Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Mar. 21 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    March 21, 2016
    The Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference in New Orleans is one of the new addition's to this week's events post. Photo by Phil Roeder on Flickr 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, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.

    Featured Event

    Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s IoT Hackathon at WVU
    April 1-3, 2016
    Reed College of Media, WVU, Morgantown, W.V.
    There’s a serious gender gap when it comes to representation of women in the media and tech businesses. That’s why MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will convene college-age women from around the country to envision their role and influence in the emerging “smart-world” market and opportunities for entrepreneurship. The weekend will kick off Friday evening with a discussion among top women in media and tech. Then, students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around hardware + journalism, presenting them to judges on Sunday. From smart-objects to beacons, sensors and augmented reality, this hands-on Makeathon introduces women as first-generation makers in media and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    More information here.
    Register here!


    MARCH 2016

    The Collaboration Culture Symposium
    Mar. 21-22, 2016
    Reynolds Journalism Institute, 401 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO, 65211.
    Today’s media companies are using collaboration as a way to stay ahead of rapid change. Efficient organizations understand their core capabilities, and what lies outside their expertise. Some are bartering core competencies in exchange for skills or products; others share technology, storytelling platforms and audience-facing insights. A new “collaboration culture” is emerging and collaboration is becoming the go-to strategy to make things work in the media industries. Join us for this can’t-miss opportunity to hear from the organizations leading the way in the collaborative space.
    More information and registration here.

    ONA LA: BLANKSPACES: Newsletters 101
    Mar. 31, 2016, 7 p.m. ET
    “Media companies have been rediscovering the power of email in recent months, building out newsletters to amplify their work and create new connections with readers in their inboxes” -Nieman Lab. This conversation will focus on what it takes to create a great newsletter – developing a specific voice, understanding your target audience and iterating on your product to improve it each and every time.
    More information and registration here

    APRIL 2016

    Wearable Tech + Digital Health SF 2016
    Apr. 5, 2016
    San Francisco, California
    Following the sold-out Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC 2015 conference, Wearable Tech + Digital Health SF 2016 will bring together health and fitness device innovators, angel, VC and portfolio investors, developers, data experts, smart fabric and sensor creators, cloud/connectivity/security infrastructure providers, health systems, and the communities that support them.
    More information and registration here.


    Ad Age Digital Conference
    Apr. 5-6, 2016
    Pier 36, New York City
    At the 2016 Ad Age Digital Conference, marketers and agencies rethink their work, out loud. What is advertising now — an ad or an experience? How does it get done — and by whom? We hash out pressing industry issues like ad blocking, ad fraud and kickbacks. We set the agenda for the year ahead. No conversation is off the table as big brand, technology and media leaders answer tough questions head on with the Ad Age editorial team framing the conversation.
    Register here.

    International Journalism Festival
    Apr. 6-10
    Perugia, Italy
    The festival is the biggest annual media event in Europe, an open invitation to interact with the best of world journalism. Informality and accessibility are its key features, with attendees invited to come and go as they please from session to session over the five days of the festival. No ticket or reservation or registration of any kind is required. The festival is funded exclusively by its sponsors.
    More information here.

    The Delacorte Lectures: Mary Kaye Schilling
    Apr. 7, 2016, 6pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, New York City
    Mary Kaye Schilling, Deputy Editor of Town & Country, speaks as part of the 2016 Delacorte Lecture Series. #CJSDelacorte
    More information here.

    AHCJ Health Journalism 2016
    Apr. 7-10, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    At AHCJ’s annual conference, attendees are exposed to sources and resources that can provide immediate news or become the foundation for in-depth projects in the weeks and months ahead. Conference attendees have heard from – and interacted with – high-level government officials, top-notch researchers, well-regarded educators, effective clinicians, prize-winning journalists and authors and many more experts on a vast array of health topics.
    More information and registration here.

    The Delacorte Lectures: Jacob Weisberg
    Apr. 14, 2016, 6pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of the Slate Group, speaks as part of the 2016 Delacorte Lecture Series. #CJSDelacorte. Jacob Weisberg is Chairman of The Slate Group, a unit of The Washington Post Company devoted to developing a family of Internet-based publications through start-ups and acquisitions. The Slate group’s roster includes Slate, The Root and the video site Slate V.
    More information here.

