Screen Cornwall is pleased to partner with Cornwall Games and Software Cornwall’s ‘Festival of Tech’ for the second year of Imagination Unleashed – a celebration and exploration of where Creativity and Technology collide to solve problems and enable great entertainment.
Join us for a free exploration of CreaTech on Tuesday 12th March at the Hall for Cornwall, Truro.
Cornwall has more people working in creative industries than any other rural area of the UK. It also has the South West’s fastest-growing tech sector alongside a thriving cultural sector, so it follows that we are becoming a leading region in the CreaTech space not just for entertainment and enrichment, but in solving real-world challenges in healthcare, climate, and communication.
Imagination Unleashed 2024 will showcase some of the best examples of Cornwall’s CreaTech innovation and explore the opportunities to come – for careers, for business investment and for public engagement – through interactive activities, showcases and panel events.
Exhibitors include Tec Girls, Falmouth University, Software Cornwall, Triangular Pixels, Real Ideas, Mindfeast Games and many more.
Who is this event for?
Morning 9:30 – 12:30 KS3 School & Education Groups – Fully booked, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining the waiting list for schools.
Afternoon 12:30 -16:00 Businesses & Organisations – For anyone working in the creative or technology sector looking to find out more and network, or those in other industries looking to explore CreaTech opportunities to develop their business.
13:00 – Keynote Address with Welcome Address from Cllr. Louis Gardener, Portfolio Holder for Economy
13:30 – Panel discussion
14:00-16:00 – Play & Workshops – this is an opportunity to find and interact with the CreaTech opportunities spaced around the Hall for Cornwall or join a workshop for a deeper experience. Once you’ve registered to attend we will follow up with workshop details for you to indicate your workshop of choice.
Evening 16:00 -18:30 Open to All – Everyone is welcome to discover the CreaTech businesses working across Cornwall and explore interactive CreaTech activities and experiences. The exhibitions will be open for you to explore and play with some of the latest examples of CreaTech.
Cornwall Games Roundtables
As part of the event we are hosting four round tables to have the community sit down and have focused discussions around key topics affecting our industry. These are also free for anyone to join, to come listen or share their own wisdom or concerns.
- How can we help each other more?
Networking in less conventional environments and with lower incomes
Online, with your community, collectives, social media
Gwyn (Cornwall Games) Chairing
- SME Sustainability / different ways of keeping going as a studio
Survivability, perservince, investment, loans, grants, work for hire, diverse income, first project funded
Adrain (Cornwall Games) Chairing
- Health check on the industry
Recent Layoffs, takeovers, what it all means
Our keynote speaker Chairing
- Sourcing and Developing game assets – Unity, Unreal, various other engines
Licenses, IP, benefits, how to make something on your own assets
Katie (Cornwall Games) Charing