The Educator Summit

A global learning community for the good of the next generation of talent – connecting educators with leading voices from across the creative communications industry.

What is the Educator Summit?

The creative communications industry doesn’t stop moving. For those people with the tremendous responsibility of teaching our next generation of talent, making sure that learning programmes are up-to-date is hugely important.

The Summit enables educators to keep pace with industry change. This is a chance to build new, better curricula out of the most relevant content on offer at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Educators will future-proof their courses and their graduates, with thought-leadership, lessons and insights to take back to their classrooms.

How it works

The Summit will feature 300 inspiring and original content sessions, presented across the five days of the Festival. Educators work collaboratively – watching as many sessions as possible, recording and sharing their notes.

Each day will also include an exclusive networking session with key industry partners will take place. Finally, the week concludes with a half-day summit on Friday 21 June, with tailored content designed to help bridge the growing gap between academia and industry.

Post-Festival, educators can watch sessions in full using our digital platform and update their curricula based on the sessions that are most relevant to the course they teach.

Summit focus areas

For academia

  • Preparing your graduates to be ‘job’ ready
  • How to incorporate Cannes Lions content into your curricula
  • Source guest speakers and internship opportunities

For the industry

  • Identifying the hard/soft skills required in your graduates
  • How to spot talent and where you source it
  • Commit to providing speakers and content to universities

For talent

  • What do you expect of your future employers
  • What a modern portfolio looks like
  • How to prepare yourself for a career in the industry

Who should attend?

  • Full-time educators running courses that cover advertising, graphic design, social, PR, marketing, media, technology
  • Professors, Heads of Courses, Department Directors, Programme Directors, Director of Curriculum Developments etc
 

Join the Summit

A full week ticket to Cannes Lions is available at a discounted rate exclusively for educators at €1,835 + TVA.

Alternatively, any educator who brings 5+ students (€845 + TVA each), receives a complimentary pass.

Register for The Summit

The Educator Summit is conceived in partnership with past educators who have attended the Festival, including:

Karen Freberg is an Associate Professor in Strategic Communication at the University of Louisville. Freberg focuses her research and teaching in public relations and social media, and is the author of the new SAGE social media textbook Social media for strategic communication: Creative strategies and research based applications.

Dr. William J. Ward, Bill, better known by his handle, @DR4WARD, is a professor, futurist, change catalyst, strategy consultant, new business developer, registered yoga teacher, lifeguard and almost pilot. He teaches in the online Masters Program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is a pioneer in developing innovative learning experiences and new business programs with higher education and industry partnerships.