For more than 10 years, we have run the First Friday networking event. The event is a staple for many people working in the North East. First Friday regularly draws more than 100 people from SMEs, corporates, freelancers, public sector and more.
The format is simple:
- turn up
- grab a coffee and a pastry
- join a conversation
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Health Devices for Caring Things (NTCA IoCT)
The first in a series of webinars aiming to explore the market of Internet of Caring Things! ### About this event <br> The UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing and CPI are pleased to welcome you to the first in a series of webinars exploring the market of IoCT. This first session is dedicated to connected health devices. Join us to understand and contribute to how we can make these devices more meaningful to everyday life. *** RUNNING ORDER 10:00am: Introduction to the Internet of Caring Things 10:15am: What are people's needs and desires? How do we involve them in co-designing the future? 10:30am: Q&A 10:45am: Networking breakout sessions 11:00am: An overview of connected health devices 11:30am: IoCT in action: case histories from the market 11:50am: Panel session: what have we learned so far? How can experience lead us to design more usable and effective solutions? 12:30pm: Working with VOICE® on Internet of Caring Things 1pm: Close *** We'll email you the Zoom link and joining instructions nearer the time.
Export Academy: e-Commerce Programme
Join a FREE one-day course, covering all you need to know about e-Commerce, from creating a successful international website, to top tips for selling on Amazon, and how to generate effective leads via social media campaigns. Can’t Attend In-Person? The event is hybrid and virtual attendance is available. Please Note: Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Technician Partnership Conference 2022
The Technician Partnership Conference 2022 is in-person event at Newcastle University. The main themes are: - Operational Net Zero - Research Culture - Technical Careers [Download the conference programme](https://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/research/files/TPC2022%20Conference%20Programme.pdf "Technician Partnership Conference Programme"). The cross-cutting and common goals of Net zero and Research Culture are great vehicles to unite technicians with different specialisms from different disciplines.
Wor culture: the workforce of the future/the future of the workforce
By placing the workforce at the heart of the discussion, we want to __explore the future for the creative industries__. Whether you’re an individual creative, representing an organisation or funder, or perhaps you are a member of the future workforce - this event is hoping to set a direction we can travel in together. What kind of future can we imagine for the creative industries in the North East and how do we get there? Join us to start a manifesto. The creative industries are at a pivotal point - the last few years have highlighted inequalities, gaps and precarity in the workforce which haven’t always been obvious to the wider community before. The agenda is being set for the future of our creative economy, and at the heart of this MUST sit the creative workforce. But how does this align with changes in education, funding and ‘leadership’ in a post pandemic era? Where creative and cultural education for all is challenged by education policy, routes into the sector are narrow, funding is over subscribed, the pandemic has had significant impact on under-represented groups and under 25s, and skills gaps have deepened inhibiting recovery and growth. In the North East, devolved authorities and LEPs (Local Economic Partnerships) have recognised the need to invest in and support this agenda – but what is the need, what barriers need to be overcome, what agendas should we advocate for? We invite you to join us to think about: - Creative and cultural education (curated by Leanne Alldred) - Early career creatives (curated by Dami Fawehinmi) - Progression (curated by Leila d’Aronville) ### Who should come along? <br> If you’re interested in creative skills - from schools to sector - this event is for you. Whatever your profession - freelancer, teacher, student, local/devolved authority representative, arts organisation - if you have something to say about creative skills and are eager to listen to a range of experts and experiences - join us! This event is brought to you by Newcastle University, North East Cultural Freelancers, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Navii Media. A limited number of bursaries are available for freelancers to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. ### Add your voice! <br> As part of the keynote we are asking attendees, speakers and the wider sector to film a short video (no more than 2mins) answering the following two questions: What is the biggest challenge facing the creative workforce? And what is your greatest hope? Please read [this guide on capturing your footage](https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/culturencl/2022/06/13/add-your-voice-to-our-wor-culture-skills-symposium/ "Blog: capturing your creative workforce ideas on video").