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Wednesday, October 8
 

9:00am

Digital Music Growth Hacking: How to Build An Audience for your Music Fast
an overview of several strategies and tools musicians can use in online marketing so they can grown their brand and get noticed quickly.  This session is more suited specifically to musicians although many of the techniques could apply to other artists, entrepreneurs or marketers.

Speakers
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Saurabh Bose

The Art Institute of Atlanta
Saurabh Bose is a creative technologist and educator currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. As a multi-disciplinarian, the primary nature of his work lies in the intersection and interaction of sound, media, technology and culture. Saurabh holds a Master of Science in Information... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room F - 12th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

9:00am

Rise of Geek Culture
As feature articles in both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal over the last month have described, the line between geek/nerd culture and popular culture has almost completely disappeared as our world has become more and more digital. The old geek stigmas are not only gone, they've become badges of honor, markers of cool. The big ComicCons are no longer niche events for comic book enthusiasts, but mega-celebrations of the popular arts and popular culture. Four Atlanta entrepreneurs very familiar with this cultural intersection share their thoughts on what this digital ascendance means for the business of pop culture, and how Atlanta can play a leading role.

Moderators
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Matthew Lieberman

CDO & Co-Founder, Farrago Comics
Matt is a graduate of Yale College where he was also on the crew team, and Yale Law School where he was selected as a Coker Fellow. Matt has been at the center of start-up ventures in the not for profit, political, and for profit sectors. While in law school he started the New Haven... Read More →

Speakers
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Martin Fleischmann

CEO & Co-Founder, Farrago Comics
Marty is a veteran entrepreneur, starting as co-founder & CEO of MostChoice.com from concept in late 1999 to 2010. A pioneer in online insurance lead generation, MostChoice earned a #80 ranking in the 2006 Inc500, won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Georgia in 2006 and was #4... Read More →
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Todd Harris

COO & Co-Founder, Hi-Rez Studios
Todd began his career as a software engineer at NCR before taking on product development leadership roles at Radiant Systems and BlueCube Software. In 2005, he entered the games industry when he co-founded Hi-Rez Studios, a creator of online action multiplayer games. Hi-Rez released... Read More →
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Paul Jenkins

Famed Comic Book and Media Creator
Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for over 20 years in the graphic novel, film and video game industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room A - 2nd Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

9:00am

The Land of ATL- How Arts, Technology and Lifestyle are shaping the future of Atlanta
Atlanta is a city in the midst of a burgeoning arts, technology and cultural renaissance. The media and entertainment sectors are on fire, with a significant rise in the number of multi-platform content productions originating or relocating to the Big Peach. A steady drumbeat of new tech companies and increased angel and early stage fundings underscore a growing technology scene that is attracting a large number of entrepreneurs and innovation. Strong fashion, publishing and cultural brands are popping up with exciting ideas and individuals shepherding thought leadership in those industries. Atlanta has quietly positioned itself at the intersection of the arts, tech and media sectors, which presents incredible opportunities for the city.

Come and be part of this powerful conversation that will feature thought provoking panelists who will discuss how these developments are changing the city of Atlanta, and offering the citizens a full blown menu of opportunities to create magic. We will have speakers who are entrepreneurs, investors, creators…this is the one you don’t want to miss if you are looking for a dynamic and engaging dialogue on the future of Atlanta.

Moderators
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Asante Bradford

Project Manager - Digital Entertainment and Media, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Asante Bradford is Project Manager for Digital Entertainment and Media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the sales and marketing arm of the State of Georgia.The Global Commerce Division conducts extensive business development, sales, marketing and promotional activities... Read More →

Speakers
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Chidi Afulezi

Co-founder, The Core Venture Studio
Chidi is a co-founder of The Core, an Atlanta based technology venture studio. As a member of The Core, Chidi and his partners create and invest in tech startups, and build tech ecosystems like Collider - a tech workspace at The Biltmore. A self-described “digital insurgent... Read More →
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Sian Morson

Founder / CEO, Kollective Mobile
Sian Morson is the founder and CEO of Kollective Mobile, a boutique mobile consultancy with offices in Oakland, CA and Atlanta, GA. Working at the intersection of art and technology, Sian brings interactive and digital media within reach for businesses. Building on a project management... Read More →
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Guy Primus

The Core Venture Studio
Guy Primus is a prolific executive and tech investor. As co-founder of Thrillerdome Ventures, he provides exec leadership and counsel to technology startups. Prior gigs include COO of Overbrook Entertainment, digital media at Starbucks Entertainment, product marketing at Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room C - 8th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

10:30am

Getting Off of the 13th Floor: New Media and Archiving Cultural Memory in the 21st Century: Outkasted Case Study
This lecture discusses how new media technology can be used to identify and archive cultural memory in the 21st century. Of particular interest for this talk is documenting southern cultural memory and identity using hip hop and new media. I will discuss my current new media project, Outkasted Conversations, to explore how southernness is documented in digital spaces and why new media is critical to remembering marginalized spaces and places.

Speakers
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Regina Bradley

Kennesaw State University
Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D is a part-time Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University. She earned her doctorate in African American Literature from Florida State University, a masters in African American and African Diaspora Studies from... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room D - 12th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

10:30am

LOL - How Social Media is Changing the Comedy Industry
Technology has touched every industry with comedy being no exception.  Come partake in how the comedy industry is ever evolving and get in a laugh or two!

Speakers
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Vinny Bucci

Bucci Enterprises, LLC
Vinny Bucci is an eight year Comedy veteran. His observational material about his life, Family and what's going on in the world combined with his storyteller personae have made him a fan favorite and a well-respected man in the Atlanta Comedy Scene. He is also the host and creator... Read More →
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Samm Severin

King of Pops
Samm Severin is a Canadian-born Atlanta comic who has been active on the southeastern circuit since 2012. She currently plays in the band Rape Culture and resides in Decatur with close friends. @waitressboner


Wednesday October 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room A - 2nd Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

1:30pm

Fans & Followers: Managing Your Band's Fanbase - Panel
Take the mystery out of how to better connect with your fanbase.  Come hear creative ways these musicians have been able to make genuine connections through their music.  

Speakers
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Floyd Hall

Interactive/Integrated Media Manager, WonderRoot
Floyd Hall currently serves as the Interactive/Integrated Media Manager for WonderRoot, where he helps guide WonderRoot’s presence in the online space and creates digital content in support of WonderRoot’s mission of uniting artists and community. Floyd also produces weekly podcasts... Read More →
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Bret Phillips

Web Devils
Bret Phillips is a musician and web developer helping artist understand how to use technology to manage their business and grow their audience.


Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room C - 8th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

1:30pm

TV Everywhere: Viewing in the Digital Age
What does the explosive growth in TV show streaming mean for established TV networks? This session will explore the impact on-demand and digital viewing has had on the television industry, using real-world examples from TBS and TNT, the first two entertainment networks to offer 24-hour national live streaming.

Speakers
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Justin Williams

VP TNT & TBS Digital, Turner Broadcasting
Justin Williams is Vice President of Digital for TNT and TBS, where his team runs the sites, mobile apps and digital platforms for two of basic cable's top-rated networks. Prior to his role at TBS and TNT, Justin was Senior Director and General Manager for NASCAR Digital at Turner... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room D - 12th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

3:00pm

Crowdfunding Art & Film
Panel session to include the following:  
1. A case study reflection of two films that used crowdsourcing. One successful and one not successful. 
2. Step by step with a panel of successful filmmakers to openly discuss solutions to successfully raising money online.

Speakers
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Lorielle Broussard

Marketing and Communications Manager, City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
Lorielle Broussard began her career as a stylist/costume designer for TV, film and music while she was a student at Spelman College. She also co-founded and was the CEO and designer of Barack the Vote, LLC. She was responsible for managing and executing the creative direction of... Read More →
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Rhavynn Drummer

A Jersey girl by birth but raised an hour north of New York City in Orange County, New York, Rhavynn Drummer has always had a passion for storytelling. However, growing up she was convinced that she would become an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She attended the University of Virginia... Read More →
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Daniel Flores

Da Creative Genious
Daniel Flores (aka DTM, dacreativegenius) was born in East LA with a pencil in his hand. Art became the number one fixture in his life with strong images of Aztec Warriors and Chicano Pride. Pop culture played its part as well: the earliest surviving drawing by Daniel is a line... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room C - 8th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

3:00pm

Technology Lifting Dance
Speakers
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Deigratia A. Daniels

Designs by Deigratia
Mr. Deigratia A. Daniels is an accomplished Systems Engineer at the worlds largest Systems Integration Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the illustrious Florida A&M University (FAMU). Afterwards, he continued his education at the University... Read More →
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Cici Kelly

