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Media and Entertainment Conference


(l-r) Reed Hastings at MEC 2012; MMA Members Kristin Johnson '14 and Cheyenne Huang '13 at MEC 2013

The MBA Media & Entertainment Conference is an annual event, alternately hosted by Columbia Business School and NYU Stern. The conference provides an educational and informative forum for discussions around the present state of media and entertainment and its future. Organizing the conference is a joint effort of the MBA programs at Columbia, Duke Fuqua, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern and Wharton.

Student Voices

"I attended the conference and seeing all those high level speakers, I was simply amazed." ~Leao Carvalho '12

The conference attracts hundreds of MBAs and media professionals from across the country for its networking opportunities, keynote speakers and panels. Recent keynote speakers include:

Year

  

Keynote Speakers

2014 Jimmy Maymann, CEO, The Huffington Post
Steven R. Swartz, President & CEO, Hearst Corporation
   
2013 Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO of AOL
Eric Kessler, President & COO of HBO
   
2012 Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix
Peter Liguori, former COO of Discovery Networks
   
2011 Leslie Moonves, President & CEO of CBS
Arthur Minson, CFO of AOL and John Martin, CFO of TimeWarner
   
2010 Philippe Dauman, President and CEO of Viacom
Janet Robinson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company
   
2009 Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal
Joe Uva, CEO of Univision Communications, Inc.
   
2008 Randy Falco, Chairman & CEO of AOL
David Clark, EVP Advertising of Joost
   
2007 Jeremy Philips, EVP of News Corporation
   
2006 Richard Harrington, President & CEO of The Thomson Corporation
James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features
Robert Bakish, EVP Operations of Viacom
   
2005 Michael Wolf, Director and Leader of McKinsey’s Media Practice
Don Logan, Chairman of Time Warner’s Media & Communications Group
Leo Hindery, Chairman of InterMedia Advisors & former Chairman of YES Network
Mike Ficklas, EVP & General Counsel of Viacom
   
2004 Don Graham, Chairman & CEO, The Washington Post Company
Jack Valenti, former President & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
   

 

Events

April 29, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Advertising Technology, Media Services, Google (by invitation only)

 

May 7, 2014

New York City Media Seminar Series: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University)

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