This year’s Acamedia Conference will be held at the University of Sunderland on June 10. The conference is designed to appeal to small businesses, large organizations and academics interested in the constantly changing nature of the creative, media and technology sectors. However this year’s event also considers the role of creativity in sectors such as manufacturing, engineering and even the automotive industries.
Acamedia 2014 will build on last year’s inaugural event, which attracted over 180 delegates from across the UK, and will deliver a range of keynote lectures, panel discussions and interactive presentations.
Keynote speakers at Acamedia will be Lord David Puttnam, who will make a case for Creativity being the lifeblood of all Industries, and Adrian Woolard, Head of BBC Research & Development, who will be discussing the BBC’s Connected Studio Operations.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google famously said a few years ago “You need to bring art and science back together... both sides seem to denigrate the other... you’re either a ‘luvvy’ or a ‘boffin’.” Responding to this challenge Acamedia 2014 will aim to stimulate the debate around the demand for Fusion Skills. The debate will explore why it is essential to continue to invest in arts, media and tech, alongside the focus on science, mathematics and engineering!
Jason Legget, Conference Director for Acamedia, Sunderland University said: “We successfully launched Acamedia in 2013 to create an opportunity for businesses and academic institutions to come together, to network, collaborate and innovate on new and exciting projects in the creative, media and tech sectors. We think Acamedia is a great catalyst to this process and we know this year is going to be even bigger and better.”
When: Tues 10 June, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Where: David Puttnam Media Centre, University of Sunderland, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
Tickets are on sale online priced £89.
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