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New York Media Festival Returns To Manhattan
Digital Media Wire's Annual Event Connects Innovators & Influencers in Music, Games, Television and Advertising With 20+ Events And 200+ Speakers
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New York Media Festival, an innovative four-day event for the digital, games, music, television and video industries, will take place Monday, September 26, through Thursday, September 29, 2016, with three days of conferences at the Museum of Jewish Heritage starting on September 27. The Festival provides an intimate environment for deal-making, partnership building and networking for executives, brands, investors, content creators and technology startups. Daily Tech-Media Crawl open houses and networking parties will be held city-wide and are hosted by Microsoft, Shutterstock, #techdrinkup, B/Hi Communications, VRTIFY, Amper Music, Katalyst Live and IRIS.TV, among others.

"NY Media Festival is designed to connect innovators and influencers across the media and entertainment industries," said Ned Sherman, New York Media Festival Chair and CEO of Digital Media Wire. "This year's event is more innovative than ever showcasing developments in VR/AR and technology that are shaping the future of consumer entertainment experiences."

The Festival hosts more than 200 top speakers who highlight innovations, trends and best practices in their respective industries.

Speakers include:

Kathy Baker, SVP, Digital Marketing, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Jonathan Azu, EVP & GM, Red Light Management
Alexander Kisch, EVP, Business Development & Business Affairs, Vevo
Mikko Setälä, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Rovio Entertainment
Ken Wakeford, COO, Kabam
John Militello, Director of Marketing, Volvo Cars USA
Christina Alejandre, General Manager & Vice President, eSports, ELEAGUE
Sam Olstein, Global Innovation Director, GE
Aaron Luber, Head of Content Partnerships, Google
Christopher Byrd, Lead Video Game Critic, The Washington Post
Harold Goldberg, Founder & Editor in Chief, New York Videogame Critics Circle
Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital & Marketing, PBS
Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President & General Manager, CBS News Digital
Bob Gruters, US Group Lead, Entertainment, Restaurants, and Multicultural, Facebook
Eric Berger, EVP, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television & General Manager, Crackle
Jeff Marsilio, Vice President, Global Media, NBA
Martha Nelson, Global Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo
Stephanie Mehta, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair
Tony Emerson, Managing Director, Worldwide Media & Cable, Microsoft
Stephen Bryan, Chief Content Officer, SoundCloud

The Festival kicks off with an opening party at Hudson Terrace on Monday night followed by Digital Music Forum on Tuesday, featuring artists, managers, digital services and record label executives. Wednesday's NY Games Conference includes sessions and influencers from the games industry including publishers, developers and advertising firms. The final day of the festival concludes with Future of Television Summit, a TV/video conference for broadcasters, content creators, advertisers and digital studios. Each day will feature the Innovation Summit, the official innovation track and startup summit of the Festival, to present lightning talks, panels, breakout sessions and a vendor showcase in a 5,000 square foot space above the main stage events.

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