TEDWomen is a conference that I co-founded and co-curate with TED. We’ll be convening for our sixth year in 2017, November 1-3 in New Orleans. The theme this year is Bridges. We build them, we cross them, and sometimes we even burn them... at TEDWomen 2017, we will explore the many aspects of this year’s theme through curated TED Talks, community dinners and activities.
TEDWomen is a conference that I co-founded and co-curate with TED. We’ll be convening for our fifth year in 2016, October 26-28 in San Francisco. Some of you may have seen the “save the date” announcement that recently went out; if you didn’t, make sure you’re signed up for the TEDWomen newsletter, where we’ll announce pre-registration in early 2016, and share more information as we develop the event’s theme.
In December I'll be traveling to Cuba with the Sundance Institute board to participate in the International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. We will be leading workshops and training sessions for writers and directors and visiting the well-respected Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, which counts the writer Gabriel Garcia-Marquez among its founders. Learn more about my work with the Sundance Institute.
I'll be speaking with my good friend Robert Redford at the Paley Center for Media in New York City about the new feature film Truth, a political drama in which he stars as Dan Rather during the end of his tenure as anchor of the CBS Evening News. We'll also cover everything from his early career to his activism in the area of land conservation, plus the latest news from the Sundance Institute, which he founded and where I serve as chair of the board. Learn more.
I am honored to be leading a plenary session on the image of women in media at this event produced by The Gender Park in Kerala, India in association with UN Women. The agenda for this first conference in a series is focused on "gender inequalities and the need to find different ways of strengthening inclusion of women in the development process." Learn more.
Join the Women's Media Center for its annual awards dinner, where we honor women who have had exceptional careers in media. I'm proud to be presenting this year's Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award to PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Learn more.