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D&AD Festival Tracks

Impact
​Belief in political and economic institutions is at an all-time low, so the role that businesses, brands and people play in society, environment and culture has never been more important. This track will outline, discuss and debate how creativity is a key tool in creating positive change.

Craft
How can you come up with a great idea? How does that idea become reality? The festival is about creative excellence and craft is the basis for this. Find out how great work is created as our speakers share their experiences, challenges, and how to turn a 'lightbulb moment' into reality.

Connect
Great work is done when people come together. Brilliant stories shape communities and build trust. Creativity helps us connect and makes us human. This track will discuss and identify ways in which we connect and collaborate to overcome challenges we face at work and in the world.

Programme

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        10:30–11:15

        Culture: A Creative Superpower
        with Jade Tomlin, Eloise King, Kevin Morosky & Keziah Quarcoo

      • Creatives from underrepresented groups will explore how their intersectionality, cultures, experiences & identity have influenced their creativity.

      • The Adobe Stage
        10:30–11:15

        Secret Cinema - The Future of Immersive Worlds
        with Andrea Moccia

      • Secret Cinema has redefined how film lovers experience and consume the big screen. Hear how they go about creating such diverse immersive worlds.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        10:30–12:00

        The Power of Play: Creating Ideas for Branding and Design
        with Jim Sutherland

      • Get ready to leave your laptop behind as Jim takes you on a exploration of how to generate ideas playfully.

      • The Truman Stage
        10:45–11:30

        The First Draft of Anything is Shit
        with Alice Tonge

      • Alice Tonge, of 4creative, will share the creative process and sleepless nights that go into crafting bigger, better, and more beautiful ideas.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        11:15–12:00

        Judges Insights — Ending Mediocrity in Film Advertising
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • How does craft add to the impact of a film ad? What are the most effective examples of craft this year? Join Judges as they discuss this and more.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        11:15–12:45

        Creating Short-form Copywriting for Impact
        with Will Awdry

      • Will Awdry, who’s created copy for some of the biggest ad agencies in the business, leads this workshop dedicated to the beauty of brevity.

      • The Truman Stage
        11:30–12:15

        Creativity in the Army
        with Colonel Ben Wilde

      • Hear from Colonel Ben Wilde as he talks about the importance and use of creativity in the field and on tours of duty.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        11:30–13:00

        Messages of Impact: a Poster-Writing Workshop
        with Naresh Ramchandani

      • Armed with toolkit of alphabets, scissors & glue, learn to create powerful messages and your very own poster — all with a Partner of Pentagram.

      • The Social Stage
        11:45–12:15

        NB x Petit Pli: Growing a Visual Identity for Clothes That Grow
        with Ryan Mario Yasin & Sam Pittman

      • Petit Pli’s garments are a sustainable and elegant solution for reducing waste generated in childrenswear. See how their current identity developed.

      • The Adobe Stage
        12:00–12:45

        Designing an Icon
        with Rob Janoff

      • How do you design one of the most recognisable logos in the world? Rob talks about his creative influences behind the creation of the Apple logo.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        12:00–12:45

        Judges Insight — Being Human
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • The use of data, AI, and other tools is becoming more prominent. The panel will discuss how creativity is evolving and what the future holds.

      • The Truman Stage
        12:15–13:00

        A Phone of My Own: Women Making Art Online
        with Pip Jamieson and Charlotte Edey

      • Some online spaces have become new homes for different types of female self-expression. Gallerists and art degrees are no longer needed to access the tools or audience traditionally required by artists. Is selfie culture changing the face of the art world

      • The Social Stage
        13:00–13:30

        2019: A Football Odyssey
        with Maggie Murphy, Samantha Fay and Peter Heneghan

      • This panel discussion seeks to explore these issues and will announce an exciting Guinness World Records attempt that will take place ahead of the World Cup.

