AdFest Academy will be a unique forum at AdFest for young creatives to learn first-hand from the world's top advertising gurus. Delegates who sign up for the AdFest Academy will gain exclusive access to lectures by some of
the industry's most successful creative executives. They will also have the chance to showcase their portfolio to AdFest jury members – an invaluable opportunity to receive one-on-one career advice.
"Any young creative would give their right arm and leg to present their portfolios to leading global creatives. Now, thanks to AdFest Academy they can. AdFest is committed to fostering young talent in the Asia Pacific region, and this is a rare opportunity for ambitious young creatives to learn from the world's brightest minds," says Jimmy Lam, President of AdFest.
The AdFest Academy will take place over two days on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March. In the Lecture session from 11am to 1pm of each day, delegates will listen to three 30-minute lectures by Nick Souter, Resident Lecturer, and two jury members. Tomaz Mok, (picture) Chief Creative Officer at McCann Erickson China, will be the Principal of the Academy.
In the Portfolio Review session (14:30-16:30), young creatives will get the chance to showcase their portfolios and hear their advice on how they could improve their work. To be eligible to attend you must be a registered delegate and you must be aged under 30. Only 60 young creatives will be accepted and there is no extra cost to delegates.
Registered delegates will receive an email invitation inviting them to register for AdFest Academy. If eligible (under 30), delegates can apply online.