The aim of the round table is to explore how changes both to the world and to communications technology affect our communications challenge. For one thing, we need to illuminate through all AV media the growing impact of science and technology in all walks of life. Looked at another way, science and technology offers TV and other media a host of new stories and scenarios for their creative talents. But another angle comes from new ways or opportunities for AV communication, from multiple digital TV channels to mobile phone "programmes" and a wide variety of web presentations.
The round table offers the chance to explore the challenges from many viewpoints:
Speakers at the round table include
Patrick Vittet-Philippe (Press and Information Officer, Directorate General Research, European Commission)
Heinz Oberhummer (Vienna University of Technology, Cinema and Science Project)
Alfonso Cometti (Mediaset)
Andrew Millington (Festival CoDirector, EuroPAWS Director)
Pino Donghi (Segretario generale, Fondazione Sigma-tau)