Digital Age or Digital Revolution, we live in EXPONENTIAL TIMES...the paradigm shifts, while
the digital paradigm is shifting. Paul Valéry once remarked, "The future is not what it used
to be. We cannot truly control, invent or even predict the future. However, we can hold a vision for
it in order to inspire our efforts and actions. The future is not what it used to be, nor is it when it
used to be."
The semiannual Digital Media Festival is...South By Southwest and the Consumer Electronic
Show meets Sundance and the Paso Digital Film & Wine Fest over panel discussions, movies,
music, coffee, and wine in Silicon Valley. We're creating a virtual start up Festival and Expo to
explore the new media trends and the convergence of technology, entertainment, multimedia and
multiplatform content production, distribution, and social networking in this exponential paradigm
shift of the Digital Age...Live at a number of venues in Silicon Valley, California and world wide on
the Website and Internetwork of Social Media Sites.
LET OUR TWO SPOKES LADIES TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
August 13th - PRESS PARTY IN MENLO PARK
August WEEKLY ONLINE WEBCASTING TO PROMOTE THE FESTIVAL- Full Advertising
Campaign through July and August
September 1 - 3 - START UP DIGITAL FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH THE SEMIANNUAL EVENTS
April 18 - 22, 2013 DMF WILL TAKE ON A FESTIVAL and EXPO SCOPE WITH 5 DAYS
September or October 2013 will be the 2013 Fall Festival...followed by two festival per year.
The DMF is a mixture of diverse people in entertainment, technology, venture capitol firms, angel investors, actors, filmmakers, creators, programmers, producers, writers,
digital entrepreneurs, musicians, directors, engineers, press, historians, photographers, and interesting characters...
TECHNOLOGY, NEW MEDIA FILM AND MUSIC
ENTERTAINMENT, THE INTERNET, MULTIPLATFORM DELIVERY, SOCIAL MEDIA will be presented in panel discussions, in interviews, LAP Discussion Circles led
by Max Gail, keynotes, and interviews.
Panel Discussions, Keynote Address, Interviews, Screenings of Movies, New and Digital Media,
Live Streaming, Social Networking, MeetUps and Networking Sessions, Skype Sessions, Q&A's,
Music, Photography Displays,
The DMF itself will be multiplatform...many of the elements of the festival will be broadcast live,
some virtually live, linked via social networking on Facebook and Myspace posts, Twitter feeds,
Linkedin, live blogging, plus folks Skyped into the festival from Bordeaux, France, Hollywood,
California, Austin, Texas, New York, and more locations TBA. Live streaming via Ustreamtv.com,
youtube, and the website...
The central theme of the event is From Film to the Digital Age, concentrating on technology and
the digital edge and convergence of technology as it relates to movies, TV, new media, photography,
music, mobile multimedia, streaming and the Internet. We are in a technology paradigm shift while
the paradigm is shifting. Things in the world of entertainment with the convergence of technology is
changing at a exponential rate. This will include some on the history of Silicon Valley and the
music and counter culture that existed there in the sixties and seventies.
Much has been said about the unique networking environment of Silicon Valley...the innovative
culture.... There is an entire ecosystem that is part of the environment itself.
Said to be 400+ Venture Capital Firms, over 1,000 technology companies, including the largest
in the world. 1/3 of all the IPO money is the world goes through Silicon Valley. It is the
technology center of the world.
Key areas for the September 2012, and April 2013, festivals will be Mountain View, Palo Alto,
and Menlo Park. In the same manner that SXSW covers the entire city of Austin, Texas, we
plan to spread events through out Silicon Valley as the festival grows. There is the possibility
that we can plan on some events in San Francisco High Tech areas and down to San Jose.
We have a number of locations and venues and there are several hotel ball rooms, convention
centers, and a number of theaters that we can make use of, several coffee and social locations,
clubs, and we have the option to create a outdoor theater in April.
Some of the venues and locations that we are in talks now with are: Keplers Book Store, Guild
and Aquarius Theaters, Quadrus Conference Center, MacArthur Park, Technicolor, Varsity
Theater, Cinemark's Palo Alto Sq., Menlo College, Stanford University, Palo Alto High School,
Mountain View for the Performing Arts, Pensiula Youth Theater, Cinemax Theaters in Mountain
View, Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Talent House in Palo Alto, Jewish Center,
Silicon Valley Theater Convention Center, Dragon Theater,
Hotels for lodging and meeting and convention rooms that we have contacted and are in talks
with regarding block room rates and convention space are: Hotel Keen, Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel,
Cowper Inn, Best Western Menlo Park and Best Western Rivera, Stanford Inn, Stanford Park
Hotel, Menlo Park Inn, The Westin Palo Alto, Garden Court, Court Yard Marriott,
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