I have the honor of assembling a panel on digital signage for this week’s Digital Hub Non-Conference in Cincinnati. http://www.digitalcincinnati.org This conference is where marketers, communicators, PR pros and techies from all over will meet in Cincinnati to learn, discuss and explore All Things Digital. In doing so, the Non-Conference will promote Cincinnati as the strong “digital hub” that it is. Last year’s event did not have any digital signage or kiosks involved, so I made it my mission to get involved early with the steering committee in an effort to add this technology to the conference this year. And in a spirit of collaboration I contacted several industry professionals to be a part of the panel.
Our panel on Friday Sept. 25th at 1pm is titled: “Digital Signage 101 – Networks, Components, Media and its impact on traditional media.” Panelists will include myself as the moderator and these fine speakers:
Bill Collins Principal, DecisionPoint Media Insights http://www.decisionpointmedia.com
Mike Collette President & CEO, Healthy Advice Networks — http://www.healthyadvicenetworks.com
Louie Hollmeyer, Vice President Marketing – Stratacache http://www.stratacache.com
John Czyrka Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Regional Manager http://www.samsung.com
More about the event in general:
The Non-Conference will be centered at The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (downtown). Breakout sessions (which truly make this a “non-conference”) are scheduled at some of downtown’s coolest bars and artsiest spaces. The Digital Hub Initiative Non-Conference is set for September 24-25, 2009. Plus, the dates were set to coincide with Cincinnati Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF), with its more than 250 bands performing on 23 stages! So, your registration also includes a 3-day pass to MPMF – including a roped-off reception on Fountain Square Thursday night.
Back at the non-Conference, you’ll have four breakout tracks to choose from, with an extraordinary lineup Breakout Leaders and Presenters from the “expanded” Greater Cincinnati area:
- Social Media
- Strategy (including Creative)
- Marketing to Target Audiences
The headline speaker list includes:
- John Battelle, Founder / Chairman of Federated Media
- Winston Binch, VP / Director of Interactive at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
- Peter Kim, Senior Partner at Dachis Corp
- Bob Gilbreath, Chief Marketing Strategist at Bridge Worldwide
- Pete Blackshaw, EVP at Nielsen Online
Organizing partners for the Non-Conference include: ADCLUB Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Supporting partners include: the Cincinnati Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Digital Signage Association, Cincinnati Social Media, the Cincinnati Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), The Circuit, The Women’s Circuit and Cincinnati Women Bloggers.
For more information about the Digital Hub Initiative Non-Conference, visit http://www.digitalcincinnati.org
I hope you can attend this fun event, if you do, look me up and say hello! I should be twittering during the event at www.twitter.com/kioskguy/