Agenda

Conference content from the in-person ADCOLOR 2022 experience will air on December 14th and 15th. Those who have registered as Unlimited Virtual will be able to view all content on-demand following this initial viewing.

Day 1

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Subject to change

Mainstage

Presented by:

Cashmere.Monks

50 Years and Rising: Celebrating Five Decades of Hip-Hop’s Evolution from Subculture to THE Culture

2023 marks 50 years since the birth of Hip-Hop. One thing’s for sure – Hip-Hop is bigger than music. It’s a creative force. One that influences everything from fashion to sports to marketing. Hip Hop Legend Nas takes the ADCOLOR stage with former executive editor of The Source and Cashmere President/CCO, Ryan Ford and Mass Appeal CEO Peter Bittenbender will reflect on Hip-Hop’s rise and explore what’s next for the artform that knows no limits.

Speakers

  • Nas, GRAMMY-Award winning rap legend, and Mass Appeal partner
  • Ryan Ford, President & Chief Creative Officer, Cashmere
  • Peter Bittenbender, Mass Appeal CEO, Entrepreneur

Mainstage

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

THE STATE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & JUSTICE 2022

Prominent industry leaders, academics and journalists deliver a must-see report on the state of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice measures in 2022, and how these initiatives impact our careers, our lives, and our world.

Speakers

Mainstage

Presented by:

Google | YouTube

BALANCING ACT: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO TO BUILD DIVERSITY AND BELONGING

Hear how industry changemakers who have challenged the status quo at every level to reach new professional heights are redefining success and leaving an impactful legacy behind. They discuss how to balance the weight of professional success, wealth generation and legacy building with self-preservation, all while planting seeds for the next generation to grow.

Speakers

  • Adrienne Lofton, Global VP, Integrated Marketing, Platforms and Ecosystems, Google
  • Ryan Coogler, director, producer and writer
  • Keke Palmer, Actress
  • Lauren Ridloff, Actress

Mainstage

Presented by:

The Martin Agency

CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE: THE TEAM SPORT WE'RE LOSING

Allyship is the strongest catalyst for DEI, yet a majority of potential allies remain underutilized or unengaged. Our culture-shaping panelists reveal clear, simple and surprising narrative strategies that draw allies into diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging imperatives.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by:

Tech Equity Collective, a Google Initiative

Google | YouTube

TECH EQUITY: CENTERING BLACK INNOVATION IN TECH

Technology is central to the realization of racial equity and economic empowerment. Tech leaders and innovators explore what it looks like when Black innovation is centered in tech. Learn how the industry can work collectively with the Black community to supercharge the acceleration of Black genius and imagination in tech to change the world.

Speakers

Breakout

Pride at ADCOLOR powered by

PINKWASHING: APPRECIATION OR APPROPRIATION?

The pop culture limelight is currently shining intensely on the trans community but is this glaring spotlight allowing for greater self-expression and expanding people’s ability to live as themselves, or is it burning too bright and negatively impacting trans and nonbinary communities? Is the value of visibility binary?

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: HOW JEDI IS CHANGING THE STORIES WE SEE ON SCREEN

A conversation with network executives about the strategies they’ve implemented to create more inclusive work and tell stories that change the narrative about historically excluded communities.

Speakers

  • Kamala Avila-Salmon, Head of Inclusive Content, Motion Picture Group, Lionsgate
  • Christine Benitez, Senior VP, Multicultural Marketing & Brand, Paramount
  • Trina Pepe, Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing & AVENUE, AMC Networks
  • Sheereen M. Russell, SVP, Ad Sales and Inclusive Content Solutions, Oprah Winfrey Network & Warner Bros. Discovery

Breakout

Presented by MENA and Disability @ADCOLOR

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

DIVERSITY: ALWAYS IN FASHION

The fashion industry has come a long way when it comes to diversity on the runway, in ads and in the stores. This shift is changing the way we talk about beauty and is generating both applause and controversy. In this panel, we will talk with representatives from the fashion industry about the changes they’ve seen and what’s coming next.

Speakers

  • Xian Horn, Founder, Give Beauty Wings
  • Aminah Musa, Chief Creative Director, PaliRoots
  • Isa Beltre, Plush Consulting

Breakout

Presented by

"FOR LOVE AND COUNTRY": REFRAMING THE NARRATIVE OF LOST STORIES

Throughout its history, Black voices have elevated the genre of country music with little recognition or fanfare. In his Amazon Original documentary For Love and Country, director Joshua Kissi explores country music’s complicated past and how the music industry helped to reframe the true story of the genre, its artists, and its fans. Amazon Music’s Global Head of Editorial Raymond Roker, will join Kissi, along with Country Music Weekly host Amber Anderson, will discuss the important work directors and creatives are doing to help recenter diverse narratives in music today.

