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THE CONFERENCE FOR CREATORS

2 MAY 2018

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One day of stories and conversations with groundbreaking inventors, designers, creators and doers. Come, engage and be inspired to start Making. In the spirit of the theme, we’ll be donating 100% of the ticket sales to We Are Stripes, the organisation that works to create opportunities for individuals from ethnic backgrounds in the creative industries. Here’s to more diverse creators and stories being told.

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Speakers and Panelists

The Making London lineup features 20+ influential design, community and storytelling experts.


Julius is a 22 year old South-East Londoner native who loves music and Manchester United (a bit too much). Which has fortunately had an amazing impact on his career, as he has been able to work with brands such as Adidas sport and elevate within his career. Julius has 6 years experience in this adventurous world we all know as Branding & Marketing, a DIY go getter with a love for sport and fashion .

JULIUS ROY-MACAULEY

Producer at Adidas and Co-Founder of MG Clothing

Lauren Bowker is founder of THE UNSEEN, an innovation, product, development and technology licensing company comprising of talent across design, science and technology. She is also Science editor at Large for DAZED digital, visiting lecturer at the RCA and Winner of the WGSN innovation futures award. HClub100 list 2015 and 2017, The British Fashion Council and Innovate UK winner of digital innovation in fashion, Fast Companies most wanted creative in business and one of Creative Reviews top 50 creative’s in industry. For world environment day June 2017 Lauren was invited to the UN Embassy in Washington DC to present at the global climate change summit. STEM ambassador, Lauren also sits on the Board for the European Council for the Internet of Things.

LAUREN BOWKER

Founder of The Unseen and Science Editor at Large for DAZED

Scott Cohen is the founder of digital distribution pioneer The Orchard.  The Orchard is the world’s leading distributor of music, film and video with operations in 30 global territories. 

In early 2016, Scott Cohen co-founded the Cyborg Nest with Liviu Babitz.  The Cyborg Nest intelligently designs new senses.  The first sense developed, called the North Sense, provides the sense of the electromagnetic field of the planet.

On December 14, 2016, Cohen and Babitz became the first people to permanently attach the North Sense by inserting two titanium rods in their chests and attaching a circuit board with over 200 components.
 
Scott is a human rights activist and strict vegan.  No meat, fish, cheese, milk, honey, leather, wool or anything else derived from an animal.

SCOTT COHEN

Co-Founder at Cyborg Nest and The Orchard

Scarlett Montanaro is a Creative at 18 Feet and Rising, the first agency in the UK to be awarded B Corp status. Beyond the walls of the agency, she co-founded the social enterprise CRACK + CIDER, a shop that allows the public to buy essential items for the homeless which has since launched in London, New York and San Francisco. She's also a guest lecturer at University of the Arts London on the subject of Creativity for Good and blogs for The Huffington Post on topics including entrepreneurialism, homelessness and diversity in the advertising industry.

SCARLETT MONTANARO

Creative at 18 Feet & Rising and Co-Founder of CRACK + CIDER

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning campaigner. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for a decade most recently with Oxfam GB. She set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009 providing products and services to do craftivism using her ‘gentle protest’ approach. She works with arts institutions, the charity sector, academic as well as unexpected collaborations such as with organisations Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema and regularly gives talks around the world. Her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released October 2013 and is on it’s second print run. Her book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is out October 2017.

SARAH CORBETT

 Founder of Craftivist Collective

Olivia started out when she set up a record label on her year out from uni, a passion for business led Olivia to complete internships at BBH and Google before landing at Grey London and now fulfilling her current Account Manager role at VICE media: she's worked across campaigns for Panasonic, Beats by Dre, Bose, Jacob's and adidas. Olivia also runs Madland Hack on Facebook to support BAME marketeers already working in the industry reach their full potential and has recently started Dish, a podcast aiming to elevate the voices of British creatives.

OLIVIA CROOKS

Marketing specialist at Vice Media and Founder of Madland Hack

 Paula Akpan is the co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project, an award-winning photography campaign and international workshop programme, and is one of the founding directors of Black Girl Festival, the UK's first arts and & cultural festival celebrating black women and girls. She is also the social media editor at gal-dem, an online and print magazine comprised entirely of women of colour.

Paula Akpan is the co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project, an award-winning photography campaign and international workshop programme, and is one of the founding directors of Black Girl Festival, the UK's first arts and & cultural festival celebrating black women and girls. She is also the social media editor at gal-dem, an online and print magazine comprised entirely of women of colour.

PAULA AKPAN

Co-Founder of Black Girls Fest and Social Media for gal-dem

Charlie Craggs is an activist working to reduce transphobia by offering members of the public a free manicure and the chance to sit down and talk freely and openly about trans issues. Charlie founded Nail Transphobia in 2013. Since then, she has been setting up pop-up salons in different museums, galleries, and festivals around the world including the V&A, Science Museum and Somerset House and does nail art for free. The goal is to give the public a chance to sit down face-to-face with a trans person — something that most people haven’t had the opportunity to do.

CHARLIE CRAGGS

Trans activist and founder of Nail Transphobia

 

 

Charnice Blaize is the founder of Blazed UK, an online platform that showcases and celebrates UK Urban Culture and creatives. Graduating from Birmingham City University in 2017, she now works full time at ASOS and full time running her own company. Charnice was the winner of the ASOS Future Talent Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2017, Shortlisted for the Natwest Young Entrepreneurs Award and is excited for what the opportunities await her in the near future.

CHARNICE BLAIZE

Cultural Marketing at ASOS and Founder of Blazed UK

Florence Adepoju is founder of MDMflow, a premium beauty lifestyle brand that encourages women to confidently express themselves through colour. The make-up line launched with handmade lipsticks using the latest colour technology. MDMflow is a contemporary brand that is catered to the 21st century downtown girl. 

