Celebrating The Digital Entertainment Revolution in the South!
Atlanta declares October 25 ATL WEBFEST Digital Entertainment Day
ATLANTA (Tuesday, October 21, 2014) — ATL WEBFEST announced today that they will receive a proclamation from the City of Atlanta declaring Saturday, October 25, ATL WEBFEST Digital Entertainment day in Atlanta.
This day recognizes ATL WEBFEST for its contribution to Atlanta’s culture and arts community. In honor of the proclamation, ATL WEBFEST will host a Breakfast Town Hall on the state of Digital Entertainment to kick-off Digital Entertainment Day. This event will be followed by panels featuring industry experts Asante Bradford of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Adam Harrell, President of Nebo Agency, Jacqui Chew, Editorial Director of Beyond MVP, and Emma Loggins, Founder of FanBolt.
“This is a momentous occasion for ATL WEBFEST and our attendees,” said Liberty White, Executive Director, ATL WEBFEST. “Creating a platform to build bridges across the creative, technology, and business communities is the primary objective of our organization, and we appreciate the City of Atlanta’s acknowledgment of the efforts of this vibrant industry.”
Over 30,000 working entertainment professionals call Georgia home. Georgia ranks fifth in the nation for tech employment growth, adding 4,500 jobs in 2012. The City of Atlanta is recognized as the nation’s third largest cybercity in telecommunications services. Georgia is quickly progressing in prominence in the digital entertainment industry and is taking steps to recognize the growth by establishing Digital Entertainment Day. The digital entertainment industry is diverse and encompasses animation, mobile, virtual reality, content creators, tech companies, and marketers.
In addition to the panel, ATL WEBFEST will also host a number of workshops, labs, and close Digital Entertainment Day with an industry reception sponsored by The Core Venture Studio and Collider, a tech startup workspace in Midtown Atlanta.
“The eclectic talent and content creators that come to AWF fit right into our culture of colliding at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology, and we are invested in driving forward the energy and innovation coming from this community,” said Chidi Afulezi, co.founder, The Core Venture Studio.
“We also believe that Atlanta is very well positioned to be the focal point for digital entertainment.” Afulezi added.
To register for the town hall and view a list of workshops visit: http://atlwebfest.com/registration/schedule. Find out more about the reception contact rsvp(at)atlwebfest.com.
About ATL WEBFEST
ATL WEBFEST is an interactive festival designed to connect the creative, business, and technology communities in a way that will spark new ideas and showcase talent and innovation. Learn more about ATL WEBFEST at http://atlwebfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/atlwebfest. Fans can also follow @ATLWEBFEST on Twitter.
About Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication
The Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech’s liberal arts college, working at the intersection of literary, communications, and media studies. The School is a center for innovative teaching and research in cultural studies, new media studies, and the humanities. Building on the reputation and resources of Georgia Tech, the School is especially concerned with cultural studies of science and technology, with designing and creating digital artifacts, and with communication in a variety of media contexts.