Portable (one of the most important online curator’s of video pertaining to the arts, culture, fashion, and more) has announced their “Curator’s Conference” in New York City on September 5th, 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited to be in attendance. I’m no conventioneer, I’ve never been to a conference before, but something tells me this is going to be a little different than your typical workweek “vacation”. It’s a one day event held in the Walter Reade Theatre at the Lincoln Center featuring nine thought leaders from within the creative industry ranging from filmmakers to thought provokers all with one thing in common: presenting highly curated content. Here’s Portable’s official release about the event:

The Curators Conference is a day long event featuring the leading international curators and creators of culture across fashion, film, design, music and technology. Debuting at New York Fashion Week, the Curators Conference features the presentations, ideas and conversations of thought leaders who are at the forefront of their respective industries.

The event is catered to creative professionals, with the format exploring the many worlds where curation and creativity intersect with modern culture. We offer a diverse range of speakers—from digital strategists to music video directors—and focus on generating ideas, conversations and emerging trends. Portable hopes these exciting events will inspire audiences, foster industry innovation and promote risk taking within creative disciplines.

The Curators Conference takes place on September 5th, 2012 at the Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center and is the first in a series of conferences presented by Portable in New York City. 

The list of presenters includes the following:

Susie Bubble – Editor and owner of Style Bubble, an online commentary and presentation of women’s fashion.

Warren Fu – One of the most important music video directors working currently in addition to a creator and designer for several huge films including the newer Star Wars series and Indiana Jones.

Philippe von Borries – Founder of Refinery29, a company intersecting content creation and commerce, based around the fashion industry.

Soraya Darabi – Media maven with work including projects with The New York Times, founding Foodspotting, and sitting on the board of General Electric.

Chris Corrado – Show director for Capsule, an incredibly important fashion industry event spanning a few cities over several dates, and director of sales for BPMW Agency.

Gia Coppola – A fashion photographer and filmmaker working with the likes of Vogue Japan and Jason Schwartzman for an Opening Ceremony short.

Josh Rubin – Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting, an incredible online publication regarding literally all things cool.

Rodrigo Calvo – Head of the New York Office for Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a boutique hotel booking service.

Carrie Scott – Director of the SHOWstudio Shop, the quirky retail portion of a fashion industry film giant.

We’re very much looking forward to attending this incredible conference as well as meeting all of you there, too. Make sure to buy your tickets soon! They won’t last forever.

If you buy your tickets within the next twelve hours from the publication of this article [12pm. Central time 8/16] you can receive 50% off the face price of your admission with the code “CONFERENCE12”. This ends at midnight 8/16

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