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“Best Industry Event in Years” Jonathan Gibson, CAIA Image
We couldn’t say it better ourselves! Last year’s DMLA Conference was great! So what can we do after a year of amazing success….make it even better!
This year we are returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City for our 2016 Annual Conference to be held October 27-29, 2016. Located across the river from Manhattan, we will be a short PATH train or ferry ride from the World Trade Center and the heart of NYC..
This year we will build on the momentum generated by last year’s event by adding presentations and panels based on suggestions from members and attendees, as well as changes in the industry, in order to make this year’s meeting even more relevant and informative. Our sessions will be full of meaningful information and we will be increasing the dialogue between the audience and the speakers. The entire event will be held on one floor of the hotel so that your personal meetings and the presentations can be seamlessly attended.
This year’s theme is Reality Reimagined as we examine the digital content industry from all sides to determine what’s really going on and how new innovations are driving new business. What ARE the realities of our industry in 2016?
Those who stayed in the Hyatt Regency last year thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking views and world-class accommodations of our host hotel. They are offering another great rate of $289** per night for our attendees. Not only is it very convenient to stay at the conference hotel, it helps DMLA reach our room quota.
We have a stellar line-up of speakers and panelists lined-up so far for this year’s conference. DMLA Conferences are known for our exceptional educational programming:
- Advances in Visual Recognition (auto tagging, auto editing and more): Can computers do a better job at key wording and editing than humans? We will explore the latest advancements of visual recognition with those who create them.
- Catch Me if you Can: We are at a turning point for how copywritten imagery is published on the Web. Come see how to deter and detect unauthorized use of your pictures through technology.
- Images are Weapons of Change: As the saying goes an image speaks a thousand words. Public opinion has been swayed by the photographs from the war front, images of love and acceptance and of events that change how we interact with each other and the world. As we come up to the election this November, it is even more crucial that as image makers and curators we are aware of how powerful our choices are. Join us and hear how art buyers and editors are choosing images to present their clients’ message to this world that changes with each post, click and comment.
- How to buck the trend and grow a successful traditional licensing business, by those who are doing it: Without inventing a new technology, or new business model or cutting prices to nothing, how can a traditional stock photo licensing business succeed and grow in the current market?
- Immersive Imagery (Virtual Reality) Is immersive (360 and VR photos/videos) about to revolutionize the stock photo market ? We will explore the technology and its opportunities with expert from all sides: creation, licensing and publishing
- Tips, Traps, and Recent Legal Developments Affecting Your Stock Content: Come hear from a panel of legal experts on current legal developments and how they affect you and the stock content ecosystem, including discussions on alternative art forms like graffiti and street art; what constitutes ‘editorial’ use and when it can be problematic; how to handle form agreements that may not fit your specific licensing situations; the current landscape on fair use (or fair dealing) rules; and learn about why you should care about the proposed Copyright Small Claims Court Bill.
- Power in Communities: As member driven products and services continue to lead the way, with companies like Uber and Airbnb, what role do these online communities play in the success of a product? Stocksy United CEO and Founder, Brianna Wettlaufer, talks about how to create and cultivate an online community that is healthy, engaged and a driving force for the success of a business. Learn the building blocks of ethics based business and how it relates to creating loyalty in your members and product; and how Stocksy pivoted from crowd-sourcing to shared ownership and collaboration. (short format)
- New Business Models: Analisa Goodin, CEO, Catch & Release (short format)
- Current Business Practices in China: Jerome Lacrosniere,CEO, ImageChina (short format)
- Where Photography is Headed in 2016: As we all continue absorbing amazing photography in our everyday lives through social media, this awareness continues to drive sophistication and understanding of what makes an amazing photograph. Join us in this panel, where we will discuss the pivot away muted presets and the echo of mobile compositions that have become clichés in a conversation about what’s changed in 2016 and where we’re headed, including: the continued exploration for “realness”, the influence of cinematography from video, and the vibrant colors and a resurgence of film.
- Young Guns: What are they up to? NYC based designers, all under 30. What inspires them? Where are they sourcing images? Where do they think stock is heading?How do they use social media for their clients? What are their thoughts on print vs web?
Registration opens on June 15th, 2016. Register early and save with discounted rates. To provide even more benefits, DMLA is teaming up again with Visual Connections to make this a bigger industry event. Our opening reception/party will be held at the close of Visual Connections on Thursday night, October 27th and will include many of the buyers who will be attendee the VC event.
October 27: Visual Connections
Evening of October 27: Opening Party for DMLA
October 28-29: DMLA Conference
Evening of October 28: Welcome Reception
October 30: DMLA Board Meeting
Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Contact Cathy Aron, DMLA Executive Director, for urgent inquiries at +1-714-815-8427 or email@example.com.
**We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in New York. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Hyatt Regency to fill our contracted nights with the venue.