Re-Imagine Ghanaian Creativity at MESH Confab 2018

July 6, 20186 min read

If you agree that the world is nothing without creativity, then you can’t miss this year’s MESH Confab. Meet, Explore and Share creativity over two days at the National Theatre from the 13th – 14th of July 2018.

The MESH Confab, now in its sixth year, is an annual gathering of creators across disciplines showcasing their work. From animators to game developers, fashion designers to 3D printers, marketing wizards to graphic designers, the confab is a haven, playground and an elixir of inspiration for creators and fans alike.

What to Expect at MESH Confab 2018

1. Creative Expo

In Ghana’s quest to move beyond aid, it is absolutely imperative that we begin to re-imagine the way we do things in all sectors of the economy. MESH Creative Confab 2018 seeks to unearth the role of the creative industry in this process by curating sessions that showcase and demonstrate innovative ideas, projects and creative business services that demonstrate this theme while also offering practical tools that will directly impact participants by enhancing their ability to re-imagine.

2. Curated Talks (Masterclass Workshops)

This year, MESH Confab has introduced Masterclass Workshops in digital and enterprise skills training to equip participants with practical tools they can benefit from. This pilot run will include workshops in and facilitated by the following:

1. Introduction to Digital Photography by Dextdee Livingstone
2. Design thinking for innovation by David Hutchful3. Graphic design fundamentals by Nana K. Duah4. Running a creative business
Each premium ticket holder gets access to any 2 workshops of their choice

3. Portfolio Presentations

Hungry for inspiration? Discover invaluable insights and learn new tips and tricks from some of the finest creators during their portfolio presentations. Enjoy the thrill of observing and reviewing the portfolios of some of your favourite artists.

4. Live Demos

There will be live demonstrations by experts. From illustration to digital printing, the confab presents a great opportunity to witness creatives doing what they do best; create.

Confirmed Speakers

This year’s confab features a powerful lineup of speakers who are listed below:

1. Eyram Tawiah (CEO, Co-founder) – Leti Arts
2. David Hutchful (Developer/ Lecturer) – Ashesi University College
3. Constance Swanicker (Industrial Designer/ Sculptor) – Accents and arts
4. Irene Donati (Brand Strategist) – OMG Digital
5. Kwame Akoto Bamfo (Sculptor/3D artist) – Osramba
6. Chief Moomen (Poet/ Playwright/ Theatre Artist) – Bambu Center/ Heritage Theatre Series
7. William Senyo (CEO) – Impact Hub Accra
8. Hassan Salih (Creative Director) – MESH Creative/Bullz-i Studio

Want to Present Your Portfolio?

Whether you have to present to a client, your team, or potential investors or sponsors, the confidence to present in front of an audience is always an essential tool for success for creatives.

MESH is offering a platform to present your creative portfolio, screen short films, or demonstrate your digital innovation or projects during our portfolio presentations session to receive insightful feedback from peers, experts and an audience.

This also offers an opportunity to expose and showcase your creative skills, work, or projects to potential collaborators, clients, employers and investors in 5 minutes on a maximum of 20 slides! After this, you receive two pieces of feedback; one from invited experts and another from the audience.

Want to share your portfolio during the confab? Register and fill the form at bit.ly/meshpresent.

Squid (Artist) Alley

MESH Confab 2018 Squid Mag Artist Alley

Squid Mag is co-curating the expos at this year’s confab. This is in partnership with MESH Ghana and dex Ghana. Squid Mag will run an artists alley of sorts during the confab. We will be showcasing a range of creative products, initiatives, projects and services across gaming, animation, illustration, comics and digital art.

As part of this partnership, MESH is offering 10% off all tickets when you register to attend the expo with the promo code, squidmag

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to interact with Ghana’s vibrant creative industry at the National Theatre from July 13 – 14, 9am – 6 pm each day.

Purchase MESH Confab tickets online at bit.ly/meshticket. Alternatively, reserve tickets online at bit.ly/reservemesh and pay on site. You can find the full programme schedule here.

For more information, kindly visit the organizer’s website or this event page.

Find directions to the National Theatre below.

About MESH

MESH Ghana logo

MESH Ghana is a creative platform consisting of a versatile team of energetic and innovative young Ghanaians who are dedicated to using our skills in creative writing, photography, videography and proficiency in social media to facilitate the meeting, exploring and sharing of Ghanaian creativity with the aim of helping to fuel a creative revolution that will help accelerate national development.

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