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Overview

Consumers are increasingly embracing brands that reflect real-life diversity, and share their values. We’ll look at how Discovery is helping clients deliver with relevant messaging, and offer insights on evolving programming that tells the stories we need today.

In the spirit of inclusivity, everyone and anyone is welcome to join us – free of charge – for our 2.5 hour virtual event on Monday, September 13.

Agenda

  1. 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    WELCOME

  2. 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

    OPENING KEYNOTE

  3. 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

    DEI: The Activation Conversation

    Now more than ever, consumers expect brands to embrace diversity and inclusion. But how do you hit the right note? This conversation will take a deeper dive into specific case studies that delivered for clients, offering insight on breaking through with big ideas and impactful content.

  4. 1:50 pm - 1:55 pm

    BREAK

  5. 1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

    Programming: What's New, and What's Next

    Veteran programmers with innovative ideas explore recent seismic shifts in the programming landscape. From what's changed, to what's in development, to the stories that still need to be told, this discussion will offer fresh thinking on creating programming that resonates.

  6. 2:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    BREAK

  7. 2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

    Authenticity in Storytelling

    Celebrated Discovery creators share how they authentically connect with audiences in substantive, honest, and culturally relevant ways, and how their process has changed following the societal shifts of 2020. 

  8. 3:05 pm - 3:10 pm

    BREAK

  9. 3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

    EVENT RECAP

Speakers

  • Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM

    Foot & Ankle Surgeon (My Feet Are Killing Me)
  • Michela Giorelli

    VP of Production and Development for Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic "
  • Grace Ramirez

    Chef
  • Loren Ruch

    Group SVP of Development & Production
  • Jeannine Shao Collins

    President
  • Todd Weiser

    SVP of Programming & Development
  • Drew Tappon

    Head of OWN Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
  • Davianne Harris

    Chief Client Officer and Head of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice
  • Tara DeVeaux

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Wild Card Creative Group
  • Sheereen Russell

    SVP Ad Sales and Inclusive Content Monetization Strategy
  • Ben O'Keefe

    Head of Diversity and Impact Development and Production
    Creator+
  • Page Turner

    Real Estate Expert & House Flipper
  • Toni Miceli

    Chief Executive Officer and Partner
    RTR Media
  • Damon Jones

    Chief Communications Officer

Contact Us

Contact Us

Have a question? Email us at events@cynopsis.com 
or call 1-800-777-5006.

Programming Questions?

Contact Lynn Leahey at lleahey@accessintel.com.