Our acclaimed one-day event, paidContent 2012, returns to The TimesCenter in New York City on March 1. Now in its third year, paidContent 2012 is where we look at the most pressing issues and opportunities in digital media — what’s happening now, what’s to come, and what it all means at the start of this pivotal year.
With our intense focus on newsworthiness, paidContent 2012 is being programmed in real time to make sure we capture what’s top of mind for you, today, in your industry. Our theme this year, At the Crossroads, explores convergence — how entertainment, advertising, publishing, television and news companies are finding ways to be meaningful and profitable online, uncovering the overarching lessons applicable to all industries as they forge new paths in the digital space.
The speaker roster includes some of the top leaders in the news and magazine publishing industries, including Bob Sauerberg, President, Condé Nast and John Paton, CEO, Digital First Media; Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com and Liz Schimel, EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Meredith (NYSE: MDP) National Media Group. We’ll hear from entrepreneurs, VCs and investors, including Brian Bedol, Founder and CEO, Bedrocket Media Ventures, Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital and Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) Ventures; from executives at the forefront of the e-reader battle, including Jonathan Shar, General Manager, Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), BN.com; and leading analyst James L. McQuivey from Forrester Research. We’re adding new speakers every day, so stay tuned.
As with all of our events, the conversation is 360 degrees — not only on the stage — so get ready to join your mentors and your peers to take an active role in this networking opportunity. Register today — our early registration discount expires Monday, January 16. For travelers, we’ve made arrangements with hotels near The TimesCenter for special rates.