What's On - February 2021

We may still be in lockdown but that doesn't mean you cannot attend industry events. Below, we have compiled the very best events across marketing, digital, creative and tech for February 2021:

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Tech for All: Online Accessibility Conference
University of Arts London (UAL) - FREE
Monday 1st February at 9am

This webinar covers how to make the digital environment more inclusive. How you can use assistive technology to help you get the most out of the internet, your studies, and life. the experiences of neurodiverse users browsing the internet. How you can create more accessible content, what tools you can use and how to use them. How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) are changing the way we engage with digital technology and each other.

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Queer & Now 2021
Tate - FREE
Monday 1st February (on-going throughout month)

The events will queer digital curation into a new formation of LGBTIQA+ cultural activism. It will be a chance to celebrate, explore and critique the place of art, museums and creativity in today’s queer culture – uncensored, live and as an international community.

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Boost your Productivity with Adrienne Herbert
Penguin Random House UK - FREE
Tuesday 2nd February at 1pm

How many times have you said, 'I'd love to do that, but I don't have time'? This livestream event with leading wellness professional, marathon runner, podcaster and entrepreneur Adrienne Herbert will show you that we all have an hour to dedicate to creating the life we want.

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Innovate: Tackling Problems with Creativity
The V&A - FREE
Tuesday 2nd February at 5pm

This talk will provide inspiration for delivering V&A Innovate, creative approaches to problem solving, and projects in the classroom focused on the environment and sustainability.

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Building emotional resilience in families
NABS - Membership Required
Thursday 4th February at 12:30pm

This seminar will provide you with an understanding of emotional resilience, why it’s so important, especially as we look forward and what steps can be taken to identify potential challenges and an understanding of the ways in which an individual and a family unit can develop resilience.

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The State of Retail for Independents
LDC (Lone Design Club) - FREE
Thursday 4th February at 4pm

This seminar will provide you with an understanding of emotional resilience, why it’s so important, especially as we look forward and what steps can be taken to identify potential challenges and an understanding of the ways in which an individual and a family unit can develop resilience.

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TypoCircle X Naresh Ramchandani: Creativity for Social Change
TypoCircle - FREE
Thursday 4th February at 7pm

D&AD President Naresh Ramchandani is working with the organisation this year to investigate how creativity can tackle global issues and explore how to create a fairer, more diverse industry.

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Are you game? LGBT History Month Celebration - FREE
Saturday 6th February at 7pm

Club Kali are celebrating who we are and our achievements. So, in our unique way we’ll laugh, dance, maybe sing and celebrate our diverse identities through interactive games, playfulness and reconnect!

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How to be an activist with Amika George & Adwoa Aboah
The Guardian - £5
Monday 8th February at 7pm 

Young activist Amika George will be joined by Adwoa Aboah to talk about George’s new book, Make it Happen. After reading about children missing school because they were unable to afford menstrual products, at 17 George, now 21, started an online campaign calling for an end to period poverty. The resulting movement successfully persuaded the UK government to fund free period products for schools and colleges across England.

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Inside the mind of Dunnie West: Creative Director for Diddy & More
B-Inspired - FREE
Wednesday 10th February at 6pm 

In conversation with Dunnie West. Diddy, REVOLT Media & TV’s creative director. Not only has he been Diddy’s go-to photographer and videographer, he is also the brilliant eye that directs the cutting edge vibes and digital edge associated with Diddy. He has worked with Meek Mill, Teyana Taylor, Nipsey Hussle Rick Ross, Jeremih, Wale, French Montana and many more. He recently became the new creative director of REVOLT Media & TV, where he’s ready to completely do a 180 on everything visual coming out of the network.

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Creating interesting digital content
Bimstore - FREE
Thursday 11th February at 10am

Steve Maybury, Account Director at O Communications, offers his insight into creating interesting digital content. He specialises in using and analysing data to drive digital strategy through creative content campaigns and building digital strategy in areas such as PPC, SEO and content-led lead generation.

