For Immediate Release

Creative Storage Conference (SM) Speaker Submission Deadline is April 20


—2018 Creative Storage Conference Features M&E End Users—


San Jose, CA, April 5, 2018— The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces that the deadline for speaking submissions for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference is April 20, 2018. 


Speakers and panelists are being solicited for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference, until April 20, 2018.  You can submit speakers/panelists for this premier event at    There will also be four keynote talks during the conference and perhaps a sponsored reception in the evening.  Following are the currently scheduled sessions:


Session A.  There’s an IP in my workflow, or was that a thunderbolt:  Digital Storage for modern 8K/4K, HDR, VR Content Creation and Post Production


Session B.  The Real State of Virtual Reality:  What does it take to be successful?


Session C.  Accelerating Workflows and Collaborative Tools:  Solid State Storage for Real Time Production


Sesssion D.  Collaboration in the Clouds:  Storing and Delivering Content Where it is Needed


Session E.  Rise of the Machines:  Machine Learning Enables the Future of Asset Management, Metadata and Security in Media and Entertainment


Session F.  Preserving Digital Content—the Challenges, Needs, and Options


Session G.  The Front Lines of Media and Storage


Please go to for the complete agenda.


The Twelfth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) will be held Thursday June 7, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (   This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of "Enabling Immersive Content:  Storage Takes Off."  At CS 2018 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment, find out how other media professionals meet their digital storage needs and network with other industry professionals.


Coughlin Associate, Inc. is conducting a survey of digital storage requirements and practices for media and entertainment professionals with results presented at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can participate in the survey through this link:  M&E professionals who complete the survey and indicate their contact information at the end of the survey will receive a free full pass to the 2018 Creative Storage Conference. 

Coughlin Associates is also seeking media and entertainment professional questions and discussion topics to ask storage companies at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can submit their top three questions or topics at:

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM).  Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as a table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at

For additional information on the conference call 
408-202-5098 or email

The Creative Storage Conference is a service mark of the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (


CONTACT:          Tom Coughlin                                      CONTACT            Andy Marken

Coughlin Associates                                                            Marken Communications

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