Generators Summit: Meet the Speakers, Part II

By November 29, 2018Editorial

Generators Summit: Meet the Speakers, Part II

What is the Issuu Generators Summit?

The 2018 Issuu Generators Summit is a one-day event on December 4, 2018 in New York City. The Generators Summit features content leaders discussing the role of stories and discovering innovation in the digital narrative. Experience thought-provoking panels with content generators: changemakers, student activists and game changing brands that are creating the movements and moments that inspire breakthrough stories.

Watch live on our Facebook Page December 4th to learn the latest strategies to navigate and pave your path on the always-evolving digital landscape.

Panel Spotlight: Change Makers

Using their unique perspectives, a group of change makers tell their story on how they’re using their experience to drive conversation across media channels with the intent of inspiring others to join them in their missions for change. Our panel will share their strategies to influence impact and reflect on their personal and brand stories that are changing the future narrative.

Grace Bonney

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge & Good Company

Grace Bonney is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Design*Sponge. She is also the founder of our new print magazine, Good Company and its weekly podcast of the same name. She authored the New York Times best-selling book, In the Company of Women, in 2016.

Grace was named one of The Frederick Douglass 200 by The Guardian in 2018. She has been called a “Martha Stewart for Millennials” by The New York Times and was named a Top Home Influencer of 2017 by Forbes Magazine. Grace lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and their three pets.

Tavi Gevinson

Founder, Rookie Magazine

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, actor, and founder of the online teen magazine Rookie. Gevinson launched Rookie in 2011 at age 15, and has edited its five print anthologies, the Rookie Yearbooks and Rookie On Love, published by Penguin Random House. Dazed called Rookie “one of the best things to happen to the internet. The cultural impact has never felt like something that merely happened on the internet.” Gevinson has appeared in Broadway productions of This Is Our Youth, The Crucible, and The Cherry Orchard, and in the films Enough Said and Person to Person.

Jen Tolentino

Director of Policy and Civic Tech, Rock the Vote

Jen Tolentino is Rock the Vote’s Director of Policy and Civic Tech. She leads the organization’s engagement in election administration, voting rights, and technology policy by identifying opportunities to increase access for young voters across the country through policy, innovation, and partnerships. She also spearheads the continued development and distribution of Rock the Vote’s online civic tech resources, including its online voter registration platform that is utilized by hundreds of national, state, and local partners across the country.

Jen directs the organization’s work to protect and expand the voting rights of young people, through grassroots organizing, legislation, and participation in litigation efforts. To ensure young people not only have equal opportunities to participate in our democracy, but also understand the importance of voting, Jen also oversees the development of strategic partnerships with brands, such as HBO, Twitter, and TOMS, and nonprofits partners, to reach young people with targeted and authentic messaging and resources.

Prior to joining Rock the Vote, Jen led the national government outreach for the Voting Information Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts, an open data partnership of Pew and Google, to make voting information more accessible through partnerships with organizations such as the Internet Association and Rock the Vote. During that time, Jen oversaw the development of several open source projects and coordinated the national voting data standardization efforts for the 2014 midterm elections. She has also spent time engaging advocates across the country and lobbying the Administration and Congress on behalf of preservation, public lands, and green building issues at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Jen is based in Los Angeles and a native Californian, receiving her BA in English from UC Riverside, and her MPP from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. While obtaining her MPP, Jen was a graduate student researcher to former Gov. Michael Dukakis and served as a legislative fellow to Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. She is part of the Future of California Election Advisory Board.

Nora Gomez-Strauss

Director of Digital Strategies, Public Art Fund

By day, Nora is Public Art Fund’s Director of Digital Strategies. In her rare spare time, she attempts to keep up with her photography. She currently lives in her native borough of Queens, New York with her husband and son, where they enjoy going for long walks and listening to records.

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