>play: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference Tickets

play: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference

>play: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference, which takes place on Saturday, November 5th, is reaching out to the Laughing Squid community with a few free tickets to their event (the admission is normally $125.00). Here’s more info:

>play: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference Welcomes Laughing Squid

A venture capitalist will ponder the future of digital media with a mash-up DJ. Chris Anderson from Wired will moderate a panel of leading longtail practitioners. Top product and interactive designers will address the issue of how the discipline of design contributes to competitive advantage – to name just a few of the highlights at the inaugural >play Digital Media Conference at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley on November 5.

The speaker and panelist lineup includes Marissa Mayer, director of consumer products at Google; Brett Lovelady, president of Astro Studios (designers of the Xbox 360); Philip Rosedale, Founder & CEO of Linden Labs; Jason Calacanis, Founder of Weblogs, Inc.; Lane Becker, co-founder of Adaptive Path; and Om Malik, Blogger and Senior Writer, Business 2.0 Magazine. The new panelists join keynote speakers Cammie Dunaway, CMO at Yahoo!, Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president of Adobe, and Neil Young, GM of Electronic Arts’ Los Angeles studio.

>play will also host an expo of digital media technologies and an interactive gaming center, as well as an after-party displaying digital media artwork at Fluid in San Francisco.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the conference, and the organizers of the event would like to reach out to the Laughing Squid community by offering free tickets to the first 10 people who respond expressing interest in attending. Tickets are normally $125 (a few regular priced tickets are also still available). This is event is now sold out.

For tickets and more information, visit playconference.org.

UPDATE: My photos are now online.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.