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keynote speakers
Dawn L. McCall
President
Discovery Networks International
Michael J. Kelly
President, AOL Media Networks
AOL LLC
Hugh Panero
President & CEO
XM Satellite Radio
featured presentations
Joe Laszlo
Research Director
Jupiter Research
Kurt Scherf
VP, Principal Analyst
Parks Associates
Adam Toll
Co-Founder & COO
BigChampagne
panelists & moderators
Daniel Blackman
Strategic Partner Development
Google Video
Dave Ulmer
Marketing, Digital Media Services
Motorola
Paul Condolora
SVP & GM
Cartoon Network New Media
Joshua Freeman
Stratrgy & Business Development
AOL Video
Gary Cohen
President
AOL Music Now
Todd Alberstone
Chief Privacy Officer /
Assoc. General Counsel

RealNetworks
Fritz Attaway
EVP & General Counsel
MPAA
Matt Baker
Founder & SVP
kajeet
Aydin S. Caginalp
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Marsh Marshall
Managing Director
ECentury Capital
Rick Chessen
Partner
Sheppard Mullin
Richter & Hampton LLP
Ted Cohen
Managing Director
TAG Strategic
Colin Dixon
Director of IP Media Practice,
Senior Consultant

TDG
Jim Griffin
CEO
Cherry Lane Digital
Key N. Sar
Associate Director
Content & Programming

Verizon Wireless
Gary Arlen
President
Arlen Communications
Ray Hopkins
Chief Operating Officer
YES Network
Tony Kern
Deputy National Managing Partner
Technology, Media & Telecom.

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Paul Towler
SVP, Sales
WiderThan
Lee Knife
General Counsel
Digital Media Association
Jeff Lee
President
Proteus
Larry Gerbrandt
SVP / Senior Corporate Analyst
Nielsen Analystics
Steven Marks
EVP & General Counsel
RIAA
Stevan Mitchell
VP, Intellectual Property Policy
Entertainment Software Association
Carol Mattey
National Leader, Reg. Consulting
Tech, Media & Telecom Group

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Shervin Pishevar
President & COO
Freewebs, Inc.
David D. Oxenford
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Gigi Sohn
President & Co-Founder
Public Knowledge
David Pakman
President & CEO
eMusic
Michael Petricone
VP, Government Affairs
CEA
Steven Shepard
President
Shepard Communications Group
Ned Sherman
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
Paul Sherman
Editor-in-Chief
Tech Wire Publications
Mike Vorhaus
Managing Director
Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.
Mark Walsh
Managing Partner
Ruxton Associates, LLC
Robert Corn-Revere
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Mark J. Palchick
Member
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
William Allman
GM & Chief Content
Creative Officer

ChoiceMedia
Carolyn W. Brandon
VP, Policy
CTIA - The Wireless Association™
Andrew Nachison
Director
The Media Center
at the American Press Institute

Davina Kent
VP of Advertising Sales
TiVo Inc.
Jim DeLong
Senior Fellow
The Progress &
Freedom Foundation

Lorraine Ross
VP, Sales & Business Development
USATODAY.com
William Strauss
Co-Author
Millennials and The Pop Culture
Greg Demetriades
Chairman & CEO
WhiteBlox
Rohit Bhargava
VP, Interactive Marketing
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Chris Maxcy
VP, Business Development
YouTube
Alan Reiter
President
Wireless Internet
& Mobile Computing
Mike May
Principal
The Acorn Group
Jan Marc Kuelper
Director Business Development
Arvato Mobile GmbH,
a Bertelsmann Co.
Pamela Sturchio Quandt
VP, Marketing
Bandalong Entertainment
Scott Cleland
Founder & President
Precursor, LLC
(Chairman, NetCompetition.org)
Sarah Lai Stirland
Senior Writer
National Journal’s Tech. Daily
Christopher Wolf
Partner
Proskauer Rose, LLP
Hilary B. Rosen
Principal
Rosen and Company
Earl Comstock
President & CEO
COMPTEL
 

