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WCSFP ’18: Great Barrier Reef, Michael Mosley feature in Congress schedule

A look at the current state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a session that promises to give former BBC presenter Michael Mosley a multi-platform friendly makeover are part of ...
September 28, 2018

A look at the current state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a session that promises to give former BBC presenter Michael Mosley a multi-platform friendly makeover are part of the schedule for the 2018 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, to be held in Brisbane, Australia.

Timed to coincide with the reef’s spawning season, “Live! From the Great Barrier Reef” will feature a group of local scientists presenting the latest research and conservation strategies concerning the embattled natural wonder.

Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Mosley, known to many as a presenter on such BBC programs as Trust Me, I’m a Doctor and last year’s Meet the Humans, will receive a “makeover” courtesy of Vidcon CEO Jim Louderback and decision-makers from assorted online content platforms. The session, dubbed “Michael 2.0: An Innocent Online”, aims to illuminate various strategies for earning audiences through multiple platforms.

Examinations of political and social unrest will also figure within the schedule, with “Stop History from Repeating Itself” providing debate regarding how to best contend with the apparent rise of intolerance and xenophobia impacting the world today.

These sessions and several others join previously announced content featuring filmmaker Ian Cheney (whose The Most Unknown will have a screening at the conference), Vice Media exec producer Derek Mead and Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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