Upcoming Speaking Events

Past Speaking Events

Jul
15
2015

FreeWheel Partner Summit

“Beyond Disruption” Keynote speech about the future of television in an era of unbundling, digital media and instantaneous on-demand access to video on every digital device.

Jul
11
2015

Public Media PMDMC

I will be making a keynote speech and running a workshop on social media and the evolution of mass media.

Jun
26
2015

NASCAR Marketing Partner Summit

Keynote speech: Marketing In A Vaporized Era, presented to the sponsors and corporate partners of NASCAR at a special conference in San Francisco before the race in Sonoma.

Nov
20
2012

Connected Entertainment Conference

“Creativity in the Second Century of Electronic Media”

Nov
13
2012

MAPIC Digital Summit

Executive briefing on the future of retail and omni channel commerce.  By invitation only.

Oct
02
2012

Media UpFront Mexico

Internet versus Television:  the new digital ecosystem presents a major threat to traditional TV.

Sep
28
2012

TEDxTransmedia Rome

Closing presentation at an international TEDx event focused on inspiring new ways to think about media.  The theme of this event is dreams, childhood and the imagination.  I will be addressing the topic of moving from dreams to reality.

Sep
20
2012

USC Entertainment Technology Center

Private briefing for the executive leadership of USC ETC focusing on the latest digital challenges to television and traditional mass media.

Sep
11
2012

World Lottery Summit

“Change The Game” keynote speech presents four unstoppable trends that will reshape the landscape for lotteries and other games of chance, plus five exciting ways for the lotteries to adapt and evolve.  This speech builds upon the themes explored in my 2011 keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the North American State and Provincial Lotteries.

Jun
27
2012

Reed Exhibitions

“The Medium is The Market”

Apr
06
2011

Connected Creativity at MIPTV

Opening Speech and Conference Host and Moderator.    MIP is the world’s greatest marketplace for television programs.  The program is always well produced with lively discussion and smart speakers.  This year I’ve agreed to serve as the host / MC / chairman of a new event called Connected Creativity.  Our focus will be on the monetization of digital content.

Mar
04
2011

Digital Directions

Opening Keynote Speech: “Coercion and Cooperation in the Second Century of Electronic Media”.   I was asked to address pressing topics in Canadian media, including vertical integration, media consolidation, net neutrality, and “over the top” video services that threaten to disrupt the traditional TV business.  My speech was a funny and controversial perspective on efforts by incumbent media giants to coerce the newly-empowered TV audience.

Feb
16
2011

PrimeTime

Opening Keynote Speech: “Coercion and Cooperation in the Second Century of Electronic Media.”   I was asked to address pressing topics in Canadian media, including vertical integration, media consolidation, net neutrality, and “over the top” video services that threaten to disrupt the traditional TV business.  My speech was a funny and controversial perspective on efforts by incumbent media giants to coerce the newly-empowered TV audience.

Feb
04
2011

Pollstar Live

Closing Plenary Session: “Marrying Music and Mobile: How Handsets Bring Customers to Concerts”.   A high energy discussion organized by Ralph Simon with Eric Garland of BigChampagne and Ian Rogers of Topspin.  The discussion covered the full range of mobile applications and social software in service of music marketing and promotion.

Jan
04
2011

Storage Visions at CES

Opening Keynote Speech: “Information Transformation”  Read PC Magazine coverage here.   My talk focused on the unimaginably huge increase in the production of original information.   The mind boggling volume of new data generated every day threatens to overwhelm us with information overload, but ultimately it will greatly accelerate human progress.

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Dec
04
2010

Humanity+ Conference

Opening Keynote Speech: “Information Transformation: How Digital Media Accelerates the Future Evolution of Humanity”   Read about it here.   My talk provided perspectives on how the sheer volume of new information is already transforming human civilization, long before the heralded Singularity.

Nov
16
2010

Creativity World Forum

Plenary Session: “Technology Aiding Creative Thought”   Panel discussion with Pranav Mistry and Andrew Zolli.  Watch the video:  Tercek opening speech “Think Big”  and plenary session.    A lively discussion with two smart fellows who are experts in the use of cutting-edge technology to stimulate the creative process.

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Oct
29
2010

Merging + Media

Opening Keynote Speech: “Goodbye to Gutenberg: The State of the Merging+Media Nation”.    My favorite speech.   A wild ride through 500 years of history, illustrating the power of a new media technology to transform human civilization.  The consequences of moveable type live with us to this day, but we are about to undergo an even greater transformation with the increase in information generated by the two-way network.  

