Registration Now Open for One Day Immersion In TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment in New York



October 21 Event Offers Keynote with Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO, Insider Workshops and Networking with Top Entertainment Executives;
Attendance Free for Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities

NEW YORK –Registration is now open for the fourth annual One Day Immersion in TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment (ODI), which is open to students currently enrolled at any accredited college or university and offers insider seminars and networking with top executives from leading media and entertainment companies. The event’s 2016 keynote conversation features HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, head of the world’s most successful pay TV service, who will share his secrets for success. The company reaches over 131 million subscribers worldwide through its HBO and Cinemax networks, and is responsible for hit shows such as Game of Thrones, GIRLS, Veep, Silicon Valley, Ballers, Late Night with John Oliver and The Night Of.

One Day Immersion (ODI) takes places from 8:00am – 5:30pm EDT on Friday,
October 21, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in New York. Presented by The Cable Center, ODI is free for all currently-enrolled college students, faculty and recent graduates. To register, visit

This one-day program offers unprecedented networking opportunities with some of today’s most successful entertainment and media imaginative thinkers, and includes interactive panel discussions with media executives, and the chance to learn about internships and job opportunities. The 2016 One Day Immersion in TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment program also includes a morning coffee meet and greet and a special afternoon session with Comcast/NBCUniversal in which hiring managers will provide a company-wide overview with direction on how students can apply for internship and career opportunities, as well as conduct speed-dating style five-minute interviews. This year’s program keynote features a conversation with HBO Chairman and CEO, Richard Plepler. Plepler is responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 131 million subscribers in over 60 countries and its programming into over 180 territories. 

The full day schedule is as follows: (Additional speakers to be announced)

8:00 – 8:45 am
Morning Coffee with Comcast/NBCUniversal

9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers: One Day Immersion Executive Committee – Dolly Wolf, Zenita Henderson, Robert Miner, Craig Parks, Evan Shapiro; Jana Henthorn, The Cable Center CEO; Neil Braun, Pace University Lubin School of Business Dean

9:15 – 10:00 am
Session 1 – The Confidence Effect

Start your career with confidence. Author and leadership development expert, Grace Killelea shares tips for showing up and connecting your competence to your confidence.

Speaker: Grace Killelea, founder and CEO, Half The Sky Women’s Leadership Institute, Author of "The Confidence Effect"

10:05 – 10:50 am
Session 2 – Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech

Hear from women at the forefront of an ever-changing industry as they share how they made their way to the top across diverse disciplines in a very male dominated field.

Moderator: TBA

Speakers: Tamara Franklin, Scripps Networks Interactive

10:55 – 11:30 am
Session 3 – A Conversation with: Scripps Interactive Networks, The Best Career Advice I Ever Got; And Other Tips to Help you Along the Way

Ever wonder how people achieve successful media career paths? Hear lessons learned and insightful career advice from two well-respected executives who work for one of the most popular media companies in the industry today.

Moderator: Stephen Kimmerling, Educational Programming Executive

Speakers: Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive; Michael Smith, Cooking Channel

11:45 am – 12:45 pm General Lunch Break
Ask Me Anything – Lunch with an Executive (special registration)

Don’t miss this super networking opportunity! Sit with industry execs over boxed lunches, and cover career advice; or really almost anything.

Executives: Nick Borenstein, First Look Media; Diane Christman, The Cable Center; Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive; Tamara Franklin, Scripps Networks Interactive; Rahsaan Harris, Emma Bowen Foundation; Zenita Henderson, SCTE/ISBE; Robert Miner, Miner and Co Studio; Craig Parks, Comcast; Michael Smith, Cooking Channel; Evan Shapiro, NBC Universal/Seeso

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Keynote Interview: Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO, HBO

Hear from an industry powerhouse on the strategic moves in his career that have kept both him and HBO on top. 

Interviewed by Neil Braun, Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business

1:50 – 2:35 pm

Session 5 – Research Insights: An Essential Piece of the Business Puzzle, and it’s Cooler Than You Think!

Learn about trends in the industry while peeling back the layers of what it is, how it works, and what it takes to be a part of it.

Moderator: Robert Miner, Miner & Co Studio

Speakers: Kimberly Maxwell, NBC News

2:35 – 2:45 pm

Interactive Launch Competition Overview

Are you interested in creating the next great video innovation? Learn about this popular competition from its founder and industry veteran. You may want to sign up for the next competition!

Presented by: Craig Leddy

2:45 – 2:55 pm BREAK

2:55 – 3:40 pm
Session 6 –
Over The Top (OTT): Changing the Traditional Model with Non-Traditional Methods, and Super Creative Minds

OTT has been changing the traditional business model and continues to gain viewers and respect. What is OTT, who are the players, and who are they looking for when hiring? 

Moderator: TBA

Speakers: Evan Shapiro, NBCUniversal/Seeso; Craig Parks, Comcast/Watchable

3:45 – 4:20 pm

Session 7 – A Conversation with Owen Grover, iHeartMedia

Where does iHeartMedia fit in the current media landscape? How does the company maintain relevance amid constant industry disruption and changing consumer habits? With the “largest reach of any radio and television outlet in America,” they’ve figured some things out!

4:20 – 4:25 pm

Speakers: One Day Immersion Executive Committee – Dolly Wolf, Zenita Henderson, Robert Miner, Craig Parks, Evan Shapiro

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Meet with Comcast/NBCUniversal Recruiters: 5-Minute Interviews

Select students who previously submitted resumes will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters in this speed-dating style session. Ultimate goal….move to the next step in landing an internship or job.

*Schedule Subject to Change

The first 100 students to register for One Day Immersion are eligible to participate in the “Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive” session, which is an up close and personal chat over box lunches with a top industry leader. For the interview opportunity, students are asked to submit their resumes to prior to the event. Resumes will be reviewed by Comcast/NBCUniversal and those qualified will be notified prior to the event.

The conference will also be made available for live streaming to students across the United States and internationally. Students who wish to view the live online broadcast should sign up at

The 2016 One Day Immersion in TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment is sponsored by The Cable Center, HBO, Scripps Networks Interactive, and Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

The One Day Immersion Executive Committee includes: Zenita Henderson, director, marketing operations and business development, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers; Robert Miner, president, Miner & Co Studio; Craig Parks, vice president, programming, Comcast; Evan Shapiro, executive vice president, digital enterprises, NBCUniversal/Seeso; and Dolly Wolf, owner, Dolly Wolf Enterprises, LLC.  For a complete list of ODI Advisory Committee Members, please visit

For 2016/2017 sponsorship opportunities, contact Dolly Wolf at

About Dolly Wolf Enterprises

Formed in 2012, and building upon the momentum of the past 12 years of producing collegiate lectures and forums, Dolly Wolf Enterprises strives to offer unprecedented access to top cable and digital TV executives for college students, and to create an authentic connection of media leaders, cable and beyond, with the best and brightest college students and recent graduates. The company produces forums where executives share their paths to their current positions, and provide insights and opportunities into the innovative and fast-moving industry.  Dolly Wolf Enterprises fosters strategic relationships for students and executives, as they build mentorships, focused career plans, and ultimately, provide job placement. For more information, visit

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University
Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.

About Pace University
Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry.  The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit us at, and for more information.