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Random Speed Networking and TAD Talk with Sam Conniff in collaboration with RSA Central - FREE
Random Speed Networking and TAD Talk with Sam Conniff in collaboration with RSA Central - FREE

Thu, 05 May



Random Speed Networking and TAD Talk with Sam Conniff in collaboration with RSA Central - FREE

A free, friendly, fun and fast-paced hour of random speed networking including a 10-minute TAD Talk by best-selling author Sam Conniff. (1-2pm BST, 5-6am PDT, 8-7am EDT, 4-5pm GST, 11pm AEDT)

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Time & Location

05 May 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 BST



About the event

This event has past, watch recordings here.

At 1pm (GMT) on Thursday 5th May I'm hosting another hour of random speed networking including a TAD Talk speed webinar by best-selling author Sam Conniff. It's free to attend.

This event is presented in collaboration with the RSA (Royal Society of Arts). We may need a bigger boat!

We all get to meet 9 or more fellow members and guests, at random, in a series of 5-minute 1-2-1s and small groups, in under an hour, without leaving our desks, or dressing from the waist down if we don't want to.

It's free, fun, fast and effective and we've had some great feedback. We've had several reports of follow on meetings, artistic collaboration, business deals and hires.

“Hi Mark. Hope you're well. I just wanted to get in touch to say how much I enjoyed the last ACN Speed Networking event.” Katy Raines MA MBA FRSA

The TAD Talk

Creative Uncertainty

At half time, we present a 10-minute speed webinar called the TAD Talk (The Arts Debate).

Sam Conniff is the best-selling author of the phenomenon that is Be More Pirate, a book that has changed thinking all over the world, not least here at The Arts and Culture Network.

Sam's current focus is the Uncertainty Experts, a powerful interactive documentary initiative scientifically proven to reduce our fear of the unknown, reduce anxiety, increase empathy and improve decision-making and problem-solving.

In 10 minutes, Sam will introduce us to the project and how to deal with creative uncertainty.

About the Arts and Culture Network

The Arts & Culture Network is a growing global community of professionals shaping the future of arts and culture together. We have over 13,000 members on LinkedIn.

Independent, vocal, self-governing, self-funded, inclusive, diverse, borderless, collectively philanthropic, sustainable, and a little bit pirate.

"Give 'till they give back."

All our random speed networking events are free of charge and we offer lunchtime events across the Atlantic too, with LA, Sydney and Dubai to follow this year.

You may like to join us as a subscriber to support our work, and for additional membership benefits, including access to our community hub, TAD Talks and interviews on-demand.  It starts at just £5 per month (€6)

Here is a selection of the organisations registered for recent events:

  • Sadler's Wells
  • Science Museum
  • University of the Arts London
  • Arts Council England
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Royal Opera House
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Natural History Museum
  • Lincoln Center
  • Harvard University
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Welsh National Opera
  • British Council
  • British Library
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Universal Music Group
  • Ticketmaster
  • Coventry City of Culture
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Sky Arts
  • BBC
  • Southbank Centre
  • National Theatre
  • Arts Marketing Association
  • The RSA
  • English Heritage
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Warner Bros.
  • Sotheby's
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Historic England
  • Walt Disney
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Tate
  • Barbican Centre
  • London Symphony Orchestra


  • "The event was amazing I haven’t networked in ages so was feeling a bit nervous but everyone was so lovely!"
  • "So much fun on a Thursday!
 Thanks Mark, look forward to the next one. So many people jumped on LinkedIN immediately afterwards."
  • "Brilliant event, thanks for organising and I’ll definitely join the next one. Best wishes."

For more information please contact the host Mark Walmsley at or call +44 (0)7947 793 554


Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM

Chief Culture Vulture

Arts & Culture Network


  • Free Ticket

    This is your free ticket for the Arts and Culture / RSA random speed networking event at 1pm on Thursday 5th May 2022 on Zoom.

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