2010 Thinking Digital: The Next Generation conference targetting creative talent on March 17th

Codeworks Connect announce 2010 Thinking Digital: The Next Generation conference targeted at the creative talent pool in the North East of England.

Codeworks Connect, the trade association supporting digital businesses in the North East of England, is proud to announce details of its 2010 Thinking Digital: The Next Generation conference, taking place at the prestigious Sage Gateshead on March 17th.

The North East of England is blooming with talent and career opportunities in the digital sector. The 2010 Thinking Digital: The Next Generation conference will bring this ever widening whirlpool of talent together in an unmissable one-day conference on March 17th. With a subtle blend of speakers representing the eclectic sub-sectors of the digital industry, the conference promises to educate and inspire students, graduates and entrepreneurs around the North East about the rapidly expanding careers in digital media and technology.

Supported by Gateshead Council, ONE North East and EuropeanRegional Development Fund, the conference features a whole host of inspirational guest speakers, including one of the UK’s leading authorities on entrepreneurship and author of The Beermat Entrepreneur, Mike Southon. The list of esteemed speakers also includes the self-proclaimed and highly popular 'geek comedian' Tom Scott, and the self-made accidental millionaire who's accreditations include an IABC, the highest award in business communications, Richard St.John.

Taking place at the prestigious Sage Gateshead, the event is already over-subscribed with in excess of 400 career-hungry students, graduates and seasoned professionals from around the North East signed up to attend. Part of the day includes a Jobs in Digital recruitment fair where delegates can meet employers looking to hire staff in the North East digital sector.

The event's producer, Jackie Boyd, Digital Skills Executive at Codeworks, is excited at the prospect of another successful event: conference, "The conference has been designed to stimulate the creative juices in the minds of the regions thriving talent pool. Through the jobs fair, the conference presents a golden opportunity for North East talent to engage with their prospective employers of tomorrow"

To find out more about the speakers, the conference programme and jobs fair visit - www.thenextgen.co.uk

Also keep an eye on www.thirteen1.com for further announcements relating to the unmissable digital conference.

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About Codeworks Connect:

Codeworks Connect is the trade association for digital businesses working in North East England. Set up in 2004 and part financed by ONE North East and the European Regional Development Fund, we provide first class support to businesses working in the region's thriving digital sector. Our members work in all areas of digital media and technology– from web design and development right through to animation, games, e-commerce and software development.

Connect members have access to a wide range of services, placements, PR support, networking events, and lots more. All designed to help them grow and succeed.

About Thirteen1:

Thirteen1 is an independent free-to-read web-based games magazine. Each new issue is released on the 13th of every month at 13.00 GMT. Thirteen1 have published 23 issues to date, as well as 2 supplements. The coverage of Thirteen1 is multi-platform.

Thirteen1 is read in 151 territories worldwide, with the majority of the readership coming from North America, UK and BENELUX region. Thirteen1 is currently pushed out to an audience of 20,000. The readership has previously experienced monthly growth of 12%.

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