Agenda

ADCOLOR Everywhere Agenda

10/4/2021

ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon 4 PM – 5:30 PM EST

10/4/2021

10/5/2021

ADCOLOR Conference Day 1 10 AM – 6 PM EST

10/5/2021

10/6/2021

ADCOLOR Conference Day 2 10 AM – 6 PM EST

10/6/2021

10/7/2021

ADCOLOR in Music Conference 10 AM – 6 PM EST ADCOLOR After Dark 8 PM EST

10/7/2021

10/8/2021

15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards 7 - 10 PM EST
The ADCOLOR AWARDS After Party 10 PM – 12 AM EST

10/8/2021

October 5, 2021

10:00 AM

EST

Conference Kick Off

With Antonio Neves and Tiffany R. Warren. 

10:15 AM

EST

Presented by:

sparks and honey

The Equity Effect: A Year in Review

2020 revealed our endless capacity for resilience, rebuilding and empathy. But it also illuminated disparities in opportunity, justice and economics that still prevail in the U.S. and globally.

This session unveils the findings of sparks & honey’s latest cultural intelligence report, The Equity Effect: when you place equity, which is simply the quality of being fair, at the center of your organization, it also solves for a wide variety of unexpected issues.

Speakers

11:00 AM

EST

Presented by:

Let's Be Real: A Conversation About Corporate DE&I

Companies within and beyond our industries are searching for effective ways to turn their words into action. But action requires honesty. Honesty about where they are in their journey, where they’ve gone wrong and an acknowledgement of the work that still needs to be done. That starts here.

Moderator

  • Abby Hayes, Practice Leader, DE&I Client Engagement at Real Chemistry

Speakers

  • Synim Rivers, Senior Director, Research & Development Communications at Horizon Therapeutics
  • Rochelle Ford, Dean and Professor, School of Communications at Elon University
  • Howie Chan, Managing Director, Strategy at Real Chemistry

11:45 AM

EST

Presented by:

Verizon Media

A DEI Blueprint: Collaboration. Accountability. Action.

Learn how partnerships grounded in collaboration, accountability and action have helped Verizon create impactful solutions to impact DE&I throughout the marketing industry.

Moderator

Chapter 1 Speakers

  • Renetta McCann, Chief Inclusion Experience Officer at Publicis Groupe
  • Singleton Beato, Global EVP Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer at McCann Worldgroup

Chapter 3 Speakers

12:45 PM

EST

Presented by:

Microsoft

Allyship in Action: Empowering Innovation & Impact

ADCOLOR Chairman Marc Strachan and Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Business, Chris Capossela, share the stage to discuss Chris’ allyship journey and how Microsoft empowers its employees, customers, and partners to do more.

Then listen in on a candid dialogue exploring diversity, inclusion, purpose, and inclusive marketing principles and how partnering with innovators can drive impact for Black and Brown communities.

Speakers

1:45 PM

EST

Presented by:

iHeart Media

Pull Up and Push Play: The Change Agents in Podcasting are Here

Change is happening now if you know where to listen. Pull up and press play with the next generation of podcasters, who are creating a more inclusive podcast industry with their slate of networks and shows at iHeartMedia.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Wilmer Valderrama, Host of “Essential Voices” podcast, My Cultura Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Dollie S. Bishop, President of Black Effect Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Will Lucas, Host of “Black Tech Green Money” Podcast, Black Effect Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Gisselle Bances, Lead Executive Producer for My Cultura Podcast Network | iHeartMedia

2:30 PM

EST

Presented by:

Amazon Ads

Take Pride in the Process: Finding Intention on the Creative Journey

IMDb TV’s Lauren Anderson joins Pantora designer Andrea Pitter, Season 2 winner of the Amazon Original Series “Making the Cut”, and fashion icon and co-host Tim Gunn, to talk about owning the creative process and finding your “why” as a creator.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Andrea Pitter, Fashion Desinger at Pantora and Season 2 Winner of Amazon’s “Making the Cut”
  • Tim Gunn, author, actor, and television personality

3:15 PM

EST

Presented by:

major league baseball
NFL

Changing the Game: DE&I in the Big Leagues

Big-league leaders go beyond the headlines to share the challenges, successes, and the work that is being done to improve DE&I in the world of sports.

