The Cable Center’s Cable Mavericks Lecture Series, now in its fifth year of connecting students and cable, is adding a new program component that will give students a chance to hear from multiple speakers in one location and to interview for jobs and internships in the industry.

The new addition – Cable Mavericks Masters Forum: One Day Degree in Cable – will be held at the Paley Center for Media in New York on October 28. In addition to targeting students in the immediate area, The Cable Center will also make the program available for live streaming and for on demand playback after the event. All of the programming and content will be provided at no charge to the students.

In addition to the conventional lecture and discussion that makes up a typical Cable Mavericks day, the One Day Degree program will also include two student competitions: one focused on the development of new technology, and one focused on media content.

The speakers for the event include Nomi Bergman, Bright House Networks; Joan Gillman and Peter Stern of Time Warner Cable; and Steve Scully, C-SPAN. Additional speakers will be announced later this year.

Evan Shapiro, president of IFC and Sundance Channel, is chairing the committee that is overseeing planning for the program. Other committee members include Christine Bragan, Rainbow Media Holdings; Connie Ciliberti, Time Warner Cable; Liz Seidner Davidoff, Motorola Mobility; Zenita Henderson, Motorola Mobility; Stephen Kimmerling, The New School; Brandon Maultasch, IFC, and Jonathan Ruff, Motorola Mobility.

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