AOL announced today that it will live stream its 2016 Makers Conference at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca., Feb. 1–3, on Verizon’s Go90 and Makers.com, a platform highlighting the stories of the groundbreaking women of today.
Confirmed participants include Reese Witherspoon, Katie Couric, Caitlyn Jenner, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, soccer player Abby Wambach, comedian Bridget Everett, New York firefighter Regina Wilson, Marvel director of content development Sana Amanat, and students from the STEM education not-for-profit Black Girls Code.
There will also be several returning participants from the inaugural Makers Conference in Feb. 2014, including activist and author Gloria Steinem, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Re/Code’s Kara Swisher, who will once again serve as emcee.
Makers is a digital and broadcast initiative launched by AOL in 2012, dedicated to telling women’s stories through documentaries, web and mobile-first video content and live events.
This year’s Makers Conference carries the theme #TheTimeIsNow, with sessions focusing on tangible solutions and calls-to-action around gender equality.
“We can no longer just talk about the issues facing women today, we need to act,” said Dyllan McGee, founder and executive producer Makers, in a statement. “Over 36 hours, we will profile a diverse group of women who are doing just that — from setting records on the playing fields to coding solutions to changing society, the time is now.”
Go90’s live stream of the Makers Conference is bit of corporate synergy for AOL, which is revamping its video strategy in the wake of its $4.4 billion purchase by Go90’s parent company Verizon last year.