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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New York, NY – The Paley Center for Media’s International Council (IC2010 NYC), a global forum of leading media and technology industry innovators and policy makers, will gather in New York at the Paley Center from November 17-19, 2010. Focusing on the theme The Rebirth of Media Worldwide, the summit will take place over three days and will include in-depth conversations with meeting conveners, panels of industry experts tackling key issues, and various social events.

IC2010 NYC will feature a series of one-on-one sessions with meeting conveners, including Time Warner CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes, who will be interviewed by New York Times columnist David Carr, and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, who will sit down with Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money. Additional Convener Sessions include one-on-one conversations with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Grupo Salinas Chairman Ricardo Salinas, and Google’s Nikesh Arora.

IC2010NYC will also feature a rare on-stage interview with tech entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker, who helped create Napster and served as Facebook’s founding president. He will be interviewed by David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, who will also moderate a separate panel session on social media titled “What Are Half a Billion Friends Worth?And in a special session, Karen Hughes and Donald A. Baer, worldwide vice chairs for Burson-Marsteller, will join Paley Center president and chief executive officer Pat Mitchell for a wide-ranging discussion about politics and branding in the digital age.”

As in years past, IC2010 NYC will examine the future of the news business, this time with a series of presentations of news-oriented digital start-ups moderated by Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and head of the new Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at The City University of New York.

In keeping with the International Council’s global initiative, IC2010 NYC will feature sessions on the international programming market and the advertising economy worldwide, including a round-up of industry updates from select IC delegates.

Additional details from the agenda will be announced at a later date, and a full agenda will be available for download at

IC2010 NYC conveners include Jeffrey L. Bewkes (Time Warner Inc.), Philippe Dauman (Viacom Inc.), Ricardo Salinas (Grupo Salinas), Jeff Zucker (NBC Universal), Ivan Seidenberg (Verizon Communications), Nikesh Arora (Google), Carol Bartz (Yahoo, Inc.), Rupert Murdoch (News Corporation), Frank A. Bennack, Jr. (Hearst Corporation), Blair Westlake (Microsoft), Mehmet Ali Yalcindag (Doan Yayin Holding), David Zaslav (Discovery Communications), and Leslie Moonves (CBS).

Delegates to IC 2010 NYC will include senior industry executives from companies and institutions from across the globe—from Australia, Germany, Finland, and France to Abu Dhabi, China, India, the Netherlands, and Turkey, and many countries in between.


About The Paley Center for Media's International Council

Created in 1995, the International Council brings together the chief executives of the world’s most important media companies. The role of the Council is to advance the exchange of ideas among these leaders in global media, entertainment, and communications, and to foster a community among them. This is accomplished through both informal and organized discussions on a wide range of critical issues that will define the media and its role in society for generations to come. Past meetings have been held in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Montréal, Istanbul, New Delhi, Bangalore, and California’s Silicon Valley. The activities of this year’s International Council are made possible by generous grants from Booz & Company, Burson-Marsteller, Gustave M. and Rita E. Hauser, The Nielsen Company, O’Melveny & Meyers LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and UBS Media & Communications Group, with special underwriting for the gala dinner by Hearst Corporation and O’Melveny & Meyers LLP and for a luncheon by Abu Dhabi Media Company. For more information, please visit

For a list of the attendees at IC 2009 NYC, please visit /ic-2009-nyc-attendees.


About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit