As we apply the final polish to the 2018 WICT Leadership Conference, we are delighted to share the superlative lineup of speakers we have in store for you.
We invite you to scroll through the abbreviated agenda below to review the sessions and meet the many top executives, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, athletes, and researchers we will convene on October 15-16 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Bios of each speaker are available on our website and on the conference app. Search 2018 WLC in the App Store or Google Play to download the app to your phone or tablet.
If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! Pre-registration ends at noon (Eastern) on Thursday, October 11. Click here to sign up today.
The conference opens with welcome remarks followed by a fireside chat between Bonnie Hammer and Stephanie Ruhle. The rest of the morning, choose your own path as we break into concurrent sessions outlined below.
Opening General Session
Win the Room: An Insider’s Guide to Confident & Compelling Communication
Bring Your Human to Work
Storytelling Meets Machine Intelligence
The Other Side of Change: Leading Through an Evolution
Doors will open at 11:00 am on Monday, October 15 for the 2018 WICT Touchstones Luncheon, in the Broadway Ballroom on the 6th floor of the New York Marriott Marquis.
We are pleased to announce WICT’s special guests, IFC Films’ Wildlife Writer and Executive Producer Zoe Kazan, and Lead Actress in Wildlife,Carey Mulligan. They will be joined onstage by Luncheon Honorary Chair and WICT global board member, Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films & Sundance Selects, who will facilitate an engaging and intimate Touchstones Talk with the two Hollywood stars.
WICT Board Chair Marva Johnson will introduce the awards portion of the luncheon, as WICT presents its highest individual accolades, the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards.This year’s honorees include:
Woman of the Year – Operator: Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP, Programming and Human Resources, Mediacom Communications Corporation
Woman of the Year – Programmer: Mary Campbell, Chief Merchandising & Interactive Officer, Qurate Retail Group
Woman to Watch – Operator: Kristine Faulkner, SVP, General Manager, Cox Home Security & Smart Home, Cox Communications
Woman to Watch – Programmer:Izabella Wiley, General Manager, A+E Networks Poland & CEE, A+E Networks