Arianna Huffington to Deliver Keynote Address at Cvent CONNECT
Arianna Huffington will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Cvent CONNECT conference. As the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group—an influential online news organization with a prolific digital presence—she personifies one of the central tenets of meeting and event success and of our conference: the importance of powerful audience engagement.
Huffington, who is originally from Greece, has been named to TIME magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and Forbes’ list of most powerful women in the world. She moved to England at 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became the president of the university’s famous debating society, the Cambridge Union.
In 2005, Huffington co-founded the The Huffington Post, a news and commentary blog that became a permanent and formidable fixture in the new media landscape. With Huffington at the helm, the site began attracting a rapidly increasing readership. It did so by catering to new digital consumption habits and its audience’s growing preference for online news and viral content. It merged the share-worthy style of blogs calibrated for the social media age with the Pulitzer Prize-winning substance of rigorous journalism. Today, the “HuffPo” boasts 79 million unique visitors a month and is one of the most linked to, shared (just log on to Facebook, and you’ll probably see a story!), and frequently cited media entities of the internet age. It also owns the distinction of being the first U.S.-owned online news outlet to win a Pulitzer Prize.
In addition to serving on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain; the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company, PRISA; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists, Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist, a highly sought-after political and media television commentator, and author of fourteen books. Her most recent, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Huffington will deliver her keynote address on Tuesday, June 16 at Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas. Don’t miss your chance to hear what she has to say!
Originally posted on Cvent
by April 24, 2015