The top 5 media events to attend in 2019

Brightcove News 2/13/2019

Throughout the year, a variety of exciting media events bring together the best and brightest broadcasters, publishers, and OTT providers for learning, networking, and more. By attending these in-person events, you can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with prospective clients face-to-face—while also learning all about the latest innovations in your space.

Not sure which conferences to attend this year? Check out our guide to the top five media events you should prioritize in 2019:

1. DigiDay Publishing Summit

  • When: March 27–29, 2019

  • Where: Vail, CO

  • Content details: This year’s event will focus on how publishers are keeping up with the changing advertising landscape and diversifying their revenue. The agenda covers topics ranging from how to balance subscriptions with advertising in OTT to where diversification is heading.

  • Why you should attend: You’ll have ample opportunities to make valuable connections—from eight-minute business meetings to cocktail receptions and after-hours hangouts.

2. NAB

  • When: April 6–11, 2019

  • Where: Las Vegas, NV

  • Content details: This year’s NAB Show includes a variety of attractions and pavilions, as well as eight conference programs (Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference, Business of Media, Content Strategies, Creative Master Series, Digital Futures Exchange, Future of Cinema Conference, NXT Tech Symposium, and The Influencer Series). The agenda covers topics ranging from how to create compelling content to building and sustaining a franchise.

  • Why you should attend: You’ll get to see the unveiling of ground-breaking new technology and innovative solutions, while gaining big-picture insights on the latest disruptive trends.

3. Streaming Media East

  • When: May 7–8, 2019

  • Where: New York, NY

  • Content details: This year’s event includes six tracks (Business & Strategy Track, Technical & How-To Track, OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, Live Streaming Summit, and Discovery Track). The agenda covers topics ranging from enhancing media with machine learning to the state of server-side ad insertion.

  • Why you should attend: You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the innovative approaches that leaders in your space are deploying in OTT, live streaming, content monetization, and other major areas.


  • When: May 14–16, 2019

  • Where: Boston, MA

  • Content details: Our annual event includes a variety of engaging spotlight sessions, workshops, keynotes, and TechTalks that will arm you with the insights and inspiration you need to break through to audiences everywhere. This year’s agenda covers everything from monetization and distribution to the neuroscience of fandom.

  • Why you should attend: Check out our recent blog post for five reasons to attend PLAY 2019.

5. Code Conference

  • When: June 10–12, 2019

  • Where: Scottsdale, AZ

  • Content details: The invitation-only conference brings together the biggest names in technology to dig deep into the opportunities and challenges of the industry. This year’s speakers include David Solomon, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs.

  • Why you should attend: You’ll have the opportunity to network with a global community of technology leaders and startups with exciting futures.

Attending media events and conferences throughout the year empowers you to immerse yourself in the latest trends and innovations—and leave armed with actionable insights to optimize your 2019 strategy. Which events are on your list?