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Birmingham City University (BCU)’s newly-opened STEAMhouse facility is offering you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn new ways of thinking to invigorate and inspire your company, from a globally successful business leader and senior academic at one of the top three universities in the world.



Liaise and engage with global professionals

Seamus Yu Harte, Head of Learning Experience Design at the prestigious Stanford University in the USA, will be giving an insightful and eye-opening talk as part of STEAMhouse’s third annual International STEAM Conference.

The Conference takes place from 18 – 20 October and brings together global businesses, creatives, researchers, entrepreneurs and makers to discuss new ways of thinking, developing exciting new products, forming collaborations and inspiring fresh, interdisciplinary ideas.

Taking place in the recently launched STEAMhouse innovation centre – a breath-taking, five-storey building comprising of state-of-the-art technology and facilities, meeting rooms, office space and more – the Conference will feature speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and Austria.

Learn new tools and methods from world-leading business expert

The Conference presents you with the chance to hear from Seamus, a leading light in new ways of thinking and learning who has educated audiences as diverse as business executives, artists, musicians, students and many more across the globe.

Seamus serves as Head of the Elective Program at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, part of Stanford University and better known as the renowned Stanford

A world-leading facility designed to help people develop their own creative potential, the Stanford is a hub for innovation, collaboration and creativity. Its mission is for people to become “everyday innovators, everywhere.”

Seamus has hosted regular sessions, events and seminars on helping businesses to shift their mindsets and adopt new methods and processes in their day-to-day operations.

A creative director with a surprising and varied career path behind him – singer Yoko Ono and television producer David Kelley have classed him as an employee – Seamus believes in introducing and pushing for new approaches, systems and ways of working.

Alongside his Stanford commitments, Seamus is also the Founder of Only People, a design studio based in California. The company offers training and support to help businesses break from the mould and “remix how their world works”.

Engage with present and future talent

Seamus will be speaking on day one and running a workshop on day two of the STEAM Conference, bringing a real Stanford University workshop that will explore, among other things, the importance of working with people across multiple disciplines.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear from Seamus at the International STEAM Conference 2022 on Tuesday 18th October!