ADCOLOR® TURNS 10

Celebrate a decade of different making a difference.

Join us from September 18-21 for the 10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards in Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL.

How to get involved? Nominate, Register and Partner today!

WHO WE ARE

Mission Statement

ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and celebrate one another.

What We Believe

The world is stagnant with sameness. That’s why we want people to stand out and be different. To go beyond labels and shine as individuals with unique perspectives and personalities. We want companies to recognize these different people not as quotas, but as assets, who bring new, fresh and brilliant ideas to every business.

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WORDS FROM OUR PEOPLE

CONFERENCE

The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. We are a one-day immersive event that convenes innovators, experts and thought leaders from multiple creative industries: advertising, marketing, media, entertainment, public relations and tech.

 

This year’s theme is: Challenge Now.

 

Culturally, politically, socially and economically, the world is changing. Conversations about our differences are happening globally with reactions ranging from openness to fear. There’s never been a better time to take action, to change the mind-sets of our friends, colleagues and leaders and to positively affect our future.

 

We cannot wait. We must Challenge Now. Challenge ourselves to recognize and overcome our own social bias. Challenge others to move away from legacy thinking. And challenge the status quo by taking action. Be bold. Speak up. 

Challenge Now.

AGENDA

Schedule times are subject to change.

12:00pm - 5:00pm

On-Site Registration

Attendees must check-in or register prior to participating in any ADCOLOR events and programming. Pick up your name badge, program book and gift bag at the registration table!
8:00am - 3:00pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon (FUTURES Only)

presented by Apple
4:00pm - 5:00pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon Presentations (All Registered Guests)

presented by Apple
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Reception (All Registered Guests)

presented by Hilton Worldwide
6:00pm - 9:00pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES Welcome & Orientation (FUTURES Only)

8:00am - 5:00pm

ADCOLOR Conference (All Registered Guests)

presented by GSD&M and Omnicom Group
Attire: business casual
8:00am - 5:00pm

On-Site Registration

Attendees must check-in or register prior to participating in any ADCOLOR events and programming. Pick up your name badge, program book and gift bag at the registration table!
8:00am - 5:00pm

Conference Lounge

presented by Hilton Worldwide
8:00am - 9:00am

Welcome Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks

Speakers:
  • Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President, ADCOLOR/Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
  • Tai Beauchamp, Founder & Chief Life Style Curator, The Tai Life; Host of the 2016 ADCOLOR Conference
9:15am - 10:00am

2016: Moments That Challenged America

We see you, 2016 and what a year you’ve been with cultural moments that continue to challenge media, our nation and the world. Join us for this extraordinary year in review of trending topics including, #OscarsSoWhite, #BlackLivesMatter, #PrayForOrlando, #Hamiltonys, and so much more.

Moderator:
  • Douglas Quenqua, Editor-in-Chief, Campaign USA

Speakers:

  • Luvvie Ajayi, Writer,  AwesomelyLuvvie.com
  • Brian Ellner, GM for Corporate & Public Affairs, Edelman
  • Will Jawando, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute
10:00am - 10:45am

Culture Briefing: Now, Next and Future

presented by Sparks & Honey

This signature sparks & honey daily briefing will review culture from the edges to the mainstream. We will also explore the most relevant and interesting cultural signals that will spark new thinking about the now, next and future with the purpose of opening minds and creating possibilities.

Speakers:
  • Terry Young, Founder & CEO, Sparks & Honey
  • Imari Oliver, VP, Cultural Strategy, Sparks & Honey
10:45am - 11:00am

15-Minute Break

11:05am -12:00pm

Technology: The Ubiquitous Social Activist

When social platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were established, no one could have ever imagined their current impact on our collective consciousness. Sure, they are still used to chronicle our daily lives. But they are also used to bear witness to systemic injustice, protect victims' rights and activate global movements, to name a few. Listen in as this panel examines the seemingly boundless power of technology as a catalyst for social change.

