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Sunday, October 27
 

7:00pm

Opening Reception - Sponsored by PicRights
Join our Platinum Sponsor PicRights and watch the sunset over light fare and spirits, share your travel tales with fellow members and industry thought leaders in the Bayview Ballroom and wrap around patio with views of California's epic Pacific coastline. 


Sunday October 27, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bayview Ballroom
 
Monday, October 28
 

8:00am

Breakfast
After your morning run on Venice Beach, fuel-up for sessions, round tables and networking

Monday October 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Bayview Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Register, pick up badges, programs and, of course, your swag. 

Monday October 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Outer Foyer Ground Floor Outside Sierra Ballroom

9:00am

President's Welcome
President Geoff Cannon sets the stage for our 2019 Navigating Disruption Conference, reviews DMLA's dramatic year of advocacy on behalf of our growing licensing community and news of our exciting plans for the year ahead. 

Monday October 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
California Ballroom

9:30am

Keynote - Seizing Opportunity while Navigating Disruption
As technology advances, content creation explodes and the media industry continues to be disrupted, the licensing industry as we know it is shifting in ways that change the way we work. Change is inevitable, but how do we best navigate this disruption for our own business? In this talk, Stan Pavlovsky, Shutterstock’s President and COO will draw from his experience and share insights on how to set yourself up for adaptability, to navigate opportunities and determine where your businesses can optimize for innovation.  

Speakers
avatar for Stan Pavlovsky

Stan Pavlovsky

President & COO, Shutterstock
I am a Senior-level executive with extensive experience in Ecommerce, Retail, and Digital Media including managing company and segment P&L’s; overseeing sales, marketing, technology, merchandising, digital advertising, finance, and operations.I've had consistent career progression... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
California Ballroom

10:00am

Speaking of Disruption - Free Content
45% of Creative Pros are using free (CC0) content, as many as use microstock. Sites offering free content like Unsplash and Pexels have blown up in the last few years. Unsplash boasts 1.7 Billion API requests/mo. Pexels has over 500K free photos and artists are uploading 50K images/mo.  What is happening? What are the legal issues? Why the emergence of free and how do artists and agencies benefit?  Come hear a panel of experts discuss the phenomenon of free.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes

Founder & CEO, iSPY Visuals, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy  Wolff

Nancy Wolff

DMLA General Counsel, CDAS/DMLA
avatar for Laura Stanley

Laura Stanley

Head of Business Development & Partnerships, Pexels
A Toronto native, Laura has over 13 years of experience as a professional photographer and photo editor. She got her first taste of photography adventure after successfully funding an Arctic expedition at the age of 15 through donations and equipment sponsorships. Laura went on to... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Bishop

Jeremy Bishop

#1 Downloaded Photographer, Unsplash


Monday October 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
California Ballroom

11:00am

Trusted Content
In a world where customers increasingly seek verifiable content, join Tom Smith of Gado Images, Bob Ahern, Director of Getty Images Archive, Lia Jusino, Head of Archival at Vice News and Jonathan Wells, Bureau Chief of SIPA for a lively discussion of best practices, market trends, and new technologies to insure content is real and verified – all while editorial programming, authentic commercial content, archival interest and potential sources continue to explode.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

CEO, Gado Images
I am an entrepreneur, inventor, programmer, CEO, roboticist, photographer and technology consultant. Guiding everything I do is the concept of "bricolage", a process of creative problem solving which involves constant iteration, hacking, refashioning, tinkering, destruction, rebuilding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Flanagan

Eileen Flanagan

Manager, Photo Research & Licensing, WarnerMedia
Provides photo research and licensing for all divisions of Turner Broadcasting (TNT, TBS, TCM, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, CNN, HLN, Turner Sports and corporate and sales image needs. Instructs colleagues in licensing issues. Establishes advantageous pricing with vendors and... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells

President, SIPA USA
Since 2003, Jonathan has been President and Bureau Chief of Sipa USA, an international photo agency with more than 35 partners worldwide. Prior to joining Sipa, Jonathan managed Picture History, a historical photo collection. He was also a news photo editor at the Associated Press... Read More →
avatar for Lia Jusino

Lia Jusino

Head of Archival, VICE News
Director, Archival VICE MEDIA
avatar for Bob Ahern

Bob Ahern

Director of Getty Images Archive, Getty Images
Driving global content strategy for Archive portfolio for Getty Images: 80M images 700+contributing Archive photographers and collections plus key Image Partners. Managing Archive presence on gettyimages.com across editorial and creative platforms. Overseeing team of Senior Editors... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom

12:00pm

Practical AI; What Artificial Intelligence Can Do for You Today
AI has matured - and is increasingly “baked into” content creation, search and licensing software solutions. Join IBM, Google Vision, Imagga and CloudSight to learn how their products streamline workflows – automatic key wording, content moderation, trademark, landmark and people identification and categorization, text from images, security and other practical marketplace solutions for creators and licencors of all sizes. 

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

CEO, Gado Images
I am an entrepreneur, inventor, programmer, CEO, roboticist, photographer and technology consultant. Guiding everything I do is the concept of "bricolage", a process of creative problem solving which involves constant iteration, hacking, refashioning, tinkering, destruction, rebuilding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bradford Folkens

Bradford Folkens

Co-Founder and CEO, CloudSight
Brad is an entrepreneur & software architect. He loves making things.CloudSight is a Los Angeles-based tech company specializing in continuous real-time hybrid intelligence for visual understanding.
avatar for Virginia Nicholson

Virginia Nicholson

Data and Analytics, Google Vision
Coordinating data and analytics for Google Vision, Video Intelligence, and broad data applications.
avatar for Georgi Kadrev

Georgi Kadrev

CEO, Imagga
CEO of Imagga, a platform of cloud-based and on-premise API’s for automated image and video tagging intended for developers, businesses, and enterprises. Imagga's technology helps companies make sense of their large scale and dynamic image and video collections.
avatar for Sabtain Khan

Sabtain Khan

Lead Product Manager, IBM Watson Visual Recognition
Lead the Watson and IBM Cloud team on Developer Experience, Onboarding, SDKs, Documentation, API Reference, Starter Code and more!Lead a team of developers, built and managed a roadmap to release tools and experiences to clients.Performed growth hacking to improve conversion


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch
A perfect time to refuel and network, with ocean views and wrap around patio.

Monday October 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bayview Ballroom

2:30pm

Public Domain is Back
Chris Reed, copyright expert and media industry litigator, will moderate a discussion on the state of the public domain with Jeff Goodman, CEO of Producers Library, and Rick Ray, CEO of DVArchive. Specifically, the discussion will explore new opportunities and challenges for those investing in productive uses of public domain content, particularly in light of recent developments in the European Union. For the first time in 20 years, content from 1923 -- from Tarzan to Cecile B. Demille to the Charleston -- will become part of the public domain. How can licensors protect their investment in restoring and protecting works of great historical and cultural significance while respecting copyright's balance between the exclusive rights of authors and the law's underlying objective of advancing and enriching the public good.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Reed

Chris Reed

Vice President, Corporate Legal, Fox Corporation
Chris Reed is Vice President of Corporate Legal at FOX Corporation, where he works on antitrust, intellectual property, and media law issues as well as general commercial litigation. Prior to joining FOX in 2014 he was the senior advisor for policy and special projects to the Register... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Ray

Rick Ray

CEO, DVArchive
Director, Writer, Editor and Cinematographer, stock footage whiz kid.DVArchive.com is one of the largest collections of downloadable royalty free motion picture imagery on the web today.  DVArchive provides high resolution, beautifully produced stock footage clips to producers as... Read More →
avatar for Jeff  Goodman

Jeff Goodman

President, Producers Library
Founded in 1957, Producers Library is the oldest and largest continuously operating independent stock footage house in the US. The library encompasses the highest-quality 16mm, 35mm, HD, 2K and 4K video stock footage and photographs for professional filmmakers.The history of Producers... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pacific III

2:30pm

EU Copyright Directive Impacts Everyone, Everywhere
DMLA's Senior Counsel Nancy E. Wolff, Stocksy’s  Margaret Vincent,VP Governance and Legal and Andrea Stern fresh from moderating CEPIC's EU Directive Roundtable will discuss how the new EU Copyright Directive will directly impact licensors and creators in North America. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

VP Governance & Legal, Stocksy United
Licensing, Legal, Co-op Governance, Content, and tigers, oh my.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy  Wolff

Nancy Wolff

DMLA General Counsel, CDAS/DMLA
avatar for Andrea Stern

Andrea Stern

Founder & Director, Andrea Stern Associates Ltd
Visual content consultant with extensive practice and expertise in licensing and rights negotiation, copyright, business development and strategic content partnerships. Experience in both the image industry and the cultural sector; speaker and moderator at CEPIC and other European... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pacific I

2:30pm

Communicate Your Value Proposition, Obtain Market Value Pricing
Join Candice Murray of Shutterstock, and dive into framing your value proposition - from your platform to your content story.  Tips, trends and tools to ensure you avoid the race to the bottom.

Moderators
avatar for Candice Murray

Candice Murray

VP Global Editorial Business Development, Shutterstock
Motivated business development professional with 10+ years of sales, sales strategy, management, staff management, negotiation, licensing, content strategy, budget creation/management. Successful track record in generating new revenues as well as organically growing current, through... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pacific II

3:30pm

Free Content Sites
We take a deeper dive on one of the hottest topics in our industry today, and continue the conversation from the morning session, exploring new business models built around free visual content.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes

Founder & CEO, iSPY Visuals, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stanley

Laura Stanley

Head of Business Development & Partnerships, Pexels
A Toronto native, Laura has over 13 years of experience as a professional photographer and photo editor. She got her first taste of photography adventure after successfully funding an Arctic expedition at the age of 15 through donations and equipment sponsorships. Laura went on to... Read More →
avatar for Nancy  Wolff

Nancy Wolff

DMLA General Counsel, CDAS/DMLA
avatar for Jeremy Bishop

Jeremy Bishop

#1 Downloaded Photographer, Unsplash


Monday October 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pacific I

3:30pm

How to Conquer Video Metadata
If agencies want an edge over competitors, they must approach video in a different way. To Increase the discover-ability of your footage implement an easy frame-by-frame metadata search method.  Search for everything in your footage down to the in-frame level, not just title or thumbnail. Bring unparalleled monetization to existing footage with high-precision metadata tagging and put footage in front of more  buyers by increasing search relevance and exposure.



Moderators
avatar for Mark Milstein

Mark Milstein

CEO, Microstocksolutions
Forever fascinated by all things visual and digital. I'm on a mission to revolutionize motion content search and discovery and AI training with VRmeta, the world's most precise means of adding time-based descriptive metadata to every known video asset type.

Speakers
avatar for Scott McKiernan

Scott McKiernan

Chief Photographer, Zuma Press
Covering major news stories and work on log term reportage projects on human condition and global social issues


Monday October 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pacific II

3:30pm

Ready For VR? Use Cases For Immersive 360° Photos & Videos
VR has passed from its Peak of Inflated Expectations, through its Trough of Disillusionment, and reached its Slope of Enlightenment in which industries successfully implement VR-based solutions. Join us as we present and discuss real implementations of 360° immersive content in a number of vertical markets.

Moderators
avatar for Bruce Pales

Bruce Pales

CEO, 360 Cities
360Cities is the leading publishing platform for serious 360° panorama 
and video creators. Our website, 360cities.net, has become the largest collection of stunning, high-resolution, interactive panoramic photos and 360° videos created by thousands of the finest panorama photographers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Allsworth

James Allsworth

Contributor Experience Manager, Alamy
I have 14+ years experience of working within the stock photography industry which includes content acquisition, licensing, production, metadata management, photography sales, distribution, client relationships and account management.Having a strong interest in all things technology... Read More →
avatar for Tomas Speight

Tomas Speight

CEO, Panther Media
Over 20 years experience in creating and directing European distribution networks from recruitment to management across multiple legislations and in an E-business environment including the transition from analogue to digital operations, e-commerce, website driven revenue generation... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pacific III

4:30pm

Copyright Enforcement; Tales from the Trenches
Dig into best practices, new technologies, lessons learned, international enforcement, ethical considerations, royalty-free rights and the delicate balance between enforcement, monetization and protecting your reputation. Experts Dan Pollack, Dipchand LLP,  Marion Bigot of Agence France-Presse, Anne-Sophie Quilliet from PicRights UK, Naomi Sarega of Higbee and Associates and Peter Richter from Image Law Germany, will explore the right and wrong ways to protect copyright holders and their licensors around the world.  

Moderators
avatar for Dan Pollack

Dan Pollack

Dipchand
With 15+ years of experience at leading law firms in the United States and Canada, in his own private practice and through key in-house counsel roles in the media industry, including acting as General Counsel for an international image licensing agency (Masterfile) and as Legal Counsel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne-Sophie Quilliet

Anne-Sophie Quilliet

Copyright Compliance Director, PicRights
Results-driven manager with progressive experience gained in the competitive retail and wholesale fields. Most recently, as a senior executive with more than four years’ experience focusing on copyright enforcement. A specialist in pre-litigation claims and the negotiation with... Read More →
avatar for Marion Bigot

Marion Bigot

B2B Group Marketing Manager, AFP
Text, Photo, Graphics, Multimedia & Elections Products / Services - Marketing Department• Strategic marketing: offers modeling, successful launch of new offers/products and new partnerships• Business reporting on Print, Digital and Broadcast market lines: revenue analysis, P&L... Read More →
avatar for Peter Richter

Peter Richter

Founding Partner, Attorney, Image Law
"Clients hire lawyers, not firms”Specialist lawyer for tax law & copyright and media law- Advisory services for telecommunications and media companies;- Advisory and support services for news/photo agencies and publishers in actions for copyright violations;- Strategic policy consultancy... Read More →
avatar for Naomi  Sarega

Naomi Sarega

Supervising Attorney, Higbee & Associates
Naomi Sarega is the Supervising Attorney for the Copyright Division at the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates. Ms. Sarega handles all aspects of copyright law, but primarily represents photographers and all creative professionals by helping them enforce their copyrights and protect their... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pacific III

4:30pm

Surprisingly Affordable and Accessible AI; And How To Use it
We roll up our sleeves and dig into implementing today's powerful, affordable AI solutions - choosing vendors, navigating pricing and easing integrations to automate workflows, save money and grow sales. A lively conversation moderated by experts, sharing pitfalls and successes, insuring participants walk away with real AI solutions that can be cost-effectively implemented in 3 to 6 months. 

Speakers
avatar for Bradford Folkens

Bradford Folkens

Co-Founder and CEO, CloudSight
Brad is an entrepreneur & software architect. He loves making things.CloudSight is a Los Angeles-based tech company specializing in continuous real-time hybrid intelligence for visual understanding.
avatar for Sabtain Khan

Sabtain Khan

Lead Product Manager, IBM Watson Visual Recognition
Lead the Watson and IBM Cloud team on Developer Experience, Onboarding, SDKs, Documentation, API Reference, Starter Code and more!Lead a team of developers, built and managed a roadmap to release tools and experiences to clients.Performed growth hacking to improve conversion
avatar for Georgi Kadrev

Georgi Kadrev

CEO, Imagga
CEO of Imagga, a platform of cloud-based and on-premise API’s for automated image and video tagging intended for developers, businesses, and enterprises. Imagga's technology helps companies make sense of their large scale and dynamic image and video collections.
avatar for Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

CEO, Gado Images
I am an entrepreneur, inventor, programmer, CEO, roboticist, photographer and technology consultant. Guiding everything I do is the concept of "bricolage", a process of creative problem solving which involves constant iteration, hacking, refashioning, tinkering, destruction, rebuilding... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pacific II

5:30pm

A History of Los Angeles in 100 Images
Historian Paul Ayers gives us a sweeping view of the City of Angels through curated archival photography.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ayers

Paul Ayers

Historian, Attorney at Law, Mt Lowe Consulting
Paul Ayers is a fourth generation Southern Californian, the descendant of a Ventura County pioneer family. After receiving a degree in history from UC Berkeley Paul worked in the entertainment industry as a prop maker, project manager and stage manager. In his late 30s Paul decided... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:15pm
California Ballroom

6:00pm

Cocktail Hour - Sponsored by Google
Come join Google, our Gold Sponsor and all the great speakers and members from the day's sessions and roundtables for drinks, appetizers, networking and good cheer.


Monday October 28, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sinder Outdoor Lounge
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

8:00am

Breakfast
After your morning run on Venice Beach, fuel-up for sessions, roundtables and networking.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Bayview Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Register, pick up badges, program and swag

Tuesday October 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Outer Foyer Ground Floor Outside Sierra Ballroom

9:00am

Keynote: The Universe of On-Demand Custom Production Platforms
Chad Newell, Snapwire's CEO, explores the universe of on-demand custom production platforms. As the founder of a market leader, Chad digs into the value proposition of custom, why technology transformed the space and why custom satisfies a brand's growing need for wholly-owned and exclusive content. 

Speakers
avatar for Chad Newell

Chad Newell

CEO & Co-founder, Snapwire
Chad is the CEO of Snapwire, the largest and fastest growing on-demand, photo and video assignment marketplace. Snapwire connects visual creators with businesses, brands, and image buyers around the world. He's responsible for evaluating and building key business strategies and partnerships... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
California Ballroom

10:00am

Achieving Authenticity and Personalization
What makes an image or video "authentic" and sell-able? Adobe, Getty, Alamy and Hawke Media at the epicenter of the trend towards authenticity, diversity and personalization explore why buyers increasingly seek images right for their own demographic, i.e. millennials for web pages or Influencers for their age group. Real life examples will answer if what client says they want, is what they buy. And how licencors guide creators? 

Moderators
avatar for Christina Hawatmeh

Christina Hawatmeh

CEO, Scopio

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Fix-Casillas

Sarah Fix-Casillas

Creative Director, Adobe
Director of Creative Services. Managing the development of content and visual trends. Makes technical and content decisions for assigned programs. Leads online production teams and is accountable for the financial results of assigned programs. Oversees the website’s overall content... Read More →
avatar for Alan Capel

Alan Capel

Chief Commercial Officer, Alamy
Alan Capel has worked in the Picture Industry for almost 30 years. Alan started as a picture researcher at Tony Stone Images - rummaging through boxes of transparencies slowly losing his perfect eyesight at the company that gave birth to ‘Getty Images’ Alan joined UK based Alamy... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

Senior Manager, Creative Content, Getty Images
Sarah Foster works as senior creative content manager at Getty Images, based in New York. She has been with Getty Images in various capacities for over 20 years, working in research, sales, and then happily within the Creative Content department as a photo editor and art director... Read More →
avatar for Erik  Huberman

Erik Huberman

CEO, Hawke Media
Erik Huberman is the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, the fastest growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, Hawke Media has been valued at $75 million and has grown from seven to over 150 employees. The company has serviced over 1500 brands of all sizes... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
California Ballroom

11:00am

Explore Google Images Updates
Francois Spies, Product Lead and Michael Librizzi, Head of Global Product Partnerships, will describe the evolution of search in Google Images, recent feature updates, new features under consideration, and discuss DMLA's recent Google Image Search Survey.



Moderators
avatar for Rick Gell

Rick Gell

Interim Executive Director, DMLA

Speakers
avatar for Francois  Spies

Francois Spies

Product Manager, Google
Product Manager for Google Image Search
avatar for Michael  Librizzi

Michael Librizzi

Head of Global Products Partnerships, Google
My team leads global partnerships and business development for Google Images (aka ImageSearch) and Google Lens. In addition, we lead nascent product partnerships for Area 120, Google'sinternal startup incubator.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom

12:00pm

Hot Topics in Legal
DMLA’s IP experts, the senior-level legal counsels at our industry leaders, will discuss the hot topics in media licensing today – an update on state/federal privacy laws in the US and abroad, an overview of the EU Copyright Directives, a US legislative update including the CASE Act, along with Case Law Update including recent Fair Use decisions; and Copyright Enforcement Dos and Don'ts.

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Perrot

Amanda Perrot

Senior Legal Counsel, Adobe
I am currently a senior product attorney managing the legal team that provides legal support to Adobe Stock. This role includes managing all aspects of product development for the outbound and in-bound licensing of millions of pieces of content that covers at least 6 different types... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Reinitz

Paul Reinitz

Director, Advocacy and Legal Operations Counsel, Getty Images
My current role Getty Images includes the strategic oversight of Getty Images’ global advocacy strategy and significant legal operations and training and education duties. I advise the business on legal issues such as Copyright, rights of publicity and privacy and am interested... Read More →
avatar for Dan Pollack

Dan Pollack

Dipchand
With 15+ years of experience at leading law firms in the United States and Canada, in his own private practice and through key in-house counsel roles in the media industry, including acting as General Counsel for an international image licensing agency (Masterfile) and as Legal Counsel... Read More →
avatar for Sejal  Patel Richbourg

Sejal Patel Richbourg

Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Shutterstock
Lead attorney for all contract disputes related to Shutterstock licenses and intellectual property, manage all actions from pre-litigation through settlement or litigation. • Developed and manage team that advises on intellectual property, privacy, publicity, advertising and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

VP Governance & Legal, Stocksy United
Licensing, Legal, Co-op Governance, Content, and tigers, oh my.
avatar for Nancy  Wolff

Nancy Wolff

DMLA General Counsel, CDAS/DMLA



Tuesday October 29, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch
Discuss the morning sessions, strategize your afternoon roundtables, network or simply enjoy the view.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bayview Ballroom

2:30pm

Celebrate Cathy Aron!
Join the DMLA Board, members, friends and conference attendees to thank Cathy Aron for close to 40 years of service to the DMLA.  Over the past 15 years as Executive Director, Cathy guided our transition from PACA to the Digital Media Licensing Association, oversaw our annual event, now in its 24th year, and spearheaded our advocacy and education efforts - laying the groundwork for our future success as the trade association for content licensors, their partners and the creators they represent.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Cannon

Geoff Cannon

VP Sales, PicRights/DMLA
Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of international sales and marketing management in the digital media industry. Currently VP Sales with PicRights Europe GmbH, a global leader in copyright compliance focusing on monetizing copyright infringements for news agencies... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
California Ballroom

3:00pm

Platforms & Search: European & News Publishers Perspective
We dig deeper into Google and Facebook's effect on licensing and the evolving relationship between content and tech with European and news publisher perspectives from CEPIC, our sister organization in Europe, and the News Media Alliance, leading news media publishers efforts with Google and other platforms. Join Danielle Coffey, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, News Media Alliance and Alfonso Gutierrez, President of CEPIC.  

Speakers
avatar for Alfonso  Gutierrez

Alfonso Gutierrez

President, CEPIC
CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage.As the European Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates nearly a thousand picture agencies and photo libraries in more than 25 countries, both within and outside the European Union, along... Read More →
avatar for Danielle  Coffey

Danielle Coffey

SVP, Strategic Initiatives/ Counsel, News Media Alliance
avatar for Rick Gell

Rick Gell

Interim Executive Director, DMLA


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific I

3:00pm

From Diversity to Authentic Representation
How is the licensing industry evolving from calls for diversity to genuine representation? What role are specialty agencies playing in this transformation? Join moderator Josiane Faubert, of sponsor Picha, documentarian Brittsense of 222Media LLC, Sarah Stenhouse of session sponsor Oodls and morning panelists from Alamy, Adobe, Hawke Media and Getty for a timely and lively discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Josiane Faubert

Josiane Faubert

Founder, Managing Partner, PICHA
I am the founder of pichastock.com a royalty-free image library of Africa. PICHA offers a curated selection of high quality images of Africa to be used in different ways: presentations, blogs, digital marketing, print marketing, advertising, etc. #visualcontent #storyteller #africa... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Gardner

Fiona Gardner

Contributor Outreach, Adobe
A visual content producer with over fifteen years' experience, I tell stories for digital, social, and print platforms, no matter the budget. I excel at every aspect of the process, from conceptualizing the idea to finding the right talent to negotiating contracts. With excellent... Read More →
avatar for Erik  Huberman

Erik Huberman

CEO, Hawke Media
Erik Huberman is the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, the fastest growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, Hawke Media has been valued at $75 million and has grown from seven to over 150 employees. The company has serviced over 1500 brands of all sizes... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

Senior Manager, Creative Content, Getty Images
Sarah Foster works as senior creative content manager at Getty Images, based in New York. She has been with Getty Images in various capacities for over 20 years, working in research, sales, and then happily within the Creative Content department as a photo editor and art director... Read More →
avatar for Brittsense

Brittsense

Founder of 222Media & Documentarian, 222Media
My overall mission is to HEAL by creating & documenting a narrative that gets to the root of our psychological conditioning. I document to shine light towards the beauty & bring back the Trust, Communication, Awareness & Unconditional Love that is lacking within "melanated" communities... Read More →
avatar for Christina Hawatmeh

Christina Hawatmeh

CEO, Scopio
avatar for Sarah Stenhouse

Sarah Stenhouse

CEO & Founder, Oodls
Sarah founded Oodls in 2015 and has never looked back on agency life since. Sarah loves bunnies, coffee, and answering emails



Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific II

3:00pm

Copyright Registration - Now More Than Ever
With the CASE Act moving through Congress, registering content has never been more critical. Join Joe Naylor of ImageRights, Michael Masterson from Permission Machine, Dana Hursey (photographer), Jo Ardalan (attorney from One LLP) and Joel Rothman (attorney from SRIPLAW) to explore how numerous recent changes in Copyright Office procedures and the recent passage of the CASE Act are impacting your ability to protect your rights. 

Moderators
avatar for Joe Naylor

Joe Naylor

President & CEO, ImageRights International

Speakers
avatar for Joel Rothman

Joel Rothman

Partner, SRIPLaw
I am an patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigator who is board certified in intellectual property law. I am a partner in Schneider Rothman IP Law Group, a small IP firm that takes intellectual property seriously. We file patents, trademarks and copyrights, bring and defend... Read More →
avatar for Michael Masterson

Michael Masterson

CEO, Permission Machine
Powered by IP law experts, Permission Machine uses state-of-the-art technology and manual checks to resolve copyright infringements ethically for photographers, stock photo and news agencies.
avatar for Dana Hursey

Dana Hursey

Photographer, Director, Dana Hursey Photography
Dana Hursey is an award winning Los Angeles based Commercial Advertising Photographer and Southern California Native. Being a graduate of, and frequent instructor at Art Center College of Design, Dana’s broad-based knowledge has offered him the opportunity to shoot for a wide range... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ardalan

Jo Ardalan

Partner, Attorney, One LLP
A partner at One LLP, Joanna Ardalan represents clients in intellectual property cases, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, patent, trade secret, and idea theft cases. Her practice focuses on disputes in the entertainment, information technology/internet/e-commerce... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific III

4:00pm

Keeping Creators Happy and Engaged
How can we earn contributors money and keep them happy in this rapidly changing market? How do we properly segment content and monetize the "long tail"? Do blogs, profile pages, forums and shoot briefs increase loyalty among contributors, and does contributor loyalty bring ROI? Join Greg Andreacchi, Senior Manager for Artists and Content at Pond5, and David Baumer of Wailng Banshee Limited - on the front lines - to learn more.

Moderators
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Greg Andreacchi

Senior Manager, Artists and Content, Pond5
Personally manages the performance of Pond5's top contributor accounts and lead a team of Account Managers who service the broader contributor community through support channels, forums and live events. Greg strategizes with Management Team to create revenue-growing initiatives, then... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific II

4:00pm

Implementing Your Instagram Strategy
Explore how to maximize the potential and avoid the pitfalls of the largest content sharing platform on earth. Join Joe Naylor, CEO of ImageRights, Chad Newell, CEO of Snapwire, Martin Skultety, Managing Director of StockFood, and John Tehranian, founding partner of One LLP in a discussion of copyright strategy, the legal ramifications of posting contributor content through agencies' Instagram accounts, branding opportunities and best practices. Is it a marketing tool? A source of income? A place to find content? Friend or foe? 

Moderators
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Joe Naylor

President & CEO, ImageRights International

Speakers
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Martin Skultety

Managing Director, StockFood
After many other special agencies and professional services were added in recent years, StockFood GmbH was renamed Image Professionals GmbH in September 2019. In addition to the Munich headquarters, there are sales offices in Kennebunk, Maine (USA) since 1996 and in London, England... Read More →
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Chad Newell

CEO & Co-founder, Snapwire
Chad is the CEO of Snapwire, the largest and fastest growing on-demand, photo and video assignment marketplace. Snapwire connects visual creators with businesses, brands, and image buyers around the world. He's responsible for evaluating and building key business strategies and partnerships... Read More →
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John Tehranian

Founding Partner, One LLP
John Tehranian is founding partner of One LLP, a 35-attorney intellectual property and entertainment firm with offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Del Mar. In his practice, he has litigated numerous high-profile lawsuits, including copyright, trademark and right of publicity... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific I

4:00pm

Embedding Ad-Supported Content
The traditional image licensing model has been in decline now for over a decade. Yet the proliferation of images being shared and consumed online is at a staggering high, in fact over 1 trillion images are now being taken each year, and 2 billion images are being shared online every day. In this session we will explore an alternative revenue model for our industry in the form of offering embedded, ad supported content, free for non-commercial use. Could a YouTube advertising model for interactive image content change our market outlook?

Join Rob Sewell of SmartFrame Technologies, Bill Hannigan of August & OTTO and Doug Dawirs of Loudgain & Technical Advisor to DMLA for an open discussion on what this new technology and revenue model could mean for our industry.



Moderators
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Robert Sewell

CEO, SmartFrame Technologies
Rob Sewell is the CEO at SmartFrame and comes from an entrepreneurial background with a passion for developing new businesses that solve inherent market problems whilst generating enormous value for all concerned..  

Speakers
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Bill Hannigan

Owner, Co-Founder, August/Otto
AUGUST is a unique agency model offering a boutique experience for clients worldwide. Beyond the unique creative caliber and exclusivity of our photography, our deep knowledge of our collection and focus on the highest-level of customer service makes AUGUST an exceptional visual resource.OTTO... Read More →
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Doug Dawirs

Founder, CTO, Loudgain, Eyeist
Doug has over 30 years experience as an award-winning software developer, digital asset management specialist, UI designer, project manager, and technology evangelist. Particularly experienced in commercial application design, custom systems analysis, and managing multinational software... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific III