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The Future of Immersive Storytelling

Map Pin IconGrangetown, Cardiff

Clock Icon18:00 - 21:00

Calendar IconMay 22, 2024


Map Pin IconGrangetown, Cardiff

Clock Icon18:00 - 21:00

Calendar IconMay 22, 2024

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Where tech meets creative, join us to gain insights into how to create diverse and inclusive content.


What will the event cover?


This event will be an engaging exploration into how businesses can recalibrate their operational approaches to foster greater inclusivity, emphasising actionable strategies and best practices.


As the Convergent Content Programme is coming to an end, this is the perfect opportunity to network with the current cohort, partners and wider ecosystem.




18:00 - Arrival & Refreshments


18:20 - Welcome & Intro


18:30 - Speaker 1 -

Angela Chan, Head of Inclusion and Professor of Creative Industries at StoryFutures immersive storytelling lab.

Sharing her thoughts on the future of diversity within convergent content and considerations business may need to bear in mind for future opportunities. 


18:50 - Speaker 2

Rosie Higgins, Director and Project Manager at Unquiet Media.

In this talk, Rosie will share more about Unquiet Media’s journey across their Media Cymru-funded Research and Development project exploring neurodiversity in the Creative Industries, as well as key findings and recommendations for making workplaces and work practices - whatever they may look like in our sector - more neuro-inclusive. 


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19:10 - Facilitated Q&A


19:30 - Networking


20:30 - Event ends


Who is this event for?


This event is for creatives and techies looking to drive positive change and work on new and exciting creative projects. Unleash the potential of collaboration, forge meaningful connections, and be part of a movement that is shaping the future of convergent content.


Speaker Bios


Angela Chan


Professor Angela Chan is Head of Inclusive Futures for CoSTAR, the UK’s new national lab for creative technology, where she is responsible for research into democratisation and standards in emerging technology, and oversees inclusion and sustainability for the National Lab.


Angela previously worked in the television industry for twenty-five years, originally as a filmmaker and executive producer in documentary, current affairs and science programming for the BBC & C4, and later in commissioning & management roles at the broadcasters. Before becoming an academic she was Head of Creative Diversity for C4 and has held similar roles at the BBC and Pact where her specialism was unlocking the potential of under-represented creatives and businesses.


As a Professor of Creative Industries with StoryFutures at Royal Holloway, University of London, her research focuses on inclusive innovation in the creative technology sector. In addition to this she sits on a number of advisory boards including the British Council Arts and Creative Economy Group, the Sir Lenny Henry Media Centre and Natwest Bank’s Ethnicity Advisory Board.


Roșie Higgins


Roșie Higgins is director of Fields Park Productions, film and TV arm of the Fields Park Media Group, and Unquiet Media, a unique production and consultancy company specialising in themes of psychology, with her expertise and experience intersecting both media production (where she’s worked for 10+ years) and cognitive science (M.Phil. in Psychoanalysis, MSc in Psychology).


Unquiet Media draw on industry, academic, and lived experience to create unique content and offer consultancy services to the creative industries around all matters of the human mind, with a specific focus on mental health and neurodiversity.


Their work ranges from traditional production activities to short-form content, research and development, project consultancy, and workplace consultancy - all combining their expertise and experience in content production with both psychology and neuroscience, with their team comprising of industry leaders from both of these worlds; from Oscar-winning directors, global giants of the media sector, to renowned scientists and academics.

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Unit D, Pendyris St, Cardiff, CF11 6BH

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Cardiff Central Station
8 min walk

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Pendyris Street Parking
1 min walk