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Foundation elements of diversity, equity and inclusion
Ann Arbor Spark - FREE
Monday 15th February at 1pm

Ann Arbor SPARK and CADIA (Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement) have partnered to bring you an interactive, educational workshop focused on exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion through presentation, dialogue, and exercises.

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LGBT+ History Month - FREE
Wednesday 17th February at 1pm

Sue Sanders, co-founder of LGBT+History Month, tells the story of how the nationally recognised month was established and how it has developed over time.

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Rye Here, Rye Now (Virtual Creative Meet-Up)
Rye Here, Rye Now - FREE
Wednesday 17th February at 7pm

Join us online for a casual meet-up to support our current and new creative community members. Discuss design, WFH, exchange ideas or current briefs, and meet people to collaborate with all from the safety of your own home.

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BAME Leaders Speed Mentoring
NABS - Membership Required
Thursday 18th February at 9:30am

NABS is partnering with Media for All to bring you an exhilarating morning of mentoring, featuring some of the most senior and revered leaders in our business. The fast-paced format means that you’ll get to spend time with each of our brilliant mentors, giving you a unique opportunity to find out about how they got to where they are.

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Coach yourself with a pen
Cpsdayoff - FREE
Thursday 18th February at 1:30pm

This session will introduce you to some writing techniques that can help you get in touch with what's going on with you, give you some perspective and dig out what's at the bottom of worries or challenges - creative or otherwise. These exercises will help you to surface new insights and ideas, guiding you on what needs to happen next, if anything. I'm really happy to share this knowledge, as a coach and as someone who finds these techniques useful personally.

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Dare & Take the Leap into Entrepreneurship
General Assembly - FREE
Thursday 18th February at 5:30pm

Tired of the 9-5 and wanting to be your own boss? Passionate about starting your own thing, but don't know when or where to even begin? Join us in the discussion on starting a business, mental health, struggles & pressures of the industry, career journeys, standing out in a crowd and so much more!

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How to market yourself as a creative freelancer in 2021
Wishu Official - FREE
Tuesday 22nd February at 2pm

In the busy freelance world, how do you make yourself stand out from the pack and attract those clients you've always dreamed of having on your books?
 
This webinar will be based on providing you with industry advice to getting your name out there as a freelancer.

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Master Your Message: Learn to Present with Impact and Communicate with Confidence
Just Jaz - FREE
Tuesday 22nd February at 6pm

Today’s world is now predominantly virtual, we build relationships, ‘do-business’, connect and present online. But when many of us think of presentation and presentation skills we have a few things that come to mind:
We think it’s just for public speakers
We don’t realise it’s a skill that can be improved
We overlook the role of non-verbal communication in our everyday
We think these skills are only for ‘important moments’
We see it as a challenge so we avoid it
We think there is only one-true way to be a great presenter and that’s reserved for ‘other people’ not us

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Leadership: Assertiveness, Stepping Up, Productivity and Growth Mindset
Iconic Offices - FREE
Wednesday 23rd February at 11am

This is an online webinar apart of Iconic Offices Virtual Events series which are currently free to attend and open to both members and non-members. All registrants will receive further event details at least the day before the event in their inboxes

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Validating your value proposition mindset and audience
Iconic Offices - FREE
Thursday 25th February at 11am

So, you have a business or a business idea, but do you really know your customer or who they should be? Ensure your business is able to clarify and define your business lean canvas model, value proposition, and audience before investing further costs or channels for growth. Join this workshop to discuss what your value proposition is, how to validate your idea, and getting your customer right. Without your customer, you have no business.

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Overcoming Disruption in a Distributed World
Asana - FREE
Thursday 25th February at 6pm

Join our webinar on February 25th to hear from Dr. Sahar Yousef, Cognitive Neuroscientist at University of California, Berkeley, who helped generate the insights in our report. Dr. Yousef, who runs the Becoming Superhuman Lab, will dig into the challenges of distributed work and share solutions for organizations.

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