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 CONFERENCE 2013
FUTURE TENSE? What will the world be like in 2030?

13 November 2013
Hosted by the Royal Opera House, London

Artists, business leaders, policy-makers and thinkers sought to understand a rapidly changing arts sector in a rapidly changing world.  Following projections of what the world might be like the delegates and a panel discussed priorities and how to respond to the challenges ahead.


PART ONE: IS THE FUTURE BRIGHT?

There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.  There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know.  But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.  Donald Rumsfeld

Opera in 2030Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, Royal Opera House

The World in 2030Bill Winters CBE, government advisor, CEO and Chairman, Renshaw Bay

The Consumer in 2030Phillida Cheetham, Policy Department, Which?

Technology ImperativeMarcus Romer, Director of Pilot Theatre and founder, Shift Happens


PART TWO: THE FUTURE STARTS HERE

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.  Charles Darwin

Future Positives — The Artists’ View — Bill Bankes-Jones, Artistic Director, Téte à Téte Opera Company/Téte à Téte Festival and Chair, OMTF, in conversation with playwright and librettist Mark Ravenhill

Creating the Future — Breakout Groups and reports

Panel discussionPeter Puskas, Arts Council England; Nicholas Cleobury, Mid Wales Opera; James Clutton, Opera Holland Park; Frederic Wake-Walker, The Opera Group and Mahagony Opera; chaired by Abigail Pogson, Chief Executive, Spitalfields Music