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8:00AM - 8:00PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  8:00AM - 8:00PM

Doors Open

Doors open for coffee and continental breakfast at Skylight Studios.
9:00AM - 9:15AM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  9:00AM - 9:15AM


SPEAKER: Manoush Zomorodi, Circus Host, Mediabistro

9:15AM - 10:30AM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  9:15AM - 10:30AM

MB 1: Publishing: From Print to Digital

The first conversation of the Mediabistro Circus will be around publishing – moving from traditional print to an online presence, what has worked, and key ideas and technologies to wrap into a brand strategy. Guest speakers will discuss challenges and solutions, technology platforms that have worked, and what lies ahead.

SPEAKER: Paul Cloutier, CEO, 8020 Publishing

SPEAKER: James Daly, Editor-in-Chief, Edutopia

SPEAKER: Paul Rossi, Publisher, The Economist

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  11:00AM - 12:30PM

MB 2: Blogging

The blogosphere has revolutionized communication and the world of media. How can major media networks leverage blogs to deliver targeted messages directly to engage their audience? How can individual bloggers enhance their blogs to capture a wider audience? In this session, guest speakers will talk about the importance and influence of blogs and what the future of blogging might look like.

SPEAKER: Elisa Camahort, Co-founder and COO, Blogher

SPEAKER: Anil Dash, Vice President (Chief Evangelist) , Six Apart

SPEAKER: Eric Hellweg, Editorial Managing Director,

SPEAKER: Noah Shachtman, Contributing Editor, Danger Room Blog, Wired Magazine

1:15PM - 2:30PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  1:15PM - 2:30PM

MB 3: Keynote with Chris Anderson

A special keynote with Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine and author of The Long Tail.

SPEAKER: Chris Anderson, Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine

2:30PM - 3:45PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  2:30PM - 3:45PM

MB 4: Video

Online video is one of the most powerful tools that can be used to tell a story, build a brand and engage an audience; but producing an effective video is more than a camera and an editing program. Guest speakers in this session will discuss where the future of internet video is headed, why including video into your strategy makes sense and the very different ways to make the most of this technology platform.

SPEAKER: Dina Kaplan, Co-founder and COO,

SPEAKER: Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision 3

SPEAKER: Robert Scoble, Managing Director, Fast Company TV

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  4:30PM - 6:00PM

Social Media

What does it take to build and maintain a successful social community site, and is it worth it? Consumers can pick and choose their content, and recommend what they like to others - communication that is a powerful marketing tool. The social networking phenomenon is affecting all areas of media, from television to editorial. This session will explore the diverse ways that social media is evolving, and what it means for your business and your brand.

SPEAKER: Kate Everett Thorp, CEO, Real Girls Media

SPEAKER: Shawn Gold, CEO, Social Approach

SPEAKER: Steven Johnson, Author, Ghost Map, Everything Bad is Good For You

SPEAKER: Steve Rubel, Senior Vice President, Edelman PR

8:30PM - 11:30PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  8:30PM - 11:30PM

Live! The All-For-Nots at 92Y Tribeca

Live! The All-For-Nots at 92Y Tribeca at the Mediabistro Circus VIP Party ** This event is for 2-day badge holders only** Mediabistro celebrates the opening night of the Circus! Continue the conversations and connect with more people at 92Y Tribeca, located just a few blocks from Skylight Studios, at our special VIP party. Enjoy wine from Kim Crawford, Cachaca liquor from Sagatiba, and a rollicking live performance by the next great indie-rock-punk-pop Americana band, The All-For-Nots. 92Y, 200 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10013 * Doors open at 8:30 9:00pm Conversation with AFN Creators, Kathleen Grace & Thom Woodley 9:45pm Live Performance by the All-For-Nots

SPEAKER: The All-For-Nots, Internet Rockstars, The All-For-Nots

8:30AM - 8:00PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  8:30AM - 8:00PM

Doors open

8:30am Doors open for coffee and continental breakfast at Skylight Studios.
9:25AM - 9:30AM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  9:25AM - 9:30AM

Day 2 Welcome

SPEAKER: Manoush Zomorodi, Circus Host, Mediabistro

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  9:30AM - 10:30AM

Keynote session: Morning Edition with the New York Times

Editor of Digital News for The New York Times, Jim Roberts will lead a roundtable discussion on taking the 157-year-old publication online, with a special focus on how digital media is changing journalism and the coverage of presidential elections.

SPEAKER: Jim Roberts, Editor of Digital News, New York Times

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  11:15AM - 12:30PM

MB 7 : Mobile Media

In the world of mobile media, everyone is experimenting and trying to figure out what will stick. Is it the camera in the phone that's got everyone so excited, or the ability to text and watch videos? Mobile media is the "wild west" of the technology world at the moment, and it's anyone's guess as to where it's headed. In this session, panelists will wax ecstatic about the fast-moving, ubiquitous technology with Jamie Lendino, contributing editor of's Mobile Content Today blog.

MODERATOR: Jamie Lendino, Contributing Editor, Mobile Content Today

PANELIST: Chip Canter, VP Wireless Platform Development, NBC Universal Digital Distribution

PANELIST: Nicholas Covey, Director of Insights, Nielsen Mobile

PANELIST: Daniel Graf, Co-founder, President and CEO, Kyte

PANELIST: Richard Trumble, Executive Director, Digital Strategy and Operations, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network

2:00PM - 3:45PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  2:00PM - 3:45PM

MB 8 : User Experience Design

As technology converges across multiple platforms, a key component to success is the seamless merging of disciplines - engineering and design (graphic, industrial and interface design). In this session, our guests discuss the importance of designing with the user in mind and how it can make, or break, your brand.

SPEAKER: Regine Debatty, Writer, Curator,

SPEAKER: Tjeerd Hoek, Executive Creative Director, Frog Design

SPEAKER: Shiv Singh, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Avenue A | Razorfish

SPEAKER: Jon Wiley, User Experience Design, Google

4:15PM - 5:30PM

Track: MAIN STAGE  |  4:15PM - 5:30PM

MB 9 : A Conversation with Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr, a former Executive Editor of the Harvard Business Review, writes and speaks on technology, business and culture. In the closing session, Nick will sit down with Businessweek Media Editor Jon Fine to discuss the effect of technology on both the media, and our future.

MODERATOR: Jon Fine, Media Columnist, Businessweek

SPEAKER: Nicholas Carr, Author, The Big Switch: Rewiring The World, from Edison to Google

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