Conference programme

20 September 2022 

Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI) Building, Baird Lane, University of York Campus East, York, YO10 5GB

08:30 - 09:00: Registrations and coffee - TFTI Reception 

09:00 - 10:15: Welcome and keynote - Scenic Stage Theatre

Keynote speaker: Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Professor of Computing at Nottingham University will give a talk on 'The importance of the creative industries to the future of the UK'

10:15 - 10:30: Break

10:30 - 12:30: Parallel group sessions (short presentations followed by curated discussion and debate).

  • Session 1: AI and Automation - Scenic Stage Theatre
  • Session 2: Wellbeing and Inclusion - Large Rehearsal Room
  • Session 3: Digital Performances - Black Box

12:30 - 13:30: Buffet lunch and demos - Ron Cooke Hub Atrium

13:30 - 15:45: Parallel group sessions (short presentations followed by curated discussion and debate).

  • Session 1: Digital Storytelling 
  • Session 2: Audiences, Users, Workforce

15:45 - 16:00: Break

16:00 - 17:00: Expert panel chaired by Jenna Ng, Senior Lecturer in TFTI - Scenic Stage Theatre

Confirmed panel members: 

  • Victoria Wharton, Head of Sky Innovation Hub
  • Sarah Ellis, Creative Director, Royal Shakespeare Company 
  • Alice Quigley, Editor in Chief, Container Magazine

Additional panel members to be confirmed shortly.

17:00 - 17:15: Closing remarks

17:15 - 19:00: Drinks reception and demos - Ron Cooke Hub Atrium

19:00: End of conference