One On One
On his M&A background, working with volunteer-led organizations, and being ‘lighthearted and relentless.’
Last month, participants attended the 31st edition of TED — the conference devoted to spreading great ideas. TEDsters must apply to be accepted, and then pay a hefty registration fee to attend. Convene spoke to Katherine McCartney, TED’s producer, to learn how an innovative design supports the event’s compelling content — year after year.
Jay Weintraub built such a successful conference from scratch that after four years it was purchased by an events company. Now this Internet exec-turned-event-professional is reimagining how another niche industry meets.
She didn’t set out to become the spokesperson for equal pay. But after a lifetime of hard work, Lilly Ledbetter decided to right a wrong that had been done to her and to so many women in the workforce.
Univision, the U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcast company, is a rising star in the media world. Meet the planner who has been building its event-marketing division from scratch.