Convergence 2008: The Roundtables (Partner Plug)

Here’s the latest in the Business Development Institute events that this blog has been supporting:

  2008: The Roundtables


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  Problem with Traditional Conferences

  conferences with keynotes, panels, breakouts and presentations lack
  interactivity.  The conversation is one directional.  The value of
  networking is minimized. 





  Roundtable Format is Interactive By Design

  The roundtable format allows attendees to both contribute and take away
  knowledge and ideas.  So everyone learns not only from the moderators, who
  are recognized thought leaders, but also from each other.  Each
  roundtable session will have no more than 9 professionals which is the right
  size to have a lively, interactive discussion on the latest trends,
  opportunities and issues facing communications, marketing and media.





  Roundtable Format Produces Better Networking Results

  roundtable format also provides a strong foundation for valuable networking
  between professionals.  Everyone selects their roundtables beforehand so
  you can be certain that your fellow attendees share the same interests.
  This results in an effective networking experience that produces solid new
  relationships and tangible new business opportunities.   






Date: Wednesday, November 12,
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center/CUNY:
  365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016






  Convergence as a General Topic?

  marketing, pr, and media are converging, involving the interlocking of
  computing and information technology companies, telecommunications networks,
  content providers, and agencies. Across the industry the lines between fields
  are blurred.  PR, advertising, marketing and media departments are
  working together on cross functional teams and are no longer individual
  silos.  This conference will gather the best and brightest minds to
  explore how the communications industry is converging.






  Bayer, Vice President, Alternative Investments Services, J.P. Morgan
Dan Burstein, Managing Partner, Millennium
  Technology Ventures

David D. Burstein, Founder and Executive Director, I’m 18 in 08
  Robin Carey, CEO and Cofounder, Social
  Media Today

  Sawsato Das, Director, Global Media Relationship, SAP
  Matt DeLoca, SVP, Sales & Marketing, The FeedRoom
  Jeremy Dickstein, Director of Business Development Communications, Citi Smith Barney
Andrew Fox, Senior Manager, Global Communications, AMD
  Adrienne Garland, VP Marketing, PR

John Greenberg, President, Goodmind
Todd Grossman, VP, MultiVu
Melissa Keklak, PR Manager, Casio

Russ Mann, CEO, Covario,

Kris Oser, Director of Strategic Communications, eMarketer
Kirsten Paragona, Director External Communications, HCL America
Linda Recupero, EVP, Public Affairs, HSBC Bank
  Steve Rubel, Author, Micropersuasion Blog and Senior Vice President, Director
  of Insights, Edelman

  Lisa Witter, COO, Fenton





Here’s What Our Past Attendees Say About The Roundtable Format
  produced our first large scale roundtable format event during the
  September 9, 2008 Innovations
  & Communications: The Roundtables
.  Over 200
  professionals attended and feedback was extremely positive.  Here are a
  few sample comments from our 9/9 attendees:


  • "Excellent
           event! I really enjoyed the interactiveness of it all instead of hearing
           a person lecture for an hour!! it was GREAT!!"
  • "This
           is my first BDI roundtable event and I liked the format and content a
           lot. Easy to introduce yourself to likeminded professionals, great
           moderators, and fun people."
  • "I loved
           the roundtable format. It was lively, interactive (dare i say!) and very
           engaging. People were respectful of the no sales pitch atmosphere. The
           credentials of the moderators and attendees were impressive all the way
  • "It
           was a great event but given I was travelling to attend it in NYC, I wish
           it was a little longer – maybe 35 -40 mins. I felt the selection of
           speakers was incredible"
  • "It
           was an excellent event, I walked away with many great leads. I will
           definitely attend future events"





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