Rosie will give her views on how the industry can make a real impact on society and culture by avoiding the stereotypes that currently litter advertising as well as giving some very practical advice on how we can all make a difference.
Ex-NYC Gang Leader
"What does love look like in a gang?"
How does someone become leader of America's largest Latin Street gang (The Latin Kings), then get sentenced to 15 years for conspiring to sell narcotics, then turn their life around completely and motivate 7000 gang members into a powerful creative force in the community?
I'll tell you in September.
Ex President of D&AD
"Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think"
In the blank robotic face of digital disruption, creativity is all we humans have left. May as well enjoy ourselves as we try and stay alive.
About how advertising and marketing needs to be entertaining and artful again.
Marketing Director of British Gas
"The Business of Creativity"
Miriam has spent over 20 years schizophrenically jumping between client and agency sides. She plans to share her thoughts, hopefully some of them challenging, around how to stay creatively brave in a world gone safe, whichever side you’re on.
It’s likely she’ll touch on nudging rather than shouting, who loses their nerve first, and a penguin called Wilbur.
Mosaic Artist & Activist
Carrie is a self-titled craftivist who works from a mosaic-covered HQ, The Treatment Rooms in west London. Her work blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, using the craft techniques of mural, mosaic and screen-printing to create intricate, highly politicised works of art.