Moderator:
  • Chanelle Hardy, Strategic Outreach and Public Policy Partnerships, Google

Speakers:

  • Kiva Wilson, Diversity Business Partner for Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
  • Earnest Pettie, Brand & Diversity Curation Lead, Culture and Trends, YouTube
  • Nuria Santamaria Wolfe, Head of Multicultural Strategy, Twitter
 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

presented by Bing
1:10pm - 2:05pm

FUTURES Masterclass: ADCOLOR University (Part I)

presented by UCB@Work

Improv comedy teams routinely create funny, engaging performances on the fly. UCB@Work offers a playful environment to practice the improv fundamentals that double as professional skills. Upright Citizens Brigade at Work veteran instructors direct a series of improv-based exercises designed to be disarming, fun and informative. Workshops often focus on: building trust in the team; improving innovation; presenting on your feet & engaging an audience in the moment.

Open to the current class of FUTURES Only.
1:10pm - 2:05pm

Breakout Session 1A: Executive Presence: Your Key to the C-Suite

You believe that you’re destined for greatness, but do you look like you’re destined for greatness? In this workshop, the Center for Talent Innovation explores this slippery slope that confounds many women and people of color. Learn how perception actively contributes to your ascension to the executive suite and never underestimate the importance of Executive Presence in the pursuit of your corporate dreams.

Speaker:
  • Ripa Rashid, Executive Vice President, Center for Talent Innovation
1:10pm - 2:05pm

Breakout Session 1B: Accelerating Your Acceptance

presented by GLAAD

The Good News: After an incredible year of advancement, marriage equality is now recognized nationwide. The Not-So-Good News: Consequently, many Americans mistakenly assume that the battle for LGBT rights is over. In this workshop, the findings from GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance 2016 survey will be shared, with a spotlight placed on continued advocacy for full LGBT acceptance and equality.

Speakers:
  • Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs, GLAAD
1:10pm - 2:05pm

Breakout Session 1C: Courageous Conversations About Race (Part I)

presented by Wieden+Kennedy

(For Director/VP level and above)

Attend this session in which Wieden+Kennedy and diversity consultant, Glenn Singleton, discuss how his two-day workshop, Beyond Diversity: Courageous Conversations about Race created a real culture of difference, helped employees get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and inspired deeper consciousness about race in the agency.

Speaker:
  • Glenn E. Singleton, Founder & President, Pacific Educational Group
2:15pm - 3:10pm

FUTURES Masterclass: ADCOLOR University (Part II)

presented by UCB@Work

Improv comedy teams routinely create funny, engaging performances on the fly. UCB@Work offers a playful environment to practice the improv fundamentals that double as professional skills. Upright Citizens Brigade at Work veteran instructors direct a series of improv-based exercises designed to be disarming, fun and informative. Workshops often focus on: building trust in the team; improving innovation; presenting on your feet & engaging an audience in the moment.

Open to current class of FUTURES only.
2:15pm - 3:10pm

Breakout Session 2A: Unconscious Bias: Where Are We Now

presented by Google

Truthfully, we are all biased. None of us are born that way, but our experiences create the lens through which we view each other. The workplace is particularly susceptible to the effects of quick decisions that often lead to misjudgments and missed opportunities. Building on last year, join the conversation as this scenario-based workshop explores ways to combat your own biases, hold yourself and others accountable, and ultimately create a more inclusive workplace that supports and encourages diverse perspectives.

Facilitators:
  • Julie Ann Crommett, Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief, Google
  • Lauren Thomas Ewing, Global Unbiasing Program Manager, Google
2:15pm - 3:10pm

Breakout Session 2B: Meet Her at the Top

Listen in as these trailblazing women share key secrets to their success. Everyone can learn from this very frank conversation. Topics include: the importance of female leadership, being paid what you’re worth and work-life balance vs. work-life integration. And yes, you will walk away with new #sheroes and innovative strategies for your own career.

Moderator:
  • Michele Thornton, SVP, Television Sales, Centric TV
Speakers:
  • Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, EVP, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment
  • Lucinda Martinez, SVP, Multicultural & International Marketing, HBO Inc.
  • Lisa Lee, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Pandora
  • Nancy Reyes, Managing Director TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, New York
2:15pm - 3:10pm

Breakout Session 2C: Courageous Conversations About Race (Part II)

presented by Wieden+Kennedy

(For Director/VP level and above)

Now, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and experience this work for yourself. Through a series of exercises, you will become more informed on the topic of race. The invaluable tools needed to candidly talk about and understand the impact of race in our lives are truly within everyone’s reach.

