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DMLA 2018 Conference

Los Angeles, Oct 21-23

Now in its 23rd year the DMLA Conference goes west!

DMLA’s 2018 Annual Conference will be held on 21-23 October, 2018 at the Marriott Marina del Rey Hotel in beautiful Marina del Rey, California. The hotel is within walking distance of the vibrant and eclectic Venice Beach and just a short drive from the gorgeous Santa Monica Beach.

DMLA, the Digital Media Licensing Association has been serving the digital licensing community for over 65 years working to educate and support our members. We work to develop business standards, promote ethical business practices and actively advocate copyright. In this era of continuous change, we have remained an active community where vital information is shared and common interests are explored.

DMLA has evolved as the world has moved online but our focus has remained constant: to protect the rights of creators and those representing their work. Find out more here.

Our Annual Conference brings together our members, potential members and the community with the opportunity to learn more in 3 days than you could in a year from your office.  The network possibilities are endless and the friendly atmosphere makes this a MUST for your business! .

Highlights

  • Marina or mountain view rooms for just $219/night
  • The return of Networking Tables after great success in 2017. Book now as space is limited.
  • Multiple sponorship opportunities to guarantee maximum conference exposure
  • A stellar program geared to educating you and your staff.

Spend three days with us in the California sunshine while getting an understanding of “Disruption” in licensing media. Join us to engage with some of the best minds in technology to look at the changes influencing our industry.

Our program intends to turn the digital licensing industry inside out, from innovative new business models and technology to trends affecting the bottom line of your business.

Keynote speaker Chris Do, is an Emmy award winning director, designer and the founder and CEO of brand strategy design consultancy Blind. Founded in 1995, Blind is a pioneer of Motion Design. Today, Blind continues in the tradition of excellence by bringing a world-class team of strategists, designers, film makers, writers and animators to create truly memorable video content for some of your favorite, tv shows, music videos, events, and brands. Chris advocates interdisciplinary knowledge of design, business, education, entrepreneurship, and humanity.

Chris has lectured all over the world about helping creatives become more business savvy. He currently hosts The Process (a YouTube channel with over 160K subscribers) and lectures all over the world on the business of creativity.

What win does your company need to reach that next level or to push to a new market?

Blind's work has garnered 2 Emmys, 3 Clios, multiple Gold/Silver BDA awards, MTv VMA, D&AD pencil, Telly, Addy Gold, Effie, ADC and One Show awards along with being featured in national and international festivals and publications such as Communication Arts, I.D., LA Weekly, Creatie, New York Film Festival, Type Director's Club, Stash, How and Print.

Other program highlights include:

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. 
ImageRights, Priime, Wemark, KODAKOne, and Maria Kessler

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!
Adobe, CDAS, Getty, Shutterstock, and Stocksy

Machine Learning & AI - Beyond the Hype:Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are often touted as the ultimate drivers of digital transformation. We want to go beyond the hype in Artificial Intelligence to explore what, why and how.
Collar.Tech, IBM, iSPY Visuals, Pond5, Shutterstock

Is Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality driving the next Great Tech Revolution? AR, VR and MR - What are they, what’s the difference and how will these affect content marketing and the future of content?
Artist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Tape

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.
FullScreen, Jukin Media, Lobster Media, Twitch

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, and the access, licensing and rights issues they face.
ABC/Disney, Celebrity Footage, Getty Images

The Challenge of Selling Motion Graphics and 3D: Worldwide leaders in the licensing of 3D and motion graphics discuss the technological rights, pricing and delivery challenges in this fast-growing content vertical.
Cgtrader, Sketchfab, Turbosquid

The Studios: Licensing in the Digital World: Los Angeles-based studio and licensing professionals come together to discuss how monetization has evolved from feature and newsreel outakes to the multi-layered, media rights and merchandising world of today.
CBS, Footage Bank, National Geographic Creative/21st Century Fox, Paramount, and Searchworks

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

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

Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Contact Cathy Aron, DMLA Executive Director, for urgent inquiries at +1-714-815-8427 or cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org.

* We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in Los Angeles. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Marriott to fill our contracted nights with the venue.

Download this PDF version of the program
to reference while at the conference.

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
Allice Keating, Nat Geo Partners
• Barb Siebertz, CBS Television
• Roxanne Mayweather, Searchworks

The Studios — Licensing in the Digital World

Licensing leaders at the big studios come together to discuss how monetization has evolved from feature and newsreel outakes 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

Attendance Fee and Discount Schedule

Registration is now open. Refer to the table below for prices and expiry dates of advance purchase discounts.

Date DMLA Member non-members
May 18 - June 30 $695 $850
July 1 - August 15 $735 $890
August 16 - October 15 $770 $935
At The Door $830 $985
One Day $475 $675

Fees include all networking receptions, parties, conference sessions and breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 30, 2018. All prices USD.

Discounts of 15% off fees are available for companies sending three or more attendees.

Registration is now open!


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For up-to-date pricing information, click the "Attendance Fee" tab. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. Discounts are available for companies sending three or more attendees. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 30, 2018.

Your Sponsorship Opportunities

Establish a strong presence at DMLA’s 2018 Annual Conference by becoming a Conference Sponsor. The DMLA Conference is the largest gathering of still and moving image companies in North America. You’ll want your brand front and center in front of the best minds in the creative industry!

Choose a level that suits your budget, from a Platinum Sponsor to a branded merchandise sponsor—imagine arranging for all attendees to carry a coffee cup with your logo on it throughout the conference! Sponsorship is a great way to bring about business discussions and new prospects or to unveil a new product from your company.

There are plenty of traditional and innovative promotional opportunities and the DMLA is also happy to collaborate and create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. All sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your spot, contact To discuss further and to secure your spot, please contact Andrea Stern (andrea@andreastern.co.uk) or Cathy Aron (cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org / 714-815-8427).

Whatever you choose, being a sponsor is a great way to increase your visibility and impact at the meeting.

Meeting/Exhibit 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 four 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 price 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.

Table 02: Shutterstock, Candice Murray, cmurray@shutterstock.com
Table 03: CGTrader
Table 04: 20/20 Software, Celso Chaves, celso.chaves@twensoft.com
Table 06: Higbee & Associates, Ryan Carreon, rcarreon@higbeeassociates.com
Table 07: NBC Universal, Clara Fon-Sing, clara.fon-sing@nbcuni.com
Table 08: Wemark, Roy Meirom, roy@wemark.com, +972-53-3038053
Table 10: PicRights, Geoff Cannon, geoff.cannon@picrights.com, +1 416 816 5700
Table 14: Capture, Abbie Enock, abbie@capture.co.uk, +44 1491 873011
Table 17: Adobe, Idan Nelkenbaum, nelkenba@adobe.com and Debbie Grossman dgrossma@adobe.com
Table 20: Freepik, Marina Lara, mlara@freepik.com, +34 672 539 222
Table 21: WebPurify, Joshua Buxbaum, josh@webpurify.com, +1 323 428 4288
Table 22: ImageRights, Joe Naylor, joe.naylor@imagerights.com, +1 617 840 7355
Table 23: SmartFrame, Robert Sewell, robert.sewell@smartframe.io, +44 7583 920087
Table 25: Huntley Archives, Amanda Huntley, amanda@huntleyarchives.com, +44 1981 241 580

Reserve A Table

Go here to purchase your ticket for a table and/or to register for the conference. Or contact Cathy Aron at cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org or +1 714/815-8427.

You must be registered for the Conference to reserve a table.
Tables will be in a room directly across from the sessions.
Table access during Conference hours 9:00 AM - 6 PM.

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel in the heart of the coastal communities of Southern California. The hotel is just 4-miles from LAX (Los Angeles Intl Airport), 3 blocks from the stunning sandy beaches of world-famous Venice Beach and 2-miles from Santa Monica Beach and shopping attractions. The Marriott is in walking distance to over 30 restaurants and provides easy access to many Los Angeles area attractions.

We have secured a special rate of just $219 per night, available for 3 nights prior and 3 nights after the conference, for your meeting and vacation plans. The rooms have high speed internet, comfortable beds, HDTV and a work desk. A fully equipped fitness center and pool are also available at no extra charge. The rooms offer panoramic views of the marina and coastline or city and mountain views

The Marriott Marina del Rey provides a great beach vibe with its brand new lobby, an inviting outdoor lounge and plenty of space to hold private meetings or just relax in the beautiful California sunshine.

We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in Los Angeles. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Marriott Marina del Rey to fill our contracted nights with the venue.

4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Stay Dates:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 —
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Rooms must be booked by September 28

Book Your Room

Reservations can be made by individuals directly with the Hotel Reservations Department. Please use the link provided or call 1-888-236-2427 and identify yourself as participants of the Digital Media Licensing Association conference, in order to receive your special group rates.

Maps & Transportation

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