PANELS

Silverspot Cinema

300 SE 3rd, Ste #100, Miami, Florida 33131


SCHEDULE

SATURDAY December 1

8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast at the Silverspot Cinema

10:00 - 11:00am  KEYNOTE SPEECH: THE POINT BREAK PARADIGM by Cameron Farrelly of Virtue/VICE

11:00am - 12:00pm  DISRUPTIVE TECH AND THE ART OF BRAND STORYTELLING featuring Heather Pieske of the Group Creative Director at Virtue, Denise Burrell-Stinson of The Washington Post, Armando Turco of Vox Media, Chris Adamo of WhereBy.Us,The New Tropic, moderator Nelly Gocheva of The New York Times / T Brand

12:15 - 1:00pm  CREATING SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES featuring Julien Aubert from Bigger Than Fiction, moderator Mike Cantalupo

1:15 - 2:00pm Afternoon Break

2:15 - 3:00pm  CREATING LIVE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES featuring Stephen Coulson of Campfire, Tanya Bravo of Juggerknot, moderator Mike Knowlton of Story Code

3:15 - 4:15pm  HOW TO MAKE AWARD-WINNING VR PROJECTS (Discover the French Artistic Ecosystem) featuring Benjamin Nuel (Isle of the Dead), Balthazar Auxietre, and Hayoun Kwon (Untitled, Innerspace VR), moderated by Voyelle Acker, VR producer from ON Animation Studios

4:30 - 6:00pm  CREATING COMPELLING AUGMENTED REALITY featuring Savannah Niles of Magic Leap & Sally Reynolds of The Mill, moderator Mike Knowlton of Story Code

Sunday DECEMBER 2

8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast at the Silverspot Cinema featuring WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION - Breakfast & Network included!

10:00 - 10:45am KEYNOTE SPEECH: LOCATION BASED ENTERTAINMENT & VR AROUND THE WORLD by Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality of HP

11:00am - 12:00pm  AWAVENA: A VR AYAHUASCA JOURNEY TO THE AMAZON featuring creator Lynette Wallworth, Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa, Mars Wong of Technicolor, moderated by Kim Grinfeder (University of Miami, Interactive)

12:15 - 1:00pm  SPHERES VR: THE MUSIC OF THE COSMOS featuring developers Eliza McNitt and Jess Engel, moderated by Fred Volheur (AtlasV)

1:15 - 2:00pm Afternoon Break

2:15 - 3:00pm  USING PLAYFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE featuring Benjamin Stokes (American University), Lindsay Grace (University of Miami), moderated by UM interactive media professor Lien Tran

3:15 - 4:00pm  REACHING TRUE GENDER PARITY IN INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING featuring Vivian Marthell (O Cinema), Joanna Popper (Global Head of Virtual Reality of HP) & Filmgate Miami Executive Director Diliana Alexander, moderated by Marie-Pier Gauthier of the National Film Board of Canada

4:15 - 5:15pm  SHAPING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MIAMI THROUGH CULTURE featuring Priya Sircar (Director of Arts, John S and James L Knight Foundation), Rezarta Seferi (Mana Contemporary Artist - New Jersey) and Avra Jain, founder of The Vagabond Group, moderated by Pola Bunster of the Prism Group


 

DISRUPTIVE TECH AND

THE ART OF BRAND STORYTELLING

AI, VR, AR, immersive experiences – has new technology damaged or enhanced the way we tell stories and connect with our audiences? How do we efficiently integrate technology into brand stories in a way that drives authenticity and human connection? What's next for publishers and media companies?

PANELISTS: Cameron Farrelly (Virtue/VICE); Denise Burrell-Stinton (The Washington Post BrandStudio); Chris Adamo, (WhereBy.Us, The New Tropic); Armando Turco (Vox Creative)

MODERATOR: Nelly Gocheva (T Brand Studio/The New York Times)

⫸ CREATING COMPELLING AUGMENTED REALITY

For creators of immersive experiences Augmented Reality holds significant promise. AR broke through two years ago with Pokémon Go, and there has been continued improvement and growth of capabilities since then. Whether it's used for gaming, storytelling or marketing, Augmented Reality is here to stay and has been embraced by Apple, Facebook, Google and Magic Leap, to name a few. For this session, learn about the different types of AR and how to create them from some of the leading creators in the space.

PANELISTS: Savannah Miles (Magicleap); Sally Reynolds (The Mill)

MODERATOR: Mike Knowlton of Story Code

CREATING LIVE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

In the continually evolving world of entertainment one thing is clear these days - audience members, now more than ever, want to become part of the story. The form that this desire for immersion can take varies from traditional analog to digital to experiential. Whatever form you work with as a creator, a base set of principles exist for creating compelling live immersive experiences. For this session we've brought together leading immersive entertainment creators who have created ground breaking and culturally significant immersive experiences. Join us as they share their advice from the front lines of creating leading immersive theater and marketing experiences.

PANELISTS: Steve Coulson (Campfire); Teddy Bergman (Woodshed Collective); Tanya Bravo (Juggerknot)

MODERATOR: Mike Knowlton (StoryCode)

⫸ USING PLAYFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Among the myriad of opportunities around mixed reality and playful technologies is the ability to engage communities with stories that compel them. The panel shares lessons learned in telling stories through playful technology. What are the best ways to start such projects, What are the potentials of such projects and how do you implement this work on a limited budget? The panel is designed to provide a combination of practical and inspiring advice on using playful technology to tell unique, exciting stories.

SPEAKERS: Benjamin Stokes (American University); Lindsay Grace (University of Miami School of Communication)

MODERATOR: Lien Tran (University of Miami School of Communication)

SHAPING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MIAMI THROUGH CULTURE

PANELISTS: Priya Sircar (Director of Arts, Knight Foundation); Rezarta Seferi (Mana Contemporary Artist - New Jersey) and Avra Jain (The Vagabond Group)

MODERATOR: Pola Bunster (Prism Group)

REACHING TRUE GENDER PARITY IN INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING

PANELISTS: Vivian Marthell (O Cinema); Diliana Alexander (Filmgate Miami)

MODERATOR: Marie-Pier Gauthier (National Film Board of Canada)

CREATING EFFICIENT WORKFLOWS ON INDIE BUDGETS WITH SONY PROFESSIONAL US

SPHERES VR: THE MUSIC OF THE COSMOS

PANELISTS: Eliza McNitt and Jess Engel, developers

MODERATOR: Fred Volheur (AtlasV)

AWAVENA: A VR AYAHUASCA JOURNEY TO THE AMAZON

PANELISTS: Lynette Wallworth, creator, Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa, Mars Wong (Technicolor)

MODERATOR: Kim Grinfeder (University of Miami, Interactive)

CREATING SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES

PANELISTS: Julien Aubert, (Bigger Than Fiction)

MODRATOR: Mike Cantalupo

HOW TO MAKE AWARD-WINNING VR PROJECTS (Discover the French Artistic Ecosystem)

PANELISTS: Benjamin Nuel (Isle of the Dead); Balthazar Auxietre, and Hayoun Kwon (Untitled, Innerspace VR)

MODERATOR: Voyelle Acker, VR producer (ON Animation Studios)