Screen Skills Ireland Announce Further Details for Screen Industry Education Forum 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland is excited to announce further details for the Screen Industry Education Forum, including a draft schedule, panel topics and panel guests.

The Forum will bring together industry stakeholders, education providers & policy influencers to focus on the skills development challenges and opportunities related to the screen sectors in Ireland. Throughout the day there will also be an opportunity for production companies and producers to undergo a Skills Audit with Regional Skills Forum Managers. The data captured during these audits will directly feed into future government education and skills policy. This will be done through an Appointments Service on a first come first served basis. Please contact info@screenskillsireland.ie to schedule an appointment.

This event is open to those who are involved in education or production related to the Screen Sector (Film, TV, Post Production, VFX, Animation, Games and AR/VR) in Ireland. This is a free event, but registration is required and places are limited. Please register by Friday 1st November 2019: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/screen-industry-education-forum-2019-tickets-74603199177​ 

The draft schedule for the day is as follows:

Screen Industry Education Forum – Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Alex Hotel, Dublin

9.30am – General Welcome & Introduction

9.40am – Screen Skills Ireland Action Plan Launch – Gareth Lee (Screen Skills Ireland)

10am – Panel 1 – Identifying Skills Needs on Production and Capturing Outcomes and Impact of Skills Activity

Panel Guests – Gemma O’Shaughnessy (Production Manager), Jane Leonard (Really Useful Training & Development), Emer MacAvin (Screen Skills Ireland), Eoin Holohan (Locations Manager), Gerard O’Keeffe (Camera Trainee), Kaye Elliott (Screen Skills UK) and Panel Chair: Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)

10.45am – Panel 2 – Education Collaborations with Industry in Practice

Panel Guests – Rónán Ó’Muirthile (National Film School at IADT), Richard Gavin (LIT), Celine Curtin (GMIT), Fran Keaveney (Screen Skills Ireland), Dr. Caroline O’Sullivan (TU Dublin), Lorcan Dunne (Dundalk IT) and Panel Chair: Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)

11.30am – Tea/Coffee Break

12pm – Panel 3 – Current Skills Development Landscape in Ireland and Influencing Skills Development Policy/Funding

Panel Guests – Joan McNaboe (SOLAS/SLMRU), Claire McGee (Ibec), Alan Power (Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation/EGFSN), Natasha Kinsella (Dublin Regional Skills Forum), Gareth Lee (Screen Skills Ireland), Orla Clancy (Creative Europe Desk Ireland), and Panel Chair: Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)

12.45pm – Panel 4 – Effective Skills Development Models for Industry (Innovation Labs, Writers Rooms, Mentoring, Shadowing)

Panel Guests: Jesse Cleverly (Wildseed Studios), Laurence Knell (Strategic Innovation Partners), Paul Walker (Showrunner), Andrew Schlussel (Director of Global Talent Development at Framestore), Lisa Mulcahy (Director), Jenny Oman (Set Decorator) and Panel Chair: Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)

1.30-2.30pm – Lunch and Networking

2.30-4pm – Round Table Discussions with SSI Staff

9.30am-4pm – Regional Skills Forum Managers – Skills Audits/Skills Needs Analysis – Appointment Service