-ING Creative Festival (-ING) is set to return for its third edition this year, once again bringing a host of world-class creative speakers for three days of workshops, talks and creative market. The event will take place at Alserkal Avenue from 13 to 15 April, with registration opening at 9am daily, followed by a packed schedule from 10am to 10pm.
In addition to the 22 speaker sessions, -ING will also feature a Creative Market welcoming over 55 artists – traveling to Dubai from as far as the Dominican Republic and Mexico – to showcase and sell their creative products. Guests will also be able to choose from 30 workshops, and network and mingle with over 20 exhibitors. Complimented by eclectic live music and a wide variety of food vendors to suit every palate, this year’s festivities are set to build on the immense success of the 2016 event, which left its 1,300+ creative attendees feeling inspired.
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is set to address audiences on day three and also host a workshop, said: “While seemly different, artists and scientists share the same passion to ask questions and explore. They are both dreamers, and the results of the best of them often elicit awe and wonder. I can’t wait to learn and share with the Middle Eastern public about the awe and wonder of our human existence.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Gordon, Directing Animator at Pixar and –ING Creative Festival speaker, also commented: “I have always been passionate about sharing everything I know with people who aspire to do storytelling and work with characters. Coming to Dubai is a way that I get to interact with the talent in the region as well as inspire the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. My hope is to demystify the work we do so that anyone can approach it.”
Dan and Andrew are part of an impressive speaker line-up at -ING that includes Benson Shun, Animator at Disney; Steve Raymer, Photographer at National Geographic; Ingrid Chou, Assistant Creative Director at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Hector Ouilhet, UX Designer at Google.
“Thanks to the support of the Dubai Government in recent years, Dubai has become a canvas for art and expression, its walls and streets adorned with art, and different outlets and initiatives that help drive the development of the creative sector, such as Alserkal Avenue. -ING is proud to be a part of this evolution, bringing some of the biggest names in the world to make the creative scene just that much bigger and better, and we can’t wait to kick off another successful event this year,” said Ramy Alawssy, founder of -ING.
For the full schedule of talks and workshops, please visit http://www.ingcreatives.com/schedule2017
-ING is a creative community based in Dubai that is dedicated to running events that will unlock, develop and grow creative potential through a variety of Talks, Workshops and the Creative Market. For more information, visit www.ingcreatives.com; find ING on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; or contact: Yasmine Kassem Senior Consultant, Bell Pottinger YKassem@bellpottinger.com