The Big Apple is getting its own streaming content convention. On Tuesday, LeftField Media and Tubefilter announced they are launching Stream Con NYC, which will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
Like the annual Stream Market conference in Santa Monica or VidCon in Anaheim, Stream Con NYC will have events that cater to platforms, brands and content creators, as well as fans.
“Stream Con NYC is a reflection of rapidly evolving consumer behavior,” said Greg Topalian, president of LeftField Media, in a statement. “Industries are all grappling with how best to connect with a new audience, and Stream Con NYC is where these worlds converge and where the engagement begins.”
Stream Con has already secured the participation of numerous top players in the digital content space, including AwesomenessTV, Big Frame, Collective Digital Studio, Condé Nast Entertainment, Dailymotion, Defy Media, Endemol Beyond USA, Fullscreen, Jukin Media, Kin Community, Maker Studios, MiTú, Inc., New Form Digital, StyleHaul and Vimeo.
The three-day event will begin with Stream Con Industry Summit, a full day of panels, networking and discussions. The remaining two days will feature both industry-related events and meet & greets, photo ops and merchandise for fans.
Founded by Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen as an online industry publication, Tubefilter also produces the annual Streamy Awards and Social Media Week Los Angeles.
Topalian founded and managed large-scale events such as New York Comic Con and PAX, before launchng LeftField Media with Britton Jones, Mac Brighton and Sharon Enright of Business Journals, Inc.