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at cannes lions 2020

We bring the industry's most important issues to life with talks, debates and live experiences that connect our community and fuel progress. Next year, we want you to lead a conversation at Cannes Lions.

You can now submit your proposal and apply to speak at the Festival in 2020. Cannes Lions is a level playing field and the opportunity to speak at the Festival is open to absolutely everyone. We’re simply looking for great ideas from extraordinary people.

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"We wanted to own a conversation within the industry and Cannes Lions is the place to do it."

Angela Henao

Director of Regional Communications & PR, DDB

What do we have planned for next year?

Eight themes explore how to future-proof creativity.

We've worked in partnership with the most influential brands and agencies in the world to understand how we can help you solve your challenges. This year's eight themes are defined by some of the most brilliant and inspired minds in the industry.

Our themes will help you to shape your proposal. Your session needs to show our community, the industry, how to unlock creative potential. We want you to create an experience with the power to captivate, challenge and empower our audience to change something.

Shape your proposal 

We need unique and original thinking, brilliant ideas, and pioneering research to bring our themes to life on stage. Download our step-by-step guide to apply to speak at Cannes Lions 2020, or view it online below.


What could speaking at Cannes Lions do for you?

Raise your profile

People come to Cannes Lions because the most important ideas and insight premiere here. Featuring as a speaker on our world-class programme shows the industry that what you’re doing is the most important thing happening in your corner of the creative marketing space.

Capture the industry's attention

When you speak on stage at Cannes Lions you’re talking to people with the power to change things - across the industry and in the world as a whole. It’s a chance for you to tell us your story, show us what you’re working on and push for progress.

Space to tell your story

We'll find the right Festival stage for your session, whether that's our auditorium main stages (with seats for more than 2000 people), an interactive experience or live demo space, our beautiful open-air Terrace or the Cannes Lions Beach.

"There is incredible reach and prestige thought-leadership associated with the Cannes Lions mainstage."

Diane Bickel

Marketing Director, Taboola 

Apply to speak at Cannes Lions 2020

We’re now open for submissions. You can find everything you need to know about how to craft a perfect proposal in our Call for Content guide.

Apply to Speak