Event:
Politics 2008
Date: October 13-14, 2008
Location: Time Warner Center, 58th Street and 8th Ave., New York
Who Will Attend? Come Face to Face with “The Thought Leaders in Media, Politics, Technology, Finance, Entertainment and Advertising”
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Confirmed Speakers
Jeffrey L. Bewkes,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner
Campbell Brown, CNN Anchor
Richard Stengel, Managing Editor, TIME
Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S
Graydon Carter, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair
Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, CNN
Frank Rich, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times
Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Romesh Ratnesar, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME
Jeffrey Toobin, Analyst, CNN Worldwide
Fareed Zakaria, GPS, CNN and editor, Newsweek International
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME
Dan Rather, Host and Global Correspondent, “Dan Rather Reports”
Howell Raines, Media Columnist, Conde Nast Portfolio, former Executive Editor, New York Times
John King, Chief National Correspondent, CNN
Peggy Noonan, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News
Donna Brazile, Political Activist and Strategist
William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Candy Crowley, Senior Political Correspondent, CNN
Andy Serwer, Managing Editor, FORTUNE
Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.
Kinsey Wilson, Executive Editor, USA Today
Michael Oreskes, Managing Editor for U.S. News, Associated Press, former executive editor, International Herald Tribune
Jay Carney, Washington Bureau Chief, TIME
Rome Hartman, Executive Producer, BBC World News America, former Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News
David Faber, Anchor and Reporter, CNBC
Dorothy Rabinowitz, Columnist, Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Mark J. Penn, Worldwide President & CEO, Burson-Marsteller
William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman, Public Strategies, former strategist, George W. Bush and Senator John McCain
Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent and Senior Producer, NewsHour PBS
Bob Safian, Editor and Managing Director, Fast Company
Joe Erwin, former chairman, South Carolina Democratic Party and CEO, Erwin-Penland
John Rennie, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American
Jimmy Siegel, Creative Director/Partner, a-political
Andrea Tantaros, Political and Media Commentator, Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC
David Bohrman, Senior Executive Producer, CNN
Matthew Dowd, Chief Strategist, Bush-Cheney '04, Political Contributor, ABC News
Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund and author, "Earth: The Sequel"
Jeremy Rosner, Executive Vice President, Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Evans Witt, principal and CEO, Princeton Survey Research Associates
Brad Kates, President and COO, Opinion Dynamics
David Goodfriend, former Deputy Staff Secretary to President Bill Clinton, Co founder Air America Radio
Tuna N. Amobi, Director, Consumer Discretionary, Media & Entertainment, Standard & Poor’s Equity Research
Carol Jenkins, President, The Women's Media Center
Pete Snyder, Founder & CEO, New Media Strategies, Inc., (Media consultant to Rudy Giuliani)
Ed McFadden, Advisor - Speechwriter, Sen. Fred Thompson, Director, Corporate New Media Strategy, Verizon
Nathan Daschle, Executive Director, Democratic Governors Association
Jeffrey Tuchman, Documania Films, Executive Producer of Advertising, Hilary Clinton Campaign 2008 & “Man From Hope” 1992 Film
Rachel Sklar, Senior Contributing Editor, Huffington Post, editor, “Eat The Press”
Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, Time.com
Gregg Spiridellis, co-founder, JibJab
Michael Mandel, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek
Mark Walsh, Board Member, Air America, Head of Internet Strategy, John Kerry for President
Brian Scanlon, Director of Election Services, Associated Press
Jon Fine, Columnist, BusinessWeek
Sarah Bernard, President, 236.com
Lisa Witter, Chief Operating Officer, FENTON | communications
Josh Silver, Executive Director, Free Press
Fred Goldring (Executive Producer, “Yes We Can Song” Video, and Former Chairman, Rock the Vote)
Alan Warms, General Manager, Yahoo! News
Jonathan Martin, Reporter, Politico
Bill Adair, Washington Bureau Chief, St. Petersburg Times, Editor, PolitiFact.com
David Sirota, Author, Columnist & Journalist, “The Uprising”
Alice Germond, Secretary, Democratic National Committee
David Goodfriend, former Deputy Staff Secretary to President Bill Clinton, co founder Air America Radio
Anne Korin, co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
Eamon Javers, Correspondent, Politico
Evans Witt, principal and CEO, Princeton Survey Research Associates
Brad Kates, President and COO, Opinion Dynamics
William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Stanley B. Greenberg, CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Clifford Alexander Young, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs
David Manning, Executive Vice President, National Grid
Rick Kessler, President, DowLohnes Government Strategies
Jon Henke, Blogger, The Next Right
Ari Melber, Journalist, The Nation
Bradley A. Blakeman, former, President & CEO, Freedom’s Watch
Ronald Kessler, Chief Washington Correspondent, Newsmax, George Polk Prize Award Winner
Lee Brenner, Executive Producer of Political Programming and Director, IMPACT (Public Affairs), MySpace
Liba Rubenstein, Manager and Co-founder, IMPACT/Public Affairs, MySpace
Ben Relles, founder and CEO, BarelyPolitical.com (Creator Obama Girl)
Danny Schechter, co-founder and executive producer, Globalvision
Katie Jacobs Stanton, Principal, New Business Development group, Google

