In our nation’s quest to move ‘Beyond aid’ it is absolutely imperative that we begin to re-imagine the way we do things in all sectors of the economy. MESH Creative Confab 2018 seeks to unearth the role of the creative industry in this process by curating sessions that showcase and demonstrate innovative ideas, projects and creative business services that demonstrate this theme while also offering practical tools that will directly impact participants by enhancing their ability to ‘re-imagine’
Because 1 day is not enough…
In 2017, MESH Creatiive Confab transitioned from a biannual event into an annual event and for the first time in 2018, the event will span 2 full days to allow participants and exhibitors greater value and maximum time for meaningful interactions among participants.
What else is new?
Well, apart from number of days transitioning from 1 to 2 full days, we are also happy to announce that this year’s edition and hopefully subsequent editions will be held at the National Theater, Accra.
Over the last few years, MESH Creative Confab has evolved to include the following sessions
1. Creative expo
2. Curated talks
3. Portfolio presentations
4. Live Demos
We learnt from feedback however, that even though the usual sessions bring a lot of value to our attendees and participants in the form of inspiration, exposure, business networking and market expansion, we could do more by way of education and practical training. So we introduced ‘Masterclass Workshops’ in digital and enterprise skills training. Our pilot run of this new session will include workshops in and facilitated by the following:
1. Introduction to Digital Photography by Dextdee Livingstone
2. Design thinking for innovation by David Hutchful
3. Graphic design fundamentals by Nana K. Duah
4. Running a creative business
Each premium ticket holder gets access to any 2 workshops of their choice
1. Eyram Tawiah – Leti Arts
2. David Hutchful – Developer/ Lecturer – Ashesi University College
3. Constance Swanicker – Industrial Designer/ Sculptor – Accents and arts
4. Irene Donati – Brand Strategist – OMG Digital
5. Kwame Akoto Bamfo – Sculptor/ 3d artist
6. Chief Moomen – Poet/ Playwright/ Theatre Artist – Bambu Center/ Heritage Theatre Series
7. William Senyo – CEO – Impact Hub Accra
8. Hassan Salih – Creative Director -MESH Creative / Bullz-i Studio
Call for exhibitors (Expo)
Expos and fairs are a valuable market expansion and business networking avenue for creative businesses and producers of creative products and services, guaranteeing strong return on investment. We have always and continue to provide a platform for creative artist, designers and creative services providers as well as brands, products and services targeting artists and creatives an opportunity to exhibit at Ghana’s largest creative gathering for increased sales, business networking and market expansion opportunities. We invite you to take this opportunity to expose your creativity to 1000+ creatives and the general public. To register, kindly fill the form in the link here or contacts us via phone or whatsapp at 0206596205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for presenters (Portfolio presentation)
Whether you have to present to a client, your team, or potential investors or sponsors, the confidence to present in front of an audience is always an essential tool for success for creatives. We provide a platform to present your creative portfolio, screen short films, or demonstrate your digital innovation or projects during our portfolio presentations session to receive insightful feedback from peers, experts and an audience. This also offers an opportunity to expose and showcase your creative skills, work, or projects to potential collaborators, clients, employers and investors. Presenters are given a 5-10 minute time slot within which to present their works and another 5 minutes to receive feedback all in a very relaxed and semi-formal atmosphere. To register, kindly fill the form in the link here or contacts us via phone or whatsapp at 0206596205 or email email@example.com
Date: 13th and 14th July 2018.
Venue: National Theatre, Accra
Time: 9am – 6pm each day