Next Rise events

The Power of Mentoring: Rise Panel Session at the Media Production Show

When: Tuesday 11 June @15:00 
Where: Broadcast TECH Theatre, Media Production Show, Olympia, London

Discover how the Rise mentoring programme has had an impact on women’s careers across the sector, as well as what this years mentees hope to achieve.

Chaired by Rise Director, Carrie Wootten, speakers include: Lesley Marr, Operations Director, Molinare Film & TV; Stefania Popescu, Systems Engineer, Sky; Kelly Taylor, Studio Technical Operator, BBC; Lila Lopez, Project Manager, Vubiquity and Zoe Job, Media & Entertainment Business Manager, Jigsaw24.

You have to sign up to the Media Production Show to gain access to this session, where places are allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.

Rise Summer Networking Drinks:  hosted by The Mill

When: Tuesday 9 July @18:30-21:00 
Where: The Mill, 11-14 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JG

Join Rise for an evening of lively conversations at our annual summer networking drinks. Kindly hosted by The Mill.

This informal get together will give you the chance to get to catch up with old friends, as well as meet new people and network with those working in the broadcasting manufacturing and service sectors. This includes our new mentees and mentors taking part in our mentoring programme in 2019. What’s more, you will also get to hear more about Rise’s exciting plans for the future.

Free to attend, but places are strictly limited. We would recommend reserving your place early, as tickets are always in demand and we sell out quickly!

5G: Revolution or Evolution? hosted by BT

When: Tuesday 16 July @18:00 
Where: BT Tower, London, 45 Maple Street, London, W1T 4JZ

Join Rise for an evening exploring the opportunities that 5G will bring in content creation and production. Kindly hosted by BT at the iconic BT Tower.

With claims that 5G will bring powerful capabilities and functionality to production workflows, will it really revolutionise our working practices, as well as the way that audiences consume media?

We have teamed up with Nic Kemp to explore the hype and the reality of what is really happening in the world of 5G. Join us for a lively debate that will:

-examine current testing and work that has been done to date with 5G in the sports, media & entertainment industry;

-share opportunities that will 5G will bring in content creation and production;

-learn more about the risks of 5G and how will they affect us;

-highlight the steps media businesses need to take to prepare for 5G.


Our keynote speaker is Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile Strategy at BT Sport who has been voted in the top 50 most influential people in online TV for four years running.

Matt’s speech will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Nic Kemp – workflow consultant for broadcast, film and online with Alison Hutchings, Media & Broadcast, BT Enterprise; Claire Harvey, Red Bee Media; Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor at the University of Bristol, the Co-Director of Institute of Digital Futures and the Director of Smart Internet Lab and Ian Brash, Broadcast Innovation Consultant.

Free to attend, but booking your place in advance is essential. 

Get involved 

Want to get involved as a supporter, speaker (or beyond) at future Rise events? Or got a great idea for an event you think Rise should be organising? We’d love to hear from you! Drop Carrie Wootten a line at