The Conference 2018 Headline Speakers

Dawn Ostroff

President, Condé Nast Entertainment

Scott Rogowsky

Comedian and Host of HQ Trivia

Tarana Burke

Activist, Senior Director, Girls for Gender Equity

Simon Doonan

Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, Author, and SLATE columnist

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


The Conference 2018 Featured Speakers

Libe Ackerman

Content Director, Greenlit Content

Ben Asher

Creative Director / Director of Production, A+E Networks

Chris Berend

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

Lisa Bolan

Creative Director, Elastic

Dan Bragg

SVP, Marketing, A+E Networks

Steve Brouwers

Creative Director, SBS Belgium

Don Buckley

CMO, Showtime Networks Inc.

Joe Burrascano

Founder and Executive Creative Director, Aardman Nathan Love

Kelly Campbell

CMO, Hulu

Javier Canto

Senior Creative Director, Programming & Sports, Univision

John Cassidy

VP, Multiplatform Creative, truTV

Allison Caviness

Creative Director, BET Networks

Angela Courtin

Global Head of Marketing, YouTube TV & Originals

Ana Criado

Creative Director, Prologue Films

Rebecca Daugherty

EVP, Marketing, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios

Bernie del Carpio

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

Diana Dixon

Founder/Executive Creative Director, DIXON

Scott Edwards

SVP of Marketing, On Air Promo & Operations, Fox

Andrew Finlayson

EVP of Digital and Social Media Strategies, SmithGeiger

Karin Fong

Director & Designer, Imaginary Forces

Tom Goodwin

EVP of Innovation at Zenith USA

Bob Gruters

US Group Director, Entertainment + Technology & Connectivity, Facebook

Alison Hoffman

CMO, Starz

Brien Holman

Executive Creative Director and Partner, We Are Royale

Walt Horstman

SVP and GM, Advanced Media & Analytics, TiVo

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.

Jake Katz

Head of Strategy & Insights, Trailer Park

Steve Kazanjian

President & CEO, PromaxBDA

Meghan Kirsch

SVP, Marketing and Creative, VICELAND

Suzanne Kolb

Chief Brand Officer, Group Nine Media

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

Gabriella Mirabelli

CEO and Co-Founder, ANATOMY

Sumaiya Omar

Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories

Yusuf Omar

Journalist & Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories

Linda Ong

Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group

Joel Pilger

Consultant, RevThink

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.

Lara Richardson

Group EVP, Marketing, Discovery and Science Channel

Kim Rosenblum

EVP, Marketing and Chief Creative Officer, Nickelodeon Group

Scot Safon


Frank Scherma

President, Radical Media

Harriet Seitler

CMO and EVP, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Evan Shapiro

Owner/Producer, eshapTV

Chris Sloan

Co-Founder, 2C Creative + Content

Mary Jo Smith

VP, Creative, ABC Entertainment Marketing

Chris Spadaccini

EVP, Consumer Marketing, HBO

Chris Spencer

EVP, Creative, National Geographic Partners

Russell Streit

Senior Writer/Producer, truTV

Joanna Sucherman

Owner, JLS Media

Grace Sun

Creative Strategist, Entertainment, Facebook

Mike Taylor-Mozer

Art Director, Multiplatform Design, Comedy Central

Mark Valentine

Creative Director & Co-Owner, ANATOMY

Puja Vohra

EVP, Marketing & Digital, truTV

Michael Waldron

SVP Creative Director, Art & Design, Nickelodeon

Esther Weinberg

CEO, MindLight Group

Kristen Williams

Design Director, Preschool & Franchise, Nickelodeon

Mark Wright

Senior Director, Graphics, CNN

Marcel Ziul

Creative Director and Founder, STATE Design

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