Keynote speakers include prominent professionals in various fields of the arts, such as entertainment, fashion, and social entrepreneurship. They will share inspiring and personal stories behind their success, motivations for pursuing the work that they do, and the impact they are making in the world. Each speech will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by 30 minutes of interactive and intimate conversations with the audience.
The hour-long panel discussions set stage for insightful conversations by tapping into the experiences of established local and international artists at the top of their respective fields. These enriching conversations engage both speakers and the audience in thinking critically about the stories and impact they want to create with their work. Speakers will share their perspectives and the journey they have taken to achieve important milestones and accomplishments in their pursuit of the arts.
Accommodating the various levels of artistic experience that participants bring, these workshops will expose students to various techniques, tools, and materials involved in creating a multitude of arts using different media. Participants will learn about creative fields beyond their expertise, including dancing, design, visual arts, entertainment, and more. Each workshop will range from one to two hours in duration and will be taught by professionals, experts, and celebrities who have had significant experience in their respective fields.
Aimed at providing students with feedback on individual work and to celebrate their creative pursuits, Gallery Night will bring participants, artists, and external organizations together to connect and share ideas in a mix-and-mingle event. Students will be encouraged to bring in their art works for showcase and receive peer critiques as well as valuable feedback from renowned professionals and artists.
The conference will culminate in an overnight collaborative project in which participants will form teams and create artwork in response to pitches by prominent speakers. Throughout the Hackathon, students will also be engaged in social and creative activities such as finger painting and cupcake decorating to foster community. We have invited experts in various industries to judge the projects and give prizes to the winning teams. The Art Hackathon will capture the collaborative, challenging, and creative spirit of the conference to provide participants with a unique experience.