Web Series Conferences

Conferences

Here is a list  updated June 2012 by Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication at Northwestern University, and posted on his site: Televisual.org

Los Angeles

WHAT: Digital Hollywood
WHEN: November (NY), Oct (LA)
WHERE: New York and Los Angeles
SITE: http://www.digitalhollywood.com
ABOUT: Industry conference encompassing television, film and other media industries with panels often involving web video.

WHAT: Vidcon
WHEN: July
WHERE : Los Angeles
SITE: http://www.vidcon.com
ABOUT: Conference with lots of YouTube heavyweights and web video companies talking about the medium.

WHAT: LATVFest/NAPTE NextTV Competition
WHEN: July
DEADLINES: NextTV: March-June.
WHERE: Los Angeles
SITE: http://latvfest.net/latvfestival
ABOUT: Panels, screening and awards with “creative TV and digital content producers with development executives, agents, advertising and brand executives, software solutions and technology and equipment providers.” Part independent, part corporation entrees, sponsored by NATPE.

Las Vegas

WHAT: Consumer Electronics Association
WHEN: January
WHERE: Las Vegas
SITE: http://www.cesweb.org
ABOUT: Techy conference mostly known for gadgets and bringing in Silicon heavyweights. In 2012, the conference hosted the first IAWTV Awards. The conference has been working with content, last year adding the program, “‘Creativity, Content and Cash,’ the all-new conference program that successfully launched at the 2010 CES, offered up practical ideas and serious strategies to consider when it comes to producing, promoting and profiting from media content.”

New York

WHAT: Internet Week
WHEN: June
WHERE: New York
SITE: http://www.internetweekny.com
ABOUT: Big conference/festival focusing on New York’s web industry in all its forms. There are speeches, parties, workshops and how-to sessions which may be of interest to web series/video creators.

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