Making connections, building capabilities

We help creatively minded people, teams and organisations to build their capabilities in connected, memorable and motivating ways.

We've been curating and supporting our ever-growing community since 2001; with members today ranging from big retailers and governments to eyewear startups and digital consultancies. Working across all kinds of sectors, they’re united in their belief in learning from outside of them, and the value of applying diverse creative thinking to the challenges of the day. We create value for such organisations by understanding their individual goals; and then delivering a rich and collective learning experience that connects them with like-minded partners along the way. We deliver this with an in-person programme, digital platform and through the consultancy of our central team

19th April 2018 — What's new

Connect with new partners

We help our members to connect with the most relevant partners for any creative project or purpose.

Learn among like minds

Our members' teams can access a weekly programme of curated events, workshops and roundtables.

"We’ve supersized our thinking and the network of partners to put it into practice with!”
Charlotte Emmerson, The Guardian
"YCN has helped us develop a creative leadership programme that connects our talent to their peers around the world”
Sonia Thorel, adidas Group
"The team at YCN understands the briefing process, which adds a lot of value given the speed we work at.”
Sue Hornsby, NSPCC
"So beautifully personalised — an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere among the groups I’ve become part of”
Laura Corbett, Everyman Cinemas
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    Better Creative Briefing

    We began April's focus on creative relationships by opening up a conversation around the best practice in briefing

    Read what we learned
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    12000 connections since 2001

    When we introduced Ennismore to a new digital partner this month, it was a landmark number.

    Find out more
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    Presenting with purpose

    We've new dates for Mark Shayler's popular one-day workshop in the Library at Shoreditch House

    Find out more
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    Digital learning in-person

    Our partnership with AB InBev has seen digitally focussed events to-date in Paris, Amsterdam and New York

    Coming sessions in 2018

Call, come by and borrow a book

Our central team works from a renovated warehouse on Rivington Street in London, combining
a ground floor lending library, two floors of workspace and a rooftop too.

YCN

72 Rivington Street, London
EC2A 3AY Map

+44 (0)20 7033 2140
hello@ycn.org

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