Wednesday, 26 April 2017

MojoCon 2017 - May 4th

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RTÉ Mojocon has announced details of Mojocon Fringe, a series of free evening events in Galway city centre on Thursday 4th May, as part of the leading international conference on mobile journalism, mobile content creation (including photography) and new technology which takes place in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway from Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th May.

The inaugural Mojocon Fringe is designed to bring mobile journalism (mojo) to a broader community and is being developed in association with six partner organisations in Galway who will run the fringe events, all of which are free of charge.

Mojocon Fringe free events and partners are:

Mobile Journalism in a post-truth world (National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)): Anne-Marie Tomchak (Mashable), Samantha Barry (CNN), Montaser Marai (Aljazeera), (NUIG, FREE);

VR/360 Storytellers (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT): Sarah Jones (Coventry University), Robert Hernandez USC Annenberg), Sarah Hill (Storyup), (GMIT, FREE);

Mobile Journalism for Radio & Social (Learning Waves Skillsnet): Corinne Podger (Macleay College), Nicholas Garnett (BBC), Cian McCormack (RTÉ), Wytse Vellinga (Omrop Fryslân), (Galway Bay FM, Sandy Road, FREE);

Meet the mobile content creators (Greasan na Meain Skillsnet): Mark Egan (Purple Bridge Media), Eva Schulz (Hochkant), Sumaiya Seedat (Freelance), Marc Settle (BBC Academy), (Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, FREE);

Mobile Media Entrepreneurs (StartLab, Bank Of Ireland): Mark Little (Journalist and digital media innovator), Krishna De (Biz Growth Media), Victoria Grech (Video Marketer), Richard Donnelan, Irish Startup TV, (BOI StartLab, 22 Mainguard Street, FREE);

Smartphone Filmmakers (Galway Film Centre (GFC)): Eleanor Mannion (RTÉ), Judie Russell (The Vidacademy), Julie Ryan (Mk1 Productions), Jean Devlin (Freelance) (GFC, FREE);

All events take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th May.

According to Glen Mulcahy, RTÉ’s Head of Innovation and founder and organiser of RTÉ Mojocon said: “Since the very start, Mojocon has focused on creating a supportive environment to facilitate the growing global community of mojo professionals to meet, network and share stories. As RTÉ Mojocon helps that community to grow, we have increasingly explored ways of opening up the conference to a broader audience. By coming to Galway and working with established and respected local partners, we have developed a series of unique high quality events which will allow delegates and non-delegates, thought-leaders and enthusiasts to come together in a culturally stimulating environment to share, learn and create new stories.”

Registration for the Mojocon Fringe events will be handled directly by partner organisations. All fringe events are free of charge. Details can be found at

Mojocon Fringe will complement the three-day conference which is packed with plenary sessions from leading professionals, workshops with industry experts and a mojo exhibition in addition to photo-walks, exhibitions and pub crawls.

Among this year’s innovations is a specially chartered Dublin-Galway #Mojotrain complete with up to 20 mojo trainers for RTÉ Mojocon attendees. The mojo trainers (4 per carriage) will be delivering mojo photography and video tips throughout the journey and there are almost €10,000 worth of prizes on offer. The one-way train leaves Dublin at 3pm. For details or to book, visit

RTÉ Mojocon will again showcase 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.

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 #MojoCon and #mojoconfringe conversations on social media via @MojoConIRL (Twitter) and @RTE (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

Full fringe and conference details, including speakers and tickets are available at