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The All-For-Nots, Internet Rockstars, The All-For-Nots
Come along on a rollicking roadtrip through America with the next great indie-rock-pop-punk-Americana band. Meet The All-For-Nots (or "AFN" as their true fans call them): Johnny, Caleb, Paul, and Shirley - four Brooklyn rebels whose epic quest is to bring the masses their own brand of rock 'n roll (okay, and maybe to get famous in the process). Witness every kick-ass performance and every devastating setback as they blaze across our great nation in their clunky van. The All-For-Nots is a scripted web docu-comedy covering the band's tour across the country. Each week's 2-3 episodes are released every Monday and correspond to a city on their cross-country tour. Watch online, on mobile (Verizon V CAST) and cable/satellite (HDNet). Additionally, interact with the band on Bebo. The All-For-Nots is a Vuguru and Dinosaur Diorama Production.
Participating in:
  : Live! The All-For-Nots at 92Y Tribeca
 
Chris Anderson, Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine
Chris Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, a position he took in 2001. Since then he has led the magazine to five National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, a year in which he was also named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age magazine. He is the author of New York Times bestselling book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, which was published in 2006, and runs a blog on the subject at www.thelongtail.com. Previously, he was at The Economist, where he served as U.S. Business Editor, Asia Business Editor (based in Hong Kong); and Technology Editor. He started The Economist’s Internet coverage in 1994 and directed its initial web strategy. Mr. Anderson's media career began at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science, where he served in several editorial capacities. Prior to that he worked as a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s meson physics facility and served as research assistant to the Chief Scientist of the Department of Transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
Participating in:
  MB 3: Keynote with Chris Anderson
 
Elisa Camahort, Co-founder and COO, Blogher
Elisa Camahort Page is a co-founder and COO of BlogHer, managing its events, marketing and corporate operations. She was at the vanguard of professional and business blogging and currently writes nine blogs. She’s a frequent public speaker in the areas of business blogging and online community, and has been published frequently, including her monthly column for the Silicon Valley Metro, Silicon Veggie.
Participating in:
  MB 2: Blogging
 
Chip Canter, VP Wireless Platform Development, NBC Universal Digital Distribution
Chip Canter, Vice President of Wireless Platform Development manages product and program strategy for NBC Universal (NBCU) across all mobile platforms. He is responsible for further advancing NBCU’s wireless content and product strategy. He reports directly to Salil Dalvi, General Manager, Wireless Platform Development, NBC Universal. Most recently, as Director of Wireless Platform Development, Canter has played a key role in launching 12 mobile video channels and over 60 mobile Web sites covering NBC, NBC News, NBC Sports, USA Network, SCIFI Channel, Bravo, Telemundo, Mun2, CNBC, MSNBC, and “Access Hollywood.” In addition, Canter has contributed to helping NBCU channels and Web sites attract incremental revenue thru "360" Advertising + Content deals including a deal with Sprint to offer full episodes of “Heroes” through the NBC.com mobile Web site.
Participating in:
  MB 7 : Mobile Media
 
Nicholas Carr, Author, The Big Switch: Rewiring The World, from Edison to Google
Nicholas Carr, a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. His book Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage (2004) set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business.
Participating in:
  MB 9 : A Conversation with Nicholas Carr
 
Paul Cloutier, CEO, 8020 Publishing
Paul Cloutier is creating a revolutionary new magazine publication model that embraces both print and content generated by online communities. He is the founder and CEO of 8020 Publishing, a new magazine publishing company that produces the gorgeous reader-created magazines JPG and Everywhere.
Participating in:
  MB 1: Publishing: From Print to Digital
 
Nicholas Covey, Director of Insights, Nielsen Mobile
Nic Covey is responsible for thought leadership at Nielsen Mobile, the world’s leading provider of consumer research to the telecom and mobile media markets. Nic previously led wireless and video game analysis for The Nielsen Company and his research on digital media and their natives has been widely quoted – from the Wall Street Journal to the Financial Times. Before returning to Nielsen in 2005 to manage Nielsen’s analysis of sports sponsorships, Nic held roles in strategic research and marketing with HGTV and The Food Network, ESPN and Nielsen Media Research. Nic holds a BA in History and Communication from Denison University in Ohio.
Participating in:
  MB 7 : Mobile Media
 