      • The Adobe Stage
        13:00–14:15

        The Future of the Industry
        with Per Pederson

      • What does the future hold? Grey Group's Per Pederson explores the evolving industry and the new role of network agencies.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        13:15–14:00

        Build Your Resilience to Fuel Creativity
        with Kate Rees

      • In this workshop you’ll learn about resilience and how everyday challenges can help you be a better creative, team player, and to have bolder ideas.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        13:15–14:00

        Getting Great Work: Moving Beyond Mediocre
        with Rosie Arnold

      • Often, creating okay work that ticks the boxes becomes the default for busy departments. Rosie shares how you can push for great work time and again.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        13:30–14:15

        Accept & Proceed: How to Hack Your Fear
        with Hilary Gallo & Lily Fletcher

      • Fear is often the one thing that stops us from following our dreams. How can you hack your fears to succeed?

      • Masterclass Workshop
        13:30–14:45

        Art Direction for Advertising Creatives
        with Alex Taylor

      • Explore the golden rules of art direction, including visual balance, composition & execution, and come away with the confidence to experiment more.

      • The Truman Stage
        13:45–14:30

        How NYC Inspired Squarespace’s New Brand Identity
        with David Lee & Nessim Higson

      • The thinking and process behind Squarespace's new brand identity, inspired by movement in design and themes from NYC.

      • The Social Stage
        14:00–14:30

        Welcome Back The Face
        with Jason Gonslaves

      • Hear The Face's story on how this cultural icon has been revived.

      • Masterclass Stage
        14.15–15.00

        7 Days with AI
        with Avril Furness

      • Find out what happened when VR documentary filmmaker Avril Furness spent 30 days guided by AI technology, in this short film and Q&A.

      • The Adobe Stage
        14:15–15:00

        Art, War and Remembering: 14–18 NOW
        with Jenny Waldman, Paul Cummins and Tom Piper

      • How artists, musicians, designers and performers inspired 35 million people across the UK to think again about the First World War.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        14:15–15:00

        Judges Insight — Content That Rises Above the Buzz
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • How does storytelling capture the minds of an audience? As we are exposed to more and more creative work, how do we create content that stands out?

      • The Social Stage
        14:45–15:15

        10 Years of Middle Boop, Weird World Cup and Other Tales
        with Gordon Reid

      • Middle Boop's Gordon shares the story behind the Weird World Cup project, from an idea in a pub to selling thousands of packs all around the world.

      • The Adobe Stage
        15:00–15:45

        Lou Stoppard in Conversation with Sarah Andelman

      • Join Sarah and Lou as they discuss the importance of creative collaboration and ways to build bridges between disciplines.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        15:00–15:45

        Art & Design That Connects
        with Emily Forgot

      • Emily talks about her influences, inspirations and work that has embraced the odd, the everyday and the sometimes surreal.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        15:15–16:00

        Brand Platform Surgery
        with Uri Baruchin

      • Learn the fundamentals behind clearer, more focused brand strategies. Bring your own project or try your hand at fixing some world-famous brands.

      • The Truman Stage
        15:15–16:00

        Creativity Needs Diversity
        with Rey Andrade

      • A conversation about how essential diversity is within the creative industry. Rey Andrade shares his personal experience navigating the creative industry and how multi-cultural and broadly diverse organisations can be potent creative environments.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        15:15–16:45

        Run the Ideation Race
        with Nick Eagleton & Patrick Collister

      • With the help of two of our Masterclass trainers, you'll tackle a brief under time-pressure to see who will take home the crown.

      • The Social Stage
        15:45–16:30

        Creative Rebels — Live Podcast
        with David Speed, Adam Brazier & Alex Norris

      • Creative Rebels is a weekly podcast and blog that aims to empower creatives to take on the world! The show interviews successful creators.

      • The Adobe Stage
        16:15–17:00

        Creativity & Science
        with Dan Goods

      • Creativity is a vital tool in all disciplines. Hear how creativity is helping NASA harness their idea-generating energy and change the way it thinks.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        16:15–17:00

        Nice Ad Shame about the Planet — Creativity and Sustainability in Advertising
        with Naresh Ramchandani

      • Cigarette advertising was effectively banned in the UK — is it now time to introduce a similar ban on products that harm our planet?

      • The Truman Stage
        16:30–17:15

        Palau Pledge: What Happened Next
        with Bohdi Lewis

      • What has been the influence of the Host/HAVAS inspired pledge for how other countries look at tourism and what is the role of creativity in this?

