Last Minute Speaking Spots Open: Streaming Media East

The program for the Streaming Media East conference in May closes today and is being shipped off to the printers. I have three speaking spots that have opened up last minute and are accepting all speaking requests. The first two sessions are panel spots, the third session is a moderator position. Please don’t submit for the moderator position unless you are willing to do the work that is required of being a moderator. Originally I was going to moderate that session myself but am now looking for someone to take it over. If you are interested in any of these three spots, contact me ASAP as they will be filled today.

All submissions for any of the three spots MUST include full details of the speaker including name, title, company, full mailing address, phone number and e-mail. In addition I also need to know how the subject of the panel is relevant to the speaker as there has to be a fit subject wise. Please don’t send me an e-mail simply saying, "I want the spot". That will not suffice.

Tuesday May 20, 2008 (panelist)
Effective Advertising Models For Short-form Video Marketing
Some advertisers see user-generated video sites as a free way to distribute their message, but this has rapidly evolved into a significant paid business, where sites charge based on video placement and search keywords. Learn the relative ROI of going to a major site (i.e. YouTube) vs. a smaller site (i.e. Metacafe) vs. a plethora of tiny sites. Learn what methods are successful for getting viewers and the importance of content vs. placement. This panel will discuss and show video examples of effective business models for both advertisers and publishers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (panelist(
Independent Content: Creating New Revenue Streams
In the wake of the Writer’s Guild strike, what does the landscape look like for writers, content producers, and video creators who want to use the Internet as the next broadcast medium? What are the non-studio/traditional revenue streams on the Internet, and who’s in the best position to profit from them? Hear from some traditional broadcast producers who have created new content companies focusing on unique web-based video and hear what types, genres, and lengths of videos are getting the most traction. Attendees will also learn what kinds of content are going to generate the most dollars online and hear where those dollars are expected to come from.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (moderator)
Evaluating and Choosing The Right Methods Of Video Delivery
With all the various means of distribution and protocols available for video today-CDN, P2P, streaming, progressive download-there is still no single solution that will meet all customers’ needs perfectly across all platforms and devices. Learn the various methodologies for content distribution, as well as the pros and cons of each type. Speakers will also discuss which methodologies apply best to which platforms and geographic locations based on type of content, length and format of video, and target audiences. Panelists will also provide you with guidelines and formulas for determining the best single and/or hybrid solution for your online video distribution needs.