Join our 8th ADCE Festival: Creating Visibility

Now in its 8th year, this edition of the ADCE Festival proposes a one-day series of talks, in an online format, where a variety of professionals from diverse fields will share their passion for change and innovation through creativity. Grab your free ticket here and join this European creative gathering next Thursday the 2nd of December, from 3 to 7pm.

This year, under the title “Creating Visibility” we want to showcase the people and organisations that take a leadership position using creativity as the superpower to make a more liveable world for all.

The first panel will celebrate European Creativity. It will feature ADCE new president Alex Schill in conversation with Hermann Vaske, director, author and producer of the acclaimed “Why Are We Creative” and “Why Are We (Not) Creative”. The panel will also count with presentations by Michelle Nicol, Co-Founder & Curator of Neutral, a communications, identity and thought leadership agency, and Erik Kessels, a Dutch artist, curator and communication designer and partner at KesselsKramer in Amsterdam/London where he has created campaigns for Nike, Diesel, J&B Whisky, Oxfam, and Vitra, among others.

The second session, titled How to Enact and Accelerate Change in the Creative Industry will present four initiatives that are leading the way in the transition towards a more purposeful and accountable creativity: Purpose Disruptors, Clean Creatives, Creatives for Climate,Creatives for the Future.

After their short presentations, their leaders will discuss their achievements and challenges together, and respond to any questions raised by the audience.

The final panel, New Fields of Creative Visibility, will count on presentations by Safia Minney, award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of People Tree who recently launched REAL sustainability to promote sustainable living and leadership, Luca Pannese, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director at SMALL, and Joana Vasconcelos, a contemporary visual artist renowned for her monumental sculptures. She updates the arts & crafts concept to the 21st century creating a bridge between domestic environment and public space while questioning the status of women, consumerism society and collective identity.

All sessions will be presented by Julia Nicolaisen, Head of Sustainability Management at Serviceplan, the first agency to become a member of Leaders for Climate Action.

In addition, to top up an inspiring afternoon of creativity, the Festival will end with the ADCE Awards Winner Announcements, including the Golds, Special Awards and Grand Prix, and the unveiling of ADCE’s new trophies, a redesign created by Oiko Design Office with recycled plastic commissioned to mark the 30 years of the Awards.

We hope you can join us in “Creating Visibility” and celebrating the best European creativity next Thursday! Remember to grab your free-ticket to gain access to the live-streaming.