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Saturday, February 25 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Closing Keynote - Brooke Chaffin, Alisa Volkman & Catherine Connors of Disney/Babble

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Our closing keynote is shaping up to be a pivotal conversation, because the world is changing and you are forging that change. We’re beyond pleased to tell you that Alisa Volkman, co-founder of Babble.com and Catherine Connors, Director of Community and Social Good at Babble.com, Author of Her Bad Mother and all-round awesomesauce will be joined by Brooke Chaffin from Disney Interactive Media Group to discuss the changing media landscape – and how what you do is effecting that very change.

Once upon a time, a place in traditional media – a spot on television, a bit on radio, some columns in a magazine or in newsprint – was the summit of creative and artistic ambition. For women in particular – who have historically not had the same kind of access to means of broadcast communication as have men – success as a writer, photographer, artist, businessperson, and storyteller has long been pinned in at least some part to access to and/or attention from these established channels of communication.

But times have changed, and women are no longer on the sidelines of the culture. They’re at its center, courted and engaged by the powerhouse players of old media. And this is in large part due to the transformation of media that has been driven substantially by the power of women’s storytelling. That power is such that it continues to change the shape of media, to the extent that a place in ‘old media’ is no longer the summit of creative achievement but rather a step along the way.

Please join us as Alisa Volkman and Catherine Connors from Babble and Brooke Chaffin from Disney Interactive Media Group will talk about the reasons why YOU are the driving force of new media and the new storytelling revolution, how you can best position yourself to take advantage of that, and how doing so may, in fact, change the world. It’s going to be lively – no chairs on a stage but rather a dynamic, energy-driven discussion. Smart women showing smart attendees why your work is so important. We can’t wait to give you a pat on the back and maybe a kick in the pants. See you soon!

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Brooke Chaffin

Brooke Chaffin is the SVP of Women and Family for the Disney Interactive Media Group. Prior to joining Disney, Brooke served as the President of Auditude, Inc., a media and technology company focused upon solving some of the most challenging issues around online video distribution and monetization. Prior to joining Auditude, Brooke spent six years at Yahoo in a variety of roles in Yahoo’s Media Group, where she was responsible for... Read More →
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Catherine Connors

Catherine is a mother, writer and recovering academic who recently contributed to Canada’s brain drain by relocating to New York City. She’s the Director of Community and Social Good at Babble, the author of HerBadMother.com and a freelance writer who writes, sometimes, about surviving motherhood, sometimes about surviving womanhood, sometimes about trying to make the world a better place, and more often than not about her belief... Read More →
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Alisa Volkman

Alisa Volkman co-founded Babble with her husband, Rufus Griscom, in December 2006. In her capacity as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Brand Development, Alisa oversees design, influences product development, and leads a team that creates and sells innovative custom advertising programs. Prior to that she served as vice president of sales and marketing at Nerve Media from 2001- 2008, during which time she grew advertising into... Read More →

Saturday February 25, 2012 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Tennessee Ballroom C

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