Creative Directions Media Festival

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Event Details

5 October 2017 at 6:00 pm – 6 October 2017 at 5:00 pm
Monash University, 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East, Melbourne, 3145
Alumni; Faculty of Arts; Seminars & Workshops


Creative Directions Media Festival

Creative Directions will bring Masters students together with leaders from the media, cultural and digital industries for two days of panel talks and intensive workshops. Join industry guests and successful alumni as we dive into the nitty gritty of what it means to make a life in the media and cultural industries in 2017.

We will discuss how to make a transition from graduate study to professional practice, why there is such a lack of diversity in the industry, and what the future may hold for creative work. Opening Night

Thursday 5th October 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Panel Discussion

7:30 pm onward
Drinks and Canapes

Whose Work? Diversity in the Cultural and Media Industries

A panel of experts investigate the new (and old) obstacles to gender, class and cultural diversity in the media and cultural industries. Who really benefits from endless internships and networking? If getting a job is all about ‘who you know’, who gets excluded?

In a time of radical industry change, who are the new media gatekeepers and what are we doing to hold them to account? A stellar panel of diversity advocates will help us navigate some of the most critical questions of the day - who gets to work in the cultural and media industries, who doesn’t, and what are we doing about it?

Morning and Afternoon Sessions

There will be a great variety of panel discussions and workshops throughout Friday, starting at 9:30am. Please note that registration is essential. Workshops are open to students only.

Closing Night 

Friday 6th October 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Panel Discussion

5:00pm onwards
Drinks and canapes

Making it work in china - Challenges and Opportunities for a global career

A panel of experts explore what it’s like to make a career in some of the fastest growing media and tech cities in the world. Amid all the doom and gloom about the challenges facing traditional media companies, there are also incredible opportunities for entrepreneurial disruption. Our expert guests discuss what it’s really like to develop a new media enterprise in China’s vibrant digital and creative industries. How easy is it to launch into the Chinese market? What opportunities are there for raising venture capital? What are the creative and co- working scenes like? What about regulatory and policy challenges? And just how different are Chinese and Western work cultures?

Please register for the event.