Heather founded Caspian in 2005, to produce conferences for the innovative and social good business space. Caspian’s social enterprise clients include the Skoll Foundation, the Omidyar Network, Code for America, Playworks, Endeavor Global, San Diego Zoo, and Futures Without Violence. Caspian has also worked with brands including HarperCollins, Vanity Fair and Keurig Green Mountain Coffee. Caspian has had the distinction of producing the Skoll World Forum for the past 12 years.
Mason also created the Caspian 10 Essentials methodology as a system to ensure business goals could be mapped and met through live events. The Caspian 10 Essentials is offered as a training program for in-house event teams and clients include Oxford University, Swansea University, and Cheung Kung Institute of Business in London. Recently, Caspian partnered with Cvent, the largest event software provider in the world, to provide the Caspian 10 Essentials via a webinar series.
Mason’s previous work experience includes Fox Studios, Fox TV, the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, the Bud Greenspan Olympic film crew, as well as a marketing career in technology including ShowBIZdata and Broadstream. Prior to starting Caspian, she worked at Charles Schwab producing conferences across the country.
She graduated with a degree from Utah State University, where she was awarded Woman of the Year award and the President’s Leadership scholarship. She is on the board of Social Venture Network (SVN).