TRADING IDEAS was a rousing two-day program exploring arts and cultural links between the Northern Territory's creative community and communities in the Asia Pacific region. Trading Ideas featured international, national and local speakers in panel discussions, strategic leadership discussions, industry events, networking, and masterclasses focusing on best practice, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
TRADING IDEAS was a valuable meeting place for Arts, Business, Government and Community leaders to consider past experience and future aspirations of the Northern Territory. The event provided opportunities to forge strategic alliances and join conversations that could shape the future of the Territory.
Trading Ideas was a celebration of the Northern Territory’s creative community and an exploration into how the arts, creativity and culture forge immediate and relatable links between countries, and reflect and shape our lives.
"THE CONFERENCE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS, FULL OF CONTENT AND INTERESTING PEOPLE AND GREATLY EXCEEDING MY EXPECTATIONS – ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS I HAVE BEEN TO THIS YEAR."
- PROFESSOR TIM LINDSEY, MALCOLM SMITH PROFESSOR OF ASIAN LAW
DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR INDONESIAN LAW, ISLAM & SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
"IT WAS A SUPERBLY WELL ORGANISED EVENT - INTERESTING SPEAKERS, LOCAL FLAVOURS, WELL BALANCED AND VARIED PROGRAM ALL OF WHICH RAN TO TIME, EXCELLENT VOLUNTEERS, NO APPARENT TECHNICAL HITCHES (AT LEAST NONE THAT I SAW) AND GOOD COMPANY. SO CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO YOU BOTH. THE YUM CHA WAS DELICIOUS."
- CARRILLO GANTNER
"THANKS SO MUCH FROM AN ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE FOR CREATING A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SHARE MY WORK WITH PEOPLE OF SUCH HIGH ARTISTIC CALIBRE - AND ALL HERE IN DARWIN!"
- AMY HETHERINGTON, COMEDIAN
"THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN TRADING IDEAS. I REALLY ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH UP WITH SO MANY INTERESTING PEOPLE. IT WAS A TERRIFIC EVENT SO CONGRATULATIONS!"
- SUSAN PROVAN
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
TRADING IDEAS was produced by Kieren Sanderson and Fiona Carter in association with Corrugated Iron Youth Arts in partnership with the
Northern Territory Government - Department of Arts and Museums.