Conference & Festival Programming
ICSC Now & Next
Led programming and production for this virtual thought leadership event. Themed "Retail in the Age of COVID-19," the conference gathered 250 executive attendees and featured conversations with the CEOs of leading brick-and-mortar brands including Target, Ulta Beauty, Walmart, and WeWork.
Programmed and produced the Innovation stage at ICSC's flagship RECon event with sessions on last-mile delivery (including a delivery robot demo), VR and AR in retail, new customer loyalty platforms, and more.
Led programming and production for the 2nd annual Teen Vogue Summit, which highlighted key issues at stake in the 2016 U.S. elections from climate change to LGBTQ+ equality. Speakers included the Parkland student activists, Al Gore, Amandla Stenberg, Dolores Huerta, and Common, plus performances from Grace Vanderwaal, Fletcher, The Resistance Revival Chorus, and more.
(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty for Teen Vogue)
More than 200 business and creative leaders convened to share inspiring lessons with 6,000 attendees. Speakers I booked and produced sessions for included Cher, Melinda Gates, Samantha Bee, Karlie Kloss, Kevin Plank, and a surprise performance by John Legend.
(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fast Company)
PMI Virtual Experience Series
Led marquee talent booking and scripting for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Virtual Experience Series, curated for the organization's global audience. Talent secured included Trevor Noah, Alexis Ohanian, Tamron Hall, Laurie Hernandez, and more. In total, the event series reached tens of thousands of project professionals around the world.
Glamour Women of the Year Experience
Developed and produced a day of experiential programming that celebrated the diversity and potential of women. 250 attendees learned graffiti art, screen printing, the art of vintage shopping with Patricia Field, and the history of craft beer.
600+ Teen Vogue readers united in L.A. for the inaugural Teen Vogue Summit, providing a new generation of activists, creators, and innovators with the insights and tools to change the world. The event - for which I led programming, scripting, and content production - garnered 1 billion+ press impressions and 100 million+ social impressions. Speakers and performers included Hillary Clinton, Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi, Chloe x Halle, and more.
(Photo: Andrew Noel for Teen Vogue)
Led programming for Fast Company's 2nd annual creativity conference, which brought together the most innovative minds in business for keynotes—like actress/producer Geena Davis, Tinder CEO Sean Rad, and actor/WWE superstar John Cena—plus behind-the-scenes site visits to Vans and Clique Media, and more.
Chicago Deal Making
Oversaw stage design and programming for ICSC's annual Chicago Deal Making, focused on how food & beverage are transforming retail and real estate. Speaker highlights include C-level leaders from Boka Restaurant Group, Neimann Foods, Punch Bowl Social, Kitchen United, and more, plus an interactive "Taste of Chicago" dining experience.
Led programming and production for this business conference-meets-cultural festival in celebration of WIRED's 25th anniversary. The event convened the biggest icons in tech, from Jeff Bezos and Satya Nadella to Anne Wojcicki and Sundar Pichai, and included fun happenings like a Nike sneaker signing, Pun-Off competition, and robot petting zoo!
(Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images)
Fast Company: Inside the Issue
Concepted and launched an "Inside the Issue" event series, inviting readers to learn the reporting stories behind the magazine's features. Events brought 100 readers up close with magazine subjects like former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and The Onion's editorial team.
Fast Company's first ever multi-day festival brought together extraordinary personalities from the worlds of business, technology, design, and entertainment for bold conversations, hands-on workshops, and more than 100 behind-the-scenes site visits designed to inspire and surprise.