The Evolution of Entertainment (“E2”) speaker series has been a flagship program of BEA in conjunction with the larger Marshall community and other USC colleges. Bringing in top entertainment executives and talent, the series aims to give students a glimpse at the industry changing trends that are shaping the coming years. Last year E2 focused on diversity in media & entertainment in the spring, bringing in women leaders from Netflix, Shondaland, and Deloitte. The fall featured a discussion (in partnership with the School of Cinema Arts) with Andrew Millstein, co-president of Blue Sky Studios.  

Programming for fall 2020 is currently in progress!

Past Conference Themes

2019

E2 – Driving Dollars Through Diversity

2018

E2 – “The Bottom Line”

2018

E2 – “The Bottom Line”

2017

E2 – The Future of Screens

2016

E2 VR – A New Dimension in the Business of Entertainment

2015

Convergence – Mobile, Media, and Technology

2014

Innovation – Forging New Frontiers

2013

Disruptors in Media & Entertainment

2012

Media without Borders: The Globalization of Entertainment

2011

Inaugural Conference