Content and Communications World (CCW) opens at the Javits Convention Center this Wednesday for two days. A regular part of the yearly production & post tech scene in the City, CCW remains the best place in town to see the latest in gear and software outside of NAB.
But the panel sessions (“Super Sessions” in CCW parlance) and “complimentary” training from the likes of Manhattan Edit Workshop might be a good deal too. Complimentary, that is, when you’ve paid the full $945 conference tab. That pass is available for $445 for just one more day, through November 12th. Floor or exhibit-only passes are free if you sign up by 11:59pm Tuesday, otherwise it’s $50 on site unless you have one of the freebie passes given out by a number of industry organizations and companies.
I’ll be moderating one of the 50 some panels at the show. Headlined “Your Digital Dark Age and the Failure of Archive Planning in a Tapeless World” – the Wednesday morning session will present real world production experience from panelists Evan Schechtman (CTO of @radical media), Mark Gray (CEO of Archimedia Technology), and Dave Satin (Digital Imaging Tech for Local 600 among other duties) who will help point up just why you probably aren’t as prepared as you might think for both file backup and the future use of your precious media as you might think. Like all of the panels at the show, you’ll have a chance to ask questions to help you figure out your own media archiving approach. This session and those throughout the two days are also good places to meet and trade business cards, since top tech folks will be there.
See you at the Javits!