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Convergence 2008: The Roundtables (Partner Plug)

Here’s the latest in the Business Development Institute events that this blog has been supporting. It’s coming up November 12:ode MSCOM for a discounted rate
Convergence 2008: The Roundtables
For additional information and
registration, please visit www.bdionline.com/convergence2008. Use promo code MSCOM for a
discounted rate of $145.
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Graduate Center/CUNY: 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
What’s different about this program?
Instead of the typical
keynotes, panels, and presentations, we will have a unique interactive format
that maximizes knowledge sharing, collaboration and high level networking
around topics of mutual interest related to convergence.   Attendees will
participate in 4 separate forty minute moderated roundtable sessions throughout
the breakfast.   You will interact with 4 different groups of leaders
and discuss 4 different topics related to convergence.  Roundtables will
be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
Why Convergence as a General Topic?
Advertising, 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.  Advertisers have become media providers.  Consumers
communicate to the masses via internet tools such as blogs and
twitter.   PR, advertising, marketing and media departments are
working together on cross functional teams and are no longer individual
silos.  In a world where this sort of evolution is imminent, how does the
industry keep up with the growing needs of the public and its business? This
conference will gather the best and brightest minds to explore how the
communications industry is converging.
Roundtable Moderators:
Kimberly 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

Jeremy Dickstein, Director of Communications, Citi Smith Barney
Andrew Fox, Senior Manager, Global Communications, AMD
Adrienne Garland, VP Marketing, PR Newswire
John Greenberg, President, Goodmind
Todd Grossman, VP, MultiVu
Melissa Keklak, PR Manager, Casio

Kris Oser, Director of Strategic Communications, eMarketer
Kirsten Paragona, Director External Communications, HCL America
Linda Recupero, EVP, Public Affairs, HSBC

Lisa Witter, COO, Fenton

PR Newswire; LinkedIn; Covario;
The FeedRoom, Guest Pass International; Hispanic Trending; LatinVision; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; MarketersStudio.com; New York Enterprise Report; NY:MIEG; New
York University
; PR News; SEMPO Institute; Small Business Technology; Social Media Today; Taproot Foundation; WOMMA
We have a very limited amount of
sponsorship opportunities available.  For more information please contact
Steve Etzler at setzler@bdionline.com or 212-765-8045.
For additional information and registration, please visit www.bdionline.com/convergence2008. Use promo code MSCOM for a
discounted rate of $145.

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