About Digital Cities Cardiff

Hold these dates for your calendar. Digital Cities Cardiff is back from 1 to 5 April 2019, with a packed week of mainly free events for people in the creative industries and tech sector.

This is a must attend week if you're working in the creative and tech industries. You'll:

  • find out how to reach younger audiences, build your brand online and run successful social media campaigns
  • learn new digital production and writing skills for short form video and podcasting
  • discover how to get into and develop your career in the creative industries
  • hear from BBC, S4C and Clwstwr commissioners on what they are looking to commission
  • find out how BBC Cymru Wales’ move into the centre of Cardiff will impact on creativity and storytelling
  • see how AI and technology are changing the world of journalism
  • network with potential employers
  • build connections between tech and content companies
  • hear from successful entrepreneurs about how they established and built their businesesses
  • learn from successful women in business
  • find out what investment and support is available to entrepreneurs

 

We have a fantastic line up including:

BBC Digital Skills Day (3 April at BBC Cymru Wales)

The massive growth of on-demand video, streaming, podcasting and short form video on social media platforms means that media producers need new strategies and content formats, particularly if they are to reach younger audiences.

This day provides audience insights, practical production skills workshops, and the opportunity to find out  what the  BBC, S4C and Clwstwr are planning to commission.

Technology and Content Innovation Day (4 April at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Culture)

New technology and platforms are transforming the way stories are told, who is telling them and where audiences find news and entertainment content.

This day provides insights on these trends and seeks to forge new collaborations between local tech companies and the media production sector with a focus on screen and News innovation.

Business Development Day (5 April at Tramshed Tech)

Cardiff is one of the fastest growing centres for the technology and creative industries in the UK.

This day is focused on inspiring and supporting graduates, aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of SME’s to start and scale their business ideas. The day includes growth insights, practical workshops, interviews with successful entrepreneurs and 1 to 1 advice from business support organisations.

Tickets are available for some sessions already and the rest will be available by 11 March. Most events are free and open to anyone working, or wanting to work in the tech and creative industries. Follow #DigiCities for the latest information. This page is updated regularly so keep checking back for the latest information. Follow @BBCAcademy on Twitter for the latest information, such as when you can book tickets.

      BBC DIGITAL SKILLS DAY
9:15
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9:45
Registration
9:45
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10:30
Reaching Younger Audiences
10:30
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11:45
Short Form Video on Social Media -
Big impact on Big Platforms
How to Produce a Great Podcast APPSolutely Amazing
Content
12:00
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13:15
BBC Writers Room -
Writing for Short Form
Filming and Editing
on your phone
Pitching Principals -
How to develop and deliver a pitch
14:00
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15:15
Building your Brand
using social media
APPSolutely Amazing
Content
Meet the Welsh
language Commissioners
15:30
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16:45
Meet the English
language Commissioners
Filming and Editing
on your smartphone
18:00
-
20:00
VRSW#4 (Virtual Reality South Wales) Meetup, At Orchard Media and
Events Group, Trade Street, Cardiff CF10 5DT
                                                TECHNOLOGY & CONTENT INNOVATION DAY                                
9:30
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10:00
Registration
10:00
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10:45
Creative Spaces, Technology and Storytelling: The BBC Wales
move to Central Square
1:45
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12:15
Clwstwr Creadigol Workshop: How might different
creatives and tech companies solve the challenges in News?
12:15
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12:45
Community and Hyperlocal Journalism
13:30
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14:00
Data and Computational Journalism
14:00
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14:45
Rise of the Machines:AI and the Media
15:00
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15:45
BBC R&D NewsLabs
15:45
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16:15
A journalist’s technology story
16:15
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16:45
Drones in the News
5pm-8pm SCREEN SKILLS,
OPEN DOORS – CAREERS IN SCREEN,
At NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator,1
Central Square,CF10 1FS
6.30-9pm AI WALES MEETUP,
AI in Broadcasting,
Orchard,
Trade Street CF10 5DT
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DAY
9:00
-
9:30
Tech Nation Presentation Bookable Surgery Sessions: Free 1-1 advice from the experts on          
how to start and grow your business:

- Business in Focus
- Accelerated Growth Programme
- Development Bank of Wales
10:00
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12:00
NatWest:Women in Business:


- Presentation on the Rose Report
- GrowthMindset Workshop
- Q&A with panel of successful women entrepreneurs
13:00
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15:00
Entrepreneur Panel Bookable Surgery Sessions: Free 1-1 Advice from the experts on
how to start and grow your business:

- Business in Focus
- Accelerated Growth Programme
- Grant Thornton
15:00
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16:00
Business Basics Presentation
16:00
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17:00
Finance Set-up Workshop
17:00
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18:00
How to Run and Manage a Social Campaign

Earlier that week, there are two exciting UK-wide events in Cardiff that you might also want to attend:

Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2019 (1 April at Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum of Wales)

The Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference and Awards is a key moment in the calendar for employers, educators and policy-makers in the creative and cultural industries. This year, for the first time, the National Conference and Awards is heading to Cardiff and will be followed by an Awards ceremony that evening at the National Museum.

Creative Cities Convention (1 and 2 April at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)

This two-day convention is a meeting place for everyone in the broadcasting industry. With a theme of Let’s Be Friends, the focus of this year’s event is on the importance of working together with a stellar line-up of speakers giving food for thought and discussion.

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