Microstock Expo & Conference 16th & 17th Nov 2013 Berlin - andel's Hotel a greate one

Professional stock contributor? Don’t miss Microstock Expo 2013. The world’s top global professionals will converge to debate, create and elevate the microstock industry.

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Conference Schedule

Friday November 15

  • Early Registration 18:00—21:00

    Come get your badge and showbag early and beat the rush! [Read More]

    The registration desk is to the right-side of the hotel foyer, visible through the glass walls. Simply bring your printed ticket to collect your badge and showbag and be ready for action!

  • Scoopshot PhotoWalk 13:00 — 17:00

    Join us as we shoot stock models at some of Berlin's premier sites, guided by Giorgio Fochesato [Read More]

    Arrive early and take part in the pre-conference Scoopshot PhotoWalk around berlin.

    The Scoopshot PhotoWalk will be lead by Giorgio Fochesato, an experienced microstock photographer who knows Berlin, speaks German and English (and Italian), and is expert in leading group photoshoots.

    We’ll have two young models joining us at all locations. They’ll have full hair, makeup and wardrobe. You’ll be able to direct and shoot them and license the photos on Scoopshot and in the microstock market.

    Here’s the route:

    • 13:00 departure by tram from andel’s Hotel, destination Alexanderplatz
    • 13:45 official begin at Neptunbrunnen in Alexanderplatz
    • Around 14:15 we will be at Hackerscher Markt
    • 15:00 – 16:00 Lustgarten / Museuminsel
    • 17:00 back to Alexanderplatz

    The PhotoWalk is open to all conference attendees and there is no additional cost.

    We’re running a Private Task within Scoopshot for the PhotoWalk. If you aren’t already a member, sign up and install Scoopshot to participate in the task. Some photos from the task will be shown in the conference PitchFest on Saturday afternoon. You’re welcome to shoot with both the Scoopshot app and your DSLR or other camera.

    The models will sign releases that will be available to conference attendees on request.

    If you don’t want to shoot, you’re still more than welcome to come along for the spectacle.

    Come join the fun and kick off your conference networking early!

  • Welcome Reception 21:00 — Late

    Join us in the bar of the conference hotel for a meet and greet overlooking the Berlin skyline [Read More]

    To celebrate the opening of Microstock Expo we’re gathering in the hotel bar up on the top floor. Come and meet the conference speakers, sponsors and organisers all together for the first time as we kick off the weekend’s festivities.

Saturday November 16

  • Welcome and Bruce Livingstone Keynote 9:00 — 10:00

    Welcome address by Lee Torrens and Amos Struck, followed by the Bruce Livingstone keynote. [Read More]

    Welcome address to open the conference by event producers Lee Torrens and Amos Struck, followed by a 50-minute keynote with audience Q&A with microstock pioneer Bruce Livingstone.

  • Walk the Floor 10:00 — 10:15

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious patries generously provided by Envato.

  • Microstock Strategy 10:15 — 11:30

    Panel featuring leading contributors discussing strategic elements of microstock business [Read More]

    Session covering strategy elements for microstock contributors, including distribution, staffing, outsourcing, analytics and research.

    Speakers:

    • Jean-Marie Guyon
    • Cathy Yuelet
    • Joshua Hodge
    • Elnur Amikishiev
    • Kate Kholyavskaya

    Moderator: Stephen Gibson

  • Walk the Floor 11:30 — 11:45

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious pastries generously provided by Envato.

  • Yuri Arcurs Keynote 11:45 — 12:45

    Keynote and audience Q&A with celebrity microstocker Yuri Arcurs [Read More]

    Where else can you hear the ultra-successful and often controversial king of microstock contributors, Yuri Arcurs, deliver a dedicated presentation and then take questions from the industry elite? Only at Microstock Expo!

  • Lunch 12:45 — 13:45

    Enjoy a full buffet lunch in the hotel restaurant. Lunch is included in your ticket price.

  • Keywording 13:45 — 15:00

    Panel to explore keywording for microstock contributors, including analysis, methods and techniques [Read More]

    What’s the difference between a top quality stock file and a top selling stock file? Keywords!

    This session will cover analysis techniques and methods, the tools and services to implement them, and the impact they have on sales success.

    Speakers:

    • Robert Davies
    • Mark Milstein
    • Luis Alvarez

    Moderator: Robert Kneschke

  • Walk the Floor 15:00 — 15:30

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious pastries generously provided by Envato.

  • PitchFest 15:30 — 17:00

    Turning the boring sales pitch on its head, this session offers a fun and entertaining guide to microstock services [Read More]

    Everybody likes to hear about new services but nobody likes to sit through a boring sales presentation. The PitchFest solves this dilemma!

    With a strict 5 minute limit, presenters are challenged to make their pitches fun, engaging and interactive. And to create a ‘festive’ atmosphere we’ll be giving everyone in the audience a caffeine and sugar rush via a free can of RedBull!  Cheering for good presentations will be highly encouraged.

