This was an interesting afternoon, the first half listening to four speakers and their approaches to campaigning and taking positive action for social change. I was particularly inspired by the excellent keynote address by Carrie Bishop; in brief - make change happen, not just complain. I was also struck by the attractive concept of the militant optimist.
The second half I found a little disappointing as it focussed, I felt, too much on addressing artists rights and valuing the [potential] input of artists. I would have preferred if this had instead focussed on how as artists we can make a difference - how we can make art, or use or art, or our creativity, to make a difference; either by campaigning or raising awareness or taking positive action or whatever.