Leveraging the Tech and Content Explosion

Stan Pavlovsky
Keynote Speaker
Stan Pavlovsky

President, Shutterstock
Chad Newell
Keynote Speaker
Chad Newell

CEO, Snapwire


We will host our 24th Digital Media Licensing Association Conference at the Marriott Marina del Rey this October 27 - 29.

A battle to rival Infinity Wars lies ahead with Netflix, Disney, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Comcast, AT&T and ViacomCBS spending more money on more visual content than ever seemed imaginable!

Our sessions will focus on the big issues — from Free Content to Trusted Sources to Image Search to Practical AI to the growing call for Authenticity and Personalization in content.

Our keynote speakers Stan Pavlovsky, President of Shutterstock and Chad Newell, CEO of Snapwire, will dig into the strategic market opportunities ahead.

Our speakers from Adobe, IBM, Getty, Turner, Shutterstock, Vice News, Pond5, Google — plus 40 more senior-level licensing executives and thought leaders — will engage in 6 lively sessions and 14 deep-dive roundtables over two days, along with networking at the Marina Del Rey Bayview Penthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Our ever-popular Hot Topics in Legal, where senior legal counsels dissect the Case Act, EU Directive and the latest on privacy and publicity law is sure to generate some heat.

Network with colleagues, rub shoulders with partners and share a drink with a competitor, while enjoying the rooftop wrap-around decks with views of the Pacific Ocean.

Don’t miss our Opening Night Reception sponsored by PicRights and mingle with Getty, IBM, Shutterstock, Unsplash, Storyblocks and others.

We guarantee you’ll leave California refreshed, educated and inspired!

Attendance Fee and Discount Schedule

Registration is now open. Refer to the table below for prices and expiry dates of advance purchase discounts.

Date DMLA Member non-members
May 28 - July 19 $675 $855
July 20 - October 22 $795 $950
At The Door $875 $1035
One Day $475 $675

Fees include all networking receptions, parties, conference sessions and breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations accepted after August 30, 2019. All prices USD.

Discounts of 15% off fees are available for companies sending three or more attendees.

Registration is now open!

Time remaining in current discount period:

For up-to-date pricing information, click the "Attendance Fee" tab. Hotel accommodations not included in conference fee. Discounts are available for companies sending three or more attendees. Cancellation fees apply. No cancellations excepted after August 30, 2018.

Your Sponsorship Opportunities

Establish a strong presence at DMLA’s 2018 Annual Conference by becoming a Conference Sponsor. The DMLA Conference is the largest gathering of still and moving image companies in North America. You’ll want your brand front and center in front of the best minds in the creative industry!

Choose a level that suits your budget, from a Platinum Sponsor to a branded merchandise sponsor—imagine arranging for all attendees to carry a coffee cup with your logo on it throughout the conference! Sponsorship is a great way to bring about business discussions and new prospects or to unveil a new product from your company.

There are plenty of traditional and innovative promotional opportunities and the DMLA is also happy to collaborate and create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. All sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your spot, contact To discuss further and to secure your spot, please contact Andrea Stern (andrea@andreastern.co.uk) or Cathy Aron (cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org / 714-815-8427).

Whatever you choose, being a sponsor is a great way to increase your visibility and impact at the meeting.

Meeting/Exhibit Tables

Looking for a place to network and/or demo during the DMLA 2019 Conference?

Want a place where people can find you throughout the meeting?

We’re offering a limited number of tables so that you don’t have to look for a place to meet with colleagues, business partners and customers. These tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will include up to four chairs, electricity and WiFi access.

You can bring a roll-up banner to place behind on alongside your 6’ table to increase your presence. The price is a steal at $450 for DMLA members for the two days, and $550 for non-members. Don’t wait! We have a limited number and they are certain to go quickly!

The exhibit/networking area will occupy the heavily trafficked outer foyer leading into the main conference room and all roundtable sessions.

Reserve A Table

Go here to purchase your ticket for a table and/or to register for the conference. Or contact Andrea Stern at andrea@andreastern.co.uk or +44 7986 831138‬.

You must be registered for the Conference to reserve a table.
Table access during Conference hours 9:00 AM - 6 PM.

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel in the heart of the coastal communities of Southern California. The hotel is just 4-miles from LAX (Los Angeles Intl Airport), 3 blocks from the stunning sandy beaches of world-famous Venice Beach and 2-miles from Santa Monica Beach and shopping attractions. The Marriott is in walking distance to over 30 restaurants and provides easy access to many Los Angeles area attractions.

We have secured a special rate of just $225 per night, available for 3 nights prior and 3 nights after the conference, for your meeting and vacation plans. The rooms have high speed internet, comfortable beds, HDTV and a work desk. A fully equipped fitness center and pool are also available at no extra charge. The rooms offer panoramic views of the marina and coastline or city and mountain views

The Marriott Marina del Rey provides a great beach vibe with its brand new lobby, an inviting outdoor lounge and plenty of space to hold private meetings or just relax in the beautiful California sunshine.

We know there are a lot of places to stay and travel deals in Los Angeles. In the spirit of a collaborative conference, we ask you to please stay in the Marriott Marina del Rey to fill our contracted nights with the venue.

4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Stay Dates:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 —
Friday, November 1, 2019

Rooms must be booked by October 11

Book Your Room

Reservations can be made by individuals directly with the Hotel Reservations Department. Please use the link provided or call 1-888-236-2427 and identify yourself as participants of the Digital Media Licensing Association conference, in order to receive your special group rates.

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