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Monday, May 24: Inclusive Leadership & Community

Servant leaders, inclusion, allies, collaboration, and a more inclusive workplace and industry. Our impacts as individuals and organizations. HPA is proud to present an invaluable series with a compelling thought leader, Rajkumari Neogy.

Rajkumari Neogy: Understanding Humans@Work
Come explore the brain’s circuity of emotion and motivation and, how it directly shapes our leadership styles and our levels of engagement from meeting to meeting in this 45-minute introductory session, with 15 Q&A at the end.

Commitment to Action: Profiles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
An important conversation with HPA partners about current and future DEI initiatives.

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Core Conversation with the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity
Exploring Netflix’s commitment to equitable representation behind and in-front of the camera with Tiffany Burrell-Lewis, Creative Talent Development and Christopher Mack, Director | Grow Creative.


Tuesday, May 25: Bridging the Gender Gap

How can we be more inclusive to all genders? Discussions facilitated by several female leaders examine where we need to focus on corporate and technical levels.

HPA Women in Post Hosted Discussion
Join WiP founders Kari Grubin and Loren Nielsen and fellow female leaders as we discuss bridging the gender gap.

Core Conversation with Samata Narra (Senior Vice President of Enterprise Inclusion, WarnerMedia)
Join us as we discuss her journey and the inflection points of content creation, technology, gender and ethnicity inclusion with industry leader Samata Narra.

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SMPTE Panel: Bias & Ethics in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
An exploration of the influence of human bias on machine learning and modeling. What are the effects? How can data be used to remove bias? Is it possible to have a completely unbiased model that would lead to a truly unbiased and ethical artificial intelligence environment? What are the ethical dangers and how can we mitigate within the media and entertainment space? Panelists include Poppy Crum (Chief Scientist, Dolby), Nicole Thrakulchavee (Digital Delivery Coordinator, Company 3), and Dr. Haile Owusu (SVP of Analytics, Decisions and Data Sciences, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.); moderated by Renard Jenkins (Vice President of Content Transmission & Production Technology, WarnerMedia).


Wednesday, May 26: The Next Generation

How do we create a more equitable future for the next generation, including neurodiverse people?

HPA YEP Hosted Discussion
Join members and graduates of the HPA Young Entertainment Professionals program as they discuss diversity and the future state of the industry.

Core Conversation with David Siegel (Executive Director, Exceptional Minds) and Camille Proctor (Founder, Color of Autism)
A discussion of the organizations’ work around neurodiversity and ways to provide a pathway to careers in the Media and Entertainment field.

HPA Young Entertainment Professionals: A YEP Perspective on DEI
Vignettes from our current Young Entertainment Professionals class and what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to them
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Thursday, May 27: Celebrating Role Models

We celebrate some amazing people in media and entertainment who bring diversity of thought and inclusion to a broader audience.

Core Conversation with Chris White (Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital)
VFX Supervisor Chris White, shares his career journey and the importance of having diverse voices and talent to create worlds that “represent all of us.”

The HPA League Honors
Recognizing diverse members of the HPA community who shine as examples of innovation and leadership

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