      • The Truman Stage
        16:30–17:15

        When AI Wrote an Advert
        Dave Bedwood, Matthew Bamford-Bowes & Alex Newland

      • Join The & Partnership London & Visual Voice to find out how AI wrote an advert for Lexus and how the rest of the creative team collaborated with it.

      • The Adobe Stage
        17:00–17:45

        In Conversation with Rankin

      • The world-renowned photographer and film director will discuss his career, his craft, and the effect of Instagram on the photography industry.

      • The Truman Stage
        17:15–18:00

        Craft and Technology
        with Richard Small, Vanessa Fletcher & Supermundane

      • Panel discussion with papermakers G.F Smith and graphic artist Supermundane, exploring how craft and technology can enhance products and experiences.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        17:15–18:00

        What's Next for Creativity?
        with Tim Lindsay, Brian Williams, Anna Gerber & Jonathan Kneebone

      • Judges will discuss how emerging talent can be a catalyst for creative disruption, exploring the best pieces of work from this year's Next Awards.

      • The Adobe Stage
        17:45–18:30

        In Coversation with Lauren Laverne

      • As a broadcaster who appears on all of the BBC’s radio stations, Lauren will discuss music and its importance in the cultural and creative landscape.

      • The Truman Stage
        18:00–18:45

        Now Try Something Weirder
        with Michael Johnson

      • How to keep having great ideas and survive. Michael draws on more than 30 years experience to share his ultimate secrets to enviable success.

      • The Social Stage
        18:30–19:00

        Happy Hour at the Bar
        with Lauren Laverne

      • Join us at the bar for Happy Hour and a Q&A with Lauren Laverne after her headline appearance on the Abode Stage.

      • The Social Stage
        19:20–19:40

        In Conversation
        with Danny Boyle

      • Join us for a fireside chat with Danny Boyle and Sarah Goodfellow, Producer, 14:18 NOW) about the role of creativity and the inspiration behind Pages of the Sea.

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      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        09:45–10:30

        Judges Insight — Craft Winning the Future of Design
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • What are the most effective examples of craft this year? Judges discuss, the impact craft has on design and how it is judged.

      • The Truman Stage
        10:00–10:45

        The Colourful Diversity of Asian Creativity
        with Jimmy Lam

      • Asia Pacific is producing wonderfully diversve and creative work. Jimmy will take you through a journey on what is being produced and by whom.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        10:00–11:00

        Odd Tech
        with Foxdog Studios

      • An eclectic mix of tech, comedy and music, Foxdog Studios are computer programmers turned live performers. Bring your phones to control the show!

      • The Social Stage
        10:30–11:00

        Girls In Real Life - Interview
        with Kadish Morris and Georgina Johnson

      • A candid conversation between Kadish Morris and Georgina Johnson, founder of The Laundry; an arts programme by and for women and BAME creatives.

      • The Adobe Stage
        10:30–11:15

        The Power of Your Own Voice
        with Susan Hoffman

      • W+K's Susan Hoffman on the need for the relentless pursuit of creativity in the face of disruption.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        10:30–12:00

        UX Design for Digital Creatives, the Fundamentals and the Future
        with Chris Ball

      • Delve into the craft of UX design and understand how to approach real briefs with human behaviour in mind.

      • The Truman Stage
        10:45–11:30

        Spinning Aubergines and Talking Vaginas
        with Anna Ginsburg

      • From spinning aubergines, to talking genitals and Tudor beauty ideals, this talk will explore Anna's most personal animation projects.

      • The Adobe Stage
        11:15–12:00

        Creativity in Dispute Resolution
        with Carlos Bayala

      • From negotiating in the jungle with the FARC, to Argentian jails with notorious drug runners, discover how creativity is a key tool in negotiation.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        11:15–12:15

        Side Hustle: Live Pitches
        with KYT (Keeping You Together)

      • Elevating and celebrating side hustlers in the creative industry. Five finalists pitch for the prize to take their passion project to the next level.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        11:15–12:45

        Save the World in 90 Minutes
        with Nick Eagleton

      • Can creativity save the world? Find out in this fast-paced 90 minute ideation workshop where you'll be tasked to solve a global problem.

