Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Symposiums on Gender in Media

Symposiums: Engagement & Education

All members of the Institute are invited to attend our symposiums on Gender in Media. Join now.

Please contact Elizabeth Kilpatrick via email for sponsorship information.

“Kids need to see entertainment where females are valued as much as males.”

– Geena Davis, Founder and Chair,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

The Institute’s Global Symposiums on Gender in Media convene decision makers from around the world invested in women’s empowerment to review the Institute’s most current research findings and collaboratively create change. 

Our next and 5th Global Symposium will be held in New York City on September 28, 2017. Don’t miss the premiere of our latest GD-IQ 2.0 analysis, a look at 2017 family films and our first STEM event in New York City.

Our 2018 Global Symposiums are in development. As in the past, our target will be creators, change makers and thought leaders in the entertainment. media and technology verticals, corporations and NGOs – all committed to the empowerment of women and girls.  We will engage and educate the community about our latest findings and to share best practices in order to drive dramatic change to the content that our children are consuming. Press reached more than 200 million individuals in less than three weeks; check out what NBC News had to say.

Our 2015 and 2016 Global Symposiums unveiled the Institute’s global research on the impact of cinema on global audiences in France, Brazil, Britain and India.  These custom events were presented in partnership with Google and the Oak Foundation in London, Rio and Mumbai. 

In fall 2016, we held Global Media Symposiums in partnership with Google in NY and LA to debut our new groundbreaking Media Measurement Research Software and our first findings which analyze gender, screen and speaking time.  The research was funded by Google and created by the Institute at University of Southern California’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL). This is the only tool in existence with the ability to measure variables using face and audio automation. Results from this revolutionary data tool were subsequently shared to members worldwide.

We offer a variety of corporate tie-in opportunities and invite sponsorship.  Please contact Elizabeth Kilpatrick via email for more information.

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