Okay ... with Jarred's blessing it's time to spill some beans.
Steve Sherrick, who produced the NAB 2009 REDUSER EVENT & I have partnered to produce a series of very, very special EAST COAST REDUSER EVENTS.
Here's the plan as it stands -
October 2009 - NYC (target date October 24th)
December 2009 - Boston
February 2010 - NYC
APRIL 2010 - NAB REDUSER EVENT
June 2010 - NYC
August 2010 - Boston
October 2010 - NYC
December 2010 - Boston
These will be ALL DAY events on SATURDAYS ending with a screening of a (at least one) feature film shot on RED and .... a party.
Because life is short.
We are currently focused on securing the venues in NYC and Boston. This will dictate some logistics of what we can or cannot do - as well as our budgetary constraints - once we have secured we can meet with potential sponsors, which we expect to do during IBC. Several companies have expressed interest privately, so I am confident enough to post.
I was totally impressed with what Steve did at NAB and totally excited to collaborate with him on producing some kick ass events.
We would love all your ideas and feedback as we shape the events - but the general concept is to combine a social, networking atmosphere with presentations, panels, demos and guest speakers. We are going to push hard to create exciting, educational panels and get the right guest speakers and presenters so this is not just "watch the vendors do the dog and pony show".
Stay tuned ....