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February 13-14, 2017 / Dana Point, CA

Get the most intimate access to the key players changing the face of media

Whether you work for a traditional media company fighting off disruption or head a tech startup that’s shaking up the way media is delivered, Code Media has the insights and inspiration you need to compete. Immerse yourself in the trends and topics shaping media today during this exclusive, two-day event. In candid onstage interviews, you’ll hear first-hand how entrepreneurs and execs are handling key challenges and opportunities. Before and after the interviews, you’ll have plenty of time to connect and engage with the people who have the know-how and contacts you need.

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Chris Albrecht, President and CEO, Starz Entertainment Group

He transformed HBO into a worldwide original programming leader — and changed the television landscape in the process with hit series like Sex and the City and The Sopranos.

Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

He’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor portrayed in the movie “Spotlight,” about how The Boston Globe exposed the Catholic Church for concealing sexual abuse. Now helming The Washington Post, he’s one of the most relevant journalists of our time.

Jason Blum, Founder, Blumhouse Productions

An Academy Award-nominated producer, he has figured out how to make high-quality movies with micro budgets and big box office — and is pioneering a profitable new filmmaking model in the process.

Eddy Cue, SVP, Internet Software and Services, Apple

One of the most important people in media, he’s the man in charge of Apple’s moves in music, movies and TV . And now, he’s the one overseeing the company’s first steps as a content creator.

Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Tasty, BuzzFeed

She’s in charge of a simple but powerful idea —food recipe videos on Facebook— that has become the fastest-growing part of the digital publisher’s business in less than a year.

Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, National Geographic Channel

She’s the woman steering an established brand as it builds out a rapidly growing TV business, which already reaches more than 500 million people worldwide.

Brian Robbins, Founder and CEO, AwesomenessTV

He turned a YouTube network into a multimedia powerhouse by figuring out how to create content for teens and millennials—and how to market to those elusive groups.

Dan Rose, VP, Partnerships, Facebook

He’s “the deal guy” who determines how Facebook will interact with everyone from newspaper publishers to TV networks, harvesting a huge share of digital ad dollars and changing the media landscape in the process.

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Owner, Red Rooster Harlem

The acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, founder of and the youngest person ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times, he’s the driving force behind a growing multichannel food empire.

Philipp Schindler, SVP & Chief Business Officer, Google

Called by some “the (smiling) public face” of Google’s massive global advertising business, he also has a say in turning Google’s “moonshots” — such as artificial intelligence or virtual reality — into bona fide businesses.

Ben Silverman, Chairman and Co-CEO, Propagate Content

A longtime TV agent and executive, Silverman is now helping Apple get into original content business, by producing its first-ever TV show, “Planet of the Apps.”

Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO, Twentieth Century Fox

She’s the savvy, longtime Hollywood veteran — DreamWorks, Universal, TriStar Pictures — who has touched just about every motion picture you can name, and has just taken the reins at one of today’s biggest and most successful movie studios.

Ben Thompson, Founder and Author, Stratechery

He’s the brains behind Silicon Valley’s must-read subscription newsletter, which sparks the conversations and page views influencing tech and media today.

Featured Chef

Katsuji Tanabe, Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur

Delight in the cuisine of acclaimed Los Angeles Chef Katsuji Tanabe. Chef Katsuji founded Mexikosher, the first authentic kosher, Mexican restaurant in both NYC and Los Angeles. His new upscale venture, Baranda, is coming soon to Los Angeles.


Day 1 | February 13, 2017

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conference Registration
2:00 PM
Welcome Reception
4:00 PM
General Session
5:30 PM
Opening Reception
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Evening Session
9:30 PM
Nightcap Reception

Day 2 | February 14, 2017

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Conference Registration
7:30 AM
7:45 AM
Editorial Breakfast Sessions
9:00 AM
General Session
12:30 PM
Lunch Roundtables
3:30 PM
General Session
5:00 PM
Closing Reception
6:30 PM
Conference Close


Code Media Standard Registration—$3,000

Registration includes full access to Code Media onstage interviews, conference sessions, networking events and scheduled meal functions on February 13 & 14, 2017.

Click here for full ticket and registration policies.

Who Should Attend

Code Media is an experience reserved for the key players in media, technology and advertising who are shaping the rapidly changing face of the industry. At this event, you’ll meet everyone from C-level executives from established media companies, to technology startup entrepreneurs creating content for the first time, to advertisers who are marketing consumer brands via new delivery channels. With plenty of time for networking, this is a unique opportunity to engage with the people changing how media is created, consumed and purchased. You won’t want to miss it.



The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel | One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA | Telephone: +1 (949) 240-2000

A celebrated icon along the California coast, today The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel boasts a newly re-imagined and modern vibe.

Perched timelessly atop a 150 foot bluff, above Salt Creek Beach with cascading views of the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is tailor-made for travelers who desire a playful approach to Laguna luxury. Discover a surfside retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the coast of Dana Point.

Driving Directions

For driving directions to the Ritz Carlton, please click here.

Air Transportation

Located along Dana Point, the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The John Wayne/Orange County Airport is the closest; approximately 25 minutes north of Dana Point. The Ritz Carlton is also, 63 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport and 44 miles south of the Long Beach Airport.

Taxi and sedan car services are readily available at all three commercial airports. One-way taxi fare from John Wayne/Orange County Airport will run approximately $65, plus gratuity and airport fees.

The Ritz Carlton recommends Resolute Transportation for sedan service. They can be reached at: 1.877.394.2660 or

The Ritz Carlton can also assist with limousine, shuttle or executive van service. Contact the Resort directly at 949.240.2000 and ask for the concierge.


The southern California Coast enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are dry due to a semi-permanent high pressure system that sits in the Pacific Ocean and holds storm tracks well to the north. Warm air moving over the cool ocean in summer creates fog that moves in during the evening and early morning hours but almost always dissipates by midday.

The average year-round high temperature is 65°F (19°C) with temperatures ranging from high 40’s to mid 60’s in late January.


Code Media takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Built on a legacy of extraordinary service, the hotel is consistently ranked among the world’s premier travel destinations and this alluring Dana Point spot provides the perfect getaway for the discriminating guest.

A small block of rooms have been reserved at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for Code Media participants. The discounted rate is $295 and based on availability.

Once you have completed your registration, you can secure a reservation by calling 1.877.266.6065. Reference Code Media when booking.

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Press Credentials

To apply for a media credential for Code Media, please complete the application here. Only a small number of press passes are given out, and an application/submission does not guarantee a pass.

Media, Recording, & Photography Policy

Code Media is on the record for both journalistic and editorial purposes. Journalists may quote anything the speakers and executive producers say onstage in stories or blog posts. Interviews that occur offstage in the hallways or at social gatherings are subject to whatever ground rules are agreed upon between parties at the time of the interview.

Still photos, taken from your seats, are okay. We ask that you do not use flash so as not to distract or annoy the speakers or others in attendance. Do not stand or crouch in the aisles or near the stage, as this interferes with our official show photographer, whose photos will be posted online for use by members of the media.

Finally, video and audio recordings are strictly prohibited, as we consider the audio and video content of our stage to be copyrighted. Similarly, while we respect fair-use reprinting of short text quotes, we do consider full transcripts of the conference to be our intellectual property.

This policy applies to all conference attendees.

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