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Medium's Williams, Twitter's Bain, Pinterest's Bradford and Pandora's Westergren Join the Code/Media Lineup

You should, too!

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

If you follow Re/code, you’re getting a very good sense of just how much change is happening in the media world: A lot! And you know why: Giant shifts in technology.

But if you really want to get a handle on all of this, you need to hear from the people in the middle of it — in person.

Good thing we’re making that happen: Our Code/Media 2015 conference is going to bring you the most interesting and influential minds at the intersection of media and tech. We’ve already announced a bunch of great speakers — including Chelsea Handler and Gawker Media’s Nick Denton — for our event, held February 17 and 18 in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Here are four more joining Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and me for onstage interviews:

  • Evan Williams co-founded two of the Internet’s most important publishing companies — Blogger, then Twitter. Now he’s trying to build a third, with his Medium startup, which lets professional writers publish side by side with amateurs in an intriguing mix.
  • Tim Westergren created Pandora, the world’s most popular Internet radio service, and helped usher in the streaming-music era. Now, the music industry would like to push listeners away from free services like Westergren’s, and his company is still proving out its advertising model.
  • Adam Bain has done a very good job proving out Twitter’s ad model: A couple of years ago, it had no advertising revenue; this year, it will do more than $1.3 billion. We’re pairing him onstage with Pinterest revenue boss Joanne Bradford, who needs to build out an ad business for her company — which will need to be very big to meet investors’ expectations. (Some of you may wonder how we’re going to interview Bradford, since she’s also on the board of Revere Digital, Re/code’s parent company. Answer: We’re not! We’ll have someone from outside our staff onstage for this one. More on that later…)

This is going to be a very cool lineup. And we’ve got even more names to tell you about soon. It’s going to be happening at a nice place to spend two days in February — the spectacular Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, right on the ocean.

You should join us. Sign up now and we’ll see you soon.

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