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28th Annual NAMIC Conference

September 16-17, 2014
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, NY 10036

Intensified knowledge, amplified perspective, reinvigorated motivation, increased diversity, bolstered innovation...Turn It Up at the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference. As the media and entertainment industry engages and serves an increasingly diversified marketplace, activate the power within your career to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow and ignite a future beyond imagination. Delve into two empowering days of professional development, including dynamic discussions, interactive workshops, and engaging networking opportunities that lead to invaluable career connections. Gain new insight and enhanced perspective on successfully navigating through shifting business, technological and demographic trends. Turn It Up as NAMIC collaborates with professionals at every level, raising the bar on your leadership effectiveness and career performance to activate your power and ignite your future.  



Member Rate $1,375
Non-Member Rate (includes a one-year NAMIC membership) $1,650


Bulk Rate - 5 employees $5,000 ($1,000 per person)
Bulk Rate - 10 employees $9,500 ($950 per person)
Bulk Rate - 15 employees $13,500 ($900 per person)





Andrea Agnew
Executive Director, Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

Franklyn Athias
SVP, IP Services, Comcast Cable

Matthew Barnhill
EVP, Market Research, BET Networks

Keith Michael Brown
SVP, Programming, HLN

David Chitel
Chairman & Founder, New Generation Latino Consortium
CEO & Founder, NGL Media

Craig Cuttner
SVP, Advanced Technology, HBO

Lisa Davis
Entertainment Attorney

Robert DeFrank
VP, Human Resources
A+E Networks

Mark DePietro
VP, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Brian Edge
Sr. Director, Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications

Guy Garcia
President, New Mainstream Initiatives
EthniFacts LLC

Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates
Principal and Chief Strategist
Criticality Management Consulting

Joan Gillman
EVP & COO, Media Services, Time Warner Cable

Michael Grebb
Executive Editor

Dr. Robin Johnson
Dance of Leadership; Career by Design; Multicultural Team Building

Bridget Kimball
President, CCAD, LLC - Comcast

Debra L. Lee
Chairman and CEO, BET Networks

Betty Lo
VP, Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen

Janet Manzullo
Group VP, Talent Acquisition & Movement, Time Warner Cable

Laura Martin, CFA
Managing Director, Needham & Company, LLC
Senior Analyst: Entertainment & Internet

Lucinda Martinez
SVP, Multicultural Marketing, HBO

Marisol Martinez
Sr. Director, Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Alicia Menendez
Host, "Alicia Menendez Tonight," Fusion

Antoinette Miller
Recruiter, HBO

Carla Moore
VP, Talent Acquisition, HBO

Geraldine Moriba
Executive Producer of Program Development & VP, Diversity & Inclusion, CNN

Joy Peña
Manager, Organization & Workforce Diversity, Disney/ABC Television Group

Maria Perez-Brown
President, Perez-Brown Media Group

Michael Powell
President & CEO, NCTA

Shalini Ramachandran
Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Lynnette Ramirez
SVP, Programming, NUVOtv and Fuse

Lucia Rodriguez
Sr. Director, Multicultural Marketing, Comcast Cable

Jared Segal
Recruiter, HBO

Emory Walton
VP, Distribution, A+E Networks

Adriana Waterston
SVP, Marketing & Business Development
Horowitz Associates, Inc.


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

To reserve your room, call 877-303-0104 or reserve your room online here.


Breakfast Recognizing the Cablefax Most Influential Minorities in Cable
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Join Cablefax and NAMIC as we honor this distinguished group of professionals and their achievements. It's an inspiring kickoff to the conference!

Featuring Special Guest:

Debra L. Lee
Chairman and CEO
BET Networks

Presented in partnership with:

Sponsored by:

Seating is limited! To purchase tables of 10 ($1,250) or individual tickets ($150), please fax this form: (doc) (pdf) to Sandra Girado at (212) 594-8391

RSVP BY August 29, 2014


We are seeking responsible, reliable volunteers with a professional demeanor to assist with a variety of tasks. Volunteers are needed for stuffing bags, providing assistance with registration, directing attendees, serving as room monitors for the four Learning Tracks, etc. If you're interested and available, please complete this form: (doc) (pdf) and return by Friday, September 5, 2014 to Faride Precil,


To discuss your company’s support of the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference, or reserve a sponsorship, please contact Sandra Girado, Senior Director, Meetings & Events, at
(212) 594-5985 or



Bring extra business cards to drop for your chance to win an Ultra HDTV!

Official Rules for ARRIS Group, Inc. ULTRA HDTV GIVE-A-WAY

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED: Stop by NAMIC Conference Registration Desk during registration hours (September 14, 2017 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday September 15, 2014 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:30 am – 10:00 am EST) to drop your business card in the fishbowl during NAMIC Conference. Only one (1) business card per person, per day permitted. All entries must be received by September 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST. Entries become property of ARRIS and will not be returned.

2. Drawing: Winner will be determined on September 17, 2014 on or about 12:00 PM EST, by a random drawing from all eligible entries received under the supervision of an ARRIS representative whose decision will be final. Winners will be announced at EMMA Luncheon Wednesday September 17, 2014. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries. Winner must be present to win. ARRIS shall not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner.

3. Prize: Ultra HD TV at least 65” diagonal. No substitution.

4. Eligibility: Except as stated herein, this Sweepstakes open to all registered NAMIC Conference attendees over the age of 21. Employees, contractors, officers and directors of ARRIS, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in this sweepstakes. Winner is liable for all taxes and any other expenses associated with the receipt of the prize. ARRIS shall have no liability whatsoever for any losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or acceptance of the prize. Winner participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for ARRIS to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade promotion without further compensation. Odds of winning are based upon the number of entries. ARRIS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these rules.

5. Announcement of Winner: To find out who won the drawing, send your request after September 17, 2014 and before September 17, 2015 to: ARRIS Ultra HD TV Give-A-Way Winner List, ARRIS., 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044 Attention: Zenita Henderson

Sponsor: ARRIS Solutions, Inc., 3871 Lakefield Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024



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2013 Conference Recap

Vision 2043: Inclusion. Inspiration. Imagination.

33 years ago, visionaries recognized the impact of diversity on the future of the cable and telecommunications industry. In 1980, NAMIC was created to help lead the way and, since that time, has built a legacy of leadership development, multicultural marketing solutions, and compelling research in emerging trends for an increasingly diverse population. The 27th Annual NAMIC Conference unleashed the power of a bold vision for the future, engaging brave new thought and fresh perspectives at the intersection of advertising, digital technology, dynamic content, emerging media platforms, and the power of the inclusive lens. Looking forward on the next 30 years of our shifting landscape, together we imagined the possibilities!

Click here to view the 27th Annual NAMIC Conference digital program guide.

Read the official wrap-up blog, which included powerful keynoters, panel discussions, master classes and more!

Browse the full gallery of photos from last year's conference!

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