Moderator

Speakers

4:00 PM

EST

Presented by:

Disney Advertising Sales

Untapped Potential: HBCU Sports, Life & Talent

Despite producing some of the country’s most successful Black professionals and athletes, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often overlooked by recruiters.

Dive into HBCU life and culture as you learn how ESPN and AFLAC are impacting change by showcasing HBCU sports and excellence.

Moderator

  • Ryan Smith, Anchor, Host and Correspondent at ESPN

Speakers

  • Christina Carey Dunlevy, VP, Business Operations Disney CreativeWorks and Multicultural & Inclusive Solutions at The Walt Disney Company
  • Burke Magnus, President, Programming & Original Content at ESPN
  • Shannon Watkins, SVP, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer at Aflac

5:00 PM

EST

Fireside Chat with Emmy Award winning Talk show host, Tamron Hall

Emmy Award-winning TV Host, journalist and author, Tamron Hall, sits down with Tiffany R. Warren to discuss her barrier-breaking TV career, her new show and her first book.

Moderator

  • Tiffany R. Warren, President & Founder at ADCOLOR and EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group

Speakers

  • Tamron Hall, Emmy Award-winning TV host, journalist and author

October 6, 2021

10:00 AM

EST

Conference Kick Off

With Antonio and Tiffany R. Warren. 

10:15 AM

EST

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.

Keynote Speaker

  • Desyree Dixon, LCSW-C, Doctoral Candidate, USC Rossier School of Education, Organizational Change and Leadership

10:45 AM

EST

Presented by:

yahoo!

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.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Sandy Gould, VP, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion and Learning & Development at Yahoo
  • Aaron Harvey, Co-Founder at Made of Millions & Ready Set Rocket
  • Lorenzo Lewis, Founder at The Confess Project
  • Erika Soto-Lamb, Vice President at MTV Entertainment Group/ViacomCBS

11:30 AM

EST

Presented by:

Facebook

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.

Moderator

  • Joyce Chen, Global Head of Production for Creative Experiences at Facebook

Speakers

12:15 PM

EST

Presented by:

OmnicomGroup

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.

Moderator

  • Von Harris, Agency Operations Manager at TBWA/ Chiat/Day New York

Speakers

  • Anna Johannes, Paralympian and Account Supervisor, Marketing at Porter Novelli Boston
  • Claudia Gordon, Senior Accessibility Strategy Partner at T-Mobile
  • Marianne Waite, Director of Inclusive Design at Interbrand
  • Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at Procter & Gamble

1:00 PM

EST

Presented by:

Google | YouTube

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.

Moderator

  • Tia McLaurin, Community Engagement – National Partnerships, Grow with Google at Google

Speakers

  • Pharrell Williams, Grammy Award-Winning Musician, Producer, Philanthropist, Founder of YELLOW
  • Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Shantanu Sinha, Senior Director, Product Management, Google for Education at Google

1:45 PM

EST

Presented by:

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.

Moderator

  • Kira Córdoba-Brown, Head of Talent and Diversity for the Institutional Clients Group (ICG) at Citi

Speakers

2:30 PM

EST

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.

Moderator

Panelists

3:30 PM

EST

Presented by:

LinkedIn

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.

Moderator

  • Ty Heath, Director of Market Engagement for the B2B Institute at LinkedIn

Panelists

  • Jamilah Bowman Williams, Diversity Researcher & Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jackson Jeyanayagam, Vice President and General Manager of the Direct-to-Consumer Businesses at The Clorox Company

4:15 PM

EST

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.

Fireside Chat

  • Archana Gilravi, VP Partnerships at Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation
  • Tiffany R. Warren, President & Founder at ADCOLOR and EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group
  • Dr. Cindy Pace, Vice President, Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at MetLife.

5:00 PM

EST

ADCOLOR | Adweek Beacon Fireside Chat

  • Daniel Dae Kim
  • Soon Mee Kim

October 7, 2021

10:00 AM

EST

Conference Kick Off

With MAJOR and Tiffany R. Warren. 

