ACJ's 20:20 Visions Conference was held on 7 - 9 July in Sheffield

Reports will be posted in the Conference section of the website soon.

Speakers included Boris Bally (USA), Elizabeth Shaw (Australia), Melissa Cameron (USA), Johanna Zellmer (NZ / Germany) Simon Fraser (UK) and many more!

Our conference team, led by Laura Bradshaw-Heap (of Suspended in Pink fame) and Rachel Darbourne (JUNK: Rubbish to Gold), worked hard to construct a great and varied programme. This included talks by makers, educators & exhibition curators, performances (expect surprises), demonstrations and tech talks amid networking breaks with plentiful cake.


Delegate fees : £180 for members, £220 for non members, and £100 for students and new graduates, includes meals & refreshments.

This includes the programme from Friday 7th July 3.00 to 9.30 pm, including dinner and evening event, Saturday 8th 9.30 am to 9.30pm with lunch, dinner & evening event, and Sunday 9th from 9.30am to 3.00pm including lunch. Plentiful tea, coffee, juice, water & cake are also included.

Day tickets: Friday afternoon costs £50, students £30, dinner £22 extra (must be booked in advance). Saturday only £80 / £50, evening & dinner (again must be booked in advance) £30 extra. Sunday only £50 / £30, includes lunch.

Not included : accommodation, breakfasts (although pastries & coffee will be provided)

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University Conferences, Cantor Building, Arundel Street Sheffield S1 2NT

Accommodation: most out-of-town members will need 2 nights, 7th & 8th July. Inexpensive deals may be booked at the Premier Inn St Mary's Gate. The very nearby Jury's Hotel is probably the best hotel for people with any mobility problem.  A short bus-ride away from the main venue are some student rooms currently priced at £44 a night. Other hotels are available, also lodgings with ACJ-Sheffield members.

Pin swap: Totems for our Times - bring a pin / brooch, suggested max value £25, and receive another (lucky dip system)

To book your place: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or book on Eventbrite (booking fee applies) or click the button below 

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The small print: students means fulltime students on an accredited course (recognised by ACJ), new graduates means graduation date of June 2016 or later. For the member rate, you must be a paid-up member at the time of booking.


The programme included:

Boris Ballyboris bally derry stool
Melissa Cameron
Professor Norman Cherry
Simon Fraser
Maria Hanson
Sian Hindle
Dr Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill
Elizabeth Shaw
Professor Christoph Zellweger
Silvia Weidenbach
Johanna Zellmer

Practical talks & demos:
Ann Marie Shillito
Tim Blades
Rebecca Skeels

Zoe Robertson’s Flockomania
By with By – performance by Nuala Clooney & Rachael Colley

Pin swap: Totems for our Times - bring a pin / brooch, suggested max value £25, and receive another (lucky dip system)

image: Boris Bally with his Derry Stool