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DMLA 21st Annual Conference

Jersey City , Oct. 27-29


Overview

“Best industry event in years” Jonathan Gibson, CAIA Image

We couldn’t say it better ourselves! Last year’s DMLA Conference was great! So what can we do after a year of amazing success? Do it even better!

This year we are returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City for our 2016 Annual Conference to be held October 27-29, 2016. Located across the river from Manhattan, we will be a short PATH train or ferry ride from the World Trade Center and the heart of NYC.

This year we will build on the momentum generated by last year’s event by adding presentations and panels based on suggestions from members and attendees, as well as changes in the industry, in order to make this year’s meeting even more relevant and informative. Our sessions will be full of meaningful information and we will be increasing the dialogue between the audience and the speakers. The entire event will be held on one floor of the hotel so that your personal meetings and the presentations can be seamlessly attended.

This year’s theme is Reality Reimagined as we examine the digital content industry from all sides to determine what’s really going on and how new innovations are driving new business. What ARE the realities of our industry in 2016?

Those who stayed in the Hyatt Regency last year thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking views and world-class accommodations of our host hotel. They are offering another great rate of $289* per night for our attendees. Not only is it very convenient to stay at the conference hotel, it helps DMLA reach our room quota.

We have a stellar line-up of speakers and panelists lined-up so far for this year’s conference. DMLA Conferences are known for our exceptional educational programming:

Advances in Visual Recognition (auto tagging, auto editing and more): Can computers do a better job at key wording and editing than humans? We will explore the latest advancements of visual recognition with those who create them.

Catch Me If You Can: We are at a turning point for how copywritten imagery is published on the Web. Come see how to deter and detect unauthorized use of your pictures through technology.

Images Are Weapons Of Change: As the saying goes an image speaks a thousand words. Public opinion has been swayed by the photographs from the war front, images of love and acceptance and of events that change how we interact with each other and the world. As we come up to the election this November, it is even more crucial that as image makers and curators we are aware of how powerful our choices are. Join us and hear how art buyers and editors are choosing images to present their clients’ message to this world that changes with each post, click and comment.

Immersive Imagery: Is immersive (360 and VR photos/videos) about to revolutionize the stock photo market? We will explore the technology and its opportunities with experts from all sides: creation, licensing and publishing.

How to buck the trend and grow a successful traditional licensing business, by those who are doing it: Without inventing a new technology, or new business model or cutting prices to nothing, how can a traditional stock photo licensing business succeed and grow in the current market?

Tips, Traps, and Recent Legal Developments Affecting Your Stock Content: Come hear from a panel of legal experts on current legal developments and how they affect you and the stock content ecosystem, including discussions on alternative art forms like graffiti and street art; what constitutes ‘editorial’ use and when it can be problematic; how to handle form agreements that may not fit your specific licensing situations; the current landscape on fair use (or fair dealing) rules; and learn about why you should care about the proposed Copyright Small Claims Court Bill.

Power in Communities: As member driven products and services continue to lead the way, with companies like Uber and Airbnb, what role do these online communities play in the success of a product? Stocksy United CEO and Founder, Brianna Wettlaufer, talks about how to create and cultivate an online community that is healthy, engaged and a driving force for the success of a business. Learn the building blocks of ethics based business and how it relates to creating loyalty in your members and product; and how Stocksy pivoted from crowd-sourcing to shared ownership and collaboration. (short format)

New Business Models: Analisa Goodin, CEO, Catch & Release (short format)

Current Business Practices in China: Jerome Lacrosniere,CEO, ImageChina (short format)

Where Photography Is Headed In 2016: As we all continue absorbing amazing photography in our everyday lives through social media, this awareness continues to drive sophistication and understanding of what makes an amazing photograph. Join us in this panel, where we will discuss the pivot away muted presets and the echo of mobile compositions that have become clichés in a conversation about what’s changed in 2016 and where we’re headed, including: the continued exploration for “realness”, the influence of cinematography from video, and the vibrant colors and a resurgence of film.

Young Guns: What are they up to? NYC based designers, all under 30. What inspires them? Where are they sourcing images? Where do they think stock is heading? How do they use social media for their clients? What are their thoughts on print vs web?

Registration opens on June 15th, 2016. Register early and save with discounted rates. To provide even more benefits, DMLA is teaming up again with Visual Connections to make this a bigger industry event. Our opening reception/party will be held at the close of Visual Connections on Thursday night, October 27th and will include buyers who attended the VC event.

Schedule Summary:

  • October 27: Visual Connections
  • Evening of October 27: Opening Party for DMLA
  • October 28-29: DMLA Conference
  • Evening of October 28: Reception
  • October 30: DMLA Board Meeting

Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Contact Cathy Aron, DMLA Executive Director, for urgent inquiries at +1-714-815-8427 or cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org.

* We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in New York. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Hyatt Regency to fill our contracted nights with the venue.

Attendance Fee and Discount Schedule

Registration is now open. Refer to the table below for prices and expiry dates of advance purchase discounts.

