10-11 November 2016
The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.
From £75 concessions, £120 for individuals to £280 for large organisations.

Make:Shift is a two day innovation conference organised by the Crafts Council, which explores the importance of craft and innovation to the future of making in a dynamic, thought-provoking and engaging environment. The event will continue to question, investigate and push the boundaries of craft in the 21st century.

In 2016 Make:Shift will demonstrate the value of craft innovation in:

  • social innovation
  • sustainability
  • healthcare and wellbeing

It looks to demonstrate the distinctive characteristics of craft and unveil how makers collaborate and catalyse innovation in other sectors and industries. The practices presented will span robotics, smart materials, bio design, connected wearables alongside more traditional craft disciplines.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Mark Miodownik, Director of Institute of Making 
  • Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space 
  • Lucy Siegle, journalist, author and broadcaster
  • Jeremy Myerson, Co-Founder and Chair of Design of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

More information and booking can be found here.