CK Productions, LLC
A native of Atlanta, renowned choreographer and dancer, & producer, CiCi Kelley has accomplished much in her professional career.  Her list of accomplishments cross every end of the dance spectrum and genres.  With undergraduate training from The University Of The Arts, her choreography... Read More →
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T. Lang

Artistic Director, T. Lang Dance
T. Lang, founder and Artistic Director of T. Lang Dance, is dedicated to exposing the arts and emerging communities to the creative impact and genius of dance. Lang earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance and choreography from the University of Illinois (UrbanaChampaign) and... Read More →
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John Osburn

T. Lang Dance
John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room A - 2nd Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

4:30pm

Mobile Device: An Urban Dwellers Entertainment System
We use our phones as  a camera, alarm clock, board game, metronome, magazine, map, bank, GPS tracking device, TV, and more. Mostly, we use them to stay connected and keep from missing out!  An unprecedented amount of Americans suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).  And every good Ad Man (Content Creator) should be taking advantage of marketing to the mobile device!

This will be a panel discussion with panelists from every segment of mobile entertainment, mobile apps, music and digital films. Supremacy Films producers of Horror Hotel webseries will be speaking and Tiffany Simpkins Russell creator of "A Song For Miles" app and Kumi Rauf Brand strategist for "I love Being Black" 1st African American page to reach 1million likes, we'll be discussing how people of color use their mobile devices for entertainment and what platforms are best used to connect

Speakers
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Chidi Afulezi

Co-founder, The Core Venture Studio
Chidi is a co-founder of The Core, an Atlanta based technology venture studio. As a member of The Core, Chidi and his partners create and invest in tech startups, and build tech ecosystems like Collider - a tech workspace at The Biltmore. A self-described “digital insurgent... Read More →
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Karen Rodgers Robinson

Social Media Strategist, SMMMD Consulting Inc
Professional Project Manager who just happens to be a Social Media Geek| Passionate. Engaging. Focused. Driven. Creating great ideas that shatter expectations and influencing people like you wouldn't believe! •Develop/launch Social Media Communities for various clients. •Create... Read More →
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Tiffany Simpkins Russell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Tiffany Simpkins Russell is a mother, author, advocate and educator! With more than 15 years of teaching, training and curriculum development experience, Dr. Russell has fashioned a career from her passion to educate and empower others. As an accomplished curriculum and program... Read More →
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Jason Russell

Co-Founder, Diverse Mobile
Jason L. Russell is the co-founder of Diverse Mobile and a major player in the Atlanta technology and fitness community. He is a mobile expert and hi tech enthusiast that prides himself on being an influencer in the social media and technology space. Jason has an MBA in Marketing... Read More →
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Brandon Thaxton

Brandon has been in the entertainment industry his whole life, Brandon is an Award winning Producer and Director who is passionate in bringing out quality performances from young actors. Brandon was the co-host of Lisa Knight and the Round Table , a teen talk show broadcast over the... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room C - 8th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

4:30pm

Songwriting & Music Rights: Get your music out there
Hear about the journey of a humble songwriter from a small town in Illinois to writing songs for Grammy nominated artists.  Also on deck enjoy the expertise of a lawyer well versed in entertainment and intellectual property law.  Mr. Miller has represented recording artists, songwriters, producers, independent labels, actors, directors, writers, managers and production companies in the drafting and negotiating of entertainment industry contracts. He also represents a range of individuals and small businesses in the protecting and exploiting of their intellectual property rights.

Speakers
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Jelani Miller

Attorney/Founding Member, The Miller Law Group, LLC
Mr. Miller has also served as a Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance. He was responsible for providing SBA Disaster Assistance information to congressional offices, federal representatives, state offices, local agencies... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room D - 12th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

4:30pm

Websites Apps & Email Lists: The Life of the Event Executive
Event execution whether on a small or large scale has a lot of moving parts.  Come hear about how to overcome challenges of weekly events vs. an annual indie festival.

Speakers
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Steven Eason

NervEight
Steven Eason, a Temple University graduate, is the Co-Founder of NervEight, a contemporary mobile app for musicians and their fans.  As Co-Founder, his focus is product management and technical marketing. Steven is co-creator of, The Pop-Up Show, a live event platform that provides... Read More →
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Oscar Martinez

Durrty Martinez, LLC
How many Hondurans do you know? Probably none, maybe you met one, once upon a time in your life. I bet you've never met one that can instantly satisfy your audible cravings in one set list; a line up of music that takes you on a journey of every decade and back to the present, as... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room A - 2nd Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)