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ADCC Awards Week

May 31 - June 3

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Join us at ADCC Awards Week – a series of exclusive virtual talks to inspire and celebrate Canadian creativity, culminating in the big event – the ADCC Awards.

From May 31-June 2, we’ll feature interviews, panel discussions, and presentations from creative luminaries including the legendary Bruce Mau as well as Steven Meizler, cinematographer of The Queen’s Gambit. And we’re ending the week with the 2021 ADCC Awards virtual show on Thursday, June 3rd where we’ll announce and celebrate this year’s best of the best.

Full schedule to be released in the coming weeks.


Professional – $35 + tax
ADCC Member – $20 + tax
Students – $10 + tax
ADCC Student Members – Free



Monday, May 31st

5:00pm ET | Pangram Pangram
Montreal-based foundry Pangram Pangram walks us through their studio and work, and talks to us all about type design.

5:30pm ET | Doors Open
Behind-the-scenes looks at the spaces and work of some of the World’s top design studios – featuring Savvy (Mexico City/NYC) and Fw:Books (Amsterdam).

6:00pm ET | In Conversation with Steven Meizler
If you’re a lover of craft, boy do we have the session for you. Steven Meizler is an award-winning cinematographer whose latest claim to fame is the celebrated Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. But wait, there’s more. A whole lot more. From Schindler’s List to Jerry Maguire, Saving Private Ryan to The Social Network, Steven has been behind the camera for some of the greatest films in the past few decades. Join ADCC President Andrew Simon for a very special, pre-recorded “In Conversation With…” as he chats with Steven about his amazing Hollywood journey.

Tuesday, June 1st

5:00pm ET | Canada Modern x ADCC Archive
Canada Modern’s Blair Thomson showcases ADCC Award-winning items from his extensive physical archive.

5:45pm ET | Doors Open
Behind-the-scenes looks at the spaces and work of some of the World’s top design studios – featuring Thonik (Amsterdam) and Baillat Studio (Montreal).

6:15pm ET | Created: Catching up with Ketchup
Over the past few years, creative work for Heinz ketchup has been everywhere. Lyranda Martin-Evans (host of the ADCC’s Created podcast) catches up with Mike Dubrick (Rethink), Julian Morgan (Rethink) and Brian Neumann (Kraft Heinz) about the process behind creating the award-winning work that’s impacted both the advertising world and the real world.

7:00pm ET | Alex Bogusky & David Droga: Extra Gems
Curated by Zak Mroueh

To help save the ADCC last summer with the All-Nighter Webathon, Zulu Alpha Kilo’s CCO & Founder Zak Mroueh convinced David Droga and Alex Bogusky to be interviewed together for the first time ever. They had an intimate discussion about everything from what it takes to do the best work in the world to their thoughts on vegetable gardens–even the latter topic was captivating. Zak has gone back to the interview footage and compiled some fantastic ‘extra gems’ that didn’t make the first cut. We hope you enjoy some wisdom from these two industry legends.

Wednesday, June 2nd

5:00pm ET | Diversity in Design? A Canadian Discussion
Design firms across Canada pledged to support Black Lives Matter in 2020. What are the results in 2021?

How can Respectful Design and Indigenous principles and knowledge be used as frameworks for educators, students, designers, and industry? How do we make art and design schools safe cultural places for all students?

How do we ensure the industry continues the flow of decolonisation, Respectful Design and Wholistic Indigenous Principles frameworks in the workforce.

Join us for this panel discussion featuring Mark Rutledge (Animikii), Stephanie Small (TAXI), Ana Rita Morais (George Brown College), moderated by Angela Bains (OCAD University).

6:00pm ET | Bruce Mau (live)
Featuring a live presentation from creative luminary Bruce Mau, followed by an audience Q&A. Full details coming soon.

Thursday, June 3rd

5:30pm ET | Cocktail Roulette
The classic pre-show mingling you love from the comfort of your own couch. Or home office. Or bed.

6:00pm ET | 2021 ADCC Awards
Celebrate Canada’s award winning advertising, design and interactive work at the 2021 ADCC Awards. In addition to announcing ADCC award winners, we’ll also reveal this year’s Les Usherwood Award recipient and present the prestigious Scarlet Letter Awards – recognizing overall achievement for Agency, Design Agency, Design Studio, Interactive Agency and Production Company of the Year.


May 31
June 3
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