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Announcing D: Dive Into Media 2013, Featuring Google, Facebook, Sony, Hearst and More

If you made it to the first D: Dive Into Media conference this year, you got to see the likes of Dick Costolo, Jason Kilar and Neil Young lay out the the future of the media business.

Want to hear more? We’re happy to oblige: We’ll be hosting our second edition of the event next February.

Like our first event, we’ll use the Dive conference to highlight a story we cover at AllThingsD every day — the way the media business responds to technology’s threats and opportunities — by letting you meet some of the industry’s most powerful and fascinating leaders.

You’ll also learn about new players that will have a big impact in the months and years to come. And like every All Things Digital event, you’ll get all of this via our trademark interviews: Unscripted, uncensored and thought-provoking.

The setting is awfully compelling, too: We’re coming back to the excellent Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, perched above the Pacific, about an hour south of Los Angeles. It’s a great way to spend a night and a day.

We’ll be announcing speakers throughout the fall, but here’s a sampling of what we’ve got planned:

Michael Lynton is CEO of Sony Entertainment Inc., a new post which gives him control of Sony’s movie studio, its music label and its powerful Sony/ATV music publishing joint venture. Each of those businesses faces very different prospects, and we’ll talk about all of them, in one of Lynton’s first appearances since taking the job last spring.

David Carey became president of Hearst Magazines in 2010, and since then he has pushed the publisher aggressively into digital apps and editions for iPads, Kindles and other platforms. But he’s also insistent on keeping the magazine industry’s core bundle of content plus ads intact, and he’ll explain why.

Nikesh Arora is senior vice president and chief business officer at Google, which means he’s in charge of all revenue at Google (2011 total: $38 billion), which means he may be the most powerful person in the advertising industry. We’ll have lots of questions for him.

Dan Rose is vice president of partnerships at Facebook, a big job that makes him the man to see for every media company trying to figure out how to work with the social network and its 955 million users. We’ll ask him what publishers, movie studios, TV networks and music labels are asking for, and what Facebook can deliver.

On behalf of Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the rest of the AllThingsD staff, I’d like to invite you to join us Feb. 11 and 12.