#RethinkMedia returns to BCU

#RethinkMedia returns to Birmingham to address future of creative industries

Birmingham City University’s annual #RethinkMedia conference returns this month to address the latest trends in digital and media innovation and what the future may hold for the creative industries. 

This year’s speaker line-up includes Mark Frankel, Social Media Editor for BBC News and Matt Shaw, Network Editor, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube. 

Also speaking at the event is Alia Lamaadar from $3 billion global communications app Slack and Mandy Combes – Head of Creative Operations, Marketing & Audiences at the BBC.

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Marverine Cole will host the event.

“I’m delighted to be hosting this year’s #RethinkMedia conference, which promises to be a day full of lively debate and discussion on the next generation of content creators and consumers,” said Marverine. 

“We’ll also be looking at how media organisations can better engage audiences across different platforms.”

Other speakers at the event include former Google director Frank Golding and Emma Mulqueeny, recently listed as one of the most influential women in technology in the UK.

The event runs from 9.30am until 5.30pm on Wednesday 16 March at the University’s Parkside Building. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.rethinkmedia.biz.

#RethinkMedia forms part of Digital Birmingham Week 2016, which aims to enhance digital abilities and promote cross-industry partnerships.