Digital Minds Conference 2012 New Markets: New Models

An inspiring speaker line-up & engaging new format for the 2012!

Connect with the brightest and best digital innovators across the publishing and creative industries at The London Book Fair's Digital Minds Conference.

Panels, key notes, presentations and round tables will include cutting-edge thinking on content platforms, the future of content business models and creative media businesses and draw on expertise from across a variety of digital content fields.

When: Sunday 15th April 2012  |  Where: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London

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  • Digital is at the heart of all publishing activity. And publishing is just one of many converging creative media industries disrupted by technology. Film, gaming, music, web, video are fast changing too, offering fresh thinking to help drive publishing businesses forward in innovative ways.

    Running concurrently with the main keynotes, panels, case studies and Nimble New Start Ups, is a round table ‘Join the Conversation’ stream. ‘Conversation starters’, with expertise in the relevant topic, will lead each table of 10. Meet-the-Speaker and choreographed conversations are just two of the new additions to meet the increasingly digital savvy audience.

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  • Catch up on 2012

    Digital Conference Catch Up

    Watch sessions from the day, view speaker profiles and see behind the scenes interviews with speakers.

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  • Let's Talk: Join the Conversation

    Round table conversations, on a wide range of pressing topics will be steered by industry experts. With three subject sessions and approximately 18 different tables covering a variety of angles, delegates will really be able to direct the content of their conference experience.

    Creative Media Convergence:

    Transmedia Explained -- Transmedia in Practice -- Crossmedia 360 Thinking -- Producing Transmedia

    Digital Platforms & Standards:

    Amazon KF8 Kindle -- HTML 5 -- New Authoring Tools -- Accessibility -- SBN -- Fixed-Layout eBooks -- Metadata -- ONIC/MARC -- EPUB3 -- XML-First Workflows -- Libraries

    Publishing Law: Barrier or Enabler?

    Copyright: Global Media vs National -- Digital Rights -- Changes to UK Copyright Law - Hargreaves -- Contracts -- Law and Pricing -- Publishing & the Citizen -- Law, Privacy & Business Models -- Copyright & Technology

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    Conversation Starters include:

    Alison Norrington, StoryCentral Digital -- Jef Gomez, Starlight Runner Entertainment -- Suzanne Kavanagh, Skillset -- Eric Huang, Penguin -- Ian Ginn, Hubbub Media -- Peter Wiendand, Farrer & Co -- Nalin Sharma, PuzzleKings & Technology Strategy Board -- Julian Friedmann, Blake Friedmann -- Mel Norman, Media Sauce, Rosie Allimonos, Pixel Stories

    Bill McCoy, IDPF -- Francis Cave, consultant -- Matthew Cashmore, Hachette UK -- Daniel Weck, DAISY -- Martin Hoscik, ebook magazine -- Darin Brockman, Firsty Group

    Laurie Kaye, Laurence Kay Solicitors -- Alex Hardy, Harbottle & Lewis -- Simon Smith, Taverners -- Richard Mollet, UK PA -- Luisa Simpson, US PA -- Alex Hardy, Harbottle & Lewis -- Edward Colleran, Copyright Clearance Centre -- Clare Painter, Rights Direction Ltd

  • Interview with Evan Schnittman

    The man once known as Black Plastic Glasses has helped set the pace of digital discourse for some years, explaining the brave new world in a long-running blog. Now, as Bloomsbury's Managing Director of Group Sales and Marketing, Print and Digital, Evan Schnittman has to play his cards closer to his chest but he remains one of the trade's great thinkers.

    Evan will be chairing the Digital Minds Conference.

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