Science journalist, speaker, teacher, consultant and author
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Catherine Price, author of The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again and How to Break up with Your Phone, is an award-winning science journalist and speaker who is dedicated to helping people scroll less, live more and have fun.
A graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Catherine is the creator and founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com, which offers resources and courses designed to help people learn how to scroll less and live more. Her work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Men's Journal, Self and Outsitde, among others, and her previous books include Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food and 101 Places Not To See Before You Die.
MELISSA BARNES, LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Vice President of Twitter Latin America and Canada
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As the Vice President of Twitter LATAM and Canada, Melissa leads Twitter’s teams across the region focused on expanding advertising revenue, driving innovation, and building Twitter’s brand.
Melissa joined Twitter in 2012, when it began building out its Revenue team, and she has held multiple roles as the company has grown. Most recently, she was the Head of Global Brands, running the team that oversees Twitter’s global advertising partnerships, or key accounts. Prior to this role, Melissa led Global Brand Advocacy at Twitter, which focused on market development, building relationships with C-level executives and education at scale across brands.
Before joining Twitter, Melissa spent 11 years in the agency business, with her last role as senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard, leading its New York consumer digital team, where she was a trailblazer in managing the shift into digital, social and mobile. Working with the global agency’s largest clients, her team pioneered programs that went beyond campaign—they also fundamentally changed how these brands worked within these new channels, developing long-term business strategy, content and community management models and managing crises.
Melissa Barnes sits on the boards for She Runs It and the American Advertising Foundation. She was also inducted into the AAF Hall of Achievement in 2019.
Melissa Barnes graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. She is @melissabarnes on Twitter.
LOGAN AGUIRRE, EMCEE
Publisher/Owner of Whitaker Publishing