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Oct
26
2010

Journey Conference

Plenary Session: “New Media 2020:  Where is the Media heading?”   Panel discussion with Kevin Ryan and Ben Silverman.   Plus a panel discussion:  “Monetizing Digital Advertising.”

Sep
20
2010

Oracle Open World

Keynote speech at private corporate briefing: “Beyond Gutenberg: Envisioning the Data Explosion.”   For a private audience of media and technology leaders, I shared insight into the future evolution of media and the coming information tidal wave that will re-shape human civilization.

Jun
25
2010

Creative Business Conference

Keynote speech: “Inventing the Future:  How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Constant Change.”  An inspiring talk about managing the creative process during times of bracing change.  Here’s another video interview called “The Future Belongs to the Brave.”  Yep, I agree.

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Jun
13
2010

Humanity+ Conference

Featured speech:  ”What Geeks Can Learn From Gurus”.   This new speech focuses on the perception of transhumanist science in mass media and popular culture, putting the movement into the historical context of the struggle for social change, and offers practical advice on how to shape public perception based on examples from self-help gurus and personal development experts.

Apr
13
2010

National Association of Broadcasters Convention

Featured speech: “Building Audience Loyalty With Social Media” This featured speech to an audience of broadcasters, advertisers, marketers and producers summarized 10 years of digital media trends, culminating with real examples of responsive entertainment and two-way dialog between TV programs and the audience.

Mar
10
2010

Business Week Media Summit

Panel discussion: “Hollywood and the Digital Consumer.” Rapid-fire exchange of opinions and illustrative anecdotes about what works (and what doesn’t) with Greg Clayman of MTV, Lewis Henderson of  Davie Brown  and others, led by Ira Rubinstein of Marvel Entertainment.

Jan
22
2010

Sundance Film Festival

Panel discussion:  ”Spotlight on Social Media.  Successful Strategies for Storytellers.”   A lively and fun exchange with Jason Hirschorn of MySpace, David Eun of Google, filmmaker Ondi Timoner, and other luminaries from the digital media world, led by Kara Swisher of All Things Digital.

Nov
18
2009

Future of TV Conference

Opening keynote speech, “Televolution:  Redefining the Television Experience in a Two-Way World” on the subject of the future evolution of television in an era of social media and activated audiences.

Nov
13
2009

Motorola Research Center

Speech and seminar at private corporate meeting with Motorola marketing and R&D executives

Oct
07
2009

USC Institute of Communication Technology Management Conference

Opening keynote speech, “Inventing the Future” to kickstart a two-day planning session for telecommunications, media and technology leaders.

Sep
15
2009

Arvest Bank Annual Meeting

Opening keynote speech for annual meeting of executive leadership and senior staff.  Private corporate event.

Apr
21
2009

The Economic Club

Private event for club members at the Petroleum Club venue. The debut of my most popular keynote speech, “Inventing the Future.”

Mar
23
2009

The Game Developer Conference

Opening speech at GDC Mobile: “Welcome to the Next Level” and general MC responsibilities as Chairman of GDC Mobile.

Oct
04
2008

5D Conference

Panel discussion: “New Television: The Media Blender.” Live mashup of traditional TV executives with new media designers.  We’ll thrash through the issues and creative opportunities presented by digital media.  My own perspective is that TV has a lot to lose in the online environment since broadcasters compete on an equal playing field with an unlimited pool of creative people with low barriers to entry and no traditional business to defend.  Obviously a debatable point.

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Sep
25
2008

Digital Marketing Symposium

Workshop: “Networked Creativity.” This special seminar for Fortune-500 marketing executives will provide a survey of the many options for social media and social marketing, with dialog about best practices and examples of successful implementation of social media campaigns.

Aug
01
2008

X Media Lab

Keynote speech: “Collaborative Creativity”. This talk will explore the way the creative process of designing and producing multimedia programming has evolved as the distribution platform has changed.

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Robert Tercek commands the respect of the global media industry. What sets him apart is that rare combination of visionary thinking, hard won practical insight, and tireless passion for the way media shapes our world.   It was a privilege to have Robert speak at this year’s seminar.  He lit up the room. What’s more he created a customized presentation, tailor-made hand-outs, and promoted the event using his own online show and social media clout. Make no mistake, Robert is far more than an inspiring keynote presenter. He is a catalytic partner committed to the success of your event.

Simon Mainwaring
Founder, We First