New-media conferences pop up like flowers next month in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are six that are noteworthy:
- May 3 Tomorrow’s Web: PPA/i/AOP Interactive Seminar at Magazines 2005, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Periodical Publishers Association Interactive and the Association of Online Publishers examine which new-media technologies and trends are having the greatest impact on their business. Speakers include BBC News Interactive chief Pete Clifton, Times Online Editorial Director Peter Bale, and Emap Performance Interactive head of online Will Currie, among others.
- May 9 Ifra Digital Trend Day – Focus on Mobile, Radison SAS Hottel Amsterdam Airport. If keys, wallet, and a mobile phone are the three essential items any person on-the-go will be carrying today, how should news organizations take advantage of that? Among the speakers are Bettina Schifko of Styria Media AG from Austria, Christophe Rasch of Edipresse Publications SA from Switzerland, Takashi Ishioka of Asahi Shimbun from Japan,
and Ifra News Business Director Stig Nordqvist.
- May 16 & 17 Syndicate, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. This converence will examine new syndication strategies and technologies for media, public relations and marketing communications. Its speakers include Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine.com, Robert Scoble of Microsoft Research, Richard Edelman of Edelman Public Relations, Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom, Doc Searls of Linux Journal, and Steve Gillmor of ZDNet International.
- May 19 & 19 Editor & Publisher and MEDIAWEEK magazines’ Interactive Media Conference & Tradeshow, The Green Valley Ranch & Resort, Las Vegas. Though this annual gig has been in decline during recent years,
E&P and MEDIAWEEK are attempting to revive it by offering a better than average roster of speakers (disclaimer: I think that’s true, although I’m one of them). Those folks include Albert Cheng of Disney TV, Charles Tillinghast of MSNBC, Jim Brady of the Washington Post, Kinsey Wilson of USAtoday, and Scott Anthony of Innosight.
- May 19 Newspaper Design, St. Bride Library, London. Former associate design editor of the Sunday Times and art editor of Design magazinePeter Baistow; Freelance designer Paul Barnes; former Guardian and Neue Z