NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacob Javits Convention Center -- BlogWorld & New Media Expo has partnered with the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) to present a cutting edge Web TV conference track this June 5-7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Web TV is one of the newest arenas within the new media and content creation landscape and BlogWorld has dedicated 24 sessions to this rapidly growing industry that focus on topics from web series development to production to marketing.
The IAWTV, an independent nonprofit organization founded to promote and recognize excellence in original online programming, has assembled some of the top Web TV experts in the industry to share tips for creating, distributing, and monetizing content, including Tim Street, Vice President of Mobile Video at mDialog, Rob Barnett, Founder and CEO of MyDamnChannel.com, Art Chang, Founder and CEO of the Tipping Point Partners, and many more.
"IAWTV is at the center of the web television revolution and they are a great partner in helping us reach this community and provide quality content for Web TV and traditional TV producers crossing over to new media," said Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo.
The keynote speaker for the Web TV track is the chairman and founding member of the IAWTV, Paul Kontonis. Paul has recently become the chief media evangelist of Outrigger Media, which represents some of the top brands and talent in online video. He has executive produced over 25 Web series and successful online branded entertainment for major outlets including Warner Bros, Armor All and IZOD.
IAWTV board member, Tim Street was instrumental in creating the Web TV track and will be on hand as a presenter and panel moderator. Tim is speaking on six panels, including one entitled Producing: Pitching Your Web Series on June 7th at 10:15 a.m. that will give attendees an insider's view of how a show pitch works.
As the media landscape evolves, BlogWorld recognizes that it's critical for entertainment professionals to stay informed. The Web TV track is designed to help attendees succeed in this fast-changing industry. The panels and talent for the Web TV track at BlogWorld represent some of the brightest minds in our industry.
"Web TV is just beginning to impact traditional television the same way blogs disrupted the traditional print industries of newspapers, magazines and books. Being the industry event for all new media, our community asked for more educational content focused on Web TV and more exhibitors providing products and services for Web TV producers," Calvert continued. "The explosive growth of Web TV producers coming to BlogWorld certainly contributed to our decision to change the name of the event making it inclusive to all digital content creators. The new name announcement will come during the keynote presentation at BlogWorld on Wednesday, June 6th at 5 p.m. EDT."
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is sponsored by .ME, Stitcher Radio, Social Chorus, WordPress, Overblog, Stickam, Simul TV, Social Moms, SEOMoz, Engagio, Mobile Roadie, SAG/AFTRA, Mobile Libris, Social Radius, YouSayToo, GeekBeatTV, MyDamnChannel, PR Newswire, NewTek, TechZulu and more.
About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of web television, web video, and the digital entertainment industries. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving web television industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgment of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open Internet. IAWTV members include actors, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advance the craft of web television. For more information please visit http://iawtv.org.
About BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of attendees representing 50 countries learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV content creators, Social Influencers, New Media Pros and Online Journalists. In the New Media Expo, attendees converge on the only comprehensive new media tradeshow to network, find solutions and make important new media strategy, service and product purchase decisions.
Social Media Business Summit, presented exclusively at BlogWorld, is the world's premier social media business conference for business owners, marketing executives and online entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn how to effectively use social media to reach new customers, build communities around their brands and grow their businesses online with best strategies and social media practices.