SOURCE: Team Lightbulb

September 10, 2007 13:57 ET

New Conference Planning/Event Management Firm Announces IPTV, Digital Content, Telecom Conferences

Registration for Two New Team Lightbulb Conferences Open; Speaker Proposals Accepted for Telecom2008 at NAB Show

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Team Lightbulb, a newly formed conference planning, trade show management, and event management organization, announced the schedule for three conferences. Team Lightbulb is creating content, producing, selling, marketing and managing logistics for all three.

Two conferences focus on telecom/IPTV;

-- Telecom Crash Course: Exploring the IPTV Universe, October 25, 2007, New York City. Developed by Team Lightbulb, this new conference features telecom guru Steven Shepard, who will explore the IPTV landscape and examine next-gen applications and broadband video;

-- Telecom2008, April 15-16, 2008, Las Vegas. Team Lightbulb will again produce its highly successful conference for telecom professionals at the NAB Show, focusing on key issues facing carriers as they consider or begin deploying IPTV services.

The third conference focuses on digital content:

-- Digital Content Summit, November 7, 2007, Philadelphia. Also developed by Team Lightbulb, this conference will be held in connection with the International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) and details the processes required to repurpose/create, protect, distribute, and monetize digital content.

Registration for the Telecom Crash Course and the Digital Content Summit is open. Speaker proposals for Telecom2008 are being accepted. (Please see above links for more information.)

Team Lightbulb was established in January 2007 as face-to-face and online conferences and trade shows are on the rise. "In addition to traditional event organizers such as trade associations, organizations such as publishers are using conferences and webinars as marketing tools and new revenue streams," according to John Abel, Partner at Team Lightbulb. "Our extensive experience allows us to help our clients with all aspects of face-to-face or online events. We develop strategic plans, develop programming, secure speakers, sell sponsorships and exhibit space, market, and run events."

In addition to Abel, Team Lightbulb includes industry veterans Lee Ann Burr, Mark Rebholz and Sean Sullivan. Together they have more than 80 years experience developing strategic plans, producing, developing programming, branding, and marketing conferences, trade shows and educational programs, as well as selling exhibitions/sponsorships, webinars and other face-to-face and online experiences. They have worked with a wide range of associations and organizations including NAB, USTelecom, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA).

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