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events > Saturday 8th Dec 1-4pm

Unravelling the New Media DNA

Perth Town Hall Main Hall. Free, but RSVP required as space limited

Megan Elliott from X|Media|Lab

The traditional media hyphenates of writer/director, director/producer et. al. are being changed irrevocably for the benefit of creators, users and audiences.

This session highlights the intersections between the creators of original audiovisual content and advanced social media networking, next generation blogging, music distribution, Web 2.0, and video sharing across platforms and across continents.

Unravelling the New Media DNA

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Megan Elliott Director, X|Media|Lab

Megan Elliott combines first class cultural, industry, business and political awareness. She is widely recognised as one of the most successful and effective leaders of Australian media in industry development, political representation, and advocacy.

From February 2002 – July 2006, Megan was the Executive Director of the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and the Australian Writers’ Guild Collecting Society (AWGACS). In this role she increased the visibility of the AWG across industry, public and government; she successfully developed and implemented a highly successful organisational strategy which ensured that the AWG has a sound financial basis for future growth; extended the organisation’s national and international networks; increased sponsorship and developed long-term sponsor relationships; increased membership by more than 30% during the biggest production slump the film and television industries have experienced in a decade; and motivated and energised the membership to become active participants in the organisation’s successes.

Megan’s background encompasses creative industries project management for the European Union; industry development and organising for performing artists; and she herself is a recognised contemporary performance maker, industry writer and event producer.

Megan has been a member of the Australian Screen Council’s Policy Forum; the Australian Screen Council Working Party; the Policy Research Group of the International Affiliation of Writers’ Guilds; a member of Australia’s UNESCO’s cultural network; and a board member of CREATE Australia.

Jinnan Cai (Perth)

Jinnan is a young entrepreneur and co-founder of Perth social web start-up, Buzka. His creative background combined with technical aptitude and unique understanding of social interaction enables him to lead projects and teams beyond conceived boundaries. Jinnan also oversees the development of strategic communication projects at Modus Operandi for many innovative local and national brands including Leeuwin Estate, BHP and West Surfing.

Before his days at Curtin were cut short, Jinnan actively fostered student-industry networking through student group Orange Zucchini. He is a firm believer in Perth's creative potential and passionate supporter of local community and industry development.

Jinnan's recent travels have taken him from Silicon Valley to Sydney, Brighton to Beijing, and he will share some insights learnt from his journey into the world of the social web.

Jinnan Cai

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