This seminar was one of my favourites and probably the one I was most looking forward to because working internationally is definitely something I want to do one day. The guests included: Elloise Mae Foster who had worked in San Francisco at Google, James Fettes who was an ABC employee who'd travelled and worked for some time in a newsroom in Jakarta and Jane Liscombe who's from England, had worked in Los Angeles and is now the Producer of Exit Films here.
The content of the lecture was definitely relevant and informative. It was a semi-informal discussion which made it interesting to watch as all the guests were relaxed and able to discuss questions and topics as they appeared. What I really wanted to know was how to make a start overseas and maintain an expat lifestyle and these questions were all answered. Apparently a lot of loitering around sets and studios is a good way to get your foot in the door internationally.
Ange and Simon did an awesome job of hosting. Having two hosts on either side of the guests made the discussion flow and I liked how the hosts were in a way apart of the conversation because they were then able to ask questions from an interested students point of view and keep the topics relevant.
The staging and theme was great. When we walked into the seminar room it was set up as if we were all boarding a flight. The organisers were dressed as flight attendants and they looked great!
The only thing that this seminar group may have missed the mark on was promotion. I didn't know a whole lot about the seminar beforehand nor did I see a promotional video (maybe I was looking in the wrong places). However the mere nature and theme of the seminar was enough to intrigue me and encourage me to attend. Everything on the day of the seminar made up for the lack of promotion, I think. I was entertained and left the seminar feeling informed and inspired.