10:15 AM

EST

Presented by:

iHeartMedia

The Change is Here in conversation with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Moderator

  • Zuri Hall

Speaker

  • Leslie Odom, Jr.

10:45 AM

EST

Presented by:

SONY Music Group

Advisory in Times of Change

How do you encourage future leaders in a company, teaching employee engagement that fosters diverse and inclusive actions as part of a company’s mission and business goals? Whether through volunteerism or employee resource groups, hear from two experts who create spaces for important conversation and outlets to connect employees across varied experiences. Jeff Walker and Tiffany R. Warren will discuss how they help give voice to emerging talent and create opportunities for that talent to connect with mentors and support colleagues.

Speakers

  • Jeff Walker, EVP & Head, Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group

11:15 AM

EST

Pull up a Chair: A conversation with AIM Board Chairs MC Lyte and MAJOR

MAJOR sits down with AIM Board Chair, MC Lyte and discusses how she has pulled for representation, fairness and equity for themselves others in Music and beyond. while blazing trails and breaking records along the way.

Moderator

  • MAJOR

Speakers

  • MC Lyle

12:15 PM

EST

Presented by:

Spotify

The Unbothered Network: Amplifying & Elevating Black Women

Spotify’s Victor Barbieri is joined by award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator, Jemele Hill, and Executive Producer and Head of Content, Christina M. Tapper, to talk about their new groundbreaking podcast and production company, The Unbothered Network. They’ll discuss the importance of elevating the voices, stories, agency, and nuance of Black women and how podcasts can be a game-changer in giving a voice to an audience that is often chronically underserved across all mediums.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Jemele Hill, Award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator
  • Christina M. Tapper, Executive Producer at Spotify Studios and the Head of Content at The Unbothered Network

1:00 PM

EST

Presented by:

SXM Media

Deconstructing the Black Podcast Universe


Take a deep dive into the evolution of Black podcast listeners and creators with this session that will highlight the abundance of Black excellence in podcasting, unveil findings from the first-ever Edison Research Black Podcast Listener Report by SXM Media and Mindshare, and share the ways in which non-BIPOC audiences can pull up to support Black creators.

Moderator

  • Nidia Serrano, Senior Director, Sales Marketing Strategy at SXM Media

Speakers

1:45 PM

EST

Presented by:

MGMT: The Art of Making Things Happen

Tune into a conversation with Black music industry visionaries that will be featured in the upcoming Blacktag series, MGMT. We’ll hear their stories of breaking into the industry, deconstruct career-defining moves and talk broader cultural impact.

Moderator

Speakers

2:30 PM

EST

Presented by:

Google | YouTube

When la Cultura Shifts Culture: Intersectionality, Latinidad & Music

The LatinX community’s impact on culture has never felt more palpable. Join a group of experts, artists and creators as they explore intersectionality, cultural exchange and the effect the internet has had on how cultures interact, share, and evolve today.

Moderator

  • Henry Rabello, Senior Marketing Director, Latin America and Canada at YouTube

Speakers

8:00 PM

EST

ADCOLOR After Dark

In honor of ADCOLOR Everywhere, the sparks & honey team will collaborate with special guests to illuminate the barriers to making real and meaningful progress in establishing a pro-black-and-brown culture in creative, media and tech organizations. In a showcase of open learning principles, sparks & honey’s foundational Culture Briefing combines data science and social science to explore the horizontal, cultural shifts shaping our now, next and future—making connections across categories and assessing trends from the mainstream to the fringe.

October 8, 2021

7:00 PM

EST

The 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards presented by Google | YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and Amazon

Hosted by MC Lyte, performances by Grammy Nominated Artist, Ro James, Grammy Award winning singer Song writer, Emily King with DJ M.O.S.

11:00 PM

EST

ADCOLOR Awards After Party

In true ADCOLOR style, the 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards will be followed by its legendary After Party. Music for the night will be by DJ Olivia Dope, as well as legendary lyricist, DJ, voice over talent, actress and entertainer, MC Lyte. The stellar lineup will close out ADCOLOR Everywhere.