Streaming Media Europe: Call For Speakers Open, New Hire Announcement

After two successful shows in London, we’ll be back again this year on October 16-17th with our third Streaming Media Europe conference and exhibition. We’ve moved the show to the Novotel London West hotel, which gives us a larger location with more exhibit and meeting space to accommodate the shows growth.

I’m also please to announce that along with the new location, we’ve also added some new employees and some additional help for the Europe show. I will be stepping down from the conference chairman role this year and turning that over to Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, the editor of With the success of the U.S. based shows and the amount of time those take to organize, I simply can’t be in so many places at once. I will still be involved in helping shape the conference content, but won’t be the point of contact for speaker proposals.

We are also happy to announce that we have hired Eileen Broch, a veteran conference organizer who is based in London and will be working with Eric to shape the program and selection of speakers. Eileen has spent many years in the conference business including organizing the first two JavaOne conferences ever produced by Sun. She has also held positions at Yahoo! Europe and Skype.

With the program organizers now in place, the call for speakers and papers is open. The deadline is May 15th and the website has all of the details on what we are looking for in the way of papers, speaker requirements and all the other details. If you want to really get involved this year and moderate or organize your own session, contact Eric or Eileen right away.

I do regret that I won’t be able to make it out to Streaming Media Europe this year, but Eric and Eileen will do a great job leading the content focus for the show. Speaking spots go fast, so get your submission in ASAP!