Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Organisation
Co-chair of the Research Workshop on Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: Realities and Challenges at the 3rd Forum on Entrepreneurship in Culture sponsored by the French Ministry for Culture on the 23rd May 2017 in Paris.
Co-chair, Launch of the ‘Creative Citizen Unbound’ book, sponsored by Lord Manson, House of Parliament, 19th April 2016
Co-chair of the International Seminar on Cultural and Creative Quarters: Developing a Global Perspective. 8-10 June 2015, Angers, France. Organised with Prof. Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux, Sponsored by the Regional Studies Association and the University of Angers
Co-chair of the Creative Citizen Conference, Royal College of Arts, London, 18-19 September 2014.
Co-chair of the Special thematic session on Creative industries as drivers of spatial dynamics, International Geographical Union 2014, Regional Conference, Cracow,
Organisation of a workshop on Digital storytelling: opportunities, practices and challenges, Moseley Exchange, Birmingham, 27th February 2014
Co-chair of the Conference on Community film making and cultural diversity: policy, innovation and practice, BFI Southbank, London, 21-22 January 2014.
Co-chair of a Research Symposium on Complexity and Creative Economy as part of AHRC research project, Business School, University of Birmingham, 30th May 2012.
Co-chair of a Workshop series on Creative Regions in Europe
Creative Regions in Central and Eastern Europe, 21st-22nd September 2011, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, co-chaired with Nick Clifton (UWIC) and Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University);
Creative economies in Southern Europe, 5-6th May 2011, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, co-chaired with Roberta Comunian (University of Kent) and Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway (Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitat de Barcelona).
May 2017: Invited Researcher, Business School, University of Nantes, France
February 2017: Invited Teacher on Creative Cities, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France
April 2016: Invited Researcher, Faculty of Economics, University of Angers, France – collaboration/exchange about creative clusters
May 2015: Invited Researcher, Business School, University of Nantes, France – collaboration and exchange about creative clusters and open innovation.
December 2014: Visiting Researcher, CEGOT, University of Porto – collaboration and exchange on creative intermediaries
November 2014: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona – collaboration and exchanges on creative spaces
June 2014: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Economics, University of Angers, France – collaboration/exchange about creative clusters;
February 2014: Visiting Researcher, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management – exchange and collaboration on creative cluster and film innovation
Invited Speaker/Expert Contribution
July 2017: Invited speaker on Creative cities for the Summer School on Attractive Cities organised by the University of Barcelona and the University of Milan.
May 2017: Invited speaker on digital co-creation at the Understanding Reception in the Digital Age, Institute for social and Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham
October 2016: Expert interview on plant closure for Public Health Wales.
June 2016: Invited speaker, ‘Deconstructing coworking spaces’ presented at the RGCS seminar on "Coworking spaces and coworking movements: an overview of business models", CASS Business School, London
April-June 2016: Expert member, Recruitment Selection Panel, Sierra Hunter Programme, Lleida University, Spain.
January 2016: Invited panellist on the ‘Creative Hubs and Academia’ panel, at the Coming to terms with Creative hubs: a Symposium organised by Creativeworks London in partnership with Knowledge London, Kingston Business School and City University.
November 2015: Invited speaker on ‘Creative citizenship and community media.’ Research Seminar series, School of Media, Birmingham City University.
August 2015: Invited speaker, ‘Coworking spaces in the UK.’, Research seminar series, School of Management, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
July 2015: Invited speaker on ‘Deconstructing coworking spaces’ at the Makerspace event organised by the University of Loughborough, UK
July 2015: Invited speaker, IAS workshop on ‘Screening vulnerability.’ Organised by Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
June 2015: Invited speaker on ‘Innovation in the film cluster in Soho, London.’, Seminar on Open innovation: what are we talking about? organised by the University of Nantes, Nantes, France.
June 2015: Invited speaker, research seminar on creative clusters and creative industries, Business School, University of Nantes, France.
April 2015: Invited expert, Community filmmaking sandpit organised by the Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.
December 2014: Invited lecture on Creative clusters and creative cities, Post-diploma studies on Cultural industries in the policy of urban and regional development realized by Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.