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Opportunity. Direction. Inspiration.


The most engaged college students are the industry's future executives, thought-leaders,
technology innovators, and are changing the way media is consumed.
This is a highly motivated audience, searching for knowledge and opportunity
from those industry leaders who have paved the way.

Welcome to One Day Immersion

Building upon the momentum of the past ten years of producing collegiate lectures and forums, we continue to offer college students unprecedented access to top digital television executives. Through that connection, we provide executives exposure to the next generation of industry leaders, as they develop strategic relationships.

Stats: Cross-Country Participation


To date, over 5,000 in person and over 2,000 via live video streaming undergrad and graduate students, (representing Journalism and Mass Comm, Media Studies, TV, Film, Production, Business, Technology, Engineering, Legal, and Finance)

  • Over 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. (From UCLA to University of Colorado/Boulder, to UT/Austin, to DePaul University, to Purdue, to Lafayette College, to Smith College, to University of Florida/Gainesville, to The George Washington University, to North Virginia Community College, to Dartmouth College, and numerous New York area schools, to name a few)

  • With 100 media executives from a wide variety of career paths and disciplines, (Some of the companies represented include: A&E, AMC Networks, Arris, AOL, Bright House Networks, Broadway Video Group, Comcast Cable, Comedy Central, C-SPAN, Cox Communications, HBO, HGTV, IFCtv, Insight Communications, ION Media Networks, NBCUniversal, Pivot, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Time Warner Cable, USA Network) - Numerous successful job placements, internships and mentoring matches were made - •Keynote for the 2013 conference: Meghan McCain, Political Columnist, Author & Award-Winning Blogger - 2013 Sponsors included: ARRIS, ION Media Networks, C-SPAN, HBO, The Cable Center, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, PromaxBDA, and Multichannel News




  • To create an authentic connection for the smartest and most talented media leaders, cable and beyond, with the best and brightest college students and recent grads
  • To produce forums and master classes where executives share their paths to their current positions, and provide insights, advice and opportunities into the innovative and fast-moving industry, and;
  • To foster strategic relationship opportunities for students and executives to build mentorships, help students develop a focused career plan, and ultimately, provide job placement for the student

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Executive & Advisory Committee

Executive Committee

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Evan Shapiro

Pivot TV / Participant Television

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Craig Parks

SVP, Digital & Live Programming and Specials, Pivot TV / Participant Television

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Zenita Henderson

Senior Marketing Manager, Global Marketing and Communications

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Robert Miner

Miner & Co Studio

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Dolly Wolf

Dolly Wolf Enterprises, LLC


Advisory Committee


Leerone Anolik Senior Manager, Revenue Strategy & Analytics, iHeartMedia  More »
Stephen Kimmerling Senior Consultant  More »
Samantha Bloom VP, Consumer and Trade Marketing, Oxygen Media  More »
Caryn LoCastro Consumer Insights & Strategy Lead, Google  More »
Nick Borenstein Manager, Development, Hud:Sun Media  More »
Susan Malfa Senior VP, NBCUniversal, Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Sprout Media and Women at NBCU  More »
Delia Camasca Media Recruiting Executive & Producer  More »
Kathleen Finch President, HGTV, DIY Network  & Great American Country More »
Quentin Schaffer EVP, Corp. Communications HBO   More »
Steve Scully Senior Executive Producer, Political Editor & Washington Journal Host at C-SPANMore »
Erin Frederick National Development Director, Outward Bound USA   More »
Doug Holloway President, Multichannel Distr. ION Media Networks  More »
Courtney Spence Founder, Executive Director Students of the World  More »
Siddharth Swaroop Business Development Head, InfoSys New Media Distribution  More »
Andy Karofsky Managing Partner, SKMG Global  More »
Emory Walton VP, Distribution, A&E Networks  More »
Katerina Zacharia VP, Industry Outreach and Diversity, Promax BDA More »


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Annual Conference Program Schedule

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Morning Coffee / Check-In

8:00 – 8:45 am

A great way to kick start the morning and network.