James Daly, Editor-in-Chief, Edutopia
James Daly is a San Francisco Bay Area journalist. He is currently Editor in Chief of Edutopia, a print and digital publication from The George Lucas Educational Foundation that follows innovation in K-12 public education.
Participating in:
  MB 1: Publishing: From Print to Digital
 
Anil Dash, Vice President (Chief Evangelist) , Six Apart
Anil Dash is a Vice President (Chief Evangelist) at Six Apart, the makers of blog platforms Movable Type, TypePad, and Vox, and owners of LiveJournal. Anil is an early and influential blogger who began his weblog in 1999.
Participating in:
  MB 2: Blogging
 
Regine Debatty, Writer, Curator, we-make-money-not-art.com
Régine Debatty (BE/DE) writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on the award-winning blog we-make-money-not-art.com as well as on design and art magazines such as Art Review (UK) . She also curates art shows and speaks at conferences and festivals about the way artists, hackers and interaction designers (mis)use technology.
Participating in:
  MB 8 : User Experience Design
 
Kate Everett Thorp, CEO, Real Girls Media
Kate Thorp is the founder and CEO of Real Girls Media Network. She launched RGM in 2006 with a successful $6M Series A round from former investors of her prior founding companies including WaldenVC and 3i. In 2007, RGM launched two products: its first of three initial consumer sites for girls and women, called DivineCaroline.com, and the RGM Ad Network. In only 11 months, DivineCaroline.com became the 18th largest women’s community on the web.
Participating in:
  : Social Media
 
Jon Fine, Media Columnist, Businessweek
Jon Fine is the media columnist for BusinessWeek and an on-air contributor to CNBC. Prior to his arrival at BusinessWeek, Fine covered print media for Advertising Age, where he arrived just in time to observe magazines’ and newspapers’ dizzying fall from their dot-com-fueled heights. His freelance work has appeared in GQ, Spin, ESPN The Magazine, and Newsday, where he wrote the “Pushing 30” column. In an ongoing alternate life as a musician, Fine’s played in bands that have released several LPs and CDs and have toured in ten countries. Fine was born in Texas and raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby.
Participating in:
  MB 9 : A Conversation with Nicholas Carr
 
Shawn Gold, CEO, Social Approach
Shawn Gold is CEO of newly formed, Social Approach, a social media advisory. Formerly, he was head of marketing and content development for MySpace, the global social networking Web site, which has over 200 million registered profiles and 115 million worldwide visitors. Gold has 15 years of experience in digital marketing and content strategy, including serving as publisher of WeblogsInc, the largest publisher of professional blogs on the Web. He was president and chief strategist of Intermix – bringing the online entertainment network to profitability and making it the most popular on the Web. Additionally, he headed marketing and communications for WHN, an ecommerce company that provided marketing services to the 2002 Olympics, ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, MTV and Fox
Participating in:
  : Social Media
 
Daniel Graf, Co-founder, President and CEO, Kyte
Daniel is an internationally recognized technology pioneer with a rich background in home entertainment, consumer electronics and Internet services. Prior to decentral.tv Corporation, founded in 2006, Daniel worked in the world of converging media consumer products. In 1999 and 2000 he was instrumental in the build-up of ReQuest Multimedia, an award-winning Consumer Electronics Startup Company, based in New York. There he created the world’s first MP3 Hard Disk Jukebox, the predecessor to Apple’s “iPod”. ReQuest Multimedia is running a successful business up to this day. Daniel has earned several awards, including the “Top 100 Swiss People of the Year 2000” award, a list of Switzerland’s most outstanding achievers, awarded by Sonntagszeitung. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Interstate College of Engineering (NTB), Switzerland, and an MS in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI, Troy NY.
Participating in:
  MB 7 : Mobile Media
 
Eric Hellweg, Editorial Managing Director, Harvardbusiness.org
Eric Hellweg is the Editorial Managing Director for HarvardBusiness.org, the web site of Harvard Business Publishing. He oversees all editorial and production on the daily site. Hellweg joined HBP in 2006 as Harvard Business Review’s first online editorial hire and led redesign and cross-media efforts for that publication. Prior to HBP, Hellweg served as a business and technology columnist for CNNMoney online, MIT Technology Review online, and wrote on a number of different topics for a various publications and web sites, including The New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone online, and SPIN. Hellweg was a founding editor of the late, great Business 2.0 magazine and he may be the only person on Earth who has opened for both Bill Gates and The Allman Brothers.
Participating in:
  MB 2: Blogging
 
