Thurs 24 - Fri 25 Nov / Mac's Function Centre / Wellington
A very big thank you to our Sponsors, Supporters, Speakers, Moderators and Delegates for making this year's SPADA Conference such a success. Fittingly, given the Conference's theme, the feedback received included phrases such as "thought-provoking, engaging, challenging"; in part from our outstanding opening key note addresses: the first delivered by MARK JENNINGS during his NZ On Air John O'Shea Memorial Address (link to his full address below); followed by FRANCES VALINTINE's impressive key plenary session "Framing the Future" which explored exponential technological change and its effect on the screen industry - and society as a whole: in other feedback you found the Conference "buzzing", "positive", and "friendly."
The key plenary WIFT session WHAT IS THE NZ VOICE? also generated some very thought-provoking observations, ideas, beliefs and opinions. The session kicked off with six outstanding individual presentations, before the question was put to all delegates at their individual tables. No surprises with a roomful of screen sector practitioners that the answers were insightful, intelligent and questioning!
Here's a link to the wonderful photos that were captured by Hagen Hopkins from Getty Images: