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User-generated content is a rapidly developing revolution in media. News media have been implementing user generated content in an effort to supplement content and community perspectives.

Citizen journalists now wield power over online content and new business models are emerging in response to this shift. To help bring together content-trendsetters and business leaders in a variety of fields, Mediabistro presents User-Generated Content Conference and Expo.

Scheduled for February 9-10 in San Jose, CA, UGCX is the first conference and expo organized to examine user-generated content and new media. This event aims to unlock the knowledge businesses and non-profits need to respond to this continually evolving medium.

Part trade show, part educational conference, UGCX features program sessions chock full of case studies and business models in four tracks:

  • Social content
  • Photography
  • Video & gaming
  • Music

Content trendsetters and business leaders will discuss the changing media landscape and the emerging business models. UGCX keynote speakers include Craig Newmark of Craigslist, tech evangelist Guy Kawasaki, Bruce Livingstone and Kelly Thompson of iStockphoto, and Fred Durham of CafePress.

Other featured speakers include Tim Kring, creator of the TV series Heroes, and Paul Buccheit, co-founder of FriendFeed.

In addition, UGCX features a trade show floor showcasing relevant vendors, resources and tools to stay ahead of the social media curve, as well as many networking opportunities so that users can share and collaborate ideas to create, use and profit from user-generated content.

Registration is open and those that register by Wednesday, January 28 can take advantage of early bird discounts. More information about UGCX is available at www.ugcxevent.com.