MEDIABISTRO.COM ANNOUNCES MEDIABISTRO CIRCUS, MAY 20-21 IN NEW YORK - A TWO-DAY SUMMIT ON THE DIGITAL TOOLS AND TRENDS CHANGING MEDIA
(New York, NY - February 21, 2008) - mediabistro.com (www.mediabistro.com), a division of Jupitermedia Corporation, Nasdaq: JUPM), today announced its first "conference," the Mediabistro Circus (www.mediabistrocircus.com), to be held at Skylight Studios in New York City on May 20-21, 2008.
The Mediabistro Circus is a two-day summit on technology and the critical platforms changing the flow of media. It is an unconventional gathering of executives across all media businesses and creative content producers. Topics include mobile technology, online video, social networking, blogging, digital publishing and user experience design.
"Most conferences are dry and boring. That's why we're calling ours a circus," said mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby. "There will be no deadly panel discussions, rehashed conference fodder, or self-congratulatory case studies. Instead, a roster of Internet rock stars will present fresh takes on topics crucial to their businesses," added Touby.
The event will mix big ideas with back-end practicalities. Short breaks between sessions will feature interactive demonstrations that make the business case for new tools and technologies.
Mediabistro Circus Speakers (additional participants to be announced)
Nicholas Carr writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. His book Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage (2004) set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business.
Paul Cloutier is creating a revolutionary new magazine publication model that embraces both print and content generated by online communities. He is the founder and CEO of 8020 Publishing, a new magazine publishing company that produces the reader-created magazines JPG and Everywhere.
James Daly is ideally poised to speak to the transition from print to digital and the future of digital publishing. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Edutopia, a print and digital publication from The George Lucas Educational Foundation that is changing the contours of debates on education. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director at Business 2.0, and features editor at Wired.
Anil Dash knows why blogging makes business sense and what the future holds for blogging platforms and growth. He is Chief Evangelist at Six Apart, where he's played a formative role in helping create the world's leading blogging company. He is a recognized expert on blogs, web technology, web culture, and the software industry, having founded one of the earliest and most popular blogs on the Internet, named one of MSNBC's "Best of Blogs."
Jim Louderback is the CEO of Revision 3, an Internet television network focused on developing high-quality nonfiction programming for the on-demand generation. He is the former Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Ziff Davis' consumer tech division, which includes PC Magazine, PCMag.com, Gearlog.com, ExtremeTech, DL.TV, and Cranky Geeks.
Steve Rubel is a digital marketer who focuses on social media and emerging digital platforms. He is senior vice president of the me2revolution practice at Edelman, the world's largest independent PR firm.
Robert Scoble is a technical evangelist, writer, and the author of one of technology's most influential blogs, Scobleizer. He recently joined Fast Company to start up Fast Company TV. He is the author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers.
John Wiley is a user experience designer for Google Apps, where the guiding philosophy is "focus on the user and all else will follow." John has been designing and developing web experiences since 1995. He has been directly involved in every aspect of web production, from interface design to application development to server management.
Who should attend: Senior-level professionals from publishing, broadcasting, public relations, advertising, marketing, design, interactive media, video, and music.
Conference Web site and registration: www.mediabistrocircus.com
Conference blog: www.mediabistro.com/circus
Press: Members of the media interested in covering the event should contact Amanda Barrett at [email protected] or phone 212- 929-2588 x306.
Sponsorship: For information on sponsorships or exhibiting, please contact Michelle Yates at [email protected] or 212-929-2588 x314.
About mediabistro.com mediabistro.com started over ten years ago with a series of salon-style events for the New York media community. Today, mediabistro.com parties have spread to 22 cities, and the mediabistro.com Web site is the hottest place for media/publishing/content people to find jobs, share resources, and connect with each other. 2.4 million unique editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers and other content people visit www.mediabistro.com each month and generate more than 9 million page views to keep up with the industry and find features that include daily media news, classes and seminars, and recruiting services.
About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (www.jupitermedia.com), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of images, news, and original information, career Web sites and events for information technology, business, media and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes Jupiterimages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 9.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Workbook Stock, Brand X Pictures, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, The Beauty Archive, IFA Bilderteam, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, Polka Dot Images, Stock Image, Pixland, Photos.com, Ablestock.com, PhotoObjects.net, Clipart.com, JupiterGreetings.com, AnimationFactory.com, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com, StudioCutz.com, and Stockxpert.com. The JupiterOnlineMedia division of Jupitermedia consists of five distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and mediabistro.com and Graphics.com for media and creative professionals. These networks include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 email newsletters that are viewed by over 15 million users monthly. JupiterOnlineMedia also includes specialized career Web sites for select professional communities which can be found on mediabistro.com and JustTechJobs.com. In addition, JupiterOnlineMedia includes JupiterEvents and mediabistro.com's media-related events, which produce offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics including ISPCON, Linked Data Planet and Mediabistro Circus.
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