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August 15, 2019
ALLIE SAKAKIBARA TO HOST WHAT'S THE BUZZ AT CONGRESS

The WCSFP is thrilled to welcome Allie Sakakibara to host this year’s What’s the Buzz session, our annual round-up of the hottest trends in science, history and non-fiction media. Session produced by NHK.


Allie Sakakibara is an online marketing guru based in Tokyo. She works as a Senior Manager of Product Strategy & Growth at Discovery Japan, leading the digital revolution to market the brand to a fresh, new audience. She is also the executive producer and host of Discovery's online Edutainment show Dbox on Discovery Japan's YouTube channel, which she helped grow from 10 million to 55 million total views in three months. Before joining the broadcasting business, Allie helped YouTube creators and brands build their businesses on YouTube as a partner manager at Google. When she isn't busy helping brands shine on social media, Allie enjoys using her English-Japanese skills to host events as a bilingual MC.


Know a program that should be featured in What’s the Buzz? Send your nominations (maximum three) to [email protected] by August 30.




August 8, 2019
NEW EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

The WCSFP is pleased to welcome six new Editorial Advisory Committee Members to help guide the vision for this year's event:

  • Science communicator and neurobiologist Samantha Yammine
  • Science communicator, environmentalist and musician Matthew Shribman
  • FreshPitch co-founder Long Xiao
  • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific senior production executive Vikram Channa
  • A&E's History channel executive producer John Verhoff
  • Entertainment executive Adam Rymer