Timetable

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Conference Room

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00am-10:00am

Registration

Registration opens at 9am, with tea and coffee available to all delegates upon arrival.

10:00am-10:30am

Keynote: Peter Lord

Aardman's Creative Director Peter Lord talks about the way Aardman has organised itself as a creative powerhouse over the last 30+ years - and how their new position as a mutual company is part of that process.

10:30am-11:30am

Panel: The Shock of the New

Developing IP for new platforms, with new techniques, new approaches to the audience, new strategies from broadcasters, new sources of funding.

11:30am-12:00pm

Break

Take a break with tea, coffee and networking in Social 7.

12:00pm-1:00pm

Forum: ScreenSkills and the Animation Skills Council

Senior animation executives join ScreenSkills and Animation Skills Council representatives to discuss how training programmes are benefitting companies and freelancers – and feed in ideas for how training funding should be used.

1:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

Lunch is provided for delegates in the venue.

2:00pm-2:30pm

Keynote: Sarah Muller

Newly returned to the BBC, Sarah outlines the BBC Children's commitment to animation and the ways in which to engage, while also taking a look at the international animation market in which she has operated so successfully in recent years.

2:30pm-3:30pm

Panel: Global Opps

Case studies in successful international co-production. Manimation looks at how successful companies are putting together financing packages to get content made and distributed across multiple territories. 

3:30pm-4:00pm

Break

Take a break with tea, coffee and networking in Social 7.

4:00pm-4:45pm

Panel: Ads and Animators

Working with creative agencies – case studies in successful relationships.

4:45pm-5:30pm

Session: Diversity – Good for Business

Following up the Animation UK/Screen Alliance diversity survey, considering how access to the animation industry can be improved and why that‘s better for business.

5:30pm-7:00pm

Drinks Reception

Join us after the conference and meetings for drinks and networking in Social 7.