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Streaming Media East 2009 in New York

The Streaming Media East conference is back in New York this week for the 2009 edition. The event is held at the New York Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city (6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th Streets), as opposed to a big conference center, so it has a more personal and friendly atmosphere. There's lots going on -- last year the show had some 3,500 attendees, 100 speakers, and 60 exhibitors -- but at the some time there's also time to chat with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.

The pre-conference program kicks off today with half-day seminars, plus the associated Content Delivery Summit for online video

The main Streaming Media East event then runs for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13.

The technical program again features some 100 speakers, with the first keynote tomorrow by Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai. Topics range from technical (Flash, Silverlight, encoding, video quality) to strategic (production, live feeds, advertizing / monitizing).

On Tuesday, Dan Rayburn from StreamingMedia.com will present his ongoing work on CDN Research Data, and Jan Ozer is back to help with Streaming Production: Improving Your Video Quality (see post from last year).

And the exhibits are open on Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the key players in streaming production and delivery, especially content delivery networks (CDNs) and associated products ands services.

See the StreamingMedia.com site for show coverage.

UPDATE: Presentations from the conference sessions and workshops are posted at www.streamingmedia.com/east. Many of the videos from the conference and associated Content Delivery Summit are available at www.streamingmedia.com/videos.

UPDATE: Dan Rayburn posted a Show Recap, with links to summaries of show coverage by Larry Kless.

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