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.
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.
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.
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.