Speaker:
  • Glenn E. Singleton, Founder & President, Pacific Educational Group
3:10pm - 3:25pm

15-Minute Break

3:30pm - 3:40pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon Winners Announcement

presented by Apple
3:40pm - 4:25pm

The Making of a Movement: Dream It. Build It. Lead It.

Do you have what it takes to change the world? Every social movement begins with a simple idea and a vision that resonates with the masses. Learn how these fearless leaders got their start and how they continue to make an impact within their communities. After hearing their stories, how will you #challengenow?

Moderator:
  • Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Head of Black Community Engagement, Google and Co-Founder/CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)
Speakers:
  • Chloe C. Sledd, Founder & CEO, Voicelots Inc.
  • Mailet Lopez, Founder & CEO, IHadCancer; Co-Founder, Squeaky.com
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls CODE
4:30pm - 5:25pm

What Did I Miss?

The inherent problem with breakout sessions is that you can only attend one. The solution? This year, our moderators will recap their breakout sessions by highlighting key discussion points that resonated the most and the Challenge Now moment that set the Twittersphere on fire. So, don’t miss this session specifically designed for you to not miss a thing.

Moderator:
  • Tai Beauchamp, Founder & Chief Life Style Curator, TheTaiLife
Speakers:
  • Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs, GLAAD
  • Glenn E. Singleton, Founder & President, Pacific Educational Group
  • Julie Ann Crommett, Program Manager, Computer Science Edu in Media, Google
  • Michele Thornton, SVP, Television Sales, Centric TV
  • Ripa Rashid, Executive Vice President, Center for Talent Innovation
5:25pm - 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

Speakers:
  • Christena J. Pyle, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Omnicom Group and Director, ADCOLOR
7:00pm - 8:30pm

ADCOLOR Cocktail Reception (All Registered Guests)

presented by REVOLT TV
Attire: business casual/cocktail
5:30pm - 6:30pm

10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Red Carpet Reception (All Registered Guests)

Attendees must check in prior to attending the ADCOLOR Awards and the Red Carpet Reception.
Attire: sexy black tie
7:00pm - 9:30pm

10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards (All Registered Guests)

presented by GSD&M and Omnicom Group  
10:00pm - 1:00am

The Official ADCOLOR After Party (All Registered Guests)

presented by BET Networks

2016 SPEAKERS

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer and speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and …

Luvvie Ajayi

Writer, AwesomelyLuvvie.com

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe leads Multicultural Audience Strategy for Twitter. She was named an ‘Advertising …

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Head of Multicultural Strategy, Twitter

Chanelle Hardy

Chanelle Hardy is an attorney and public policy expert dedicated to advancing policies that promote economic …

Chanelle Hardy

Strategic Outreach and Public Policy Partnerships, Google

Tai Beauchamp

Tai Beauchamp, an influencer, public speaker, media personality and entrepreneur, is known for engaging women …

Tai Beauchamp

ADCOLOR Conference Host

Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated…

Kimberly Bryant

Founder and CEO Black Girls CODE

Kiva Wilson

Kiva Wilson, Ed.M., serves as a Diversity Business Partner for Facebook’s Global Marketing Solutions …

Kiva Wilson

Diversity Business Partner for Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

Valeisha Butterfield Jones

Co-Founder/CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)

Valeisha Butterfield Jones is …

Valeisha Butterfield Jones

Head of Black Community Engagement for Google

Julie Ann Crommett

Julie Ann Crommett joined Google in December 2013 and is working to shift perceptions of computer science in …

Julie Ann Crommett

Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief, Google

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz continues his high profile career on television and in film. He has recently completed principal …

Wilson Cruz

CBS’ “Doubt”, 10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Host

Earnest Pettie

An eight-year veteran of the world of web video, Earnest Pettie served as the Sr. Editor of viral video …