    The presentations that are already planned will include free give-aways, competitions, videos and live demos. This is going to be the most enjoyable 60 minutes of the entire expo!

    Scheduled to pitch are: Shutterstock, Depositphotos, ProImageExperts, PantherMedia, Pixta, Pressfoto, XMStore, Exclupics, StockPerformer, Pixolution, Mediastamp, Wacom, Canva and Scoopshot.

  • The Shutterstock Party 20:00 — 23:00

    Shutterstock invites you to Volksbar for an evening you won't soon forget! [Read More]

    Shutterstock invites you to enjoy an evening of drink, finger food, fabulous photos and fun!

    Volksbar – Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 39, 10178 Berlin

    8pm until late!

Sunday November 17

  • Super-Interview 9:00 — 10:00

    Join Lee Torrens as he interviews Bruce Livingstone, Yuri Arcurs and Shutterstock's Scott Braut [Read More]

    Join Lee Torrens as he interviews Bruce Livingstone, Yuri Arcurs and Shutterstock’s Scott Braut, live on stage, in an intimate discussion of key issues and opportunities in our industry. Want to ask Bruce about the Stocksy strategy? Want to ask Yuri why he chose an exclusive distribution partner? Want to ask Scott about upcoming services at Shutterstock? This is your chance!

  • Walk the Floor 10:00 — 10:15

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious patries generously provided by Envato.

  • Mobile Stock 10:15 — 11:30

    Hear everything you need to know from those closest to the mobile stock photo revolution [Read More]

    As leaders of five of the most dominant players in mobile stock photography take to the stage, you’ll hear everything you ever needed to know about the opportunities and challenges of the mobile revolution and what it means for your business.

    Speakers:

    • Florian Meissner
    • Petri Rahja
    • David Los
    • Elena Flannagan-Eister
    • Bernd Schmekel
  • Walk the Floor 11:30 — 11:45

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious pastries generously provided by Envato.

  • Portfolio Reviews 11:45 — 12:45

    Three separate open portfolio reviews for photo, video and illustration [Read More]

    Three simultaneous open portfolio review sessions:

    • Photo
    • Video
    • Illustration

    Read more…

  • Lunch 12:45 — 13:45

    Enjoy a full buffet lunch in the hotel restaurant. Lunch is included in your ticket price.

  • Creative Soul 13:45 — 15:00

    Exploring the balance of creativity and commercialism in microstock production and sales [Read More]

    Explore the balance of commercialism and creativity in stock, covering inspiration, style, trend watching, genres, and concepts / stories / situation / message.

    Speakers:

    • Giorgio Fochesato
    • Melanie Perkins
    • Nuno Silva

    Moderator: Tyler Olson

  • Walk the Floor 15:00 — 15:15

    Relax and enjoy yourself in the vibrant exhibition room, with coffee and delicious pastries generously provided by Envato.

  • Masterclasses 15:15 — 18:00

    Four simultaneous masterclasses on photo, video, illustration and agency [Read More]

    Four simultaneous masterclasses:

    • Depositphotos Photo Masterclass
    • Pond5 Video Masterclass
    • Wacom Illustration Masterclass
    • Agency Masterclass

    Read more…

  • MEXPO Awards Ceremony 19:00 — 20:00

    Join us as we present the MEXPO Awards in a Hollywood-style ceremony [Read More]

    A fun evening to celebrate excellence in the microstock industry. Awards are given to winners in various categories, voted on by attendees prior to the event.

    The Categories Are:

    • Best New Innovation from a Microstock Agency
    • Fastest Submission Process at a Microstock Agency
    • Fastest Growing Agency in Contributor Royalties
    • Best Agency Mobile App
    • Hottest Models
    • Most Innovative Concept in a Stock Shoot
    • Most Expensive Shoot
    • Best Newcomer Microstock Contributor
    • Best Contributor Service
    • Best Pitchfest

    Prizes provided by Wacom and others.

  • Closing Party 21:00 — 02:00

    Celebrate the successful conclusion of Microstock Expo with Bavarian spirit and German beer served in a ‘Maßkrug’ (Stein) at the Hofbräuhaus Berlin.

    Hofbräuhaus Berlin
    Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 30
    10178 Berlin

    A handy map: bit.ly/mexpobeer

Interactive Sessions

Photo + Video + Illustration + Agency

This year we're taking interactivity to a whole new level, splitting some of the Sunday sessions into 3 or 4 tracks by media type.

Interactive Masterclasses

  • Depositphotos Photo Masterclass
  • Pond5 Video Masterclass
  • Wacom Illustration Masterclass
  • Agency Workshop

Free to watch, but book your shooting ticket when you register!

Portfolio Reviews

Have your files reviewed by top-selling microstockers in a 90-minute long, super-educational, open review. Separate sessions for photo, video & illustration.

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