Creative leaders retreat



New Orleans, LA | February 7-8, 2020


PIVOT: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?


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Too often we’ve heard that there isn't a formal training process to go from being a creative to managing creatives. The Creative Leaders Retreat is designed to bridge that gap while pushing the boundaries beyond the traditional advertising conference. With unrivaled access to some of the most influential leaders in the advertising industry, you'll come away with ideas you can implement, whether you’re a rising creative or a seasoned veteran.

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


FEATURED MENTORS
Jason Bagley ECD, Wieden+Kennedy
Bruce Bildsten Best Buy
Kevin Brady ECD, Droga5
Mishy Cass Group Creative Director, REI
Lauren Connolly Executive Creative Director, BBDO
Grace Dawson Director of Brand, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Chloe Gottlieb Director of User Experience, Google
Juan Carlos Gutierrez Vice President - Group Creative Director, Velocity
Piper Hickman ECD, 360i
Judy John Global Chief Creative Officer, Edelman
Jess Kirkman ECD, Taco Bell
Desmond LaVelle Peter Mayer
Leland Maschmeyer Chief Creative Officer, Chobani
Matt O'Rourke CCO/EVP, 22squared
Anselmo Ramos Founder, GUT Agency
Brandon Rochon Kastner Agency
Liz Taylor CCO / Creative Lead, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Nancy Vonk Co-founder/Partner, Swim

TOPIC - PIVOT: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Let's face it: advertising agencies have had a pretty good run, but if we don't make significant changes in how we lead our studios, offices, and networks, we could find ourselves on the wrong side of progress. The theme of this year's Retreat is Pivot, where we will discuss how we will prepare ourselves to shepherd our teams through the shifting sands.

IN-HOUSE IS IN THE HOUSE

One of the biggest industry trends right now is the rise of the in-house creative department. For the first time ever, CLR will feature a full schedule of sessions dedicated to the challenges of client-side creativity, whether you're leading an in-house team or working with one.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

CLR is known for big speakers, not for big speeches. From small group sessions to one-on-one conversations, the retreat is intimate enough to not just listen to but to engage with both presenters and fellow attendees. And to foster open and honest dialogue, we set ground rules to ensure a "safe" environment. That means no tweeting, facebooking or recording what's being discussed in the room.

THE BIG EASY

After several years of desert retreats, we're heading to the land of po' boys and jambalaya for the first-ever CLR in New Orleans. This year's activities will take place at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter. We can't think of a better (or more gastronomically satisfying) way to beat the winter chills while burnishing your leadership skills.


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