South African Cultural Observatory
2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE
24-25 MAY 2017 | TURBINE HALL, JOHANNESBURG
‘The Creative Economy & Development – Perspectives from Developed and Emerging Economies.’
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) are excited to announce the SACO’s second National Conference on the ‘Creative Economy and Development’ and invite participants to submit papers for consideration.
The conference – which seeks select international, national and local perspectives on the interface between the creative economy and development – will take place on 24 and 25 May, 2017, at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The SACO is seeking speakers to present papers for the conference under the conference’s major theme: ‘The Creative Economy & Development – Perspectives from Developed and Emerging Economies’.
In support of the major theme, papers, presentations and panel discussions are invited within the following thematic areas:
- Area Studies: Particularly from a European, BRICS and African perspective.
- Understanding the Creative Economy: Trends and Issues.
- The Creative Economy: Value and Development across the CCIs.
- Public Policy and the Creative Economy.
- Human Resources in the CCIs.
- Research & Mapping.
- The South African Experience: Current and Emerging Issues.
A number of high-level national and international keynote speakers will be in attendance. An announcement regarding these will be made by March 2017.
|Deadline for abstracts:||Friday 31 March 2017, 5pm SAT.|
|Delegate registration closing date:||Friday 28 April 2017, 5pm SAT.|
|Speaker registration closing date:||Friday 14 April 2017, 5pm SAT.|
|Conference dates:||All day: 24 & 25 May, 2017.|
|Conference dinner:||7pm, 24 May, 2017.|
|Standard Conference Rates|
|Early bird registration||R2 100.00||31 March 2017|
|Standard Price||R2 400.00||28 April 2017|
|Late registration||R2 800.00||12 May 2017|
|Student Conference Rates|
|Early bird registration||R1 300.00||31 March 2017|
|Standard Price||R1 600.00||28 April 2017|
|Late registration||R2 000.00||12 May 2017|
January 31, 2017: THE SOUTH African Cultural Observatory (SACO) today announced the theme for its national conference of the arts, heritage and culture sectors.
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Led by the Department of Arts and Culture, and hosted by NMMU, the SACO is a statistical research institute which charts the impact of the cultural and creative industries in South Africa.