Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington, Drew Barrymore and Sheryl Sandberg highlight the speakers for Advertising Week New York 2016.
The Week returns to New York City on September 26 and features Sandberg and Snapchat’s Imran Khan speaking in a special content series and the Roots performing at the wrap-up party.
“With today’s ever-changing technology, we’re seeing advertising evolve across industries more rapidly and broadly than ever before, from the media to entertainment to business,” Lance Pillersdorf, the co-founder and president of Stillwell Partners, the team behind Advertising Week, said in a statement. “We created Advertising Week in an effort to bring leaders from across these industries together to celebrate great work and share insights on where the industry is headed. This year’s speaker line-up is a true reflection of that mission.”
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Other scheduled speakers include Tim Armstrong, B. Bonin Bough, Wendy Clark, Mark Cuban, David Droga, Carolyn Everson, Bethenny Frankel, Thomas Friedman, Seth Godin, Bob Greenberg, Paul Haggis, Daymond John, Imran Kahn, Padma Lakshmi, Nick Law, Lori Lee, Bob Lord, Dr. Oz, Chuck Porter, Rachael Ray, Andrew Robertson, Michael Roth, David Rubenstein, Meg Ryan, Philipp Schindler, Ben Silbermann, Ben Silverman, Jimmy Smith and Morgan Spurlock.
Huffington recently announced that she will exit the Huffington Post to focus on a new startup venture called Thrive Global, which is focused on health and wellness. So it will be interesting to see if she sheds light on the new project.
Advertising week — which runs Sept. 26-30 — aims to be the world’s largest gathering of industry leaders across advertising, technology, business, entertainment, marketing, media and social good. It kicks off with a Bloomberg Global Leadership Breakfast focused on the economy, includes events featuring Upright Citizens Brigade and Jim Breuer and wraps up with a bash at Webster Hall.