      • The Social Stage
        11:30–12:15

        This Way Up - Live Podcast
        with Rebecca Rowntree and Debbie Millman

      • This Way Up is a podcast featuring interviews with leading women in the creative industry — sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of their careers.

      • The Truman Stage
        11:30–12:15

        Entertainment Architecture: Manipulating Space
        with Ric Lipson

      • Ric Lipson, Stuffish Entertainment, will discuss how to create immersive experiences in collaboration with artists and the challenges involved.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        11:30–12:15

        Unlock the Power of Sports and Social
        with Gareth Leeding

      • We go under the hood of adidas' long-form documentary series and share how creative delivery on social can be so much more than a bitesize hero video.

      • The Adobe Stage
        12:00–12:45

        Creating a New Identity for BBC Two
        with Susan Ayton, Stuart Radford & Adam Barker

      • Last autumn BBC Two launched a new set of idents. This session will discuss the rationale for the idents and the creative process behind it.

      • The Truman Stage
        12:15–13:00

        Design Diplomacy: The Power of Creativity
        with Camila Garay & Tosh Hall

      • Navigating through the hallways of diplomacy, this talk unpacks what design looks like inside the UN and the role of creativity in places of power.

      • The Social Stage
        12:45–13:15

        When Creativity and Craft Collide: An Editor’s Guide to Storytelling
        with Ben Campbell

      • Cut + Run's Editor shares his approach to storytelling. A comprehensive deep dive into the mind of an editor, using a recent well-known commercial.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        13:15–14:45

        Redesigning Research: From 200 Pages to 1
        with Unicef

      • Work collaboratively on a real-world issue and learn to identify innovative solutions that turn data science into inspiring action-oriented designs.

      • The Adobe Stage
        13:30–14:15

        Serendipity and Learning
        with Ajaz Ahmed

      • This session provides the insights, experiences and perspectives that inspired AKQA's Ajaz, his entrepreneurial journey and creative philosophy.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        13:30–15:00

        Greatness Starts with You
        with Sue Walsh

      • All great organisations are made up of great individuals, including SY Partners. This session will uncover your superpower and how to use it.

      • The Social Stage
        13:45–14:15

        The Brand Called YOU. Rethinking Creativity for Personal Reputation
        with Emma Sargasyian

      • Creating a powerful, well defined idea of a person, aka YOU. Maintain and further enhance it as you get closer to becoming who you wanted to become.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        13:45–14:30

        Side Hustle Winners Q&A
        with Side Hustle Winners

      • Announcing the winners from this morning’s pitch. A Q&A with judges and entrants will explore the motivations and ideas behind the work.

      • The Truman Stage
        13:45–14:45

        1stAve Machine host #makeithard: The Hero’s Journey
        with 1stAvenueMachine & Espadaysantacruz

      • #makeithard Creative problem making meets innovation. The Hero’s Journey is a live art session where guests collaborate to create an art installation.

      • The Adobe Stage
        14:15–15:00

        A Simple Way to Make a Powerful Difference – the Lion's Share
        with Boaz Paldi

      • Animals have been in adverts for 150 years but 9 out of 10 animals used in ads are endangered. The Lion’s Share – a great way to make a difference.

      • The Adobe Stage
        14:15–15:00

        The Lions Share Fund
        with Rob Galluzzo

      • Hear how the Lion's Share fund is tackling the crisis in wildlife conservation and animal welfare. A simple way to make a powerful difference.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        14:15–16:00

        Powerful Presenting and Pitching Skills
        with Sonia Beldom

      • Learn how to create a connection with a crowd, leave a lasting impression, and overcome nervousness in networking situations.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        14:30–15:15

        Judges Insights — Judges' Top Picks
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • What makes a piece of work win a D&AD Pencil? Join a panel of judges as they discuss their favourite pieces from this year’s awards.

      • The Social Stage
        14:45–15:15

        Putting Storytelling in Context
        with Luc Benyon

      • Video Intelligence AG's Luc will decode the impact of context and how stories win or die, using neuroscience, linguistics and behavioural psychology.

      • The Truman Stage
        14:45–15:30

        Westworld: UI Design for Fiction
        with Chris Kieffer

      • Chris will go through the design and animation process behind the UI seen in Westworld, highlighting the importance of storytelling through design.

