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School of Communication & the Arts

ComArts Conversations 2024

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Tuesday, April 9th, 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Yamawaki Auditorium

Join us for the ComArts event of the year when the School of Communication and the Arts hosts interviews with award-winning media and design professionals. This year’s speakers will cover topics such as UX research and design, storytelling and documentary filmmaking, influencers on social media, and marketing strategy.

And don’t miss our annual Alum panel followed by a reception in the Wedeman Gallery.

12:30 p.m.
Pre-show Pizza

woods creative team

1:00 p.m.
Woods Creative, Design Consultants
Amy Parker and Chris Branfield combine UX research and social science methodologies to develop brands and products. Learn how they emphasize listening and empathy to model customized solutions for clients.


Cristina Kotz-Cornejo headshot

2:00 p.m.
Cristina Kotz-Cornejo, Independent Filmmaker
Award-winning filmmaker and educator Cristina Kotz-Cornejo will share her experiences in both narrative and documentary filmmaking, including her experiments with virtual reality/mixed reality storytelling.


kate weiser headshot

3:00 p.m.
Kate Weiser, Influencer
Founder of the highly popular Instagram account @BucketListBoston, Kate Weiser will tell us how she went about becoming one of the most successful influencers in Boston soon after finishing college.


emmy award statue

4:00 p.m.
Emmy-Winning Alums, Producers
Spencer Kosior '18 (NBC10Boston & NECN), Jared Giurleo '21(Another Age Productions), and Alexis Sweeting '10G'14 (NBCUniversal Telemundo) share a behind-the-scenes look at producing award-winning news and sports content.


5:00 p.m.
ComArts Alum Panel,  Sponsored by Institutional Advancement
Join us for the annual ComArts alum panel, with eight former students of Graphic Design and Communication. Then rub elbows with them at the follow-up reception in the Wedeman Gallery.

6:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception