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Thinking Digital Conference stage 2013

Inspiration and world class innovation is about to fill the Sage Gateshead and we can’t wait to be part of it.

We’ve been regulars at the Thinking Digital Conference for a few years now, attending with a different mix from the team each time. Last year, we also beamed the live stream onto our office wall for those who couldn’t make it in person.

We’re again pretty excited to attend and have spent the entire lunchtime checking out the speakers.

One that jumps out for me is Steve Mould. Explaining complicated ideas in an accessible way is pretty much exactly what we help researchers with in our digital storytelling training. So looking forward to hearing how an experienced broadcaster does his magic in the scientific field.

With our digital storytelling hats on, Christian ‘Documentally’ Payne is another one we’re looking forward to hearing from. We’re particularly intrigued by the work he’s been doing with the Open University on mobile technology and citizen journalism.

Dale Lane‘s work with a question answering computer system also sounds interesting. We do a lot of work around e-learning and look forward to seeing what potential implications his work has on that.

From a purely personal interest point of view, Sean Carasso and Mariana Mazzucato sound intriguing and as an ex-journalist, I’m always interested in hearing from seasoned tech journos like Jemima Kiss and Tom Cheshire.

As a huge fan of piano music, I’m also really looking forward to hearing what Hayley Parkes will be up to.

No doubt there’ll be many others who will wow us and we’re equally excited to meet the people attending.

Our TDC14 delegation will comprise myself, my fellow Voices bloggers and editors Chris and Steve as well as our service manager Will Allen. Come say hi if you’re there too!

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