Christopher Putala
EVP, Public Policy
Earthlink
Vince Shaw
Director
Technology, Media & Telecom Grp

Deloitte Consulting LLP

2006 AGENDA

Date: Friday, June 23, 2006

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner (McLean, VA)

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Salon III WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Tech Wire Publications
Ned Sherman, CEO, Publisher & Executive Editor, Digital Media Wire

9:15AM - 10:00AM

 Salon III THE STATE OF DIGITAL MEDIA:
Research Perspectives & Insights

This session will kick-off the day’s discussions with an overview of the latest research that reflects and illustrates the current state of digital media and the directions in which the industry is heading, including: consumer behavior & attitudes; adoption & penetration rates of key technology channels & platforms; and business & economic performance numbers.

Online Media Presentation
Adam Toll, Co-Founder & COO, BigChampagne
Mobile Media Presentation
Joe Laszlo, Research Director, Jupiter Research
Digital Home Presentation
Kurt Scherf, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Salon III KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dawn L. McCall, President, Discovery Networks International (DCI)

10:30AM - 11:00AM

SALON I REFRESHMENT & NETWORKING BREAK

Salon III

Salon II

11:00AM - 11:45AM

THE BATTLE FOR THE DIGITAL CONSUMER
Business & Technology Track – Panel 1

Who will be the Winners and the Losers?
As consumers gain more market power from increasing choice, convenience and price transparency, how are traditional media, technology and communications players and new market entrants dealing with the challenges? This panel will discuss the latest strategies, tactics, and alliances being pursued to build, grow, and sustain competitive advantage in the perplexing and dynamic world of digital media and entertainment. Which players have the best chance of shaping the industry to their advantage?

Panelists:
Mark Walsh, Managing Partner
   Ruxton Associates, LLC
Jan Marc Kuelper, Director
   Arvato Mobile GmbH, a Bertelsmann Co.
Marsh Marshall, Managing Director
   ECentury Capital
Andrew Nachison, Director
  The Media Center at the American Press Institute
Davina Kent, VP, National Advertising Sales
  TiVo Inc.

Moderator:
Colin Dixon, Director, IP Media, Senior Consultant
   TDG

11:00AM - 11:45AM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE
Law & Policy Track – Panel 1

Perspectives from Leading Associations & Interest Groups
This panel will discuss the key issues and initiatives of most importance to the industry trade groups representing media, entertainment and technology industry sectors, such as piracy, privacy, broadband deployment, spectrum, censorship, etc. The discussion will focus on the latest legal, legislative and regulatory developments impacting the industry. What are major battleground issues? What legal, legislative and regulatory developments can we expect in the coming year?

Panelists:
Fritz Attaway, EVP & General Counsel
   MPAA
Steven Marks, EVP & General Counsel
   RIAA
Lee Knife, General Counsel
   Digital Media Association
Stevan Mitchell, VP, IP Policy
   Entertainment Software Association
Michael Petricone, VP, Government Affairs
   CEA

Moderator:
Gary Arlen, President
   Arlen Communications

11:50AM - 12:35PM

MUSIC MATTERS
Business & Technology Track – Panel 2

Reflections & Predictions on the Industry’s Digital Future
Being at the forefront of the digital media revolution, members of the music industry will discuss the industry‘s progress to date with a focus on where digital and mobile music initiatives are heading next, including new product development, commerce and marketing strategies, consumer response and emerging business models. What can the broader digital media industry learn from the fast developing digital and mobile music market?

Panelists:
Ted Cohen, Managing Director
   TAG Strategic
Gary Cohen, President
   AOL Music Now
Jim Griffin, CEO
   Cherry Lane Digital
David Pakman, CEO
   eMusic
Dave Ulmer, Senior Director, Marketing, Digital Media
   Motorola
Hilary B. Rosen, Principal
   Rosen and Company

Moderator:
Aydin Caginalp, Managing Partner, NY Office
   Alston & Bird LLP

11:50AM - 12:35PM

FCC OUTLOOK
Law & Policy Track – Panel 2

Insights, Predictions & Analysis of the Hot Button Issues
This session will discuss the latest issues being addressed, or ignored, by the FCC and its related positions, both popular and not-so-popular. The discussion will cover a range of issues impacting digital media businesses, including cable industry pricing; digital television; media ownership; competition; spectrum and broadband deployment. The panel will consider how FCC rulings are likely to impact the future of digital media.

Panelists:
Rick Chessen, Partner
   Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Carol Mattey, National Leader, Regulatory Consulting
   Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
   Deloitte & Touche LLP
David D. Oxenford, Partner
   Davis Wright Tremaine
Carolyn W. Brandon, VP, Policy
   CTIA - The Wireless Association™

Moderator:

Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
   Tech Wire Publications

12:35PM - 2:00PM

SALON I LUNCH RECEPTION & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Hugh Panero, President & CEO, XM Satellite Radio

2:00PM - 2:45PM

TELEVISION: THE FUTURE IS NOW
Business & Technology Track – Panel 3

Programming Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device
From the iPod to the Sony Playstation Portable to the mobile phone, people are increasingly consuming video content on their schedules...on any device... any time. In parallel, widespread broadband penetration and falling operational costs are creating opportunities for the democratization of video production, including its creation, delivery and monetization. At the end of 2005, ABC/Disney and NBC announced that they will make series programming including “Lost” and “Law & Order” available on video iPods for $1.99 per show. There is much speculation that these deals are just the beginning as the industry takes steps to build new revenue streams. This panel will discuss opportunities for the industry, including programming for non-traditional platforms including VOD, IPTV, broadband and mobile.

Panelists:
Daniel Blackman, Strategic Partner Development
   Google Video
Paul Condolora, SVP & GM
   Cartoon Network New Media
Joshua Freeman, VP, Strategy & Business Development
   AOL Video
Ray Hopkins, COO
   YES Network
Chris Maxcy, VP, Business Development
   YouTube

Moderator:
Larry Gerbrandt, SVP / Senior Corporate Analyst
   Nielsen Analytics

2:00PM - 2:45PM

DIGITAL DILEMMAS
Law & Policy Track – Panel 3

Decency, Privacy & The First Amendment
This panel of legal and policy experts will examine decency, privacy and other First Amendment issues that demonstrate the perplexing legal and ethical climate of the Internet and digital media. What is the legal and ethical role of ISPs and portals in protecting copyrights and maintaining decency standards on the Internet? How do these perceived gatekeepers balance these needs with the obligation to protect privacy and the First Amendment rights of users? Do ISPs have a legal or ethical obligation to stand up to censorship pressure by foreign governments, or to aid law enforcement agencies in their efforts to pursue copyright infringers or pedophiles? Is the Internet over or under regulated?

Panelists:
Todd Alberstone, Chief Privacy Officer & Assoc. GC
   RealNetworks
Robert Corn-Revere, Partner
   Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Gigi Sohn, President & Co-Founder
   Public Knowledge
Mark J. Palchick, Member
   Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Jim DeLong, Senior Fellow
   The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Moderator:
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher
   Digital Media Wire

2:50PM - 3:20PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Michael Kelly, President, AOL Media Networks, AOL LLC

3:20PM - 3:50PM

SALON I REFRESHMENT & NETWORKING BREAK

3:50PM - 4:35PM

MOBILITY IS THE MESSAGE
Business & Technology Track – Panel 4

Opportunities for Media on the Go and on the Handset
With more than 2 billion cellular phone and handset users worldwide, an established billing system, piracy protections and rapidly improving devices, applications, and services, the mobile market is the next frontier for the media & entertainment industry. This panel will discuss the future of mobile media consumption, including the outlook for games, music, SMS messaging and video on wireless devices. Where are the opportunities? How will content and business models evolve? What will consumers pay to access compelling content on mobile phones? What impact will the newly launched MVNO‘s have on the market?

