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CAMPx2018 Beijing
Apr
16
to Apr 21

CAMPx2018 Beijing

Suzanne has been invited to participate in CAMPx2018 Beijingas a CAMP Pro. The China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) is a program like no other – connecting dynamic, young leaders in bilateral innovation incubators and providing the tools to address real-world, global challenges.

CAMPx2018 is a 100-day cross-border innovation training program that brings together 100 young Chinese and Australian leaders to learn design-thinking, up-skill cross-cultural leadership and design solutions to global issues.

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Sydney Design: AGDA
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Sydney Design: AGDA

What role do designers play in creating a more meaningful future? Seven leading creatives have been invited to give their view on design and its role in creating a more positive future.  

Suzanne spoke about how women and designers share values and are fighting similar battles. Designers by nature are collaborative, empathic and idealistic... female values as well. True innovation comes from ‘not knowing’ and by transgressing boundaries by including and incorporating the ‘other.’ To dissent offers the possibility of change and a space for revelation. The best brands know this inherently. 

https://www.agda.com.au/events-awards/events/nsw/march/positive-impact-%E2%80%98powered-by-pecha-kucha%E2%80%99-sydney/

 

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2SER Drive Interview: Competitive edge in the 21st century.
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

2SER Drive Interview: Competitive edge in the 21st century.

Suzanne was interviewed regarding her Guardian/HSBC presentation and article, The competitive edge in the 21st century.

It’s commonly assumed that hard skills are the key to success but as we enter the robotic age, but designer Suzanne Boccalatte believes it is our soft skills that are more crucial than ever before.

See also https://www.theguardian.com/hsbc-fuel-the-ambition-series/2017/aug/31/the-competitive-edge-in-the-21st-century

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Fuel: The Ambition Series for Guardian Labs & HSBC
Aug
24
to Sep 4

Fuel: The Ambition Series for Guardian Labs & HSBC

HSBC and Guardian Labs presents Fuel Series: Tools for success for the ambitious

Suzanne developed, wrote and presented a series of three workshops uncovering the tools for success for the ambitious in the 21st Century.

Workshop 1 - The art of the pause: Mastering attention in a distracting world
Are you finding it hard to focus in this distracting world? These workshops explore how our global epidemic of short-termism is changing our neural pathways, and explores strategies for deeper engagement to enable us to pursue our ambitions with renewed focus. 

Workshop 2 – Mastering choice: Recognise and overcome unconscious bias
This workshop demonstrates how we can overcome our own biases based on our upbringing, our beliefs, and even our lack of time. We will demonstrate how to reconsider the way we think to help remove unconscious bias. We’ll show how to creatively explore different perspectives which will enable us to make better decisions and take better actions in our careers, personal or family life.

Workshop 3 – Talents for the robotic age: The competitive edge in the 21st centuryThis workshop challenges participants to debate what it means to be human today. The session will explore the skills and talents that are required to be future-ready and reach our true potential, whatever our ambitions in life, home and work. It’s commonly assumed that hard skills are the key to success but as we enter the robotic age, our soft skills are more crucial than ever before.

See more at https://www.theguardian.com/hsbc-fuel-the-ambition-series

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VIVID Ideas:  Best practice, schmactice: what creative business owners can do when the text book fails
Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

VIVID Ideas: Best practice, schmactice: what creative business owners can do when the text book fails

Here’s the thing: there’s a gap between business theory and business reality. Best practice, schmactice! This business stuff is hard and this creative business stuff is even harder. The self-help seminars and business text books never warned you there'd be days like that. It was all rose petals, gold nuggets and creative satisfaction.

Well not this time. In this session, you’ll hear from three people who know the best practice but have confronted the schmactice. We are ready to unpack what really happens in a creative business.

Tony Shannon and David Sharpe are business advisors specialising in the creative industries. Between them, they’ve worked with more than 200 creative industry businesses up close and deep. They've even run the odd creative business. Sometimes successfully, sometimes woefully and embarrassingly badly. They’re joined by Suzanne Boccalatte, design maven and creative thought leader, who runs a successful design agency and has walked the walk. Now hear them talk the walk.

They’ll walk and talk you through the theory vs reality of running a creative business. The plan is to make it lively and, if everything goes according to the plan, interactive. What it will certainly be full of, is real life stories from the creative business trenches.

Suzanne, David and Tony want you to leave knowing not what the text books tell you do, but what you can do to make a go of your creative business adventure (and find the joy again).  

