Cannes Can: Diversity Collective’s Inkwell Beach Virtual Session 2021
When: Tuesday, June 8 to Thursday, June 10; World Bending Activism: How Creativity Defined a Culture of Activism Around The World is on June 10 at 11 a.m. EDT
Where: Online event
The Cannes Can: Diversity Collective Inkwell Beach will host “Curative Conversations” across three days. Topics will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) commitments and progress around the world since the death of George Floyd, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the #ForwardFocused movement designed to bring about permanent change.
This year, the panel hopes to stimulate conversation on topics such as the development of talent channels in non-traditional ways, creativity, c-suite engagement and more.
Founded by Adrianne C. Smith, FleishmanHillard’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, Cannes Can: Diversity Collective hosted its first beach activation focused on DE&I at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2019.
World Bending Activism: How Creativity Defined a Culture of Activism Around the World
FleishmanHillard’s Jacob Porpossian, a member of the agency’s global DE&I and global creative leadership teams, will moderate the World Bending Activism: How Creativity Defined a Culture of Activism Around the World discussion. Panel guests include Emily Graham, chief equity and impact officer at Omnicom; XiaoHwa Ng, cultural content director at ADMERASIA; Rich Ferraro, chief communications officer at GLAAD; Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president at Mastercard; and Karlie Thornton, founder at froSkate. Panelists will explore creativity in activism, its benefits and challenges, and how the communications and advertising industries can drive actionable change.
Learn more about and register for the Cannes Can: Diversity Collective’s Inkwell Beach Virtual Session here.