EconSM Conference Speaker Addition: Carson Daly

imageWe hinted about this last week: today we can announce that Carson Daly will speak at The Economics of Social Media, our first conference, to be held at the Beverly Hilton on April 26. You may know Daly as the host of NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly (now starting its sixth year) or, previously, as the host and executive producer of MTV’s Total Request Live. He will be on our Hollywood superpanel, along with Ilene Chaiken, executive producer of The L Word, and others.
We invited him because he personifies one of the stories the conference is telling: the merger of traditional media with social media. His production company has been particularly aggressive in signing talent associated with social media (i.e. YouTube phenomenon Brooke Brodack), and he’s been involved in a number of media-blurring endeavors. Those of you who either stay up late (or have a DVR) know that Daly has been a leader in integrating community and Net-savvy performers into his show. This is his language and he is part of the zeitgeist as much as anyone can be within a big media company.
We’re delighted to have him on board.
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