Needless to say, I’m psyched for tomorrow’s conference. Technology has changed the media industry once and for all. These days we stream movies instead of renting DVDs. We get breaking news online instead of from the old print media. If you are a business owner or startup founder, you should know how to take advantage of media to grow your business as well, because everyone is living in public now!
For tomorrow’s conference, we are almost at capacity now. However, we are going to try to keep the registration page up today just because we got a lot of phone calls when we closed the registration early for our last conference. Here is the conference info below.
CoInvent Media Summit 2015 – New York
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
1375 Broadway #23
New York, NY 10018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, April 22nd
Last-minute registrations: http://coinvent.co/events/cmsny
I will open the morning sessions with a 40-minute interview with Esther Dyson. Esther is known for a lot of things:
~ One of the very well-known journalists in the Web 1.0 days
~ Early angel investors in Facebook, Square, 23andMe, Meetup, Evernote, Google, Yandex, and 100+ other startups
~ Release 1.0, her monthly technology-industry newsletter, published by EDventure Holdings
~ Like Jeff Bazos and Elon Musk, Dyson is an innovator and investor in the space industry and related startups
~ Since Dyson is well travelled, would love to gain her perspectives on tech innovations and investments in the international space
Obviously, 40 minutes is far too short for an interview with Esther. No doubt that we will get some great insights from her tomorrow. Can’t wait!
The rest of the morning sessions will explore a few verticals in depth in the media industry, including journalism, mobile, social media, publishing, content marketing, entertainment, cloud. Each of these sessions will be anywhere from 20 – 30 minutes each.
After lunch, we will kickstart the afternoon sessions with an interview with Michael Kelly. Michael is a media industry veteran and currently spends most of his time doing angel investing and advising media entrepreneurs. Some of the hats that Michael has wore over the past decade include:
~ CEO and President of The Weather Channel Companies
~ President of AOL Media Networks
~ President of Global Marketing at Time Warner
~ Founder and CEO of American Town Network
~ Publisher of Entertainment Weekly Magazine
~ Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Advertising Federation
~ Former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Advertising Hall Of Fame
Obviously, we feel fortunate to have Michael share some insights with our crowd about media industry in general at tomorrow’s summit.
So the afternoon sessions will explore some unique but very popular topics related to media industry and startups in general, including startup fundraising (both VC and startup panels), video, OTT (Netflix, HBO, etc), media advertising/ad tech. In the end, Laurel Touby will moderate a panel about “The State of the Media Industry” to close off the day.
For the entire agenda, visit http://coinvent.co/events/cmsny#agenda. If you are attending tonight’s VIP Dinner, I look forward to meeting you there (Note: dinner tickets were sold out last weekend.)
Q&A (These are questions that we got asked many times by community members)
Q: Will there be living streaming for this summit?
Q: Will the summit be recorded?
A: Yes. We have our video crew on it. Will have them uploaded to CoInvent YouTube channel after the summit
Q: Are there student tickets available?
A: Yes, you can purchase them at http://coinvent.co/events/cmsny. Or email us at email@example.com
Q: Are there volunteering opportunities?
A: Not anymore. Tomorrow’s summit is well staffed
Q: Will breakfast and lunch be provided
A: Yes. See agenda for details
Q: Will there be another media summit for CoInvent members this year?
A: Not likely. We have some bigger programs to launch later this year. I doubt there will be another one in NY, or SF and LA for that matter
Q: Do we have to pre-pay online?
A: Not necessarily. But walk-in rate is usually more expensive.
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