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BBC Digital Cities Virtual

BBC Digital Cities Virtual returns in October with 3 days of fantastic FREE events for the creative industries.

Starting Tuesday October 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and a bonus event on Saturday 16th , you can find us on ZOOM with a full and varied schedule of events from masterclasses, panels, skills and insight sessions from our partners including: BBC Academy, ITV, BBC Three, BBC Sport, Screen Skills, Create Central, Gritty Talent, Nations and Regions team at Salford University and BCU Steamhouse.

See the full schedule on the BBC Academy Home Page: Welcome to Digital Cities Virtual – Digital Cities (

Digital Skills sessions from The BBC Academy this month will focus on Everything you need to know about Reaching Audiences on: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram; Shooting and Editing on Tik Tok; and a deep dive into how BBC Sport has created engaging short-form over 2021’s Summer of Sport. The Academy team will also be bringing you the latest insights on shoppable TV when BBC Click’s Lara Lewington hosts the Digital Innovation: Shoppable TV with Love Island panel session and Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton will be full of Instagram insights in her session: Instagram – What it takes to make it -with Angels of the North.


Industry experts SCREENSKILLS are back with 3 great sessions including an unmissable round-up of the latest Jobs, schemes & Opportunities for the Creative Industries; an Insight session on How to be Set Ready; and an opportunity to find out about creating an eye catching Portfolio in How to get your Portfolio Ready for jobs in Screen. They’ll also be delivering a bonus event live from Leamington Spa on Saturday 16th for those interested in Careers in the Games Industry.

Sport is a big theme this month with two fantastic sessions to choose from. From BBC Northern Ireland, sports presenter Nicola McCarthy hosts a session on how they’ve been using the latest digital innovations to Stream More Sport for Everyone and from Birmingham’s Create Central, BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan will be hosting their session on how YOU can be part of the Commonwealth Games in 2021 – definitely not to be missed!

Salford’s Nations & Regions Team return to the Digital Cities line-up with 2 great sessions: Including a chance to find out about Jobs in production Management and a not to be missed panel from the ITV Coronation Street Team on writing storylines with a social conscience.


Bristol’s Gritty Talent team have put together two fantastic panel sessions for people working in or wanting to work in broadcasting, including: How to Carve Out a Career in Factual TV presenting with TV presenter Michelle Ackerley and CBBC presenter Ortis Deley, who’ll be giving their insights and tips on presenting; and join Para-athlete and former BBC reporter Chloe Ball-Hopkins along with Deaf filmmaker Alim Jayal for a session called Why is TV (still) failing people with disabilities and what are they doing about it? – bound to be an insightful session.

The BCU Steamhouse team complete the line-up and as ever are guaranteed to bring us fresh insights and sessions from the world of immersive tech and VR innovation. This month join to hear about the Anglo Sikh Virtual museum project, initiated by Taran3D alongside partners at the Sikh Museum Initiative and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Follow #digicities and @BBCAcademy on Twitter for updates.

October 12 2021


Start: October 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am
End: October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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