The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has confirmed its biennial London Conference will not take place as a physical mass gathering for 2020. The RTS, in partnership with YouTube, will instead stream a number of key sessions for free. These sessions will reflect industry issues, but importantly will touch on broader challenges in Society and how we are addressing or coming to terms with these. The virtual sessions will take place around the original September 15th date, with sessions streamed live and then also available on the RTS website to watch at a later date.
The RTS is delighted also to announce that YouTube will be the Principal Sponsor for RTS Cambridge 2021 Convention due to take place from September 15th-17th. Ben McOwen Wilson, Regional Director, YouTube EMEA and MD, will take the position of Convention Chair.
Further information on RTS London 2020 will be available in due course on the RTS website.
“Whilst we adapt to the current challenges we are all facing, we are very grateful to YouTube who will help us jointly host informative, sessions – both industry-related and broader ‘brain food’ for the global community who would usually be with us in London,” declared Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society. “They can now join us virtually in September.”
“We are also very pleased to continue to work with Ben in the lead up to Cambridge 2021, which is sure to be an important event at a critical time for our industries.”
“We are proud to support The Royal Television Society and excited to bring the RTS Conference to life on YouTube,” added McOwen Wilson. “The annual RTS events are the most thought-provoking and prestigious industry events of the year; we are delighted to support an online event in September, and look forward to hosting leaders from across the UK and global television landscape – in person – in Cambridge in 2021.”