LIONS Academies

Prepare to be inspired. Prepare to change your life. World-class training for future stars.

The LIONS Academies help rising young talent fast-track their careers and become the next generation of industry leaders. They combine inspiring classroom sessions with world-class speakers, hands-on learning and coaching from industry legends.

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Brand Marketers Academy.

The Brand Marketers Academy is a certificate programme for daring brand disruptors who want to unlock the power of creativity for themselves and their brands.

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Creative Academy.

The Creative Academy is a certificate programme designed to catapult young talent to the next level of their careers.

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Roger Hatchuel Student Academy.

The Roger Hatchuel Student Academy is a unique learning experience designed to help students interested in pursuing a creative path in advertising launch their careers.

Grow your personal network

Connect with like-minded peers, speakers, classroom mentors, award-winning creatives and Festival delegates. Alumni leave with life-long friends, trusted advisors and business partners.

Realise your creative potential

Expand your creativity by developing a practical Creative Toolkit. Uncover new ways of solving creative challenges. Learn where to look for inspiration. Build creative bravery and develop higher creative standards.

Gain visibility and credibility at work

Shine at work. Future-proof your career with insights about the latest trends, themes, challenges and opportunities.

Only the best need apply

This year, Academy places are by application only. Tutors want a class of hungry, talented individuals who want to be there. Your company is investing in you – so you must be serious about your career.

Interested in entering?

  • Pick the Academy that's perfect for you, check you match the elibility criteria, submit your application giving some details about you, your skills, experience, and current challenges.
  • Applications are reviewed by Cannes Lions, and the course leaders, successful applicants will be invited to purchase their pass to participate.

Simply too incredible to put into words. I gained invaluable tips, skills and advice directly from industry leaders. I left a better person and an improved creative.

Emma Kasarsky Junior Art Director

Badger & Winters | USA