Speakers

Speaker details coming soon
  • Raymond Roker, Global Head, Editorial, Amazon Music
  • Joshua Kissi, Director, For Love and Country and founder, TONL
  • Amber Anderson, Host of Country Music Weekly on Amazon Music

Breakout

Presented by

OmnicomGroup

J.E.D.I. BEYOND BORDERS

Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion leaders from global organizations discuss the nuances and challenges unique to their communities: taking global vs. market-specific approaches, where to start, how to execute campaigns globally, and how to ultimately measure success.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

SETTING THE TABLE FOR EQUITY

Going beyond trying foods from different cultures and parts of the world, more and more consumers are demanding diverse-owned and created food and wine options creating a push for a more equitable industry. Join [moderator] as they discuss the rise of equity in food and wine with Claudette Zepeda of Top Chef Season 15, TJ Douglas, Founder & CEO at The Urban Grape and Sophie Kelly from Diageo.

Speakers

  • Claudette Zepeda, Founder & Creative Director, Chispa Hospitality and 2022 Competitor on Netflix’s Iron Chef Quest for an Iron Legend & Iron Chef Mexico
  • TJ Douglas, Founder & CEO The Urban Grape
  • Sophie Kelly, SVP Whiskey, North America, Diageo
  • Reem Assil, Chef & Founder, Reem’s California

Breakout

Presented by

72andSunny

SPEAK THE FUTURE

Words can uphold a truth, nurture a lie, shift perception and move culture. This conversation explores how creatives and industry execs can become more intentional with language, leading to safer and more inclusive environments where both people and creativity thrive.

Speakers

  • Jazzi McGilbert, Founder/CEO, Reparations Club
  • Nicole Cardoza, Reclamation Ventures
  • Tahirah Edwards Byfield, Creative Director, 72andSunny
  • Kimber Bowman, Director of Brand Strategy, Mansa

Mainstage

Presented by

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB AWARD

We salute the 2022 One Club | ADCOLOR Creative honorees, followed by their acceptance remarks.

Speakers

Speaker details coming soon

Mainstage

Presented by

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

NEAL ARTHUR & GLENN SINGLETON ON "THE WIEDEN WAY"

Dan Wieden’s recent passing has the advertising industry looking back at the incredible impact of Dan and his namesake agency. In this fireside chat, Founder and President of Courageous Conversation® Glenn Singleton and Wieden+Kennedy CEO and 2022 ADCOLOR Legend honoree Neal Arthur analyze “The Wieden Way” and the blueprint for leadership that has made Wieden+Kennedy so successful for decades.

Speakers

Mainstage

Presented by

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

BEING BRANDED

It is one hell of a fine line maintaining your own personal brand while working for a big name business – especially when the lines get crossed. Influential BIPOC executives share the balancing act they manage between their personal messaging and values and those of the companies that employ them, and the struggles that have come along with it.

Speakers

Day 2

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Subject to change

Mainstage

Presented by:

Meta

INCLUSION, IMMERSION AND EQUITY: BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER

To resonate with audiences and drive business, brands need to connect consumers with culture in authentic and meaningful ways. Using real brand examples, panelists explore opportunities to build inclusion and equity into immersive experiences, and introduce an Emerging Creator Starter Kit brought to you in partnership with ADCOLOR and Meta.

Speakers

Mainstage

Presented by:

yahoo!

THE NEW STATE OF CORPORATE COMMS

The importance of communication, emotional intelligence and addressing social issues is shaping corporate culture. Professionals from the worlds of corporate comms, social justice and politics come together to share strategies and guidance on how to cultivate corporate culture through comms.

Speakers

Mainstage

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

THE TRAUMA OF RACISM: A SESSION WITH DR. AMC

Director of Trauma-Informed Treatment at McLean Hospital and Harvard professor Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia provides a framework to effectively deconstruct systemic fear, prioritize safety, and reduce needless suffering as we move toward optimal healing and sustained change.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by:

GAMING THE FUTURE OF DIVERSITY

Today, 20% of the world’s population identifies as gamers. That number is expected to double in the next 5 years. As the fastest-growing entertainment medium in the world, games reach an immeasurably diverse audience every day. In this conversation, we’ll examine the importance of creator relationships, diverse teams, leaders and intentional processes. Join us as we partner with “talent TBD” to highlight the importance of diverse representation at every phase of design and storytelling in and around the world of gaming.

Speakers

Speaker details coming soon

Breakout

Presented by: Latinx for ADCOLOR powered by

Google | YouTube

¡ES PARA ADELANTE QUE VAMOS! (WE GO FORWARD!)

Trailblazing leaders in advertising, marketing and tech share their journeys to and through success, as well as personal playbooks to unlock opportunities for the broader community. This candid conversation also explores the ways brands and music connect with GLOYO Latinx creators and artists to amplify Latinx talent.

