Tuesday, 14 February 2017

All aboard the #Mojotrain as RTÉ Mojocon heads to Galway


After two successful years in Dublin, RTÉ Mojocon is heading to Galway city. From Thursday 4th – Saturday 6thMay, the leading international conference on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology will be taking up residence in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

Following positive feedback from previous delegates, RTÉ Mojocon has added an extra day, to create a three-day conference packed with plenary sessions from successful professionals, workshops with industry experts, a mojo exhibition and all the popular fringe events, including photo-walks, exhibitions and pub crawls. Early bird tickets have already sold out, but a number of the 300 three-day tickets are still available at https://mojocon.rte.ie/.

Among this year’s innovations is a specially chartered Dublin-Galway #Mojotrain complete with 12 mojo trainers for RTÉ Mojocon attendees. The mojo trainers (4 per carriage) will be delivering mojo photography and video tips throughout the journey. The one-way train leaves Dublin at 3pm. For details or to book, visit https://mojocon.rte.ie/mojo-train-dublin-galway/

Glen Mulcahy, RTÉ’s Head of Innovation and founder and organiser of RTÉ Mojocon said: “In a short time, RTÉ Mojocon has established itself as a major technology conference on the international events calendar and the fact that we have added an extra day in response to delegate demand demonstrates how popular the conference has become. Not only do we have broad appeal by attracting top industry storytellers and hosting engaging and informative workshops, but we really look after our delegates. This creates a supportive environment that allows us to learn from each other and I’m sure that the intimate surroundings and unique charm of Galway will help make this year’s conference another great success.”

RTÉ Mojocon will again showcase the wealth and breadth of pioneering work being done by media organisations, broadcasters, companies and individuals around the globe to truly explore and develop the potential of smart devices as high-quality content creation and consumption tools.

RTÉ Mojocon 2017 speakers include:

Michael Rosenblum - For nearly 30 years, Michael has been on the cutting edge of the digital ‘videojournalist’ revolution. Michael was President and founder of NYT TV and in partnership with Al Gore, conceived of and founded Current TV. He has designed, built and implemented VJ-driven news channels around the world. As a producer, Rosenblum has produced or overseen production on more than five thousand hours of programming for both network and cable television, including his recent groundbreaking 5 Takes series for Discovery which has completely rewritten the production paradigm. He is an adjunct professor of communication at New York University and at The Bauhaus in Germany. His Brussels-based Rosenblum Institute trains European journalists to work as VJs. He is an author and a regular blogger for The Guardian (UK) and The Huffington Post.

Samantha Barry - Executive Producer for Social and Emerging Media at CNN Worldwide whose teams span publishing, news-gathering, digital and TV. Under Samantha’s leadership, CNN has become the most followed and fanned news organisation in the world. She has led her team and the wider organisation to do compelling work for social audiences on an array of platforms including, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and other emerging media;

Ilicco Elia - A mojo pioneer and Head of Mobile at global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi with overall responsibility for mobile product development and innovation, developing award-winning mobile strategies for the agency’s portfolio of global brands, and
helping them take advantage of the ubiquity of mobile as an integral part of
DigitasLBi’s blended offering. Ilicco has been named in The Guardian’s top 100 most influential people in media and was placed at #7 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 list.

Sarah Hill - Award-winning Storyteller and CEO & Chief Storyteller for StoryUP, a VR native media company that creates purpose-led stories for brands and VR features for news outlets.Sarah is a former interactive news anchor for the NBC & CBS affiliates in mid-Missouri. Her team at KOMU-TV pioneered the use of multi-way video chat during a newscast. Most recently, her team produced VR documentaries from the Amazon and eastern Congo about energy poverty.

RTÉ MojoCon is run on a not-for-profit basis and is designed to be self-funding from ticket sales and sponsorship. Join the RTÉ #MojoCon conversation on social media via @MojoConIRL (Twitter) @RTE (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and @explorerte (Instagram).

Full conference details, including speakers and tickets are available at http://mojocon.rte.ie.