Our 20:20 Visions conference was held in July 2017 at SHU, Sheffield.

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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 & tech talks, amid networking breaks with plentiful cake.

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

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

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 - a pin / brooch, suggested max value £25, swapped for another delegate's pin

image: Boris Bally with his Derry Stool