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SPARKies 2012 and XML both selling out!

From: David Maher R.
Sent on: Thursday, March 8, 2012 9:47 AM

Morning all,

A quick note to let you know that following the release of the shortlist of finalists, the tickets for The SPARKies are selling really quite fast. As of this morning we have well over 200 tickets sold, and only 50 left. So, if you really wanted to attend but haven't got round to booking them, please do so now! Tickets are £15 and available from Komedia.

Relatedly, X Media Lab Bath conference that kicks off the Bath Digital Festival next Friday (16th March) is also selling out fast. BathSPARK members can still trigger the mega discount (tickets for you are £95 instead of £295) - so if you want to attend, book your tickets now. Latest news is that the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries - Ed Vaizey - will be giving the opening address to the conference. Full conference agenda is below for your information.

I hope to see you at one or the other (or both)!



XML CONFERENCE AGENDA - Friday 16th March, Assembly Rooms

Ed Vaizey MP – Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

The Next Generation
Ian Livingstone – Life President of Eidos (London)

Platform Play – Opportunities and Pitfalls in Launching Digital Platforms
Chris Deering – Former President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (London)

Global Shift: Why (and how) the hidden pace of digital media globalisation matters
Gerry Gouy – Senior Director, Global Business Development for MTV Networks International/Viacom International Media Networks (New York)

Pervasive Communication: How Transmedia Techniques Will Help Us Surf the Chaotic Waves of the Social Age
Jeff Gomez – President and Chief Creative Officer, Starlight Runner Entertainment (New York)



 Developing Characters for Transmedia Storytelling
Leah Hoyer – Creative Producer at Levity Entertainment group (Los Angeles)

Collapsing Distances, Connecting People with Social, Local and Mobile Technologies (So-Lo-Mo).
Esther Lim – CEO, The Estuary (San Francisco)

Social Expression Platform - Empowering the ME (Mobile-Expression) Generation
Poonacha Machiah – CEO of Qyuki (Bangalore)

Sound affects! soundscapes, noise and music in a mobile world
Julian Treasure – Chairman of the Sound Agency, Author of Sound Business (Surrey)



Digital strategy that's both fun and effective
Baratunde Thurston – Director of Digital for the Onion; Politically Active Technology-Loving Comedian from the Future (New York)

We live our own fictions And Write our own histories
Howard Goldkrand – Innovations Director for Modernista! (NFA)

Adventures in Mobile Art & Design
Martha Ladly – Professor of Design & Senior Researcher, OCAD University (Toronto)

Digital China - Size matters, but why?
Andy Mok - Managing Director of Red Pagoda Resources LLC and Organiser at Startup Weekend Beijing (Beijing)

Jane Hu – Head of Programming Strategy, YouTube Next Lab (New York)



Elegant Equations: The Art of Science and the Science of Art
Dr JoAnn Kuchera-Morin - Director of the AlloSphere Research Facility, California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara)

Digital Concerts[masked]) - reimagining live entertainment
Steve Machin – Founder, Stormcrowd (London)

Building Dreams In Space – sonic architecture for art, business and education
Martyn Ware – Founding Member, the Human League, Heaven 17 and The Illustrious Company (London)

Give me some space
Dale Herigstad – Chief Interaction Officer, Possible Worldwide (London, Los Angeles)


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