All Panels



FOST FESTIVAL

Balancing Agency vs. Empathy in VR
10/9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Panelists:
Georgia King (Moderator) - Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz
Toby Coffey - Head of Digital Development, National Theatre
Molly Ellen Eagan - Vice President, Patient Experience and Employee Engagement; Executive Producer, Across the Line, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kane Lee - Head of Content Development and Strategy, Baobab
Resh Sidhu - Creative Director, VR, Framestore
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Closer to the Truth: The Craft of Nonfiction VR
10/8, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Panelists:
Georgia King (Moderator) - Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz
Gabo Arora - Creative Director, UN
Jason Farkas - Vice President, Premium Content Video, CNNVR
Jeff Fitzsimmons - Co-founder and Managing Director of Creative, Custom Reality Services
Marcelle Hopkins - Executive Producer for 360 News, NYTimes
Gary Hustwit - Creative Director, Scenic
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Deepening Your Brand With Experiential Storytelling
10/8, 11:30am-12:30pm
Panelists:
Linda Boff (Moderator) - VP & Chief Marketing Officer, General Electric
Kevin Cornish - Founder, Moth & Flame vr
Rachel Holbrook - Global Head of Production, Airbnb
Ari Kuschnir - CEO and Executive Producer, m ss ng p eces
Resh Sidhu - Creative Director, VR, Framestore
Jason Snyder - Chief Technology Officer, Momentum
10/8, 11:30-12:30
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FoST For Good
10/8, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Panelists:
David Fenton (Moderator) - Chair, Fenton
Abigail Finck - Brand & Marketing Manager, Global Nomads Group
Daanish Masood - Machine to be Another / UN
Joanne Sprague - Marketing Program Manager & Social Progress, Facebook
Will Villota - Vice President & Brand Marketing, Conservation International
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From Author to Audience: Who's Actually Writing the Story?
10/7, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Panelists:
Lance Weiler (Moderator) - Director of Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University
Yoni Bloch - CEO & Co-Founder, Interlude, Inc.
Dan Pinchbeck - Creative Director / Studio Head, The Chinese Room
Rob Sorcher - Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network
Randy Weiner - Creative Director & Producer, Hybrid Entertainment Lab
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Marketing and Distribution for New Storytelling Mediums
10/8, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Panelists:
Serge Kassardjian (Moderator) - Global Head of Media Apps, Google
Kelly Alfieri - Executive Director, Special Editorial Projects, NYTimes
Anthony Batt - CoFounder, EVP Audience & Marketing, Wevr
Davon Dolan - Associate, Cinetic Media
David Eisenmann - Producer, Google Spotlight Stories
Emilie Joly - Founder & CEO, Apelab
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Multisensory Storytelling
10/8, 10:00am-11:00am
Panelists:
Jacob Marshall (Moderator) - CEO & Senior Connector, MORE Partnership[s]
Emilie Baltz - Experiential Artist & Food Technologist, EmilieBaltz.com
David Edwards - Founder, oNotes
Jim Marggraff - CEO & Founder, Eyefluence
Charles Spence - Professor of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
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Reinventing Journalism
10/9, 4:00-5:00
Panelists:
Marcia Stepanek (Moderator) - Professor, Multimedia and Communications, Columbia University
Tom Connors - Senior Director, The Verge
Jason Farkas - Vice President, Premium Content Video, CNN
Mehrshad Mansouri - Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Software and Services, GoPro
Jenna Pirog - Virtual-Reality Editor, The New York Times Magazine
Tim Pool - Founder, Subverse
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Social Media: From 140 Characters to 360 Degrees
10/7, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Panelists:
Katherine Oliver (Moderator) - Principal, Bloomberg
Bridge Bogee - Head of Social Media, Getty Images
Karl Lieberman - Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy New York
Ian Schafer - CEO/Founder, Deep Focus
Delaney Simmons - Director of Social Media, WNYC
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Stories That Surround You
10/7, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Panelists:
Frank Rose (Moderator) - Senior Fellow, Columbia University School of the Arts
Felix Barrett - Artistic Director, Punchdrunk
Toby Coffey - Head of Digital Development, National Theatre
Carrine Fisher - Executive Producer/Director, Microsoft HoloLens/Actiongram
Beau Lotto - Neuroscientist / Founder & CEO, Ripple & Lab of Misfits
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The City as Set: Immersive Storytelling in New York City
10/9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Panelists:
Kai Falkenberg (Moderator) - First Deputy Commissioner, MOME
Nathan Austin - Cofounder, Sextantworks
Jennifer Blumin - Founder & CEO, Skylight Group
Zach Morris - Co-Director, Third Rail Projects
Ryan Uzilevsky - Director, Light Harvest Studio
Joana Vicente - Executive Director, IFP & Made in NY Media Center
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The Economics of Creating Personalized Experiences at Scale
10/8, 2:30-3:30
Panelists:
Johanna Koljonene (Moderator) - Founding Director, ODYSSÉ
Bjarke Pedersen - Larping Expert & Creative Director, ODYSSÉ
Michael Rau - Director, Wolf 359
Gabriel Rhoads - Co-Founder, BBQ Films
Anya Sapozhnikova - Director, House of Yes
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The Evolution of Play
10/7, 11:00am-12:00pm
Panelists:
Chris Grant (Moderator) - Editor-in-Chief, Polygon
Sam Barlow - Executive Creative Director, Interlude
Dan Pinchbeck - Creative Director / Studio Head, The Chinese Room
Lance Weiler - Director of Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University
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The Future of Reading and Print
10/9, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Panelists:
John Morgan (Moderator) - Senior Producer, Melcher Media
Molly Barton - Co-Founder, Serial Box
Hugh Howey - Author, Wayfinder
Liisa McCloy-Kelley - VP & Director eBook Development and Innovation, Random House
Charles Melcher - Founder & Director, Melcher Media
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Women in VR Presents: The Importance of Diverse Voices in Emerging Storytelling Technologies
10/9, 10:00-11:00
Panelists:
Debra Anderson (Moderator)- Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Datavized
Jess Brillhart - Principal Filmmaker, VR, Google
Sandy Cioffi - Creative Director, fearless 360º
Karen Palmer - Artist/Director, IF
Yelena Rachitsky - Creative Producer and Head of Education, Oculus Story Studio
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World Building and Storytelling
10/7, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Panelists:
Johanna Koljonen (Moderator) - Founding Director, ODYSSÉ
Susan Bonds - CEO, 42 Entertainment
Bjarke Pedersen - Larping Expert & Creative Director, ODYSSÉ
Philip Rosedale - CEO & Co-Founder / Creator, High Fidelity / Second Life
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