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WIT.Connect: Film + Media - The Evolution of Mass Media: The Journey from Analog to Digital
The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182
USA
(703) 761-4250

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Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Category: WIT.Connect Programs

The Evolution of Mass Media: The Journey from Analog to Digital

Join WIT for a networking event while listening to professionals who have traveled on the information superhighway of visual arts for a combined century!  Learn their secrets to a successful career and how they've kept up with rapidly changing technology. 

We’ll be talking about:

  • Career journeys
  • The “why” & passion of the work
  • How tech has changed over time 
  • Managing different types of clients
  • How women have grown in this market
All who register and attend will have their name entered into a drawing to win a new iPad! 
You must be present at the END of the event to win!

Registration Fees
$45 WIT Members
$55 Non Members
$60 On-Site

Online Registration for this event has closed - walk-ins are welcome!

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  • We ask that you are vaccinated to attend an in-person WIT event.
  • When arriving on-site, you will be required to show proof of vaccination - we will accept your vaccine card or a photo of your vaccine card.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative test 72 hours prior to the event date, and you will be required to wear a mask during the event.

Meet Our Event Panelists

Gamble Gilbertson
Principal, V! Studios
www.linkedin.com/in/gamblegilbertson/

Gamble Gilbertson, Principal of V! Studios, is on a mission to help scientists share their science with the world. Her unique 30-year background in communications, leadership, and project management has led to award-winning solutions producing traditional and digital media, animation, and cloud native IT solutions. Federal clients include NASA and NOAA. Awards include Communicator Awards, Telly Awards, and the SBA Administrator’s Award for Excellence.

She is a proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College.

Marci Heit
Creative Director, It’s Real Entertainment
www.linkedin.com/in/marci-heit-0b517b5a/

Marci Heit is a voice over artist and animation producer with 25 years of experience. She works from her own recording studio and has clients around the country and worldwide. Marci's voice can be heard on television, film, commercials, games, greeting cards, training videos, websites, telephone systems and much, much more.

Marci was involved with a puppet show program for several years, which inspired her to start her own company and develop her own material. It’s Real Entertainment LLC is an animation production studio that creates and develops original animated content for all areas of media and for all ages.

Currently, there are multiple properties in development, as well as projects for clients. Marci voices many of the characters.

Marci is the creator of Q.D. Foodie, a super fun and inclusive kitchen tool collection that was brought to real life, after starting out as props in one of her animated properties. Q.D. Foodie is sold in gourmet housewares stores, Amazon, Etsy and at qdfoodie.com.

Bill Klavon
Group Operations Director (and Chief Storyteller), Accenture Federal Studio
www.linkedin.com/in/billklavon/

Billiam Klavon is a long-time fan, first time caller who appreciates the power of empathy and goofballery in the pursuit of storytelling that inspires.  He started his career nearly 100 years ago in Chicago as an aspiring filmmaker, but quickly determined that advertising (and eventually, digital) paid better.  Over the past 25 years he has led high-impact creative and operations teams, developing successful campaigns, products, and services for feature film studios, consumer packaged goods companies, industrial tool manufacturers, and for the past five years at Accenture Federal, federal agencies. He has remained close to his first love, film and television - he produced a documentary about the Japanese-American experience during WWII (SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE), is the creator/producer of a soon-to-be launched podcast focused on the impact of the 1980s on film and media (@thursdeighties), and is working to bring back Ferris Beuller in a limited streaming series sometime in 2023 or 2024 (SAVE FERRIS).  Billiam has been married to the love of his life for the past 30 years (listen to their story here), has 3 grown sons, and lives in Purcellville, VA.

Maurisa Potts
Founder and CEO, Spotted MP (Marketing & Public Relations)
www.linkedin.com/in/maurisa-turner-potts-67a0892/

Maurisa Potts is the Founder and CEO of Spotted MP (Marketing & Public Relations) and has more than 20 years of professional marketing, communications and events experience. Founded in 2008, Spotted MP is a small, women and minority-owned boutique marketing firm that provides distinctive and innovative strategies that deliver impact and build brand growth. Maurisa is known for her mission-driven work ethic, creativity, and expertise to deliver results for loyal firm clients. Her areas of focus include economic development, real estate, community place-making, lifestyle, and non-profits, having orchestrated work for a variety of local and national businesses within those industries. Over the years, her work has resulted in placements in regional and national print and broadcast media outlets, including The “TODAY” Show, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, PBS, NPR, and other leading media affiliates. Maurisa is a proud Virginia Tech Hokie graduate and is heavily involved in university advocacy initiatives. She is also an avid sports fan and when she is not working, you will see her supporting her sports teams with her husband and son.

Lisa Vohra
Moving Tides Productions
www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-vohra-b2715719/

Lisa Vohra has been working in the T.V and film industry for 23 years.  She even had a ‘YouTube’ account before it became a thing (physical copies of VHS tapes hand delivered to her ‘followers’:). Since the fall of video cassette recorders, she has successfully transitioned from analogue editing to digital, creating video content for various different media platforms.

She’s a Multimedia Specialist for the Voice of America for the last 16 years, producing and editing news and human interest stories, live shows, promotional videos and documentaries, including a high profile documentary about Martin Luther King, told in the eyes of the late John Lewis.  Go to Lisa Vohra - Reporter bio - VOA News to see some of her work with the Voice of America.

Lisa also has her own production company doing freelance video work and has written and directed several short films featured at film festivals all over the country. Her new documentary, ‘Momosophy 101’ (coming out early next year) is a satirical look at her freshman year of parenting. For more on the film (and some of her funny mommy videos) click here momosophy101.com/

 

IN-PERSON WIT EVENTS - COVID-19 GUIDELINES

If you are attending our event in-person, we ask that you adhere to our COVID-19 policy outlined below.

  • We ask that you are vaccinated to attend an in-person WIT event.
  • When arriving on-site, you will be required to show proof of vaccination - we will accept your vaccine card or a photo of your vaccine card.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative test 72 hours prior to the event date, and you will be required to wear a mask during the event.