ILM Local Media East — Are You Going??

The next BIA/Kelsey event in their ILM series, Interactive Local Media East, will be held in Boston, March 26-28.  So far they have put together an interesting program with a wide range of exciting speakers. Some more details:

Click here for a list of The Speakers 

The ILM East program is certainly packed with a wide range of innovators and “doers” who are redefining/establishing the local space. Highlights include

  • A featured keynote by industry legend Ted Leonsis (Groupon vice chair, AmEx board member, sports team owner and AOL mastermind),
  • Keynotes from AmEx’s Leslie Berland, CityGrid’s Jay      Herratti and The New York Times’ Michael Zimbalist.
  • Two special  one-on-one interviews with Mahalo’s Jason      Calacanis and New York Magazine’s Michael Silberman.

For more about the agenda, click here for information on The Sessions

The BIA/Kelsey team has constructed two-plus days of sessions that will enhance your understanding of innovations, players, and trends that are driving the local media marketplace. Panels on social, mobile, deals video and hyperlocal are planned.  I think the special venture capital panel could provide a unique view of what the money people are looking at especially in light of the forthcoming Facebook IPO.  Also, expect the BIA/Kelsey folks to share lots of their valuable research and forecasts.

When you think of a BIA/Kelsey event, you always think about The Networking:

ILM events have always been renowned for the chance to rub shoulders and talk directly with a wide range of senior executives from across the industry.  They will have networking cocktail receptions on both Days 1 and 2 of the event, as well as a networking luncheon on Day 2.  And that doesn’t include the countless other informal opportunities to connect with prospective partners, fellow competitors, and potential customers throughout the entire event.

I would suggest you consider registering NOW!!!  One secret for you — sign up and make your travel arrangements quickly === they sold out the hotel last year. You can click here to book your hotel room!

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One response to “ILM Local Media East — Are You Going??

  1. an update from BIA/Kelsey:

    Speaker Spotlight
    Ted Leonsis, Owner, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

    We are delighted to have Ted Leonsis, owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, joining us in Boston, March 26-28, as our Day 3 keynote speaker at Interactive Local Media East.

    When Leonsis talks about local, we listen. We’ve known Ted since the early 1990s, when he started Redgate, one of the first digital e-commerce plays. He was also instrumental in the rise of AOL. He now serves as vice chair of Groupon’s board of directors and is a board member at American Express. In the Washington, D.C. area, he is widely known as the owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment (i.e., Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards and Verizon Center).

    From his perspective as both investor and businessman, Ted sees the powerful synergies of social, mobile and video operating as the new “killer platform” in the digital universe.

    Register today for ILM East and the opportunity to hear from one of the industry’s most influential leaders.

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