Institute Speaker Calendar

Attend an event with a GDIGM speaker. Here’s a calendar of speaking events that will feature our Institute leaders. Hope you can join us.

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Tampa, FL

April
23
2020

Limelight Speaker Series

Geena Davis, Founder

Women in Film

As a new decade starts with fresh possibilities for everyone, prepare to be inspired and rejuvenated with LIMELIGHT, a community-sponsored speaker series to be held at Tampa Theatre that aims to reach a wide audience of diverse and influential thought leaders in 2020.

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Livestream

February
14
2020

The Center for Scholars & Storytellers (CSS)

Caroline Heldman, Senior Research Advisor

Representation of Boys and Men in Media

The Center for Scholars & Storytellers Livestream series features a live conversation between a content creator and an academic on priority issues for young people. The goal is to share insights with a storyteller audience. Our October Livestream was viewed over 6.3K times and counting (a huge growth from our first which had 1.6K views) and our December Livestream was viewed over 13K times.

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Los Angeles

December
10
2019

Targeting Gender Equality

Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Vice President, Development & Operations, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Women Transforming Multi-Sector Partnerships

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Chicago, IL

November
07
2019

Google & GDI: Using Ai To Achieve Greater Gender Equality In Creative

Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Vice President, Development & Operations, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

The 3% Movement: Diversity = Creativity = Profitability

Everyday people see thousands and thousands of ads, but most people feel that those same ads don’t actually represent them. Just how often are women represented? How often are they speaking? Join Mackenzie Thomas from Google and Elizabeth Kilpatrick from the Geena Davis Institute as they dig into a recent collaborative study on gender representation in nearly 3 million ads on YouTube. Then get a look at how Google’s been developing and implementing an inclusive marketing strategy from brief stage to final execution, which sometimes means doing the unthinkable and cutting a campaign just days before launch! Read More…

Boston, MA

October
29
2019

Changing the Status Quo: Unconscious Bias in Media & Entertainment

Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Nina Tassler, Board of Advisors, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Boston University

Media and entertainment has become an ever-changing industry, as gender equity and parity have evolved to become a discussion we can no longer ignore. We all want to do the right thing, but how do we navigate creating parity in an industry that has been very one sided for so long? Join Geena Davis (CFA), Nina Tassler (CFA), and Madeline Di Nonno (CAS) for a special panel conversation that will examine these topics, discuss how the industry is responding to the changing landscape, and assess how to break past unconscious bias and stereotypes. Read More…

Madison, WI

October
18
2019

Science in Entertainment and the Arts: The Most Powerful Way to Communicate Science?

Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Vice President, Development & Operations, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Wisconsin Science Festival

For all the efforts to encourage scientists to engage with the public, there may be one way that is exponentially more influential than any other—through entertainment and the arts. Join us in the Discovery Building’s H.F. DeLuca Forum as experts from the worlds of visual art, theater, dance and film explore the power of each of their crafts to connect with, and influence, audiences. Read More…

New York, NY

September
25
2019

Beyond the Lens: The Bottom Line Impact of Media Representation

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Advertising Week

As the definition of TV expands and human culture evolves, engaging diverse audiences as talent, content producers and valuable consumers can’t be overlooked. Television is quite literally a lens into culture and society—while the people on screen don’t always reflect the viewers watching. The impact meaningfully affects a brand’s perception, as well as its bottom line. Read More…

New York, NY

September
24
2019

The State of Women’s Representation in Advertising

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Advertising Week

The United Nations, in its Sustainable Goal Number Five, calls for gender equality and aims to empower all women and girls. Research shows that advertising has a profound impact on viewers attitudes and behaviors. In this panel, leaders will discuss the state of gender representation in advertising, including the new U.K. laws banning the use of harmful gender stereotypes, and how advertisers can contribute to positive social change improving diversity and moving beyond gender stereotypes in advertising. Read More…

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