Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sept. 26 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    September 26, 2016
    ad:tech conferences in London and Auckland, New Zealand, are new additions to this week's post.

    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. Note: Event descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity. 

    Featured Events

    Oct. 28-29, 2016
    Chicago and San Francisco

    The MobileMe&You2 conference will bring together mobile media leaders from across the nation, creating a spark of like-minded collaboration and opportunities to learn best practices from traditional and emerging media. MobileMe&You2 will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, with an opening reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 27. The conference will take place simultaneously in two locations — downtown Chicago and downtown San Francisco — thanks to digital connections between two of Northwestern University’s Medill School facilities in each city.


    Register here for Chicago.
    Register here for San Francisco.

    Collab/Space Chicago 2016: The Business of VR
    Sep. 30, 2016
    Virtual Reality has been gaining steam in the media space, from the New York Times giving away Google Cardboards to McDonald’s showing how it sources its food. But how can we get beyond the hype and make sure that these projects — as well as VR-related startups — survive and thrive as a business? That will be the focus of our next Collab/Space Chicago 2016 workshop on September 30, 2016. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by TechNexus. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on entrepreneurship. We will choose eight innovative startups or projects at media companies, which will present their work to-date in lightning fashion followed by directed questions from the audience.  We’ll do collaborative exercises — using improv comedy techniques — to learn how to work better together, and break out into groups to help these projects get past their challenges. Our diverse group of participants includes entrepreneurs, journalists, publishers, technologists, designers, marketers, investors and major players in the VR scene.
    More information and registration here.

    SEPTEMBER 2016

    New York Media Festival
    Sep. 26-29, 2016
    New York City
    NYME brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on Games, Video andMusic with focus on Brands, Advertising, Monetization and Distribution.
    More information and registration here.


    Segregation Today: A Delacorte Center Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine
    Sep. 27, 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET
    New York City
    Nikole Hannah-Jones has spent the last four years investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy.
    Nikole has won several national awards, including the Peabody Award, George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, and the Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and was also named to The Root 100. She will be in conversation with the Journalism School’s George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism Keith Gessen.The Delacorte Lectures examine aspects of magazine journalism by leaders in the field of magazine writing and publishing.
    More information here.

    Technology and Product Design for News Leaders Workshop
    Sep. 28-29, 2016
    This two-day workshop will be geared toward executive directors and editors, along with newsroom technologists, with the goal of raising tech literacy of nonprofit newsroom leaders.
    More information and registration here.

    Computation + Journalism Symposium
    Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016
    Stanford, California
    Data and computation drive our world, often without sufficient critical assessment or accountability. Journalism is adapting responsibly—finding and creating new kinds of stories that respond directly to our new societal condition. Join us for a two-day conference exploring the interface between journalism and computing.
    More information and registration here.

    Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium
    Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2016
    Miami, Florida
    Digital humanists and data journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication — including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases and data wrangling. In addition to the scheduled content, there will be opportunities for casual conversation and networking. The DH+DJ Symposium will take place in the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami (Coral Gables Campus).
    More information and registration here.


    Sustain Local 2016
    Oct. 6-7, 2016
    Montclair, New Jersey
    As the media industry changes, how can local news and information outlets survive and thrive? What does real sustainability look like — and how can we help each other get there? We will explore those questions and much more at Sustain Local 2016, the third national conference about issues facing local journalism hosted by the Center for Cooperative Media.
    More information and registration here.

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2015: Saving Online News
    Oct. 13-14, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Join us at “Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News,” where we will explore solutions to the most urgent threat to cultural memory today – the loss of online news content. Journalistic content published on websites and through social media channels, is fragile and easily lost in a tsunami of digital content. Join other professional journalists, librarians, archivists, technologists and entrepreneurs in addressing the urgent need to save the first rough draft of history in digital form.
    More information and registration here.

    &THEN Marketing Conference
    Oct. 16-18, 2016
    Los Angeles
    &THEN will challenge everything you know about marketing, from the way you learn about it, to the way you apply it at a higher level. &THEN delivers a next-generation marketing experience for a new generation of marketers—you. It is an open celebration of marketing passion across every platform and for every brand to join in.
    More information and registration here.

    National College Media Convention
    Oct. 20-23, 2016
    Washington D.C.
    The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press prepares more than 350 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, Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques and a newspaper job fair.
    More information and registration here.

    3rd Annual Journalism School Hackathon at University of Georgia
    Oct. 21-23, 2016
    Athens, Ga.
    MediaShift is producing our third annual Journalism School Hackathon on the Oct. 21 to 23 weekend, co-produced and hosted by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. We’re convening a group of top students, faculty and professionals for the weekend Hackathon, with a real-world mission of creating startups around fact-checking and verifying online media. Students will have a chance to collaborate on diverse teams of students with faculty and pro facilitators. And they will be able to create startups in one of four threads: social media, photos, video or data. No coding background is needed! The Hackathon is actually more like a Startup Weekend, with the creation of a startup name, business model and pitch deck.
    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.

    ad:tech London
    Nov. 2-3, 2016
    An exclusive gathering of 1000 elite brand, agency and media players in the heart of Shoreditch. The hottest start-ups pitching to become Unilever’s Next Big Thing. A new content and networking-fuelled format dedicated to performance marketing & tech innovation
    More information and registration here.

    Digiday Video Anywhere Summit
    Nov. 9-11, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    The question is no longer whether publishers need to invest in video, but rather how to make calculated investments in the right formats that will yield sizable returns. From the rise of livestreaming to vertical videos and platforms galore, the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit will gather publishing executives to discuss challenges around monetizing this moving content.
    More information and registration here.

    People-Powered Publishing Conference
    Nov. 10, 2016
    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 HearkenGroundSourceCity 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.

    National High School Journalism Convention
    Nov. 10-13, 2016
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    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

    ad:tech New Zealand
    Nov. 14, 2016
    Auckland, New Zealand
    ad:tech New Zealand is a one day marketing innovation conference & exhibition bringing together brand marketers, agencies, publishers and digital technology professionals.
    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.

    Consumer Electronics Show
    Jan. 6-9, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
    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[email protected]

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