If you wish to submit a speaker, you may follow the instructions on the Speaker Submission page click here. If you wish to make a session suggestion concerning one of the tracks below or submit a speaker now, please email Victor Harwood (vharwood@digitalhollywood.com) include: a speaker bio, a backgrounder on your company and include a 150 word description of the presentation that you would like to be considered for. Deadlines - there are no deadlines. We accept submissions year-round for our various events. If an event is filled, we compile wait-lists for all sessions.



The Event: TimeWarner Presents - Politics 2008 The Media Conference for the Election of the President
Date: October 13-14, 2008
Location: Time Warner Center,
58th St. and 8th Ave., New York, NY
Co-Hosted by: CNN and TIME

The TimeWarner companies
are pleased to host a two-day conference, October 13-14 at the Time Warner Center in New York City, "Politics 2008 - The Media Conference on the Election of the President."

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“There is unprecedented interest in the 2008 presidential campaign
for many historic reasons—this is a wide-open race with no incumbent, the country is at war, and the economy is challenged,” said Jeff Bewkes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner. “That makes it a perfect time for us to present Politics 2008, which will bring together many of the country’s most astute political observers to help shape the national conversation about this extraordinary moment in history.”

For this two-day event, Time Warner
is inviting leading media organizations and analysts, political insiders and pundits for a series of keynotes, conversations and panel events on topics ranging from the media’s roles and responsibilities in covering the campaign and election to how the digital revolution has changed the race for the White House.

"The stakes in this
year's election have never been higher, and the public is watching and engaging with the media in ways we never could have imagined,” said Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S. “Our challenge is to probe, analyze and present all the issues, while enabling our viewers and CNN.com users to participate actively with us in the process – and this event will play a vital role in addressing how we accomplish these goals."


TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel said:
“In the most wide-open presidential election of our lifetime, the role of the media is more critical than it has ever been. At TIME, that responsibility is of paramount importance in all of our political coverage, from breaking news on The Page on TIME.com to our 24/7 coverage of the campaigns and political profiles in the magazine. This conference will provide an important forum to discuss the role the media plays in the first truly multimedia election and beyond.”

"The Thought Leadership Policy Summit"

Politics 2008

The Complete Agenda
Monday, October 13th
12:30 PM - Welcome
Jeffrey L. Bewkes,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Keynote Roundtable
The Changing Face of News and the Presidential Election:
The Power, The Influence and the Challenge of the Future
Moderator - Campbell Brown, CNN Anchor
Speakers
Richard Stengel, Managing Editor, TIME
Graydon Carter, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair
Jim VandeHei, co-founder, Politico
Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Session I
The Influencers:
The Editorial, OpEd Pages, TV Analysts - Establishing and Defining the National Conversation
Jeffrey Toobin, Analyst, CNN Worldwide
Peggy Noonan, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review
Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News
Josh Marshall, Publisher, Talking Points Memo
Frank Rich, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session II
Media and Power:
Establishing the National Dialogue – From TV News, Newspapers and Information Programming to the Broadband and Social Networks
Rome Hartman, Executive Producer, BBC World News America, former Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News
Michael Oreskes, Managing Editor for U.S. News, Associated Press, former executive editor, International Herald Tribune
Mike Allen, Chief Political Correspondent, Politico
David Bohrman, SVP, Washington Bureau Chief and Executive Producer of CNN’s Election Programming
Joel Sucherman, Executive Producer, USAToday
Tuna N. Amobi, Director, Consumer Discretionary, Media & Entertainment, Standard & Poor's Equity Research, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
Political Advertising -
The Daily Game Changers: Language, Imagery and the Always-On War Room Campaign
Jimmy Siegel, Creative Director/Partner, a-political
Jeffrey Tuchman, Documania Films, Executive Producer of dvertising, Hilary Clinton Campaign 2008 & "Man From Hope" 1992 Film
Jon Fine, Columnist, BusinessWeek
Joe Erwin, former chairman, South Carolina Democratic Party and CEO, Erwin-Penland
Mark Walsh, CEO GeniusRocket; former CTO of DNC; head of Internet operations-John Kerry for President; founding CEO, Air America Radio
Kevin P. Ryan, CEO, AlleyCorp, co-founder and former CEO, DoubleClick, Moderator
Speaker Bio Page - Click Here