Date DMLA Member Affiliate Organization Member* Non-Members
Jun 15 - Jul 8 $695 $795 $875
Jul 9 - Aug 15 $745 $845 $925
Aug 16 - Sep 30 $845 $945 $1075
Oct 1 - Oct 22 $895 $995 $1125
At The Door $995 $1095 $1225

* "Affiliate Organization" is any trade organization that serves the creative community. For example, ASPP, ASMP, BAPLA, GAG, etc.

Note: All prices USD.

Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee.

Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 30, 2016.

Discounts of 15% off fees are available for companies sending three or more attendees.

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For up-to-date pricing information, click the "Attendance Fee" tab. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. Discounts are available for companies sending three or more attendees. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 30, 2016.

Accommodations

With the charming ambiance of a harbor village combined with easy access to New York City attractions, dining and entertainment, Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson offers everything the discerning traveler needs. Our distinctive waterfront hotel offers luxury amenities and a full menu of superior guest services.

We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in New York. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Hyatt Regency to fill our contracted nights with the venue.

PATH TRAIN

Directly in front of the Hyatt is the PATH Train Exchange Place Station which will bring you right into Manhattan. A quick 7 minute train ride and you will get off at the World Trade Center Station and then walk 2-3 minutes to the Fulton Center Subway station. There you can get the subway to almost anywhere in Manhattan.

For those who wish to take the PATH "direct" to 33rd, you would take the PATH train from Exchange Place one stop in the other direction (towards Newark Penn Station) and transfer at "Newport" to catch a PATH train that will take you into the city and travel up 6th Ave, with stops at Christopher Street, 9th St., 14th St. and 23rd St. and 33rd St.

One-way fare is $2.75. Only pay-per-ride Metro Cards can be use on the PATH train.

PATH schedule for Exchange Place Station

NEW YORK WATERWAY FERRY

Just south of the hotel is the Paulus Hook Waterway Ferry Terminal. From there you can catch a ferry to a variety of destinations including the World Financial Center, Pier 11, and 39th Street. Fares range from $4-$8. Additional information is available by calling 1.800.53-FERRY (33779) or visiting the link below.

NY Waterway Fares, Routes & Schedules

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson

2 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Stay Dates:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 —
Monday, October 31, 2016

Must book rooms by: 10/5/2016

Book Your Room

To reserve or confirm your room by phone, call Reservations at +1 201/469-1234 and say you're with the "DIGITAL MEDIA LICENSING ASSOCIATION" group.

Restaurants

LOCAL RESTAURANTS (HYATT STAFF FAVORITES)

Park & Sixth Gastropub – 5 minute walk
New American / craft brews / raw bar
247 Washington Street / (201) 630-4184
http://www.parkandsixthgastro.com

Porta – 10 minute walk or PATH train to Grove St
Italian/Pizza/Bar
135 Newark Avenue / 201-544-5199
http://pizzaporta.com/JERSEY-CITY

Talde Jersey City – 14 minute walk or PATH train to Grove St
Asian Fusion
8 ERIE STREET / 201-630-0077
http://www.taldejerseycity.com/

Taphaus – 7 minute walk
American / 48 Beers on Tap
2 Second Street / 201-626-6000
http://www.taphaus.com/

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Vu Restaurant: 3rd Floor of Hyatt | 201-469-4650| Casual Fine Dining | Contemporary American
Mon-Sun 6:30am-2pm (Breakfast &Lunch) 5-10pm (Dinner). Last Seating is 9:45

Iron Monkey: 97 Greene St. |201-435-5756| Casual American Restaurant & Bar
Sun-Thurs 11am-2am | Fri-Sat 11am-3am
~5 Minutes

Liberty Prime Steakhouse: 111 Montgomery St. |201-333-3633| Steakhouse
Sun-Thurs 11:00am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm | Sat-Sun 11am-4pm (Brunch) |
~8 Minutes

Komegashi: 103 Montgomery St |201-433-4567| Traditional Japanese Cuisine/Sushi
Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm/5pm-10:30pm | Sat-Sun 5pm-10:30pm
~7 Minutes

Edwards Steakhouse: 239 Marin Blvd |201-761-0000| Steakhouse
Mon – Fri 11:00am-11pm Fri Sat 5pm – 11pm
~15 Minutes

Nanking: 101 Hudson St |201-333-6500| Chinese and Thai Fusion Restaurant
Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm | Saturday 12-11pm Sunday 12-10pm
~3 Minutes

Markers Restaurant and Grill: Harborside Plaza 1 |201-433-9870| Casual American
Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm | Closed on weekends.
~2 Minutes

Henry’s on the Hudson: Harborside Plaza 2 |201-915-3663| Casual American
Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm & 4pm-11pm | Closed on weekends
~5 Minutes

John’s:  87 Sussex St near Washington St |201-433-4411| Casual Italian/Pizza
Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm | Fri & Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
~8 Minutes

Bistro La Source: 85 Morris St. (at Washington) |201-209-1717| European/American Fusion
Sun-Sat 11am-11pm | Free parking
~9 Minutes

Amelia’s Bistro: 187 Warren St. (at Morris) |201-332-2200| Casual Eclectic Bistro
Sat-Sun 11am-3pm (Brunch)Sun-Sat 3pm-11pm
~12 Minutes

Presto’s: 199 Warren St. (at Morris St) |201-433-6639| Casual Italian | BYOB
Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch) | Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm (Dinner) | Sunday Closed
~11 Minutes

Sky Thai: 62 Morris St. (at Green St) |201-333-4311| Casual Thai
Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm | Fri 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm | Sat 12pm-11pm | Sun 12pm-10:30pm
~8 Minutes

Light Horse Tavern: 199 Washington St. (at Morris St) |201-946-2028| American and Seafood
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch)| Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm Fri 5pm-11pm- Sat-Sun 5-10pm (Dinner) |
Sat-Sun (Brunch) 10:30am-3pm |
~10 Minutes
Porto Leggero: Harborside Financial Plaza 5(at Hudson & pearl) |201-434-3200| Upscale Italian
Mon-Fri 11: 45 am – 2:45pm (Lunch) Mon-Thurs5pm-9:30pm (Dinner) | Friday 5pm-10pm | Sat- 5pm-10:30pm | Sunday Closed
~5 Minutes

Amiya: 160 Greene Street |201-433-8000| Casual Contemporary Indian Cuisine
Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm (Lunch) | Sat & Sun 12-3:30pm (Dinner) | Sun-Fri 5:30pm-10pm | Sat 5:30pm-11pm
~6 Minutes

Teppan: 319 Warren St (Near Christopher Columbus Dr.) |201-451-9989| Japanese Hibachi/Sushi
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch) | Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-10pm (Dinner) | Fri-Sun 4:30pm-11pm
~8 Minutes

Satis Bistro: 212 Washington St (at Sussex St) |201-435-5151| European/Mediterranean |
| Monday | Closed Tues-Thurs 5 pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 5pm-9pm (Dinner) | Sat-Sun 11am-3pm (Brunch)
~9 Minutes

Battello’s: 502 Washington Blvd |201-798-1798| Upscale Italian
Mon-Fri 11:30am- 2:30pm (Lunch) 5pm-10pm Sun 11am- 10pm (Dinner) |Sat 11am-2:30pm Sun 11am-5pm (Brunch)|
~16 Minutes

Raaz: 537 Washington St |201-533-0111|Casual Indian
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm; 5pm-10:30pm Sat & Sun 12:30pm-10:30pm
~17 Minutes

PJ Ryans: 292 Barrow St |201-333-8752|Casual American Restaurant and Bar
Sun-Thurs 2pm-2am Fri-Sat 2pm-3am
~15 Minutes

Honshu: 31 Montgomery St, 2nd Floor |201-324-2788| Casual Sushi and Noodle Lounge
Mon- Fri 12pm- 3pm | Mon- Sun 5pm-10 pm
~5 Minutes

HopsScotch: 286 Washington St, |201-451-4677| Casual American Gastropub and Sports Bar
Mon - Thur, Sun 11:30 am - 11pm| Fri & Sat 11:30 am – 1 am
~6 Minutes

City Diner: 31 Montgomery St |201-721-5131| Casual American Diner
Mon - Sun 24hrs
~5 Minutes

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: 15 Exchange Place |201-253-1015| Sandwiches
Mon – Fri 11 am - 8pm, Sat 11 am – 5 pm
~2 Minutes

Taqueria: 236 Grove St |201-333-3220| Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Mon – Sun 11 am - 11pm,
~16 Minutes

GP’s Restaurant: 236 Pavonia Ave |201-418-8800| Casual, Italian
Mon – Sat 5 pm - 11pm, Sun Brunch 11 am – 3 pm
~25 Minutes

Barcade: 163 Newark Ave|201-332-4555| Craft Beer Pub/Arcade
Mon – Thur 3 pm - 2pm, Fri - Sat 12 pm – 3 am, Sun 12pm – 2am
~15 Minutes
Tommy 2 Scoops: 177 York St |201-360-0791| Gelato
Mon-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm
~11 Minutes

Transportation

PATH TRAIN

Directly in front of the Hyatt is the PATH Train Exchange Place Station which will bring you right into Manhattan. A quick 7 minute train ride and you will get off at the World Trade Center Station and then walk 2-3 minutes to the Fulton Center Subway station. There you can get the subway to almost anywhere in Manhattan.

For those who wish to take the PATH "direct" to 33rd, you would take the PATH train from Exchange Place one stop in the other direction (towards Newark Penn Station) and transfer at "Newport" to catch a PATH train that will take you into the city and travel up 6th Ave, with stops at Christopher Street, 9th St., 14th St. and 23rd St. and 33rd St.

One-way fare is $2.75. Only pay-per-ride Metro Cards can be use on the PATH train.

PATH schedule for Exchange Place Station

NEW YORK WATERWAY FERRY

Just south of the hotel is the Paulus Hook Waterway Ferry Terminal. From there you can catch a ferry to a variety of destinations including the World Financial Center, Pier 11, and 39th Street. Fares range from $4-$8. Additional information is available by calling 1.800.53-FERRY (33779) or visiting the link below.

NY Waterway Fares, Routes & Schedules