Shekhar Kapur to speak at X|Media|Lab's Melbourne conference in August

MUMBAI: X|Media|Lab will host a conference titled ‘Digital Worlds: Social, Virtual, Mobile‘ in from 10 - 12 August in Melbourne and among the line up of speakers is filmaker and Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation (Mumbai/London) co-founder Shekhar Kapur.

Kapur is returning to X|Media|Lab after being an International Mentor at the recent X|Media|Lab in Mumbai.

"Digital media companies will have access to some of the sharpest industry minds in the world during X|Media|Lab ‘Digital Worlds: Social, Virtual, Mobile‘ conference at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), August 10 - 12, Melbourne," said the Victorian treasurer and minister for innovation John Brumby in Melbourne.


Also attending X|Media|Lab Melbourne "Digital Worlds" is a delegation from the Cyber Recreation District in Beijing, which includes the president and CEO, the chairman, and VP of Technology. The CRD is the biggest digital media industry development project in China.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for Victoria‘s digital media companies to expand their networks with China and India, and to work one-on-one with a range of the world‘s digital media power-brokers," he said.

The 2007 Melbourne Lab is looking for ten projects along the general theme of "Digital Worlds: Social, Virtual, Mobile" - social media, virtual worlds, mobile applications, video, interactive entertainment and content, and web applications, states an official release.

Selected projects will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the X|Media|Lab International Mentors over the intensive two-day workshop, and attend the X|Media|Lab Professional Day Conference, Australia‘s best attended digital media event.

X|Media|Lab is the internationally acclaimed think-tank and creative workshop for digital media professionals across the emerging digital media disciplines in computer games, animation, digital cinema, interactive content and entertainment, and mobile applications.

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