Big Tent leaders’ Summit and Ideas Festival 2o21

Healthier, cleaner, creative growth to build back better

Co-Produced by The Big Tent Festival, RADIX UK and Coventry City of Culture Trust

9th July 2021 2pm – 6pm

10th July 2021 9am – 6pm

The summit and festival will bring together communities, politicians, visionaries, inspirational entrepreneurs, national and local leaders. Encompassing conversation, discussion, debate to explore:

“How to ensure the UK City of Culture is a catalyst for lasting cultural and economic regeneration of the region and beyond?”

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Big Tent Ideas Festival 2021

At the Big Tent Ideas Festival, you will have a chance to:

  • Engage with and challenge political, social and business leaders to influence their thinking as we rebuild Britain
  • Explore and understand the ground-breaking technologies and innovations set to transform the country
  • Play your part in shaping the future – economically, socially and culturally.

The festival will bring together communities, politicians, visionaries, inspirational entrepreneurs, national and local leaders.  Encompassing conversation, discussion, debate to explore:

How to ensure the UK City of Culture is a catalyst for lasting cultural and economic regeneration of the region and beyond?

As the UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is uniquely placed to kick-start the post-Covid recovery and lead the UK in its vision for a greener, healthier and creative society.  The festival has an overarching theme of healthier, cleaner and more creative growth.

Join us to find out about the exciting opportunities being developed in the Coventry area:

In our GREEN GROWTH THEME: the companies and technologies shaping tomorrow

In our HEALTHY GROWTH THEME: brilliant Life Science and Health Technology changing healthcare in our area

In our CREATIVE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH THEME: the extraordinary creative economy here in Coventry

In our GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY THEME: lessons from the pandemic – how the UKs future survival and prosperity is dependent on international action.

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Speakers Corner: Your opportunity to harangue a Minister!

FREE to all festival ticket holders.

Is there a particular political or societal issue where you have something to say? Do you have an idea about regeneration? Do you think your idea could make a difference?

The Big Tent is the festival where local communities meet politicians, think tanks, entrepreneurs, experts and leaders from all walks of life face to face.

SpeakersCorner is now taking bookings for fifteen minute slots throughout the day and it’s an opportunity for you to stand up and tell the audience about your idea or issue – and be heard!

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021. This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. The city has moved people for centuries. For a whole year, the city will be celebrated with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is co-created with the people of Coventry and brings about long-term social, economic and cultural benefits.

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