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A virtual summit for freelancers to learn wtf is going on in the advertising industry rn and in the future.

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Highlights

The Future of Freelance in advertising

Navigating finances: Unemployment processes, Book keeping, taxes, and more

Breakout sessions w/ industry leaders

Industry panels

Q&A sessions

Networking w/ your creative freelancers

when

Coming Soon

Time: coming soon

250 tickets available for attendees.

Pre-registrations will have access to virtual, interactive Breakout Sessions, Q&A and networking.

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Agenda

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM EST - Opening remarks

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM EST - Keynote Speech

1:25 PM - 1:35 PM EST - Keynote Q&A

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM EST - Group Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM EST - Intermission

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM EST - Fireside Chat with Scott Kregel, CPA (Accountant)

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM EST - Fireside Chat Q&A

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM EST - 1 on 1 Breakout Sessions x [LIVE STREAM] Fireside chat with Richard Black

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM EST - Roundtable Panel: “Wtf does advertising look like during a pandemic?"

3:15 PM - 3:25 PM EST - Roundtable Q&A

3:25 PM - 3:30 PM EST - Closing Remarks

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keynote speaker

Nandini Jammi

Opening Keynote

Nandini Jammi
@nandoodles
Co Founder, Sleeping Giants, Check My Ads
Jezz Chung

Closing Keynote

Jezz Chung
@jezzchung
Creative Equity Advisor & Transformation Facilitator

fireside chat

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roundtable panel

Gabrielle Shirdan

moderator
Gabrielle Shirdan
@gabrielleshirdan
VP Creative Director, McCann
Angela Brown

twitter.com/AngelaIRL

moderator
Angela Brown
@AngelaIRL
Senior Social Strategist, GSD&M
Doug Zanger

moderator
Doug Zanger
@zanger
Editor, Adweek
Jon Cook

moderator
Jon Cook
@JonCookVMLYR
CEO, VMLY&R
Laura Maness

moderator
Laura Maness
@lauramaness
CEO, Havas New York
Taylor Yarbrough

moderator
Taylor Yarbrough
@timberlace
Associate Director, Global Culture & Inclusion, FCB
Gary Vaynerchuk

moderator
Gary Vaynerchuk
@garyvee
Chairman, VaynerX

Breakout sessions

Aniesia Williams // Melvin Wilson
Aniesia Williams // Melvin Wilson

Innovation as inclusion - Building for the new normal

Digital and value first frameworks to develop work and generate revenue with cool ideas while doing social good or creating diversity impact through value.

Melvin Wilson: Founder/President of Solve Innovation Group
Aniesia Williams: Partner, Chief Client & Communications Officer
Solve Innovation Group

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable Conversations

Conversations around race and discrimination in the workplace and in America have been a constant for generations. While most conversations are uncomfortable, they are necessary in moving toward true equity, diversity and inclusion. Being an ally to Black people and other marginalized groups should be an innate response to social injustice. But before you can do that, you have to have an uncomfortable conversation with yourself to fully understand where you stand as an ally. We’ll discuss what allyship looks like and how you can uncover personal truths that help lead to a better tomorrow.

How To Weaponize Your Privilege For Good. Period.

Every white person in advertising must take action against the industries systemic racism, but where do you start? This workshop will provide actionable ideas on how to hold your agency accountable from within, and be a pebble in your leaderships shoe when it comes to supporting their Black employees.

Carol Dunn // Reonna Johnson
Carol Dunn // Reonna Johnson
Pledge for 13
@pledgeinfor13

Dismantling Systemic Racism: It Starts At The Top

How-to actionably stomp out systemic racism and create equity in the advertising industry by using the same tools when our clients ask us to raise numbers of the audience for their products.   GOAL:  Raising the percentage of Black bodies in leadership positions to 13% (reflective of the % of Black people in the US) by 2023.

Lead by: Reonna Johnson, VP / Director of Marketing & Business Development of Pledge for 13%, Carol Dunn, Executive Producer, Human Worldwide

Farah Harris
Farah Harris
Psychotherapist and Owner
@FarahHarrisLCPC

Black Resilience: A Conversation About Black Mental Health

Workshop specifically for Black employees to identify how to maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing in the midst of the current (and historical) racial climate, and beyond.

Ricky Staub & Episode Four
Ricky Staub & Episode Four
Director, Founder of Neighborhood Film Company
@neighborhoodfilm

Open Hiring for the Formerly Incarcerated

Ricky Staub moderates a discussion with the founders of Episode Four and their employee Aaron St. Jean who was formerly incarcerated and is now a Production Coordinator at their company. Hear why they decided to hire Aaron, how they addressed making this happen in their own company and with their clients, and ultimately how Aaron how contributed to creating a transformative office culture.

Panel: Aaron St. Jean, Office/Production Coordinator, Mark Himmel, Founding Partner, Teddy Lynn, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

FAQ

Who is invited?

Freelancers who work in advertising and the creative industry -- Creative, film production, and experience production.

How much is it?

No costs, everyone apart of this virtual conference is volunteering their time to support the freelance community.

Where will the summit be hosted?

Virtually, on Zoom for the first 250 registrants and Live streamed here and YouTube for everyone else.

What is a breakout session?

We have virtual breakout sessions scheduled to connect directly with these folks between sessions. You'll also network with each other.

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