The digital careers conference for sixth form students and teachers

2020 event coming soon...

20 November 2019
09:30 - 15:30
TBC
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marketing
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ABOUT ASPIRATION DIGITAL

Aspiration Digital is returning for the third year running, but this time it's going to be BIGGER and BETTER! The one-day conference run by Reflect Digital is aimed at students and teachers who want to know more about careers in the digital world. 

The event focuses on development, creative, marketing, client management, business and content roles for managing clients and campaigns. The event is all about inspiring our future superstars, there are so many subjects that align with a digital career so we want to ensure students know and understand all of their options!

Please stay tuned on our website and social channels to find out more about our 2020 event. For now you can check out our 2019 agenda below...

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AGENDA

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Welcome
Becky Simms | CEO & Founder | Reflect Digital
09:30-10:00
Recruitment and LinkedIn
Mark Gaisford | Founder & MD | Redsprout
10:00-10:30
Panel - University Vs. Apprenticeship
Russell Jordan - University of Kent | Hannah Tree - University Graduate | Oliver Trailor - Runway Training | Becky Szekely - Apprentice
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30

After the break there will be two breakout sessions where you can choose a different stream for each session. For example you may choose the creative stream for session 1 and the content stream for session 2.

Development
Routes into web development
Mike Steer | Head of Technical | Reflect Digital
What the tech? The spirit of innovation in computer science.
Swapnil Shah | Postgraduate
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Creative
Creative thinking
Gregg Lawrence | Creative Director | Yoyo
A new world of visualisation
Dan Lawrence | Founder & CEO | DURTY
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Marketing
Introduction to SEO
Kalli Daffin | Digital Performance Director | Reflect Digital
PPC: Good things come to those who don't want to wait
Rob Bridgens | Head of Paid Search | Reflect Digital
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Client Management
Managing accounts and building relationships
Louise Colman | Senior Digital Planner | LAB
Measuring impact
Sarah Friswell | Chief Operating Officer | Red Ant
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Business
Starting an agency
Becky Simms | Founder & CEO| Reflect Digital
3 keys to launching your first business successfully
Dan Maudhub | Founder & CEO | Wonderful
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Content
You don’t have to be a YouTuber to work in YouTube
Amy McManus | Founder & CEO| AM Marketing
Social media
Molly Wright | Founder & CEO| Molly Moodle Media
Session 1
11:30-12:20
Session 2
12:25-13:15
Break
13:15-14:00
Psychology and UX in marketing
Beatrice Andrews | Head of Consumer Neuroscience | LAB
14:00-14:30
Careers in video games
Jon Rissik | COO | Dovetail Games & Naaila Clements | Lead Development Manager | Dovetail Games
14:30-15:00
Panel-Discussion
All speakers
15:00-15:30
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LOCATION

TBC

Video Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Aspiration Digital made me realise how many different jobs are available in the digital industry and opened my eyes to the number of opportunities available in the future. The breaks gave me the chance to go and chat with professionals from various companies about careers in digital which was really helpful, and I managed to win a weeks worth of work experience too!

EMILY CORBY | STUDENT

Aspiration Digital was a massive eye-opener, even for me I have to say. It gave our students the opportunity to hear from professional people about an aspect of the industry that perhaps they hadn't considered before. It was great for us, we had students attending from several of our sixth form courses of different disciplines, and all of those students had something that they could take away that was inspiring.

MRS RANSOM | HEAD OF SIXTH FORM | MAIDSTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Aspiration Digital was a really fun, information-packed event and I found it incredibly beneficial. It gave me an insight into how an agency works and how many different careers there actually are in the digital marketing industry. The one-day conference was a real eye-opener and the talks really explained how the digital world is an exciting place to work. Digital careers are not spoken about much in school, so listening to Becky Simms (CEO & Founder of Reflect Digital) and Mark Gaisford (Founder & MD of Redsprout) really inspired my friends and I to explore the opportunities in digital marketing, and consider potentially going into this as a career.

MAE MORGAN | STUDENT

PREVIOUS TALKS

FAQS

  • How do I pay for a ticket?

    When the details for the 2020 event have been decided we will let you know how to pay any fees that are applicable.

  • Is lunch provided?

    Stay tuned on our website and social media channels for details on the event such as lunch arrangements.

  • Why are you putting this event on?

    We are passionate about our industry and we want to ensure we inspire the next generation of digital superstars. The event is all about showing students and teachers the best of our industry and bringing to life the huge array of roles available and the types of skills these roles require. 

  • How much is the event?

    We will update the site with ticket costs when the 2020 event details have been finalised.

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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW

If you're a student and would like to register your interest please fill out the form below.

If you're a teacher that would like to register your interest for yourself and your class, then that's great! Please ensure you add this information to the form so that we know for numbers when we get in touch.

You will be sent further information on the 2020 event as soon as it is confirmed.

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