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Visionaries: Pitches & Networking

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Alexandra Palace

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Supported by the Creative Digital industries, a free educational event for aspiring female students to develop their business & tech skills.

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Visionaries delivered by Digital Schoolhouse, Alexandra Palace and e-Magine is a free educational event for aspiring female students aged 11-13 years, which aims to develop both business and technical skills in a pitch and presentation challenge.

Whether you're in Video Games, VFX, Television, Music, Project Management or Marketing, we'd like to invite you to join us! Our aim is to showcase the diversity of roles in the Creative Digital sector, to inspire the next generation of women in tech.

Your story will help shape our future workforce.

This event is supported by the Creative Digital industries and designed to spark innovative, forward-thinking and sustainable ideas for our present and future digital economy. Visionaries also spotlights viable careers pathways through networking opportunities with industry professionals throughout the day.

Calling women in tech! If you're interested in also being a Visionaries Mentor on the day, please contact laura@ukie.org.uk

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13.00 - 14.00: Student presentations

14.00 - 14.10: Break

14.10 - 15.10: Student presentations

15.10 - 16.00: Student & industry drinks & networking

16.00 - 16.30: Awards ceremony

16.30: Event close

How does the day work?

  • Fifteen teams of five students will compete (one team per school)
  • A creative brief will be distributed to participating schools for teams to review ahead of the day
  • On the day, teams will be provided with a number of resources to develop a prototype and create a pitch and presentation in answer to the creative brief, with the help of a dedicated mentor from the Creative Digital industries
  • Pitches will be presented to an expert panel of judges and a winning team will be selected as the Visionaries Champions 2020

Digital Schoolhouse together with Nintendo UK, uses playful learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the Computing curriculum. Digital Schoolhouse is delivered by the UK games industry trade body Ukie and is supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Alexandra Palace's Creative Learning works with schools and colleges across Haringey and neighbouring boroughs, offering an exciting range of workshops, projects, takeovers and events throughout the year. The programme offers many opportunities for enrichment with a focus on creativity that spans the whole curriculum.

e-Magine conducts customised training and workshops for individuals of all ages to equip them with the skills that will prove to be a major asset regardless of the industry in which they belong. For, our focus is to help our trainees realise their potential and enable them to feel empowered as they #DARETOEMAGINE, and come up with innovative and practical solutions to real world problems.

For more information, please contact laura@ukie.org.uk

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