ELEVATE

About Elevate

Asian Centre for Entertainment Education and its flagship program The Third Eye launched its
annual conclave, ELEVATE, in July 2013 as a platform for thought leaders and specialists to share their experiences with creative communities of media and entertainment in India.The one-day annual conclave is a platform for journalists, writers, authors, producers, directors, networks and studio executives to meet experts, specialists and social scientists and to participate in interestingly curated interactive sessions

to discuss contemporary ideas, innovations and concepts. The objective of hosting this exchange annually is to create synergies, that will evolve storytelling progressively and leverage popular and mainstream entertainment to transport latest paradigms of change to its audiences. Global leaders from the industries of entertainment, development sector and academia have participated in Elevate over the last five years.

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Elevate 2K19

While technology has unleashed several avenues for creative communities to harvest their craft in numerous ways, audiences involvement has got splintered and is therefore challenging storytellers to address multiple experiential formats.
Elevate 2K19 will throw light on the emerging media and entertainment landscape to determine the many varieties of storytelling art and their appeal to diverse demographics, cultures and socio-economic population segments.

Media and entertainment has faced multiple disruptions over the last three years, which has impacted entertainment consumption exponentially. It has thus resulted in not just changing media and entertainment viewing habits but even altered the presentation, formats, structures and styles of storytelling. Today there is a hunger among populations to see how the universe responds to their needs as well as how their own lives are reflected through storytelling to the rest of the world. In a country as diverse as India, where there are several languages spoken and many more cultures expressed through storytelling across genres, it is inevitable that content now becomes a conglomeration of a variety of impressions.

In the 4th edition of Elevate, which is being planned to be held in March 2019 at Mumbai. Elevate 2K19 will host panel discussions, presentations and interactions amidst a powerful exchange of ideas between speakers belonging to diverse specialisations and expertise. This year the program aims to bring together creative communities of the industries of media and entertainment with development and legal luminaries, social scientists and experts from multiple disciplines.

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Who’s Coming?

Global leaders from the industries of entertainment, academia and development sector have participated in ELEVATE over the last four years. This year, ELEVATE 2019, which is scheduled to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March 2019, will see representatives from creative communities, development professionals, academics and members of The Change Narratives Alliance be part of the event.

Members include international organisations like United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and BBC Media Action (India) Limited, Breakthrough India, Population First, Population Foundation of India, Sesame Workshop India, and Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (Ashoka University). Industry bodies like the Script Writers Association (SWA), the Producers Guild of India, CINTAA and Creative Council of India will also be part of the event.

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What’s in store?

The theme for ELEVATE 2019 is #ChangeTheGame. It will mainly be a platform for the members of the Change Narratives Alliance to come together and share their journey and experience in the field of entertainment education with creative communities. ELEVATE will also host panel discussions, talks and interactions for creative communities from the media and entertainment industry to engage with development and legal luminaries, social scientists and experts from across a spectrum of disciplines.

ELEVATE 2019 will be held on the 1st and 2nd of March 2019 in Mumbai at the (Look out in the space for Venue). Further program schedules will be shared soon.

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