Board & Member Activities

Board & Member Activities

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences organizes a number of high-level business, networking and social events for members throughout the world. Board & Members Meetings take place 3 to 4 times a year and offer Members the opportunity to connect with their international peers from the world’s leading production/distribution companies and television channels. Members also have access to M+, a space for Members and their guests to network and unwind. M+ will be open wherever the Academy has a presence at markets throughout the world.

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March Board & Members Meetings

Recent meetings and activities have been hosted by The Boston Consulting Group, The New York Times Company, and Hearst in New York. Select highlights include:

  • A session with John Rose, BCG and Anna Carugati, Worldscreen
  • Keynote by Mark Thompson, The New York Times Company
  • A presentation on Bloomberg’s digital strategy with Joshua L. Steiner and Joshua Topolsky
  • A Discussion with Robert Friedman, Bungalow Media and Fred Graver, Twitter
  • Interview with James Murdoch


September Board & Members Meetings

Recent meetings and activities have been hosted by Paramount in Los Angeles; Rai in Florence; Capa a Newen Company, Zodiak, and Canal + in Versailles; and by ZDF in Berlin. Select highlights include:

  • Walking tour of the Paramount Lot, brunch and cultural visit to Downtown LA artist studios
  • Private visit of the Medici Chapel
  • Advance private screenings of first episode of ‘Medici’ series and 1st episode of ‘Versailles’
  • Gala Dinner at the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Networking with key Rai and industry executives, Prime Minister of Italy, Minister of Culture, and Mayor of Florence
  • Private visit to the Hall of Mirrors, and King and Queen’s Grand Apartments
  • Networking with President of France, Francoise Hollande and key industry and government officials
  • Cocktail at the Cupola of the Reichstag and Dinner in the Basilica of the Bode Museum


November Board & Members Meetings

The largest annual meeting of the Board & Members is always held in conjunction with the International Emmy Awards Ceremony in New York. Select highlights include:

  • Conversation with David Litt, President Obama’s speechwriter and Dana Schwartz, Entertainment Weekly
  • Discussion with Armando Nunez, CBS and Andy Kaplan, Sony
  • Shari Redstone in conversation with Jonathan Miller
  • Interview with Julian Fellowes by David Camp, Vanity Fair
  • Interview with Matthew Weiner by David Itzkoff, NY Times
  • Conversation with Ryan Murphy and Norman Lear
  • Panel discussions on the State of the Media Around the World