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Blu-Con 1.0: The First Congress for Blu-ray Innovation

Demonstrating the senior executive commitment behind Blu-Con 1.0, the 1st Congress of Blu-ray Innovation, the opening address will be presented by Warner Home Video President/ DEG President Ron Sanders who has called this event "a call to action for the home entertainment community to share knowledge about Blu-ray's marketing success while focusing on new opportunities for Blu-ray in the future."

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will provide updates about what consumers seem to want from the format and how well it is faring out in the marketplace. Ted oversees strategic content acquisition for Netflix and manages the company's relationships with studios, networks, filmmakers and producers.

Speakers include:

Chris Brown, CEO and President, Metabeam Andrew Carlson, Executive Director of Interactive Media, New Wave Ent. Steven Chester, General Manager Worldwide, Blink Digital Erin Crawford, SVP and GM, Nielsen Home Ent. Russ Crupnick, President, NPD Music & Movies Eric Dilts, President -- U.S., AudioDev Marc Finer, Technical Director, DEG Paul Gluckman, Managing Editor, CE Daily Rolf Hartley, SVP and GM - Professional Products Group, Sonic Solutions Mark Johnson, CEO, Javelin Ventures / Co-author of DVD Demystified Aslam Khader, CTO, Marketing and Strategy, Ensequence Isaac Larbi, CEO - U.S., Sofatronic Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the BDA Global Promotions Committee Mike Mitchell, EVP and GM, Sony DADC Paulette E. Pantoja, Founder/CEO, BluFocus Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video/President, DEG Ted Sarnados, Chief Content Officer, Netflix John Town, SVP of Blu-ray R&D, Technicolor Adam Vadnais, Supervising Producer, Trailer Park Zane Vella, President, Related Content Data Base

Discussion Topics Include:

--How Consumers Will Interface With Content Through Blu-ray Disc --Building the Technology Backbone for BD-Live --BD and BD-Live: Marketing Interactivity and Infotainment --Authoring Panel: Creating the Future and Keeping Up With Demand --View from the Plant: Replication and Distribution --Retail View: The Transition to Blu-ray --Creative Panel: Where Marketing Meets Inspiration --Putting It All Together: Innovative Technology -- Tools, Systems & Services --Research Update: Blu-ray: By the Numbers --Blu-ray Hardware Trends and Innovation

Monday, December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm
Beverly Hills