BlogWorld & New Media Expo co-founders Rick Calvert and Dave Cynkin announced that they’re renaming the popular conference series to just New Media Expo, or NMX.
Calvert said, “When we started BlogWorld in 2006 the new media industry hadn’t really formed yet. Changing the name from BlogWorld to New Media Expo was always the plan, but the timing wasn’t right until now. The industry has clearly defined itself and the name ‘BlogWorld’ no longer represents everything our industry event embodies, which is blogging, podcasting, and Web TV.”
That’s for sure. Having attended some of these shows, there’s no question that the emphasis is on much more than blogs. Blogs are still very much a part of it all, but the conference is really about all the ways the web is contributing to media, and enabling anybody to take part in the shifting media landscape.
“We are, and always will be, married to the mission of the show, not the name,” Calvert told the audience before a keynote.
@mwsmedia actually the original podcast event changed names 4x, we’ve never changed b4 now. We acquired that event.
New Media Expo is calling on designers to help them come up with a new logo. A post on the BlogWorld blog (soon to be the NMX blog, I presume), says:
For those of you in our community who are designers, the name change brings with it a really cool opportunity. We want you to be involved as we evolve. The logo you see in the photo above is just a placeholder. We want YOU to submit designs for what our new NMX logo will look like! We’ll narrow down the submissions and then have our community vote on which one they like best.
Watch our interview with Calvert from BlogWorld last fall: