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Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson and Playtra’s Dan Bernardo are among the first names announced for the OKRE Summit 2022.
The OKRE Summit is a new annual event convening leaders from the entertainment and charity sectors to advance cross-sector collaboration and champion entertainment content that makes a real difference in the world.
Taking place at Meta HQ in London on June 15, the OKRE Summit will feature keynotes and discussions from across the two sectors.
The event is organised by OKRE, a new global charity bringing together the entertainment industry, researchers and social impact sector to expand people’s knowledge of the world by spurring fresh approaches in form and content.
Panels will look at and share learnings from how content creators are authentically representing social, scientific and health-related issues across different platforms and challenging audiences to engage with difficult subject matters. There will also be discussions around how working together with charities can create a bigger impact and support ideas for creative content collaborations, with first-hand examples of breakout successes.
There will be deep dives and case studies exploring new ways to weave societal issues through storylines, from continuing drama to true crime to comedy.
The first confirmed speakers for the event are:
- Jocelyn Stevenson, writer, and producer, children’s entertainment
- Miles Jacobson OBE, Studio Director, Sports Interactive
- Simon Gunning, CEO, CALM
- Ruby Kuraishe, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, BBC
- Susie Braun, Director of Social Impact, ITV
- Samir Patel, CEO, Comic Relief
- Lucy Allan, Head of Continuing Drama, Lime Pictures & Executive Producer, Hollyoaks
- Alejandro Villanueva Argüelles, director de Educación de Fundación Televisa
- Dan Bernando, Founder, Playtra
- Anne Morrison, Creative Director, Factual Programmes at NEVISION LIMITED
- Jamie Bartlett, Author, presenter: The People Vs Tech, The Dark Net, Radicals & The Missing Cryptoqueen
Aradhna Tayal, Director of the OKRE Summit, said: “Across entertainment content, we have seen how creative and authentic representation of people, environments and world issues, locally and globally, drives audience engagement – both with the content and the issues highlighted. We have also seen how collaboration with experts such as charities, academics and community leaders results in innovative insights for richer content and stories. The OKRE Summit will provide an opportunity for these two worlds to come together and create compelling, impactful content.”
Tickets for the OKRE Summit are on sale now and cost £220. Concessions and are available for smaller charities and delegates less able to pay. For more information about the OKRE Summit, visit okre.org/the-okre-summit.
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For further information, contact Kat Harrison-Dibbits, Head of Communications at OKRE, on 07833 523295 or email [email protected].
OKRE: Opening Knowledge across Research & Entertainment is a new charity and unique, global hub of expertise bringing together research, entertainment and personal lived experience. Through facilitating better cross-sector collaboration, OKRE supports the creation of compelling content that expands our understanding of the world.
OKRE works with organisations including UKIE, UKRI, BBC, BFI, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Bond International, Cannes Festival, Counterpoints Arts, Science Entertainment Exchange and Think-Film Impact Production, and is supported by partners including Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Wellcome.