Events for June.

Having recently read an article in the Telegraph on ‘how Grim things are in the North‘, I had thought i’d have to pack my bags and head of to London, if i wanted to do any sort of social networking.  Turns out they were wrong…there are a whole host of events in June, right on our very doorstep. Who’s have guessed it, this far North?

There have already been a number of great events in June including the b.wteen conference in Liverpool, culture labs lunch bites and a business show case at Teeside University.
There is also a PECHA KUCHA night at the Live theatre on the 18th, although I believe that this sold out very quickly. Pecha Kucha Nights follow a dynamic structure each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds  giving a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds for each speaker before the floor moves on.

The GameHorizon Conference organised by Codeworks and held at the Sage Gateshead on 22-23 June, is one of Europe’s leading events in the Games arena .

The two-day conference features creative, innovative and inspirational speakers from the worlds of gaming, entertainment and business. Attendee get an unprecedented opportunity to network with the experts, influencers and people driving the games industry forward.

For more information and to book now, visit the GameHorizon Conference website now.

Where do you think you’re going?

Newcastle University and Imperial College invite you to participate in a different sort of Workshop to help shape future research into sustainable intelligent transport.

To be held at Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle from 11am -6pm on the 25th June, there is already an impressive line up of speakers including Twitch hiker – Paul Smith, James Burke,  Nick Illsley – Chief Executive Transport Direct, Nick Illsley – Chief Executive Transport Direct, Building Blocks of the Digital Economy, Chair – Jennie Borg, Detica and many many more.

It’s billed as being sparky, challenging and forcing you to thinking the unthinkable. Not only that its your chance to help mold a  better more sustainable transport system for the future, and to see how technology can help mobility.

This is the final event for the SIMM (Services for Intelligent Mobility Management) research cluster, a Digital Economy cluster funded by EPSRC.

More information available on the blog.

The Thursdayfizz team have been at it again, finding yet another fantastic venue for this months event. Teaming up with Business Link, for this years “Marketing: the art of” event Launch party on 25th June at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineering, Westgate Road.

“Marketing: the art of, was the must attend Business Link marketing event of 2008 which took place at The Sage, Gateshead in November.  Designed to appeal to anyone with a marketing remit, whatever the company size, the event gave delegates an insight into the full marketing mix. PR guru Max Clifford gave a keynote address, and there was also presentations from amongst others Sage plc, Barbour, Great North Run and Green & Blacks Organic.” More information about the event can be found here

This will be an event you don’t want to miss, but please note there will be mainly wine to drink. They are limiting this event to 100, so please if you register and can’t make it please let them know in advance.

This month, in a break from tradition supermonday will be running the event in a ‘un-conference’ format, much like ‘barcamp’ or ‘cloudcamp’. The event takes place at Newcastle University from 6pm on the 29th of June.

The un-conference format became popular in the US, after many of those not invited to a Tim O’rielly’s event got together to host a conference of their own. The topics, speakers and format is largely decided by the attendees on the day is rather dynamic, fluid sort of way… the success of the event depends upon the imagination of the attendees!

Also in June, but slightly further a field at the Pilot Theatre York is Shift Happen’s 2.0.

Building on the success of last year’s event, Shift Happens 2.0 is your opportunity to look at the next evolution in digital technology.

Its aimed at Artists, Artistic Directors, Chief Executives, Heads of Marketing, Teachers, Students and Social Media users, it will be Chaired by Dave Moutrey, from Cornerhouse, Manchester, who’ll be presentng a fantastic line up of speakers  including Charlie Leadbeater, Bill Thompson, Andy Hobsbawm, Lyn Gardner, Charles Cecil, Lucy Wurstlin, Kit Monkman, Hannah Rudman, and not forgetting our friends Georgia Rakusen from Haus Projects and Rob Colling of Internet Subtitling.

As well as inspiring presentations there will be hands-on sessions on: / Twitter / social and mobile networking / live streaming  / demos of 3D-web / Second Life hands on demo / New marketing ideas / blogging and micro-blogging / And a chance to network / build your online presence on the social networking Shift Happens ning site / Plus a live PERFORMANCE of Catcher in their Eye, by Richard Hurford, directed by Suzann McLean – which is live at the Theatre and will be streamed live online too. See the full  Programme now online.

Shift Happens costs £100.00+VAT (including all your meals and refreshments) and takes place at York Theatre Royal Book Now

With these kinds of events in the region who needs the Telegraph!
Pilot Theatre  – at York Theatre Royal 29 / 30 June 2009

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