Catherine Warren

President · FanTrust

Veteran media, technology & entertainment strategist. C-level public company leadership. Board directorships & international publications.

Entertainment Leadership Media & Technology Strategy Board Governance Publicly-traded Company Management Fan Culture

Jingsi Christina Wu

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Media studies scholar Jingsi Wu focuses her research on the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, civic engagement, and culture.

Media Studies Political Communication and Social Media Chinese Media Cultural Sociology Game Studies

Avi Savar

Founding Partner · Big Fuel

Founder and Chairman of Big Fuel. Inaugural Cannes Lions Branded Content Jury President. Sought-after industry spokesperson and author.

Branded Content Original Programming for Broadcast & Web Brand Strategy Marketing and Content Creation Social Media & Branding

Rahul Telang

Trustees Professor and Program Chair · Carnegie Mellon University

Rahul Telang is interested in how information and communication technologies (ICTs) information impact consumers, business and policies.

Digitization of Information Intellectual Properity Policy Market Failures Privacy Piracy

Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP

Chief Entertainment Officer, SVP Entertainment/Programs, VP Entertainment · Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.

So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star: Unleash Your Inner Rock Star!

Talent Management Event Production Event Management Contract Negotiations Entertainment Booking

Steve Peters

Founding Partner / Chief Creative Officer · No Mimes Media

Emmy®-winning transmedia experience designer, consultant, speaker and digital content strategist.

Transmedia Game Design Entertainment Location Based Games AR / VR

Germany Kent

Hall of Fame Media Pro | National Award-Winning Journalist and Producer | Bestselling Author · https://muckrack.com/germanykent

Germany is a renowned wise wordsmith with by-lines or quotes featured in countless media outlets around the world.

Multimedia Communications Media Relations and Publicity Corporate Training & Coaching Leadership Branding Communications Sales Marketing Producing Developing Establishing (Enterprise)

Tyrha Lindsey-Warren

Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing · Baylor University

Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren studies consumer behavior and attitudes, multicultural media & advertising, movies and entertainment

Consumer Attitudes Entertainment Multicultural & Diversity Consumer Behavior Marketing & Advertising

Mark Litwak

Attorney at Law · Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates

Author and Attorney that addresses Entertainment Law issues s

Risky Business Financing and Distributing Independent Films Protecting Film Investors Film Finance

Helen Wood

Professor in Media and Cultural Studies · Aston University

Helen Wood is the author of numerous books and articles on media, gender and class formation.

Media Gender Class Television Cultural Studies

Karen Shackleford, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Media violence; Fandom and the construction of meaning from media; Media, race and gender.

Media Psychology Media Effects Social Psychology Gender Race

Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Center for for Sales Strategy in Sports and Entertainment (S3E), and The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing · Baylor University

A leading sports marketing expert, Kirk Wakefield researches what fans think, feel and do for pro sports franchises

sports betting Fan and Consumer Response to Pricing and Promotional Tools Entertainment Marketing Team Sports Marketing Sports Psychology

Shenae Outerbridge

Controller · Cruise Line International Association

Shenae Outerbridge is a Senior Financial Executive with additional interests in music and exploring the world.

Finance Leadership International International Finance Senior Level Executie

Bob Higa

Magician & Motivational Speaker · Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.

Create Business WOW! You may not believe your eyes but you'll marvel at the results when a master magician helps unlock employee creativity

Improving Customer Engagement Employee Motivation Leadership and Change Management

Michael D. Smith

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Michael D. Smith's research uses economic and statistical techniques to analyze firm and consumer behavior in online markets.

Higher Education Policy Consumer Behavior Digital Media Products

Justin Trevor Winters

Instructor of Screenwriting · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

The intersection of Tech and Entertainment Screenwriting Producing

Bryan Segal

Senior Vice President · comScore

Segal brings over 20 years of business development, operational acumen, and client relationship expertise to his role at comScore.

Strategic Planning Market Research Business Development Media and Technology Digital Media

Tricia Jenkins

Professor · Texas Christian University

Tricia Jenkins is an expert in the US government's relationship to Hollywood, critical media theories, and media genres.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Television and Film Genres Hollywood and the CIA Russian Trolls International Film Festivals

Mara Scanlon

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Professor of English, Department of English, Linguistics and Communication

Digital Humanities Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory Twentieth-Century Literature Asian American Studies Bakhtinian theory

Comila Shahani-Denning

Senior Vice Provost for Academics and Professor of Psychology · Hofstra University

Expert in workplace issues and behavior, hiring practices, leadership development, human resource management

Use of Social Media in Hiring Office Politics Workplace Communication Psychology Public Speaking