The Transformational Media Summit is a new initiative bringing together pioneers from around the world to explore how emerging trends, new ideas, and media created with compassion and wisdom can contribute to peaceful prosperous living.
The summit comes in response to trends such as the rise of social media, the impact of Web 2.0 and new technology, and global issues such as social revolution, and the effects of climate change and the global economic crisis.
The event is jointly organised by Ideal Media, the UN World Food Programme, and UN-mandated University for Peace Centre for Executive Education, together with partners from across the media industry interested in creating positive change.
Themes covered include: journalism and news reporting, Web 2.0, innovation and new technology, film & music, transformational story telling, the art & science of creativity, cultural intelligence, ethics and leadership, the sharing economy and sustainable living.
• Elizabeth Lindsey, National Geographic Explorer
• Stuart Hughes, BBC World Affairs Producer
• Clemency Burton-Hill, Broadcaster, author, and musician
• Dara Marks, Hollywoodʼs #1 rated script consultant (Creative Screenwriting Magazine) • Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation
• Jarvis Smith, Founder, Green Magazine
• Felicity Finch, Actor, broadcaster, and media trainer
• Greg Barrow, Communications and social media, UN World Food Programme
• Jude Ower, Founder, PlayMob
• Gilles Vanderpooten, Editor, Reporters D’Espoirs
• Maxyne Franklin, Founding Director, BRITDOC
• Maddy Harland, Co-founder of Permaculture Magazine
• Jeremy Wickremer, Founder, Ideal Media
The summit focuses on how media can bring solutions to cultural, social, environmental and economic challenges. It explores different ways these problems are being tackled, as well as looking at the big picture of how media is presently changing.
The vision is for the event to become an annual global gathering exploring emerging trends and how media can be a force for good in the world. Each year the summit will also support a pressing humanitarian cause, with this yearʼs initiative being the World Food Programmeʼs WeFeedBack campaign.
For more information visit Tranformational Media 2012