The Annual Summer Conference

Each year, nearly 200 Emma Bowen students gather in New York City at the Emma Bowen Foundation Annual Summer Conference to network, learn, and take their first steps toward a career in the media and technology industries.

The Annual Summer Conference features talks by charismatic leaders in the industry and conversations with EBF Alumni, as well as a few flagship events, including the Foundation’s Annual Power Networking event and the Foundation’s Annual Career Fair with some of the industry’s leading employers.

For a recap of our 2018 Conference, click here!

2019 Conference Schedule

Monday, July 8th

Session Time Session Name Program Track
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Student Arrivals  
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Student Orientation 
Emma Talks and Emma Awards
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Gametime/Basketball/Pizza Party  

Tuesday, July 9th

Session Time Session Name Program Track
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Becoming a Leader in Film
Niija Kuykendaal, VP, Film Production, Warner Brothers

9:00 am - 10:30 am Hiring Planning, Alum Association, and AMP Network Intro Hiring
10:30 am - 11:00 am Snack Break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Globally Speaking: Understanding the Business of Distribution 
Armando Nuñez, President & CEO, Global Distribution Group, CBS & Anna Carugati, Group Editorial Director, WSN

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Featured Speaker: Lester Holt 
Anchor, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Comcast NBCUniversal
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Women in Innovation Lunch
Comcast NBCUniversal

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Student Break  
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm National Advisory Council Meeting  
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm  C-Suite Conversation with Comcast NBCUniversal and NY Times Content
5:00  pm - 7:30 pm 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception Hiring

Wednesday, July 10th

Session Time Session Name Program Track
8:00 am - 9:00 am Real Life Entertainment Content Spotlight
Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery, and Tiffany Brooks, season eight winner of HGTV Star and host and designer of HGTV Smart Home 2016
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Tech Breakfast Innovation
9:00 am - 10:00 am Alumni in Business Panel Business
10:00 am - 10:30 am Snack Break  
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Student App Showcase: Celebrate Ingenuity Innovation
11:00 am - 12:30 pm HR Advisory Board Meeting & Lunch  
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CBS Lunch Business
1:00 pm - 1:45  pm Lunch and Featured Speaker: Michael Powell
President of NCTA & Former FCC Chairman
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Career Fair  Hiring
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Comcast NBCUniversal Tech Demo & Table Talks Innovation
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Closing Boat Party Recreation

30th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
New York University Kimmel Center – Rosenthal Pavilion

Emma Bowen's 30th Anniversary will bring together EBF students, alumni, AMP members, partner company representatives, and friends to celebrate 30 years of the Emma Bowen Foundation.

The Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) was founded in 1989 to diversify the media industry by connecting talented students of color to the nation’s leading media companies through internships. To date, EBF has provided internships for more than 1,300 students of color. EBF alumni include Emmy and Peabody award winners, and over two-thirds of all alumni pursue careers in the media, entertainment and technology industries, in roles ranging from sales executives to engineers and on-air reporters. We are proud to call more than 70 companies in all aspect of the media ecosystem our partners. 

Join us to celebrate 30 years changing the face of media!


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