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26.05.2015: Ateliers de la Cité – Mons


Le Ministère de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles,
La Représentation de la Commission Européenne en Belgique,
La Commission Européenne - DG Culture,
La Commission Européenne - DG Connect - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Les Ateliers de la Cité:
Le Forum d’Avignon,
Le Festival d’Avignon,
Le Théâtre National Bruxelles,
Mons 2015,

 invite you to


The livetweet and the livestream of the event

Content is the key: crossovers from culture to innovation in society
Creativity is the key: crossovers from the arts to innovation in industry

On Tuesday, May 26

To get your personal invitation, please complete the registration form here no later than 22 may 2015.

Download the complete programme here

At 10.30 Théâtre le Manège, Rue des passages 1 - 7000 Mons

10:30 Welcome Speech
Elio Di Rupo, Mayor of Mons, Minister of State 
Yves Vasseur, General Manager Mons 2015 

Michel Magnier, Director of Culture and Creativity, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

10:45 > 12:30 Panel 1

Crossovers and social innovation in citizen practices 

  • Paul Rondin – Deputy Director, Festival d’Avignon, Fabrica Numérique
  • Rémy Rieffel – Writer of Digital Revolution, Cultural Revolution
  • Magdalena Lataillade - Museomix (GB, France, Suisse, Canada)
  • Antonia Taddeï & Ludovic Nobileau - XTNT, Street Review (Mons 2015).
  • Marie du Chastel, KIKK and TRAKK project manager, curator, Namur, Belgium
  • Pascal Keiser & Bérengère Deroux - Café Europa (Mons 2015)

Moderator: Olivier Le Guay,  Editor in chief Avignon Forum

12:30 Lunch and networking (8€  to be paid on site)

14:00 > 15:45 Panel 2 

Crossovers from culture and the arts to innovation in society and industry 

  • Pier Luigi Sacco - Professor in Economy of Culture, IULM University, Milan, Italie
  • Dace Melbārde – Minister of Culture, Republic of Latvia Representing the Latvian Presidency of the EU
  • Joëlle Milquet – Minister of Education and Culture, Wallonia-Brussels Federation
  • Jorge Barreto Xavier – Secretary of State for Culture, Portugal
  • Arnost Marks - Deputy Vice Prime Minister for Research, Development and Innovation of the Czech Republic
  • Jean-Claude Marcourt -  Minister for Economy, Digital Agenda and Research, Wallonia
  • Rasa Smite - Artist and curator, RIXC, Riga, Latvia
  • Heikki Suvanto -  Community Manager, Playa Hub, Kotka-Hamina, Finland
  • Lucia Recalde Langarica, DG Connect, Responsable du programme MEDIA / Head of MEDIA programme

Moderator: Laure Kaltenbach, General Manager Forum d'Avignon

15:45 > 16:15  Cultural Innovation Lab : 6 innovative projects best practices on crossovers 

Moderator : Luis Girao

16:15 > 16:45 Break - Networking

16:45 > 18:30 Panel 3 

Innovation at the nexus of science, technology and the arts 

  • Catherine Rasmus alias Albertine Meunier - Artist and researcher Orange Labs, Paris, France
  • Martin Honzik - Director Ars Electronica Festival and Future Lab, Linz, Austria
  • Eric Joris - Artist, Brussels, Belgium
  • Armelle Pasco - Director of cultural and institutional partnerships, Orange, France
  • Medhi Tayoubi - VP Stratégie interactive Dassault Systems, France
  • Alain Liedts – Chairman of Gluon Board, Gent, Belgium

Moderator: Laure Kaltenbach, General Manager Forum d'Avignon

18:30 Guided visit of Mons 2015 New Standards Digital Projects