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Creative Leaders Retreat 2023

The lineup at Creative Leaders Retreat 2023 + WITHIN consists of some of the best
and brightest from the Advertising and Design industry and beyond! To ensure each session is kept to a manageable size we will be asking attendees 2 weeks before the start of the retreat to pre-select their sessions. We will provide the link in a separate email.

6:00PM
6:00pm-8:00 pm
Riverview Room - Top Floor
8:30AM
8:30am-9:30 am
Queen Anne Ballroom
9:30AM
9:30am-9:45 am
Queen Anne Ballroom
10:00AM
CANCELLED: AI: Augmented Imagination and the Bloody Edge Of Creativity
Remy Merriex
Worldwide Executive Creative Director, Amazon Prime Video
10:00am-11:00 am
WITHIN
**Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this session has been cancelled**
10:00am-11:00 am
Royal AB
CLR
OK, put this on your google calendar so your boss and your co-workers think it’s all nicey-nicey and then let’s talk about what this is really about:  How to st... See More
From me, to you
Chris Beresford-Hill
North America President and CCO, Ogilvy Advertising, Ogilvy
10:00am-11:00 am
Royal CD
CLR
All your life as a creative doer, the better you did as an individual, the more success you found. Transitioning to leadership means reprogramming yourself and ... See More
11:15AM
Be Happy at Work in 172 Easy Steps
Danilo Boer
Global Creative Partner, FCB Global
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal AB
CLR
In this session, Danilo will break down 10 bullet points for each one of the 172 steps that he carefully dissected throughout the course of his career on how to... See More
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal CD
CLR
Creative leadership, especially when you’re young, is largely inherited. Simply, we are managing and guiding much like the persons who managed and guided us in ... See More
INSIDER TRADING
Susan Levine
Group Creative Director, Electro Creative Workshop, The Clorox Company
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal Salon
CLR
Tips (that work) from an outsider who worked their way in: Have you ever left a meeting scratching your head – why didn’t they buy it? In this session I’ll shar... See More
12:30PM
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
1:45PM
Advertising is dead
Philippe Meunier
Co-Founder & CCO, Sid Lee
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal AB
CLR
Clients don't want ads anymore. They want creative partners to transform and re-iterate their businesses. Philippe will explain why creative culture and multidi... See More
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal CD
CLR
Sometimes the greatest lessons come from the not-greatest experiences.  So swear to silence and we will let you in on what we’ve seen, suffered and learned alo... See More
GIVE UP, GO FURTHER
Kinney Edwards & Krystle Watler
Global Head of Creative Lab & Head of Creative Agency Partnerships, TikTok
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal Salon
CLR
Today's emerging creatives, creators and consumers have one thing in common — they're the most value-driven generation ever, and they're all on TikTok. Successf... See More
3:00PM
3:00pm-4:00 pm
Royal AB
WITHIN
Steve Jobs famously said “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” We’re two former agency creatives, that made the jump to the brand side. We’ll sh... See More
So, You Think You Want to Be an ECD…
Suz Keen & Lyle Yetman
Executive Creative Directors, McKinney
3:00pm-4:00 pm
Royal CD
CLR
Lessons, learnings and growing pains from the first year of leading a creative department. We don’t know what we’re doing and we can teach you everything we don... See More
3:00pm-4:00 pm
Royal Salon
CLR
Being able to give concise, direct feedback to the teams and individuals you lead is essential. But when you are first learning to lead, it can be hard to know ... See More
4:15PM
4:15pm-5:15 pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
5:15PM
6:00PM
6:00pm-9:00 pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
8:30AM
8:30am-9:30 am
Queen Anne Ballroom
10:00AM
10:00am-11:00 am
Royal AB
WITHIN
Fifteen years ago it was selling out to go brand-side as a creative. Now, sitting at the intersection of agencies, internal creative teams and marketers actuall... See More
Those ad dudes really f**ked us up, huh?
Mo Said
Founder and Creative Director, Mojo Supermarket
10:00am-11:00 am
Royal CD
CLR
Many of us grew up in advertising at a time where diversity wasn’t a good thing. When you're stuck in an environment where limitations are imposed on how much ... See More
Stumbling Into Success
Alex Bodman
VP, Global Executive Creative Director, Spotify
10:00am-11:00 am
Royal Salon
WITHIN
Life - and a career - is what happens when you’re making five-year plans. In a period of change and innovation, the ability to fearlessly try things, iterate, a... See More
11:15AM
Curtain Up for the New Age of Creativity
Geoffrey Goldberg
Co-Founder & CCO, Movers + Shakers
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal AB
CLR
Join award-winning writer, director, choreographer, and Movers+Shakers CCO Geoffrey Goldberg as he shares how a career on Broadway prepared him to disrupt creat... See More
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal CD
CLR
A very common question you have to navigate at ECD/CCO-level conversations is ‘what kind of leader are you?’ With the fortune of having worked for over 25 agen... See More
11:15am-12:15 pm
Royal Salon
WITHIN
In a world of startups and D2C brands, this year’s Next Big Thing might not have existed a year ago – or might not yet have launched! What’s a mature brand to d... See More
12:30PM
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Queen Anne Ballroom
1:45PM
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal AB
Being able to give concise, direct feedback to the teams and individuals you lead is essential. But when you are first learning to lead, it can be hard to know ... See More
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal CD
Creative leadership, especially when you’re young, is largely inherited. Simply, we are managing and guiding much like the persons who managed and guided us in ... See More
Encore Session - GIVE UP, GO FURTHER
Kinney Edwards & Krystle Watler
Global Head of Creative Lab & Head of Creative Agency Partnerships, TikTok
1:45pm-2:45 pm
Royal Salon
CLR
Today's emerging creatives, creators and consumers have one thing in common — they're the most value-driven generation ever, and they're all on TikTok. Successf... See More
6:00PM
6:00pm-9:00 pm
403 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
RSVP required
9:00PM
9:00pm-10:30 pm
726 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
RSVP Required
9:00AM
9:00am-12:00 pm
There will be no programming on this date. If you are staying at the Hotel Monteleone, checkout is at 12:00 pm CT. 

* All sessions are in CT (Central Time)

LOCATION & LODGING

All sessions and most meals will be held at the historic Hotel Monteleone, also known as the crown jewel of Royal Street.

HOTEL MONTELEONE
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
(504) 523-3341