October 6, 2021
Conference Kick Off
With Antonio and Tiffany R. Warren.
Identity-Based Trauma and Why Pulling Up Starts With You
Identity-Based Trauma (IBT) is what happens when we try to rip up the labels that society has given us and write our own authentic narrative. It’s why we wear masks. It’s why we don’t know who we are. It’s why we come to therapy for depression and anxiety. That depression and anxiety may really be a symptom of IBT, and we’re handling it all wrong. Before we PULL UP for others, we need to LEVEL UP against IBT.
Mental Health & Media: Turning Awareness into Action
Media, creative and community leaders come together to discuss how last year’s events, coupled with a new generation attuned to neurodiversity, have culminated with a watershed moment for the media & advertising industries to work together to turn awareness into action and catalyze change—both their own people and the millions they reach through content and creative campaigns.
Ads for All: What's Behind the Represention Gap
Advertising has the power to shape our world and how we see ourselves and each other. When done well, it reflects our innermost desires, feeds our greatest aspirations, and fuels our feelings of hope and belonging. But for the sense of belonging was reserved for a very narrow audience. Facebook and Deloitte captured the thoughts fears and ideas of advertising professionals of all backgrounds to answer the question; What is holding the industry back? What they found might surprise you, anger you, or even make you rethink your team.
Racism & Ableism: Intersections of Accessibility
From accessibility by design to creating innovative products, accessibility is not just compliance. Its respect for and acknowledgment of the disability community. Join us for a provocative dialogue that explores the myriad intersections of identity for those living with disabilities.
Balancing the Equation: How Education Equals Opportunity
Discover the ways in which educators and business leaders (and Pharrell) are using tech & education to create tools and opportunities for historically excluded communities by reframing education models and reimagining systems to open doors across industries.
- Tia McLaurin, Community Engagement – National Partnerships, Grow with Google at Google
Identity: It's a Funny Thing
Pull up for a candid (and comedic) chat with two leaders from very different industries about the twists and turns of personal and professional identity through the last tumultuous 18 months.
ADCOLOR State of the Workplace Study: Retention Outlook
The good news: historically excluded employees are finding their way into advertising and its related industries. The bad news: many are not staying.
During this discussion, we’ll hear about first-hand experiences and insights that can help create and sustain a more stable, satisfied, and diverse workforce.
- Esther (ET) Franklin, President, Global Strategy | Cultural Fluency at Spark Foundry
- Mallorie Rodak, Strategy Director at The Richards Group
- Joanna L. Jenkins, Ph.D., Cardinal Change Consultant, Associate Dean, Moore College
- Marc Stephenson Strachan, Chairman, ADCOLOR Board of Directors and Head Coach at Coach Marc Consulting
- Harry Román-Torres, Chief Brand Strategy Officer at Droga5
Equity Every Day: Creating the New Future
What does it take to realize true equity and inclusion in our workplaces and work cultures? Join Director Ty Heath of LinkedIn’s B2B Institute as she welcomes Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Jackson Jeyanayagam of The Clorox Company and Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams of Georgetown University Law Center to discuss what it takes to create Equity Every Day.
We want to change the rules of the game, which means everyone needs to pull up. It’s not enough to have conviction, as studies are showing. So we’ll be talking about how everyone can make big strides to transform their culture, the world beyond, and the people they partner with.
Women of Color in the Workplace
Listen in as these powerful women discuss the key trends revealed by the Lean In 2021 Women in the Workplace report and the integral role women of color play in creating a more inclusive and equitable organizational culture.
ADCOLOR | Adweek Beacon Fireside Chat
- Daniel Dae Kim
- Soon Mee Kim