Confluence

Together we go further

Confluence is an event about the future of storytelling and technology

Writers, technologists, and businesses come together to look at how technology is changing the way we make and consume stories, while creating fresh opportunities to reach new audiences.

Earlybird tickets available now

Confirmed speakers

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Kate is an award winning novelist who writes fiction across multiple platforms. She is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University. Recent work includes “Breathe”, a ghost story for smartphones, and the digital WW1 memorial, “Letter to an Unknown Soldier”.

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar

Michael is Writer in Residence at leading AI company DeepMind, the author of “Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Excess”, and co-founder of Canelo Publishing. He is co-editing the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Publishing.

Aki Schilz

Aki Schilz

Aki is the Director of The Literary Consultancy, a Trustee of Poetry London, and sits on the advisory board for the award-winning publisher Penned in the Margins. She is also a prize-winning writer, and co-founder of the Saboteur Award-shortlisted #LossLit digital literature project.

Jon Ingold

Jon Ingold

Jon is narrative director at inkle, an independent studio creating award-winning interactive fiction. Their game “80 Days” was TIME magazine’s Game of the Year and also one of the Telegraph’s best 100 novels; and, ink, their scripting language for dynamic narrative, is used by game studios worldwide.

Nosa Eke

Nosa Eke

Nosa is a writer-director and is a 2018 BFI Flare and BAFTA mentee. She was spotlighted as one of “Britain's next level gaming talents” by Apple for writing a real time narrative mobile phone experience and is currently writing an episodic series on the Amazon Alexa for the BBC.

Chris Bateman

Chris Bateman

Chris is an award-winning game designer with more than fifty published game credits, most recently the acclaimed PlayStation VR game The Persistence. The founder of International Hobo Ltd, the first consultancy to combine narrative and game design skills under one roof, he is currently working on nine game projects.

Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes

Emma is a seasoned publishing innovator, founder of indie publisher Snowbooks, publishing workflow platform Consonance, and most recently the instantly profitable education-focused side-project Make Our Book

Parashkev Nachev

Parashkev Nachev

Parashkev is a Wellcome-funded senior clinical research fellow at the UCL Institute of Neurology and an honorary consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery—and an occasional maker of installation art.

Guy Gadney

Guy Gadney

Guy is the CEO of To Play For, the media technology platform behind Charisma.ai. They are producing new forms of immersive stories powered by artificial intelligence, including an adaptation of the immersive theatre production “For King and Country”, as well as John Wyndham’s scifi classic The Kraken Wakes.

More to come. We’re bringing together a diverse lineup of people who have worked with technology to pioneer new approaches to storytelling. If that’s you, please get in touch

Partners

We have demo spaces, small stands, and partner packages available. If you’re interested in reaching an audience of storytelling professionals, please contact us.

Where: Academy London

When: 15 February 2019

Confluence is in partnership with Academy London, Google’s dedicated learning space in Victoria