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Session I
Media Power Vs. Political Power:
The 2008 Election Re-defining the Relationship
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME
Mark J. Penn, Worldwide President & CEO, Burson-Marsteller
Candy Crowley, Senior Political Correspondent, CNN
Howell Raines, Media Columnist, Conde Nast Portfolio, former Executive Editor, New York Times
Larry Hackett, Managing Editor, People, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session II
The New "New Rules" of Religion and Politics:
Just When You Thought You Understood, Obama and Palin Scramble the Religious Rules
Amy Holmes, Contributor, CNN
Nancy Gibbs, Editor-at-Large, TIME
Ralph Reed, Political Strategist
Roland Martin, Contributor, CNN
Mara Vanderslice, religious outreach director, Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign and founder and director of the Matthew 25 Network
Steve Waldman, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, BeliefNet, former National Editor, U.S. News & World Report, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
Global Finance, Global Economy:
Core Issue of the Presidential Election
David Faber, Anchor and Reporter, CNBC
Eamon Javers, Correspondent, Politico
Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE
Christine Romans, CNN correspondent
Michael Mandel, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek, Moderator
Speaker Bio Page - Click Here

4:30 - 5:15 PM
The
End-of-Day Roundtable
The Presidential Inner Circle
- Braintrust for the Candidate: The Media and the Election
Andrew H. Card, Jr., Former White House Chief of Staff
Harold Ickes, Deputy Chief of Staff for Political Affairs and Policy and Assistant to President Clinton
Todd S. Purdum, National Editor, Vanity Fair, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced
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5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
The One on One
Lewis Black,
comedian, actor and author
Anderson Cooper - Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Tuesday, October 14th
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote Roundtable
Defining the American Experience
- the State of the Global Superpower - How the World Sees Us - How We See the World
Fareed Zakaria, GPS, CNN and editor, Newsweek International
Richard Holbrooke, former, Assistant Secretary of State
Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Dan Senor, founding partner, Rosemont Capital LLC, former chief spokesperson, Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq
Romesh Ratnesar, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME
Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, CNN, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

10:45 AM - Noon
Session I
Media: Biased and Elitist?
Or a Campaign Tactic to Dissuade Tough Questions?
Dan Rather, Host and Global Correspondent, "Dan Rather Reports"
Dorothy Rabinowitz, Columnist, Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize Winner
David Sirota, Author, Columnist & Journalist, "The Uprising"
Josh Silver, Executive Director, Free Press
Bill Adair, Washington Bureau Chief, St. Petersburg Times and editor, PolitiFact
Howard Kurtz, Media Reporter, The Washington Post, Host, CNN Reliable Sources, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session II
Digital Politics: The Game Changer of 2008;
The 24/7 Hyper Campaign + New Media Platforms + Millions Connected = Politics in 2008
Alan Warms, General Manager, Yahoo! News
Lee Brenner, Executive Producer of Political Programming and Director, IMPACT (Public Affairs), MySpace
Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics, YouTube
Ari Melber, Journalist, The Nation
Brian Scanlon, Director of Election Services, Associated Press
Alex Wellen, Deputy Political Director, CNNPolitics.com
Kathleen Hayden, Editor, AOL News
Rory O'Connor, President and CEO, Globalvision, Inc., Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
The Election and Pop Culture:
Strategies for the, Movies, Broadband, Movies, Late Night, Talk & Comedy Television
Mo Rocca, Blogger, AOL, contributor to NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Ben Relles, founder and CEO of BarelyPolitical.com (Creator Obama Girl)
Sarah Bernard, President, 236.com
Gregg Spiridellis, co-founder, JibJab
Alex Gibney, Writer - Director, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Josh Tyrangiel,
Editor, Time.com, Moderator
Speaker Bio Page - Click Here

