Application Location Destination

Dundee, September 6th 2010. The venue for the first international AppConference and AppJam, taking place in Dundee on November 2010, has been confirmed as Discovery Point, home of the RRS Discovery.

Tickets for the AppConference and the rest of the NEoN festival are now on sale. They can be booked online at: https://reg.istrations.com/delegate/events/DNDNEON2010

Tickets are priced as follows:

£99 + VAT Early bird special available until 4th October.£125 + VAT Thereafter

£30 + VAT Special student rate (limited number available)

The AppConference is part-funded by the Interreg 'Creative City Challenge' project ( www.creative-city-challege.net). Created by Dundee College and supported by industry partners, the three day AppConference is an event looking at the creation and development of applications for new platforms such as the iPad, iPhone, Android and Facebook. Featuring a international line-up of speakers from across Europe and North America, it promises to explore the issues facing the new generation of developers, creating applications for some of the world's largest and most rapidly evolving platforms.

The AppConference combines a three day programme of speakers, panels and debates, with a 48-hour AppJam– a design competition in which teams have to create a new and original app to be judged by industry partners.

Andy Mackenzie, the project manager: creative industries for Dundee College, said,“We're very excited to be hosting the AppConference at Discovery Point. The RRS Discovery is famous worldwide, making it a perfect venue for the international AppConference and AppJam. We are now in discussions with speakers from all corners of the globe and hope to be confirming the first names within the next few days.”

The AppConference and AppJam are part of the wider NEoN digital arts festival ( www.northeastofnorth.com), which takes place across the whole of Dundee City Centre from November 8th - 15th 2010.

Tickets covering both the AppCon AND the rest of the NeoN festival are also available priced:

£150 + VAT Early bird special available until 4th October.£175 + VAT Thereafter

£50 + VAT Special student rate (limited number available)

For more information visit www.appjam.eu or follow @AppJamDundee on Twitter.

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Notes to editors:

The International App Conference&AppJam ( www.appjam.eu) are part-funded by the Interreg 'Creative City Challenge' project ( www.creative-city-challege.net). Created by Dundee College and supported by industry partners. The AppCon has been created by Dundee College and is supported by partners including: Cobra Mobile, Denki, Digital Goldfish, Dynamo Games, Electric Tophat, Lynda.com, One Thumb Mobile, Realtime Worlds, Revolver PR, Sooper Double D, Tag Games, Waracle&YoYo Games.

North East Of North (NEoN) is an international digital arts festival featuring moving image, performance, music and technology driven arts. The over arching curatorial theme for 2010 is Character: evaluating the abstracted or physical agent in a work of art; investigation of the fictional or psychological systems; observation of the unit of information, symbol, sound or written language. Through this focused dimension NEoN intends to explore the notion of collaboration between visual art, information communication, media production and gaming that will expand digital development and knowledge. ( www.northeastofnorth.com)

NEoN was created by Interactive Tayside ( www.interactivetayside.com). Interactive Tayside is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to develop and promote Tayside's digital media industry.

NEoN is sponsored by: Angus&Dundee City Council, Event Scotland, National Lottery Awards for All, The Japan Foundation, Creative City Challenge, Scottish Enterprise&the North Sea Screen Partnership

Partners include: Interactive Tayside, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA), Dundee City Council, The University of Abertay, Dundee College, Hungy Boy, Realtime Worlds, Revolver PR, Red Pepper Events&Insight Innovations


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