The Convergence Culture Consortium, in conjunction with the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, will host their second annual MIT Futures of Entertainment conference on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
This year's conference will feature panels on advertising and branding in the current media environment, cult media, metrics and measurement of audiences and engagement, the value of cultural labor and how relationships with audiences are managed, and mobile platform development.
The preliminary list of speakers includes Heroes' Jesse Alexander, Yahoo!'s Mark Davis, Tina Wells from the Buzz Marketing Group, Mark Deuze from Indiana University, and Danny Bilson, a media creator renowned for his successes in multiple media platforms. More information on speakers and a full program for the conference will be forthcoming.
Registration has not yet opened, but many more details will be coming soon on the Futures of Entertainment site, so be sure to bookmark it and return for updates.
For those of you who did not attend or are not familiar with last year's FOE event, look at the 2006 FOE site, which includes information about the conference. Also, either audio and/or video podcasts of the various panels and presentations at last year's conference are available here:
Television Futures: audio
Also, see our posts on last year's event here.