Earnest Pettie

Brand & Diversity Curation Lead, Culture and Trends at YouTube

Brian Ellner

Brian Ellner is the GM for Corporate & Public Affairs at Edelman. Brian is a strategic counselor to CCOs, CMOs…

Brian Ellner

GM for Corporate & Public Affairs, Edelman

Will Jawando

Will Jawando was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD by a loving family and a supportive community — …

Will Jawando

Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Mailet Lopez

Mailet Lopez is the CEO and founder of IHadCancer.com, a leading survivorship platform for survivors, fighters…

Mailet Lopez

CEO & Founder, IHadCancer Co-Founder, Squeaky.com

Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee is the director of diversity and inclusion at Pandora and is a self-proclaimed diversity geek who …

Lisa Lee

Director, Diversity & Inclusion Pandora

Lucinda Martinez

Lucinda Martinez is senior vice president, Multicultural & International Marketing, responsible for all …

Lucinda Martinez

SVP, Multicultural & International Marketing, HBO, Inc.

Douglas Quenqua

Douglas Quenqua is a journalist with more than 15 years experience covering the advertising and marketing …

Douglas Quenqua

Editor-in-Chief, Campaign USA

Ripa Rashid

Ripa is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on gender, global leadership and next generation …

Ripa Rashid

Executive Vice President Center for Talent

Nancy Reyes

Nancy is the operational lead for the agency and principal liaison across all clients, including GoDaddy, …

Nancy Reyes

Managing Director TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

Imari Oliver

Imari leverages more than 15 years of experience in strategy, planning, systems thinking and media to design …

Imari Oliver

VP, Cultural Strategy, sparks & honey

Chloe C. Sledd

Chloe earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University School of Business Honors Program…

Chloe C. Sledd

Founder & CEO, VoiceLots

Glenn Singleton

Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders …

Glenn Singleton

Founder and President, Pacific Educational Group

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i was named Executive Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS …

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

EVP, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment

Lauren Thomas Ewing

Lauren Thomas Ewing is a seasoned people strategist and leadership coach with experience in creatively …

Lauren Thomas Ewing

Global Unbiasing Program Manager Google

Zeke Stokes

Zeke Stokes joined GLAAD as Vice President of Programs in 2014. In that role, he leads GLAAD's advocacy work …

Zeke Stokes

Vice President of Programs, GLAAD

Michele Thornton

Michele Thornton is the SVP, Television Sales for BET’s sister network, Centric TV; which is part of the …

Michele Thornton

SVP, Television Sales, Centric TV

Terry Young

Terry is the Founder and CEO of sparks & honey—a new agency model that helps organizations bring the future …

Terry Young

Founder & CEO, sparks & honey

AWARDS

Each year, individuals and companies go above and beyond to make a difference in our industry. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they've earned.

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Catalyst

    Anjula Acharia
    Partner
    Trinity Ventures

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Lifetime Achievement Honorees

    Daisy Expósito-Ulla
    Chairman/CEO
    dexpósito & Partners, LLC

    Bill Imada
    Chairman & Chief Collaboration Officer
    IW Group, Inc.

    J. Melvin Muse
    Chairman & Chief Creative Officer
    MUSE, INC.

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Advocate

    Pamela Stewart
    Vice President, National Retail Sales
    The Coca-Cola Company

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Legends

    Christy Haubegger
    Executive
    CAA

    Lucinda Martinez
    SVP, Multicultural Marketing
    HBO, Inc.

  • 2016 ADCOLOR in Tech Honoree

    Tristan Walker
    Founder & CEO, Walker & Company
    Co-Founder & Chairman
    CODE2040

  • 2016 ADCOLOR MVP

    TBWAChiat Day & MAL & Park Pictures

  • 2016 One Club ADCOLOR Creative Honorees

    Caprice Yu
    EVP, Executive Creative Director
    McCann New York

    Terence Reynolds
    Principal/Creative Director
    The Richards Group

  • Mr. ADCOLOR 2016

    Kevin Lee
    Client Services Manager
    Digiday

Following please find a list of the ADCOLOR 2016 Award Nominees.

