Creative leaders retreat

Leading Creative Teams
Scottsdale, AZ | February 8 - 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone for making the 2017 Creative Leaders Retreat a success. Over the course of two days we had attendees from all over the world join us for great discussions and networking. We look forward to seeing you next year.
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.

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

See our past mentors below:

David Angelo Founder & Chairman, David&Goliath
Jean Batthany VP, Global Creative, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Glenn Cole Founder & CCO, 72andSunny
Judy John CEO Canada & Chief Creative Officer North America, Leo Burnett Toronto
Philippe Meunier Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder, Sid Lee
Marty Senn Chief Creative Officer, Carmichael Lynch
Jimmy Smith Chairman and CCO, Amusement Park Entertainment
Joyce King Thomas President and CCO, McCann XBC
Nancy Vonk Founder, Swim
Robert Wong Vice President, Google Creative Lab


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