Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Second RTÉ Mojocon international conference to be held in April 2016

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After the success of the inaugural RTÉ MojoCon conference earlier this year, experts from Mashable, Aljazeera, BBC, RYOT and Oracle are set to return to Dublin as RTÉ announces its second international conference on mobile content creation, lined up for Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on 29th - 30th April 2016.

Noel Curran, Director-General, RTÉ, commented: “Last year, RTÉ was at the very centre of the mojo world; we look forward to developing RTÉ Mojocon into a major fixture of the international conference scene and putting Dublin and Ireland firmly on the tech map. RTÉ has been pioneering the use of mobile phones as content creation tools for over four years now. Hundreds of journalists and staff in RTÉ have undertaken training and many have completed the advanced mobile multi-media master-class. The use of mobiles has been a huge catalyst in improving RTÉ’s range, quality and speed of coverage.”

RTÉ MojoCon is an international mobile journalism conference aimed at journalists from print, radio, online and television, as well as PR professionals and media and journalism students. The conference will also appeal to mobile photography enthusiasts, media executives, and members of the public with an interest in mobile and social.

Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead in RTÉ and conference organiser, said: “RTÉ MojoCon was the first conference in Ireland dedicated to mobile journalism, filmmaking, photography and storytelling and RTÉ MojoCon2 will build on this success by demonstrating the wealth and breadth of pioneering work being done by media organisations, broadcasters, companies and individuals around the globe to truly explore and develop the potential of smart devices as high quality content creation and consumption tools”.

Speakers at RTÉ MojoCon2 will include high-profile names in the global mobile content space from companies such as the BBC, RYOT, Oracle, Mashable and Aljazeera, and many more.

Following positive feedback, the training and workshop element of the conference on day 2 will be further developed to include more sessions and a selection of additional activities and competitions, including photo-walks, a networking evening and pub crawls.

Sessions will include:

· 4KMojo, a new era in mobile production

· Is it Mojo if shot on a DSLR/Large chip camera?

· Meet the Disruptors

· Drone technology

· VR and Immersive 360 video.

RTÉ MojoCon is run on a not-for-profit basis and is designed to be self-funding from ticket sales and sponsorship. Join the RTÉ MojoCon2 conversation on social media via #MojoCon2 @MojoConIRL (Twitter) @RTE (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine)