01 Mar 2010 CEPIC New Media Conference – Microstock Events Come to Europe

This June, the new CEPIC New Media Conference brings great microstock events to Europe! If you’re a microstocker or in the stock photo industry, you’re going to want to be in Dublin for this conference. The CEPIC organizers have generously let me help them put together the program. And with the CEPIC brand behind the event, filling the program with great speakers has been an easy task.

Who is CEPIC?

CEPIC logoI haven’t mentioned CEPIC here before, primarily because up to now their focus has been purely picture agencies and libraries. However, recently they’ve rebranded as ‘Center of the Picture Industry’ and launched this conference designed to deliver value to all picture media professionals, including photographers.

What’s the Conference About?

The schedule covers new / social media, microstock, metadata, stock video and the future of the industry.   We’ve been careful to include content and speakers to speak to both photographers and agencies / distributors in each session. We’re also working to find ways to deliver more value by using variations on the standard ‘panel’ format.

Who is Speaking

We’ve combined the best of the usual crowd-pleasers with lots of new faces and an emphasis on European points of view.   From a microstock perspective, the speaker roster is a who’s who of the industry. So far we’ve confirmed:

Yuri Arcurs will open the conference with a keynote presentation
Professional microstockers Andres Rodriguez and Tyler Olson will speak about what it takes to make it in microstock.
Talking about bridging the traditional-stock to microstock divide will be Jonathan Ross.
iStockphoto COO, Kelly Thompson, will bring the perspective of the dominant agency in microstock.
New author Ellen Boughn will join LookStat chief statistician Rahul Pathak and SAA President & super-thinker Shannon Fagan talking about the future of the industry.
StockPhotoTalk‘s Andy Goetze will lead the session on stock video.
Dreamstime CEO Serban Enache will cover the agency perspective on the microstock session.

New faces include:

Marco Oonk, founder of new industry publication Fast Media Magazine will cover New Media.
Taylor Davidson, prolific photography industry strategist and author.
Tom Bennett, founder and CEO of Pond5 will talk video.

The speaker lineup is now complete, but I haven’t included the names of speakers who haven’t yet officially confirmed their attendance. I’ll add them here as they confirm.

When, Where and How Much

It’s in Dublin, Ireland at the new Lansdowne Rd, Aviva Stadium. Specifically within the stadium, the conference will take place in the ‘Lansdowne Area’.

The date is Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. Registration opens at 8am and Yuri’s keynote starts at 9am. The last session finishes at 6pm. There are short breaks between each session and a longer break for lunch.

The conference entry is €190. Attendance is included free for everybody attending the Congress which starts the following day.

What About the Congress?

There’s two events, so it’s important to be clear on the distinction.   All the information above is about the Conference.   The Congress starts the following day, runs for three days, and is primarily aimed at agencies/libraries.   Access to the Congress is sold separately. A congress pass includes free entry to the conference, but not the other way around. More details on the CEPIC website.

See you There

If you’re planning to attend, drop me a line and let me know.   I’ll be there two days prior and will stay for the Congress.

For deals on accommodation, check out this post.   Also keep an eye on the CEPIC blog for updates and announcements about the conference, the congress and all things CEPIC.

  • Josh
    Posted at 11:43h, 01 March Reply

    Thanks Lee, am still hoping to make it to Dublin for it. Hope to see you there!

  • mystockphoto
    Posted at 12:14h, 01 March Reply

    Hi Lee,
    I’m planning to be there… hoping to meet MC Lee & all the great speakers of the Conference!

  • Amos Struck
    Posted at 12:49h, 01 March Reply

    Hello Lee, great to see you and Roberto there!

  • Ellen Boughn
    Posted at 13:26h, 01 March Reply

    this is going to be a thought provoking event. The panel “The Future” is already hard at work designing means to stimulate an innovative discussion. Thanks Lee for pulling this all together.

  • Rahul Pathak
    Posted at 15:11h, 01 March Reply

    Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin. Thanks for pulling together the info in this post, Lee

  • Sarah Hipwell
    Posted at 17:59h, 01 March Reply

    Not sure of being able to attend the conference…but if some of you are interested in hooking up for a drink/coffee at any of the numerous watering holes of my home town, I would gladly be there! S;-)

    • Lee Torrens
      Posted at 20:32h, 01 March Reply

      Hey Sarah, there will definitely be after-hours opportunities to catch up. I’ve sent you an email so we can connect and I can let you know the details.

  • miklav
    Posted at 18:54h, 01 March Reply

    It’s great such event finally comes to Europe! Will be glad to see you all there 🙂

  • CandyBox Photo
    Posted at 03:33h, 02 March Reply

    Dublin sounds good Lee 😉 See you then


  • Vitezslav Valka
    Posted at 05:12h, 02 March Reply

    I’ll be there too. Looking forward to see you and Amos and Roberto 🙂

  • hfng
    Posted at 06:34h, 02 March Reply

    This looks like a great event to attend!

  • Taylor Davidson
    Posted at 19:15h, 02 March Reply

    Looking forward to some great conversations with some great people in Dublin, and hopefully a pint or two 🙂

  • miklav
    Posted at 08:45h, 15 March Reply

    Got that note from CPIC: The online registration for the New Media Conference starts in the second week of April.

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