November 4-6, join the talents behind Event Marketer Magazine and the Event Marketing Summit for the third-annual EventTech, the world’s only conference and exposition focused on using social media and technology to optimize events and trade shows. Join hundreds of marketers from across the Fortune 1,000 and the best marketing agencies in Las Vegas for quick-dives into the latest technologies, the hottest trends and the most important digital+live best practices, including the following. Read more
As recently reported on Dexigner.com, the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds, Architecture for Humanity has opened registration for its upcoming annual Design Like You Give a Damn conference. Running 7-9 November, this fourth edition will unite innovators and experts in San Francisco to tackle all the issues surrounding designing for a more resilient world. Here’s a summary of this year’s program.
Thursday, November 7, 7 – 10:30PM: Opening night reception at Contemporary Jewish Museum
Friday, November 8, 9AM – 8PM: All day forum, keynote speaker and closing reception at Autodesk Gallery
. Keynote Speaker: Michael Berkowitz – Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
Saturday, November 9, 10AM – 5PM: Chapter forum at Architecture for Humanity headquarters
To learn more please visit http://architectureforhumanity.org/dlygadlive13.
The New Yorker Festival is a three-day celebration of ideas and the arts in New York City, running October 4-6, 2013. The Festival brings distinguished writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries to audiences from around the world. The full program and ticket information can be found on the site, where you can also download The New Yorker Festival App offering complete information, including neighborhood guides from the editors of Goings On About Town.
Although tickets went on sale on September 13 and often sell out very, very quickly, a certain percentage of tickets for all events will be sold in-person on Friday, October 4. For almost all of the events, there will also be a handful of tickets available at the door an hour before start time.
This week, Advertising Week hits New York City for its tenth straight year, and between now and Friday evening, it’s sure to cement its reputation as the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders. With more than 200 distinct events, The Week is a hybrid of thought leadership seminars featuring the industry’s best and brightest – and engaging special events which galvanize targeted constituencies. Spawned from creative roots in 2004, Advertising Week now draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on the key business drivers shaping and influencing the global industry. Read more
Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) is a four-day Digital Entertainment Festival set for 18-21 September in sunny Troia, Portugal, promising unique opportunities to learn and network in paradise. If you’re not already planning to attend, consider taking a look and putting it on your 2014 calendar.
A premier event for producers, animators, game developers, concept artists, 3D generalists, VFX and CG professionals and the curious, passionate, restless and fearless, this first edition of THU will unite at least 700 professionals and students from around the world for four days of talks, demo-classes, roundtables, investment pitches, recruitment sessions, recruitment challenges and much more. Read more
Building on nearly 20 years of high-profile work on both the agency side and in boutique studio environments, Thornberg & Forester principal and executive producer Elizabeth Kiehner has spent a lot of time this year speaking on the topic of pitching. The video above is excerpted from her conversation with the publisher of Stash Magazine where she discussed a challenging scenario that has arisen more than once for her and her colleagues at the award-winning bicoastal design and digital production company. Read more
How many people out there feel like the blockbuster Pixar series “Toy Story” relates to them, and their own experiences as youths playing with toy cowboys and astronauts? You can certainly count me among them, and of course I know that Woody is meant to be Johnny West, and at least to me, Buzz is G.I. Joe. Those two men were my constant companions when I was a young boy, especially after my older brother had gone off to school. They inspired my imagination and brought adventures to life that are permanently etched in my memory banks. With time, I have come to see that this treasure trove of wonder and endless possibilities represented by the toys of my youth is something of a universal phenomenon.
For example, by viewing the video above, you can learn about the toys that inspired some of the top speakers from recent FITC Events. I was equally fascinated by the subject matter presented in Emma Hutching’s PSFK feature story entitled “Children Around the World Pose With Their Favorite Toys.” Check out the story to view photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s photo series “Toy Stories” wherein children from around the world pose with their favorite toys.
What’s your toy story?
As media, marketing and technology continue to rapidly transform the world, genuine invention has become crucial to advancing brands. The Adweek Project Isaac Awards were conceived to cast a celebratory light on invention across all areas of the venerable publication’s coverage. Submissions are now open (the deadline’s in two weeks: April 8) in 35 categories across four brackets: Advertising & Marketing, Media, Digital and Best Practices. Winners will earn the right to use a custom Adweek Project Isaac seal, and will appear in an invention-themed issue of Adweek to be published on May 13, just ahead of the CLIO Awards in NYC on May 15. The judges will also select one overall “Gravity” award winner who will be revealed and honored during the CLIO ceremony’s Adweek Project Isaac presentation.
Founded in 1978 and fully relaunched and redesigned in 2010, Adweek delivers vibrant, insightful and forward-thinking content via the traditional weekly print magazine, Adweek.com and Adweek on the iPad for the advertising, media and marketing industries. For further information please visit www.isaacawards.com.
Very soon, we will all begin reading about all the fun that lucky traveler/revelers in Austin, Texas, are having at the fabulous annual SXSW interactive and film (starting March 8) and music (starting March 12) festivals. I hope you’ll be there this year, and if so, please be safe and have a great time. In case you have a new tech business in the works, many prominent media outlets are abuzz about an innovative pop-up advertising agency that will be meeting with startup tech ventures at the festival between March 8 and 12 to discuss marketing program development. Reporting for Advertising Age, David Teicher writes:
Walter’s team, comprised of JWT-ers from New York, Atlanta, London and Brazil, will build a marketing and media strategy for the winning ventures.
Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts.
At Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 last December, a new piece of contemporary art was unveiled as part of the $30 million dollar renovation of the InterContinental hotel. Once the town’s top destination, the property has faced intense competition over the past 30 years. Enter the eye-popping dancing silhouette above, created through a thin strip of LED lights across six windows on 19 floors of the InterContinental… now performing nightly all the way across Biscayne Bay. According to Robert Hill, the hotel’s general manager, the display launched during Art Basel 2012 to boost InterContinental’s brand and put it back on the map, and to help propel Miami into a higher class of world destinations. Read more