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DCN Events Schedule 2021

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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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The Next Conversation: Affiliate Revenue

April 29, 2021
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.

The Next Conversation: Digging Into Audio

May 6, 2021
Virtual Event

Designed to dig deeply into a few tactical areas important to publishers exploring audio for their businesses – from podcasting to digital audio to voice-activated technology. The agenda will feature DCN member speakers who will share their insight and expertise and facilitate room-wide discussions to help our members exchange practical, in-depth information valuable to understanding where audio makes sense for their businesses.

Rachel Reed leads development and strategy for Meredith Corporation’s Innovation Group,

Ryan Luu is a senior product manager at The Washington Post.

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Tech and Product Innovation Series #1 – Three approaches to post-cookie identity

May 13, 2021
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only series of events 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.

Sheri Bachstein serves as vice president, global head of IBM Watson Advertising and The Weather Company, an IBM business

Pranay Prabhat is the senior director of engineering at The New York Times Company.

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Tech and Product Innovation Series #2 – How Politico Europe modernized readers’ experience with an API-first approach

May 20, 2021
Virtul Event

A DCN members-only series of events 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.  This session is sponsored by Algolia.

Karl Bjelland is Product Lead at POLITICO

Karl Laurentius Roos is Director Technology Development at POLITICO

Gaëtan Gachet is Algolia’s Chief Strategy Officer

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Tech and Product Innovation Series #3 – Categorization and Context: Reuters’ AI Powered Computer Vision Application

May 27, 2021
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only series of events 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.

Viktoriia Samatova is a Director of Applied Innovation team of Data Scientists within Reuters Technology division

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Tech and Product Innovation Series #4 – Zeus Prime: breaking new ground within self-serve advertising

June 3, 2021
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only series of events 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.  This session is sponsored by DanAds.

Jarrod Dicker, GM of Zeus and VP of Commercial Revenue, Washington Post

Johan Liljelund is CTO and Executive Vice President for DanAds International AB

Legal and Legislative Event Series – Session 1

June 8, 2021
Virtual Event
An exclusive members-only event series designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing regulatory issues facing publishers.
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Tech and Product Innovation Series #5 – Getting insights from data: How Bloomberg transforms vast datasets into meaningful news

June 10, 2021
Virtual Events

A DCN members-only series of events 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.

Pooja Malpani is the Head of Engineering for Bloomberg Media

Legal and Legislative Event Series – Session 2

June 15, 2021
Virtual Event
An exclusive members-only event series designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing regulatory issues facing publishers.

Video Strategy Series #1 – Dive into the five monetization layers for Turner Sports’ eSports content

June 17, 2021
Virtual Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.

Legal and Legislative Event Series – Session 3

June 22, 2021
Virtual Event
An exclusive members-only event series designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing regulatory issues facing publishers.

Video Strategy Series – Session 2

June 24, 2021
Virtual Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.

Video Strategy Series – Session 3

July 1, 2021
Virtual Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.

Video Strategy Series – Session 4

July 8, 2021
Virtual Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.

Subscription Innovation Series – Session 2

August 26, 2021
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

Subscription Innovation Series – Session 3

September 2, 2021
Virtual Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

Subscription Innovation Series – Session 4

September 9, 2021
Virtual Events

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

Completed 2021 Events

Post-Cookie Identity, Part 2

March 24, 2021
Virtual Event

In February, Piano’s SVP of Strategy, Michael Silberman led a discussion at the DCN Next: Summit about the deprecation of third-party cookies that led to a dynamic Q&A and lingering appetite from our members for more information on how to best prepare for this shift.

Piano believes preparing for this cookieless environment starts with building direct user relationships and that publishers are uniquely positioned to benefit and capture valuable zero- and first-party data.

Please join us to continue the conversation at this open forum virtual event. Michael Silberman will discuss what Piano is seeing in the market, how publishers are planning to solve for a cookieless future, and the building blocks for a successful transition.

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

March 9, 2021

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.  Contact DCN at members@digitalcontentnext.org for a registration URL.

Meeting Agenda

  • Discussion re Section 230 Reform Legislation and Potential DCN Position
  • Discussion re Australia News Media Bargaining Code

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

February 9, 2021
Virtual Event

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.  Contact DCN at members@digitalcontentnext.org for a registration URL.

Meeting Agenda

  • Update re Copyright Directive Negotiations with Google in France
  • Update re Digital Ads Tax in Maryland and other states

* Analysis of Legal Challenges Presented by Michael Kimberly, Partner at McDermott Will and Emery

2021 DCN Next: Summit

February 1 - 5, 2021
Virtual Event

The DCN Next: Summit brings together executives from Digital Content Next’s member companies – and select invited guests – to learn from insight-packed speakers.  We’ll meet virtually this year, but our program will, as always, be designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

January 12, 2021
Virtual Event

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.  Contact DCN at members@digitalcontentnext.org for a registration URL.

Meeting Agenda

  • Analysis and Discussion of Recent Cases Re Publishers Embedding Social Media Posts
  • Snapshot Review of Lawsuits Pending v Google and Facebook