Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Oct. 24 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    October 24, 2014
    At Code for America's Civic Tech Fair in September 2014. Photo by Code for America and used here with Creative Commons license.

    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, use the Contact Form to let us know. Also, be sure to sign up for our Events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.

    Collab/Space DC
    Nov. 6, 2014
    Washington, D.C.
    The event is an all-day, hands-on workshop spotlighting eight data innovation projects and startups in the D.C. area and beyond, hosted by the Washington Post, and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
    Register here; use hashtag #CollabDC.


    Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Wearables
    October 24-26, 2014
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    Produced by PBS MediaShift and hosted by the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University, this event will be for female college students in journalism, communications, business and computer science programs. Female faculty and pros will serve as mentors and trainers. The focus will be on wearables, with a symposium in Silicon Valley hosted at Google to kick off the weekend.
    Register here; use the hashtag #gendergap.


    Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014
    Oct. 24-25, 2014
    New York City
    The symposium is a forum for discussing the ways journalism is and should be adapting in the face of the quantitative turn in society.
    Register here.

    Code/Mobile 2014
    Oct. 27-28, 2014
    Half Moon Bay, Calif.
    The inaugural event features big names in the industry who are leading the mobile revolution, as well as those whose businesses are being transformed — those rethinking, reinventing and recoding the mobile industry.
    Register here; use hashtag #codemobile.

    Ad Age Data Conference 2014
    Oct. 28-29, 2014
    New York City
    The event helps marketers understand big data and insights needed to making marketing efforts more successful.
    Register here.


    Green Shoots in Journalism Education
    Oct. 29-30, 2014
    The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will showcase innovative initiatives in journalism education, with a discussion of version 2.0 of Eric Newton’s digital journalism book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses.”
    Register here.


    Street Fight Summit 2014
    Nov. 4, 2014
    New York City
    The fourth annual event will focus on the application of hyperlocal platforms in the real world, including PayPal, Facebook, Google, Tinder, Pandora, Digitas, ReachLocal, Waze, Gannett and others.
    Register here; use hashtag #SFS14.

    ad:tech New York 2014
    Nov. 5-6, 3024
    New York City
    The digital marketing event is a marketplace for buying and selling and an opportunity to discuss industry trends and initiatives.
    Register here; use hashtag #adtechNY.

    Third Coast Conference 2014
    Nov. 7-9, 2014
    The event brings together producers, audio artists, journalists, documentarians and students to enjoy each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and network.
    Register here.

    AllFacebook Marketing Conference 2014
    Nov. 10, 2014
    This conference discusses best practices for launching and maintaining successful advertising campaigns on Facebook.
    Register here; use hashtag #AllFacebook.

    Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content 
    Nov. 10-11, 2014
    Columbia, MO
    If you are interested in helping to bridge the disconnect between the short-term goals of news producers and the long-term needs of digital preservation, your expertise and solutions are wanted at this event.
    Register here.

    American Society of Journalists Content Connections 2014
    Nov. 13-14, 2014
    The event is designed to connect pro writers and editors with those in the business world who need their expertise.
    Register here.

    Newsgeist 2014: Exploring the Frontiers of New Journalism
    Nov. 14-16, 2014
    This free, invite-only “unconference” is a participant-driven meeting exploring the future of news at the intersection of journalism, technology, and public policy. The event is sponsored by Google and the Knight Foundation.
    Register here.

    Digiday Programmatic Summit 2014
    Nov. 17-19, 2014
    Bonita Springs, Fla.
    The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
    Register here.

    GigaOm Roadmap 2014
    Nov. 18-19, 2014
    San Francisco, Calif.
    A conference on tech product design, with speakers from Google, Nest, Twitter, and more.
    Register here.

    Digital Media Asia 2014
    Nov. 18-20, 2014
    The conference will showcase international trends in digital media related to online content monetization, digital advertising, social media, tablet publishing and big data.
    Register here.

    Streaming Media West 2014
    Nov. 18-19, 2014
    Huntington Beach, Calif.
    The event hosts content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast professionals and ad agencies to learn the latest online video technology.
    Register here; use hashtag #SMWest.

    The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference: Innovation and Transformation in Community Newspapers
    Nov. 20-21, 2014
    Columbia, MO
    The Potter Conference will bring together community news executives and leaders at the Missouri School of Journalism for an exchange and dialogue of best practices that will help sustain local journalism, especially in small and rural markets.
    Register here.


    International Consumer Electronics Show 2015
    Jan. 6-9, 2015
    Las Vegas
    The show features exhibits giving a first look at consumer electronics like wearables, web services, digital imaging and photography, online media and video.
    Register here; use hashtag #CES2015.

    Digital Book World Conference 2015
    Jan. 13-15, 2015
    New York City
    The conference and expo brings together media, publishing and tech professionals to discuss digital content and digital publishing strategies as well as industry challenges.
    Register here; use hashtag #DBW15.

    Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
    Feb. 4-6, 2015
    Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Digiday’s annual look at the state of the global digital media business, for publishers and advertisers.
    Register here.

    Journalism After Snowden Conference
    Feb. 5, 2015
    Washington, D.C.
    One in a series of events sponsored by the Tow Foundation and the Knight Foundation seeking to answer the questions facing the press in the wake of the NSA leaks.
    Register here.

    SXSW Interactive 2015
    March 13-17, 2015
    This annual event features the brightest minds in upcoming technology, networking events and a great lineup of startup ideas from the digital community.
    Registration here; use hashtag #SXSW2015.

    GigaOm StructureData 2015
    March 18-19, 2015
    New York, N.Y.
    Thoughts on big data and the information economy.
    Register here.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is interim editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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