10 Media Events You Should Have on Your Radar This Fall

    by Simone Kovacs
    August 17, 2017
    This year’s Social Media Week will take place in London. Photo credit: Steve Collis.

    If you’re working in the digital media industry, you don’t want to miss these events. Even if you can’t attend, add them to your calendar and follow what’s happening at them to keep up with the latest insights into digital media, marketing, and video content strategy. We certainly will!

    Also, if you want to keep up with ongoing digital media events, check out MediaShift’s weekly Upcoming Events post.

    1. Content Marketing World: September 5–8
    Location: Cleveland, OH
    Cost: $2,495 for onsite registration
    Reasons to go: One of the largest content marketing conferences out here, CMW is a great place to connect with the top media companies and creators from around the world. It’s basically the must-attend event for professionals working in media and content creation for brands and news agencies. Plus, the schedule is full of interesting events like video marketing workshops, lessons in brand storytelling, and how to use data to drive your video content creation.


    2. The Content Strategy Innovation Summit: September 11–12
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Cost: $995–2,495, depending on pass choice
    Reasons to go: The summit’s speakers this year include content strategy execs from Facebook, Forbes, Disney, and more. Attendees will learn how to maximize their use of video online, hear from panels on strategy, and more that will help you innovate your content marketing.

    3. Social Media Week: September 11–15

    Location: London, UK
    Cost: £749 for onsite registration
    Reasons to go: Professionals attending SMW are at the intersection of media, technology, and marketing, creating plenty of networking opportunities. The theme this year is “Language and the Machine,” and attendees will hear from the biggest social media companies and learn about the latest trends in video, virtual reality, visual storytelling, and more.

    4. The IBC Conference: September 14–19
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Cost: €1,199–3,520, depending on pass choice
    Reasons to go: IBC 2017 is a hotspot for media, entertainment, and technology professionals. The programme includes panels and sessions on the future of virtual reality, how broadcast TV is transforming, and how AI is driving innovation in media. If you go, make sure you say hello to our Storyhunter team there!


    5. Digiday Publishing Summit: September 25–27
    Location: Key Biscayne, FL
    Cost: $2,295 or $4,895
    Reasons to go: This year, the summit is tackling the challenges that face digital media publishers, such as adapting to new technology and earning audience trust. Speakers include execs from top media companies, who will address topics like how to win at video, why publishers should think of themselves as tech companies, and how to master social content marketing.

    6. Online News Association 2017: October 5–7
    Location: Washington D.C., USA
    Cost: $879 for non-members before August 24
    Reasons to go: ONA17 brings together the top professionals in digital journalism to connect and learn from each other. Scheduled sessions include immersive journalism panels, table talks on audience engagement, and speakers on the do’s and don’ts of Facebook Live.

    7. The Folio Show: October 9–11
    Location: New York, NY
    Cost: $1,390 before August 24
    Reasons to go: The Folio Show is a great place to connect with magazine and digital media executives and learn from panels on monetizing video, growth-hacking image based social media, managing content production, and more. There are five different conference tracks to help you focus on the most important sessions: content, marketing, events, sales, and ads and operations.

    8. Media Tech Summit: October 26
    Location: New York, NY
    Cost: $1,495
    Reasons to go: The summit’s 2017 theme is “Harnessing the Power of Digital Engagement.” While this year’s agenda and speakers haven’t been announced yet, last year’s speakers included top marketing executives from Facebook, Time Warner, NBC Universal, and more. As a private forum, this hot-ticket event requires an invitation to register.

    9. Digiday Video Anywhere: November 1–3
    Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
    Cost: $2,295 or $4,895
    Reasons to go: This Digiday summit will explore how publishers are tackling emerging challenges in digital video production and how to build business models that don’t just capture viewership, but also revenue.

    10. News XChange: November 15–16
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Cost: €650–1,285, depending on ticket type
    Reasons to go: The two-day conference brings together hundreds of media executives from all around the world. The conference features prominent guest speakers and panel discussions that explore the biggest challenges currently facing journalism.

    This post originally appeared on Storyhunter’s Video Strategist blog, and is republished here with permission.

    Simone Kovacs covers media innovation and video production for The Video Strategist and In the Field as a writer for Storyhunter, the world’s largest network of professional journalists and filmmakers. Simone was a staff writer for The Crimson and an editor at Tuesday Magazine, a literary publication. Storyhunter, founded in May 2012 by a group of journalists, filmmakers and web developers, is a talent marketplace and network for video professionals worldwide.

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