FLORENCE ADEPOJU

Founder of MDMflow

 

- More to be announced soon -

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY

 
 
 
 Jody Orsborn is a freelance consultant, advising on strategy, innovation and growth for businesses ranging from startups to multi-national corporations. Previously,  she was MD and co-founder of The Backscratchers (acquired March 2018 by Working Not Working). The business worked closely with clients like Red Bull, Google, Spotify, Unilever and adam&eveDDB to understand their marketing challenges and to ensure they had the resources they needed to get their projects done. She is also a judge for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, a member of the world’s first and only all-girl Bruce Springsteen cover band, The She Street Band, and was recently chosen as one of the UK’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by CNBC and a ‘One To Watch’ for Tech City News’ International Hall of Fame. You can often see her speaking at conferences around the world including Eurobest, Creative Mornings, Ad Week  and more.

Jody Orsborn is a freelance consultant, advising on strategy, innovation and growth for businesses ranging from startups to multi-national corporations. Previously,  she was MD and co-founder of The Backscratchers (acquired March 2018 by Working Not Working). The business worked closely with clients like Red Bull, Google, Spotify, Unilever and adam&eveDDB to understand their marketing challenges and to ensure they had the resources they needed to get their projects done. She is also a judge for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, a member of the world’s first and only all-girl Bruce Springsteen cover band, The She Street Band, and was recently chosen as one of the UK’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by CNBC and a ‘One To Watch’ for Tech City News’ International Hall of Fame. You can often see her speaking at conferences around the world including Eurobest, Creative Mornings, Ad Week  and more.

Jody Orsborn

Consultant, Cultural Strategist and Founder/Ex-MD of The Backscratchers (acquired March 2018)

 Rima Garsys is a creative industries professional with experience across arts management, fundraising and project management. She's fundraised for The Barbican arts programme and assisted in co-curating an international exhibition with YBA artist Gavin Turk. Most recently she worked as a senior fixer at The Backscratchers working on projects for clients such as Red Bull, Google and Spotify as well as bringing on and vetting new talent. She is currently the New Business & Talent Consultant at Working Not Working and brews beer in her free time.

Rima Garsys is a creative industries professional with experience across arts management, fundraising and project management. She's fundraised for The Barbican arts programme and assisted in co-curating an international exhibition with YBA artist Gavin Turk. Most recently she worked as a senior fixer at The Backscratchers working on projects for clients such as Red Bull, Google and Spotify as well as bringing on and vetting new talent. She is currently the New Business & Talent Consultant at Working Not Working and brews beer in her free time.

Rima Garsys

New Business and Talent Consultant, ex-The Backscratchers and Barbican

 

WITH HELP FROM

 Shannie is the co-founder and chief talent officer at The Elephant Room and Brand Manager at GUAP magazine. She has been in advertising for the past two years and since promised to continue to push boundaries and be a disruptive voice for those who may feel under-represented. Originally from Birmingham and degree in dance she decided to take a different career path within the arts.

Shannie is the co-founder and chief talent officer at The Elephant Room and Brand Manager at GUAP magazine. She has been in advertising for the past two years and since promised to continue to push boundaries and be a disruptive voice for those who may feel under-represented. Originally from Birmingham and degree in dance she decided to take a different career path within the arts.

Shannie Mears

Co-founder and talent chief The Elephant Room and Brand Manager at GUAP magazine

 Victoria connects industries, ideas and people. She is the founder of hito labs - a company that helps agencies, startups and corporates build strong communities and culture.  She is the host of event series CreativeMornings/London and future of work podcast The Work We Do.

Victoria connects industries, ideas and people. She is the founder of hito labs - a company that helps agencies, startups and corporates build strong communities and culture.  She is the host of event series CreativeMornings/London and future of work podcast The Work We Do.

Victoria Stoyanova

London Host of CreativeMornings and Host of The Work We Do podcast

 Nene is a Senior Art Director and Digital Designer having worked in the creative advertising industry for the past 15 years. She has worked with some of the largest brands in the world including Wall Street Journal, Disney, L’Oréal, HP, Warner Bros, Jaguar, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Visa, Samsung and Vodaphone amongst many others. She is co-founder of Vine Creatives and co-founder of We Are Stripes.

Nene is a Senior Art Director and Digital Designer having worked in the creative advertising industry for the past 15 years. She has worked with some of the largest brands in the world including Wall Street Journal, Disney, L’Oréal, HP, Warner Bros, Jaguar, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Visa, Samsung and Vodaphone amongst many others. She is co-founder of Vine Creatives and co-founder of We Are Stripes.

Nene Parotsam

 Co-Founder of VINE Creatives and WeAreStripes

Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to these amazing companies, groups and organisations who helped to make this conference possible. Interested in supporting the next Making London? Drop us a note.

 
 
 
 

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FAQ


 

How much does it cost?

£10 for students. £25 for freelancers and startups (less than 10 employees). £75 for general admission and businesses (more than 10 employees).1 coffee/ tea and 20 + amazing speakers included! All ticket sales go to support the work of We Are Stripes.
 

 

What time will X speaker be on?

We won’t be announcing the schedule ahead of time. You are encouraged to come and stay for the whole day for full impact.
 

 

Is the venue accessible?

Conway Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any particular questions or requests.  
 

The Event

Wednesday, 2 May

Registration: 9:30 am

Talks begin: 10 am

Event ends: 5 pm

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Conway Hall,

25 Red Lion Square

London, UK , WC1R 4RL

(nearest station: Holborn)

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