“Working for quality

“Working for quality
and diversity in
British broadcasting”
PO Box 401, Gravesend, Kent DA12 9FY
Telephone: 01474 352835 Fax: 01474 351112
Founded by Jocelyn Hay in 1983
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.vlv.org.uk
Draft Programme
“Making the most of New Media” (as at 15/12/ 08)
How the over 50s can get to grips with digital broadcasting and new media
A conference organised by Voice of the Listener & Viewer with support from Ofcom and BT
Wednesday, 1st April 2009
at the BT Conference Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1
10.30: Welcome & introduction: Richard Lindley, Chairman, VLV and Philip Graf, Ofcom
10.40 -1140: Session 1 The Broadcasters
Speakers: Tony Ageh, Controller of Archive Development, BBC; Adam Gee, Director of New
Media, Channel 4 ; Carmel Giblin, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Accessibility, BSkyB; Tim
Blackshall, Broadcaster & Presenter, Border TV.
Chairman: Roger Bolton, Broadcaster, journalist & independent producer.
12noon – 1215: Session 2 Technology: Friend or Foe?
Lindsey Etchell (RICABILITY) Preparing for Digital Switch-over plus DAB latest news
Chairman: Gillian Reynolds, Media Commentator & Radio Critic
1215-1pm: Session 3 Social & Educational Advantages of the Internet
Rachel Thomson, NIACE; Emma Solomon, Digital Unite; Mike Cushman, LSE; Representative
from UK On Line.
Chair: Gillian Reynolds, Media Commentator & Radio Critic
1pm: Lunch and time to meet the exhibitors from OFCOM, NIACE, NUANCE (Dragon voiceactivated software), BT & others.
2pm – 2.30pm: Session 4 What Research tells us
Speaker: James Thickett , Director of Market Research, Ofcom. Research findings to be brought to
life with video clips demonstrating some of the key issues facing the over 50s.
Chairman: Sandra Chalmers
2.30-3.30pm: Session 5 The Internet: Into the Future
Speakers: Nick Lansman, DG of the Internet Service Providers Association; Peter Barron, Head of
PR for Google UK; Emma Wilson, Head of Public Affairs, Vodafone UK;
Representative from BT. Followed by Q&A from audience. Chairman: Evan Davis, BBC
3.30-4.15pm: Session 6 A Giant Leap
Martyn Lewis (provisional agreement) guides the audience through a live demonstration of systems
which may be of appeal to the over 50s. He will have a ‘celebrity’ guinea-pig to demonstrate voice
activated software for e-mails and browsing the internet; call up people overseas using SKYPE and
demonstrate the latest cutting edge technology.
4.15pm: Tea and further visit to exhibitors. Conference ends.
Voice of the Listener & Viewer Ltd. A not for profit private company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 4407712.
Registered office: Aercon House, Alfred Road, Gravesend, Kent DA11 7QF.
Honorary Officers: Richard Lindley Chairman
Hugh Peltor CBE Treasurer
Company Secretary: Messrs. Waterlow Registrars Ltd