5 Reasons to attend PLAY 2019

5 Reasons to attend PLAY 2019

It’s that time of year when the Brightcove team is in full-blown PLAY mode, planning out all the exciting final details of our annual conference. Scheduled to take place in Boston from May 14 through 16, PLAY 2019 will be a can’t-miss event for innovators in a variety of different industries and market segments. Whether you’re a PLAY newbie or a seasoned vet, here are five reasons you should attend this year’s conference:

1. Participate in hands-on learning and in-depth strategy sessions

Each year, our annual PLAY conference gathers the best and brightest industry leaders for a few days of learning and networking. While you’re there, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with Brightcove partners and sponsors, see upcoming Brightcove features and future innovations, and learn best practices that will take your video strategy to the next level. Check out our agenda for more information on each session.

2.  Enjoy an extra day of programming

This year, PLAY has extended from two to three days — which means you get to enjoy even more top-notch, curated content. Our 2019 schedule includes a full day of hands-on workshops, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about everything from developing a video strategy to producing a video and using video throughout your sales process.

3.  Hear from inspiring keynote speakers

Prepare to be wowed by the keynote speakers at PLAY 2019. On Wednesday, May 15, you’ll hear from Neil Harbisson, a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist. Harbisson is best known for being the first person to have an antenna (which allows him to perceive colors through audible vibrations) implanted in his skull — and for being recognized as a cyborg by a government in an official capacity. Harbisson’s art explores huge topics such as human perception, identity, and the connection between sound and sight.

On Thursday, May 16, you’ll hear from Jade Simmons, a speaker, author, and concert pianist. Known as classical music’s “No. 1 Maverick,” Simmons’s riveting performances combine innovation and passion. She also trains visionaries, influencers, and future powerhouses on how to market their messages to the world and expand their platforms.

4.  Remain at the forefront of the digital revolution

Interested in staying on the cutting edge of your industry? Then PLAY 2019 is the conference for you. This year’s agenda includes a variety of exciting spotlight sessions, workshops, and TechTalks that will cover everything from incorporating video into your sales process to the latest wave of technology shaping the media world.

If you’re passionate about exciting new digital trends, you won’t want to miss Video Marketing’s New Frontier: Content With No Screens. During her session, Cathy Hackl, an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) speaker, will dive into the emerging technology driving the future of spatial computing and content marketing.

5.  Network to your heart’s desire

Every year, PLAY attendees tell our team that their favorite part of the conference is the variety of networking opportunities. By attending this year’s event, you’ll get the chance to connect with industry leaders and innovators during lunch, intermission breaks, and fun events like our sponsored happy hour and the annual PLAY party. Grab a stack of business cards and get ready to mingle with an engaging group of peers and prospective partners.

And if you want to take your networking experience to the next level, be sure to download our PLAY 2019 app. In the app, you’ll be able to connect with other attendees, create a personalized agenda, participate in live polls, answer surveys, and more. Stay tuned for updates on the app release!

Of course, there are way more than just five reasons to attend PLAY 2019. This year’s conference is shaping up to be one of our best yet, and we hope you join us for three days of learning, networking, and fun!

Interested in attending PLAY 2019?