      • The Adobe Stage
        15:00–15:45

        Digital Technology & Positive Social and Environmental Change
        with Marcus East

      • National Geographic's Marcus East, will outline the impact of digital technology on social and environmental change.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        15:15–16:00

        Judges Insights — Politics & Society
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • Brands are now taking a stand around political and societal issues. What makes for good advertising when creativity is used as a force for change?

      • The Social Stage
        15:45–16:15

        How Pearlfisher Created the Brand for Seedlip
        with Jonathan Ford & Ben Branson

      • In just the three years since launch, Seedlip has taken the drinks world by storm. Find out how the brand was created.

      • The Truman Stage
        16:00–16:45

        Taboo Branding
        with Sean Thomas, Lisa and Anna MacFarlane, Nadja Lossgott & Martina Poulopati

      • From talking sh*t to talking blood — creativity is breaking down stereotypes, changing attitudes and empowering people to live healthier lives.

      • The Social Stage
        16:15–16:45

        D&AD IMPACT — Why Social Purpose Matters
        with Rick Sellars

      • Join Interbrand's Rick to discover why corporations now realise that social purpose matters, and how companies establish themselves as social leaders.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        16:15–17:30

        Paper Prototyping for Games
        with Aardman

      • Hear from expert storytellers, Aardman, on how to dissect narrative, brainstorm formats and get hands-on with paper prototyping a game or experience.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        16:30–17:15

        Directing Les Miserables
        with Tom Shankland

      • Tom will discuss with Creative Review his work in directing the BBC's adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables.

      • The Truman Stage
        16:45–17:30

        The Designers Republic in Conversation
        with Ian Anderson

      • Ian Anderson, founder of The Designers Republic, on his unconventional route into the industry and how he kick-started his consultancy back up again.

      • The Social Stage
        17:00–17:30

        Pursuing Your Passion
        with The Beatbox Collective

      • How a hobby can turn into a healthy life skill and business. Exploring the positive social effect of doing what feels good.

      • The Adobe Stage
        17:00–17:45

        On Freedom and Risk
        with Edel Rodriguez

      • Edel will be speaking about his family’s journey, how it influenced his work, and the power that art has to speak at the crossroads of history.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        17:15–18:00

        The Shape of Things to Come - How Production Designers See the Future
        with James Lapsley, Ged Clarke & Jane Barnwell

      • Production designers James Lapsley (Bodyguard) & Ged Clarke (Year Million) talk to Jane Barnwell about futuristic design in film, TV & Music videos.

      • The Truman Stage
        17:30–18:15

        The Future of Art and Culture
        with Rachael Steven, Eleanor Pinfield, Kati Price & Tasha Marks

      • This panel will discuss the changing ways we experience culture, from bringing art to unexpected places, to creating instagrammable moments.

      • The Adobe Stage
        17:45–18:30

        In Conversation with Professor Green

      • With his life and music intertwined, he will chat about his career and his creative response to issues such as mental health, depression and suicide.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        18:00–18:45

        Sexist Racist Input = Sexist Racist Output
        with Dr Beth Singler

      • If AI is designed entirely by one type of person to mimic a human brain, then how can we expect artificial intelligence to model a gender-equal world? This session will also debunk myths around AI and tech - who goes into it, why, and how it's used.

      • The Truman Stage
        18:15–19:00

        How to Use Culture to Connect with Gen Y and Gen Z
        with Stephen Mai & Tyler Psarras

      • This panel will discuss how Boiler Room have created cultural moments that connect with a hard-to-reach audience in an authentic way time after time.

      • The Social Stage
        18:30–19:30

        Happy Hour at the Bar
        with Professor Green

      • Join us at the bar for Happy Hour and a Q&A with Professor Green after his headline appearance on the Abode Stage.

      • The Adobe Stage
        09:45–10:30

        Design 2020: Ingenuity in the Key of Industry
        with Joanna Peña-Bickley

      • From design trends composing change at the scale of the cosmos to crafting design systems, Joanna will lay the foundation for the future of design.

