PACA Annual Conference Program Announced

Posted on 8/20/2014 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

PACA (the Digital Media Licensing Association) has announced some of the panelist and speakers for this years conference that will be held in New York from Sunday, October 19th through October 21st.  For more details check this link.

Frank Fuchs, OSS Evangelist for Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker and kick the meeting off with a lively and informative discussion on Bing Technology and how predictive search will affect licensing content in the future. Microsoft sponsors his event.

Prof. Serge Belongie from Cornell University will join Prof. Kai Barthel from the University of Berlin and Harro Stokman from the University of Amsterdam to discuss academia's research into advanced search.

The always popular Buyers Panel will focus on buyers with less that 5 years in their roles. Attendees will hear how these newbies source media and how it's different than in the past. In addition a panel sponsored by ACSIL will examine best practices when licensing motion and how they differ from other licensing models.

It's always hard to stay up with the newest technologies, but PACA will try to help with discussions on imbedded image business models, drone imaging, light field cameras, 4K motion and more.

A legal session with French Attorney, Ann Katel-Martineau and PACA counsel Nancy Wolff will include information on the current status of the lawsuits in the European Union vs. Google and the latest in the Copyright Office's inquiries into changes in the copyright law.

Social Media today is about connecting with your audience in a meaningful and authentic way. Content must be carefully curated in order to engage and expand your online presence. A panel of experts, moderated by Karen D'Silva, will discuss their experiences in creating winning social media strategies and how they make various platforms work for their brands.

Visual Connections

A day later on October 22nd in the same New York venue (The Altman Building, located in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan) Visual Connections will hold its annual Visual Media Expo.

This event offers image buyers the opportunity to meet and talk with image suppliers from around the world and discover new sources of visual material.

Educational sessions are also included. In the morning a panel of picture professionals will examine what’s new and notable in the world of image licensing. Questions from the audience are encouraged. Afternoon sessions will include a panel discussing the best practices for finding and licensing video.

PhotoPlus Expo

In years past, PACA and Visual Connections attendee have often stayed around New York for the three day PhotoPlus Expo which usually started on the Thursday after Visual Connections. This year it won’t be quite as convenient since PhotoPlus doesn’t start until Wednesday October 29th and goes through Saturday, Noverber 1st.

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