Opening Remarks

8:50 – 9:00 am

Evan Shapiro, Dolly Wolf, Robert Miner, Zenita Henderson

Panel One:

9:05 – 9:45 am

How the Industry Operates – The CREATIVE Side: How to Plan NOW to Get Your Foot in the Door
Moderator: Nick Borenstein, hud:sun media Panelists: Val Boreland, REVOLT TV (Programmer); Samantha Bloom, Oxygen Media (Consumer/Trade Marketing); Andy Goldman, HBO (Scheduling/Programming); Gary Hahn, Elvis Presley Enterprises (Branding); Colin Moore, VP, Digital Media and Alternative Content, IFC

Panel Two:

9:50 – 10:30 am

How the Industry Operates – The BUSINESS Side: How to Plan NOW to Get Your Foot in the Door
Moderator: Leerone Anolik, Senior Manager, Revenue Strategy & Analytics, iHeartMedia. Panelists: JulieAnne Evanina, SiriusXM Radio, Doug Holloway, ION Media Networks (Distribution),  Jim Jones, NAMIC (Industry Org.), Susan Malfa, NBCUniversal (Ad Sales), Ameet Shah, A&E Networks (Finance)


10:35 – 10:45 am


A Word From...

10:45 – 10:55 am

The Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society (JHRTS)
Presenter: Nick Borenstein, hud:sun media



Panel Three

10:55 – 11:35 am

Essential Research: Launching New Ideas and Seriously Cool Careers
Facilitator: Robert Miner, Miner & Co Studio; Alison Hillhouse, MTVN; Jake Katz, REVOLT TV; Sean Merriweather, Pivot TV

General Lunch Break

11:45 – 12:35 pm

‘Ask Me Anything - Lunch with an Executive’
(special registration/invite) -  SESSION IS NOW FULL

Executives include: 1. Evan Shapiro, 2. Doug Holloway, 3. Scot Safon, 4. Michael Smith, 5. Colin Moore, 6. Val Boreland. 7. Emory Walton, 8. Robert Miner, 9. Gary Hahn, 10. Sandy Girard, 11. Kathleen Finch, 12. Tammy Franklin, 13. Jonathan Ruff.

Workshop One:

12:45 – 1:15 pm

Students of the World Presentation: Social Responsibility - Meaningful Ways You Can Help Make a Difference
Presenter: Courtney Spence, Students of the World







Panel Four:

1:20 – 2:00 pm

Creative Technology Innovation: And The Evolving Job Opportunities
Moderator: Andy Karofsky, SKMG Global Panelists: Elizabeth Braiman, A&E Networks; Yaniv Davidson, AudioStream TV, Inc., creators of Tunity; Tammy Franklin, Scripps Networks Interactive; Jonathan Ruff, ARRIS


2:05 – 2:15 pm


Panel Five:

2:15 – 2:55 pm

Co-Existing with Millennials in the Workplace: It Goes Both Ways!
Facilitator/Reactor: Michael Smith, Cooking Channel
Panelists: Leerone Anolik, Senior Manager, Revenue Strategy & Analytics, iHeartMedia + Entertainment; Nick Borenstein, hud:sun media; Caryn LoCastro, Google; Kevin Reilly, Paramount Pictures / Columbia MBA



Workshop Two:

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Some Straight Up Career Advice: A Roadmap to Give Yourself the Best Advantage
Facilitator: Delia Camasca, Manager, Talent Acquisitions Marketing, Macy's Inc.


3:30 – 3:40 pm


Social Media Gurus Intro:

3:40 – 3:45 pm

Damon and Jo
Damon Dominique, SHUTUPANDGO; Joanna Franco, SHUTUPANDGO

Panel Six:

3:45 – 4:25 pm

Leadership: Examples, Styles, and Ways to Take On a Leadership Role, NOW!
Moderator: Caryn LoCastro, Google Panelists: Craig Cuttner, HBO; Kathleen Finch, HGTV, DIY, GAC; Scot Safon, The Weather Channel; Evan Shapiro, Pivot TV; Emory Walton, A&E Networks

Afternoon Keynote:

4:30 – 4:55 pm

Michael Davies, Embassy Row

Closing Remarks

4:55 – 5:00 pm

Evan ShapiroDolly WolfRobert MinerZenita Henderson

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What Do You Think?

  • “I especially appreciate the diversity of not only the panelists in terms of gender, race, age and experience, but also diversity of students. Students from community colleges to Columbia Business School were present, which provided a great opportunity to network and learn”

    Student, Columbia Business School
  • "I make it my duty to attend and participate in events like "One Day Immersion", because it is beneficial to anyone who wants a life after graduating college. This event for me is like the Military's Boot Camp, a training ground that teaches me the Do's and don't's in surviving in such a forever-changing world."

    Jannellee Forbes, Oral Roberts University
  • "Everyone involved said many times how valuable they found the day - students and the panelists alike."

    Industry Executive
  • "I spoke with my student this morning. She was over the moon about the whole thing. She really enjoyed her day and it sounds like she did a lot of networking. Thank you so much for making the opportunity possible."

    Faculty, Lafayette College

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