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2014 Future of Media Conference on March 5

In today’s rapidly expanding universe of entertainment options, how should media companies help customers find their way to great content? Can big data and social technologies identify personalized products that consumers will love? How do new media consumption platforms inform the design of new journalism projects?

Keynote speakers Todd Yellin (Vice President of Product Innovation at Netflix) and Chas Edwards (Cofounder, Publisher, and President of the new California Sunday Magazine; Cofounder of Federated Media; and former Chief Revenue Officer of Digg) will draw on distinguished careers in entertainment and technology to provide answers and insights at the 2014 Future of Media Conference at Stanford Graduate School of Business on March 5, 2014. They will be joined by leaders from companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, Quora, Medium, Bloomberg Beta, and Kleiner Perkins, among others.

Following the Comcast-Time Warner merger announcement, Jeff Bezos’ buyout of the Washington Post, Twitter’s IPO, and other major developments across the industry, this year’s conference comes at the perfect moment to analyze the accelerating transformation underway in the media business. Along with the keynotes, six panels — featuring leaders in the fields of news, investing, technology, and entertainment — will explore the most pressing challenges facing media, new business models to make quality content profitable, and the rise of platforms and technologies that could revolutionize the way we craft and consume stories.

WHAT:

The 2014 Future of Media Conference will feature six panels focusing on news, television, gaming, mobile technology, content platforms, and media investing. Through keynote addresses, panel discussions, and Q&A, conference participants will become engaged with the media industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities.

 

WHERE:

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way
Cemex Auditorium and Oberndorf Event Center (in the North Building)
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
 

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

9:30 AM Registration Begins

 

10:00-10:50 AM Opening Keynote Address | CEMEX Auditorium

• Chas Edwards

Cofounder, Publisher, and President, California Sunday Magazine

 

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Panel One

• What’s New in the News Business

• The Future of Television

• Media in a Mobile-First World

 

1:00-2:00 PM

Panel Two

• Publishing Platforms in a Post-Blog World

• Tomorrow’s Gaming Landscape

• Investing in New Media

 

2:10-3:00 PM Closing Keynote Address | CEMEX Auditorium

• Todd Yellin

Vice President of Product Innovation, Netflix
 

Full agenda and bios:

https://futureofmedia.stanford.edu/

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

• Media must register by contacting Meghan Clyne at (646) 240-5409 or [email protected]

• Valid press credentials required for entry

• If you need a disability-related accommodation or information about wheelchair access, please contact Kirk Miles at [email protected]. Requests should be made by Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

INTERVIEWS

If you are interested in interviews with any of the conference panelists, please contact Sirisha Prathipati, (858) 395-6253, or Meghan Clyne, (646) 240-5409.

 

PARKING/DIRECTIONS:

Conference attendees, including press, will be able to park in the Galvez parking lot for $8. For more information, please visit http://futureofmedia.stanford.edu/fomc/getting-here/.

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