Visual Connections New York 2010
|Where||New York, United States|
|Date||Wednesday, October 13th, 2010|
|Address||125 West 18th Street, New York, 10011 (map)|
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59% of attendees were new this year. Despite the continuing uncertainty about the economy and clear signs that the industry has contracted significantly since 2008, the general mood was more upbeat than in 2009, hopefully signalling that the worst is finally behind us!
What buyers most value – and this is echoed in most of the feedback comments we received – is the personal contact that this event affords, something that has been largely lost in our Internet-centred work lives. A close second is the inspiration the event provides, from the variety of imagery on show to the topical sessions. It was clear that footage is starting to become mainstream, a trend that we fully intend to encourage.
For the sellers, the greatest value is in being able to hold the attention of potential clients long enough to really explain what they have to offer, something that is almost impossible via any other marketing channel these days. It’s not just being seen, it’s being heard too that makes this event so effective.
This is a breakdown by market sector of the registrants:
We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s sponsored prize drawing:
|V&A||Tracey Woods, Essence Magazine|
|Trunk Archive||Sheryl Checkman, Checkman Design Inc|
|Steve Bloom Images||Liaht Pashayan, OUP|
|Robert Harding World Imagery||Lora Morgenstern, TICS|
|Pond5.com||Nicole Powdar, Prudential Advertising|
|Photo Researchers Inc||Michelle Bernstein, Grey Healthcare|
|National Geographic Stock||Erin Giunta, INK Publishing|
|MFA||Lisa Gee, John Wiley & Sons Inc|
|Map Resources||Sylvia Johnson, ABC News|
|Lonely Planet Images||Tyler Nevins, Disney Publishing|
|License Stream||Penny Chuang, Adventium|
|Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library||Erica Mellow, Sapient Nitro|
|Kimball Stock||Kelley Miller, National Geographic Kids|
|Image Source||Angela Lewis Reid, Draftfcb Healthcare|
|Grant Heilman Photography Inc||Christine Buege, WHF/Worth|
|Fotolia||Nayon Cho, Farrar Straus & Giroux|
|Art Resource||John Holonitch, McGraw- Hill|
|AP Images||Randi Silberman, IEEE Spectrum|
|Alamy||Belina Huey, Random House|
|Age Fotostock||Carrin Ackerman, Weekly Reader|
And the winner of our $500 referral prize drawing is Lisa Ocasio of Hearst Digital Media.
Digital University seminar and sessions program
|10am||Copyright and Image Licensing in the World of New Technology, New Media and New Users
Panel discussion, led by PACA Legal Counsel Nancy Wolff, about fair use, DMCA protection, Creative Commons, digital usage rights, and any issues put forward by the audience.
|1pm||Crystal Ball for Creative Careers
A panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities today’s environment offers for career progression.
|2:30pm||When Two Worlds Collide
A panel discussion about licensing and using footage in new media applications, from the Web to e-books.
|4pm||Digital Toolbox - Creative Collaboration at a Distance
Introduction and demonstration of useful new Web tools and techniques to enable creative professionals to collaborate effectively.
|5:30pm||Custom or Stock: What do people want?
A panel discussion about using photography creatively and effectively, examining some brilliant examples en route. The presentation is now available as a PDF.
This program of sessions was organized by Ellen Herbert of NEAT, a visual production company.