When and where is it on?
Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June in Bailey Allen Conference Hall, NUI Galway
How many years has it been going?
Mojofest is the independent continuation of RTÉ Mojocon which began in March 2015. This is the fifth year.
What was the inspiration to start it?
Glen spotted an opportunity in the market for an event dedicated to mobile content creation. While “mojo” often featured as a workshop at journalism conferences there were none (in 2015) the did a deep dive into its potential. There was a growing community forming around the topic on social media so Mojocon was pitched as a place for that community to gather, meet in person and share.
What exciting things can people look forward to?
We have three great keynote speakers (Dima Khatib MD AJ+, Waad Alkateab Channel4 news and Philip Bloom) and this year we are going all out on workshops with many of the speakers from the plenary sessions hosting breakout workshops in their chosen areas of expertise. From filmmaking to underwater photography to 360° video and social media stories there is a growing list of hands-on practical workshops.
What opportunities are on offer for those attending?
The idea behind Mojofest has always been 3 pillars: 1. The plenary sessions are where you get your inspiration from the stories of the speakers. Real world examples of how mobile content creation is being used professionally,
2. The exhibition area where many of the leading App developers and accessory makers and resellers come to meet the community and to share their concepts and future roadmaps. Here you can equip yourself with the latest gear and apps for production.
3. The workshops, you have your inspiration and your kit so the workshops are where you learn to use them in practical hands on sessions with many of the leading pioneers from around the globe.
Plus you get to network with the vast majority of professional trainers and practitioners of mojo.
Who will be speaking?
List of speakers and their roles are all on the website
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Arrive early and explore the exhibition.
Bring a battery pack for your smartphone.
Follow the hashtag #mojofest on Twitter to see where impromptu meetups are happening.Don’t be shy, reach out to speakers if you like their presentation/ideas.
Join the mojofest community on Facebook (already 5000+ members) fb.com/groups/
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
Has previously sold out two weeks before. Also ticket prices are due to increase on May 1st to late bird rates.
Use this link to avail of a special €50 discount for Irish Tech News readers: http://bit.ly/2IindLw
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
We often get asked can people book just the workshops rather than attend the entire event so this year we are offering a sister event the day before Mojofest called Smartfotofest where all our photography experts are offering individual workshops as a single ticket. Check our www.smartfotofest.com for details. We are also launching a photography competition for the event shortly and the winners will be exhibited in a gallery at NUI Galway for the month of June.