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Meet us @ Global MIL Week

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016

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When: October 31st – November 6th

Where: University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil

What is it?
Launched in 2012 the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is the annual highlight event for a number of worldwide initiatives hosted and coordinated by UNESCO. It includes the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Conference (MILID) as well as the first General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). It it furthermore the stage for the Global MIL Awards honouring innovative media and information literacy related projects and activities.

Date

Monday, October 31st, 2016

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Meet us @ VR & AR World 2016

VR AND 360° FILMING FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTERS

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When: October 19th, 20th 2016

Where: London, GB

What is it?
VR & AR World brings together the leading exponents of Virtual and Augmented Reality worldwide, featuring technology case studies, debates and demonstrations to unite the ecosystem and maximise the full commercial potential of this rapidly developing new technology.

Date

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Meet us @ Prix Italia 2016

Virtual Reality’s biggest bet

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When: October 1st 2016

Where: Lampedusa , Italy

What is it?
Prix Italia, originally launched in 1948, is one of Italy’s most important Media and Culture events. Lasting from September 30th to October 2nd, Prix Italia 2016 again gathers media and culture actors from all over the World “to promote and celebrate the best quality, innovation and creativity in the production of Radio and Television programmes and content for the Web.” This year’s edition chose a radical approach to draw attention to one of the major challenges of our time: the refugee crisis. All of Prix Italia 2016 numerous cultural events, workshops and expert discussions will focus on this topic.

Date

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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REVEAL Workshop Review & Resources

On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATC’s iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. 

Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!

Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop

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Sam Dubberley

The day started off with a keynote by Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and former Head of the Eurovision’s News Exchange.

Date

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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REVEAL and InVID partnering with First Draft News

Joining the initiative to streamline verification and increase news literacy

The First Draft News initiative is one of the leading actors or platforms in the field of social media newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. Supported by Google News Lab and launched in mid-2015, the main aim of the undertaking is to portray the state of affairs in social newsgathering, provide training material and pool resources on the project website – launched in November 2015.

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Date

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions

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When: 16 September 2016

Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece

What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.

Date

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Meet us @ IBC 2016

Electronic Media & Entertainment

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When: 11 – 12 September 2016

Where: Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

What is it?
The IBC is a key platform to meet with companies and people active in the international electronic media and entertainment industry. The IBC Exhibition takes place from 9 – 13 September 2016 in Amsterdam with the IBC Conference running from 8 – 12 September. According to the organisers, in 2015, the event attracted more than 55,000 attendees from 170 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,600 technology suppliers.

Date

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Meet us @ Transforming Home Entertainment Summit

Presenting the Final SAM Platform Prototype

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When: 7 September 2016

Where: Picture House Central, London, United Kingdom

What is it?
The “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit” is a key entertainment industry event. It is hosted by the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) in association with the British Association of Screen Entertainment (BASE).

This year’s Summit will feature industry-leading insight and panel discussions involving senior level executives from across Retail, Broadcast and Video. The topics covered range from digital innovation to commercial and technology-led developments all the way to retail initiatives. Industry experts will offer insight into future market opportunities and the latest in consumer trends.

With over 300 international delegates scheduled to attend, the event presents a suitable international media and broadcast audience with great networking and exploitation opportunities.

Why are we there?
We are a partner in the SAM Project. As part of the SAM Industrial Workshop, the SAM project presents the final prototype for a next-generation, open social-media content delivery platform for the multiscreen TV environment. This includes a demonstration of SAM production tools and the end-user consumption context. At the “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit”, SAM will be exhibiting the SAM platform to interested participants in a dedicated area of the venue.

DW Innovation will be present with two members of the team: Birgit Gray and Peggy van der Kreeft will be highlighting the enhancement of video content, the production of 2nd Screen experiences and benefits for broadcasters and media providers.

You can contact DW Innovation directly via Twitter @dw_innovation or meet up with Birgit Gray or Peggy van der Kreeft at the event on 6th September 2016 in London.

Date

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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Meet us @ MESA’s Metadata Madness

Demonstrating the SAM production tools

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When: 06 September 2016

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London, United Kingdom

What is it?
On September 6th, the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) is holding its 3rd Annual Metadata Workshop “Metadata Madness”, based on the theme “Access All Devices”. MESA supports companies that provide content and/or services to the home video, interactive entertainment (games), music and electronic publishing sectors. Another objective is to foster communication and collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and their trading partners.

Date

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

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Using Emotions for watching TV

Joining the world of emotions with media consumption.
This is what MixedEmotion’s Social TV pilot aims at.

MixedEmotions – an EU-funded research project – brings emotion analysis to various businesses. We are developing an open source platform for the automatic detection of emotions in speech, audio, video, text and social media data – in multiple languages and with preservation of the semantic context of expressed emotions. The envisioned platform comprises modules for multilingual, multimodal emotion and sentiment detection, entity linking, topic detection and more!

Date

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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