IDEA Lounge 2019

Fresh off the heels of the inaugural IDEA Summit 2018 conference, comes IDEA Lounge 2019. An intimate, agile & scaled down one-day conference for brand marketers & advertising agencies.

IDEA gathers thought-leaders & authors from around the world to explore the intersection between creativity, innovation & diversity.

IDEA showcases how diversity in teams & inclusivity in workplaces helps brands & agencies build environments that effectively solve today’s business challenges.

The IDEA Lounge aims to:

  • Highlight IDEA thought-leaders from Canada & abroad

  • Inspire attendees to grow their business by transforming their advertising, marketing & communications through diversity, inclusion & equity.

The event takes place at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, October 24th.

It’s a one-day event where speakers & organizations from around the world gather to talk creativity, innovation & action.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Topics include:

  • Cannes Considered
  • Brand Bravery
  • State of Creativity
  • IDEA in Production

When

Thursday, October 24, 2019
8am to 4pm

Where

The Globe and Mail Centre
16th Floor
King Street East & Berkeley

NAHANNI & FUNDY CONFERENCE ROOMS

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Who

  • Brand Marketers
  • Agencies
  • Agency Partners


KEYNOTE

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Patrick Collister is the founder of training & consultancy company, Creative Matters. He’s worked for O&M, Brann Worldwide & Google’s creative think-tank, The Zoo. He’s won some awards, publishes Directory magazine & in 2017 published a book How to Use Creativity & Innovation in Business.

CANNES CONSIDERED

Cannes Lions 2019 was one of the most contradictory festivals ever. Many commentators have written that it was the year that saw the resurgence of creativity yet there were fewer talks and seminars about creativity than ever before.

He also takes a look at what DIDN’T win. And he asks, why not? Are some ideas too populist, too sensitive or even too provocative for the juries who reviewed them?

And isn’t it about time humour made a return?

LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!

  • This is the place for thought-leaders championing the business imperative of diverse people, diverse environments and diverse work.
  • This is where you build relationships with others in the industry that care about diversity, inclusivity & equity.
  • This is where you make a difference on the most important issue in our industry.
  • It’s time to represent and it’s time to act! Reach out to Scott Knox or Leah Power for more information.

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Agenda

8:30AM
EVENT REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY GLOBE MEDIA GROUP
9:00AM
OPENING REMARKS
SCOTT KNOX, PRESIDENT & CEO, ICA
9:15AM
CANNES CONSIDERED
PATRICK COLLISTER, CREATIVE CONSULTANT, CREATIVE MATTERS
Maybe this talk should be called 'Cannes Contradictions' because the week made plain some of the tensions in the advertising industry. Among the 20 most-awarded campaigns are four apps, four video-based ideas, one classic ad campaign and a grand gesture. But they all had one surprising thing in common. Want to know what that is? Want to know why women in advertising still have cause for concern? Want to know who was the most awarded individual of the festival? (Clue: it wasn't anyone in an agency.) Find answers to these questions plus a few observations about the paradoxical nature of marketing communications today.
10:45AM BREAK
11:00AM
STATE OF CREATIVITY
MONICA BIALOBRZESKI, CREATIVE LEAD, THE GLOBE & MAIL
The ability to create impactful campaigns is essential for marketers charged with engaging customers and driving business results. Monica Bialobrzeski, Creative Lead of the Globe Content Studio at The Globe and Mail, reveals and contextualizes nine trends that represent the state of creativity, and how brands can get an early jump on these emerging opportunities.
11:45AM
DIVERSITY IN PRODUCTION?
DANNY ROBINSON, CHIEF CLIENT OFFICER, THE MARTIN AGENCY
Danny will be joined onstage by Director of Production, Neal Owusu and Integrated Producer, Raj Dhillon to explore the state of representation and accessibility in the world of directing and production in Canada’s commercial film industry.
12:30PM
LUNCH
SPONSORED BY GLOBE MEDIA GROUP
1:30PM
AFTERNOON SESSION INTRODUCTION
1:40PM
MOVING BEYOND RAINBOW WASHING
ANTHONY JIWA, HEAD OF MARKETING, OUTtv
The LGBTQ+ market has been valued at over $3.7 trillion, with brands worldwide eager to reach the community. Simply adding a rainbow and Pride-related hashtag to creative once a year is now more likely to be met with indifference or worse, backlash. Does this make building consumer loyalty and engaging authentically with the LGBTQ+ community elusive? Anthony Jiwa, CMO, OUTtv, shows us how brands should think beyond the Rainbow and build a meaningful commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.
2:15PM
LOSING MY PRIVILEGE
CHRIS BERGERON, VP, CONTENT EXPERIENCE, COSSETTE
For nearly 40 years Chris Bergeron led the life of a straight male leader. She enjoyed some success: ran a magazine, worked as a Creative Director, won some awards. The typical life of a white male creative. Then she came out as transgender and began living her life as her true self. This talk will explore how being suddenly thrust into the realities of life as a member of a visible and sexual minority has affected her vision of the workplace and fundamentally transformed her views on creativity and leadership.
3:10PM
DEAR EVERYBODY AGREEMENT:
Inviting Agencies and Advertisers to Include People With Disabilities in Advertising
SANDRA HAWKEN, PRESIDENT & CEO, HOLLAND BLOORVIEW KIDS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
22% of the Canadian Population identifies as having a disability but they are largely absent from our visual landscape.Learn about how Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently launched the Dear Everybody Agreement inviting brands to reshape the way Canadians perceive disability.
3:25PM
CLOSING REMARKS
LEAH POWER, EVP AGENCY OPERATIONS, ICA