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MPA Big Debate: Diversity & Inclusion

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We recently teamed up with the MPA and BIMA to commission Planning Express to design and conduct the first ever Diversity & Inclusion Survey among Manchester’s Media, Digital and Creative community. The results are in. On the evening of 23rd October, we want to bring together members of our community to discuss the findings and what we can do! You can book your place at the event here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mpa-big-debate-diversity-inclusion-the-facts-tickets-75758450565


School of Thought Final Night

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The School of Thought Final Night for 2019 will be on Thursday 5th December, more information and sign up coming soon! The evening will be a celebration of the work produced, which will be displayed, and the evening will introduce the 12 talented creative thinkers who have completed the gruelling School of Thought course.  The winner of School of Thought who wins the grand prize of a trip to Cannes Lions in June will also be announced!  


Handle This – Learn the art of negotiation from an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Handle This will be back for 2020 with a not to miss session, introducing Kevin Taylor of Crimson Peak Ltd.  An expert in negotiation skills he’ll work with us on the art of listening, speaking and persuading.  He’s worked with agencies such as McCanns and Havas and will help us to apply some of the skills and experience he gained during his time as Head of Greater Manchester Police Hostage and Negotiation Team.  He’s a graduate of the FBI’s training…


Two+Two 2020

February 20, 2020

Advance notice that Two+Two 2020 will take place on Thursday 20/02/20  – couldn’t resist that date!  More details to follow by early Nov 2019, in the meantime check out a brief video overview of Two+Two 2019   https://youtu.be/sKJ-x2m74-g There are lots of interviews on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmO6negtnXR7Ejej2psABQ. You can register your interest now, we will acknowledge your request but please note that places will not be allocated until early 2020: