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DCN Events Schedule 2022

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DCN events are designed for members to roll up their sleeves and dig into discussions with their peers. Speakers provide insights into their businesses and share real-world examples of what’s working and what’s not. Why? Because these events are closed-door, no press or video and members feel safe sharing their expertise and their questions.

In addition, the content is noticeably different from the PR-approved, substance-light presentations you’ll find at events targeting more general audiences representing the entire digital ecosystem. Members attend because the agenda is focused exclusively on their current issues and there are no consultants or press in the room. There are countless industry events that cater to anyone and everyone – DCN member events are hyper-focused on what publishers need to know today.

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DCN event sponsorship is available exclusively to DCN Supporters. DCN events are for members only and draw leaders and executives from premium publishers.  Access this highly-targeted audience of premium publisher executives, demonstrate your company’s commitment to supporting the best digital media brands and join the discussion on important business challenges with your best customers and prospects.

If your organization is interested in participating in the DCN Supporter program and event sponsorship, please contact us and we’d be glad to set up an introductory meeting.

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Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

October 11, 2022
Virtual

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Agenda coming soon!

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Video Strategy – FAST: The future of AVOD & how to get in the game

October 12, 2022
New York, NY

The quickly shifting conversation about video requires media executives to stay on top of the trends in multiple categories, from SVOD and FAST to YouTube and web/mobile/social. This live DCN event will focus on Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) to help our members get everything they need – from the basics and how to get started to shared best practices.

DCN research presentation: What is FAST and where is it going?

October 20, 2022
Virtual

This session will kick off with a review of DCN’s latest research report on Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST.) We’ll then explore its rapid growth and who the key players are.

Advertising and monetization trends: SVOD/FAST/Freemium and hybrid strategies

November 17, 2022
Virtual

What’s working and what’s next? Join us for a virtual discussion about the latest methods and tactics for effective media buying, creative targeting, and advanced advertising tactics.

Media companies and Creators: Opportunities for innovation

December 8, 2022
Virtual

Join us for a virtual discussion about how digital media companies and content owners can work with social-first creators to reach new audiences, find new monetization opportunities, and grow their businesses.

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2023 DCN Next: Summit

February 13 - 15, 2023
The Conrad Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL

The DCN Next: Summit brings together executives from Digital Content Next’s member companies – and select invited guests – to learn from insight-packed speakers. No other media event offers this mix of high-level views on the issues that will help drive the business of digital media forward, coupled with a closed-door setting that guarantees candid, open discussion.

Completed 2022 Events

DCN research presentation: Navigating the future of digital subscriptions

September 22, 2022
Virtual

Join us for a virtual presentation of new research, Navigating the Future of Digital Subscriptions, from DCN and FT Strategies. This event will provide a review of the recently-released research conducted by Rande Price, VP Research, DCN and Tim Part, Senior Manager, FT Strategies.

Rande and Tim will guide attendees through the macroeconomic influences paving the path to digital subscription growth and the opportunities for publisher growth in this market.

The research is available to DCN members here.

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Legal and Legislative Day

September 20, 2022
Washington, DC

This is an exclusive, members-only event, designed for senior legal and policy executives from DCN publisher member companies. The day’s discussion will focus on legal, legislative and regulatory issues facing publishers. Speakers will be comprised of DCN members, industry experts and leading policymakers sharing their perspectives on best practices and cutting edge developments on these topics. We hope you will join us in this discussion.

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Subscription Innovation

September 15, 2022
Bloomberg; New York, NY

A DCN members-only event designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations of driving consumer revenue with subscriptions and memberships. Join us for these insightful presentations and open conversations with your DCN peers.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

July 19, 2022
Virtual

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

  • Review and Discussion of DCN concerns re Draft Federal Privacy Legislation
  • Update on Antitrust and Competition bills
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DCN Tech & Product Innovation Day

June 30, 2022
G/O Media, New York, NY

A DCN members-only event designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

Covid-19 Protocol: The venue requires all employees and guests to be fully vaccinated (vaxxed and boosted). Upon registering we will reach out to you for this information so that it may be filed with the building prior to the event and you will get emailed an entrance pass.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

June 14, 2022

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

  • Review Proposed Bipartisan Federal Privacy Legislation
  • Conversation with Avery Gardiner, Chief Counsel for Competition and Tech Policy, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senate Judiciary Committee

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

May 10, 2022

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

We have two guest speakers who I will interview about the current status of antitrust and competition legislation. First, Mark Meador, Deputy Chief Counsel for Antitrust and Competition Policy with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Following that conversation, I will interview Greg Guice, Director of Government Affairs for Public Knowledge.

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The Next Conversation: Digging Into Audio

May 5, 2022
Virtual Event

This Next: Conversation event is designed to dig deeply into a few tactical areas important for developing or driving your audio efforts. DCN member executive speakers function as guides for the discussion, bringing their expertise and insights to share with the DCN member community in attendance.

Case Study: NPR’s 10-city short audio podcast program

In this wide-ranging discussion, Neal Carruth, NPR’s Senior Director, On-Demand News Programming will talk about the strengths and challenges of short form audio, audience engagement and retention, analytics, and monetization.

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The Next Conversation: Affiliate Revenue

April 28, 2022
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only Zoom video event designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing their affiliate revenue businesses, with particular focus on the impact of COVID-19.

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20th Summit Celebration Dinner

April 26, 2022
Loeb Boathouse Central Park, New York City

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The DCN Next: Summit brings together executives from Digital Content Next’s member companies – and select invited guests – to learn from insight-packed speakers. No other media event offers this mix of high-level views on the issues that will help drive the business of digital media forward, coupled with a closed-door setting that guarantees candid, open discussion. This year we’ll celebrate the 20th year of the Summit event!

Our 20th Summit dinner celebration will take place at NYC’s Boathouse in Central Park.  We look forward to seeing members face-to-face for cocktails, networking, dinner and keynote speaker, to be announced.

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Thanks to our sponsors:

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Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

April 19, 2022
Virtual Event

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

  • Agenda: review final agreement on Digital Markets Act

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

March 8, 2022
Virtual Event

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

  • Presentation and Discussion re UK Age Appropriate Design Code by Shaun McMullen and Matt Rogerson, The Guardian

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

February 15, 2022
Virtual Event

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda:

  • Congressional Privacy Developments
  • EU Ruling on IAB TCF
  • NY Privacy Legislation
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2022 DCN Next: Summit

January 31, 2022 - February 3, 2022
Virtual and In-Person

The DCN Next: Summit brings together executives from Digital Content Next’s member companies – and select invited guests – to learn from insight-packed speakers. No other media event offers this mix of high-level views on the issues that will help drive the business of digital media forward, coupled with a closed-door setting that guarantees candid, open discussion. This year we’ll celebrate the 20th year of the Summit event!

We’ll meet (mostly) virtually this year – with a planned kick-off dinner celebration in NYC. And, as always, we’ll carefully curate the topics and speakers to inspire innovative thinking and creativity.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

January 11, 2022
Virtual Event

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda:

  • Review of Digital Markets Act