Media Advisory: Stanford’s Future of Media Conference Converges on Wednesday, March 8

STANFORD, Calif.--()--Stanford Graduate School of Business:



Fake news. Echo chambers. Fragmented audiences. Viral videos. Justin Bieber. As the media and entertainment landscapes continue to evolve, these topics are just a small preview of the many up for discussion at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) 2017 Future of Media Conference (FOMC). This year’s conference theme—The Convergence of Old and New Media—explores how the future of media has evolved into a collaborative venture between existing franchises and new innovators in the space.


An annual event, Stanford’s Future of Media Conference brings together industry leaders, influencers, and icons, as well as students, alumni, and faculty to discuss the innovations and companies building the future of media. The Future of Media Conference is made possible through the GSB Arts, Media & Entertainment Club and the GSB.



Wednesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Members of the media/press are welcome to attend with a $15 special ticket rate.



Cemex Auditorium
Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305


The conference features an incredible lineup of industry experts, including:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Scooter Braun, Founder, SB Projects
  • Jim Bankoff, Chairman & CEO, Vox Media


  • Rich Greenfield, Managing Director, Media and Technology Analyst, BTIG


  • Alex Taussig, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Christian McGuigan, VP of Content Strategy, Cone Communications
  • Elizabeth Moody, VP of Global Content Licensing, Pandora
  • Francesca Barber, Director of Audience Growth & Video Programming, The New York Times
  • Jordan Kurland, Owner & Founder, Zeitgeist Artist Management
  • Kelly MacLean, Director of Monetization Video & Brand, Facebook
  • Kim Adams, Head of Production, Oculus Story Studio
  • Taylan Yildiz, Advertising Research Lead, Google
  • Tom Bedecarré, Co-founder & Chairman, AKQA, and President, WPP Ventures


Stanford Graduate School of Business
Heather Hansen, 650-723-0887


Stanford Graduate School of Business
Heather Hansen, 650-723-0887