Our 2018 Conference



The Conference 2018 Headline Speakers

Laura Dern

Emmy Award-Winning Actor

Tarana Burke

Activist, Senior Director, Girls for Gender Equity

Dawn Ostroff

President, Condé Nast Entertainment

Scott Rogowsky

Comedian and Host of HQ Trivia

Simon Doonan

Creative Ambassador, Barneys NY

Joanne Lipman

Author, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, Surrey Lane Media

Stefan Sagmeister

Designer and Co-Founder, Sagmeister & Walsh

Mike Benson

Head of Marketing, Amazon Studios

Angela Courtin

Global Head of YouTube TV & Originals Marketing

Jon Steinberg

Founder & CEO, Cheddar

Tom Goodwin

EVP of Innovation at Zenith USA


The Conference 2018 Featured Speakers

Libe Ackerman

Content Director, Greenlit Content

Paige Albiniak

Title Editorial Director, PromaxBDA

Chris Ambrozic

Head of Personalized Content Discovery, TiVo

Kevin Aratari

Head of Accounts and Marketing, Troika

Ben Asher

Creative Director / Director of Production, A+E Networks

Bill Battin

SVP, On-Air Promotions, Fox Sports Marketing

Joel Beckerman

Founder and Composer, Man Made Music

Chris Berend

SVP for Digital Video, CNN and Co-Founder, Great Big Story

Jeff Blackman

SVP, Marketing, SYFY

Lisa Bolan

Creative Director, Elastic

Dan Bragg

Partner, Spark+Sizzle

Steve Brouwers

SBS Belgium NV

Don Buckley

CMO, Showtime Networks Inc.

Joe Burrascano

Founder and Executive Creative Director, Aardman Nathan Love

Javier Canto

Senior Creative Director, Programming & Sports, Univision

Sarah Carey

Head of Branded Content Studio, Hearst Publishing

John Cassidy

Vice President, Multiplatform Creative, truTV

Allison Caviness

Creative Director, BET Networks

Cyndy Cecil-Bragg

Executive Producer/Senior Creative Director, Multiplatform Content, Spark+Sizzle

Ana Criado

Creative Director, Prologue Films

Hillary Cutter

Founder/Executive Producer, Cutter Productions

Blake Danforth

VP, Creative, Fox Sports Marketing

Amy Davis

Senior Brand Manager, Hulu

Jonathan Davis

VP, Brand Creative, A&E

Sally Daws

EVP, Advertising, Strategy & Digital, FX Networks

Rabia de Lande Long

Executive Coach & Management Consultant, Chartwell Advisors, Inc.

Bernie del Carpio

President and Creative Director, TV & New Media, Trailer Park

Diana Dixon

Founder/Chief Executive Creative Director, DIXON

Astra Dorf

Director, Business Development and Creative Resource Rep, Astra Reps

Daniel Dörnemann

Executive Creative Director, Loyalkaspar

Curt Doty

CEO, Vertuoso

Scott Edwards

Executive Vice President, Creative Advertising, Fox Entertainment

Michael Eisenbaum

VP, Branded Entertainment, Discovery Channel and Science Channel

Meredith Ferguson

Managing Director, TMI Strategy, DoSomething.org

Andrew Finlayson

EVP of Digital and Social Media Strategies, SmithGeiger

Karin Fong

Director & Designer, Imaginary Forces

Piera Gelardi

Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Refinery29

Samira Gerin-Singh

Head of On-Air & Creative Services, FOX Network Group

Stephanie Gibbons

Promax Co-Chair

President, Creative, Strategy and Digital, Multi-Platform Marketing, FX Networks

Richard Greenfield

TMT Analyst and Media Futurist, BTIG

Bob Gruters

US Group Director, Entertainment + Technology & Connectivity, Facebook

Crystal Hall

Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder, Spark+Sizzle

Jens Hertzum

Executive Creative Director, TVNZ

Alison Hoffman

CMO, Starz

Michael Hogenmiller

Creative Director, CNN Digital

Brien Holman

Executive Creative Director and Partner, We Are Royale

Sunny Hostin

Co-Host, The View

Lee Hunt

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

Javier de Innocentis

Senior Creative Director, A+E Networks Latin America

Heather Jagels

Principal and Owner, Mountain Zen Creative

Eric Jones

Creative Director, SundanceTV

Loren Judah

Creative Director, We Are Royale

Ellen Kahn

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

Lynda Kahn

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

Michael Kardis

Owner/Editor/Producer, Goodbeard

Joanna Katcher

Creative Director, Nice Manners.

