- GEEK2015 kicks off with a conversation about the future, bringing together digital visionaries, teachers, and representatives from the creative and cultural sector to look at what a digital world has in store for us, and what that means for businesses, artists, and gamers alike.
We had 70 participants with a big mix of experience and backgrounds, ages and disicplines.
Oscar Clark kicked off the debate! Oscar is Author, Consultant and Evangelist for Everyplay from Unity Technologies.
- Oscar strolled around the room and people introduced themselves and talked about what they wanted to get out of the discussion.
- Then we had brief 'provocations' from speakers, who also spoke among the tables (rather than lecturing from a platform). There was a thoughful attentive atmosphere.
People and skills for the future
- First, we had Liz Pearson from the Broadstairs Campus of Canterbury Christchurch University - Thanet's only Higher Education provider.
- She is leading the development of the University’s Coastal Campus as part of the wider renaissance of the seaside towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate.
- I had some feedback from particpants after the 'event' - that she was "an impressive and compelling speaker - with a very realistic and positive view of the future and a commitment for CCCU to really enagage locally".