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      • The Adobe Stage
        09.45–10.30

        Random Collective
        with José Cabaço

      • José is Global Creative Concepts & Storytelling Director at Adidas. He speaks about his journey through collaboration.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        09:45–10:30

        Judges Insights — How Craft Saved Advertising
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • How does craft add to the impact of print and digital advertising? What are the most effective examples of craft this year?

      • The Social Stage
        10:00–10:30

        Design in Government
        with Stephen McCarthy

      • Stephen talks about design and digital transformations in government, highlighting the importance of collaboration for better public services.

      • The Truman Stage
        10:00–10:45

        The Power of Good Design
        with Mark Adams

      • Mark Adams, Vitsoe, speaks about his close relationship with Dieter Rams and their shared belief in the power of good design.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        10:00–11:30

        Exploring Immersive Design
        with Punchdrunk

      • Discover how to transport an audience into the heart of a story through innovative and immersive tequniques from acclaimed theatre company Punchdrunk.

      • The Adobe Stage
        10:30–11:15

        Finding Your Way
        with Shantell Martin

      • World-renowned artist Shantell Martin explores, through her work and philosophy, how we can all discover our identity and strength to be ourselves.

      • The Truman Stage
        10:45–11:30

        Designing a More Human Future
        with Ilia Uvarov

      • Ilia of R/GA shares how designing products and services in a human manner can make brand experiences more powerful and create stronger relationships.

      • The Social Stage
        11:00–11:30

        Music, Magazines and Madness
        with Billie JD Porter and Marvin Scott Jarrett

      • Marvin Scott Jarrett, founder of the youth culture publications, Ray Gun and NYLON, in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Billie JD Porter.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        11:15–12:00

        Judges Insights — Design Value
        with D&AD Awards 2019 Judges

      • Good design can both increase a company’s value and produce iconic pieces. What makes a piece of design stand out? Find out.

      • The Adobe Stage
        11:15–12:00

        Patrick Bourgoyne in Conversation with Jefferson Hack

      • Jefferson is at the cutting edge of journalism, film and TV with Dazed Media. Hear his views on music, fashion and the current media landscape.

      • The Truman Stage
        11:30–12:15

        Creativity and Design at Heatherwick Studio
        with Stuart Wood

      • The Heatherwick Studio has created many of the past decade's iconic structures, hear about the studio's design ethos and creative inspirations.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        11:45–13:15

        Beat the Bullshit: Finding Creative Clarity
        with Kate Van der Borgh & Matt Baxter

      • In this workshop, you’ll hear from a designer and a writer on how to cut the confusion and find the creative clarity that produces outstanding work.

      • The Social Stage
        12:30–13:30

        This Way Up - Live Podcast
        with Rebecca Rowntree and Pip Jamieson

      • This Way Up is a podcast featuring interviews with leading women in the creative industry — sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of their careers.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        12:45–13:30

        Changing Perceptions in Prohibition Markets
        with Stephan Roux & Roham Bayat

      • As cannabis markets open up, what role does design and communication have in educating, altering perceptions and legitimising all uses of the plant.

      • The Truman Stage
        12:45–13:45

        Frontiers of Design Screening and Panel Discussion
        with Stina Nilimaa Wickstrom & Matt Jones

      • Frontiers of Design is a short film interviewing 20 influential organizations/designers about what’s next for design. Followed by a panel discussion.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        13:15–14:45

        Presenting Creative Work
        with Tom Evans

      • Understand how to stop clients killing creativity by learning how to make and present better pitches, win clients over, and do it all with confidence.

      • The Social Stage
        13:30–14:00

        BOSH! Q&A
        with Ian & Henry

      • After their headline keynote on the Adobe Stage the BOSH! boys will be taking your questions an The Bar Stage.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        13:30–14:15

        Being Brave in the Twittersphere
        with Hermeti Balarin, Vairi MacLennan, Tom Wong & Sam Waymont

      • Join the teams from Mother and Twitter in this interactive session where you’ll ideate creative solutions to live issues creating a buzz on Twitter.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        13:30–14:15

        Finding Your Voice Through Non-Conformity and Politics
        with Soofiya

      • Visual artist Soofiya talks through their design process and how they found their voice with diverse and playful illustrations, book design and zines.

