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Mondo.NYC: Exploring the Future of Music


Created as a forum for industry pioneers and veterans to come together to discuss the future of the music industry as well as the latest in music technology, Mondo.NYC returns — plus a curated music festival for discerning fans of emerging artists around the world. Now in its fifth year, this virtual event, running October 13 to 16, looks into how the music world has been upended by the COVID pandemic with panels featuring over 200 leading music, arts, media and tech executives and entrepreneurs, round tables, private one-on-ones and more.

Mondo.NYC 2020 will feature keynotes from: 

  • Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy
  • GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Aloe Blacc
  • SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe, omalilly projects Founder Binta Niambi Brown
  • Ty Stiklorius, Founder & CEO of Friends At Work
  • Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records, Founding Board Member of The Innocence Project
  •  Kevin Lyman, Founder/Producer of the Vans Warped Tours and Co-Founder of the 320 Festival.

2020 will also see a conversation on the "The Future of Streaming” between RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier and DiMA CEO Garrett Levin; a conversation between BMG’s John Loeffler, internationally-recognized singer/songwriter/performer Rufus Wainwright and acclaimed songwriter/record producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis; plus appearances by Tim Westergren, Founder of Sessions; legendary recording producer/engineer Ron Saint Germain; six-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist/composer Christian McBride; entrepreneur and live entertainment executive Bill Silva; President of Music Business Association Portia Sabin; and dozens more.

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Mondo NYC
October 13 - 16, 2020

CES Live 2021: The Digital Show on the Future of Electronics


For the first time the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be making its CES Live event virtual. Running January 6 to 9, 2021, CES Live promises to have the keynote talks, product showcases, and networking opportunities of the pre-Covid iteration of the show. Keep an eye on the CES website for special announcement on the first week of January. 

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CES Live 2021
January 6 - 9, 2021

Play NYC: A Streaming Convention that Celebrates NYC's Gaming Devs

Play NYC is New York’s largest game convention for creators and players alike and for the first time, Play NYC will be online, free to attend, and a full week long. Running August 10 to 16, Play NYC was launched in 2017 and celebrates NYC’s gaming development scene and features the latest releases from studios large and small, and from developers old and new. Expect 70+ games from New York and beyond in addition to talks, panels, Graffiti Games, and exclusive demos.

This year’s Graffiti Games segment, presented by Rockstar Games, commissions developers to make socially conscious games for Play NYC. This year’s Graffiti Games will feature the work of five talented Black game developers that focus on the importance of creating a safe space for all to be their authentic selves. 

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August 10 - 16, 2020

BookExpo Online & BookConline Explore How the Literary World is Affected by Covid

The show must go on for the colossal publishing event BookExpo, so BookExpo Online will be bringing panels and discussions on the world of books to the internet. Starting Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, 2020 BookExpo Online has panels and events looking at the world of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, picture books, and how the publishing industry is coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panels include:

  • Public Libraries and the Pandemic
  • Audiobooks and Consumer Behavior
  • BookExpo Young Adult Editor Buzz
  • New Graphic Novel Showcase

And more!

BookExpo Online will be followed by BookConline, a two-day event on May 30-31 full of incredible panels with fan-favorite authors including Judy Blume, Cassandra Clare, Zoraida Cordova, Jenny Han, Jodi Picoult, Nic Stone and many more.

BookExpo and BookCon are hoping to resume their regular convention at the Javits Center in Spring of 2021.

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BookExpo Online
May 26 - 29, 2020

May 30 - 31, 2020

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