THE INAUGURAL Spark Change: Social Impact Entertainment Summit DEBUTS IN FEBRUARY

The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment and creative activist organization Creative Visions, with support from Participant Media, have partnered to present the Spark Change Summit 2018. This first-of-its-kind summit — never before has there been an event that defines this emergent field and its players so effectively — is designed to connect students, rising filmmakers and established artists with leaders in social impact entertainment. Taking place at the UCLA TFT James Bridges Theater on Friday, Feb. 23, admission is free.

Speakers will include:

Bonnie Abaunza, founder, The Abaunza Group

Peter Bisanz, executive director, Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment
Pat Chandler, CEO, Creative Visions
Wendy Cohen, president, Picture Motion
Geralyn Dreyfous, co-founder, Impact Partners Film Fund
Kathy Eldon, co-founder, Creative Visions
Jon Fitzgerald, founder, Cause Cinema
Holly Gordon, chief impact officer, Participant Media
Daraiha Greene, multicultural engagement, Google
Davis Guggenheim, documentary filmmaker, An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala
Zach Ingrasci, co-founder, Living on One
Katherine Keating, publisher, VICE Impact
Rory Kennedy, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Lena Khan, director, The Tiger Hunter
Senain Kheshgi, managing director, MAJORITY
Florencia Krochik, director, and Andrea Savo, producer, Pathways
Mary Mazzio, director, I Am Jane Doe
Hayley Pappas, head of RYOT Films
Rick Perez, Sundance Institute
Ted Richane, Vulcan Productions
Teri Schwartz, dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Isha Sesay, CNN
Darnell Strom, Creative Artists Agency
Amy Eldon Turteltaub, co-founder, Creative Visions
Jon Turteltaub, director and producer, National Treasure

The half-day seminar is intended to inspire new ideas, foster innovative thinking and energize the next generation of impact media makers. It will feature conversations with industry experts who are creating media that triggers insight, empathy and action, on topics ranging from story creation to funding and distribution. There will also be engaging pop-up discussions, media and interactive programming.

Spark Change Summit 2018
Friday, Feb. 23
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
UCLA TFT James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E. Young Drive N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For more information, visit the Spark Change Summit website.