Jake Katz

Head of Strategy & Insights, Trailer Park

Steve Kazanjian

President & CEO, Promax

Meghan Kirsch

SVP, Marketing and Creative, VICELAND

Suzanne Kolb

Chief Brand Officer, Group Nine Media

Josh Kovolenko

SVP, Marketing Strategy and Operations, Discovery Channel and Science Channel

Chris Maclean

Creative Director, Gretel

Sabrina Malik

VP, Consumer Marketing & Strategy, A&E

Justin Manfredi

SVP, Marketing, AMC

Scott Marsden

Global Head of Media, Spotify

Tabitha Mason-Elliott

Partner & Head of Production, BARK BARK

Emma May

VP of Marketing, Turner Sports

Susanne McAvoy

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

Tricia Melton

SVP, Marketing, Freeform

Terry Minogue

SVP, Brand Creative, Paramount Network/TV Land

Gabriella Mirabelli

CEO and Co-Founder, ANATOMY

Yusuf Omar

Journalist & Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories

Linda Ong

Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group

Dave Perry

VP, Social Media, Nickelodeon

Jason Phipps

SVP, Digital Media, FX Networks

Joel Pilger

Consultant, RevThink

Jeanine Poggi

Media Reporter, AdAge

Edward Poole

Sr. Director, Marketing and Partnerships - Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, Turner

Bill Price

Promo Genius, Bill Price, LLC

Stephen Price

Founding Editor/Creative Director, Stash Media Inc.


Spoken Word Artist

Andre Quadra

Sr. Director, International Marketing, ESPN

Maria Rapetskaya

Creative Director, Undefined Creative

Lara Richardson

Former Group EVP, Marketing, Discovery and Science Channel

Amy Robach

Co-Anchor, “20/20”

Ines Rosales

TV Personality

Kim Rosenblum

EVP, Marketing and Chief Creative Officer, Nickelodeon Group

Belinda Rowe

Global Practice Lead, Content, Publicis Media

Scot Safon


Sean Saylor

VP Creative Director, MTV International

Olivier Schaack


Frank Scherma

President, Radical Media

Harriet Seitler

CMO and EVP, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Evan Shapiro

Owner/Producer, eshapTV

Chris Sloan

Owner/President, 2C Creative + Content

Mary Jo Smith

VP, Creative, ABC Entertainment Marketing

Chris Spadaccini

EVP, Consumer Marketing, HBO

Chris Spencer

EVP, Creative, National Geographic Partners

Brian Steinberg

Senior TV Editor, Variety

Russell Streit

Senior Writer/Producer, truTV

Joanna Sucherman

Owner, JLS Media

Grace Sun

Creative Strategist, Entertainment, Facebook

Stephanie Tagle

Strategic Planning Director, INNOCEAN Worldwide

Mike Taylor-Mozer

Design Director, Digital, Comedy Central

Reid Thompson

Creative Director, Hulu

Will Travis

Co-Founder & CEO, Elevation Barn

Jason Turner

Sr. Creative Director, Marketing, Discovery Channel

Mark Valentine

Creative Director & Co-Owner, ANATOMY

Gary Van Dzura

Creative Director, WKNY

Puja Vohra


Michael Waldron

SVP Creative Director Brand Design, Nickelodeon

Esther Weinberg

CEO, Mindlight Group

Jacob Weinreich

Head of Marketing, TV 2

Rachel Weinstein

VP, Communications & External Relations, Volunteers of America - Greater New York

Dyana Weissman

Senior Custom Designer, Type Network

Mike Welch

Account Director, WKNY

Kristen Williams

Design Director, Preschool & Franchise, Nickelodeon

Mark Wright

Senior Director, Graphics, CNN

Marcel Ziul

Creative Director, STATE