The baseball season is winding down. The New York Yankees are headed to the playoffs, and there is a slight nip in the air. Yes, even in San Francisco. It must be fall, also known as the conference season. We just saw TechCrunch wrap up their first event; DEMOfall is next week, followed in October by the Web 2.0 Summit and CTIA.
On Nov. 14, 2007, we at GigaOM will host a conference of our own, NewTeeVee Live. This day-long event, organized by NewTeeVee editor Liz Gannes and myself, will bring together content creators, distributors, carriers, hardware vendors and more to decide what the future of online video will be in a post YouTube-Google world.
The event will be a live incarnation of NewTeeVee.com, combining discussion of the creative, business, and technology elements of online video. We are co-producing the event with Federated Media, who are helping us with both organizational and sales support.
The lineup so far includes Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive; Mike Afergan, chief technology officer at Akamai; Henrik Werdelin, chief creative officer for Joost; Dina Kaplan, COO and co-founder of Blip.tv; Garrett Camp, founder of StumbleUpon; David Carson, co-CEO of Heavy; and Matt Wasserlauf, CEO of Broadband Enterprises, amongst many others. We are in the process of adding more speakers to the event, so stay tuned!
In addition to the speakers and panelists, we will also be having a small launchpad event where new shows, products, services and startups can get on stage and show off their latest, greatest thing. Write to us at: email@example.com.
You can register for the event right now, by clicking here. Tickets are $399 until Oct. 5, and $499 after that. We are expecting around 500 folks from the industry. NewTeeVee Live is currently taking all of our attention and efforts, and is one of the reasons why I am not doing Widgets Live. Instead, Niall Kennedy is going to be running the Widgets Summit all by himself, and has already put together a nice lineup of speakers.
I will keep you posted on our progress in the coming days, but in the interim if you want to get involved — either as a speaker, panelist, sponsor, exhibitor or just as a well-wisher — drop us a line at: info@ gigaom.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.