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Friday, April 21 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
KEYNOTE: A Conversation with The Undefeated

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How do you start a successful media organization when many that have been around for more than a century can’t yet define success? Find a space where you can be Undefeated.

Kevin Merida left his position as Managing Editor at The Washington Post to launch The Undefeated, a news site focused on the intersection of race, sports and culture under the ESPN umbrella. Merida will explain how he made the decision to jump from legacy to the lesser-known, how he built a small team that acquired a massive audience and how story-telling is more important ever before. 

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Jon Wile

VP/Content, American City Business Journals
@worldwidewile; Kristen's husband; dad to two pitbulls, Rosie and Titan; VP/Content at American City Business Journals; lover of journalism, food, cocktails, baseball and Ohio State football; @SND Charlotte workshop host... Read More →

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Kevin Merida

Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief, The Undefeated, ESPN
Kevin Merida is Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated and a fan of great writing, great shooting, great beaches, great jazz clubs, underdogs and comebacks.Merida joined ESPN in November 2015 as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s media platform... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204