Panelists:
Key N. Sar, Associate Director, Content & Programming
   Verizon Wireless
Paul Towler, SVP Sales
   WiderThan
Jeff Lee, President
   Proteus
Alan Reiter, President
   Wireless Internet & Mobile Computing
Vince Shaw, Director, Tech, Media & Telecom Group
   Deloitte Consulting LLP

Moderator:
Paul Sherman, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
   Tech Wire Publications

3:50PM - 4:35PM

THE STATE OF ONLINE ADVERTISING
Business & Technology Track – Panel 4

Where is the Money Flowing and Why?
Online advertising spending in the U.S. is expected to approach $16 billion in 2006, according to eMarketer. This panel will discuss the latest trends and programs that are enabling advertisers to cost-effectively reach their respective audiences, and which online destination sites and networks are receiving the lion’s share of ad spending that is migrating to the online space. What effect are Yahoo! and Google’s increasing market share having on smaller content sites? What new forms of advertising are resonating with online and mobile audiences?

Panelists:
William Allman, GM & Chief Content / Creative Officer
   ChoiceMedia
Lorraine Ross, VP, Sales & Business Development
   USATODAY.com
Greg Demetriades, Chairman & CEO
   WhiteBlox
Shervin Pishevar, President & COO
   Freewebs, Inc.

Moderator:
Mike May, Principal
   The Acorn Group

4:40PM - 5:25PM

THE MILLENNIALS
Business & Technology Track – Panel 5

The Life & Times of a Digital Generation
By the year 2010, Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, will outnumber both Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers and will be a consumer sector of tremendous importance to the media & entertainment industry. Not only will they be big, but they will be fragmented and difficult to reach. The increasing number of media channels - instant messaging, email, chat rooms, iPods, mobile phones, Tivo, P2P networks, handhelds, video games, etc. - through which this generation communicates and consumes media & entertainment, makes them a highly elusive target for businesses hoping to market to them. This panel will discuss the characteristics of this unique generation - one fully embracing a pervasively digital world - and its greater implications for media, entertainment, and advertising.

Panelists:
Matt Baker, Founder & SVP, Strategy & Business Development
   kajeet
Pam Quandt, Vice President of Marketing
   Bandalong Entertainment
Steven Shepard, President
   Shepard Communications Group
William Strauss, Co-Author
   Millennials and The Pop Culture
Rohit Bhargava, VP, Interactive Marketin
   Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Moderator:
Mike Vorhaus, Managing Director
   Frank N. Magid Associates

4:40PM - 5:25PM

NET NEUTRALITY AND NET COMPETITION
Law & Policy – Panel 5

The Battle For The Internet Pipes
Congress is embroiled in a major debate about "Net Neutrality" and "Net Competition" legislation that would prevent telecommunications and cable providers from giving "fast lane" access to content providers who pay higher fees. In a battle pitting some of the digital media sector's leading companies against each other, major telecommunications companies have lined up on one side of the issue with leading content and e-commerce firms on the other. The panel will examine the arguments one both sides of the issues, and provide an update on the current legislation in Congress.

Panelists:
Scott Cleland, Founder & President
   Precursor, LLC (Chairman, NetCompetition.org)
Christopher Wolf, Partner
   Proskauer Rose LLP
      (Co-Chair "Hands Off the Internet")
Earl Comstock, President & CEO
   COMPTEL
Christopher Putala, EVP, Public Policy
   Earthlink

Moderator:
Sarah Lai Stirland, Senior Writer
   National Journal’s Technology Daily

5:25PM - 6:25PM

SALON I POST EVENT MIXER

“Digital Fiesta” with Margaritas, Beer and Nachos