Programming Update: CONGRESS WELCOMES GUEST SPEAKER LYNETTE WALLWORTH
Lynette Wallworth’s work uses immersive environments, interactive technologies with gestural interfaces and narrative long-form film to engage with viewers and reflect connections between people and the natural world. She has been awarded the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation, and Excellence and Foreign Policy magazine named her one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers." Her latest work, Awavena, combines indigenous storytellers with the world’s most cutting-edge technologies to create the next generation VR/mixed reality non-fiction experience. Lynette will join us at Congress '18 to speak on the topic of gender and respect for diverse peoples.
Programming Update: THE MOST UNKNOWN
Filmmaker Ian Cheney and executive producer Derek Mead (VICE Media) join us at Congress to discuss playing with science narrative and their latest work The Most Unknown. Advised by Werner Herzog, the film follows nine scientists into extraordinary parts of the world to answer some of humanity's biggest questions: How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?
Programming Update: THE BIG HISTORY QUIZ
Four teams from around the World will test their history knowledge, while also proving they know what subjects are most popular with global audiences. Expect to learn some surprising truths as we explore the differences between the history shows that fill the schedules and the ones that audiences are watching online. Session produced by Alex Hryniewicz, Executive Editor of Timeline at Little Dot Studios.
Programming Update: WHO'S WATCHING WHAT WHEN AND WHERE?
This new must-see Congress session is our very own breakdown of what's being commissioned now, and what types of programs in each region are rating hits and engaging viewers on various platforms--from standard broadcast and cable to SVOD and social media. Data and research provided and presented by Ryerson University's Jessica Mudry. Session produced by Paul Lewis.