SPEAKERS

Abby Ho

Head of the CBC Fullscreen Creator Network, CBC

Adam Benzine

Canadian Bureau Chief, C21 Media

Adam Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Development, Raw

Adam Steinman

Vice President Non Scripted Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International TV Production

Alex Farnham

Content Creator & Influencer

Alexandra Blum

Vice President, Global Public Relations & Partnerships, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Alice Webb

Director, BBC Children's, BBC

Amber J Lawson

CEO of Good Amplified , Executive Producer Content Industry Connect LA & Banff World Media Festival

Amber Mac

President: Konnekt Digital Engagement & AmberMac Media, Inc., Executive Producer & Host: nextMEDIA

Andrew Huang

Content Creator & Influencer

Angelina LeDrew-Bonvarlez

Content Creator & Influencer

Antony Root

Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Production, HBO Europe

Aron Levitz

Head of Wattpad Studios, Wattpad

Ben Mulroney

Anchor, CTV's ETALK (Bell Media)

Ben Tappan

VP, Original Scripted Programming, EPIX

Bernard Lord

President & CEO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Bill Brioux

Columnist, The Canadian Press

Brian Hamilton

Executive Producer, Omnifilm Entertainment

Brian Speiser

Vice President of Alternative & Factual Programming, APA

Brook Peters

Vice-President, Program Sales, Fox Incendo

Caressa Douglas

Senior Vice President, Brand Integration, BEN

Caroline Roy

Vice President, Development and Strategy, QMI Digital

Carrie Coon

Actress, The Leftovers

Casey Bloys

President of Programming, HBO

Catherine Warren

President, FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

Chris Knight

President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media

Chris Selak

Executive Vice President, Lionsgate Television

Chris Viscardi

Senior Vice President, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties

Christian Drobnyk

SVP Programming Strategy, Planning & Acquisitions, A+E Networks

Christopher Doyle

Head of Media & Content Partnerships, Twitter Canada

Christopher Keenan

Vice President Global Content & Executive Producer, HiT Entertainment/Mattel

Colette Watson

VP, Television and Broadcast Operations, Rogers Media Inc.

Colleen McCormick

Senior Vice President, Production, A+E Studios

Connie Contardi

Co-President, Executive Producer, CJ Creative

Corey Vidal

Creative Director, Buffer Festival

Corrie Coe

Senior Vice President, Independent Production, Bell Media Inc

Craig Bartlett

Creator and Executive Producer, Hey Arnold!

Damon Berger

VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

Damon Lindelof

Showrunner, The Leftovers

Dan Harmon

Executive Producer/Writer/Partner, Starburns Industries

Daniel Rosenberg

Partner, Piro

Daniel Schwanen

VP, Research, C.D. Howe Institute

Dave Purdy

Chief of International Growth, VICE Media

David Beebe

Vice President, Global Creative + Content Marketing, Marriott International Inc

David Cormican

Partner & EVP, Don Carmody Television

David Lyle

President, PactUS

David Purdy

Chief International Growth Officer, VICE Media

David Zitzerman

Partner and Head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans LLP

Deb Day

Digital and Social Media Strategist/Digital Media Producer, Innovate By Day

Deirdre Brennan

Vice President of Content, Corus Kids

Director X

Director

Don Carmody

President, Don Carmody Productions

Doug Murphy

President and CEO, Corus Entertainment Inc

Drew Baldwin

CEO, Tubefilter

Edward Sabin

Managing Director, Americas, and Head of Commercial Operations, International, A+E Networks

Emma Westecott

Assistant Professor in Game Design and Director of the game: Play Lab, Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)

Evan Greene

CMO, The Recording Academy

Evan Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal

Francesca Accinelli

Director National Promotions & Communications, Telefilm Canada

Gerry Dee

Actor/Comedian

Gina Marcheschi

EVP, Television Development, STUDIOCANAL

Ginette Viens

Vice-President, Brand Management & Content, Québecor Content

Gonzalo Ruiz de Velasco

Founding Partner, Amsterdam Comunicación

Heather Conway

Executive Vice President, English Services, CBC

Hitendra Merchant

Founder & CEO, YoBoHo

Ian Moffitt

CEO, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

J. Lee Williams

CEO, Occupied VR

Jacques Méthé

President, Cirque du Soleil Media

Jameson Parker

Director of Development, Brightlight Pictures

Jared Dielwart

Chief Content Officer, Kidoodle.TV

Jasmeet Singh (Jus Reign)

Comedian and Much Digital Studios Creator

Jay Baruchel

Actor, Man Seeking Woman

Jay Bennett

SVP Creative & Innovation, Shaftesbury/Smokebomb

Jay Roach

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, All the Way, Game Change, Recount

Jeanne Simon

Founder, Sell Your TV Concept Now

Jenni Konner

Writer, Director, and Executive Producer, GIRLS

Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director, Unscripted Content , CBC

Jennifer Dodge

SVP, Development & Production, Nickelodeon Preschool, Nickelodeon

Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini

Chief Marketing & Digital Sales Officer, BBVA Compass

Jennifer Rogers-Doyle

Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney Channels Worldwide

Jens Richter

CEO, FremantleMedia International

Jim Gabel

President and CEO, Roots Corporation

Jocelyn Hamilton

President, Canada, Entertainment One Television

Jocelyn Mercer

Co-President, Executive Producer, CJ Creative

Joe Tedesco

Senior Vice President and General Manager, DHX Television

John MacDonald

SVP, Women and Lifestyle Content, Corus Entertainment

John Morayniss

CEO, Entertainment One Television

John P. Roberts

Chief Digital Officer, Bunim/Murray Productions

Jon Mamela

Senior Vice-President Marketing Strategy/Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada

Jonathan Abraham

Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio

Jonathan Cane

Vice President of Development, BBC Worldwide Productions

Jonathan Skogmo

Founder and CEO, Jukin Media

Jordan Bortolotti

Executive Vice President, Studio71 Canada

Joseph Schneier

Vice President, Development and Production, Discovery Channel

Jules Borkent

SVP, Global Acquisitions & International Programming, Nickelodeon

Julie Bristow

President & CEO, Bristow Global Media

Julie Pizzi

EVP Development and Programming, Bunim/Murray Productions

Julie Tremblay

President and CEO, Quebecor Media Group

Justin Williams

SVP Digital Ventures, TBS & TNT, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Kary Antholis

President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, HBO

Kathleen Grace

Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital

Kathleen Tullie

Director Of Social Responsibility, Reebok International / Founder & Executive Director, BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

Kent Speakman

CEO, KNEKT.tv & Partner/Producer, Torio.tv

Kevin Spreekmeester

CBO, Canada Goose

Kristen Sarah

Content Creator, TV Host & Influencer

Lainey Lui

Co-Host, THE SOCIAL, Senior Correspondent, ETALK

Laura Henderson

Global Head Of Content & Media Monetization, Mondelez International

Laura Michalchyshyn

Executive Producer, Media Executive, Sundance Productions

Laura Ricciardi

Co-Creator, Making A Murderer

Leah Crichton

Wattpad Star/Creator

Lee Dinstman

Board Member, Partner and Head of Literary, APA

Len Amato

President, HBO Films, HBO

LeVar Burton

Actor, Author

Ling Lin

Head of Content Partnerships, YouTube Canada

Marc Kamler

Partner, Alternative & Factual Programming, APA

Maria Hale

SVP, Global Entertainment and Acquisitions, Corus Entertainment

Mark Crumpacker

Chief Creative and Development Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mark Miller

CEO, Great Pacific Media

Mark Simon

Producer/Director, A & S Animation Inc.

Marni Wieshofer

Managing Director, Media & Entertainment Group, Houlihan Lokey

Martin Markle

Senior Director, Children's Content, CBC

Mary Ann Turcke

President, Bell Media

Mary Ellen Carlyle

SVP & GM, Dome Productions

Matt Gould

Executive Vice President, PactUS

Matthew Rodrigues

Host & Producer, POPSUGAR

Mel Clements

VP, Global Digital Marketing, MasterCard

Michael Bancroft

Executive Producer, Bloomberg TV

Michael Katz

President, Michael Katz Media Consultancy

Michael Malone

Deputy Editor, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine

Michael Schneider

Executive Editor, Indiewire

Michael Serafini

VP, Programming & Strategy, Digital, DHX Media

Michael Wayne

Co-Founder & CEO, Kin Community

Michel Trudel

President, MELS

Moira Demos

Co-Creator, Making A Murderer

Moyra Rodger

CEO, Magnify Digital

Natalie MacNamara

Agent, Producer, NAMARA represents

Nathalie Clermont

Director of Program Management, Canada Media Fund

Nathan Tan

Associate Director, Brand Partnerships and Experiences, Global Cadillac

Nick Buzzell

Chief Executive Officer, NBTV Studios

Ninya Tippett

Wattpad Star/Creator

Pancho Mansfield

President of Global Scripted Programming, Entertainment One Television

Patrick McGuire

Head of Content, VICE Canada

Paul McGrath

Director of Digital Content, CBC

Pete Krainik

Founder and CEO, The CMO Club

Peter Bart

Editor-At-Large, Deadline

Peter Sussman

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Aver Media

Philippe Lozier

Director, Content & Services, Samsung Canada

Rachel Horvath

Vice President, Television Production Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd.

Rachel Nelson

Director, Drama and Factual Original Content, Corus Entertainment

Raja Khanna

CEO, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media Inc

Randy Lennox

President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media

Rashida Jeeva

General Manager, Huffington Post Canada; Head of Content, AOL Canada

Ricardo Miranda

Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism

Richard Kanee

Head of Digital, CBC

Richard Plepler

Chairman and CEO, HBO

Richard Stursberg

President, Aljess

Robert Cohen

President & Executive Producer, Media Headquarters

Robert Friedman

CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment

Roberto Ríos

Corporate Vice President, Original Production, HBO Latin America

Rory Capern

Managing Director, Twitter Canada

Ryan Slattery

VP, Production & Development, Collab

Sally Catto

General Manager, Programming, CBC

Scott Moore

President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties, Rogers Media

Sean Cohan

President, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks

Sienna Babb

Head of Digital, MarVista Entertainment

Solange Attwood

SVP, International, Blue Ant Media

Steven DeNure

President and Chief Operating Officer, DHX Media

Steven Zaillian

Producer, Writer and Director, Schindler’s List, Awakenings, Moneyball

Suzanne Stein

Director, Super Ordinary Laboratory

Tana Jamieson

Senior Vice President of A+E Studios, A+E Networks

Taylor Marcus

Manager, YouTube Kids + Learning Partnerships, Google

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Thomas von Hennet

VP International Co-Production & Documentaries, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland

Tim Piper

Founding Partner, Piro

Todd Berger

President, Banditos Yanquis, Inc.

Todd VanDerWerff

Culture Editor and Head TV Critic, Vox

Tom McGillis

President, Executive Producer, Fresh TV

Tracey Pearce

Senior Vice President Specialty & Pay TV, Bell Media

Vanessa Steinmetz

Vice President, Production Financing, Entertainment One Television

Wendy Bernfeld

Founder & MD, Rights Stuff

Wes Gould

COO, REDspace Inc.

Will Jamieson

CMO, Stre.am

Yolanda Gampp

Content Creator & Influencer