Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BBC Bristol and City Partners to host Digital Bristol Week

From 26 January to 1 February 2013 BBC Bristol and partners will continue their successful partnership through the delivery of Digital Bristol Week - one of the largest free programmes of training, events, workshops and panels ever to be held for media professionals in Bristol. 

The BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training and development and BBC Bristol will work with high profile partners to deliver a packed schedule of networking, training and knowledge exchange for the creative industries. Highlights will include contributions from George Ferguson (Mayor of Bristol), Tim Davie (Acting Director-General, BBC) and creative leaders from the region. 

Each day has a different theme and focus – essential skills, new technology, beyond broadcast, digital production and future business – with demand for places on each day anticipated to be very high.

Andy Corp, Innovation Executive, BBC Bristol, said: “It is incredibly exciting for us to be hosting what will no doubt be a fantastic week. Aside from access to free high quality training, hands on experience of new technologies and hearing from high profile speakers – it’ll be a great place to meet interesting people and build on the partnerships which make Bristol a creative hub.

“My personal pick for the week will be the BBC’s Blueroom exhibition which pulls back the net curtain on what living rooms of the future will be like.”

Digital Bristol Week is being produced by the BBC in partnership with the University of the West of England, Creative Skillset, Bristol Media, Bristol City Council, Bristol University, Creative England and the Pervasive Media Studio.

Please visit bbc.co.uk/academy for the full timetable. 

(Source : BBC Media Centre)

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