      • The Truman Stage
        13:45–14:30

        The Back Story of the Black Supermarket — Go Behind the Scenes of an Advertising Campaign That Changed the Law
        with Gaetan du Peloux & Sarah Lemarie

      • See how Carrefour and Marcel Worldwide defied and changed a law where people only have access to 3% of fruits and vegetables produced.

      • The Social Stage
        14:00–14:45

        Make Way for the Next Generation
        with Next Award Winners

      • A Q&A with three of this year's shortlisted Next Award entrants. The panel will discuss the inspiration for their work and what they believe the future holds.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        14:15–15:00

        Creativity Off Grid: An exploration of boundary pushing social content
        with Jo Burford, Marioly Vazquez, Claire Gibbs and Sunil Singhvi

      • Influencer marketing is increasingly in the press — mostly for the wrong reasons. When does it go ‘right’? And what does ‘right’ look like?

      • The Masterclass Stage
        14:30–16:00

        What Makes It Tick? Celebrating Technology in Art and Design
        with Daniel Hirschmann

      • Be inspired by case studies exposing new technologies and join a Hirsch & Mann invention workshop to brainstorm human-centred design experiences.

      • The Truman Stage
        15:15–16:00

        Can AI Humanize Us?
        with Michael Horn & Wayne Deakin

      • Can AI read our emotions in real-time? Join Huge for this panel discussion, with the findings of our AI judge revealed and the AI winners announced.

      • Masterclass Workshop
        15:15–16:45

        Storytelling for Brands and Advertising
        with Sophie Robinson

      • Sophie will show you how—in this post-truth era—the principles of documentary filmmaking can be used to help showcase brand values.

      • The Social Stage
        15:45–16:15

        Foods of the Future — Disrupting the World's Dominant Food Culture
        with Jenny Costa & Biff Burrows

      • The founders of Rubies in the Rubble and Biffs JackShack discuss what is bringing about this change and what does it mean for the future of food.

      • The Truman Stage
        16:00–16:45

        Turning Hate into Hype
        with Hermeti Balarin, Monical Pool & Sam Waymont

      • KFC did something that no other brand has done: they promoted Tweets from KFC-haters. Find out why, with Mother, KFC and Twitter.

      • The Masterclass Stage
        16:15–17:00

        Complex Simplicity and How Ideas Travel
        with Stephen Hancock

      • Drawing on his experience working with Apple, Stephen, now at TBWA, shares how to distil complex problems and develop robust ideas.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        16:15–17:00

        How Creativity Is Shaping a City
        with Senta Slingerland, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Catherine Borowski & Julius Ibrahim

      • Three city shapers discuss what it takes to make things happen in London and how creativity has helped change the culture of the city for the better.

      • The Social Stage
        16:30–17:00

        Harnessing Creativity to Mainstream the Plant Powered Lifestyle
        with Danyl Goodall

      • Hear from V-Society, the driving force behind taking a once maligned movement from the fringe to becoming culturally relevant and mainstream.

      • The Truman Stage
        16:30–17:15

        Power to the People — Giving Millions a Voice at the UN
        with Aisling Ryan, Ovais Sarmad, Henrik Ridderheim & Jonathan Marlow

      • Hear from Grey about the People's Seat; the first seat in UN history representing the views and fears of the world about climate change.

      • The Truman Stage
        16:45–17:30

        Future Archeology
        with Paula Zucotti

      • TheOverworld's Paula Zucotti rediscovers our global society through the everyday, unfolding its complexities and what it predicts about our future.

      • The Anthony Simonds-Gooding Stage
        17:00–17:45

        Redesigning Traditions for Tomorrow
        with Larry Peh

      • As traditional businesses keep up with the times, they must keep their “soul” while practising empathy towards their current and future customers.

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      • Facebook
        08:00–10:00

        Fit for Purpose: Building for a Mobile World

      • A breakfast event focusing on how to create for mobile, with a D&AD Awards 2019 jury insight session on mobile trends and winning work.

      • Nucco Brain
        08:30–10:30

        Discover the Power of Explainer Videos

      • Learn Nucco Brain's trade secrets and insights into creatively constructing compelling narratives from data filled complex ideas.