Tjeerd Hoek, Executive Creative Director, Frog Design
Tjeerd Hoek joined frog from Microsoft, where he was director of user experience design for Microsoft Windows and developed user interfaces for some of the most widely-used products and platforms in the world. Tjeerd spent 13 years with Microsoft, starting as a designer in Microsoft Office, where he worked on the user interface for the integrated applications of Office '97, Office 2000, and Office XP. He was responsible for the user experience design of MSN, including key applications such as the MSN Premium Service client, MSN Messenger, and MSN Email. Most recently, Tjeerd led the User Experience Design of Windows Vista, overseeing the team of product designers focused on the user experience of all features and platform capabilities of Windows Vista, the new Windows Aero interface, as well as the design for Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, and other key products in Windows Vista.
Participating in:
  MB 8 : User Experience Design
 
Steven Johnson, Author, Ghost Map, Everything Bad is Good For You
Steven Johnson is the author of five books, including the national bestsellers The Ghost Map, Everything Bad Is Good For You, and Mind Wide Open. His latest online project, the neighborhood mapping site outside.in, launched in October of 2006. Previously, he was the co-creator of the pioneering online magazine FEED and the Webby-award-winning community site, Plastic.com. He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's Department of Journalism, and blogs at stevenberlinjohnson.com.
Participating in:
  : Social Media
 
Dina Kaplan, Co-founder and COO, blip.tv
Dina Kaplan is a co-founder of blip.tv and serves as the company's COO. Dina oversees business operations for the company with a particular focus on advertising and sponsorships, PR and marketing. Before blip.tv, Dina was a news reporter with WNBC in New York, Wave3 News (NBC) in Louisville Kentucky and News12 Long Island and New Jersey.
Participating in:
  MB 4: Video
 
Jamie Lendino, Contributing Editor, Mobile Content Today
Jamie Lendino is a contributing editor for MobileContentToday, mediabistro.com's mobile media blog. In addition, he's a frequent contributor to PC Magazine and is also the editor of Smart Device Central, PC Magazine's smartphone site. His writing has appeared in Laptop, CNET.com, ExtremeTech, CPU, Electronic Musician, and PC Today magazines, and he's appeared on various PCMagCasts and Gearlog Radio podcasts. Jamie is also a sound designer and music composer for interactive media, having created audio for over 30 video games, including 11 mobile titles such as SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis: Atlantis Treasures and South Park: Mecha Fighter.
Participating in:
  MB 7 : Mobile Media
 
Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision 3
Jim Louderback is the CEO of Revision 3, an internet television network focused on developing high-quality nonfiction programming for the on-demand generation. He is the former Senior Vice President and Editor-in- Chief of Ziff Davis' Consumer Tech Division, which includes PC Magazine, PCMag.com, Gearlog.com, ExtremeTech, DL.TV, and Cranky Geeks.
Participating in:
  MB 4: Video
 
Jim Roberts, Editor of Digital News, New York Times
Jim Roberts was named editor of digital news for The New York Times in June 2006. Mr. Roberts had been director of continuous news since February 2006. Before joining the continuous news desk, he was national editor from September 2002 until January 2005 and deputy national editor from January 2001 until August 2002. He was national political editor from August 1999 until December 2000. Mr. Roberts became deputy metro editor in 1996 after holding several other positions with the metro desk, including assistant metro editor, assistant national editor and copy editor, from 1987 until 1996. Before joining The Times in 1987, Mr. Roberts held positions with Dallas Times Herald, Baltimore News American and Richmond Times Dispatch.
Participating in:
  : Keynote session: Morning Edition with the New York Times
 
Paul Rossi, Publisher, The Economist
Paul Rossi is Publisher of The Economist and Executive Vice President of The Economist Group in North America. Paul joined The Economist in 1987, managing advertising sales for the Middle East and Africa. In 1990 he opened The Economist's office in Singapore, where he served as Advertising Director in Asia. He became Advertising Director in North America in 1996. In 2000, Paul became Commercial Director of The Economist's website, Economist.com, and publisher of the site in 2003, where he further established the website as a profitable global business. In January 2005 he was named Publisher of The Economist in North America, responsible for all commercial aspects of The Economist, including advertising, circulation and marketing for both The Economist magazine, Economist.com and other Economist-brand businesses. In December 2007 he was named Executive Vice President of The Economist Group, North America, with overall responsibility for the The Economist and CFO brand families in the region. In 2007 Adweek named The Economist to its list of the 10 hottest magazines in America, Advertising Age named The Economist to its A-List of top magazines, and BtoB Media Business named Paul one of its top publishing innovators. In 2008, Adweek named The Economist the hottest magazine in America.
Participating in:
  MB 1: Publishing: From Print to Digital
 
