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Futures of Entertainment 5 comes to MIT, November 11-12

The fifth annual Futures of Entertainment conference is headed our way this November, featuring old friends like Henry Jenkins, Parmesh Shahani, Josh Green, Sheila Seles, Ana Domb, Xiaochang Li, and many more.

It's the conference for understanding the widening media landscape, exploring the current state and future of media properties, brands, and audiences and the way these groups interact and intersect with one another. All of these have big, long-term implications for games.

Register at Evenbrite and learn more from organizer Sam Ford below:

We're excited to announce that registration has officially opened for our fifth Futures of Entertainment conference, which will begin on 11/11/11. The conference--which will run Nov. 11-12--will be held at the Kirsch Auditorium on the first floor of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Full details on the line-up as it stands is below. Registration is available here. Please keep in mind that seats are limited, so--if you plan to attend--register soon.

The Futures of Entertainment conference brings together professionals from academia and the marketing and media industries to discuss how communication between media producers/brands and audiences are changing, and how the nature of storytelling is shifting in a digital era.

On Friday, we will tackle some of the pressing questions and new innovations on the media horizon: new models of media creation and distribution--and challenges/questions related to participation--in a "spreadable media" landscape; new models aimed at representing fan interests in media production; innovations in crowdsourcing for content creation, funding, and distribution; the impact of location-based technologies and services; and privacy concerns raised by these developments. On Saturday, we will look at particular media industries to how these innovations are evolving: serialized storytelling; children's media; nonfiction storytelling; and music.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a reception scheduled for Friday evening.

Here's the full two-day lineup.

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