DIY Days Ghent: a free one day workshop for digital storytellers

idrops has managed to gather an amazing cast of digital experts to deliver Europe’s first DIY Day!

This is a one day workshop for storytellers to learn  how to finance, develop, distribute and sustain themselves as collaborative entrepreneurs. As it is a free event (you just need to register) I really suggest you have a look to their programme and sign up for it before it gets full!

Have a look to the programme below, or just go to idrops website.

When: November 6, 2012
Where: Ghent – KASK
Language: English

DIY Days is an international conference on digital storytelling, for and by creative makers. The DIY Days revolves around accessibility of ideas, resources and networks that creative people can help their project to create, distribute, finance and maintain! Creative people from all over the world come together on this day to focus on the future and sustainability of today’s media professionals and media (digital) creators

There will be four keynotes:

Lance Weiler (USA), a pioneer in transmedia storytelling and founder of DIY Days;
Tommy Pallotta (USA / NL), producer of “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly”;
Nick Fortugo (USA), game designer and educator;
Geraldine de Bastion (DE), international consultant for new media and development.

Also interactive workshops will be held with different topics and experts:

Ele Jansen (DE / AUS), expert in co-creation;
Peter De Maegd (BE), producer & story architect;
Martin Ericsson (SE), trans-media storyteller;
Alison Norrington (UK), author and trans-media storyteller;
Jörgen Van Der Sloot (NL), researcher future developments;
Brian Chirls (USA), creative technology developer.

There will also be a roundtable on financing of digital storytelling. Speakers will be:

Michel Reilhac (FR), commissioning editor of ARTE France Cinéma;
a representative of the investment network Business Angel Network (BE);
Juliane Schulz (DE) of the financial consultancy Peaceful Fish;
Aviva Silver (BE), Head of the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission;
a representative of the Walloon fund Wall Images (BE);
a representative of the crowdfunding platform Indie Gogo (USA).

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