Welcome to the Streaming Media Europe Conference 2008 Blog…
While you’re probably thinking that the last thing any of us needs is yet another blog, at least we can promise you that this one has a limited life span — and direct applicability to our upcoming event. We’ve started this blog as a place to focus on what’s happening within or affecting Europe in the world of streaming media as we plan, organise and prepare for our annual Streaming Media Conference, taking place this year on 16-17 October 2008 (with pre-conference workshops on 15 October) at Novotel London West, UK.
Basically, we wanted to start a dialogue with you for gathering and bouncing off ideas, comments, and thoughts as we start building off of our Advance Programme and getting details finalised for the conference.
But first things first — Introductions! “We” are Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Eileen Broch. Eric is based in the States and is editor of Streaming Media Global, and Eileen is based in London, where she is investment director for Ambient Sound Investments, non-executive director (board member) technology & innovation for The National Archives, and likes to stay on top of all high-tech, including streaming of course. Between the two of us, we hope we can cover what’s of interest to you and address all of your areas of interest across multiple time zones. For example, we look forward to giving you sneak peeks and early notices about our session announcements, speaker confirmations and other events related to the show.
More importantly, however, we want to hear ideas and comments — either positive or otherwise — from you regarding what you’d like to have covered at the conference, which speakers you want to hear from, and what you think are the most pressing topics to raise and address.
We look forward to getting to know you over these coming months and, of course, seeing you at the show. (Matter of fact, you can register right now here in order to save your spot right away). Watch this space, as there’s much more to come!