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Drew Curtis

Fark Inc
As the proprietor and editor-in-chief of Fark.com, Drew Curtis is in a very unique position where digital media is concerned. For the past 12 years, he has watched as media evolved from an industry who eschewed and dismissed the digital realm to an industry very much aware that their survival depends on it. With over 2000 news items a day submitted by a pool of three million users, there's very little that happens in the world that doesn't pass across Drew's desk, all thanks to the advances in digital media. And yet, without traditional journalism, there would be nothing to report. Fark represents a new piece of the media consumption equation curation. Drew Curtis runs Fark.com in Kentucky and owns 100% of the company. He has appeared on every major news outlet dozens of times (each), and has done over 1,000 radio interviews to date. Fark.com is heavily watched by media outlets for story ideas, and as a result many of the eye-catching news stories of the week originate from there. Adding Drew to a panel discussion brings a wealth of knowledge of whats currently trending on the Internet and why. And hes damn funny. Previous speaking engagements include South By Southwest (2009, 2010, and likely 2011), multiple Poynter Institute symposiums, and Web 2.0 and social media conferences. He also participates in and wins slide-roulette competitions, where speakers are asked to improvise a coherent speech on the spot that matches up with random overhead slides they havent seen before.

My Speaker Sessions

Saturday, March 12

11:00am CST