Social Media Influence 2011

We've chosen the Creativity & Innovation as the theme for the 2011 Social Media Influence conference. At this year's event you'll hear from the industry-leading brands & companies about how they are employing creative content and technological innovation...

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Date: 14 June 2011
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, UK

Artists’ Talk: We Are Forests / Duncan Speakman and Émilie Grenier

'We Are Forests' is new new participatory sound work by artists Duncan Speakman and Émilie Grenier. The event is delivered with Mayfest and developed as part of a cross-European residency programme with the Pervasive Media Studio.

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Date: 11 May 2011
Location: Watershed, UK

Brookson Enterprise Freelance Fair

We give you an opportunity to build a face-to-face network and find out more about the people and businesses you could be working with. You’ll leave the Enterprise Freelance Fair with new connections, new ideas and an improved blueprint for progress.

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Date: 16 February 2011
Location: Innospace, UK

Parmuto Networking Event

Parmuto Parties ....... Offer a great opportunity to increase your exposure, meet new like-minded contacts and friends, promote your business, bounce ideas around in a creative environment, potentially source new employees or indeed employers, plus increase your chance of discovering exciting positions in whatever area you are an expert.

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Date: 2 February 2011
Location: Blue Posts Pub, UK

Oxford Media Convention 2011: Conversion or Collision?

Now in its ninth year, the Oxford Media Convention remains the agenda-setting event for all concerned with the future of Britain's creative industries.

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Date: 19 January 2011
Location: Saïd Business School, UK

Creative Technologies - DreamStake event

'Creative Technologies' panel discussion with 5 high-profile entrepreneurs in an amazing location with creative atmosphere, followed by a networking session and sponsored drinks!

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Date: 8 December 2010
Location: Westbourne Studios, UK

‘The Dosh’ - Getting your Hands on Money for Innovation

The event introduces participants to sources of innovation advice and R&D funding – UK-wide, national and international. The event is for universities / research institutes and companies in the digital content sector, broadly including creative industry and digital technology businesses.

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Date: 7 December 2010
Location: Tree Tops Room, UK

Intellectual Property and Open Source Workshop - Bristol

Three half-day workshops have been announced by the Creative Industries KTN to explore the tensions between traditional, proprietary intellectual property rights and the new market dynamics created by open source approaches.

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Date: 2 November 2010
Location: Watershed, UK

Learning to Survive in the Global Creative Media Industries


In 2009, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport reported that 1,978,400 people were employed in the creative media industries and that this sector accounted for over seven per cent of GDP – a contribution of £60 billion per annum to the British economy.

In recognition of the sector’s importance, last year the Labour Government set out in Digital Britain its developing strategy to ensure that the UK remains a global leader in the creative industries.

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Future Human: Total Filmmaking

Future Human: Total Filmmaking is a discussion event looking at a new breed of auteur-moguls mastering every aspect of filmmaking, from funding to production and distribution.

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Date: 10 November 2010
Location: The Book Club, UK

Ticket Competition: Hubbub, the North West's New Creative & Marketing Conference

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Hubbub, an exciting new conference and exhibition for creative and marketing companies hits Manchester this October (13-14th). The event includes a conference, exhibition and series of satellite events covering social media, B2B marketing, experiential marketing and lots more.

We're delighted the organisers have offered two lucky Chinwaggers a free ticket to one of the four half-day conference sessions:

  • The Future of Marketing - augmented reality and the future of marketing capability.
  • Experiential Marketing with a focus on brand activation and virtual events
  • B2B Marketing - including debate on marketing automation, is social media appropriate for B2B marketing and is traditional media dead?
  • The role social media now plays across all media, marketing and communication sectors.

Entering the competition couldn't be simpler, just fill in the form below by Fri 6th August and one of the tickets could be yours.

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Creative Industries: Collaborating for Innovation

This is a free event to provide attendees with the contacts, insights, inspiration and information they need to collaborate with universities and to find the funding to support them to do this.

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Date: 27 April 2010
Location: 1000 Lakeside Business Centre, UK

How To Sell Your Multi-Platform Content (London)

London: How to sell your multi-platform content: Media-sauce, Own–it and Skillset are offering a limited opportunity for digital media professionals to participate in a 1 day intensive, workshop which will show you different ways to exploit your content. This workshop will be run by media lawyers and professionals.

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Date: 25 March 2010
Location: 01zero-one, UK

Become a master retoucher with theprintspace

theprintspace is holding a series of 1 day digital printing & retouching courses, which allow everyone to learn how to get the best out of their images.

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Date: 17 October 2009
Location: theprintspace, UK

A Creative Budget

Implications of the Budget for individuals and companies in the creative sector

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Date: 27 October 2009
Location: DMA House, UK