IAIB Debuts as the “Voice of New Media” at BlogWorld 2012 Conference

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The International Association of Internet Broadcasters (IAIB) will begin streaming live broadcast interviews from BlogWorld NYC June 6 and 7 with leading industry podcasters, bloggers, and new media pioneers.

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As new media continues to grow it will need to be represented by quality associations like IAIB

The International Association of Internet Broadcasters (IAIB) announced this week that it has scheduled its public launch at BlogWorld 2012 in New York City June 5-7. IAIB is the official live streaming partner of Stitcher Radio, a world leader in on-demand and live Internet broadcasting, for this conference.

The IAIB held its soft launch in March of this year as the first new media trade organization representing the interests of independent and corporate Internet broadcasters throughout the world. The IAIB’s reputation as a prominent, effective, and innovative presence on the rapidly emerging Internet broadcasting scene is already being established at a time when live streaming Internet broadcasting is still in its infancy.

Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, says IAIB could not have come along at a better time.

"We fully support the spirit and the mission behind IAIB, and we are excited to have them making their public debut at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in New York," Calvert says. "As new media continues to grow it will need to be represented by quality associations like IAIB."

Committed to quality, education, and advocacy for the online broadcasting industry, co-founders Andrew Zarian and Spencer Kobren established the IAIB to address the need for a centralized support hub advocating for the interests of all IAIB members. Zarian and Kobren have based the organization’s core principles on their own commitment to distinctive business development through established and effective academic, cultural, and informational networking resources in the field.

Attendees of the three day conference will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Kobren and Zarian, who will share their views on the power of Internet broadcasting, and their experience developing an effective podcasting network.

About The International Association of Internet Broadcasters (IAIB):
The International Association of Internet Broadcasters (IAIB) is the principal voluntary trade organization representing the interests of Internet broadcast professionals throughout the world. Considered the most prominent and effective voice of Internet broadcasting by industry insiders, the IAIB was founded in response to a growing sentiment that this powerful broadcast medium was in need of effective representation. The IAIB represents independent and corporate broadcasters, and welcomes equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the Internet broadcasting industry.

The IAIB provides educational resources, representation, and networking opportunities to Internet broadcast professionals and to anyone interested in participating in and learning more about this rapidly emerging broadcast medium. For more information, visit ibroadcastnetwork.org.

About Stitcher Radio:
Stitcher Radio delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to the listeners’ mobile device. Stitcher Radio audiences can stream the latest news, sports, talk and entertainment programming from any location, without the need to synchronize web content or rely on traditional radio programming.

Stitcher Radio offers an easy way to discover more than 10,000 shows and live broadcast stations, with customized recommendations based on each listener’s activity. Stitcher Radio is integrated in Ford, GM, and BMW vehicles, and has been downloaded more than 6 million times since hitting the airwaves. Stitcher SmartRadio™ is available through Apple and Google play stores for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Nook devices, or directly through the Stitcher website at Stitcher.com.

About BlogWorld & New Media Expo:
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the new media industry. Thousands of attendees representing 50 countries come to learn about content creation, distribution, monetization and social media marketing strategies. Step-by-step techniques and cutting-edge tools are presented by respected industry bloggers, podcasters, Web TV content creators, social influencers, new media professionals and online journalists. New Media Expo attendees converge to experience the only comprehensive new media tradeshow committed to networking, new media strategy development, problem solving, services and product purchase recommendations. For more information, visit BlogWorldExpo.com/2012-nyc.


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