Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2016
Secure one of the last 3 places on the DI Tour by registering here.
Do you want to see digital innovation and feel the entrepreneurial spirit that can impact your media business first hand? Then join us on the Digital Innovators' USA Tour - a week-long tour that will take place in two cities: Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2016.
The Digital Innovators' USA Tour is your chance to visit centres of innovation to meet with entrepreneurs, founders, thought leaders and senior management from technology and media companies at the forefront of change.
Now in its 3rd year, FIPP and VDZ's DI Tour will visit companies on the USA West Coast 17 – 22 April 2016.
While Silicon Valley has long dominated the tech industry, San Francisco is becoming the location of choice for many new and existing companies. Established firms like Twitter and Pinterest as well as startups like Nuzzel and Eventbrite are leasing space in the city because it offers a more attractive lifestyle to talented employees and is increasingly attracting a larger share of venture money. All of this indicates that the seeds of the next innovation cycle are taking root in San Francisco.
While San Francisco is enjoying a boom, Silicon Valley is still thriving. This year saw more patents, more IPOs, and a larger share of venture capital and angel investments than ever before. The Valley is still home to tech giants including Apple, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn who continue to invest heavily in building out their own campuses.
Technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are converging in Los Angeles to launch a whole new breed of entertainment, gaming, ad tech and video companies. After a record year in 2014, Los Angeles is on track to set another new high for venture dollars invested in the region in 2015. While all this new start-up activity is attention worthy, it is also important to remember that LA is already home to highly successful technology ventures including Snapchat, Tinder, Oculus VR, Maker Studios, The Honest Company, and SpaceX. What is making LA such a good breeding ground for innovation is the combination of a steady stream of engineering graduates and a deep pool of creative talent from local industries.
Places on the tour are limited to ensure an intimate, highly interactive experience.
Book your place on the DI Tour 2016 now by filling out the registration form on the FIPP website.
Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2016
San Francisco and Los Angeles
Email us with your questions at info[at]innovators-summit.com
(or when you register for the Summit, indicate your interest in the USA tour on the registration page. We will then email you with more information as soon as we have it available).
Testimonials from Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2015 participants:
"The 2015 Digital Innovators' Tour to New York and Boston has given me valuable insight into some sustainable digital media business models. In these times of uncertainty for 'classic' print publishers it was good to find new angels that have really helped my company to develop a digital strategy. It was an intensive, yet well-organised program. But it was also fun to meet other international publishers providing stimulating conversation, with whom I have stayed in touch since then."
Eric Blok, CEO G+J, The Netherlands
"The Digital Innovators' Tour puts you right in the front line of US digital strategy. You visit media brands at different evolutionary stages and which are operating at different financial scales - but all of them have a story to tell about how they have succeeded in a fast-changing media-landscape. The things we learned are invaluable and still help us drive our own companies' digital strategy, almost a year after we went on the tour."
Sean Fitzpatrick, Chief Creative Officer, Edipresse Media, Hong Kong, China
"I was very impressed by the level of people we got access to. Founders, CEO's, chief editors who sat down and talked to us in a free conversation, very willing to share their insights with us. This grand tour gave me a very useful overview of burning platforms and new ideas in the digital part of our industry."
Marianne Gram, Editor-in-chief, Egmont Publishing Magasiner, Denmark
"I've attended quite a few study trips over the years, and the 2015 Digital Innovators' US Tour is so far the most useful of all. I enjoyed the combination of visits to established giants like Google and Huffington Post, to new trend setters like Quartz and more academic discussions at the Nieman Journalism Lab.
The delegates were taken really good care of, with top class logistics and social events. The discussions continued long after the visits to the media companies, and I still have a professional relationship to some of the participants from other countries. The networking was really good."
Svein-Erik Hole, editor, TU Media, Norway
"By far my best learning experience ever! It was a great mix of inspiration, practical knowledge and useful contacts - plus smooth organisation and an interesting group of participants. I hope to attend it again in the close future!"
Ewa Redel-Bydlowska, Member of the Board, Edipresse Polska, Poland
"This tour delivers pure value. I came home with some great ideas for our business and the tour connected me with many smart media executives."
Jonas Triebel, Publisher, IDG Tech Media, Germany