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Welcome to August Catalyst Week: Storytelling in a Digital Age 

Welcome to August Catalyst Week! This month, we have partnered with Endemol Beyond on a week centered around the evolution of storytelling. We look forward to exploring how the digital world has affected the way media, television, and content in general, are evolving to meet our mobile and social culture.

Our co-host for the week: Endemol Beyond (@EndemolBeyond)
Endemol is the largest independent television production company on the planet, with credits that include international hits Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout and more. With Endemol Beyond, the company is leveraging its world-class creative capabilities, global reach, vast resources, and powerhouse reputation to build a portfolio of premium digital networks anchored by marquee talent.

Led by a team of award-winning executives and entrepreneurs, Endemol Beyond is collaborating with acclaimed artists, performers and thought leaders to bring their creative visions to a mass global audience – developing properties, driving value for partners and building a new generation of content brands with unprecedented cross-media appeal.

We are so excited to welcome the Endemol Beyond team and other influencers leading the charge in cutting-edge media and television production.

The CatalystCreativ Team

www.catalystcreativ.com 

Not familiar with CatalystCreativ? CatalystCreativ is a Downtown Project funded company that started here in August 2012. Our mission is to provide a window for the rest of the world into Downtown Project. We do this by creating unique and meaningful experiences in DTLV that encourage guests to engage with the project beyond Catalyst Week and spread the message of DTP to their own communities. Be sure to check out the Catalyst Board on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/catalystboard) to join the community and visit www.catalystcreativ.com to learn more.


ATTENDEES


Will Keenan 

President, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@WillKeenan

Jacob Shwirtz
Chief Social Officer, Endemol Beyond USA
http://shwirtz.tumblr.com
@shwirtz

Addison Goss

Editor/Motion Graphics, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemolusa.tv 

@addgoss 

Alisha Rickman 

Event Staff Manager, Endless Entertainment 
www.helloendless.com 

@AlishaRickman

Andrea Carr 

Vice President, Perpetual Purpose LLC 

www.perpetualpurpose.com 

@perpetualpurpos

Barrett Perlman 

Assistant Editor, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.barrettperlman.com 

@barrettperlman

Brian Janes 

Sr. Digital Producer, Endemol Beyond USA 

http://bcjmedia.com 

@briancjanes

Cheri Renee 

Independent Author, Any Park Books 

www.cherirenee.com 

@cheri_renee 

Christina Napier 

Executive Assistant to the President, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@christinareiko

Cole  

Founder, Brioxy

www.brioxy.com 

@bespokebutch

Danny Fancher

Director of Operations, Endless Entertainment 

www.helloendless.com 

@thefanchacy 

David Williams

Chief Content and Technology Strategist, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@idavidbw

Deven Nemer
Founder
Power Portal
http://powerportal.org
@Powerrit

Donalee Curtis

Associate Producer, Endemol Beyond USA 

dcwork.tumblr.com 

@donaleec

Erica Williams Simon

Communications Trainer, EWS Strategies/Upworthy 

www.ericawilliams.com 

@createdbyerica 

Flannery Underwood 
Production Manager, Rice Bunny

www.youtube.com/michellephan 


Glenn Ginsburg

Head of Sales, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemolusa.tv 

@glennjgi 


Govind Menon
Producer, Endemol Beyond USA
www.endemolusa.tv
@endemolbeyond

Heather Mason

President, A Caspian Production/SUREFIRE Girls 

www.SUREFIREgirls.com 

@SUREFIREgirls 

Ian Fleming
President, Perpetual Purpose, LLC
www.perpetualpurpose.com
@perpetualpurpos

James Jack
Co-Founder/Co-CEO, human-I-T
www.smarthuman.org
@right2tech

Jeff Wasden
President, Colorado Business Roundtable
www.cobrt.com
@jwasden

Jessica Berry
AP, Endemol Beyond USA
www.youtube.com/jessicaberry
@jessicalia

Jon Brandon Cruz 

Production & Post, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@cruzontour 

Kat Vasiliou

Operations, Endemol Beyond USA
www.endemol-beyond.com
@endemolbeyond

Kellie Kreiser

Executive Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management 

www.thunderbird.edu/t4g 

@KellieK 

Kevin Finke

Transformation Catalyst, NCR 

www.ncr.com 

@kevin_finke 

Leslie Morgan

Executive Director/Lifestyle, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol.com 

@morganglory 

Lindsey Holmes

Lead Strategist, Usable Tech Co

www.usabletech.co 

@lindseycholmes 

Matthew Borst 

Social Media Manager, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.about.me/matthewborst 

@matthewborst 

Rico Martinez 

Chief Programming Officer, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@endemolbeyond 

Sean Barrett 

Producer, Endemol Beyond USA 

www.endemol-beyond.com 

@mrseanbarrett 

Tim Sanders

Founding Partner, Deeper Media Inc.

www.deepermedia.com 

@sanderssays

Wendy Scatterday

Principal, Scatterday Architecture 

www.scatterdayarchitecture.com 

@scatArch

Wendy Wong

Head of Operations, Rice Bunny 

youtube.com/MichellePhan

@wenderzW


Schedule

THURSDAY, August 21

5:30 - 6:00 pm

MEET THE SPEAKERS:
Networking time for Catalyst Week attendees & the Downtown community 

Learning Village - 727 Fremont Street


6:00 - 7:30 PM

CATALYST WEEK SPEAKER SERIES: 

Learning Village - 727 Fremont Street 


Speakers:

Jacob Shwirtz - Chief Social Officer, Endemol Beyond USA 

Erica Williams Simon - Communications Trainer, EWS Strategies/Upworthy

Rico Martinez - Chief Programming Officer, Endemol Beyond USA 

Friday, august 22


5:30 - 6:00 PM

MEET THE SPEAKERS: 

Networking time for Catalyst Week attendees & the Downtown community 

Learning Village - 727 Fremont Street

6:00 - 7:30 PM

CATALYST WEEK SPEAKER SERIES: 

Learning Village - 727 Fremont Street 


Speakers

Tim Sanders - Founding Partner, Deeper Media Inc. 

Flannery Underwood - Production Manager, Rice Bunny 

Wendy Wong - Head of Operations, Rice Bunny 

Will Keenan - President, Endemol Beyond USA 

Saturday, august 23


1:00 - 2:30 pm

DELIVERING HAPPINESS' INSPIRE! TALKS:

Hear stories from the community on what inspires them. 

Learning Village - 727 Fremont Street 


More details and RSVP: augustinspire.splashthat.com 

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