Monday May 7th, 1:00pmVenue: The One Club for Creativity
450 W. 31st St, 6th Floor, NYC 10001
Each year The One Club for Creativity runs the Educator Summit. The summit aims to address current issues and expand resources for those teaching and/or working in the academic arena. Through panel discussions and workshops educators gain practical knowledge and strategies for empowering young creative minds and preparing students for successful careers.
This year's theme will focus on engaging our current millennials. There will be an insightful panel talk followed by breakout sessions and concluding group discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Dan Balser, Program Director of The Creative Circus
Gail Gumora, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist and creator of The Stepping Stone: A Unique Support System for Learning
Bobby Jones, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) of Peace First and expert on teens and millennials
Lauren Costa, Group Creative Director, Droga5Today's students have grown up in an electronics-filled and increasingly online and social-network world. Ever wonder how this has affected their classroom learning and ability to think critically and creatively? A panel of experts studying the mindset of the millennials will discuss with agency professionals and teachers how to develop the necessary tools and teaching methods for reengaging students in the process of learning. Moderated by Dan Balser, Program Director of The Creative Circus, this panel and the corresponding workshops aim to enrich any teacher's toolbox.
Jean Bathanny, VP, Global Creative for Walt Disney Parks
There’s been an industry wide shift in talent from agencies to client side. Marketers are taking a lot of their business in house and creatives are following. Jean Batthany, VP, Global Creative at Yellow Shoes, internal agency for Walt Disney Parks + Resorts, shares her insights on what brands like Disney are looking for when recruiting young diverse talent.
Britney Krupa, Director of Talent at Mother
Britney will discuss her experience recruiting young creative talent. What she and her team look for in portfolios, resumes, and interviews. Q&A will follow.
Director, Education Partnerships - Talent Engagement & Inclusion, 4A's
Sheryl Johnson Ross
Associate Professor, Assistant Chairman, Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication
Yuvay Meyers Ferguson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Marketing
Department Chair, School of Business
It has been an ongoing challenge to diversify the pool of advertising and design student. However, several schools are making a strong effort to broaden their student body and revamp their curriculum. By addressing the cultural interests of and igniting the spark in these young creatives, a change is happening! Al Benoit, Director of Education Partnerships for the 4A's along with professors from Howard University will discuss their approach and recruiting strategies for building a more inclusive educational program.