>>October 14-17, 2013

MEMES Week is a knowledge series that brings together over 500 industry professionals, students, and alumni from the front lines of media, entertainment and sports. This year we're going Beyond the Buzzwords in digital media and entertainment to uncover what you really need to know.


Monday: "Job Journeys"

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Gold Hall, B301

When it comes to working in entertainment and media, there is no linear path.  So how do you prepare and what's the ROI?  Learn from recent alums who took the road less traveled and not only lived to tell the tale but gathered some valuable tips along the way. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Activision Chris Schnakenberg '09
Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development - Activision
NFL Meredith Battin 
Director of Integrated Marketing - NFL
The Walt Disney Studios Anthony Mutalipassi '08
Director Business Development & New Media Strategy - Walt Disney Studios
Fox International Channels Akilesh Sridharan '08
Vice President - Fox Int'l Channels

 


Tuesday: "Taking on Silicon Beach"

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Collins Center, A201

Who are the digital media and entertainment companies gaining traction in LA's new start-up ecosystem and what's setting them apart from the pack?  How can traditional M&E skills be useful in this environment and what can new hires expect?  

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Tradesy.com Tracy DiNunzio
CEO - Tradesy.com
Hertz Lichtenstein& Young, LLP Eric Galen
Partner -Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP
Amplify Jeff Solomon
Co-founder - Amplify
Clearstone Venture Partners William Quigley
Managing Director - Clearstone Venture Partners
Coloft Cam Rasouli
Founder - CoLoft


Wednesday: "Disruption is the Model"

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Collins Center, A201

Whatever your industry aspirations may be, if you're not innovating - there is no future. From content development to production and distribution, disruption is the new model. Join media and entertainment leaders from the front lines as they discuss what it takes to stay ahead of change.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS:
The Black List Franklin Leonard
Founder - The Black List
Amazon Studios Michael Lewis
Head of Motion Pictures - Amazon Studios
ThePostGame. David Katz
CEO/Founder - The PostGame


Thursday: "Voice of Wisdom"

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Collins Center, A202

With more than two decades as a network and studio executive and now leading a next-generation media company, Jordan Levin knows how to succeed in media and entertainment.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Alloy Digital Jordan Levin
President - Alloy Digital

Chief Executive Officer - Generate