Monday, February 14, 2011

Uniting Colorado's Technology and Entertainment Industries: Digital Media Symposium – 2/18


DiMe: Digital Media Symposium

Friday, February 18 at 1 p.m.

St. Julien Hotel

900 Walnut Street, Boulder

The Digital Media Symposium (DiMe), dedicated to Colorado's digital creators in entertainment and technology, and those who innovate at media's cutting edge, takes place on Friday, February 18th at St. Julien Hotel in downtown Boulder. Visionary leaders from the film, media and gaming industries will discuss applications of new technology as well as how to engage and collaborate. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at

DiMe 2011 Panels

Digital Distribution and Monetization

Where's innovation in entertainment headed in 2011? If there's a screen of any size, these speakers will find a way to get content on it.


Shira Lazar,panelist, Disrupt/Group, LA-based web personality, tech expert and webisode producer

Ann Van Orsdel, panelist, The1stMovement, partner and president, Colorado-based national digital agency

Peter Roberts, panelist, Starz!Digital, VP Sales Strategy and Development, Colorado

David Slayden, moderator,  Boulder Digital Works. Digital Innovator

Andrew Steele, panelist, Funny or Die, Emmy award winning writer for television, cable  and the web

Julian Farrior panelist, Backflip Studios, wildly popular Colorado i-Phone applications developer

The Future of 3D

In 2011 3D's going from gimmick to gold. Catch a sneak peek at what the brightest national and local minds in digital entertainment are doing.


Richard Buchanan, panelist, Comcast Media Center, VP, GM Content Operations and Engineering, Colorado telecom start-up veteran

Joshua Greer, panelist, RealD, Co-Founder, Award winning 3D technology, based in Boulder

Don Hahn, moderator, Stone Circle Pictures, LA-based animated and 3D film producer, "Beauty and the Beast" and "Lion King"

Kurt Hall, panelist, National CineMedia, CEO, 3D innovation

Mark Lyons, Idol Minds, Boulder-county based game developer

Kathy Beeck, director of the Boulder International Film Festival, said, "The goal of the Digital Media Symposium is to bring together national and local visionary leaders and artists in film, cable and broadcasting, gaming and mobile industries to discuss the potential for collaboration as well as the evolution of new technology on creative innovation, specifically in entertainment-based digital media."

DiMe begins at 1 p.m., followed by a cash bar reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. DiMe is a collaboration between the Boulder International Film Festival, Colorado Creative Industries and the Boulder Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Tickets for DiMe are $50 in advance at $65 at the door. Students are only $40. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 303-786-7030.