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C Future Conference

October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Linda Wells putting on makeup from her own line
Linda Wells. Image via NYTimes.com. Photo by Joel Barhamand for The New York Times.

The FIT Foundation sponsors the C Future Conference, an immersive conference organized by College Fashionista featuring talks from leaders in the fashion, beauty, media, and tech industries—an event for honest and diverse career advice to help guide students’ professional journey. Students who are interested in business, journalism, and/or fashion will find the conference particularly helpful.

9:15 am
Doors open

10–11 am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Linda Wells, Founder, Flesh Beauty 
In conversation with: Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder & Chief Ideation Officer, Clique Brands 

11:05 –11:45 am
Panel Discussion: Building a Brand People Care About
Ashley Brooke Sandall, Director of Strategic Partnerships, CFDA
Cindy Nguyen, Associate Events Manager, Dolce & Gabbana
Sue Williamson, Editorial Director, Girlfriend Collective
Moderated by: Courtney Wartman, SVP of Marketing, Clique Brands


11:50 am–12:20 pm
Panel Discussion: Finding Your Voice in the Crowded World of Social Media
Gena Kaufman, Director of Social Media, VogueMadisen Theobald, Associate Manager of Social Media, Allure
Marissa Fuchs, Director of Brand Partnerships, Goop & Influencer
Moderated by: Norah Murphy, Community Engagement Associate, College Fashionista

12:25–1 pm
Editor Roundtable: What’s Next for Media?
Gina Marinelli, Senior Editor, Who What Wear
Hallie Gould, Senior Editor, Byrdie
Kelsey Clark, Lifestyle News Editor, MyDomaine
Moderated by: Melissa Levin, Program Director, College Fashionista.

This event is free for students (FIT and other New York City students) with ID; register cfutureconference.com. Seating is first come, first served.


October 5, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States


FIT Foundation
(212) 217-4100