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.
Sept. 12, 2015
Podcasting has become the Next Big Thing for the second time in our current golden age of audio. But how can great audio startups survive and thrive? That will be the focus of our Collab/Space San Francisco workshop on September 12, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by KQED. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on audio innovation, with keynote addresses by Steve Henn of Planet Money / NPR andAminatou Sow, co-host of “Call Your Girlfriend.”
Digiday Agency Innovation Camp
Aug. 23-25, 2015
Digiday’s Agency Innovation Camp is a unique – by invitation only – multi-day event, created for the brightest minds from today’s leading digital advertising agencies. These are the millennials creating change and innovation – the digital natives who are rethinking and reshaping brand communication through technology and a continuously evolving media landscape.
Medill Club of New York’s StrengthsFinder Workshop
Aug. 25, 2015
Stack Exchange offices (110 William St, 28th Floor, New York, NY)
You can probably rattle off the things you’re good at, but do you really know what your true leadership strengths are? Northwestern Alumni Association’s Rachel Pridgen will detail how to recognize your strengths and make them work for you. Rachel will explore Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help you make the most of your results, whether you’re looking to succeed at work, improve your personal relationships or both. The price of admission includes Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, as well as wine, beer and catered hors d’oeuvres. You will receive a link to the test via email; please complete the assessment, which takes 20-40 minutes, before the event. Tickets are just $10 each.
Register here. For questions, contact event chair Alyssa Karas at [email protected].
Society for Features Journalism Annual Conference
Aug. 26-29, 2015
Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park
Join some of the industry’s top features editors and writers at the Society for Features Journalism’s annual conference. Sessions will be on moneymakers, being “digital first,” video, and our ever-popular Show & Steal, offering award-winning story, layout and multimedia ideas for any publication to use. Speakers include Marty Baron, Gene Weingarten and Tom Schroder of The Washington Post, and a reception will be held during the conference at the Post offices.
Registration and more information here.
A Capital Event
Aug. 28, 2015
National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
The nation’s capital offers a wealth of markets, resources, and story ideas that keep freelance writers in the area busy. DC’s many media companies, associations, government agencies, foundations and other organizations offer lots of opportunities for freelancers. The city also has some of the world’s best libraries and research resources. Want to capitalize on this to further your freelance career? This conference will show you how!
WAN-IFRA India Expo 2015
Sep. 2-4, 2015
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
WAN-IFRA Expo India, is the second-largest international exhibition in the world for trends and practices in the newspaper printing and publishing industry. At the Expo, the industry’s top technology and service providers will feature the entire newspaper production workflow.
More information here.
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.
Digital Media Strategies USA
Sep. 8-10, 2015
New York, NY
Digital Media Strategies USA is a three day content-driven conference taking place in New York. It addresses the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business today.
IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase
Sep. 10, 2015
New York, NY
AdLarge, Midroll, NPR, Panoply, Podtrac and WNYC have come on board to present at the first-ever “IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase.” This special one-day marketplace will preview for advertisers and media buyers the latest in innovative podcast programming from these powerhouses in the digital audio arena.
Request an invitation here.
2015 Association of Food Journalists Annual Conference
Sep. 15-19, 2015
The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
Two days of education at the conference will take place at The Poynter Institute,the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st Century democracies.
Digiday Publishing Summit
Sep. 16-18, 2015
The Digiday Publishing Summit will examine tried-and-true strategies with up-and-coming approaches to monetizing content across platforms, diving deeper into mobile and video, and the latest thinking around ad blockers.
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.
NYC Media Lab 2015 Annual Summit
Sept. 25, 2015
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit is your crash course in the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media and communications. This is an opportunity for media executives to explore a wide range of prototype technologies, applications, and research projects from universities in NYC and beyond. In addition to 100 demonstrations of digital media research and prototypes from university labs, the Summit will include a keynote presentation, a special presentation on virtual reality, and 12 breakout sessions led by NYC faculty on topics ranging from mobile live streaming to data-driven storytelling.
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Agora Journalism Center, George S. Turnbull Portland Center, University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication
Our intent is to advance our thinking and practice of engagement so that communities and journalism thrive by: making more visible what’s working to meet community news and information needs in order to grow community capacity for confronting common struggles; creating a work product, such as an “interactive field guide” or report that promotes community information health; catalyzing a learning community that supports each of us and sparks breakthrough ideas, new connections, and ambitious projects
Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
Oct. 5-7, 2015
Programming for the Summit is underway. More information here.
New York Media Festival (NYME)
Oct. 6-9, 2015
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
NYME brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on Games, Video and Music with focus on Brands, Advertising, Monetization and Distribution.
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.
Future of Storytelling Summit
Oct. 7-8, 2015
New York City, NY
The Future of Storytelling is an invitation-only, two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. The summit is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories. Registration is by invitation only; you can apply for an invitation request here.
Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon at USC Annenberg
Oct. 9-11, 2015
There’s a serious gender gap in both the journalism and technology industries — especially in business and leadership roles. That’s why MediaShift and the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication are hosting a Women’s Hackathon — a weekend designed to develop technological and entrepreneurial skills critical to the journalism jobs of the future, and gain hands-on experience with immersive journalism and virtual reality. Taking place on October 9 to 11, 2015, the weekend will kick off Friday evening with a discussion among top women in media and tech. Then the students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around immersive journalism and VR, presenting them to judges on Sunday. Faculty and professionals from around the country will serve as team facilitators and mentors.
Trauma Journalism: Training for Educators
Oct. 15-17, 2015
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia
This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.
NOVEMBER 2015 AND BEYOND
The Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Awards
Nov. 12, 2015
New York, NY
The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognize journalistic excellence by newswomen. The contest this year will honor female journalists in 44 categories, spanning online, television, radio, newspapers, wires, photography and magazines.
More information here.
Digiday Programmatic Summit 2015
Nov. 15-17, 2015
The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
More information here.
Streaming Media West 2015
Nov. 16-18, 2015
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.
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.