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DMLA 2018 Conference

Los Angeles, Oct 21-23

Dear DMLA 2018 Conference Attendee:

Thank you so much for your participation in this year’s conference in beautiful Marina del Rey.  I hope you enjoyed the California sunshine as much as we did!  We were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel and I hope you had the same great experience as we did.

All the fantastic sessions were videotaped this year and we are currently prepping them for your viewing. I will send out an email as soon as they are ready.

A survey will also be coming to you in the next few days.  Please take a few moments to let us know what you liked and disliked about this year’s conference so that we can better serve your needs next year.  Your comments are so important as we begin to prepare for next year’s meeting.

As all of you know, lots of work goes into putting on an event like the DMLA 2018 Conference and we are so privileged to work with so many talented people.  A huge thank you to the Program Committee Chairs, Rick Gell and Ophelia Chong (StockPot Images) and their committee, Mary Birman (GlaxoSmithKline), Doug Dawirs (DMLA Tech Advisor), Michael Goldberg (Celebrity Footage), Leslie Hughes (iSPY Visuals), Candice Murray (Shutterstock), Joe Naylor (ImageRights International),  Julie Sloane (Science Source), Sonia Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography), for putting together such an Informative and compelling lineup.

A big shout-out to Doug Dawirs for working so tirelessly both days on the AV for the sessions, continuously keeping the website up-to-date and making sure that everything flowed so well.

Thanks to all of the amazing speakers and panelists who brought such great information to us and made our sessions so meaningful and compelling.

Congratulations to our DMLA award winners:  DMLA Volunteers of the Year, Rick Gell and Leslie Hughes and Member of the Year, ImageRights.  We appreciate all your efforts on behalf of our organization!

It’s almost impossible to put on a conference without the assistance of our sponsors to help with the costs and we are so grateful for their generosity.  Thanks to Andrea Stern from ASA who worked so hard to gather their support, ImageRights and Smartframe our Platinum Sponsors who sponsored the beautiful opening reception in the Bayview room with the spectacular view of the city, and also provided the conference bags and the lanyards, the coffee cups and more. Adobe stepped up again with the Gold Sponsorship and contributed the wonderful t-shirts and gave us another great session.  Silver Sponsor Capture’s DMLA LIVE DAM 2018 gave us the possibility to identify and find the people with whom we had meetings and they also sponsored the great notebooks we all used to take notes!  I hope you’ve checked out the site since the conference to see all the great live images! (www.dmla.capture.co.uk)

We enjoyed cocktails and snacks every evening thanks to the generosity of PicRights (Monday night) and Google (Tuesday).

Thanks also to Shutterstock for sponsoring the photo booth, it was loads of fun and there are lots of great photos of everyone on the DAM!   To WebPurify, attending their first DMLA Conference, thanks for stepping up and sponsoring one of our sessions!  And Webmark OnTheSpot photography gave us photo-magnet mementos of the event. Our poster printing and conference slides were coordinated once again by Grant Heilman Photography.

Again, thanks to each of you for your support of DMLA and the Conference.  We work hard to make this a valuable event each year for you.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.

If you would like to be involved in next year’s planning, please contact me.

All the best,

Cathy

As always, we are so grateful to our sponsors because without them these conferences would not be possible. Make plans now to sponsor a session or one of the many other options listed in the Sponsorships section.

ImageRights
SmartFrame
Adobe
Google
Capture
Stock Pot Images
WebPurify
Heilman Photography
Wemark
Shutterstock
PicRights
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Program

+1 310-301-3000 Sunday, October 21 — Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Time Title Description Location
  7:00 PM DMLA Opening Networking Reception

Sponsored by:

Bayview Ballroom
+1 310-301-3000 Monday, October 22 — Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Time Title Description Location
  8:00 AM Networking Breakfast   Bayview Ballroom
  8:00 AM Registration Opens   Outside Sierra Ballroom
  8:30 AM to
  6:00 PM
Exhibits and Meeting Area
Tables

Looking for a place to network and/or demo during the DMLA 2018 Conference? Want a place where people can find you throughout the meeting? We’re offering a limited number of tables so that you don’t have to look for a place to meet with colleagues, business partners and customers. These tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will include up to 4 chairs, electricity and WiFi access.

You can bring a roll-up banner to place behind on alongside your 6’ table to increase your presence. The cost is a steal at $350 for DMLA members for the two days, and $450 for non-members. Don’t wait! We have a limited number and they are certain to go quickly!!

