Leadership Conference

2021 WICT Leadership Conference
October 4 – 5, 2021
Virtual

Gather with the most powerful network in cable media at the WICT Leadership Conference.

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Here are some of the advantages you will receive by attending our virtual program:

ENGAGE WITH PRESENTERS, COACHES & PEERS

  • Connect with over 1,000 media and technology professionals.
  • Interact with speakers and fellow attendees through live chat.
  • Experience live networking and coaching opportunities.

CURATE YOUR OWN PATH & DEFINE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • Tap into a mix of powerful presentations, panels, chats and lively workshops.
  • Drill into specific skills with breakouts and activities designed to accommodate multiple learning styles.
  • Discover the trends that affect and influence your professional success.

ENJOY A SEAMLESS AND INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

  • Join us online for an effortless flow from one session to the next.
  • No travel required. Save time and money by tuning into the conference remotely.
  • Access sessions beyond the live experience with additional on-demand recordings.

WICT’s Leadership Conference is the premier leadership development program for members and other industry stakeholders. Our theme, Together, We Shine. Together, We Rise, reflects the collective power of our community. Gather with peers and key thought leaders to learn how businesses can thrive and how together we can multiply our impact on our companies and careers.

View the conference agenda below. Stay tuned for future updates, including speaker announcements and details about how to make the most of your virtual experience.

Note: All times are Eastern.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

9:00 – 11:00 am

Special Activity: One-on-One Executive Coaching

Advance sign-up required.

9:00 – 10:00 am
Special Activity: Fun with Fitness

Special Activity: One-on-One Executive Coaching

Advance sign-up required.

11:00 – 11:55 am

General Session: The Grand Opening

10:00 – 10:55 am

Concurrent Sessions and Activities

     Track 1: Technology & Innovation

     Track 2: The Leading Edge

     Track 3: Master Classes

     Special Activity: One-on-One Executive Coaching

        Advance sign-up required.

12:00 – 12:45 pm

General Session

11:00 – 11:20 am

General Session

12:45 – 1:00 pm

Break

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

General Session

1:00 – 1:55 pm

Concurrent Sessions

     Track 1: Technology & Innovation

     Track 2: The Leading Edge

     Track 3: Master Classes

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Special Activity: One-on-One Executive Coaching

Advance sign-up required.

2:00 – 3:10 pm

General Session

12:30 – 1:25 pm

Concurrent Sessions

     Track 1: Technology & Innovation 

     Track 2: The Leading Edge 

     Track 3: Master Classes 

3:15 – 4:00 pm

General Session

1:30 – 2:30 pm

General Session

4:05 – 5:15 pm

General Session

2:35 – 4:10 pm

General Session: Pearls of Wisdom

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Special Activity: Fun with Fitness

Special Activity: Virtual Networking Roundtables

Advance sign-up required.

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Special Activity: One-on-One Executive Coaching

Advance sign-up required.

And here’s a sneak peek at sessions in development:

Stronger Together: Supporting Gender Equity Through Male Allyship

With nearly 3 million women gone from the workforce as a result of the COVID pandemic, a major course correction is imperative for companies to get back on the right track of gender equality. Research shows us that one way to help that effort is through male allyship in the workplace. Women will progress toward gender parity exponentially faster when men are part of the solution. Join us and this panel of leading presidents and C-Suite executives who walk the walk, advocating for women within their workplace and the industry at large, for an influential discussion about creating a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

Above, l-r, from the 2018 Profiles of Champions session: Molly Qerim Rose, Scout Bassett, Sarah Kustok, Lisa Wang and Misty Copeland.

Profiles of Champions

Top athletes exemplify resilience, perseverance and teamwork—key skills that are also assets in the workplace. As one of the highest-rated Leadership Conference sessions, this encore panel discussion will explore the winning traits of high-performing athletes with none other than high performing athletes. Learn how their winning traits can provide our audience with a competitive edge in a business setting. Learn invaluable strategies from these top athletes and executives as they share their personal stories of trials and triumphs, empowering you to create your own corporate playbook.

Sponsored by Accenture Consulting

A perennial favorite returns

Beyond the Hashtag: #LoveIsLove

From enacting comprehensive policies to redesigning outdated systems that perpetuate bias, leading organizations have prioritized creating an accessible and human-centered work environment. Presented in partnership with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the session goal is to help our members create an environment where people can show up to their workplaces as their authentic selves and feel a sense of belonging, both personally and professionally. This thought-provoking session will delve into the practices that successful companies have established to foster safe, welcoming and empowering environments for LGBTQ+ individuals and beyond.

Sponsored by Cox Communications

Above, l to r, from the 2019 Pearls of Wisdom session: Princess Beatrice of York, Sameer Deen, Wasfia Nazreen, Shannon Lee, Gloria Feldt and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Pearls of Wisdom

A long-standing staple of the Leadership Conference, Pearls of Wisdom is the inspirational capstone session of the conference. Pearls is styled after the famed TED Talks, with dynamic and innovative thought leaders imparting their wisdom in several mini-keynotes. Speakers will share the journeys and transformational moments that have shaped their lives and careers, leaving our audience engaged, energized and empowered to take the teachings and turn them into an action plan!

Sponsored by Charter Communications

Always a crowd favorite