Adfest in call for speakers for 2020 program

Adfest has launched its call for speakers ahead of the creative festival in Thailand next March.

Organisers said they are looking for “transformative creative ideas, game-changing trends, fresh ways of thinking and predictions”.

The announcement:

ADFEST is now calling for program proposals from industry leaders who are interested in sharing their knowledge of inspiring creativity, trends, and breakthroughs at ADFEST 2020, which runs from 18th to 21st March in Pattaya, Thailand.

The theme for ADFEST 2020 is ‘Fired Up!’ – it’s about that fire in your belly that urges you to say your piece and make a difference, empowered by your passion for creativity. All of that creative energy is coming together at ADFEST 2020 where creative leaders will present speaker sessions and workshops about questioning the status quo and changing the world for the better.

ADFEST’s 2020 program is divided into two streams: Craft@ADFEST shines a spotlight on production, digital, content and technology trends and runs on 18th and 19th March; Creative@ADFEST will push the boundaries of the creative & communications industry and runs on 20th and 21st March.

“We’re looking for transformative creative ideas, game-changing trends, fresh ways of thinking and predictions that will help creative professionals in the Asia Pacific and Middle East navigate the future,” explains Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST, Asia’s most celebrated regional creative festival.

Kem Suraphongchai, Festival Director at ADFEST, adds: “Please don’t send sales pitches: our most popular sessions look beyond advertising to examine the impact of creative thinking more broadly. We’re looking for new, innovative, inspirational, and relevant content that will educate and inspire a creative audience.”

Founded in 1998, ADFEST is a learning hub for those in the communication industry. As a not-for-profit, ADFEST runs educational programs designed to help creative professionals stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing creative, marketing and production industries. ADFEST is 1 of only 8 regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative Rankings, successor to The Gunn Report. It exists to raise creative standards in the region, and celebrate the uniqueness of local culture.

Choose between a Speaker Session or Workshop format: Speaker sessions run for 35-minutes and take place in the main conference hall, with a capacity of 1,000 people. Workshops are more intimate and interactive, and can run up to three hours in length.

Successful submissions will be notified by the end of January 2020 at the latest. All speakers receive complimentary 4-day festival passes but must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Source: Adfest press release


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