• The 2016 Summer Conference

    June 22-24, 2016

  • The 2016 Summer Conference

    The Future of Media

  • The 2016 Summer Conference

    June 22-24, 2016

  • The 2016 Summer Conference

    The Future of Media

The Emma Bowen Foundation 2016 Summer Conference

Each year, over 200 diverse college students and young media professionals gather together at the Emma Bowen Foundation Summer Conference to take their first steps towards a career in the media and technology industries.

During the Conference, students are exposed to potential careers and employers over three days that each feature one of our career tracks (the Innovation of Media, the Content of Media, and the Business of Media), meet recruiters at our Career Fair, get advice about their future at our Career Table Talks, and network at nightly mixers.

Conference At A Glance



Forty Emma Bowen Fellows work in small groups with industry leaders to explore possible career paths, network, and embark on mentoring relationships that may last a lifetime.

Wednesday, June 22nd


This day, made possibly by Comcast, highlights the technology and development that makes media possible with a Tech Talk and Tech Reception. This day will also feature and celebrate the Emma Bowen Foundation's innovative alumni with a half-day Alumni Conference, presented by Bloomberg.

Thursday, June 23rd


We will celebrate our Founders and honor our stand-out Fellows at the Hall of Fame Breakfast, get insight into the world of news production, and host a CEO Circle Conversation featuring Gail Christopher, Senior Executive at the WK Kellogg Foundation. In the evening, students will go to partner-hosted Company Receptions.

Friday, June 24th


This day highlights opportunities and initiatives at CBS and in Media Sales at our Company Confidential presentation. This is followed by the annual Career Fair for rising seniors and recent graduates, Table Talks to provide career advice to younger Fellows, and a Closing Party to celebrate the end of conference.


Does your company have access to the best diverse talent in the industry?

The Emma Bowen Foundation's Career Fair gives YOU the opportunity to meet and interview over 100 talented and diverse college seniors, recent graduates, and early/mid-career alumni, all with proven industry experience, and gives you access to a total talent pool of nearly 1000 current college students, emerging professionals, and established leaders. 

Get the word out to these current and future media and technology leaders about your company with a Standard Career Fair Booth or be matched with pre-selected candidates and interview top prospects on-site with a VIP Career Fair Booth.;

Click here for more information or to reserve a booth.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who have helped make this Summer Conference possible, especially:

The Kaitz Foundation, Presenting Sponsor

Comcast NBCUniversal, Platinum Sponsor

CBS, Gold Sponsor

Bloomberg Media, Silver Sponsor

The The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Silver Sponsor