The Speakers confirmed for Shift Happens V on July 8th 2013 at York Theatre Royal
Howard Rheingold - is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media and virtual communitites (a term he is credited with inventing). Via live link from San Francisco
Kate Russell - BBC Presenter - Click Digital and author of 'Working the Cloud'
Matt Mason - Author of 'The Pirate's Dilemma' now Vice President of BitTorrent in San Francisco - Live in York
Julia Unwin - CEO and Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in the UK
Dr Kristin Alford - Futurologist and founder of Bridge 8, and speaker at TEDxYork - live from Adelaide
Jenny Sealey - Artistic Director of Graeae - and co-AD of the Paralympics 2012 opening ceremony
Kajsa Hartig - the Digital Navigator at the New media department at the Nordiska museet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Abhay Adhikari - Creating Digital Identities - see his blog for Guardian Cultural Professionals
Stella Duffy - Writer, performer and leading the 'Fun Palaces' Project in 2014
Kersten England - Chief Executive - City of York Council, and Board member of NESTA
Professor Kit Thompson - Former Principal of Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, now Chair of Pilot Theatre
Sarah Brigham - New Artistic Director of Derby Theatre - a new vision for learning and theatre
DK - a Shift Happens connector - will be joining us as part of his world tour from Portland, Oregon
Liz Hill - Consultant Editor of Arts Professional - our media partners for the event
Elliot Barnes-Worrell - spoken word poet and artist
Bill Thompson - BBC Click presenter and head of BBC archive
Dr Rebekka Kill - DJ and Academic extraordinaire...
John Tomsett - Headteacher - Education Expert and Heads Roundtable blogger
Sophie Jewett - Managing Director of York Cocoa House, entrepreneur and chocolate visionary
Alan Lane - Artistic Director of SlungLow and Director of Blood+Chocolate who will talk about making work that engages with a City and its Community
Hannah Rudman - Eco-system: using digital technologies in Scotland's creative and cultural sector From theatres replacing scripts with kindles, to a mobile cinema that tours remote spots of the Highlands and Islands
Marcus Romer - will host the day - Marcus is the Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre
Catering will be provided by Henshelwoods and Manjit's Kitchen
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