Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Creative Conferences Bring World's Best to Wellington

23 October 2012

Creative Conferences Bring World's Best to Wellington

Creatives from New Zealand and across the globe will gather in the capital from November for a range of conferences which celebrate both innovation and inspiration.

New Zealand’s premier digital entertainment event, AnimfxNZ, sets the tone on 15 November at New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.

The annual three-day symposium brings together professionals from animation, visual effects, games and digital film industries worldwide. Top speakers include Patrick Liu, Creative Director from Rovio – makers of hit game Angry Birds – and DreamWorks Animation Visual Effects Supervisor, David Prescott.

On 16 November, Semi-Permanent - the world-leading multi-disciplinary design conference - makes its Wellington debut at the city’s iconic Embassy Theatre.

From directing Lady Gaga's music videos to designing typography for the London Olympics 2012, and producing Mad Men’s first pilot to developing a webcast video for indie sensations Arcade Fire, the line up of award-winning international presenters is sure to impress.

Less than a week later, the 20th Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) conference takes place at Mac’s Function Centre on 22 November.

With a key plenary session by four time BAFTA recipient Robert Thirkell, this two day event is a highlight for anyone involved in the screen production industry.

TEDxTeAro rounds things off on 1 December at Te Papa with a focus on world-changing ideas. This independently organised TED event showcases inspiring stories from amazing people.

This spectacular line-up of events proves once again that Wellington is the premiere destination in the South Pacific for design, screen and digital creatives working at the cutting edge of their fields.

To find out more about the creative conferences mentioned above, or to register, visit:
AnimfxNZ, Semi-Permanent, SPADA or TEDxTeAro.

Ends…

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

The Kids: OECD Report Shows Huge Impact Of Poverty On Education

A new report from the OECD has again highlighted the negative effects of poverty, showing that disadvantaged children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to underachieve in maths than children from wealthier homes. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: NZ Pledges $500,000 To Help Address Zika

“With the Zika virus now confirmed in a number of Pacific countries, New Zealand is committed to helping limit the impact and spread of the virus in the region,” says Mr McCully. “New Zealand will provide $250,000 as a contribution to the WHO to implement the Pacific Zika Action Plan, and a further $250,000 to enable countries in the region to respond rapidly if required." More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Police Commissioner 'Doesn’t Get Force Needs'

The Police Commissioner has let down the public and his own force by insisting the police have what they need despite it taking a year to solve a burglary and overwhelming number of officers saying they are under-resourced, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Pressure To Expand Our Role In Iraq

Foreign news services are being more forthcoming about what the “next 12 months” will entail – essentially, the defence ministers will be under US pressure to increase their “training” role preparatory to an assault on the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news