MAKERS, a landmark television and digital video initiative from PBS and AOL, aims to be the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. MAKERS brings together the untold stories of well known figures such as Alicia Keys, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey, and the trailblazers that need to be known, such as Kathryn Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, and Linda Alvarado, the first female founder of a construction company and MLB co-owner. The platform has seen great success with over 25 million people visiting MAKERS.com since launch, and the critically acclaimed documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premiered on PBS to 2.6 million prime time viewers in February.
The inaugural MAKERS Conference will gather leaders across the industry from February 10th-12th, 2014 to both celebrate and acknowledge game-changing women, and set the agenda for the next 50 years through real dialogue, never before heard stories, and turning inspiration into action.
Each conference session will be executive produced by a MAKER featured on MAKERS.com. The MAKERS’ own experiences – taking risks, overcoming adversity, breaking new ground for women and even making history – will inform the course of discussion for each program. Dyllan McGee - Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS - as well as the entire team behind MAKERS.com, have developed a program that is not to be missed.