ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Influencer Conference 2011 is a content platform designed to bring together tastemakers/influencers in technology, marketing & advertising, arts & music, philanthropy and entrepreneurship to discuss the current and future landscape of Influencer culture.
PANELS AND SCHEDULE
Day 1: The Arts
09:00am – 10:15am: Next is Now: New Directions in Music.
The future of the music business is actually upon us. The paradigm has shifted from labels and traditional music outlets to the artist, the fan and the technology delivery system. What are the current trends within the industry that have staying power and the ability to be transformative?
Session 2 10:30am – 11:30am: "The Tanning of America" conversation w/SteveStoute
A conversation discussing the new book by Translation Founder/CEO Steve Stoute as he discusses the impact of multiculturalism as a dynamic force within the worlds of business, marketing, and worldwide culture.
Session 3 03:45pm – 05:00pm: ShelbyShelly.com & FREE DMC present: Digital & Gaming: The New Fashion Runway
The complexion of the fashion industry has changed and continues to morph. The world of digital competition and game analytics has changed the playing field and emerging and established brands are both wrestling with the opportunities and challenges in this new world. What does the future bring to the fashion industry as technology and creative drive the business forward?
Day 2: Innovation and Creativity
Session 1 09:00am – 10:15am: An interesting collaboration: Monorex & Secret Wars (The Worlds Premier Live Art Battle) Conversation
Session 2 10:30am – 11:45am: Profession to Passion: The new entrepreneur
An in-depth conversation detailing the transition, challenges & new reality of modern day entrepreneurs. The roadmap to passionately follow dreams and creating opportunities and the ensuing lifestyle changes will be the focal point of the discussion. What works, what doesn't and how to live & work with passion in a rapidly changing global economy are key points to be explored.
Session 3 01:00pm – 03:00pm: Saatchi & Saatchi & FREE DMC present "Change"
"Change" is a first of its kind, non-profit event, dedicated to empower creative Influencers who wish to better the world by leveraging their own domain specific expertise to make an unmediated impact and to collaborate with influencers from other domains to accelerate this process.
Session 4 02:15pm – 03:15pm: Pirates, Scoundrels, Scalywags: Attacking the permission based society
We now live in a DIY (Do It Yourself) society. How are influencer's using creativity and innovation to issues/problems and change our living, social and working environment?
Session 5 03:30pm – 04:30pm: "2d image/3d life" conversation w/Jonathan Mannion
A conversation on the images, imagination & inspiration of Jonathan Mannion
Day 3: Philanthropy and Technology
Session 1 09:00am – 10:15am: Beyond the Lens: Culture + Social Engagement - A conversation w/Lina Srivastava
Session 2 10:30am – 11:45am: Crowd Ignition - Moving Audience to purpose
How do we develop a roadmap to move beyond "clicktivism" and actually get an audience to engage with a cause and move with purpose? Thought leaders in various facets of the engagement world will engage in a debate around the best way to engage, ignite and propel audiences toward meaningful interaction with a cause.
Session 3 02:15pm – 03:30pm: The Social Lobby: How Technology is shaking societies and shaping policy
A discussion around how technology is incorporated into our cities/society and subsequently shaping policy decisions and initiatives. What are the unique challenges of urban centers (aging infrastructure/new technological demands)? Is there a new sense of accountability due to technology access? How is policy affected by needs of the industry? Is there a new conversation to be had about the corruption of technology (mob organization) and the stresses on law enforcement and other resources?
Session 4 03:45pm – 04:45pm: Beyond Ourselves: A Conversation with Music Unites
A 1-on-1 moderated conversation with Founder & Executive Director Michelle Edgar. The conversation will cover the history, goals and future initiatives of the Music Unites organization. What are the founding principles? What are the current needs being addressed by Music Unites? What are some success stories and where do the challenges lay? What techniques and processes drive the growth of the programming and help make a successful relationship between the arts and philanthropy? The conversation provides a unique opportunity to share the story of an organization that unites music, philanthropy and crowd ignition in one package.
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