The conference was in my opinion a confirmation that there is much future potential in the creative industries.
Besides that we also have to stay sharp, when it comes to defining and measuring creativity. Creativity can easily become a fluffy, buzzy word. Maybe something we can relate to by creating something with our hands and material - and not economic growth and employment.
At least I know, I'm still learning - because this was a genuine reminder to keep researching, such as digging into the reports of NESTA.
Research shows that the field of creative industries has the biggest amount of young employees. So last, but not least, this conference was a clear reminder to keep contributing to the documentation of this field in relation to STAK and 2017 Academy.