Events

Events I have organised:

CRAFTING INTANGIBLES (International, 2017)
– Crafting Intangibles is an online international and local event exploring interactive narrative design, held on June 10th-11th, 2017. The event is sponsored by Screen Queensland, and features some of the most accomplished and inspiring creatives who will help clarify and stretch our understanding of narrative design. Speakers included Brie Code (Child of Light, Assassin’s Creed, Company of Heroes), Peter Dunne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Melrose Place, JAG), Brian Upton (Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon), Chris Avellone (Planescape: Torment, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout (2 and New Vegas), and many others. 


FORWARD SLASH STORY
(USA, 2014; COSTA RICA, 2015, 2016; Indonesia 2017;/…)
– A residential lab for storytellers working in tech. This event is co-founded withLance Weiler (USA). Our labs attract applications from all over the world and include participants from gaming, theatre, documentary, puppetry, and transmedia.

DIGRAA QUEENSLAND (Brisbane, 2016)
– International digital games research association conference ‘wayfinding’, co-chaired with Dr Brendan Keogh and Jane (truna) Turner.

BRASS RAZOO (Brisbane, 2015/…)
– Gallery exhibition of game students work from SAE Creative Media Institute, for industry outreach and authentic learning.

WHAT I REALLY DO (Brisbane, 2014/…)
– A public lecture series where I invite game development professionals, and practitioners from film, graphic design, audio, and animation to give talk to students and industry. They are talks aimed to reveal what people really do in their work, and facilitate creatives talking about what they really want to pass on with others. Videos of some talks are available online.

TRANSMEDIA VICTORIA (Melbourne, 2011)
– I was commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts to organise and curate a special conference and workshop event on transmedia. My brief was to secure all the relevant funding bodies to support it financially (the first time they ever all funded the same event). I brought in transmedia professionals from around the world, and targeted directors, writers, designers, and producers, from film, TV, theatre, gaming, music, literature and digital sectors. I curated the audience as well as the speakers. It was a huge success, along with the follow-up meetup with the Transmedia Victoria IGDA Meetup, 5th April, Melbourne, 2011.

BARCAMPSYDNEY (Sydney, 2007-8)
– Organised the first “barcamps” unconferences for IT professionals and entrepreneurs in Australia. Lead a team of volunteers to arrange, promote and run these successful educational and social events that have since continued.

EXTENDED ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES (Sydney, 2006)
– Commissioned by the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School to organise, MC and present at an event designed to educate film and television practitioners about digital and transmedia entertainment. Speakers include international guests Evan Jones of Xenophile Media and Chris Avellone of Obsidian Entertainment. The Marketing Director of Yahoo!7, Cricket Wardein, and Integrated Marketing Director of Yahoo!7, Kristin Carlos, spoke about the Australian leg of the international ARG of the Lost TV series The Lost Experience and interactive drama PSTrixi. Glen Condie of Maverick Marketing and Communications spoke about the experiential campaigns created by his agency and Deb Polson of QUT will shared techniques she used in Scoot. Friday 24th November, 10-4.30pm, Chauvel Theatre, Paddington.

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