    What is Media?
    Apr. 14-17, 2016
    White Stag Block, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
    The sixth annual “What is . . . ?” conference-experience features a unique coalescing of media scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations and the public. With media representing a wider and wider range of concepts, products, services and institutions, the definition of media continues to be in a state of flux. What is media today? How is media studies defined? How have media technologies transformed media theory and practice? What are the futures of media and how are they evolving? What is Media? coincides with the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s 2016 centennial celebration. John Markoff, senior journalist for the New York Times, will deliver the Centennial Johnston Lecture on Apr. 14.
    More information here.

    National High School Journalism Convention 2016
    Apr. 14-17, 2016
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, JEA’s on-site Write-off contests, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career round tables and evening entertainment.
    More information and registration here.

    International Symposium of Online Journalism
    Apr. 15-16, 2016
    University of Texas at Austin, TX
    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.
    Call for papers now underway; more information here.

    Digital Futures Exchange
    Apr. 17, 2016
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Hosted in conjunction with the 2016 NAB Show, the one-day Digital Futures Exchange conference will showcase emerging trends and best practices for broadcasters to leverage successful digital content strategies and drive new revenue. DFX will feature interactive discussions on trends and strategies for successfully incorporating digital as an integral part of station business plans. The conference will feature presentations by expert analysts from leading industry researchers and organizations, including Pew Research Center, IAB, BIA/Kelsey and the Local Media Association.
    More information and registration here.

    LA Games Conference
    Apr. 19, 2016
    West Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
    Join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.
    More information and registration here.

    LOCALCON 2016
    Apr. 20-22, 2016
    Chelsea Football Stadium, London, U.K.
    From London to Luxembourg, Paris to Prague, Hamburg to The Hague — the European market is a dense and fragmented opportunity for local marketing solutions providers. LOCALCON 2016 offers the best way to navigate and unlock the potential in this market. This event is essential for marketers, media and solutions providers operating in this dynamic space. Panels, presentations and exhibitions will equip attendees with the right connections and actionable takeaways.
    More information and registration here.

    Muse and the Marketplace
    Apr. 29-May 1, 2016
    Boston, Mass.
    Our three-day literary conference gives aspiring writers a better understanding of the craft of fiction and non-fiction, prepares them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking. Established and emerging authors lead 100+ interactive Sessions on the craft of writing – the “muse” side of things – while editors, literary agents and other industry professionals tackle the business side – the “marketplace.”
    More information and registration, here

    MAY 2016

    Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference
    May 19-22, 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    The 2016 SABEW Spring Conference is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief, senior economic analyst at Bankrate, Inc. The training and skills sessions are coordinated by Cory Schouten, Business Editor and Writer, Knight-Bagehot Fellow, Columbia University.
    More information and registration here

    ASJA Writers Conference
    May 20-21, 2016
    New York City
    The media landscape has shifted dramatically in the past two decades—and successful freelancers know how to navigate these twists and turns to earn a satisfying living. Join us for two days of education, networking, and sharing winning strategies with top writers, editors, agents, content buyers, and more. Speakers and attendees represent such companies as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Family Circle, BBC Travel, Inc.com, Fortune, Fast Company, The Atavist, Seal Press, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with more being added all the time.
    More information and registration here.

    EmTech Digital 2016
    May 23-24, 2016
    San Francisco, Calif.
    Digital technologies connect everything around us, making everyday things smarter and augmenting our experiences. EmTech Digital 2016 explores emerging opportunities and surprising implications as artificial intelligence impacts every person, every industry and society as a whole.
    More information and registration here.

    JUNE 2016

    Conference: Freedom of Information Act — 50 Years Later
    Jun. 2-4, 2016
    Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    More information to come here.

    Social Media Weekend 2016
    Jun. 10-11, 2016
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W 40th St., New York, NY
    Catch up on the latest social media trends, tools and people [email protected] Sreenivasan and friends at CUNY J-School. The #smwknd will offer two very full days of insights and networking, Q&As with social stars, Sree’s State of Social presentation, free consultations with Social Media Doctors and more. We’ll drill into how the 2016 campaigns are taking advantage of evolving networks, and how you can evaluate and use messaging platforms to reach audiences in the U.S. and worldwide.
    More information and registration here.

    Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference
    June 16-19, 2016
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations.
    More information and registration here.


    Ad Age Small Agency Conference 2016
    July 19-20, 2016
    Miami Beach, Florida
    Join us for the only event tailor-made for small- to mid-size agencies. After a fun evening of networking over cocktails on July 19, your peers gather on July 20 for a focused, day-long conversation that tackles the challenges and opportunities of this unique market. Be ready to walk away inspired and with how-to advice you and your team can put to use immediately.
    More information here.

    The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
    July 22-24, 2016
    Grapevine, Texas
    The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen to, be inspired by and practice their craft at the highest possible level. Every year, the Mayborn Conference gathers some of the most talented storytellers in the country to share their stories, life-changing experiences and expertise with aspiring writers through three days of lectures, panels, one-on-one sessions, and student classes. In addition, the conference includes a variety of writing contests for anyone from high school students to Pulitzer prize winning professionals, who receive hand-made trophies, more than $26,000 in cash awards and have their work published in Mayborn’s journal, Ten Spurs, or anthology, Best American Newspaper Narratives.
    More information and registration here

    Association for Women in Sports Media Annual Convention
    July 28-31, 2016
    Miami, Florida
    The Miami 2016 convention (#AWSM2016) will feature a wide array of panels geared toward continuing education for sports and media professionals. The opening panel, “A Seat at the Table,” will include Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of production/college networks; Wendy Lewis, senior vice president of diversity and strategic alliances at Major League Baseball, and Mindy Marques Gonzalez, vice president of news and executive editor of The Miami Herald.
    More information and registration here.

    2016 NABJ/NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair
    Aug. 3-7, 2016
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
    The 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for journalism education and career development for the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology! The two largest minority journalist organizations in the United States are joining forces and drawing on our collective strengths to offer unequalled opportunities for face-to-face networking and professional development.
    More information and registration here. Register by Mar. 1 for early-bird pricing. 

    26th Annual AAJA National Convention
    August 10-13, 2016
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Join us for the largest convergence of Asian Pacific Islander American professionals in the nation at the 26th Annual AAJA National Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2016! AAJA is partnering with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) to bring together journalists, news executives, media researchers, business leaders, community action groups and nonprofits at the 2016 convention, which will feature a Presidential Candidate Town Hall.
    More information and registration here.

    ASNE-APME 2016 Convention
    Sept. 11-14
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Plan now to attend the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors annual conference Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia. A full conference schedule and links to register for the conference and hotel will be available in coming weeks.
    More information here.

    ONA 16
    Sept. 15-17, 2016
    Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO
    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.
    More information here.

    Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention
    Sep. 18-20, 2016
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    The Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists present their Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention.
    More information to come here.

    Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference
    Sept. 21-25, 2016
    Sacramento, California
    SEJ’s annual conference is titled “Land of Extremes, Home of Big Dreams.” From the heights of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley, the Golden State is home to the largest population, biggest economy, strictest environmental standards and smoggiest skies in the U.S. Forward thinking and remarkable diversity make California the proving ground for tests and solutions on water supply, urban renewal, energy use, sustainable agriculture, air quality, climate change and more.
    More information and registration here.

    Uncovering Asia: 2nd Asia Investigative News Journalism Conference
    Sep. 23-25, 2016
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Uncovering Asia II — The Asian Investigative Journalism Conference — is co-hosted by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. We will be featuring an all-star line-up of top investigative and data journalists from around the world.
    More information here.

    Ad:Tech London
    Oct. 25-26, 2016
    London, UK
    Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities. Ad:Tech London is where the U.K.’s marketing and media players meet for technology discovery, cutting-edge content and unrivaled networking.
    More information and registration here.

    Ad:Tech NY
    Nov. 2-3, 2016
    New York City
    Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
    More information and registration here.

    Ben DeJarnette is the associate editor at MediaShift. He is also a freelance contributor for Pacific Standard, InvestigateWest, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Oregon Quarterly and others. He’s on Twitter @BenDJduck.

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