In 2009 I was invited to give over 30 fully funded talks and keynotes within both academic, practitioner and policy-oriented events organised in ten different countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey).

Access to a selection of these presentations is currently being developed and will be available soon. In the meantime, find below a full list of highlights or check the relevant blog entry categories:

International significance

  • Keynote, Ravello Lab International Colloquium, Co-Funded by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and A Soul for Europe, Ravello, Italy (October)
  • Keynote, Revitalising Built-Environments, IAPS-CSBE, Istanbul (October)
  • Plenary, European Year of Creativity and Innovation, EU National Institutes of Culture and British Council, Amsterdam (September)
  • Keynote, European Culture Forum, European Commission, Brussels (Sep) – This forum was attended by over 1,000 delegates and it is the second of its kind hosted by the European Commission. My contribution has led to my involvement in a debate televised via the European Parliament Television Channel
  • Keynote, Why can’t the future look more like the past?, Association of European Schools of Planning, Liverpool
  • Keynote and Panel Chair, Stavanger Innovation Summit, University of Stavanger (June)
  • Keynote, 360 Olympic Games Experience Seminar, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne (May) – This high profile meeting was attended by the Director of Sport, Director of The Olympic Museum, Head of Marketing and Head of Culture at the International Olympic Commitee. I was involved in a panel discussion with Dave Gordon, Head of Major Events, BBC Sport
  • Keynote, Urban Development and Culture Symposium, Bulgarian Foundation for Urban Projects and Research and A Soul for Europe, Sofia (April)
  • Keynote, European Capitals of Culture : Vilnius Reflection, British Council in Lithuania, Vilnius (March)
  • Plenary, Public Culture and Festivals, The Euro-Festivals Consortium, Vienna (26-27 Feb)
  • Plenary, European Cultural Statistics Seminar, Cultural Observatories and Cultural Information and Knowledge, ENCATC Working Group, Brussels (18 Feb)

National significance

  • Keynote and Panel Discussion with Roy Clare, Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Culture is Right, The Business of Culture (October)
  • Keynote and Panel Discussion with Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, London Civic Forum (June)
  • Guest speaking, Olympic Board and Olympic Stakeholders meeting, DCMS, London (May)
  • Panellist, The State of Legacy, Cornerhouse, Manchester (May)
  • Plenary session (with Mick Elliot, Culture Director, DCMS and Bill Morris, Director of Culture, Ceremonies and Education, London 2012), Along Came a Spider, Artichoke, Liverpool (May)
  • Keynote, Brand You: Creating an irresistible brand, Audiences Yorkshire, Halifax (March)
  • Keynote, London 2012 Culture, Ceremonies and Education Staff Away Day (17 Feb)
  • Plenary, The Legacy of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture, Roundtable with Andy Burnham – UK Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport; Phil Redmond- Deputy Chair of the Liverpool Culture Company; Alan Davey- Chief Executive of Arts Council England; and Prof John Belchem – University of Liverpool Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool (7 January)