Steve Rubel, Senior Vice President, Edelman PR
Steve Rubel is a digital marketer with over 15 years experience. He currently serves as senior vice president in Edelman's me2revolution practice. Edelman is the world's largest independent PR firm. Steve is charged with helping Edelman clients identify key insights, trends and emerging digital platforms that can be applied in marketing programs. He also explores these topics on his well-read Micro Persuasion weblog and in a bi-weekly column for AdAge Digital.
Participating in:
  : Social Media
 
Robert Scoble, Managing Director, Fast Company TV
Robert Scoble is a blogger, technical evangelist, and author (Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers). He recently left a position as VP of Media Development at PodTech to join Fast Company, and head up Fast Company TV.
Participating in:
  MB 4: Video
 
Noah Shachtman, Contributing Editor, Danger Room Blog, Wired Magazine
Noah Shachtman is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and the editor of its national security blog, "Danger Room," which won the 2007 Online Journalism Award for best beat reporting. He writes about technology, national security, politics, and geek culture for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and others. Since 1998, he's been reporting for Wired News and Wired magazine – defusing roadside explosives with a Baghdad bomb squad, sneaking into the Los Alamos nuclear lab, chasing down suspects on Chicago's West Side, investigating a triple-homicide in Tacoma, WA, and undergoing experiments by Pentagon-funded scientists at Stanford. Shachtman has also written articles for The Village Voice, Slate, Salon, Esquire, Popular Science, The New York Post, Popular Mechanics, The American Prospect Online, The Forward, The New York Times Magazine, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Participating in:
  MB 2: Blogging
 
Shiv Singh, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Avenue A | Razorfish
Shiv has worked for Avenue A | Razorfish, one of the largest interactive marketing and technology consulting firms in the world for over eight years. He has worked in their Boston, New York, San Francisco and London offices. Three years ago, he founded and led the company's enterprise solutions practice. Avenue A | Razorfish's enterprise solutions help organizations empower their employees and partners with the information they need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively.
Participating in:
  MB 8 : User Experience Design
 
Richard Trumble, Executive Director, Digital Strategy and Operations, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Richard Trumble is executive director, digital strategy and operations, for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which comprises WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, WSJ.com Classifieds, Dow Jones Classified Ventures, AllThingsD.com and The Wall Street Journal Office Network. In this role, Mr. Trumble supports the operations units of The Wall street Journal Digital Network on overall strategy and operations, digital media growth opportunities and cross-network operations. He also manages the company’s consumer offerings in the wireless space, including services for The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron’s. Prior to Mr. Trumble’s current position, he served as director of business development for the Consumer Electronic Publishing division of Dow Jones. In this role, he was responsible for growing the company’s wireless initiatives as well as managing strategic licensing, traffic- and subscription-driving portal relationships for WSJ.com. He joined Dow Jones in 1996. Mr. Trumble received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Participating in:
  MB 7 : Mobile Media
 
Jon Wiley, User Experience Design, Google
Jon Wiley has been designing and developing web experiences since 1995. He has been directly involved in every aspect of web production, from interface design to application development to server management. Jon currently works on user experience design for Google.
Participating in:
  MB 8 : User Experience Design
 
Manoush Zomorodi, Circus Host, Mediabistro
Manoush Zomorodi reports on business and technology for Reuters Television and Reuters.com. She is also the co-founder of Hardy Robin Media, a New York-based consultancy that specializes in on-camera training and online video production. From 1995-2006 Manoush worked as a reporter and producer for BBC News, with stints in Washington, New York, Berlin, and Brussels. Her stories have also aired on NPR, ABC News, and AP Television. She lives in Brooklyn with her son and her husband, Josh Robin, who covers politics for NY1.
Participating in:
  : Welcome
  : Day 2 Welcome
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