MojoCon launches on Monday 15th December. Limited early bird tickets available at 12:00 noon GMT

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What a whirlwind it has been..back in August I wrote about the idea of organising a conference on mobile journalism and I’ve been busy trying to pull the event together ever since. On Friday last RTE (Irelands National Public service Broadcaster and my employer) gave the green light to proceed. The idea behind MoJoCon is simple…Connect with and gather some of the leading global network of Mojo users. Create an event where a selection of these leading innovators, practitioners, teachers and advocates, who are pushing the boundaries of mobile: journalism, filmmaking, photography and storytelling,  can share their knowledge and experience and debate the future of this form of content production. For the delegates I want to create a holistic experience, one where you can come to hear these pioneers and experts share their trials and achievements and in doing so form your own opinion on the merits and strategy that might work for you or your organisation. Explore the exhibition space beside the main plenary hall which will host a selection of some of the leading mojo hardware and accessory manufacturers demoing their gear. This is a chance to test out for yourself some of the main/leading accessories for mobile journalism. If you like what you see you can buy on the spot or order online using a special mojocon delegate discount code. Also in the exhibition space will be a select group of App developers demoing their Apps – you can network with journalists, trainers, media students, NGO’s and learn about other case studies too. Then on Saturday there will be a selection of half day workshops with some of the speakers from day one on their specific areas. As of writing the sessions planned include: 1. Mobile journalism workshop which will split into strands for iOS, Android and Windows. 2. workshop on smartphone filmmaking with some of the panel from day one. 3. session on social media curation and verification 4. workshop on mojo in radio, recording, edit, send and live stream. 5. More workshops to be announced. I think it is important to explain that RTE are supporting this event and helping with the initial funding to get it off the ground. However the event is being run an a not-for-profit | break even basis. As a result the core costs (Venue, flights and accommodation for speakers etc) will be covered through a mixture of sponsorship and ticket sales. I have tried to make the event as comprehensive as possible without making it too expensive to attend yet small and intimate enough to make it a worthwhile networking event. The best deal is the two day ticket which includes the workshops. If you were to buy a place on a similar independent training course you could easily spend the entire ticket cost on the course alone! The speaker list is still growing and the session may change slightly but the lineup for the launch tomorrow is one I’m already thrilled with. Plus if you’ve never been to Dublin then you are in for a treat. Our venue is the National Convention Centre (www.theccd.ie ) right in the heart of the Dublin Docklands and beside the Luas – Dublin’s tram network giving you easy access to the rest of the city. You can take a virtual tour of the CCD Via Google street view: Click here for an Interactive Google Map of the Venue 06-march-14_1 If you have any questions about the event you can contact me directly via twitter: @mojoconirl | @glenbmulcahy Tomorrow the contact form, and all related pages come online so you can subscribe to the mojocon mailing list for weekly updates and stay tuned for a couple of great competitions. I’m so looking forward to meeting you. Best Wishes, Glen

About vjmentor
Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

2 Responses to MojoCon launches on Monday 15th December. Limited early bird tickets available at 12:00 noon GMT

  1. Stephen Pritchard says:

    If I can help you promote it in any way – maybe you could do a piece for Audiovideopro or we could run a (free) ad – let me know.

    Sent from my iPhone

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