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?
I 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.