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PACA 19th Annual Conference

New York, Oct. 19-21

Overview

PACA returns to New York City for our 19th Annual Conference. As the most populous city in the US, NYC is the perfect setting as PACA continues its efforts to bring innovation, inspiration and information to our members and to help move your business forward.

Presentations on where search and visual recognition will be in the future, imbedded imagery, and how academia sees the future of the internet, will be among the many technology sessions planned for the meeting.

We will be teaming up with Visual Connections again to bring you a 4-day event and an opportunity to network with both industry partners and clients. It will feature the PACA Reception on the evening of day 1, the PACA Conference on days 2 and 3 and Visual Connections on day 4.

Venue: The Altman Building, located in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood in New York's Manhattan borough, will be the venue for this event. There will be limited free table space for networking as well as an area for seminars.

Program: PACA is known for its excellent educational program and we are working on another exceptional lineup of speakers and panels. We promise to allow a little more break time between sessions this year. Look for more information in the next couple of weeks on keynote speakers and panelists.

We've secured rooms at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 37 West 24th Street (at Broadway & 5th) New York, NY for $289 per night for nights 10-17-14 thru 10-24-14. You must reserve you room by 9-17-14 to receive this rates.

Program

The program is really taking shape and the conference committee is busy lining up an amazing group of panelists and speakers for two days of stellar sessions to help empower you and your business. From the newest in predictive search technologies for the internet to imbedded image business models, we will bring you the latest trends in the licensing industry.

We're excited to announce that Frank Fuchs, OSS Evangelist for Microsoft, will be our keynote speaker and kick the meeting off with a lively and informative discussion on Bing Technology and how predictive search will affect licensing content in the future. Thank you Microsoft for sponsoring his appearance!

Prof. Serge Belongie from Cornell University will join Prof. Kai Barthel from the University of Berlin and Harro Stokman from the University of Amsterdam to discuss academia's research into advanced search.

Always popular, our Buyer's Panel, this year will focus on buyers with less that 5 years in their roles. We'll hear how these newbies source media and how it's different than in the past. Also, a panel on best practices in licensing motion will be presented and sponsored by ACSIL. What's hot, what's not and how does motion differ from other licensing models?

It's always hard to stay up with the newest technologies, but we'll try to help with discussions on imbedded image business models, drone imaging and light field cameras, 4k motion and more.

A legal session with French Attorney, Ann Katel-Martineau and our counsel Nancy Wolff will include information on the current status of the lawsuits in the European Union vs. Google and the latest in the Copyright Office's inquiries into changes in the copyright law.

Digital media is a hot topic right now with investors. Our panel of investors will talk about what they are looking for to make investments in content companies. Panelists include:

Other sessions to be announced and the formal program will appear here shortly.

Attendance Fee and Discount Schedule

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

Date PACA Member Affiliate Organization* Member Non-Members
Jul 1-Jul 31 $650 $695 $895
Aug 1 - Sep 15 $695 $745 $995
Sep 16 - Oct 15 $800 $850 $1095
At The Door $900 $950 $1195

* "Affiliate Organization" include all North American photography and media related trade associations any trade orginzation that serves the creative community.

Note: All prices USD.

Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee.

20% discount for companies sending three or more attendees.

Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 31, 2014.

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For up-to-date pricing information, click the "Attendance Fee" tab. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. 20% discount available for companies sending three or more attendees. Please contact the PACA office for more information. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 31, 2014.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Have a brand, service, or product of benefit to PACA Conference attendees? A sponsorship at the PACA 19th Annual International Conference delivers your message during, and after the event. Your company name and logo will be prominent throughout the Conference: featured on the Conference Sponsor webpage, in both the printed and online programs, and on signage displayed in high-traffic Conference areas.

We've listed some possible sponsorship opportunities below. PACA welcomes additional sponsorship ideas, so please feel free to contact us with suggestions.

Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make sponsorship arrangements, please contact Cathy Aron at execdirector@pacaoffice.org or call call 714/815-8427.

Event Sponsor — $2500 ($3500 for non-member)

Put your brand in front of every attendee throughout the weekend with a stand in our highest traffic area at the Conference. The very limited number of exhibition stands will be an unrivalled branding opportunity.

  • One free attendee
  • Exhibition stand to be set up as you choose
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
Opening Night "Meet and Greet"— Contact Cathy Aron at 714/815-8427 for price

Make a great first impression on our attendees by sponsoring the kickoff event of the conference.

  • One free attendee
  • Your company name and logo on all relevant event signage
  • Option to display your brand at the event
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
PACA Reception Sponsorship: Sponsored by Shutterstock

To be held Monday evening at the amazing Shutterstock offices located in the Empire State Building!

  • One free attendee
  • Your company name and logo on all relevant event signage
  • Option to display your brand (includeing video) at the event
  • Verbal recognition during reception
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Video Sponsorship

In exchange for the following, you'll provide recording and editing services for two days.

  • One free attendee in addition to support staff
  • Your company name and logo on all relevant event signage
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Coffee/Tea Sponsorship — $2000

Put your brand in the hands of every attendee for both days attendee will be sipping from a cup with your name all weekend.

  • Your company name and logo on cup used at all coffee breaks
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Lanyard Sponsorship (Badge Holders) — $2000

All weekend, hundreds of people will be getting up close and personal with your branding.

  • Your company name and logo on lanyard, given to all attendees when they register
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Registration Bags — $2000

Attendees will carry your company logo around all weekend, then take it home to use again. The PACA logo will also appear on the bag and we prefer a sturdy, re-useable bag made of green materials.

  • Your company name and logo on bag given to attendees when they register
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Your company's billboard in increased rotation on PACA homepage
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Pen Sponsorship — $750

A take-home sponsorship, helping your brand stay in mind long after the Conference is over.

  • Your company name and logo on pen given to attendees when they register
  • Your company name and logo on pen used in all Conference sessions
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Notebook Sponsorship — $750

A take-home sponsorship, helping your brand stay in mind long after the Conference is over.

  • Your company name and logo on bag given to attendees when they register
  • Inclusion of your logo on the PACA Conference website with a link to your own website
  • Option to include your company flyer in the registration materials
  • Special recognition in the digital and printed programs
Registration Materials — $250 for PACA Members, $400 for non-members

If you are looking for brand exposure in a wordier or more recyclable way, you may include your company flyer in the Conference registration packet for a fee.

Accomodations

Centrally located at 37 West 24th Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway) in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, the Wyndham Garden Manhattan Hotel Chelsea delivers the energy and culture of New York City. Located in the heart of Chelsea and bordering Midtown, Union Square and Gramercy, this modern high-rise hotel is perfect for weekend getaways, family vacations and business travel. Stroll through the Chelsea neighborhood and marvel at the world-renowned Flatiron Building, a block from the hotel. Our Manhattan hotel is home base in New York City.

Wyndham Garden Hotel

37 West 24th Street (at Broadway & 5th)
New York, NY 10010

Stay Dates:
Friday, October 17, 2014 —
Thursday, Ocotober 24, 2014

Must book rooms by: 09/17/2014

More Info

To make a reservation use the button above or call Reservations at +1 212/243-0800 x7022 and say you want to make a booking with the "PACA" group.