Speaking Engagements

Most conference moderators use the same tired format – engage in a seemingly private conversation with panelists while the audience passively watches (like a traditional lean-back TV experience), then take questions during the last 10 minutes and call it interactive.  I have long believed such events represent a unique opportunity to generate robust, stimulating discussions where everyone, panelists and audience alike, both contribute and learn through a distinctive audience-inclusive style using multiple unique formats. Here are two articles describing this experience: The Best Conference Format Ever and If Content Is King, Who Is The Heir?

2016ConferenceFormatTopic
OctoberDigital HollywoodModeratorProgramming the New Online Video Networks
JulyUCLA Anderson Center for Media, Entertainment & SportsGuest Instructor360˚ Marketing for Entertainment & Media
July-AugustSyracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications (LA)Adjunct ProfessorICC 400 Digital Media and Innovation
JuneCynopsis Sports Business SummitModeratorPunch Your Ticket to Virtual Sports
JuneIdeas LAModerator5 Questions? Lifestyle Entrepreneurs In Action
JuneIdeas LAWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
MayExpert Dojo Business Growth WorkshopSpeakerCompany Strategy & Business Development
MayDigital HollywoodModeratorProgramming The New OVNs: The Next Generation Of Niche Video Content
AprilBoston University, Dept of Film & Television (LA)Guest SpeakerCareers in Entertainment
MarchUSC Gould School of Law (led by Larry Stein)Guest Speaker2016 Digital Trends
FebruaryDigital Entertainment WorldCoach/Judge/ModeratorStart-up Pitch & Competition
FebruarySyracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications (LA)Guest SpeakerEntertainment Industry Capstone
January-AprilBoston University, Masters in Media Ventures (LA)Adjunct ProfessorCOM CM 505 - Multi-Platform Entertainment Marketing
JanuaryCESModeratorOriginal Video Programming: The Internet Goes Mainstream
2015ConferenceFormatTopic
OctoberDigital HollywoodSpeakerVideo Anytime Anywhere: TV, Internet and Mobile
OctoberChapman UniversityGuest SpeakerThe Art & Business of Web Video
AprilDigital HollywoodWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
AprilMIPTVPresentationVideo Presentation @ MIPTV
MarchBroadband TVconModeratorSocial Entertainment: The Next Generation of Media
FebruaryUSC Gould School of Law (led by Larry Stein)Speaker 2015 Digital Content Trends
FebruaryDigital Entertainment WorldModeratorEntertainment On The Go: Distribution Strategies For Video
JanuaryNATPEPanelistEvolution of News: How Digital Video Has Transformed News Reporting
JanuaryCESModeratorOriginal Video Programming: The Internet Goes Mainstream
2014ConferenceFormatTopic
DecemberLiner LLPWorkshopDigital Media Trends
OctoberDigital HollywoodWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
SeptemberFuture of Television ForumModeratorDeveloping Successful Second Screen Experiences
JulyZazUPresentationThe Art & Science Of The Deal
JuneCynopsis Digital Big Monetization SummitWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
MayDigital HollywoodWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
AprilNABModeratorThe State Of Disruption – A View From The Top
MarchMedia SummitModeratorOriginal Video Programming: TV, Tablets, Smartphones, PCs - The Video Explosion
FebruaryDigital Entertainment WorldWorkshopContent & ____ Are King
FebruaryDigital Entertainment WorldModeratorCreating New TV Monetization Opportunities Through The Second Screen
FebruaryFuture of Television ForumModeratorDeveloping Successful Second Screen Experiences
JanuaryCESModeratorBroadcasting Without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding & Content Networks
2013ConferenceFormatTopic
OctoberLatino Digital Video SummitPanelistVideo Content Session
OctoberDigital HollywoodModeratorContent For The New Platforms: Custom Programming & Branded Advertising
SeptemberNY Video MeetupPresenterThe Buzz60 Success Factors
SeptemberFuture of Television ForumModeratorDeveloping Content For The Second Screen
JulytvXperienceModeratorNew Directions In Storytelling
JulyBig Screen/Little Screen Meet-UpPresenterThe Buzz60 Success Factors
JuneCynopsis Digital Big Monetization SummitModeratorBrand as Publisher, Sponsor, Advertiser
MarchDigital HollywoodModerator Content For The New Platforms: Custom Programming & Branded Advertising
MarchSyracuse University Newhouse Industry SeminarPresenterEvolution Of Video In the Digital Media World
MarchMedia SummitModeratorBroadcasting Without Borders: Players In The New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding & Content Networks
JanuaryCESModeratorBroadcasting Without Borders: Players In The New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding & Content Networks