New York
Sept. 19-20

New York Marriott Marquis

Sept. 19-20, 2023

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Cancellation Policy: A $100 cancellation fee will be applied to all registrations cancelled on or before August 27, 2023. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after August 28, 2023.


Monday, September 18, 2023

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration Lounge

Sponsored by REVOLT

6th Floor Registration Booth

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

National Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

Wilder, 4th Floor

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Chapter Leadership Workshop (Invitation Only)

Empire, 7th Floor

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Chapter Leadership Appreciation Dinner (Invitation Only)


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Lounge

Sponsored by REVOLT

6th Floor Registration Booth

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Opening General Session Luncheon

Steve Pemberton, Chief HR Officer & Best-Selling Author

Sponsored by Charter Communications

Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

General Session

Lester Holt, NBC News Anchor

Moderator: Morgan Radford, Anchor, NBC News Daily and Correspondent, NBC News

Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Stand Up, Stand Out: Elevating Brand U

Presenters: Marge Jackson, Head of Sales, Comcast; and Clem Cheng, HR Executive, Coach and Philanthropist

Track: Marketing and Communications

Majestic Complex, 6th Floor

The Aftermath: The Art of the Pivot After Layoffs

Presenter: Marsha Haygood, Leadership Development Strategist, Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author, Stepwise Associates

Track: Workforce Culture & Inclusion

Shubert Complex, 6th Floor

The Future of AI in Media and Technology

Sponsored by Afiniti and IEEE Awards

Moderator: Charles Neal, AVP, Media and Telecom, Genpact, & NAMIC Atlanta President


Dr. Maxine Cain, Founder, President & CEO, STEM Atlanta Women

Orlando Hampton, Chief Customer Officer, Afiniti

Ben Mandelstein, Watson Orchestrate Worldwide Sales Leader, IBM

Parth Thaker, Head of AI and Emerging Technology Strategy, Comcast Strategic Development

Kathy Meier-Hellstern, Principal Engineer, Google

Track: Maximizing Technology

Julliard Complex, 5th Floor

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

The Rise of Influencer Marketing and Its Impact on Strategy & Culture

Moderator: Jonathan Mouton, Director of Casting and Talent, Original Programming and Production, TV One


Tiffany Battle, Founder and Digital Curator, The Werk! Place

Kia Marie, Kickfluencer, Fashion Stylist, Host of @houseofsneakerfiends

Horace Flournoy, Founder & CEO, SwayBrand

Dre Smith, Senior Director, Podcast Operations, Urban One

Track: Marketing and Communications

Majestic Complex, 6th Floor

Embracing Inclusion, Collaboration, and Culture in Hollywood

Presenter: Tressa Smallwood, Founder & CEO, MegaMind Media

Track: Workforce Culture & Inclusion

Shubert Complex, 6th Floor

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Cocktail Hour

Sponsored by TV One | CLEO TV

6th Floor South Pre-Function area

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reception Honoring Esteemed 2023 Cablefax Diversity List

Sponsored by NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Registration Lounge

Sponsored by REVOLT

6th Floor Registration Booth

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

Westside Foyer, 5th Floor

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening General Session

Keynote Speaker: Will Packer, Filmmaker, Founder, and CEO, Will Packer Productions

Moderator: Trymaine Lee, Correspondent for MSNBC and host of the podcast “Into America”

Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

From Media to Monet: How Immersive Marketing and A.I. Are Revolutionizing the Consumer Experience

Presenter: Simone Knight, Digital Marketing Innovator, Keynote Speaker, and Marketing Executive,

Track: Maximizing Technology

Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor

Multicultural Marketing Partnerships: Driving Engagement with Authenticity & Intention

Presenters: Denise Bennett, VP, Strategy & Idea Lab, iHeartMedia; and Arnetta Whiteside, SVP, Multicultural, Cultural Quotient, Publicis Media

Track: Marketing and Communications

Julliard Complex, 5th Floor

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Annual Awards Luncheon Ceremony

Sponsored by TelevisaUnivision

Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


Every Story Matters: Meet the Warner Bros. Discovery DEI Execs Changing the Game

Sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery

Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

Meet the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team from Warner Bros. Discovery and find out how they are challenging the status quo – from the boardrooms to movie sets and everywhere in between. Globally, they navigate an ever-evolving landscape while being intentional and authentic in their inclusive practices. Join us as we learn more about their daily grind and why working for this iconic global media company pushes them to raise their own bar as they head towards its next 100 years in storytelling.

Moderator: Asif Sadiq, Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer


Christian Hug, Group Vice President DEI International

Grace Moss, Vice President DEI Pipeline & Programs

Lisa Collins, Group Vice President DEI North America

Yvette Urbina, Vice President DEI Creative & Production

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Meet the Execs: Embracing the Possibilities

Sponsored by AMC Networks

Moderator: Ashley McFarlin, Development and Original Production, Scripted, ALLBlk/WEtv


Heather Anderson, VP, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN

Monique Chenault, President, Revolt Studios + Head of News and Docs

Chima Ogbuokiri, SVP, Growth and Partner Marketing Strategy, AMC Networks

Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor

The Price is Right: Career Shifts, Salary Negotiations, and Retirement

Moderator: Susan Jin Davis, Social Impact Officer, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.


Meeka Bondy, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

Eugene Glenn, Investment Consultant, Fidelity Investments

Julliard Complex, 5th Floor

Please note that the schedule is subject to change as additional information is confirmed. We encourage you to visit frequently for the latest updates and ensure you have the most up-to-date information.


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway | New York, NY 10036

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The 37th Annual NAMIC Conference will be held on September 19-20, 2023 at the New York Marriott Marquis. NAMIC has been a convener and leader in the diversity, equity and inclusion space for more than 40 years, drawing hundreds of early-career to experienced professionals to our annual conference each year.

20+ Hours of Interactive Education

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Focus

50+ Industry Experts

Live Global Networking

Disclaimer: Please note, by attending the 37th Annual NAMIC Conference you understand and agree that your voice and image may be used in accordance with the program or promotion.

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Thank you to our NAMIC Partners and Sponsors:

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