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Speakers announced for Innovation Workshop

The Bookseller’s annual FutureBook Innovation Workshop in association with The Literary Platform returns 30th May 2013. This year’s half day workshop will explore innovations in storytelling: gestural interactions, shared experiences and inter-authorship; innovations in business methodology: how to pivot in a changing landscape and learning the skills of improvisation; and post-digital innovation: how to create effective integrated on and offline campaigns and marrying up print and digital.

The event is part of Digital Shoreditch, the annual celebration of the outstanding creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent of East London and Tech City, and the workshop is to take place at the London Brick Lane offices of Digital Agency of the Year LBi.

The key aim for this year’s event is ensure that delegates actively participate. As well as hearing about fantastically innovative projects from speakers, we’ll also be asking delegates to get out of their seats, engage in bespoke workshops and exercises and to return to their desks energised and full of ideas.

There will also be a social drink up that evening for those wishing to take the conversation to the bar!

We have a fantastic launch line-up of speakers, with more to follow. More details below – do book today (Friday 19th April) to get early bird rate of £99.

We have a fantastic launch line-up of speakers, with more to follow. Speakers Confirmed so far include:

Bobette Buster, Pixar story consultant and screenwriter, documentary producer, lecturer on taking stories multiplatform while remaining integral to the art and craft of real storytelling.

Simon Gill, Executive Creative Director LBi on the Brandon Generator project with Microsoft Internet Explorer, brands using storytelling working with Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards.

Alyson Fielding, MD of Pyuda and story consultant for BAFTA-nominated Malcolm Tucker, speaking on enchanted books project: storytelling through gestures and movement.

Dan Franklin, Digital Publisher for Random House on their latest project Black Crown with Failbetter Games : “an infectious new kind of narrative experience”.

Sara O’Connor from Hot Key Books on The Story Adventure – a live writing project with Fleur Hitchcock with 2,000 school kids answering questions and offering creativity to help shape the story.

Tim Wright on his project The Haunter – taking a ‘haunted’ box into a physical environment that releases Hardy poetry and sound effects as you walk.

Julian McCrea from Portal Entertainment on The Craftsman a five day thriller for iPad and smartphone and ThrillME where you discover movies through how your face reacts to them.

More Speakers Announced Soon!


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