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YAM Speakers

Every year we gather a panel of high level musicians, experts and academics. Through inspiring talks, they will share their knowledge and experience of working with music and young audiences.


A wide array of subjects are discussed, from creative networking and the European cultural funding landscape to audience perception and interaction.


On top of that, each YAM delegate, young audience professionals and performers themselves, has something to bring to the discussion from their own experience and we look very much forward to brilliant and passionate debates.

Pamela Burnard

(United Kingdom)


Pamela holds degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Education and Philosophy. Her primary interest is creativities research for which she is internationally recognised. She is the author/co-author/editor of 15 books, 21 reports,  and over 100 refereed journals and substantial book chapters. She is regularly invited to give keynote addresses and invited talks nationally and internationally.  She is presently co-editor of the international journal Thinking Skills and Creativity; chair of the Arts and Creativities Research Group (A&CRG) University of Cambridge and co-convenor of the Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network (CIAN); and previously co-convenor of the BERA Creativities-in-Education SIG.

Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations,
University of Cambridge

Annabel Jackson



Musical performance helps rebuild our identity and deliver different perceptions of who we are. Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores reoccurring themes in his work - Identity, Displacement and Destiny - in accessible, enjoyable ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds. His awards include: Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2009, The Liberty Human Rights Award, The Live Canon International Poetry Prize, The Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition, Magma Poetry Competition, Winchester Poetry Prize, A Black British Theatre Award and The Hay Festival Medal for Poetry. He founded The Midnight Run (an arts-filled, night-time, urban walking experience.) The Rhythm and Poetry Party (The R.A.P Party) which celebrates poetry & hip hop, and Poetry + Film / Hack (P+F/H) which celebrates Poetry & Film.

Poet & Playwright

Tuulikki Laes

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