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Announcing Our New Conferences: Dive Into Mobile and Dive Into Media

Tickets for this week’s D: All Things Digital sold out months ago. But it’s not too late to get in on the upcoming D action.

We’re continuing our series of focused conferences with two events in the coming months. First up is D: Dive Into Mobile, The Global Edition, on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York co-chaired by AllThingsD Senior Editors Liz Gannes and Ina Fried.

Following our fantastic 2010 Dive Into Mobile conference, the 2012 version will explore the concept of “mobile first.” For billions of people, the first computing device they own — and perhaps the only — will be a smartphone. Even in the developed world, where computers are ubiquitous, the phone is taking on an increasingly important role as the device people have at their side nearly 24 hours a day. Once an afterthought, companies are now focusing on designing their mobile services first and only later translating them for a PC.

Among the great lineup of speakers are Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, Android chief Andy Rubin of Google and Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs. We’ll have many more speakers to announce in the coming months.

Next up will be the second edition of D: Dive Into Media, which is again being produced by Senior Editor Peter Kafka.

The first Dive Into Media conference featured entertaining, insightful interviews with leaders from old and new media companies, from Viacom’s Philippe Dauman to Twitter’s Dick Costolo, along with media creators like Neil Young. They’re all trying to figure out how to respond to, grapple with and harness the changes that technology brings to the media business every day, and they’ve all got different answers.

We’ll ask a different star-studded cast to tackle the topics this time around, but we’ll come back to the same sparkling location: The amazing Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in southern California, on Feb. 11 and 12. More information here.

And, of course, if you want to know about everything you are missing at D10, this week we’ll have complete coverage here at AllThingsD including blogs, photos, videos and stories.


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