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D: All Things Digital Goes Plural With New D: Dive Into Mobile Conference

Yes, it’s true–All Things Digital is expanding. And, for our first trick–ta-da–we bring you: D: Dive Into Mobile.

The new conference represents the very first brand extension of our D: All Things Digital conference, now in its ninth year of grilling the big names in tech and media to sold-out analog audiences and scores more on the Web.

And, as always, there will be no PowerPoints, no panels and definitely no pontificating.

What there will be are unrehearsed, unscripted and unexpected interviews with top players, taking a big-picture view of the broader digital landscape.

But, unlike big D, D: Dive Into Mobile is topic-focused, drilling down deeply into the ubiquity of mobile technology and devices, and its implications for brands, organizations and consumers worldwide.

Offering a more intimate and focused conference setting, D: Dive Into Mobile will feature a gathering of industry heavyweights, including: Dan Hesse, President and CEO of Sprint Nextel (S); Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research in Motion (RIMM); Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard; Joe Belfiore, Vice President of Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft (MSFT); Andy Rubin, Vice President of Mobile Platforms for Google (GOOG); Jon Rubinstein of Palm, now owned by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ); Foursquare CEO and Co-founder Dennis Crowley; and several more big speakers to be announced soon.

D: Dive Into Mobile will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on December 6 and 7 and, as usual, we’ll be liveblogging the whole thing and also posting highlight videos.

Along with Walt Mossberg and I, Mossberg Solution’s Katherine Boehret and MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka will be conducting the interviews.

But there’s nothing like being there, so you can sign up for the D: Dive Into Mobile conference here.

ATD has much more to come, of course, including D9 from May 31 to June 2, so watch this space for our next prestidigitation.

And, to give you an idea of how we run a D event, here are some greatest-hits videos from past conferences, including that famous joint interview with Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs and Bill Gates of Microsoft, as well as Jeff Bezos of Amazon (AMZN), Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

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