Larry Parr is the keynote speaker for CONVERGE 2019

Larry Parr, Chief Executive for Te Mangai Paho has been announced by First Nations Media Australia as the keynote speaker for CONVERGE Alice Springs.
Te Mangai Paho is the peak advocacy and funding body for Maori media in New Zealand.
Larry has been involved in the New Zealand film industry since the 1970s, working in a variety of production, writing and directing roles before undertaking a programming role at Maori Television.
He joined Te Mangai Paho in 2008 managing television funding and now as the Chief Executive is navigating the Maori media industry through the Maori Media Shift.
At CONVERGE Alice Springs, Larry will share the experiences of Indigenous media in the New Zealand context in evolving to a convergent media landscape, collaborative approaches to building capacity, the contribution of media to language revitalisation strategies and learnings from the Maori Media Shift policy process.
The conference schedule is now available, including:
•            Google News Lab training in partnership with the Walkley Foundation
•            Breakout sessions on recruitment, HR, operational technology and employment support
•            Developing leadership skills
•            Progression of sector projects