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Thursday, November 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Food and Digital Media

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One of the areas we've seen the greatest adoption of the Web and Mobile Apps is in the food and restaurant industry. Starting with the success of OpenTable, we've continued to see huge numbers of food bloggers, foodie applications, inventive restaurant websites and innovative approaches to marketing and engagement. This session will take a look at how the industry has embraced digital mediums and media and what it means to various components of the industry.

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Erin Hartigan

As the D.C. editor for Tasting Table, Erin scours the District to find new restaurants, bars and cool ingredients to share with readers. A transplant from the warm, beachy traffic nightmare that is Los Angeles, she's spent the past 11 years figuring out how to drive in snow. Erin previously worked as the Dining Editor for washingtonpost.com and as an editor at DailyCandy. She's smitten with maple bars, gingham, bicycles and the color green.

Winston Bao Lord

Winston Lord is co-founder and President of Venga (www.getvenga.com), a comprehensive marketing platform for restaurants and bars. An iTunes "Staff Favorite" and winner of TechCocktail's "Hottest DC Startup", Venga is a free mobile app featuring exclusive offers from over 140 of DC's best restaurants. Venga’s advisory board includes Rob Wilder (Think Food Group), Spike Mendelsohn (We, the Pizza & Good Stuff Eatery), Mike Isabella... Read More →
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Amber Pfau

Amber Pfau has specialized in publicity work in the restaurant and hospitality industries for close to ten years. Since 2002, she has been a presence in Washington, D.C., working in the public relations arena, and in October 2006, she launched her own business as an independent PR consultant. |
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Karen Sommer Shalett

Karen Sommer Shalett is the editor-in-chief of DC Magazine, a Washington-area lifestyle glossy covering the region's top innovators and events. DC magazine is the go-to guide for those looking for foresight and insight into the latest dining, style, culture and design trends in the city. | | In addition to previously working as a columnist for The Washington Post's Style and Sunday Source sections, Karen has freelanced for Women's Wear... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209