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AdFest, D&AD to jointly launch academy for young creatives

22-February-2013
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AdFest, D&AD to jointly launch academy for young creatives

AdFest, in partnership with D&AD, is introducing the AdFest+D&AD Academy during AdFest 2013, which will be held on March 17-19. The Academy offers creative young guns an opportunity to refine their creative problem-solving skills by participating in a series of ‘Inspiration Sessions’ presented by award-winning creative over two days.

All delegates at AdFest 2013 (aged 30 years or under) are invited to enroll in the Academy. Registration is free of charge, but is limited to 60 delegates per class.

Commenting on the initiative, Jimmy Lam, President, AdFest said, “AdFest and D&AD share many of the same fundamental goals and principals. Both organisations are committed to supporting creative excellence, and both are passionate about nurturing emerging talent and encouraging experimentation. This makes our partnership with D&AD all the more exciting.”

Tim Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer, D&AD in London added here, “The AdFest+D&AD Academy will help young creatives prepare for the seismic shifts that are occurring within our industry. D&AD prides itself on running programmes that empower individuals and teams to raise their creative game.”

The AdFest+D&AD Academy will be held during AdFest 2013 on March 18 and 19 in Pattaya, Thailand. Chaired by Lindsay, the AdFest+D&AD Academy will give participants the chance to probe the minds of some of the region’s top creative directors. 

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