Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Apr. 18 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    April 18, 2016
    The Ad:Tech Tokyo conference in September is among the new additions to this week's events post. Photo by Moyan Brenn 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.

    APRIL 2016

    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.


    ONA LA: Appy Hour with IRE and NAHJ
    Apr. 21, 2016, 6:00-9:30 p.m. PT
    Los Angeles, California
    Grab a drink and swap ideas about storytelling apps like Snapchat or tell us about the apps that make your lives and work easier and more productive. We’ll be joined by our friends from the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) at Finn McCool’s.
    More information and registration here.

    Media Law for Journalists: Workshop and Roundtable
    Apr. 26, 2016
    New York City
    A workshop for freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, podcasters – any media worker without the benefit of a legal department. Top media lawyers will give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; learn about digital media law; and understand insurance coverage options. Editors and writers from Gawker, BuzzFeed, CNN, and the New York Times will be there for a roundtable discussion to share their tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches.
    More information and registration here.

    Muse and the Marketplace
    Apr. 29-May 1, 2016
    Boston, Massachusetts
    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

    ONA UK: What Keeps You Up at Night?
    May 5, 2016
    London, UK
    We’ve polled journalists and asked them what’s keeping them up at night. Now it’s time to solve them! We’ll start the night off by voting for your favorite five, then we’ll have smart digital journalists (Alastair Reid –  Managing Editor, First Draft News,  Alison Gow – Digital Innovation Editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals, Nick Petrie – Deputy Head of Digital, The Times, and oothers) lead round tables discussions around each one. We’ll share some ideas (and beers), and get to know one another while we brainstorm and network.
    More information and registration here.

    The Delacorte Lectures: Sid Evans
    May 5, 2016
    Columbia Journalism School, New York City
    Sid Evans, editor in chief of Southern Living, speaks as part of the 2016 Delacorte Lecture Series. Event begins promptly at 6:00PM. Refreshments will be provided. Q&A will be included with audience and 2016 Delacorte Moderator, Eric Bates.
    More information and registration here.

    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, California
    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.

    The New Face of Consumer Insights
    May 23-25, 2016
    Marina del Ray, California
    The Market Research Event will arm you with the new processes, procedures, frameworks and skill sets you need to remain competitive and relevant. Rethink how your insights teams are structured and how the back end and operations of research must evolve, and harness game-changing skills to deliver value both internally and to end customers.
    More information and registration here.

    JUNE 2016

    Media that Matters: Story, Money, Impact
    June 1-5
    Cortes Island, B.C.
    Media That Matters: Story Money Impact is a practical workshop for media-makers, principled funders, and highly motivated activists who want to ensure their work makes an undeniable difference.  This intimate conference illuminates the spark of engagement at the core of these three pursuits. Structured around case studies from the front lines, Story Money Impact reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism. It explores how these professions can synergize with funders who want maximum leverage for their resources and reach, while  partnering with strategic innovators who can highlight those results with more robust evaluation tools.
    More information and registration here.

    [email protected] Conference
    Jun. 2-4, 2016
    Columbia Journalism School, New York City
    The conference will explore FOIA’s origins, importance, and its role in American law, politics and society. Featured speakers include Melanie Ann Apustay, Director of the Office of Information Policy for the U.S. Department of Justice, Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University professor at Harvard, Tom Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive, James T. Hamilton, Hearst Professor of Communication and Director of the Journalism Program at Stanford University, Agnes Callamard, Director of Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression project and Bill Moyers, journalist and White House press secretary, 1965-67, among others.
    More information here.

    Marketing Analytics & Data Science
    June 8-10, 2016
    San Francisco, California
    The Marketing Analytics and Data Science conference is designed to demonstrate how to deploy marketing analytics and data science to drive business forward. In an age where consumers demand more personalized communications, experiences and products, and internal stakeholders require more predictive intelligence to inform decisions, analytics and data science have emerged as silver bullets to uncover the human side of data.
    More information and registration 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.

    JULY 2016

    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.

    August 2016 & Beyond

    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. 

    CAR Boot Camp – August
    Aug. 7-11, 2016
    Columbia, Missouri
    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.
    More information and registration here.

    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.

    Mapping Boot Camp – August
    Aug. 12-14
    Columbia, Missouri
    IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.
    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.

    Ad:Tech Tokyo
    Sep. 20-21, 2016
    Tokyo, Japan
    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.

    Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference
    Sep. 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 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.

    People-Powered Publishing Conference
    Nov. 10, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    In newsrooms, nonprofits and universities, civic-minded journalists, developers, and engagement practitioners are building tools and telling stories that put audiences first and push the envelope of the traditional reporting process. In partnership with Hearken, GroundSource, City Bureau and the Crowd Powered News Network, and with support from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, Illinois Humanities is convening these like-minded pioneers for a one-day conference highlighting innovative projects and practices that build stronger connections between reporters and the publics they cover. This conference aims to provide opportunities to share resources, talk about what’s working, and strengthen one another’s work. We want you there. To propose a session for the conference, fill out the application by April 29th.
    More information and registration here.

    Ad:Tech Kansai
    Dec. 1-2, 2016
    Kansai, Japan
    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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