What: Futures of Entertainment Conference
Hosts: MIT Comparative Media Studies & Convergence Culture Consortium
Where: MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
When: Nov 17-18, 2006
From the event website:
As advertisers look for new ways to engage audiences, content creators search for new audiences, and audiences quest for new ways to connect with culture, the nature of what counts as ‘entertainment’ is rapidly changing. We are seeing the blurring of aesthetic and technological distinctions between media platforms, of ‘advertising’ and ‘content’ and of ‘creator’ and ‘consumer’. Futures of Entertainment brings together key industry leaders who are shaping these new directions in our culture. The conference will consider developments such as user-generated content, transmedia storytelling, the rise of mobile media and the emergence of social networking.Futures of Entertainment is free and open to the public. Registering ensures a place at the conference if attendance exceeds capacity, so please only register if you will be attending. If the number of registrants exceeds capacity, registration will be closed.
(Thanks to MIT Advertising Lab for the heads-up on this great event.)