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Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London
May 14-15, 2015
City University London, Drysdale Building
Tired of hearing complaints about the challenges facing journalists today? The Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London on 15 May 2015 will off an idea exchange on the way forward, with a focus on innovative content and innovative business models. You’ll hear from innovators at traditional journalism outlets as well as startups looking to disrupt the news. Breakout groups in the morning and afternoon will enable knowledge sharing and networking. We’ll be inviting editors, reporters, producers, publishers, developers, entrepreneurs, academics and other key players in journalism innovation. The one-day conference will include a kick-off reception on May 14, as well as post-event socializing on the evening of May 15.
Early bird registration ends April 17; more information here.
Quality Journalism in the Digital Age Conference
Apr. 10, 2015
Rutgers University, New Jersey
What does the notion of quality journalism mean in the contemporary media environment? Has the definition been changing over time? How should we go about measuring quality journalism? What are the most prominent challenges and opportunities associated with producing and sustaining quality journalism in the contemporary media environment? This conference will bring together journalists, news executives, scholars and public interest advocates to explore these questions, and their implications for contemporary journalism practice and journalism research. The conference is free and open to the public.
Broadcast Education Association Convention
Apr. 12-15, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
The Broadcast Education Association brings in over 1,000 educators each year to the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show floor to see first-hand the latest and greatest tools and technology needed to teach students.
AdAge Digital Conference
Apr. 14-15, 2015
Pier 36, New York, NY
Ad Age’s best-in-class editorial team pairs with brand, technology and media leaders to drive game-changing conversations — and to get to the bottom of what’s really happening in the advertising arena.
April 16, 2015
How can media projects get past measuring clicks and page views and come up with meaningful metrics that gauge real impact? That will be the focus of the upcoming Collab/Space Austin workshop on April 16, 2015. Co-produced by PBS MediaShift, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Media Impact Project at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center.
More info here; TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, but please join us at the free #ISOJ kickoff mixer we’re throwing that evening with Texas Tribune.
April 16-19, 2015
Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, N.Y.
Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, created in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, is a juried section at the Festival showcasing groundbreaking exhibits in technology and interactive storytelling. This year’s projects focus on a wide range of creative approaches to storytelling, empathy and immersion — from virtual reality experiences, to understanding online tracking, to experiencing what it feels like to lose your senses.
More info here.
ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media
Apr. 12-17, 2015
St. Petersburg, Fla.
The academy focus on critical skills for women moving up the ladder in digital journalism and technology organizations and the documented challenges they face on the path to leadership.
For more information on curriculum and applications, contact Andrew DeLong at [email protected].
16th International Symposium on Online Journalism
April 17-18, 2015
Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Since 1999, editors, producers, executives and academics from around the country (and lately from around the world) have gathered in Austin every year (except 2000) to discuss the evolution of this new genre of journalism. The Symposium has been a small, but very intense conference that serves as a barometer for the state of Online Journalism.
Digital Media Europe 2015
April 20-22, 2015
The leading digital revenue event for the European publishing industry. Topics covered during this year’s event include media for millennials, programmatic advertising, data strategy, media measurement and video.
More information here; use hashtag #DME15.
Code/Enterprise Series: San Francisco
Apr. 21, 2015
San Francisco, CA
The Code/Enterprise Series will offer insights and analysis to guide executives and entrepreneurs toward the issues and players that matter most, in the straight-shooting reporting style that Re/code is revered for.
Games for Change
April 21-25, 2015
Join Games for Change — the biggest gaming event in NYC — and the leading international event about harnessing the power of gaming for social change. More information on the event here.
Journalism Interactive 2015
Apr. 24-25, 2015
The Journalism Interactive Conference on journalism education and digital media is for journalism educators, and is designed to advance the national discourse on how journalism schools can best prepare students for work in the rapidly changing media environment.
7th Annual Barcamp News Innovation
May 2, 2015
Temple University, Annenberg Hall, Philadelphia
Barcamp News Innovation is an participatory workshop-style conference where you provide the content. More than 200 leading journalists, media executives and digital innovators talk about how the news industry is changing—you pick the topics and which sessions to attend.
4th International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design
May 16-18, 2015
The organizing committee invites paper proposals and audiences to attend panel discussions to exchange information on communication technologies, social media, design, integrated marketing communications and more.
The Next Billion: London
May 19, 2015
Over the past decade, the number of internet users has grown to nearly 3 billion people, and a billion more are expected to come online by 2017. The next billion users will largely connect from the places one would least expect: mobile devices in emerging markets. The Next Billion: London convenes global industry leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities facing an increasingly connected world.
Ad: Tech SF
May 20-21, 2015
Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA
Ad: Tech brings the digital marketing industry’s top minds together to share tactics, strategies and insights they can apply as soon as they’re back in the office.
International Communication Association Conference
May 21-25, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The 65th annual conference’s theme this year is “Communication Across the Life Span.” The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.
May 26-28, 2015
Rancho Pales Verdes, CA
Produced by the same team delivering the D: All Things Digital Conference, the Code Conference is where top industry influencers in media and technology gather for in-depth conversations about the impact of digital technology on our lives and our businesses, today and in the future.
Code Conference sells out within hours. Register for ticket updates here.
Information on the conference here.
Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age
May 28-30, 2015
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Superscript conference convenes a diverse array of writers, editors, artists, curators and theorists to address questions around online art publishing’s present and possible futures. How the future of arts criticism and journalism will be defined in the digital age?
JUNE 2015 AND BEYOND
2015 IRE Conference
June 17-18, 2015
New York, NY
The national conference of Investigative Reporters & Editors are packed with panels, workshops and roundtables covering the latest developments in the field of investigative and data journalism. The conferences have become known for the practical tips and story ideas shared by prize-winning members in quick-hit sessions. Sessions range from hands-on computer training to panels on more traditional shoe-leather techniques.
Media Impact Forum
June 23, 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
The Kaiser Family Foundation considers the trends in media innovation at the cradle of digital innovation: Silicon Valley. How do talent cultivation, diversity and public interest values inform our quest to get the web that we want? What role do philanthropists play in making these changes? Reserve your hotel room by May 23 to get a discounted rate.
Media Impact Festival
June 23, 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
MIF’s second annual Media Impact Festival will showcase impact campaigns from some of the most influential recent documentary films. Join us for drinks and meet the makers of these extraordinary films.
Exploring Resilience Through Media
June 25-28, 2015
Peace Village, Haines Falls, NY
The nonprofit Images of Voices and Hope’s annual summit this year will focus on Restorative Narrative –- a term coined to describe a genre of stories that show how people and communities are learning to rebuild and recover in the aftermath or midst of difficult times.
The summit will explore examples of Restorative Narrative and feature speakers who will share insights about the importance and impact of this storytelling genre.
AEJMC Annual Conference
Aug. 5-9, 2015
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Join the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for its 2015 conference.
Sep. 7-10, 2015
Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
IMMERSION 2015 convenes the world’s leading experts in immersion and immersive technologies. The conference will address the personal and cultural impact of technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed realities; holograms and holography; wearable computing, mechanical and neural brain interfaces; cybernetics; affective computing and more.
Excellence in Journalism Conference 2015
Sep. 18-20, 2015
Orlando World Center Marriott, FL.
The Excellence in Journalism Convention is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.
Sept. 24-26, 2015
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Record-breaking numbers of journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, take advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map.
Oct. 7-8, 2015
Half Moon Bay, CA
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Code/Mobile returns to examine how an increasingly mobile world is changing the landscape of business, and to showcase companies that are leading that revolution. Join us to meet executives whose companies are driving this change, as well as leaders from the industries being transformed.
For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.