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APAP NYC Educates the Entertainment Industry

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on January 9 - 13, 2015, will be putting on the latest edition of the APAP NYC conference at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019), bringing together thousands of professionals from the performing arts industry together for a unique networking opportunity. Along with seminars and concerts, APAP features speakers from throughout the entertainment industry providing advice on everything from tapping into the right audiences to altering your business model.

Speakers include:

  • Rosanne Cash
  • Misty Copeland
  • Ira Glass
  • Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Tanya Tagaq

And more…

APAP NYC provides a great oportunity for people in the entertainment industry to network while also getting advice from creative minds young and old alike.

To learn more, go to:

January 9 - 13, 2015

The New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Jazz Connect Conference in NYC

Stan Lee (yes, of Marvel Comics, true believers) once said that there are two great American art forms: comic books, and jazz. While there may not be any web-slinging or uncanny super powers, January 8 - 9, 2015 does bring us the Jazz Connect Conference, presented by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition at Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022). With a plethora of panels and workshops, the Jazz Connect Conference brings Christian McBride of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, along with Somi, Francisco Mea, Randall, Bob Belden, and more speakers and musicians to examine the rich history of jazz.

The theme of the conference is “Strength Through Community” embodying the conference’s wide range of panels and workshops to help educate veteran and amateur musicians alike. Topics explored include political activism, DIY labels, radio programming, and discussions on trends in the music business. The Jazz Connect Conference is two days celebrating and strengthening one of the great American art forms, and a style of music unlike any other.

To learn more, go to:

Jazz Connect Conference
January 8 – 9, 2015

Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

PDN PhotoPlus Expo '14 at the Javits Center


With an assortment of new recording devices emerging every day, you could strap on a Gopro to your forehead, go to the Manhattan super store B&H and film every camera there. On you could wander around blogging on your iPhone and still only see a fraction of the new devices and software available each day. 

There is an alternative that might offer far more updates in one short four-day period. That is The PDN PhotoPlus Expo and Conference (running from Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014) at New York's Jacob Javits Center (655 W 34th St, NY NY) which brings together the latest emerging photography equipment, software and users alike.

Attendees range across a landscape of over an expected 22,000 photography experts, professionals, teachers, students, and enthusiasts, to see a wide range of exhibits and experience over 80 conferences.

Photoplus is the perfect event for those looking to learn and for experts to network with their peers. Hands on seminars let you try some of the latest technology and discussions demo how to use the array of equipment and digital tools.

The following are among the many companies with booths:

  • Hasselblad
  • Leica
  • Olympus
  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Lacie

Speakers include street photographer Martin Parr and musician Ben Folds. As part of A Day Without News, David Friend, Lynsey Addario, Santiago Lyon, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo will sit on the keynote panel on photojournalists who have been harmed, kidnapped, or killed covering dangerous world events.

Portfolio reviews give you an opportunity to compare your work against the standards of pros, and The University panel offers a comprehensive lesson on photography techniques for beginners. 

The Photographers Resource Center also allows for you a chance to have your equipment evaluated and to get  professional care and maintenance while you wait.The PDN PhotoPlus Expo provides a great chance to learn about photography, meet with peers, and get tips from world respected pros.

To learn more, go to:

PDN PhotoPlus Expo and Conference
October 29 - November 1, 2014

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001



The Day-Long WebCongress 2014

As consumers of all ages spend more and more time reading, watching, listening to, and engaging with digital media, whether online or on their tablets and smartphones, it’s ever more important that markets learn how to effectively engage digital audiences. To address this need the WebCongress conference and workshops events were originally started in Barcelona, Spain, to tour major cities in Europe educating and informing digital marketers on engaging with digital audiences.

After being acquired by CBCA earlier WebCongress is now touring major cities in the US and Latin America this year landing in New York City on June 25th, 2014. The day-long event takes place at Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse at the Flatiron Hotel at 1141 Broadway  and 26th Street.

It’s focused on digital marketing with leading digital marketing thinkers and practitioners speaking throughout the day. 

Among the conference speakers are: 

  • Nathalie Krup, Global Consumer Insights Manager at Microsoft
  • Simon Heseltine, Senior Director in Charge of Organic Audience Development at AOL
  • Theo Skye, Executive Creative Director and CoFounder at Medialets

The format is as follows: a conference in the morning starting at 8 am which then turn into focused workshops in the afternoon. It all finishes at 6 pm followed by an evening networking party.

Topics covered in the conference and workshops include:

  • The future of search
  • Social media marketing
  • Using Facebook to engage with Latin American Youth market in the US

More information on the WebCongress NYC conference and workshops can be found at 

Or, you can follow WebCongress on Twitter using hashtag #WebCongress

WebCongress NYC
Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse

Flatiron Hotel
1141 Broadway  and 26th Street.

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