Speakers

  • AJ Ramos, Artist Relations Manager, YouTube
  • Dee Diaz, VP Global Digital Strategy, Reach Records
  • Ricardo Viramontes, Chief Creative Officer, The Springhill Company
  • Deb Renteria, Executive Director, Inclusive Creative + Marketing Strategy, Lionsgate

Breakout

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

GLENN SINGLETON PRESENTS: TOOLS FOR TELLING THE TRUTH

Join the Founder and President of Courageous Conversation®, Glenn Singleton, in this special session where you will apprehend tools that will equip you to engage in powerful and impactful conversations about race at your agency and beyond.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by:

New Session Coming Soon

APPROACHING TOUGH SUBJECTS

More Details Coming Soon

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Breakout

Presented by: Black at ADCOLOR powered by WPP/GroupM

SAY THE “QUIET” PART LOUD: WHY STAR EMPLOYEES ARE QUITTING, AND HOW TO RETAIN THEM

Conversation details coming soon.

Burnout, apathy, feeling silenced…what are the root causes of “quiet quitting” that organizations overlook? This panel explores a range of perspectives on “quiet quitting” from a line-up of dynamic individuals spanning the C-Suite to emerging stars. We’ll get a peek into their experiences, discuss ways employers can effectively address this trend in the workforce, and share how employees can have honest conversations with managers when they find themselves disengaged from their work.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by:

LinkedIn

EQUITY EVERY DAY: MOVING FROM IDEAS TO ACTION

If diversity is good for business, why aren’t people buying? When it comes to promoting JEDI outcomes, the current method of communication – what we call “the business case” – at best fails to motivate action, and at worst actually harms the communities it seeks to help. If we are committed to progress, we must move from the transactional to the transformational. Join us for helpful insights from the award-winning Equity Every Day research and move from ideas to action leadership.

Speakers

  • Ty Heath, Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute, LinkedIn
  • Illianna Acosta, Senior Channel Sales Manager, Global Co-Chair HOLA ERG, LinkedIn
  • Jamillah Bowman Williams, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Visiting Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School

Breakout

Presented by: Asians for ADCOLOR powered by

MORE STORIES TO TELL: UNIFYING ASIAN AMERICANS THROUGH MEDIA

Thinkers like Cathy Park Hong, shows like “Indian Matchmaking”, and music by artists like Japanese Breakfast have increased Asian American representation – but much of what we see features the same kinds of people in the same kinds of stories. This conversation spotlights the stories that have yet to be told, and the impact seeing ourselves makes in culture overall.

Speakers

Breakout

Presented by:

Desyree Dixon and

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

POWER OF BEING A RISER™: COPING WITH IDENTITY-BASED TRAUMA

At last year’s keynote, Desyree Dixon, aka “Auntie Dezz,” introduced us to identity-based trauma. This workshop is a follow-up to that conversation. The daily assaults on our identities – racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and others – can weigh us down. Auntie Dezz will introduce coping strategies from her five-part series, RISER™, to help us Rise Up. She will also share thoughts from her upcoming book, Masquerading As Myself, A Conversation About Identity-Based Trauma and the Myths of Imposter Syndrome. To fully participate, bring your phone or mobile device.

Speakers

Mainstage

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

AD OF THE YEAR AWARD

We salute the nominees for ADCOLOR’s 2022 Ad of the Year Award, followed by acceptance remarks from the winner.

Mainstage

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP (MVP) AWARD

We salute the nominees for ADCOLOR’s 2022 MVP Award, followed by acceptance remarks from the winners.

Mainstage

Presented by:

THE FUTURE OF FILMMAKING WITH BLACK GIRL FILM SCHOOL

Future-driven Black Girl Film School is using online film production and digital literacy programs to reshape the way girls think about learning STEAM-related topics. Through their recent collaboration with Amazon Studios, they created a directing masterclass focused on the work of Master director, Mariama Diallo. Amazon Studios Global Head of DEIA Latasha Gillespie, director Mariama Diallo, and Black Girl Film School founder Jayda Imanlihen will dive deep on creating a pipeline to success for Black women in the film industry, the impact of diverse perspectives and voices behind the camera, and what the future of film can look like.

Speakers

Speaker details coming soon

  • Latasha Gillespie, Head of Global DEI, Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb
  • Mariama Diallo, Filmmaker, Director, Master on Prime Video (2022), Hair Wolf (2018), Sketch (2017)
  • Jayda Imanlihen, filmmaker, Director of Multimedia Design and Production at University of Southern California, and Founder, Black Girl Film School

Mainstage

Presented by:

ADCOLOR EVERYWHERE

LIGHTING THE WAY: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH 2022 BEACON ISSA RAE

ADCOLOR’s Beacon Award honors individuals of note who use their considerable platform to change the status quo in the quest for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Join ADCOLOR Founder & President Tiffany R. Warren for a fireside chat with 2022 ADCOLOR Beacon, writer/producer/director/star, “Insecure” creator, and all-around truth teller Issa Rae.

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