New York, NY, Oct. 21, 2008. Recognizing the impact of user generated content and social networks on all businesses, mediabistro (a division of Jupitermedia Corporation, Nasdaq: JUPM) is announcing plans to bring together the people who are building these solutions and the people who are planning to add these features to their own businesses.
UGCX, User Generated Content Conference and Expo, will be held February 9-10, 2009 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. Keynote speakers to date include Bruce Livingstone, founder and CEO of iStockphoto, Jim Caparro of Creative Partners, and Michael Liefer of Swirl and author of Social Currency.
UGCX will bring together the visionaries and innovators in creating business models, content creation, platform creation, new media and brand presence for this emerging field. UGCX's conference program features five tracks that include:
- SOCIAL CONTENT: social networking platforms, twitter, mobile applications, blogs, social promotion engines, crowd sourcing, widgets, venture capital, audience building and word of mouth promotions.
- PHOTOGRAPHY: microstock platforms, photographer case studies, business models, licensing and rights management, widgets and support services.
- MUSIC: social platforms, musician opportunities, branding, promotional uses, tools and software, business models, widgets, support services, and artist recruitment and management.
- VIDEO & FILM: video blogs, viral video, business models, support services, licensing and rights management, and widgets.
- MASH: new uses, video gaming, developers, business models, multi-platform widgets and other support services.
The tradeshow floor will be a marketplace for UGC organizations that provide tools, technology, services and infrastructure for both the "UGC buyers" and "UGC producers". UGCX will provide a critical element that can only be found at a tradeshow -- it will also serve as a meeting place for face-to-face business development for entrepreneurs, VCs, partnerships and recruitment.
"User generated content is a rapidly developing revolution of media created by people independently that is uploaded to a Web site, a blog or a social network. UGCX is the first tradeshow organized to bring together those who are leaders in developing this type of media with individuals and organizations that want to utilize this type of media for commercial and non-commercial purposes," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia Corporation. "User generated, or social content, is affecting business for all organizations. UGCX unlocks the knowledge to make all businesses and non-profits more effective using the social content revolution," added Meckler.
"The response we've been receiving from those who want to participate in UGCX's conference has been overwhelming. There is a great need to bring this industry together, to educate, to share best practices and to help both all parties maximize this opportunity," stated Noreen Sullivan, UGCX Conference Chair. "We're pleased to have Bruce Livingstone, Jim Caparro and Michael Liefer already onboard as keynoters and Mashable.com as a sponsor, with other notable visionaries and organizations to join them soon."
For more information and to register for the conference, please go to www.ugcxevent.com or call (203) 662-2938. Special group registration rates will be available for organizations.
For information on sponsorships or exhibiting at the event, please contact Jon Price at [email protected] or call (720) 221-7225.
To follow the UGCX Conference on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/ugcx.
About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM, www.jupitermedia.com), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of images, news and original information, career Web sites and events for information technology, business, media and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes Jupiterimages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 10.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Workbook Stock, Brand X Pictures, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, The Beauty Archive, IFA Bilderteam, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, Polka Dot Images, Stock Image, Pixland, Photos.com, Ablestock.com, PhotoObjects.net, Clipart.com, JupiterGreetings.com, AnimationFactory.com, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com, StudioCutz.com, eStockMusic.com and Stockxpert.com. The JupiterOnlineMedia division of Jupitermedia consists of five distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and Mediabistro.com and Graphics.com for media and creative professionals. These networks include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 15 million users monthly. JupiterOnlineMedia also includes specialized career Web sites for select professional communities which can be found on Mediabistro.com and JustTechJobs.com. In addition, JupiterOnlineMedia includes JupiterEvents and Mediabistro's media-related events, which produce offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics including ISPCON, Mediabistro Circus, Web 3.0 Conference & Expo, Mobile Content & Marketing Expo and UGCX - User Generated Content Conference & Expo.