      • Radley Yeldar
        09:00–10:30

        Make Believe

      • Right now, the world is not a trusting place. Join Radley Yeldar to explore how creativity can help business be something we believe in again.

      • Wieden+Kennedy
        10:00–22:00

        Hell Is Empty

      • A collection of dozens of Edel Rodriguez graphics and posters, extending into an endless horizon, will be one view at W+K London's window space.

      • Rich Mix
        10:00–22:00

        Speak Up Exhibition

      • Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre, presents Speak Up, a feminist, new media exhibition.

      • Magnum Photos
        18:30–21:00

        (Re)presenting Place

      • Magnum Photos will discuss the various creative strategies they have adopted to engage with and visualise ‘place’ through photography.

      • GET SH*T DONE
        18:30–21:30

        'NOUGH TALK, LET'S GET SH*T DONE

      • An all-female panel sharing how they got on their path, what they did to win their coveted gongs, and the sh*t they had to deal with along the way.

      • Huge
        19:30–21:00

        Huge Fresh: Open Portfolio Night

      • Join Huge to discuss the changing landscape of the creative industry. You will be able to share your portfolio, network, and mingle.

      • Norn
        19:30–22:00

        What is Your Relationship to the Future?

      • Challenge how you think about the future in an interactive and thought-provoking salon discussion. Wine and nibbles will be served throughout.

      • AKQA
        08:00–10:00

        Design for Change

      • Join AKQA for an open studio breakfast session to find out how they leverage digital technologies in new creative ways to drive social impact.

      • Wieden+Kennedy
        09:00–10:00

        The Genius Myth and Other Lies I Have Believed

      • Join W+K London to tackle unhelpful industry myths and nurture a fertile creative ground for those coming up behind us.

      • Somesuch
        09:30–11:00

        "Seriously, Are We Still Called Female Directors?!”

      • Author and award winning ECD Alexandre Holder in conversation with Somesuch: A conversation that might make you feel uncomfortable but never bored.

      • Wieden+Kennedy
        10:00–22:00

        Hell Is Empty

      • A collection of dozens of Edel Rodriguez graphics and posters, extending into an endless horizon, will be one view at W+K London's window space.

      • Rich Mix
        10:00–22:00

        Speak Up Exhibition

      • Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre, presents Speak Up, a feminist, new media exhibition.

      • R/GA
        18:00–19:30

        Designed Experiences: How to Bring Innovative AR Ideas to Life

      • R/GA and O2 will discuss new opportunities made possible by technology and AR. The session will be followed by an introductory workshop.

      • Karmarama
        19:00–23:00

        Karmarama Sound Session

      • Join Karmarama and Adelphoi Music as they present an evening of live music, featuring General Levy plus other artists to be announced shortly.

      • Good Girls Eat Dinner
        19:00–23:00

        Good Girls Shape the Future

      • Kick-ass female role models, delicious pizza slices and a glass of wine. Men welcome.

      • Just So
        09:00–10:00

        Where Great Stories Can Take You

      • Just So will explore the power of real stories to bring people together. Hear about the challenges behind the story of the Olympic Refugee Team.

      • FutureDeluxe
        09:30–10:30

        Do Your Homework: Why R&D Still Matters

      • FutureDeluxe discuss the company's beliefs through the importance of researching and developing new technology, aesthetics and techniques.

      • Wieden+Kennedy
        10:00–22:00

        Hell Is Empty

      • A collection of dozens of Edel Rodriguez graphics and posters, extending into an endless horizon, will be one view at W+K London's window space.

      • Rich Mix
        10:00–22:00

        Speak Up Exhibition

      • Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre, presents Speak Up, a feminist, new media exhibition.

      • Mother London
        17:00–19:00

        Turning Environmental Issues into Headline News. What’s Next?

      • Join Mother for an interactive session. They'll share their Greenpeace Rang-tan campaign and set a brief to find innovative ideas together.

      • Acrylicize
        18:30–21:00

        Behind the Scenes: Public Art Edition

      • Acrylicize opens their doors to share the stories behind the scenes. Expect music, drinks and short talks throughout the evening.

      • Creative Entrepreneurs
        18:30–21:30

        The Surgery

      • Join a discussion with creative business experts and get the chance to ask your questions in small groups 'mini-surgeries'.

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