The exhibit/networking area will occupy the Pacific Ballroom across the foyer from the session area in the Sierra Ballroom.

Go here to see what tables are still availabe and to reserve yours.

*You must be registered for the conference to reserve a table. Table access during conference hours is 8:30 AM - 6 PM.

 

Pacific Ballroom
  9:00 AM

Welcoming Address

Sierra Ballroom
  9:30 AM

Chris Do, Fouder/CEO, Blind

Chris Do

Keynote Speaker

Chris Do, advocates interdisciplinary knowledge of design, business, education, entrepreneurship, and humanity. Chris has lectured all over the world about helping creatives become more business savvy.

What win does your company need to reach that next level or to push to a new market? New promotion? A big part of growing in this business-driven world is to learn how to negotiate.

Sierra Ballroom


10:45 AM

Moderator: Joe Naylor, ImageRights

Panelists:
Arthur Chang, Priime
Keren Sachs, Wemark
• Maria Kessler, Blockchain Evangelist

Blockchain — Evolution or Revolution?

Will blockchain drive massive new efficiencies in your business systems and operations or cut you out of the content distribution chain entirely as it empowers content creators to conduct direct licensing transactions with buyers through the power of smart contracts?.

Sierra Ballroom
12:00 PM

David Singer, Story & Heart

David Singer

Driven by Story, Guided by Heart

David Singer, Co-Founder of Story & Heart, a strategic partner of Inmagine Group and 123RF, will discuss building filmmaker communities and how Story & Heart strategically fit into Inmagines’ growing “Creator Ecosystem”.

Sierra Ballroom
12:15 PM Networking Lunch   Bayview Ballroom
  2:00 PM

Moderator: Paula Lumbard, Footage Bank

Panelists:
Sam Nouri, NBC Universal
Alice Keating, Nat Geo Partners
• Barb Siebertz, CBS Television
• Roxanne Mayweather, Searchworks

The Studios — Licensing in the Digital World

Licensing leaders come together to discuss how monetization evolved from feature and newsreel outtakes to the multi-layered, media rights and merchandising world of today.

Capture

Sierra Ballroom
  3:15 PM

Victoria Hulett-Gross, VenusStock

Victoria Hulett-Gross

Beauty and the Beast: The opportunities of solo entrepreneurship in the stock and beauty industry

Victoria Hulett-Gross of VenusStock will be speaking about the changes facing small stock agencies and the opportunities in licensing in a new media world, and how a small agency can be ahead of larger agencies in recognizing trends.

Sierra Ballroom
  3:45 PM

Moderator: Leslie Hughes, iSPY Visuals

Panelists:
Stephen Forte, Collar.Tech
Lawrence Lazare, Pond5
• Alex Reynolds, Shutterstock
• Seth Lytle, IBM

Machine Learning & AI — Beyond the Hype

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are often touted as the ultimate drivers of digital transformation. Going beyond the hype in Artificial intelligence to explore what, why and how.

Sponsored by:

WebPurify

Sierra Ballroom
  5:00 PM

Moderator: Chelsea Lauren, Shutterstock

Michael Goldberg, Celebrity Footage
Steve Kozak, Jimmy Kimmel Live
• Gail Perry, Getty Images

Everyone’s a Paparazzi, Everyone’s a Star

The celebrity shows, photographers, videographers and rights experts come together for a lively conversation on celebrity and red carpet content, being a female photographer and the access, licensing and rights issues celeb creators face.

Sierra Ballroom
  6:15 PM

Moderators:
Ophelia Chong, Stock Pot Images
Rick Gell, DMLA

Big Licensors and Big Data — How to Survive and Thrive

Come share your opinions.”As licensors get bigger, and more data-driven, how do smaller licensors and independent content creators compete?"

This is a roundtable discussion with alcoholic beverages. Woot!

Sponsored by:

PicRights

Sinder (patio)
  7:15 PM

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by:

PicRights

Sinder Patio
+1 310-301-3000 Tuesday, October 23 — Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Time Title Description Location
  8:00 AM Networking Breakfast   Bayview Ballroom
  8:00 AM Registration Opens   Outside Sierra Ballroom
  8:30 AM to
  6:00 PM
Exhibits and Meeting Area
Tables

Looking for a place to network and/or demo during the DMLA 2018 Conference? Want a place where people can find you throughout the meeting? We’re offering a limited number of tables so that you don’t have to look for a place to meet with colleagues, business partners and customers. These tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will include up to 4 chairs, electricity and WiFi access.

