BBC Backstage at TedX Manchester
BBC Backstage working in partnership with Codeworks, FutureEverything and NW Vision & Media produced a free public event bringing some of the experience of the TED conferences to the North of England. Mixing talks and conference videos, there was a rich set of presentations from inspiring experts (regional and BBC) on the future of technology, entertainment and design.
Over 250 folk - students, academics, indies, staff, corporates and regional agencies took time out to listen, network and hopefully get more sense of an Open BBC. You can get a small sense of the day from these photos on Flickr.
It's also worth noting that the whole event was captured as a purely tapeless digital production in HD using BBC R&D's Ingex system. We should have all the video of the presentations as well as edited highlights up in couple of weeks as a new episode of R&D TV.
It's through events such as this that we can build in the future BBC FM&T's commitment to the overall ambitions of BBC North.
Dr Adrian Woolard is Project Lead (R&D North Lab), BBC Research & Development.