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Real Ideas are excited to be offering the opportunity to help us by inspiring a wave of activity designed to diversify the creative landscape in Cornwall. Our team is responsible for delivering the Innovation and Inclusion strand of phase 2 of the Cultivator business support programme in Cornwall, find out more here .

As part of this, we will be running a series of events for local businesses. We are looking for prospective keynote speakers who can inspire and inform creative sector businesses around the creative case for diversity.

We will be running a series of events (both virtual and physical) over the next two years. As a feature of these events, we will be seeking to feature inspiring individuals who can bring personal experience and expertise to a variety of innovation and inclusion agendas and help create and support positive change in relation. We are able to offer paid keynote speaker opportunities to the right individuals over the lifetime of the contract. We will be covering areas such as:

  • The business benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Diversifying your recruitment processes/ work experience offers
  • How to diversify your audience/ customer base
  • Diversifying your governance structure 
  • Innovating to make your offer more accessible and inclusive 
  • Employing digital solutions to support innovation and inclusion 

If you feel: you could inspire and engage an audience of creative business owners or leaders in one or more of these areas; you have a story that can inspire the advancement of the diversity agenda, or you have ideas/ input that helps generate practical change and positive outcomes in the creative sector in relation to inclusion and diversity, please submit a brief expression of interest highlighting the areas you feel you could speak to (max 500 words) and a CV along with an idea of your costs (excluding expenses) for:

  • A 20-minute keynote plus Q&A as part of a webinar/ webcast


  • A 45-minute keynote plus Q&A as part of a physical event in Cornwall

to edward.hart@realideas.org

This is an open call, however, our first Cultivator event around the business benefits of a diverse workforce is on 11th June.

We periodically look for speakers at other Real Ideas events. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for wider Real Ideas speaking opportunities in the future.

Your contact details will be processed in line with Real Ideas Data Protection Policy and retained for the lifetime of the Cultivator contract unless you have indicated you would like to be considered for future speaking opportunities.

Of course, if there are barriers or reasons why other responses to this call would be more appropriate for you, then please get in touch and we will be open to them.

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