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June 14-16


June 14-16, 2016


New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019



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The Conference 2016
June 14-16, 2016 New York

Headline Speakers

The Conference 2016 Headline Speakers

John Landgraf

CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions

Denis Leary

Creator/Executive Producer/Star of “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”

Katie Couric

Yahoo! Global News Anchor

Kevin Smith

Director, Writer, Podcaster

Ben Silverman

Chairman and Co-CEO, Propagate Content

Margaret Heffernan

Consultant, Margaret Heffernan

James Carville

Political Consultant

Rick Kaplan

Chairman, Kaplan Media Partners

Hugh Hewitt

Author, Law Professor and Broadcast Journalist, The Hugh Hewitt Show

Eduardo Ruiz

President & General Manager, A+E Networks Latin America

Michael Wolff

Journalist, Entrepreneur and Bestselling Author on the convergence of media, technology and business

Drew & Jonathan Scott

HGTV's 'Property Brothers' & Authors of "Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House", HGTV

Keith Clinkscales


Emmett Shear

Founder & CEO, Twitch

Vicky Free

Former SVP, Marketing, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution

Kim Rosenblum

EVP, Marketing and Chief Creative Officer, Nickelodeon Group

Jenny Alonzo

CEO, Konation Media

Stacie Gray

Chief Creative Officer, iN Demand

Susanne McAvoy

EVP, Marketing, Creative & Communications, Crown Media Family Networks

Jocelyn Greenky Herz

Office Culture and Politics Expert, CEO, Sider Road Media

Ryan Babineaux, PhD

Co-author of "Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win," HappenstanceCounseling.com

Featured Speakers

The Conference 2016 Speakers

Linda Abrams

President, Xposure Media

Gary Adler

VP Design, GSN

Andy Baker

Promax Secretary

VP, Marketing, Disney+

Jonathon Barbato

Chief Revenue Officer, Xposure Media

CJ Bargamian

VP, Digital Marketing, Starz Entertainment

Bill Battin

SVP, On-Air Promotions, Fox Sports Marketing

Gem Benedict

VP, Digital Sales & Business Development, Cinedigm

Neil Berkeley

Principal, brkly

Seth Berkowitz

President, Broadcast and Digital, Workshop Creative

Alicia Biggs

Creative Director, Wee Beastie Box Office

Fabian Birgfeld

CEO and Co-Founder, W12 Studios

Bo Bishop

Director of Content & Strategy, Loyalkaspar

Barbara Blangiardi

SVP, Strategies & Creative Partnerships, FOX Sports Marketing

Teddy Blanks

Co-Founder, CHIPS

Josh Borock

Creative Director, Comedy Central

Dan Bragg

Partner, Spark+Sizzle

Brian Briskman

President + Creative Director, B2+

Sabrina Caluori

SVP, Digital Media & Marketing, HBO

Mike Castellucci

Phoning it in Creator, WFAA-TV

Scot Chastain

PromaxBDA Co-Chair

EVP, Affiliate Marketing and Development, NBC Television Network

Anika Chin

Social Marketing Strategist/Manager, CNN

Molly Christie Benson

Executive Producer, 99 Tigers

Jon Cody

Founder & CEO, TV4Entertainment

Nigel Cox-Hagan

Former SVP, Marketing, Creative & Branding, Freeform

Blake Danforth

VP, Creative, Fox Sports Marketing

Jen Danielson

President, Above Average

Trina DasGupta

Single Palm Tree Productions

Filipe DeAndrade


Colleen DeCourcy

Partner and Global Co-Executive Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy

Robert DeFrank

VP, Human Resources, A+E Networks

Cecilia DeJesus

Designer, Picturemill

Mark Demarest

CEO, Intermersive, Inc.

Chris Denson

Director, Ignition Factory, OMD; Host of Innovation Crush

DJ Envy

DJ and host of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club

Jennifer Drury

VP, Creative Strategy & Editorial, Nickelodeon

Brian Eloe

Creative Director, 2C Creative

Jason Farkas

Executive Producer, CNNMoney and Reliable Sources, CNN

Grant Gilbert

Founder / Creative Director, DBLG

Jessica Gleason

VP, Production: On-Air Promotion and Branded Entertainment, SundanceTV

Joel Goldman

Managing Director, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Greg T. Gordon

Head of Production, Vox Media

Richard Gottehrer

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard

Toby Graff

SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Tracy Grandstaff

SVP, Creative Director, Original Productions, NBC Entertainment Marketing, NBC Entertainment

Keith Grant

Executive Creative Director, ABC

Karen Griffenhagen

Senior Creative Director, On Air Promotions, Lifetime

Patricia Hadden

SVP, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal

Lori Hall

SVP, Marketing & Creative Services, TV One

Adam Harter

VP, Consumer Engagement, Pepsi-Cola North Americas Beverages

Brian Hoffman

VP, Creative Strategy, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick Sports and The Splat

Jennifer Holland

Google Classroom and Expeditions Program Manager, Google

Howard Homonoff

SVP, MediaLink

Jared Horowitz

Sound designer – Owner, Eggmen

Candice House

Art Director, Creative Group / Cartoon Network

Lee Hunt

Strategist, Trainer, & Industry Thought Leader, Lee Hunt LLC

Heather Jagels

Principal and Owner, Mountain Zen Creative

John Jamilkowski

Senior Creative Director, Turner

René Jones

Executive Director, UTA Foundation

Ellen Kahn

Co-Founding Partner, Executive Creative Director, TWINART, Inc.

