Gen Z: Redefining Intimacy in a Social Media World

Hosted by MTV

friday, April 27, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

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Young people are using tech and social media to redefine what intimacy looks like when it comes to their relationships and friendships. Join Nev Schulman, from MTV’s hit docu-series “Catfish: The TV Show,” alongside Alison Hillhouse, Vice President, Youth Culture and Trends at MTV, for a timely discussion about Gen Z, intimacy, relationship, and self-esteem cycling. The panel will incorporate key takeaways from MTV’s recent study, “Gen Z Teens: Out Loud & Unfiltered.”

Attend this session and learn:

  • How Gen Z is using tech to develop strong bonds with peers, while also engaging in “social media dating” and online relationships to avoid “awkward” face-to-face confrontations
  • How young people are “crowdsourcing their self-esteem” and constantly living in the tension of getting “likes” or getting ignored
  • How young people are grappling with growing up in this new world, e.g. while they’re dependent on social media for their interactions, they’re keenly aware of its downsides and potential pitfalls

Event Location



Social Media Week

Gen Z: Redefining Intimacy in a Social Media World

April 27, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Hosted by MTV




Alison Hillhouse

Alison Hillhouse

Vice President of Youth Culture and Trends, MTV

Nev Schulman

Nev Schulman

Host, Executive Producer, Catfish: The TV Show

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