Summer Conference

Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_1.54.09_PM.pngEach summer, current Emma Bowen Fellows gather with media industry leaders and Emma Bowen Foundation stakeholders for networking and professional development. The 2016 Summer Conference provided Emma Bowen Fellows with three days of networking, learning, and community-building alongside senior executives from many of the country’s leading media and technology companies, including the nearly 50 corporations nationwide that host Emma Bowen students as Summer Fellows. Conference speakers included leaders from a variety of media and technology companies, including lead Conference sponsors Comcast, CBS, NBC Universal, and Bloomberg. The 2016 Conference was also made possible through the generosity of the Walter Kaitz Foundation and Knight Foundation.

The Summer Conference is headlined by a career fair which gives our Fellows direct access to human resources staff at top media companies. In 2016, participating career fair companies included Atlantic Media, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Hearst, Jopwell, Discovery Communications, CBS, and NBC Universal. 

2017 Summer Conference & Hall of Fame Breakfast

The 2017 Summer Conference will take place from June 26 - June 30 in New York City. More information to come in late April, 2017.

The 2017 Hall of Fame Breakfast

On Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30 AM at Tribeca Three Sixty°, we will induct two of Emma Bowen Foundation's most influential leaders - Dennis Swanson and Phylis Eagle-Oldson - into the Emma Bowen Foundation Hall of Fame. 

While we celebrate our legacy, we will also look to the future by honoring this year’s Emma Award winners and the 2017 Emma Bowen Students of the Year. We hope you can join us! Registration coming soon!



2016 Summer Conference Recap

2016 Conference Agenda  2016 Conference Recap

The Emma Awards

In 2016, the Emma Bowen Foundation recognized outstanding fellows with “Emma Awards” to reward their hard work and inspire others to follow their lead. The 2016 Emmas were awarded as follows:

  • The Emma for Courage –To Olivia Richard for her decision to go to Colorado to cover the GOP Debate no matter the obstacle to give her fellow students and community a hands-on look at the event.

  • The Emma for Storytelling – To Kally Kasulis for her work as a freelance journalist for the Boston Globe – she made it a goal of hers to win this award and wrote herself a letter at last year’s Link Conference pushing herself to be published this year, which she accomplished multiple times over. 

  • The Emma for Volunteerism – To Haleigh Hoskins, who spent her Spring Break in Ferguson, MO working to register people in the area to vote, then took her effort back to Atlanta, where she continues to work towards local voter registration.

  • The Emma for Innovation – To Marnice Davis, who developed a consulting business, Impact Inspiration LLC, to help walk high-school students through the scholarship application process.

  • The Emma for Ubuntu – To Ty Greenwood, who has worked tirelessly to promote diversity on campus throughout his time at Washington and Jefferson College, from challenging the theatre department to select more diverse works to joining the admissions department to push for greater diversity in incoming students.

  • The Emma for Influencing – To Murugi Thande, who helped to raise over $25,000 in donations for children in her local communities through a series of promotional videos that she helped to create.