Conscious Conversations started during the pandemic as an attempt to connect with marketers, advertisers, and people from the industry at a time when in-person connection was impossible. The idea is to get people talking about themselves, their jobs, their ethos around talent and hiring, and how they got to where they are. I want it to be a warm and inviting space that gets people out of the conversation about tech or programmatic and into the realm of humans and honest conversation.
As a host, I think it’s my job to make people feel comfortable and to share a bit about myself through the conversation. This helps people understand that we aren’t two robots on stage but two people having an informal chat. It makes the conversation more fun for us and anyone watching it.
-Lauren Douglass, SVP of Global Marketing, Channel Factory