L’attractivité : Maîtrise du temps et de l’espace’, Colloque International PUCA-CRETEIL-TVES, Paris

September: lecture on cultural industries policy in London, Berlin

September: Series of  lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Turin on the creative economy and policy, Turin

August: (with Tarek Virani) A Precarious Culture: An examination into the nature of employment in the music industry. RGS annual conference, London

August: Creative cities; and, Creative economy and development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

July: 1st  European Conference on Cultural and Creative Economy, Brussels  , Details

June: Urbanisation in the US: Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona.

May: Creative cities, Urban Development Group, London  See video

May: Artists and precarious labour, Cultural Studies Association of America, New York

April: Releasing creativity event, Kingston University

February: Creative industries: 10 years on, Open University, Milton Keynes. Info and video

February: paper given to, The Social Effects of Culture, organized by the Boekman Foundation in co-operation with the Directorate General Culture and Media of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague

January: Methodology for the Creative Economy Report, UNCTAD High level meeting, Geneva


December: The creative economy and regional policy, Leeds, National Creative Industries Conference, Keynote

November: Creative industries debate, The Bargehouse, South Bank (transcript to follow).

October: Creative cities: a critical view, University of Osaka, Creative cities symposium, Keynote.

September: Series of 5 lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Turin on the creative economy and policy, Turin

June: The state of the cultural economy, Gulbenkian 50th Anniversary lecture, Lisbon. Report and video

June: Methodologies for the cultural industries, Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich

May: The cultural industries and policy, German Presidency Event, Berlin . Download presentation

April: The cultural economy and cities, Copenhagen Business School. Info

April: British Sociological Association annual conference: new media and new work, London


December: The cultural industries research agenda, Edinburgh, Cultural Industries Research Network, ESRC event

December: New media and the city, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

December: The internationalisation of the film industry, Queensland University

October: Cultural clusters: the European experience, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

October: Cultural industries and policy, Beijing

September: Advanced producer services and the cultural economy, Toulouse University

May: Advertising and creativity, Dept of Geography, Southampton University

March: Cultural clusters, Osaka University

March: The cultural industries in London, Barcelona City Council/ University of Barcelona

January: The creative class: a critique, Manchester University


November: The cultural industries: organisation and policy, Copenhagen Business School

October: Cultural industries and local authorities in Europe, Les Recontres (Association of European cities and regions for culture), Liverpool

October: Culture and creativity- the advertising industry, Special seminar at School of Economics and Business Administration, Reykjavik, Iceland

September: The film industry, an example of a cultural commodity chain, RGS annual conference, London

April: The governance of the cultural industries, AAG conference, Denver, USA

March: Work, Organisation, Place: the case of the new media industry, International Labour Process Conference, Glasgow

March: Key note presentation to a conference on ‘Creative Cities and Creative Industries’ Kyoto University, Japan

January: ‘The UK advertising industry’ Departmental Seminar, Newcastle University


December: ‘Growth and change in the cultural industries’, Key centre for cultural industries, QUT, Brisbane, Australia

September: ‘Defining, measuring and benchmarking the cultural industries: the cultural industries production web approach’, Special lecture to Hong Kong creative industry leaders

May: ‘Cultural capital: finding money that is smart enough for culturepaper, World Social Forum, Barcelona

April: 'Creative clusters: a critical perspective' RTN European urban research network, LSE


December: ‘Approaching the analysis of cultural policy and the cultural industries’, AHRB special seminar on cultural policy research, Glasgow University

September: ‘The cultural industries production web: implications for policy and analysis’, Cities Institute seminar, Westminster University

September: ‘The regionalisation of cultural industries policy’, Hong Kong University

July: ‘Policy and data issues associated with the provision of working spaces for artists’: Tate Modern/creating places conference

June: ‘The rich tapestry’. Key note presentation to a special seminar of the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) on the relationship between academic research and policy in the creative industries

May: ‘A cool look at the ‘New economy’’, ESRC seminar on the New Economy, Nottingham University

April: ‘Production chains in the cultural industries’, evidence to the Mayor’s commission on creative industries,

April: ‘The creative industries production chain: presentation’, to a seminar at the London Development Agency (LDA) on research in the creative industries

March: ‘ New media and urban change’ Departmental Seminar, Geography, Southampton

Feb: ‘New media networks, virtual and material, and place: Regional  Studies meeting

on the  new economy, London


December: ‘The new economy, consumption and innovation’. Special seminar: Brisbane, Australia

November: ‘Key note presentation on creative clusters at the First 'creative clusters' conference’ Sheffield

October: ‘Creative destruction: new media in San Francisco’, Newcastle University/CURDS anniversary conference

April: ‘The cultural industries: problems of cross-national comparison’. American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles , British 2017

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