Hear from MDS staff and alumni, the BBC, Runway and more to find out how they’re harnessing the power of the most disruptive technology of our time and embracing its impacts.

"AI won’t take your job. But the person using AI will."

At Media Design School, we’ve been encouraging all of our students to be fluent in AI, as a means for them to future-proof themselves and make themselves more employable. For that reason, we're beyond excited to be one of the two satellite locations in Aotearoa streaming the AI in Creative Industries Conference, a two-day event exploring the myriad possibilities and potential for AI in the creative industries.

Alongside the opportunity to hear from very special guests including the BBC's Danijela Horak & Laura Ellis, Cristobal Velenzuela from Runway & WeCreate you'll be able to explore Media Design School projects and GradSchool and AI courses.

See the two day agenda below, and RSVP to secure your attendance!

Please note this event is in-person only and will not be available online.

Day 1 | Technology at cutting-edge of production and post-production l Level 3 Innovation Hub

9:30am l Mihi whakatau (Welcome)

9:45am | Theme 1: The Cutting Edge | Roundtable discussions supported by Badger | Workshop: New Yellow Design (Taiwan) teaching Meta Spark

10:30am l Break

11am | Theme 2: Production Use Cases | Presentation by Danijela Horak, Head of AI Research, BBC | Presentation | Roundtable discussions supported by Badger | Workshop: Learning how to use related toolsets 

12.30pm | in-person Media Design School GradSchool Info Session @ 10 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland


Day 2 | The Future of Creativity in a world with AI l Level 4 Innovation Hub

8:50am l Mihi whakatau (Welcome)

9am | Theme 3: The Gen AI Revolution | Laura Ellis (BBC) in discussion with Cristobal Valenzuela (Runway) from New York | Roundtable discussions supported by Badger | Workshop: Revo Tech design workshop (Media Design School)

10:30am l Break

11am | Theme 4: A Strong and Sustainable Economy.  AI and GenAI will be transformational for everyone involved in the creative industries. | Paula Browning (WeCreate) in discussion with guests including Sam Irvine (Copyright NZ), Suz Miller (Datacom), Dr. Claire Robinson (CE Toi Mai Workforce Development Council) | Roundtable discussions supported by Badger | Workshop: Learning how to use related toolsets 

12:30pm l Break

1pm | Theme 5: Deep Data and the Wisdom of Crowds | Presentation: Laura Ellis (BBC) in discussion with Yves Bergquist | Panel discussion led by Prof Michael Witbrock. | Roundtable discussions supported by Badger | Workshop: Learning how to use related toolsets 

2:30pm l Break

3pm | Theme 6: Humans in the Loop | Laura Ellis (BBC) in discussion with Joe Raeburn (2UpGames) & Midu Chandra (Datacom) | Roundtable discussions supported by Badge | Revo Tech 

This agenda is subject to change



Media Design School
10 Madden St.
Level 3 Innovation Hub - Tues.
Level 4 Innovation Hub - Wed.
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Media Design School is hosting a livestream event of the AI in Creative Industries Conference in Wellington on March 5th and 6th