A room of people with their backs to the camera all facing a panel discussion set up (long table with microphones and people sitting behind them). Some people have their hands in the air others are clapping.
Unlimited Connects at Watershed. Photo by Jon Aitken.

Unlimited: The Symposium – Hosting your own live-stream event

We are asking organisations across the UK and internationally to host a live stream of Unlimited: The Symposium, inviting their staff, local artists and peers to watch the keynotes and panel discussions together. 

Tickets for Unlimited: The Symposium are sold out, but we never wanted to limit this event to just ticket-holders. We want this to be the biggest ever discussion on disability-led arts, sharing as many points of view and expertise from across the sector as possible. We know there are many different perspectives and opinions – and the discussion needs all of those to be amplified.

If your organisation shares our mission to embed work by disabled artists in the cultural sector then this is the key moment where action towards this mission is stimulated and provoked – a catalyst for real change.

We recently posted a blog about how we are encouraging people to watch our live-stream (via our website) in groups and join in the discussion online. Debate and discussion is at the heart of the Symposium.

We are asking organisations to host a live-stream of the Symposium, creating your own space to debate, learn from each other and set yourselves tangible actions to make change.

When is Unlimited: The Symposium?
4-5 September 2018, 10am – 5pm with breaks.

What would we like you to do?
Host a live-stream satellite group on either or both days of the Symposium, or for a particular session.

Who should you invite?
That’s up to you, but we think the audience most suited are national and international cultural professionals, disabled artists and disability-led artist companies and independent producers.

What do you need in order to host a group?

  • Stable internet connection (the free live stream will be available at weareunlimited.org.uk/symposium with captions and an option to show BSL interpretation)
  • An accessible meeting room or space for people to sit
  • A screen or projector (large enough that people can see)

If you can host a group, what do you do next?
This is your event so promote it however you see fit. We just need some basic information which you can let us know by filling in this Google form.