The Conduit has partnered with The New York Times to bring the finest journalists from London and across the globe to speak to members on topics ranging from climate change, health and nutrition, global affairs and women’s rights. In March 2018, we were delighted to present Hard Truths, an exhibition of work from Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists who documented humanitarian crises, conflicts and transitions around the world.
TEDxLondon prides itself on building and engaging a tribe of people of communal curiosity in order to share ideas and make change. TEDxLondon and The Conduit have engaged in an exciting impact partnership to share inspiration and innovation from our complementary communities. We will showcase new voices whose work is having a positive influence on our world.
The Conduit will present a slate of films and new media projects curated by Cara Mertes, the Director of JustFilms, at the Ford Foundation. JustFilms works globally to support artist-led films and new media projects, strengthen organisations and networks for independent and artist-driven content, and develop new leadership and resources in this field. Throughout her career as a nonprofit executive, award-winning executive producer and producer/director, broadcast programmer, curator, teacher, and writer, Cara has championed the leadership role of artists in society and worked to harness the power of independent film and new media—with an emphasis on nonfiction storytelling—to amplify awareness and accelerate social change.
We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Design Museum. We support its mission to create the world’s most inspiring, exciting and engaging Design Museum, to show the vital role of design in positive social change and to nurture the next generation of creative talent. The Executive Chairman of our board, Robert Devereux, will be joining the judging panel of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, the Design Museum’s annual exhibition and awards celebrating the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Apolitical is a global network for government that helps public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. We will work together to showcase innovations in Government that are tackling local and global challenges and the incredible public servants behind them.
In a series of events that will feature the most innovative approaches to sustainable development in the for-profit and non-profit sphere, The Conduit will collaborate with The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation non-profit. We will highlight projects and ideas which are replicable and scalable in response to some of the planet’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, water security and the health of our oceans; many of which use our most abundant and precious resource – nature.
Leaders’ Quest is a social enterprise that develops leaders – from grassroots to top-tier – who are intuitive, adaptable and attuned to the complexities of growth. It works with industry giants in tech, big auto, engineering, FMCG, financial services and pharma, as well as NGOs and government bodies. Leaders’ Quest’s off-sites and immersive programmes focus on values-led leadership, and span five continents and 23 countries. We will work together to develop workshops and masterclasses which help individuals, and their organizations, explore practical ways to influence systemic change and bring about transformative innovation.
UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. Every year it supports hundreds of individuals to reach their potential by breaking down the barriers they face in creating social impact. The Conduit shares UnLtd’s ambition to see a world where people act to make it better and is committed to fostering social entrepreneurship. The Conduit will act as a catalyst for UnLtd social entrepreneurs to champion, support and accelerate their work across a myriad of issues and locations.
Breaking Into Heaven is the first exhibition curated by Workplace Foundation for The Conduit and features work by three emerging artists Matt Antoniak, Claire Dorsett, and Susie Green alongside work by established artists Eric Bainbridge, Marcus Coates, and Laura Lancaster. All works are for sale and shown throughout the building’s stairwell.
Workplace Foundation is a new charity based in Gateshead in the North of England founded by Workplace. Workplace Foundation supports emerging and under-represented artists with a specific commitment to UK art scenes outside of London.