Program

12:00 pm
Registration opens

12:45 pm
Blueprint for a 21st Century Career Strategy

Aligning your life with your professional goals isn't always easy, especially in the current environment. This high energy opening session features speakers with fresh perspectives on how to navigate the job market, and the trends that are affecting careers in the media business. They'll provide you with the tools and thinking you'll need to act on your goals, no matter where you are in the process - searching for a job, transitioning to a new career, or starting up a business.

ALLISON HEMMING
CEO
The Hired Guns
MICHELLE MADHOK
CEO & Editor in Chief
SheFinds Media
PAMELA MITCHELL
founder/CEO
Reinvention Institute
BILL CONNEELY
Director of Job Market, Strategy and Business Development
mediabistro.com

2:00 pm
Conversation Break

Stretch your legs, grab a drink, and make a new connection.


2:20 pm
Career Management Online and Off

How do you get from your goals to actually getting in the door? What exactly do you need now to get a job, or move forward in your career? This session will feature experts in human resources and career management, who will talk you through the things you need in your professional - and personal - toolkit to manage your career and balance your life, with a special focus on the technology tools that can help.

SHARON JAUTZ
Director of Human Resources
Asset International
DAVID GASPIN
Talent Acquisition Director
Condé Nast
DAVID BASS
Executive Coach
Right Management
BILL CONNEELY
Director of Job Market, Strategy and Business Development
mediabistro.com

3:30 pm
Conversation Break

Stretch your legs, grab a drink, and make a new connection.


4:00 pm
How to Build a Meaningful Public Profile and Social Presence, and Why it's Essential

Whether "you are your brand," or you keep your professional life separate from your private one, this hot topic discussion will focus on how to manage your online profile. It can be tricky. In the media world in particular, where you choose to put your information and your personal profile can have a strong impact on your chances for a project or a job. We'll address the practical realities of managing an online presence – from the importance of social media to the side of your professional and creative self that you choose to make public online.

LINDSEY POLLAK
Author and career expert
lindseypollak.com
REBECCA WATSON
Digital media entrepreneur
gwallet.com
JOE CIARALLO
Manager of PR Initiatives and Editor of PRNewser
mediabistro.com
 

4:50 pm
Lessons from a 21st Century Media Entrepreneur: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Film School

As co-founder and editor in chief of The Knot, Carley Roney parlayed film school smarts to create today’s leading bridal media brand with 12 books in print, a national magazine, and a thriving online community of nearly 2 million passionate users. Join us as Carley shares her hard-won wisdom on how to survive and thrive in today’s media marketplace.

CARLEY RONEY
Co-founder and Editor in Chief
TheKnot.com








5:30 pm
Town Hall Discussion

Participants have a chance to talk shop, share gripes, and exchange advice on everything from negotiating pay in a tough economy to filing for unemployment in this discussion, moderated by mediabistro's Bill Conneely and Laurel Touby.

BILL CONNEELY
Director of Job Market, Strategy and Business Development
mediabistro.com

LAUREL TOUBY
Founder and Cyberhostess
mediabistro.com







 


6:00 pm
Reception

Meet other creative professionals, potential collaborators, and future resources at our reception, designed to let you make a final connection with your peers. The first drink is on us!