This year I went to my 3rd AT&T SHAPE conference!
Conference Exploring 5G & the Future of Entertainment To Be Held June 22-23, 2019 at Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles
It is an “immersive two-day event exploring 5G and the future of entertainment through interactive exhibits and thought- provoking speakers. Participants include Elizabeth Banks, Tyra Banks, Mayim Bialik, Laverne Cox, Geena Davis, Niecy Nash, shallou, Sherri Shepherd, Adam Silver, Rony Abovitz and many more. 5G SHAPE exhibitors include HBO, Samsung, Magic Leap, Airstream, NOKIA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ericsson and more.”
My favorite thing this year was this presentation:
The Scully Effect – I Want to Believe in STEM
Geena Davis (Actress), Mayim Bialik (Actress), Dr. Erin Macdonald (PhD, Astrophysics)
o Date/Time: Saturday, June22, 4:15pm–5:00pm
o Thanks to a recent study conducted by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the “Scully Effect” posited by fans of The X-Files has now been proven. The survey results showed that the character of Agent Dana Scully was an inspiration and a trailblazer—63% of women surveyed said that Scully gave them the confidence to believe that they too could succeed in a field that was male- dominated—demonstrating that gender parity in media can result in social change.
I wrote about it for Ms. Magazine: The Scully Effect and the Feminist Future of STEM
Past ATT SHAPE EVENTS I have attended
video: ATT SHAPE 2018
Video: AT&T Shape 2017: How Direct-to-Consumer Technology is Transforming Celebrity