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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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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.

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Subscription Innovation

September 15, 2022
Location TBD

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.

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Video Strategy

October 12, 2022
Location TBD

A DCN members-only event where participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.

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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 TBA

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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