The #LGR19 programme
Join us in January to learn and discuss how cultural organisations can bring digital practice and social purpose together. Here you’ll find an outline of the conference programme. Full details of all speakers and the titles of their talks are coming soon.
Early bird tickets are available until 19 November.
10.00-10.15 – Welcome
Sejul Malde, Culture24
A brief introduction to the context and objectives of the day. We’ll explain why arts and heritage organisations must grasp the opportunity to connect digital practice with social purpose if they are to remain relevant to audiences, now and in the future.
10.15-10.45 – Session one: Challenge
Keynote: Matt Adams, Blast Theory
By reflecting on Blast Theory’s work using interactive digital media to engage audiences with social and political questions, co-founder and artist Matt will challenge how you think about the relationship between social purpose and digital practice in the context of your audiences.
10.45-12.00 – Session two: Reframe
Finding the ‘social purpose’ in ‘digital’
Exploring this area doesn’t have to involve developing new projects – you can make a bigger impact with your existing digital work by adopting a more socially orientated approach. Hear from a variety of speakers, from a range of different contexts, with ideas and inspiration for how to begin tackling this.
12.00-12.20 – Break
12.20-13.05 – Session three: Analysis
Placemaking and community building
We’ll do a deep dive into the themes of placemaking and community building. Speakers in this session will outline potential partnership opportunities for arts and heritage organisations to embrace digital approaches. They will discuss how such ways of working can foster more locally-sensitive placemaking strategies and nurture more connected communities.
13.05-13.50 – Lunch
13.50-15.00 – Session four: Inspiration
Ideas for practical projects
Looking within and beyond the cultural sector, this session will explore a range of projects that are doing something creative and practical with digital technology in order to become more socially relevant. Be inspired to run a feminist Wikipedia editathon or support a community’s mental health through interventions on Whatsapp and Facebook! Our speakers’ projects cover a range of digital tools and tactics, but all have an intention to do good.
15.00-15.30 – Break
15.30-16.30 – Session five: Action
Navigating next steps
Let’s make things happen! We’ll round off the day with a very action-oriented session, packed with practical advice. This hour will help you become more confident about embracing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges in moving your digital practice forward with social purpose.
16.30-17.00 – Session six: Reflection
Final thoughts and reflections on the day from delegates, speakers and social channels.