To mark our 3rd Birthday we would like to celebrate what makes Edinburgh such a Creative City - YOU - our thriving community. We’re inviting you to nominate someone who inspires you and has a creative story to share during this special evening event!

January’s theme is “Anxiety” and also marks the beginning of Scotland’s the Year of Young People we’re looking for speakers who can relate to either or both themes in some way, either through their work or life story. We love to celebrate our diverse audience and so are looking for speakers from both ends of the spectrum: 18 years old and ambitious, fiercely perusing your creative calling as well as speakers who are further along in their journey and have the scars and smiles to prove it. 

Each speaker will have 8-10 minutes to take the stage and get their message across, slides or no-slides, speaking or performing.

This special evening event will be a fun and informal gathering. If you want to nominate someone (self-nominations are accepted too) email us at with a few words about who you’re nominating and why or what you would like to speak about.

We’ll choose a selection of these submissions to announce in December. The event will be at Assembly Roxy on Wednesday 24th January from 6:00pm till 9:30pm.

The stage is calling. Don’t be shy.

The closing date for applications is December Monday 11th and we’ll announce the speakers on the 15th December.