The inaugural Insight Series is set to occur on 27 September.
The headline speakers for Buffer Festival’s Insight Series have been announced, with representatives from YouTube, Lucasfilm and Patreon set to give speeches at the inaugural event.
Kicking the day off will be YouTube’s Head of Alternative Monetization, Rohit Dhawan, who’s keynote address will be touching upon the current climate of content monetisation. He will also be offering creators tips on how to earn money from their videos while also maintaining their creative integrity.
He’ll be followed by Lucasfilm’s Mickey Capoferri, who is the company’s Senior Director of Online Content and Programming. He’ll be hitting the stage for the How To Continue The Story With Your Audience: A Brand’s Perspective And Success discussion.
Closing out the Insight Series will be Patreon co-founder and CEO, Jack Conte, who will be delivering his own keynote speech to those in attendance.
The Insight Series replaces the previously-held Industry Day. It will feature TED Talk-style discussions, as opposed to the panels seen in previous years, and will offer creators both tool and tips on how to further their content and aspirations. It’s set to be held at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studios and will be open to anyone with a festival pass.
Speaking about the Insight Series, Buffer Festival CEO Scott Benzie said:
“We made the change not just in name, but in spirit and programming. We wanted to shift the conversation to inspiration and aspiration from a panel of talking heads. We aim to challenge our speakers to be more compelling and entertaining, and by doing so open Buffer up to a wider audience. There will still be conversations around monetisation, the creator ecosystem and what the future holds, but we hope the content and delivery will be different.”
Buffer Festival will be held in Toronto, Canada from 27 – 30 September and will feature a host of screenings. UK creators set to attend include Jack Howard, Hannah Witton and Adrian Bliss, among others.
Those wishing to purchase passes can do so via the official Buffer Festival website.