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Rising Star Nominees

    Christopher Corales
    Associate Manager, Consumer Insights
    Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

    Babette Sullivan Puebla
    Senior Copywriter
    The Integer Group

    Haywood R. Watkins III
    Associate Creative Director
    Group SJR

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Change Agent Nominees

    Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
    Executive Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications
    CBS Entertainment

    Kiran Chaudhri Lenz
    Associate Director of Operations Program Management
    GTB

    John Seifert
    Worldwide CEO
    Ogilvy & Mather

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Innovator Nominees

    Stacey Hightower
    Chief Operating Officer of Group E
    DAS Group of Companies

    Sheila Marmon
    Founder & Ceo
    Mirror Digital

    Marion Dickson
    Global Head of YouTube Social & Influencer Marketing
    YouTube

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Rockstar Nominees

    Keith Clinkscales
    Chief Executive Officer
    REVOLT Media & TV

    Erika Bennett
    Vice President, African American Marketing
    Allied Moxy

    Luvvie Ajayi
    Writer/Speaker
    Awesomely Luvvie

  • 2016 ADCOLOR Ad of the Year Nominees

    "Greenlight A Vet" - Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Walmart

    "INSIDE OUT" - Walton Isaacson, Lexus

    "How Do You See Me" - Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Coor Down

    "Turn Ignorance Around" - Walton Isaacson, CHIRLA Action Fund

    "This is Wholesome" - Droga 5, Honeymaid

  • 4 As MAIP

    Ramla Ali, Visual Design Apprentice at R/GA

    Michael Butts, Assistant Account Executive at McCann New York

    Phillip Cheng, Assistant Producer at Arnold Worldwide

    Toni Dawkins, Brand Strategist at Grey, NYC

    Diamia Foster, Associate Strategy at McCann New York

    Courtney Mccall Okoye, Designer at Plante Moran, Detroit

    Sade' Powell, Programming Manager at BET Networks

    Dzidzoli Quist, Manager, Digital Brand Activation & Media at Live Nation

    E.J. Stancil, Producer at R/GA

    Carlton Wilcoxson, Junoir Producer at McGarrahJessee

    William Yu, Senior Strategic Planner, TBWAChiatDay NY

  • AAF MAFA

    Mel Gray, Junior Creative Strategist at DigitasLBi

    Mylan Kimbrough, Strategy Associate at Starcom Mediavest Group

    Allison Slaughter, Account Executive at FCB Chicago

    Kamerin Chambers, Assistant Creative Services Project Manager at Guggenheim Partners

  • AAF MPMS

    Benigno Bacolores, Junior Planner at BBDO Worldwide

    Vanessa Charcas, Account Executive at Havas Life Metro

    Simone Jackson, Account Services Intern, Nike at Wieden + Kennedy

    Laura Linthicum, Copywriter at Arnold Worldwide

    Reema Rao, Brand Strategist at Leo Burnett

  • I'mPart - A program of the Advertising Club of New York

    Jessalin Lam, Relationship Manager at Hyper Island

  • Madison's Browne Fellowship

    Elvia Ortiz, Account Executive at BBDO

  • IAM - High School Innovation in Advertising & Marketing

    Jermaine Richards, Visual Artist Facilitator, Production at Wieden + Kennedy

  • Marcus Graham Project

    Brittany Allen, Brand Coordinator at 72andSunny

    Marianne Bellorin, Creative Strategist

    Selena Davant, Creative Intern at Carol H. Williams Agency

    Rayvon Shelton II, HR Liaison / Social Media Strategist at Broadview Park District

  • The One Club Boot Camp

    Krystal Hawkins, Assistant Media Planner at GSD&M

    Juwan Wedderburn, Junior Strategist at 72andSunny

    Andrea Windmeyer, Creative Strategist at Unique Influence

PRESENTING PARTNERS

 

DIAMOND PARTNERS

apple

Without our amazing partners, we couldn't do what we do. So join the movement to make an impact on the industry (and maybe the world).

PLATINUM PARTNERS

facebook revolt edelman

GOLD PARTNERS

hilton

SILVER PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

CORPORATE MEMBERS

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