YoungStars: Inclusion in the Media World
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YoungStars: Inclusion in the Media World


 Export to Your Calendar 3/14/2018
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, California  90069
United States
Contact: Olivia Christian
310-876-0650 x226

Online registration is available until: 3/12/2018
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We asked Peter Sloterdyk, VP of Marketing for Grindr, about the concept of inclusion in the media world. His response? “What we build internally is reflective in our output.”

In theory, it’s simple. In practice, we as professionals in the industry understand that it’s simply not.

How does a media company build an internal culture of diversity, equity and inclusion? How does that translate to output in marketing strategy? What does it look like for your tactical approach to be separate but equal?

The seventh YoungStars panel, proudly presented by ThinkLA’s DIG Committee, will delve into the less-than-obvious answers to seemingly obvious questions. As an industry, we are good at asking questions (loudly). In this DIG panel, moderated by Mr. Peter Sloterdyk himself, we shine the light on thinkers and doers of today’s activist generation to hear how they each have answered those questions, and the personal journeys that helped them get there.

YoungStars is ThinkLA's quarterly panel discussion and mixer with diverse thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers, all under the age of 35, in the Los Angeles media, tech, and advertising industries.

See past Young Stars event recaps

We are building a majorly powerhouse panel, stay tuned for details!


Peter Sloterdyk (LinkedIn)
Vice President, Global Marketing



Ben Cory Jones (bio)
Candela S. Rebot (LinkedIn)
Sparkd Studios


6:30 PM | Doors Open, Networking Mixer 
7:00 PM | Panel begins
8:00 PM | Audience Q&A - tweet us your questions beforehand at #ThinkStars
8:30 PM | Networking Mixer
9:30 PM | Event conclude 



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ThinkLA events are organized with the help of industry professionals. Many thanks to this committee:

Co-ChairClair Thompson, Sr. Strategist, Brand Connections, Vice Media
Co-ChairChanel DeVetter, Marketing Manager, FIDM
Co-Chair: Samantha Chavez, Associate Director, Strategy, OMD

  • Liz Weinsten, Marketing Specialist, Gimble
  • Autumn White, Head of Digital, West, OMD
  • Bennett Ng, Ad Operations Manager, Pluto TV
  • Anne Doyle, Community Liaison, Stage + Table




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