Ladders Creative Careers Day

Ladders (Creative & Digital) Careers Day 2018 will be held on the 27th March, at the University of Sunderland. This conference is an opportunity for young people (17-24yrs) to gain an insight into careers in areas such as music, film/TV, animation and software development. The conference will be showcasing some of the regions industry and educational experts discussing the opportunities and how to get a step on that all-important LADDER! – a line-up filled with the advice and guidance young people need to help inform their next steps and hear some inspirational career stories all the way.

To book, please view the speakers below and register for your place in the sessions that interest you. Please are free but limited. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Our Ladders Careers Day has been split into 3 industry sectors (Film/TV, Software Development and Music), all you need to do is pick a speaker you’d like to get more information from and then you’ll have the chance to hear all three speakers in a Q&A panel, please pick the creative sector you are most interested in:

10.15am -11am – Introducing the Film/TV/Animation industry speakers:
Room one: 10.15am – 11am

Alex Davy, a freelance Storyboard artist and Designer for animation at Arcus Animation Studios.

 

More info on Alex Davy Freelancer at Arcus Animation

Room two: 10.15am – 11am

Craig Hawkes of Kaleidoscope CFA

The founder and Creative director of Kaleidoscope Creative Films Agency and the co-founder of Foundery Films

More info on Craig Hawkes of Kaleidoscope

Room three: 10.15am – 11am

Gayle Woodruffe, Production Service Manager at Northern Film & Media

 

More info on Gayle Woodruffe of Northern Film & Media

Film/TV/Animation Q & A Panel – 11.15am – 12pm
This panel will hold a discussion about careers and entering into the Film/TV & Animation industry. There will be a good opportunity for questions too. Speakers on the panel will be:

Alex Davy, Freelancer at Arcus Animation Studios
Chloe Rodham, Animator, from Chloe Rodham Animation (& TICE Film Mentor)
Gayle Woodruffe, Production Service Manager at Northern Film & Media
Craig Hawkes, Founder & Creative Director at Kaleidoscope Creative Films Agency

To book for the Film/TV/Animation Section: book here and choose your speaker.

 

12.30pm -1.15pm – Introducing the Software Development speakers:
Room One: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Andreas Firnigl from Nosebleed Interactive.

Founder of the multi-award-winning game development studio, Nosebleed Interactive.

More info on Andreas Firnigl of Nosebleed Interactive.

Room Two: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Dani Walsh from BorgWarner

Software Engineer,  responsible for the design, implementation and testing of firmware for electric and hybrid vehicles.

More info on Dani Walsh BorgWarner

Room Three: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Karen Marshall from Accenture

Apprentice, Education and Engagement Lead at Accenture.

More info on Karen Marshall of Accenture

Software Development Q & A Panel – 1.30pm – 2.15pm
This panel will hold a discussion about careers and how to enter the Software Development industry. There will be a good opportunity for questions too. Speakers on the panel will be:

Dani Walsh, Software Engineer from BorgWarner.
Phil Jeffes, Software Developer, Electrocats (& TICE Software Mentor)
Andreas Firnigl, Founder of Nosebleed Interactive.
Karen Marshall, Accenture.
Jill Mckinney, Sunderland Software City.

To book for the Software Development Section: book here and choose your speaker.
2.30pm – 3.15pm – Introducing the Music industry speakers:
Room One: 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Joe Davies from JoeFest

Music Festival Creator, young entrepreneur and musician.

More info on Joe Davies JoeFest

Room Two: 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Sean Cotterill, Musician & Live Coder.

A digital artist, live coder and musician.

 

More info on Sean Cotterill PhD Student and Live Coder

Room three: 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Claire Dupree from NARC. Magazine

Owner and editor of NARC. magazine, the region’s foremost alternative music and culture magazine.

More info on Claire Dupree NARC Magazine

Music Industry Q & A Panel – 3.30pm – 4.15pm
This panel will hold a discussion about careers in music and how to enter the Music industry. There will be a good opportunity for questions too. Speakers on the panel will be:

Claire Dupree, Owner & Editor, NARC. Magazine
Joe Davies, Music festival creator, JoeFest
Sean Cotterill, Musician & Live Coder.
Megan Savage, Creative Programme Co-ordinator, TICE

To book for the Music Section: book here and choose your speaker.