Creative leaders retreat

Bridging the Client-Agency Divide to Create Better Work
Scottsdale, AZ | February 8 - 9, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Creative Leader’s Retreat. Check back soon for updates on speakers and sessions. Register before December 15 and save $200 with our early bird discount!
The Creative Leaders Retreat is designed to push the boundaries beyond the idea of a traditional conference. Over two days you’ll have unrivaled access to some of the most influential leaders and risk-takers in the advertising industry. You will participate in small-group sessions where the emphasis is on discussion and come away with ideas you can implement, whether you’re a rising creative or a seasoned veteran.

As part of the retreat, you’ll also gain insights by spending time with mentors and participants in group activities while enjoying the warm desert climate.

This year we will be adding sessions focusing on in-house creative teams and how to lead when you are truly working for the client.

No hashtags. No podiums. Tough questions can be asked and honest answers will be given.

See our past mentors below:

John Butler Executive Creative Director and Founding Partner, BSSP
Erica Green Global Creative Director, Mattel
Teresa Herd Vice President, Global Creative Director, Intel
Nick Law Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
John Matejczyk Co-founder / CCO, MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER
Nancy Vonk Founder, Swim
Lewis Williams Chief Creative Officer, Burrell Communications


Here's what a few of our past participants had to say:

"Seriously, the best work event I have attended. I thought it was fantastic."

"Each of the mentors delivered compelling, thought-provoking and utterly engaging talks that were of the highest calibre."

"It was incredibly inspiring and unique in its non-competitive, discussion-like atmosphere."


From a recent interview:
See what John Jay has to say about the Miami Creative Leaders Retreat

Check out the article:
"This Retreat is No Retreat"
by Ben Applebaum, 2016 Retreat attendee.

"The Creative Conference That Changed Me"
by Nicole DuMouchel Davis, 2015 Retreat attendee from GSD&M.


The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Special Group Rate: $252 per night

Register now at our early bird rate: $1,600.

Registration price includes sessions and meals.

Creative Leaders Retreat Contact Info

Please email Lucy Travez if you have any questions.