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A Year In Rearview

November 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Like most things in 2020, award shows are a no go. So, The ADCC is teaming up with the internet to bring you, A Year in Rearview,

This free online event features guest speakers and panel discussions covering topics like diversity and inclusion, the new normal of WFH, and all the things that made us say WTF. It’s a celebration of everything our industry has overcome and everything we’ve learned along the way.⁠

Together, let’s put 2020 in our rearview.⁠

When & What

Thursday, November 26, 2020
3-6pm EST
Free online event

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3:00-3:30pm – Making ‘Us-ness’ Happen
3:30-4:00pm – Design From Right To Left
4:00-5:00pm – Inclusion in Casting: Then, Now and Next
5:00-6:00pm – Dear Leaders, Be Better


Making ‘Us-ness’ Happen
Genie Gurnani – ECD/Head of Creative at Virtue Americas

As creative people in a creative industry, we feel lucky to do what we do and are proud of where we do it. Work is personal, and personal is work. Our careers are a source of pride, passion, and a pulse in our lives. But now that we haven’t been in office for a long while and don’t know when we will return, that element of our identities is being redefined. Making Us-ness Happen is a mini case study of our crew at Virtue Americas and how we’ve tried to create, grow, and protect a shared spirit—an “us-ness”—despite our geographical differences and distances.

Design From Right To Left
Mirko Ilić – Illustrator, Designer & Activist

What role does design have in the world around us? Artist-activist Mirko Ilic, creator of the Tolerance Poster Show, takes us through the symbols and iconography of socio-political movements – from Neo-Nazis to The Design of Dissent – and reminds us of the power and potential that designers have to create a better future.

About Mirko:
Bosnian-born Mirko Ilic is an illustrator, graphic designer, and activist. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. When he arrived in the U.S. he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition, and later the art director of the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times.

In 1995 he established his firm Mirko Ilic Corp. His company designs for a wide range of clients, from pro bono organizations to the high luxury hospitality clients. His work is in collections of institutions such as Smithsonian Museum, MoMA San Francisco and MoMA New York.

He is the co-author of the book The Design of Dissent with Milton Glaser. And he is a co-author of 10 books with Steven Heller.

Mirko also organizes and curates shows and lectures around the world. The most known of them is the Tolerance Poster Show which appeared more than 101 times in 31 countries around the world. For the first time, the Tolerance Poster Show has come to Canada and is on display at Urbanspace Gallery in Toronto until December 19th.

Inclusion in Casting: Then, Now and Next
Panel Discussion

Join Aleysa Young, Samir Mallal and Shasta Lutz as they discuss the changing landscape of commercial casting. As they demystify the commercial casting process, they will discuss everything from the Hire Higher initiative, to the mindset and language changes that will help make casting more inclusive in the future.

Shasta Lutz, Casting Director at Jigsaw Casting
Samir Mallal, Director
Aleysa Young, Director and Co-Founder of Hire Higher
Hosted by Joan Digba, Events Architect at BIPOC TV & Film

Dear Leaders, Be Better
Panel Discussion

More than ever, we look to our leaders to take accountability for our industry and become the agents of change. How can we make sure we build a more diverse and equitable future?

Join some of the most influential leaders talk about the importance of re-shaping an industry criticized for its lack of diversity to one that fosters community and connection.

Jonathan Daly, Global Group Planning Director at Ogilvy
Della Mathew, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy New York
Carlos Moreno, Partner & Chief Creative Officer at Broken Heart Love Affair
Forest Young, Chief Creative Officer at Wolff Olins
Hosted by Mooren (Mo) Bofill, Partner & Creative Director, Design at 123w


November 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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