MoJoConIrl – the 1st Conference dedicated to Mobile Journalism, smartphone filmmaking and iPhoneography
August 5, 2014 4 Comments
Over the last three years I’ve been continually amazed at the initial reaction of mojo trainees to the potential of smartphones, particularly iPhones as content creation devices.
I’ve been even more impressed with the quality of the stories produced by trainees after their courses and their continuing dedication to push the boundaries in what can be achieved with a smartphone and some cheap accessories and also to the work that some of the pioneers in this space like Sky News, BBC and NRK have achieved.
Last month I started to ask people I know and respect in the mojo world would they be interested in participating or contributing to a conference on mobile journalism, Mobile FilmMaking and iPhoneography.
I was awed at the response with 95% of the people I asked not only pledging their willingness to participate but also to help in spreading the word.
Once I realised how many people were supportive I immediately started looking at dates, venues and logistics and I drafted a proposal for the executive here in RTE.
Now that the project is scoped and with all the core stakeholders consulted, I’ve realised it will take more time to pull together than I had first anticipated but to be honest I want to do this right and make it the best it can possibly be.
So I’m going to reschedule the conference for March 2015, this timeframe will pave the way for making the event even better than I had first hoped.
But as a teaser to whet your appetite…here’s what I’m working on:
Day One. Plenary sessions/Panel discussions on the following topics…
Session One: “Mobile Journalism: Technology in Broadcast – where to next?”
Session Two: “Story. Exploring the diversity of multimedia storytelling with and for mobile”
Session Three: “Smartphone FilmMaking: Award Wining Creators share their experience”
Session Four: “Create, Curate, Verify: UGC, building communities and the process of validation and authentication”
Session Five: “The Multimedia Mojo – working across Radio, Print and Online case studies”
Session Six: “Code:R-Mojo Educ8: App Development and education for Generation Y”
There will be plenty of opportunities for networking in the evening and there is some discussion about an iPhoneography walkabout session also.
Day Two: Workshops and Masterclasses
Masterclass: iPhone FilmMaking – learn from internationally awarded Filmmakers
Workshop: Social Storytelling – New Platforms for publishing and creating a community
Masterclass: iPhoneography: Shoot Epic images with your smartphone
Workshop: The RTE Mojo Project – From Shoot to Edit to Publish. A step by step workshop.
Conference Dinner (Optional)
I’m also hoping to attract a decent group of the hardware makers and resellers to set up stalls at the event with the idea that they not only demonstrate their gear but sell it as a special reduced conference price!
There will be rapid fire pitch rounds for App developers to pitch their Apps to the audience also.
This means that delegates will have the option to come to the conference, learn from industry leaders, buy their chosen mojo kit, do a top class training workshop and leave with all the skills AND gear they need to get started on their mojo journey.
If you are a hardware manufacturer or reseller who is interested in taking part then DM me on Twitter @glenbmulcahy for more info.
I haven’t completed the math on ticket prices yet but as soon as the date is officially confirmed I will post an update here with ticket prices and a lottery for some free tickets for you (blog readers)!
Im working on the event website now but in the meantime follow @mojoconirl for updates and if you have some suggestions or feedback please do get in touch.