The Power of Video

Are you a vlogger? Would you like to be? I know my 13 year old nephew wants to be famous on YouTube!! 

Are you keen to learn from some of the best? After the success of last years ‘Power of Video’ conference in Belfast, the video bloggers event is set to return for its second year.

Last year the vlogging supremo that is Casey Neistat came over to talk at the first ever conference. He seemed to love his time here and of course he created a few little YouTube vlogs about his visit. They only got about 7million views each!!

Check out one here:

In twelve months since his NI visit, Casey broke a million hearts and retired from his daily vlogs because he wasn’t feeling inspired any more…. but…. he missed it and last week announced his return!! Yay!

The Power of Video conference return on 26th May with a new venue , a new format and an exciting line up of activities and speakers to celebrate the rising power of online video.

This year you are in for a treat as the festival format will offer something for guests of all ages and skill sets, from up-and-coming content creators to experienced filmmakers, businesses interested in harnessing the power of video for their own marketing and brand purposes, and local fans of the high-profile YouTube and social media stars and influencers scheduled to take to the stage this year.

Event organisers and filmmakers Billy May and Damien Gallagher of Speed Motion Films have also announced the first batch of star studded speakers:

  • World-renowned director and filmmaker Philip Bloom, who has worked for Lucasfilm, CNN, Sky and the BBC.
  • Comedian, author and social media star Arron Crascall.
  • Ireland’s own Cian Twomey and Emily Rochford.
  • Zack Nelson from Jerry Rig Everything
  • Dan and Lincoln Markham from What’s Inside
  • Denis Crushell of Tubular Labs and formerly Head of Sponsorship EMEA for YouTube

In addition to this year’s day-long conference in Belfast Cathedral, hosted again by David Meade, guests can also take advantage of a larger carnival atmosphere including interactive exhibitions, meet-and-greets, a street food festival beside the Cathedral, and other satellite events across Belfast including Northern Ireland’s first DR1 FPV Drone Race held in T13 in Titanic Quarter.

For more information on the Power of Video conference and to stay up to date as speakers are announced visit or follow the conference on social media on, Twitter @powerofvideocon or Instagram @thepowerofvideo or engage with the event on Snapchat.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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