The Christian New Media Awards were the first ever exclusively Christian award ceremony for bloggers and web designers in the UK. They were established in 2007 by Premier Christian Media to recognise and reward Christian achievements on the internet. Now in its fourth year, The Christian New Media Awards continue to grow. The awards now feature a new media section, to recognise a wider range of Christian achievements in technology, from iPhone applications to VJ to flash games.
You're too late to submit for the awards, but not too late for the conference
The inaugural Christian New Media conference will take place the day after the awards on Saturday 16th October at City University, London. Expert practitioners will share with you the skills and knowledge you need to know to make an impact in the digital world. The conference is made up of main sessions covering topics of interest to everyone and break-out seminars focussing on specific subjects. Whatever your new media questions, the organisers are sure that this conference will provide the answers..
A number of great speakers are lined up (if I can say so):
- Peter Kerridge - Chief Executive of Premier Christian Radio
- Ian Aspin - TV Journalist, Producer and Presenter, and 'Professor of Ideas' at Reallygood Thinking.
- Pete Phillips - Director, Centre for Biblical Literacy and Communication (CODEC)
- Andrew Graystone - Director of Church and Media Network
- Bex Lewis - Blended Learning Project Manager at CODEC
- Maggi Dawn - Theologian and author of The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible
- The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson - Bishop of Buckingham
- Heidi Campbell - Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University and author of 'When Religion meets New Media.'
- Richard Collins - Deovox Managing Editor
- Jeremy Higham - Video Producer, J&E Higham
- Greg Gorman - Principal, Greg Gorman Communications Waxahachie, Texas
Who is it intended for?
This conference is aimed primarily at three groups, and provides different sessions according to interest:
- Those in Church Leadership
- Theologians & Academics
- New Media Practitioners
Is it expensive?
No, and good value for money too:
- Early Bird Price £25 per person (inc VAT) if booked before 18th September 2010
- Standard Booking £39 per person (inc VAT) if booked from 18th September 2010
Let me at it...
More information and booking for the conference can be found at: http://www.christianblogawards.com/conference.html... and please do note the extensive choice of titles you can choose from whilst booking... I think I'll be Duchess for a day.
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