Explore the digital future of the creative media industries in Wales from 24 to 27 June. This ground-breaking event will bring together the best talent in the public, private, educational and training sectors to explore new ideas, innovation and opportunities across the whole digital spectrum. Kick-start the week with Digital Futures Day.
Conference schedule - morning
09:00 - 09:30 - Registration
09:30 - 10:15 - Digital Futures: The Opportunity
MC: Sarah Dickens, BBC Cymru Wales' Economics Correspondent
Introduction: Lord Patten, Chairman BBC Trust, and Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director BBC Cymru Wales
10:15 - 11:00 - Digital Trends in 2013 with Nic Newman
11:00 - 11:15 - Break
11:15 - 12:15 - Innovation in Interactive Drama
12:15 - 13:00 - New Digital Ways to Reach the Audience
Conference schedule - afternoon
14:00 - 14:45 - Digital First: There's an App for That
14:45 - 15:30 - Digital Public Space: Archive Development and Vision
15:30 - 17:30 - Connected Studios: Explore and Innovate with Fellow Professionals
Get hands-on with the latest consumer tech and see demonstrations from BBC Research & Development. Rental equipment providers and manufacturers will display cutting edge filming technology, and clean-tech suppliers will be demonstrating products that can provide renewable energy for film shoots.
Getting Smarter With Your Smart Phone
A smartphone is an incredibly versatile device that can record, edit and send broadcast quality content - and can even be used to go live. This taster session will introduce you to the fundamental techniques you need to know, as well as looking at the best apps and accessories to improve it. The session is aimed at iPhone/iPod owners, and while those with other smartphones can come along, not every aspect will be relevant to them. Please bring your smartphone!
Ultra HD: Introduction to the World Beyond HD
Bigger is better? Is 4K the future? There are new opportunities beyond HD, but with those are a new set of challenges, technologies and jargon. This session puts Ultra HD in focus, de-blurs the terminology, and answers the questions production teams are asking.
Essential Social Media & Digital Tools
Explore how key tools can help you find original stories and content. You will also learn the most effective ways of reaching out to contributors; basic tools and techniques to help you verfy the information and content you are being given; and finally helping you understand the issues surrounding online ethics, copyright and permissions.
Registration on the day
Please arrive at Wales Millennium Centre Reception 15 minutes before your session starts. You will then be taken to the appropriate venue. Detailed joining instructions will follow. Any booking related questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How are the spaces allocated?
All spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis however we want to ensure a fair allocation to people from different areas of the creative industries: freelancers, independent production companies and commercial and community radio and we may need to adjust numbers accordingly.
If you have any access requirements or any specific needs, please contact email@example.com
*Please note this event for media professionals, therefore you need to be over 18 to attend.*
When & Where
BBC Cymru Wales/BBC Academy/S4C
BBC Cymru Wales, the BBC Academy and S4C welcome you to the Wales Millennium Centre for a day of inspiring discussions and hands-on workshops. The event is designed to encourage creative collaboration between technical and content-producing communities to the mutual benefit of both.