For several months now, I have been working to organize the Digital Media Convergence Symposium, also called DiMe. On Friday evening, it all came together and I'm so damn pleased.
Pictured above are some of the smartest folks I know - our panelists and moderator. I made them pose here just before the event kicked off. From left to right:
Michael Brown, Founder, Serac Adventure Films & Film School
David Rolfe, Partner and Director of Integrated Media, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Aidan Chopra, Product Evangelist, Google SketchUp
Don Hahn, Producer, Disney ("Beauty & The Beast", "The Lion King")
Brian Robbins, Founder, Riptide Games
Krista Marks, General Manager, Kerpoof (Disney Interactive)
Jason Mendelson, Partner, Foundry Group
And our fabulous moderator, Robert Reich, Founder, OneRiot and the Boulder-Denver New Tech Meetup.
I could say an awful lot about this group but suffice to say, I am immensely proud to have worked with them. The audience was thrilled and we had to keep adding more chairs as people flowed in. The discussions around creative and technology were funny, invigorating and thought provoking. I got the biggest thrill of all watching panelists take notes during the panel. VICTORY!
Already looking forward to DiMe 2011 ...