With just one week left before the start of FutureMedia Fest 2010, scheduled for October 4-7, 2010 at Georgia Tech, interested attendees now have the option of registering for a one-day event pass, or opting for the full four-day package. In order to provide an even more customized and personalized event experience, day passes are now being offered at discounted rates on the event website – www.futuremediaglobal.com.
Want to get in free? Why not volunteer? Organizers are looking for volunteers from Georgia Tech, offering free day passes in exchange for a minimum two-hour commitment. There will be a mandatory volunteer meeting prior to the fest that everyone will be asked to attend to familiarize themselves with the event and venues.
FutureMedia Fest, hosted by Georgia Tech from October 4-7, 2010, is an interactive “mash-up” to explore and enable new paradigms in how content is created, distributed and consumed in a converging media world. At the event, a group of the top executives and investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, academics and researchers in the media and technology industry will discuss the transformational impact of next generation digital, social and mobile media across industries, societies, and our daily lives. The four-day event will feature compelling keynote addresses, panel discussions, birds-of-a-feather workshops, demonstrations of the latest new media technologies, and presentations by startup companies, researchers and academics driving innovation. Platinum sponsors for FutureMedia Fest 2010 are The Coca-Cola Company, HP, and Turner Networks.
Highlights from each of the four-days of the event include:
- Day One (Monday, October 4) – Opening keynote from Michael Jones, chief technology advocate at Google; Game Changer and Fostering Entrepreneurship panels; Startup Showcase
- Day Two (Tuesday, October 5) – Keynote addresses from Mike Kelly, CEO of The Weather Channel and Clyde Tuggle, SVP for Global Public Affairs & Communications for The Coca-Cola Company; panel discussions on the Future of Advertising and Marketing, Music Technology and Future of Gaming; Live music performances and music technology demonstrations
- Day Three (Wednesday, October 6) – Keynote addresses from Russ Daniels, chief technology officer for HP Enterprise Services and Carlos Dominquez, SVP Cisco Systems; panels on the Future of TV, Social Media for Collective Intelligence and Augmented Reality; Georgia Tech student, faculty and researcher showcase
- Day Four (Thursday, October 7) – Closing keynote from Richie Baneham and Matt Madden, the technology wizards behind the smash hit movie “Avatar”; GTISC Security Summit panel on cybersecurity; tours of Georgia Tech and the Savannah College of Art and Design
The full list of speakers and the event agenda can be found at www.futuremediaglobal.com.
The annual FutureMedia Fest will serve as the seminal event for Georgia Tech’s FutureMedia Initiative, a global, collaborative initiative that explores new paradigms on how content is created, distributed and consumed. Backed by the technological expertise of Georgia Tech, a global top-ten technology university, and bolstered by its location in Atlanta, a well-known and growing media industry center, FutureMedia will connect universities, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry to create a robust, open innovation environment and drive the growth of a new media ecosystem.
FutureMedia at Georgia Tech explores new paradigms in how content is created, distributed and consumed. FutureMedia is a global open innovation collaborative initiative focused on discovering, creating, commercializing, and shaping the future of media. With more than 19 centers, 37 living labs and nearly 500 faculty working in this space, Georgia Tech is a leader in discovering what is next.