Chair Opening Remarks Day 108:50 - 09:00
But times have changed. The definition of “media” has broadened and the skills needed to drive success in those organizations have broadened with it. Combine this with the broader cultural shift in gender equality and what once seemed a narrow path is now rife with opportunity for women. There is no crystal ball for the industry. So if I could, I would go back and give my younger self the advice that just because opportunities don’t seem obvious doesn’t mean they will not exist.
Diversity in the entertainment industryLaTanya Newt
09:00 - 09:30
Changing Careers: Moving from Creative to ProductionDonna Lamar
9:30 - 10:00
The Future of Media : Fresh Perspectives from Media Influencers on the Forbes 30 Under 30 ListJanett Kennedy Haas
10:00 - 10:40
This panel will feature Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees who can talk about what the next generation of Women in Media is thinking in terms of the future of media. Specific topics/ questions this may cover include: How to climb the ladder in media industry? How to get noticed? Starting up your own media brand and standing out in a world with lots of new digital players/ competition? Getting people to invest in you and/or your media brand? Marketing yourself and marketing your brand? Finding your mentor? How to be a “girl boss”? How to help other women in the industry?
Round Table Surgery - Discussing Your Biggest ChallengesDay 110:40 - 10:55
Coffee BreakDay 110:55 - 11:25
Fireside Chat - Content is Queen: The Opportunities & Challenges of Distributed Storytelling Day 111:25 - 12:25
Succeeding in a Technology-Driven, Multi-Platform WorldJudith Secombe
12:25 - 13:00
To meet the complex communication and content needs of today’s consumer, the industry is shifting toward a diversified set of platform-based, technology-driven services. This will require a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver automated, personalized, proactive communications and content across a multitude of delivery platforms. Touching on AI, AR and real-time game engines, Sandra Carvalho, Technicolor’s CMO and Boo Wong, Global Director of Emerging Technology at The Mill, will explore how technology is enabling us to push the boundaries of storytelling like never before.
Lunch Day 113:00 - 14:00
Stop Creating Content and Develop a Point of ViewCourtney Glaze
14:00 - 14:30
Thanks to the fragmentation of the media landscape through social media and the ability for consumers to devour content anywhere and on a variety of devices, content marketing has risen to the top of most marketers minds. However, much focus has been given to developing a content strategy (paid, owned, earned media), but most brands are getting it wrong when it comes to content. Consumers now have unlimited options to find out about a product and are less inclined to listen to a traditional ‘message’. Borrowing from literature, marketers need to find a point of view for their brand.
Women in Comedy: Laughing our way to success Leah Dubie
14:30 - 15:00
Women Empowerment: Having men involved in the conversationDamon Berger
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee BreakDay 115:30 - 16:00
Campfire Sessions: How are you normalising the conversation?Day 116:00 - 16:20
Panel Session & Q&A: Normalising the conversation: Discussing gender pay gap, sexual harassment and diversity in the industry Mina Seetharaman
16:20 - 17:10
Closing RemarksDay 117:10 - 17:20
Cocktail ReceptionDay 117:20 - 19:00

Ends in 9 days 9 hours

Final Release Tickets

$395