You know that adept digital storytelling is key to successfully creating an organic community. That’s true whether you’re a publisher, tech company or brand.But tech and trends are radically different today than just a year ago. Everything from contextual and native advertising to branded entertainment to sharable content is changing at the speed of light. Maybe a little faster. How do you keep up?

Connect with colleagues at the cutting edge. ENGAGE is a one-day event that connects you with a carefully selected group of experts, visionaries and leaders to talk about trends in digital storytelling—and what new developments to get ready for. It’s a terrific opportunity to meet people in a setting that’s informal, informative, and inspiring.

Cross-platform storytelling. With first-class content. With a special focus on content creation, we’ll look at innovative ways to fine-tune storytelling across different fields. We’ll examine the role of current and emerging technology. We’ll help you create and drive amazing content for your audience and brand.

You’ll be glad you were here. Reserve now for ENGAGE, and we’ll save your seat for the one conference that digital content creators and client-facing teams shouldn’t miss. It’s an in-depth, updated look at digital storytelling, from connected devices to retail to editorial and creative content–and a networking opportunity you won’t get anywhere else (without stalking our guest speakers).

For speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Doreen Naor at dnaor@talkforumnyc.com.

ENGAGE 2014 Speakers:


Confirmed Speakers:

Ross Hoffman | Director of Brand Strategy | Twitter

Doug Scott | Founder & President | OgilvyEntertainment

Avi Savar | Founder & Chief Creative Office | Big Fuel

Kirk Cheyfitz| CEO | Story Worldwide

Troy Young | President |Hearst Digital Media

Lewis D’Vorkin | Chief Product Officer | Forbes

Megan Liberman | Editor in Chief | Yahoo! News

Walter Levitt | Chief Marketing Officer | Comedy Central

Lauren Connolly | Executive Vice President Executive Creative Director | BBDO

Dirk Barnett | Creative Director | The New Republic

Vin Farrell | Chief Content Officer | Havas Worldwide

Nelson Freitas | EVP, Director of Planning | Wunderman

Arwa Mahdawi |Strategy Director, North America | Contagious Magazine

Philippe von Borries | Co-Founder and CEO | Refinery29

Evan Ratliff | Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief | Atavist

Drew Bartkiewicz | Co-Founder and CEO | lettrs

Jeff Newton | Associate Producer | 60 Minutes

Diaz Nesamoney | CEO | Jivox

Dan Gardner | Co-Founder | Code and Theory

Matt Semel | Director, Producer and Founder | Cowboy Bear Ninja and 10ton

James Cooper | Editorial Director | Adweek

Chet Fenster | Managing Partner,  Head of Content | MEC

Ben Dietz | SVP, Head of Sales | VICE Media

Carolyn Fox | Digital Travel Editor | National Geographic Travel

Jennifer StalzerVP Global DigitalCorporate Communications | MasterCard

Derek Murphy | General Manager | USA TODAY

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