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New Realities Panel

April 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Connecting creative industries with immersive technology

The New Realities panel discussion^^ is one of two fringe events we are holding in conjunction with the D&AD Festival – one of the world’s largest and most prominent awards ceremonies for the creative industries.

Together with the NEM Initiative (New European Media), we are inviting SMEs, industry leaders and relevant stakeholders to join this event, which will focus on enhancing collaborative communities across Europe – particularly those at the cross section of creative content and emerging technology.

Afterwards, there will be networking drinks and a showcase of some of the SMEs’ most innovative activities, which will take place in Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab.

Attendance is free and open to all relevant parties, including thought leaders, content creators, technologists and academics. However, we encourage all participants to join as a member of NEM beforehand. Membership is free and members will benefit from a special discounted rate to the D&AD Festival*, which takes place in London’s  Shoreditch, Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 April.

Furthermore, from 12:30 until 17:30, half of our auditorium will be available for participants to have one-to-one brokerage meetings**.


^^UPDATE TO FORMAT AND AGENDA (as of 19/04/17): Upon reviewing registrations, we believe attendees will gain more from greater engagement with one another and, therefore, we will now run a roundtable in place of the panel. We hope that these changes will provide participants even more benefit and insight into the theme of connecting creative industries with immersive technology.

Please see below the updated agenda for this session:
18:00 Showcase and drinks reception

18:50 Welcome, overview of NEM and introductions (inc. our two showcase SMEs)

19:20 2 x presentations, Q&A and discussions

20:20 Summary

20:30 Networking and drinks

21:00 End

*NEM members will be given a unique code to use when purchasing D&AD Festival passes.

To join NEM, visit their website and forward your confirmation email to Kathryn.geels@digicatapult.org.uk to receive your discount code.

**One-to-one brokerage meetings can be booked by participants via the special online collaborative tool.

New Realities at the D&AD Festival

For more information about our collaboration with the D&AD Festival, including the showcase and competition for immersive technologies in the creative industries, visit our project page and Open Call.

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0300 1233 101


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