8:00AM- Check-in + Breakfast by Illumination
10:00AM- BREAK: Stopping the cycle of the obvious hire. How can we break down the barriers to make sure the women and underrepresented voices are receiving the same opportunities?
11:40AM- REINVENT: What is our long-term plan of diversification of talent and stories. How do we come up with new access points and training for underrepresented voices that go beyond the training programs we have in place while supporting the business and bottom line?
1:20PM- Lunch by Sony Pictures Animation
2:40PM- IMPACT: Talent Risk and Reward. How does creatively collaborating with outside of the box disciplines help story and how can we collaborate more often?
4:20PM- CHANGE: Preventive not just the cure: Focusing on talent and talent recruitment in middle and high school. Why is it important and how can we achieve this?
4:30PM Panel: Monica Lago-Kaytis (Executive Producer), Maija Burnett (Director of the Character Animation Program, CalArts), Matthew Waynee (Teacher, USC Arts + Engineering Magnet), Brendan Burch (CEO, Mondo Media & Six Point Harness) + Moderated by Jasmine Jaisinghani (Creative Producer)
5:00PM- Salon Session
8:00PM- Event Over