Lynda Kahn

Co-Founding Partner, Executive Creative Director, TWINART, Inc.

Tom Kaniewski

Creative Director, A+E Networks History Channel

Brett Karley

Director, 99 Tigers

Steve Kazanjian

President & CEO, Promax

Kevin King

Global Chair, Edelman Digital

Flourish Klink

Partner, Research & Insights, Chaotic Good Studios

Susan Kresnicka

Cultural Anthropologist, Troika

Joey L.

Photographer and Director, Freelancer

Jeff Labrecque

Senior Editor, Entertainment Weekly

Jeremy Lasky

Owner/Co Founder, Perception

Glenn Lazzaro

Principal • Creative Director

William Lebeda

Creative Director / Head, Picturemill

Jodi Lennon

Editorial Director, Brand Creative, Comedy Central

Santos B. Lopez

Executive Producer, Creative Content, Brother VS Brother Campaign, HGTV, DIY Network & GAC

Jen Louis Barrett

Head of Entertainment, Creative Shop North America, Facebook & Instagram

Dan Mannix

CEO, CSM North America

Maurice Marable

Executive Creative Director/Filmmaker, Brim+Brew

T.J. Marchetti

CMO, AwesomenessTV

Philips McCarty

CEO, Good Scout Group

T.J. McCormick

Partner/Executive Creative Director, modop

Steven Melnick

SVP, Marketing, 20th Century Fox Television

Tricia Melton

SVP, Marketing, Freeform

Kasumi Mihori

Creative Director, Troika

John D. Miller

CMO, NBC Olympics

Zareh Mirbegian

Executive Director, Creative Services, Warner Bros.

Emily Morris

Director of Cultural Insights, TruthCo.

Alex Moulton

Creative Director, Live Nation TV, VICE Media

Tim Nolan

Promax Co-Chair

Executive Creative Director, A+E Networks

Christina Norman

CEO, Media Storm

Linda Ong

Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group

Sean Owolo

Executive Producer, Big Machine

Lou Paskalis

SVP, Enterprise Media Executive, Bank of America

Sahil Patel

Video Reporter, Digiday

Bob Pederson

SVP/Creative Director

Josh Pelzek

VP of Design, BET Networks

Mike Perry

Owner, Mike Perry Studio

Joel Pilger

Consultant, RevThink

Stephen Price

Founding Editor/Creative Director, Stash Media Inc.

Marla Provencio

EVP, Marketing, and CMO, ABC Entertainment Group

Tom Punch

Global Executive Creative Director, VICE Media

Frank Radice

Expert in Residence, Defintion6

Shane Rahmani

EVP & General Manager, Electus Digital

Thor Raxlen

Founder and Chief Creator, LAIR

Dewey Reid

VP Executive Creative Director, CNN Digital

Kendrick Reid

SVP & Executive Creative Director, Brand Strategy, BET Networks

Tim Reilly

Creative Director, Brand Creative, Turner Classic Movies

Barbra Robin

SVP, Integrated Sales & Marketing, CW Network

Eduardo Ruiz

President & General Manager, A+E Networks Latin America

Detavio Samuels

President, Interactive One and One Solution/OneX

Niels Schuurmans

Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Creative Officer Paramount Network, CMT and TV Land.

Steph Sebbag

Promax Chair Emeritus

CEO, bpg

Gareb Shamus

Media Investor, Pivot Media

Alexandra Shapiro

EVP, Marketing & Digital, USA Network

Cristine Shropshire

Creative Director, Brand Image and Editorial, Food Network/Cooking Channel

Guy Slattery

President and GM, VICELAND

Brian Stelter

Host, Reliable Sources & Senior Media Correspondent, CNN

Brandon Stern

VP, Creative Director, Warner Media

Kareem Taylor

Business Growth Strategist, Substance Global

Reid Thompson

Creative Director, Hulu

Tim Thompson

Founder & Chief Revolution Thinker, RevThink

Gwen Throckmorton

Head of Industry, US Entertainment, Global Sales, Facebook

Marice Tobias

Director, Tobias Entertainment Global

Will Travis

Co-Founder & CEO, Elevation Barn

Andy Tu


Mark Valentine

Creative Director & Co-Owner, ANATOMY

Louis J. Venezia

Owner / Chief Creative Officer, Pilot

Puja Vohra


Mark L. Walberg

Television Host, Mogoldie Productions, Inc.

Michael Waldron

SVP Creative Director Brand Design, Nickelodeon

Jenny Wall

Head of Marketing, Gimlet Media

Tara Walpert Levy

VP, Agency Sales, Google

Esther Weinberg

CEO, Mindlight Group

Kati Weller

Director, TBS & TNT On-Air Promotions - The Sponsor Shop, Turner

Ben Whitla

Creative Director, Great Big Story

Alan Williams

Creative Director, Imaginary Forces - "Anne with an E" (Netflix)

Kelly Wollschlager

VP/Creative Director, Creative Services, Participant Media/PIVOT

Amanda Wong

Director, Integrated Partnerships, truTV

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