When: Saturday, 19 November, 2016 09:00am / Sunday, 20 November, 2016 06:00pm.
Where: Ghana Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana.
Cost: For free
“Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”
– Henry Ford
Ghana’s largest creative gathering
MESH Creative Confab is a biannual event that brings together the very best of Ghanaian creativity under one roof for the purposes of meeting, exploring and sharing creative ideas, projects, products and services. The event is specially curated to deliver a total experience that create opportunity to learn and be inspired by the people, products, services and latest trends in the creative industry and provide a platform for market expansion, business networking and discovery. Activities include Expo, Keynote Presentations, Panel discussions, Portfolio reviews and Live Creative demos.
WHO TO EXPECT
Expected participants include a cross section of the Ghanaian CCI including but not limited to architects, fashion designers, digital and graphic artists, illustrators, web designers, filmmakers and the likes. We also invite some leading creative individuals, brands and outfits to take the opportunity to discover young talent for possible commissions, partnerships or recruitment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sessions are designed to provide maximum interaction between confab participants, attendees, speakers and resource persons.
The MESH Expo is a unique platform that showcases the entire spectrum of creativity in Ghana from the individual freelance creatives to the largest multinational creative agencies. A wide array of products and services are displayed in a typical expo style with creative individuals, startups, organizations, advertising, PR and Brandings agencies as well as firms in the fields of fashion, architecture, interior and product design. Also on display are organizations that offer products and services that target the creative community.
- KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
This session is aimed at sharing insights into the business of creativity with an emphasis on how to make ideas happen. In this session, we invite outstanding individuals who have chalked remarkable success in their various creative disciplines to deliver 15 minute presentations that aim to educate, inform and inspire. Past speakers include development architect Professor Henaku Addo, Branding expert Nana K. Duah, Ace photographer Emmanuel Bobbie, Filmmaker Nicole Amarteifio and Fashion Designer Ayesha Obuobi Ayensu amongst other outstanding creatives.
- PANEL DISCUSSION
These are discussion that touch on various topics that directly affect the business of creativity. It features a moderator and a panel of resource persons and experts in creative and other traditional fields in very indepth conversations that largely involve and engage the audience.
- PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
In this session, participants are given the opportunity to present their creative works to receive insightful feedback from peers, experts and audience. Presenters are given a 5 minute time slot within which to present their works and another 5 minutes to receive feedback all in a very relaxed and semi-formal atmosphere. This gives them the opportunity to showcase their work, a chance at commissions, recruitment and/or collaboration.
- LIVE CREATIVE DEMO
With a concious desire to depart from the typical talk-shop and showcasing of final products, this session is designed to offer participants a first-hand peek into the creative processes behind the production of products and services. It features different activities happening simultaneously with networking. Typical activities include Photography shoot and photo retouching, painting (Digital and analog), Graffiti art, 3d modeling, DJ mixing, Musical/ Poetry performances.
Mesh Ghana. We are a creative platform consisting of a versatile team of energetic and innovative young Ghanaians who are dedicated to using our skills in creative writing, photography, videography and proficiency in social media to facilitate the meeting, exploring and sharing of Ghanaian creativity with the aim of helping to fuel a creative revolution that will help accelerate national development.
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