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The Guardian Masterclasses: Creative problem solving
Mar
31
3:00 AM03:00

The Guardian Masterclasses: Creative problem solving

Suzanne is prestning a one-day course for individuals and decision makers within business to help solve problems using innovative and creative solutions

In this one-day workshop for managers, business owners and decision makers, you will build your problem-solving toolkit and learn how to approach ideas creatively. You will be taught to apply design principles to find innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions and to test your approach. In this highly interactive and hands-on course, you will collaborate, connect and solve problems brought to the table.

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Look Hear Festival Key Note
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Look Hear Festival Key Note

Suzanne presented at the 2016 Look Hear Festival. With the theme The Future of Design, Suzanne explored what it means to be a creative in our digital age. Today many designers focus on making technology easy to use, accessible, sexy and consumable, which is a good thing, but according to UK academics Dunne and Raby, there must be a shift in this thinking—design must create futures. It’s about speculating how things could be— to imagine possibility. It’s no longer about just solving problems, but scenario setting. As designers, we need to answer needs even before people even think they have a need.

Look Hear Festival is an annual event that brings together some of the finest design thinkers and makers to Newcastle to explore and talk about all things design, through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, a future themed exhibition and masterclasses,.

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AFTRS Masterclass: Creative Thinking for Producers
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

AFTRS Masterclass: Creative Thinking for Producers

Suzanne lead a one-day course for Producers at AFTRS

The one day workshop helped build a problem-solving toolkit and taught students to learn how to approach ideas creatively, using design principles to find innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions and to test an approach. In the highly interactive and hands-on course, students collaborated, connected and solve problems and pitched their ideas to the group.

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ArtsHub 2016 masterclass
Feb
12
to Feb 13

ArtsHub 2016 masterclass

Martin Ford, Director of Strategy at Boccalatte, will show you how to employ design-led decision-making at this critical stage by introducing you to a framework for prioritising resources and optimising for organisational impact.

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Purpose 2015
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Purpose 2015

It’s 2015 and the future belongs to businesses with purpose.

The kind of purpose that’s baked into the business model. The kind of companies that solve problems, rather than cause them. The kind that have a healthy bottom line, but also a healthy perspective on what the world actually needs.

Suzanne facilitates a panel of contributors on the topic of Better business by design

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Telstra Imaginarium Mentor
Sep
18
to Sep 20

Telstra Imaginarium Mentor

The Telstra Imaginarium enables young Australians to solve problems for their generation by collaborating with Telstra and industry leading mentors. Together we can create the future they want to live.  Follow their journey on Tumblr #CreateYourFuture

Suzanne Boccalatte -- Design Thinking Process Guide and Group Mentor

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Craft and Design as a Career 2014
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Craft and Design as a Career 2014

Craft and Design as a Career is Craft’s annual day-long professional development seminar for students, artists and designers, led by inspiring artists and industry experts.

This immersive day gives craft and design practitioners and students an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies.

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2SER Interview: Fuzzy pits and waxing bits
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

2SER Interview: Fuzzy pits and waxing bits

On this episode of Double X, Emilia Terzon chats with Suzanne Boccalatte, the co-editor of TRUNK Volume One: Hair, about our fascination with fuzzy pits and waxing bits. Suzanne takes us to other cultures and periods in time, where prostitutes wear wigs on their pubic regions and women don't get top jobs because they've got curly crops. We also hear from a young woman in her 20s about why she prefers not to remove her body hair.

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Inaugural Sydney Contemporary
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Inaugural Sydney Contemporary

Suzanne Boccalatte was on a panel discussion exploring the convoluted relationship between beauty and meaning in contemporary art. Answering the questions: How do we define what is beautiful and is there a place for beauty in critical practice? Does the anti-aesthetic somehow elevate the credibility of the work or is it just ugly?

Barry Keldoulis CEO of Art Fairs Australia with speakers Suzanne Boccalatte director of Boccalatte and publisher, Jacqueline Millner Associate Dean, Sydney College of the Arts and artist Ben Quilty

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Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

2SER Radio Interview: Beards & Gen Y

It seems as though we are in the midst of a facial hair renaissance. The men of generation Y have become increasingly captivated by the prospect of growing a beard, possibly because of the predominance in popular media.  What's behind this trend, and will it last? The Daily spoke to Suzanne Boccalatte, co-editor, of the book Trunk volume 1: Hair. 

http://previous.2ser.com/component/k2/item/4403-beards-gen-y

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Portable Curators Conference
Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Portable Curators Conference

A one day event featuring the leading creators of culture and business across film, fashion, design, publishing and more.

Presented as an intimate and open conversation, we will draw together creative areas that intersect with modern culture, to share strategies and encourage conversation and ideas.

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