Creative Collisions 2014

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On the 6th November Creative Collisions welcomed over 700 youth sector professionals, journalists and young delegates to catalyse change for young people.

The event saw 10 partners issue the message that investment in young people is necessary and pays in an open letter addressed to policy makers and the general public.

For those of you that missed the conference, check out these two stories on Storify for a summary of people’s thoughts, images and reflections!

The energy of the day was also captured in this video from Youth Media Agency (YMA).

A huge thanks to all the Creative Collisions partners who made the day possible!

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13 thoughts on “Creative Collisions 2014

  1. Good Afternoon Colleagues,

    I would like to ask if you are having a space for stalls? The Daneford Trust ( would like to have a stall, if there is a chance. We have two people attending as delegates.

    I’d be grateful if you could let me know.


    Tony Stevens
    Coordinator, The Daneford Trust

  2. Propaganda day for the neo-liberal youth movement. Wouldn’t go to this if you paid ME £25 or £25,000. Why on earth are they charging. Youth organisations and youth workers are fighting cuts as it is. Fight for REAL youth work! Not pseudo corporate occupation of young peoples time in more neoliberal and capitalist indoctrination.

    • Thanks for the comments Finn. We’d love to put the conference on for free but we think that asking for a small contribution helps get attendees to commit to the event. The organisers are already subsidising the event so that we have a venue, speakers and lunch and can create something that the youth sector can be proud of. We know that as a country we have been failing to reach all young people and as sector leaders we share the responsibility for this and recognise that we must do better and improve our own practice. Which is why we’re holding this conference, in the hope that it will bring diverse voices together in a common cause to ensure that every young person is able to meet their full potential.

      • Finn, REAL youth worth, as you put it means giving access to all young people regardless of their social, religious or political background. I attended this last year and the young people there were being given real life experience of activities they would not otherwise have, and real life exposure to a range of youth workers from all backgrounds; this was clearly valuable. In addition there were young people there who had grown through gang and violence related youths and were offering their insights into what many youth have to face today. Not going and/or criticizing those who do as being neo liberal or capitalist shows your limitations, not ours…..

  3. Looking forward to another day of positive discussions, healthy debate and colleagues from all parts of the country coming together all wanting to make a difference to the lives of young people. Passion at it’s core!

    Insia Ishaji
    Gateway Growth Ltd.
    @Insia I/ @Gateway_G

  4. Hi. Will you be publishing a delegate list in advance of the conference? It would be great to know what other representatives from organisations in the sector will be attending.

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