Saturday, June 17, 2006


In February I wrote on the cross media event to be organised in Amsterdam at the end of September 2006. And after that it became quiet, in fact so quiet that the blog Cross-media Entertainment got cross and started to raise questions about the viability of the event. The search for information even became more difficult when the name was changed into Picnic ’06.

This Friday a press announcement was made by the Cross Media Week Foundation. This shed light on the objective, the place, the program and some of the speakers are known. PICNIC ’06 is the new annual Amsterdam event directed toward exhibiting creative applications in the cross-media content and technology sector, especially in the area of entertainment and communication. PICNIC ‘06 will take place from 26 till 30 September in the Westergasfabriek, a unique cultural location. Among the speakers will be creative entrepreneurs like John de Mol, co-founder of
Endemol and oprichter van Talpa, Craig Newmark, oprichter van craigslist, Philip Rosedale, oprichter van Linden Lab/Second Life, Jamie Kantrowitz, Senior VP Marketing Europe bij MySpace en Michael B. Johnson, Moving Picture Group Lead bij Pixar. The complete program offer can be found on


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