Who is this conference for?

The conference is designed to attract artists, creative industry workers, technologists, people involved in arts infrastructure (at a policy level to volunteers), and anyone who enjoys and values the arts and culture.


The conference will be held on Saturday-Sunday 7-8 October at the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

Day 1

Keynote presentations, talks, panel discussions and breakout groups on the digital society and what it is, on how this might change art (aesthetics) and The Arts (the industry), on how artists are being affected or how they are responding to these changes, and on the tension between tech (which has developed on ideology around creativity) and artists (who often resist being co-opted), and on the importance of local communities in giving creative expression context and meaning. There will be some small exhibitions showcasing new art forms made possible by the digital experiences and the day will end with an evening show.



Main Hall: Opening, 2 Talks, Panel Discussion

Media Room: Online talks and facilitated discussion



Main Hall: 2 Talks, Panel Discussion

Media Room: Online talks and facilitated discussion


Main Hall: Music, socialising and networking

Day 2


Workshop session and plenary where we can explore how this conversation about arts and the digital society might be developed further.


Tours of the area – historic, environmental and cultural.

Important Dates

Registration Starts 15 January 2018
Early Registration Deadline 15 April 2018
Conference 19 – 20 May 2018