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Session I
Puppet Masters and Policy Maestros:
Analyzing the Brains, Architects and Strategies of the Modern Campaign
Joe Klein, Columnist & Senior Writer, TIME
Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist and CNN Contributor
Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman, Public Strategies, former strategist, George W. Bush and Senator John McCain
Howard Wolfson, Partner, The Glover Park, Communications Director, Hillary Clinton's 2008
Hilary B. Rosen, CNN Political Contributor; and Political Director and Washington Editor at large, HuffingtonPost.com
Matthew Dowd, Chief Strategist, Bush-Cheney '04, Political Contributor, ABC News
John Roberts, CNN Anchor, American Morning, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session II
A Republican Administration – Speculation on the Next Four Years: The Implications of Party Victory on Foreign and Domestic Policy & the State of the Nation
Bradley A. Blakeman, former President & CEO, Freedom's Watch
Victoria Toensing, former deputy assistant attorney general
David Goodfriend, former Deputy Staff Secretary to President Bill Clinton, co-founder Air America Radio
Ronald Kessler, Chief Washington Correspondent, Newsmax, George Polk Award Winner
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
Women and the 2008 Election:
Playing Politics with Gender - Media, Candidates and the Majority Vote
Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, TIME
Rachel Sklar, Senior Contributing Editor, Huffington Post, editor, "Eat The Press"
Carol Jenkins, President, The Women's Media Center
Andrea Tantaros, Political and Media Commentator, Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC
Ada Calhoun, editor-in-chief, Babble.com
Tatsha Robertson, Deputy Editor, Essence
Lisa Witter, Chief Operating Officer, FENTON | communications, Moderator
Speaker Bio Page - Click Here

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Session I
The Candidate & the Media:
Creating the Brand, Maintaining the Brand, Preserving the Brand
Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman, Public Strategies, former strategist, George W. Bush and Senator John McCain
Joe Trippi, Democratic Strategist, Edwards 2008
Ian V. Rowe, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs, MTV: Music Television
Robert A. George, Editorial Page Writer, New York Post
Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Forum
Co-Moderators - Bob Safian, Editor and Managing Director, Fast Company and Ellen McGirt, Senior Writer, Fast Company
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Session II
Energy, the Election and Economic Emergency:
Investment and Change in the Nation's Future
Anne Korin, co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
David Manning, Executive Vice President, National Grid
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund and author, "Earth: The Sequel"
John Rennie, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American
Rick Kessler, President, DowLohnes Government Strategies, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
The Power of Polling, Daily Snapshots, Influencing Policy, Influencing the Election
Evans Witt,
principal and CEO, Princeton Survey Research Associates
Brad Kates, President and COO, Opinion Dynamics
William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Stanley B. Greenberg, CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
David Iannelli, Managing Director, Public Strategies Inc
Clifford Alexander Young, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs
Sam Feist, Political Director, CNN, Moderator
Speaker Bio Page - Click Here

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Session I
A Democratic Administration – Speculation on the Next Four Years:
The Implications of Party Victory on Foreign and Domestic Policy & the State of the Nation
Mark Green, President of Air America Media, co-editor of the forthcoming book, “Change For America: Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President”
Ron Reagan, Jr., Political Commentator
Jennifer M. Palmieri, Senior Vice President of Communications, Center for American Progress, National Press Secretary for the 2004 Edwards for President campaign
Alice Germond, Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Bill Hess, Senior Vice President, Programming, Air America, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session II
The Digital Election: The Activist System and the Political Blogosphere
Ed McFadden,
Advisor - Speechwriter, Sen. Fred Thompson, Director, Corporate New Media Strategy, Verizon
Jonathan Martin, Reporter, Politico
Jon Henke, Blogger, The Next Right
Nathan Daschle, Executive Director, Democratic Governors Association
Liba Rubenstein, Manager and Co-founder, IMPACT/Public Affairs, MySpace
Pete Snyder, Founder & CEO, New Media Strategies, Inc., Former Pollster to Giuliani, Former New Media Advisor to Fred Thompson, Moderator
Speaker Video and Bio Page - Click Here

Session III
Race, Media & Politics
Charles Blow, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times
Amy Holmes, Contributor, CNN
Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer, President and Treasurer, Radio One
Michael Eric Dyson, Professor, Georgetown University
Omar Wasow, Strategic Advisor, BlackPlanet.com, Moderator
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