Tina Brown Knows What's Hot: Professional Confabs

Tina Brown attends Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4 in New York Photograph by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage via Getty Images

Tina Brown is leaving the publishing world after a storied career that saw her at the helm of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Newsweek, and she’s heading off for a far greener pasture: professional conferences. Her departure from the Daily Beast, the news website she helped start at Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp five years ago, will coincide with the launch of a new firm, Tina Brown Live Media, devoted to organizing new summits, expanding Brown’s four-year-old Women in the World, and creating something called “flash debates.”

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