You can bring a roll-up banner to place behind on alongside your 6’ table to increase your presence. The cost is a steal at $350 for DMLA members for the two days, and $450 for non-members. Don’t wait! We have a limited number and they are certain to go quickly!!

The exhibit/networking area will occupy the Pacific Ballroom across the foyer from the session area in the Sierra Ballroom.

Go here to see what tables are still availabe and to reserve yours.

*You must be registered for the conference to reserve a table. Table access during conference hours is 8:30 AM - 6 PM.

Pacific Ballroom
  9:00 AM

Tim Bigelow, Adobe Stock

Powering Content Velocity with Adobe

Adobe is at the forefront of the intersection of creativity and innovation, developing tools and technologies to help brands and creatives keep up with content velocity. Join Tim Bigelow, Business Development Manager at Adobe Stock, as he shares how technology can help streamline the process to creating engaging visual experiences, and showcases the latest innovations from Adobe – including machine learning and artificial intelligence (Adobe Sensei).

Sierra Ballroom
  9:30 AM

Presenters:
Rob Sewell, SmartFrame
Rob Sewell

Joe Naylor, ImageRights
Joe Naylor

Converting unauthorized online image use into ad revenue, how to monetize your content wherever it is found online

SmartFrame and ImageRights have partnered together in order to generate a new annuity ad revenue stream for you from your infringed content.

The team will explain how SmartFrame technology integrated into the ImageRights copyright enforcement service enables you to convert all unauthorized uses of your content into an ongoing revenue stream for your business. SmartFrame tracks and monitors where and how your images are being used and then serves relevant and contextual advertisements within those images.

Sierra Ballroom
10:00 AM

Moderator: Leslie Hughes, iSPY Visuals

Panelists:
Jason Yeh, Massive Assembly
Revel Rosa, Framestore
Tyler Gates, Brightline Interactive
Peter Schlosser, Ph. D., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Our New Digital Reality — The immersive technologies of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality

Join us as we learn about the new immersive technologies of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality - what they are, what they will mean to brands, and how they will affect the future of content and content licensing.

Sierra Ballroom

11:15 AM

Moderator: Amanda Perrot, Adobe

Panelists:
Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel
Margaret Vincent, Stocksy
Lizanne Vaughn, Getty/iStock
Sejal Patel, Shutterstock
Sylvie Fodor, CEPIC

Hot Topics in Legal

Intellectual property legal experts discuss the hottest topics facing the media licensing industry today — General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Framing, Small Claims, current cases in the courts, DMLA’s updated Known Image Restriction List, and more!

Sierra Ballroom
12:30 PM Networking Lunch   Bayview Ballroom
  2:00 PM

Moderator: Rick Gell, DMLA

Panelists:
Brendon Mulvihill, Jukin Media
Olga Egorsheva, Lobster
Preeya Naul, Newsflare
William Finkel, Fullscreen

Monetizing User Generated Content

UGC has exploded. We bring together leaders in gaming, social media, YouTube and stock who are shepherding a new generation of creators to discuss licensing, distribution, rights and monetization of their content.

Sponsored by:

Sierra Ballroom
  3:15 PM

Mathieu Desoubeaux, IMATAG

Mathieu Desoubeaux

State of Image Metadata in 2018

Is metadata still relevant to inform images of their source, context, and rights? At a time plagued by fake news and rampant infringement, metadata remains the most accurate and reliable method to inform images of their origin, rights, and authority.

Sierra Ballroom
  3:45 PM

Moderator:Robin Prybil, Bullseye Media Partners

Panelists:
Avtandil Chachibaia, Sketchfab
Dan Lion, Turbosquid
Dalia Lasaite, CGTrader

The Challenge of Selling Motion Graphics and 3D

Worldwide leaders in 3D and Motion Graphics licensing discuss the technological, rights, pricing and delivery challenges in this fast-growing content vertical.

Sierra Ballroom
  5:00 PM

Anna Dickson, Google

Anna Dickson

A More Visual Future

On its 20th anniversary last month, Google announced several new updates to Search, including new innovations in Google Images. Come listen to Anna Dickson, Photo Lead, Content & Community at Google, talk about these changes and how Google is thinking about a more visual future.

Sierra Ballroom
  6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by:

Google

Sierra Ballroom

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