A Busy January: Come See Me Speak (Or Come And Party)

from the your-choice dept

January is shaping up to be quite a busy month for me in terms of speaking at various events, so I wanted to do a quick blog post highlighting places where I'll be speaking this month... along with sending out a party invite.
  • First up, we've got Las Vegas for CES, where I'll be speaking on what looks to be a fantastic panel about "the content industry" in the digital age. The other panelists will be Hank Shocklee (Bomb Squad/Public Enemy), Julie Samuels from EFF and Paul Geller from Grooveshark. That's Tuesday January 10th at 2pm. If you're coming to that, I also have to recommend that you show up early for the panel right before ours (starting at 12:30pm), which will be all about SOPA, and will include some Congressional staffers (Ryan Clough from Rep. Zoe Lofgren's office and Jayme White from Senator Wyden's office), as well as Christian Dawson (of SaveHosting), Casey Rae-Hunter (from Future of Music Coalition) and Laeff Mtima, a professor from Howard University who has done fantastic work on how IP laws have been used to stymie social justice.
  • Also, if you are going to CES (even if you don't come to the panel), I want to invite you to a special private party being hosted by our partner SAY Media at the brand new 10oak at the Mirage. This club just opened on New Year's Eve, so you'll be one of the first to check it out, and there will be a performance by the awesome indie band Givers, along with tons of great people around, some cool tech giveaways (of course) and cocktails (also, of course). If you've never been to a SAY Media party, you're missing out. They know how to throw a good party. Since it's a private party, you'll need to RSVP and have a CES delegate's badge. To RSVP you have to send an email to CESParty@saymedia.com with the code TD VIP to get onto the guest list. If you're not on the list, you won't get in... Update: Just realized it might help if I said when the party is: it's Tuesday, January 10th, 8pm until midnight...
  • After you're done with Vegas, head over to Washington DC the following week, for the Congressional Internet Caucus' State of the Net event, which runs January 17th and 18th. I don't think the full schedule is out yet, but I'll be speaking on a panel about SOPA/PIPA in the main hall on the 17th. I imagine that will be a fun time for all involved...
  • Jump forward to January 29th and jump across the Atlantic to the MIDEM conference (the big music industry trade show) in Cannes and I'll be doing a few things there including some mentor sessions, a "MIDEM Academy" one hour session about new business models on Sunday January 29th. Then, on Monday at 12:20 pm (precisely, so don't be late!) I'll be doing a "Visionary Monday" presentation about both the state of the the entertainment industry, including where the big opportunities are. Think of it as the sequel to the big CwF+RtB presentation I did a few years ago...
I think that's about it for now... Hope I get to meet some folks from the Techdirt community at each of these events...


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