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THE ADCOLOR CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY MICROSOFT AND OMNICOM GROUP

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.

For too long we’ve spoken and nobody has listened.
Still, we are told to “sit down and be humble.”
“It’s not your time yet.”
“We only hire the best.”
That “it’s just business,” when really, it’s just business as usual.
That time has passed.
Today is the day to speak our truths louder.
To raise our voices and say, “enough.”

Today is the day we march ourselves out of the margins we’ve been forced into.
Because every one of us deserves respect.
Every one of us deserves acceptance.
And every one of us deserves to feel safe.

Together, we are united in this quest for equality.
And united, we are catalysts for a future that celebrates every one of us.
Not in spite of what makes us different but because of what makes us unique.

That future begins today.
We demand it.
Because even tomorrow is too late.

So here we are, the moment of truth.
The moment that changes everything.
Will you, the people, speak your truth?
Will you, the allies, listen and take action?
Will we, as a culture, rise to the challenge?

We have been told to sit and wait.
But we will wait no longer.
Now is the time for impact—to speak louder than intent.
The moment of silence is over.
What will you DO in this Moment of Truth?

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2018 Agenda

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  • 19 Sep
  • 20 Sep
  • 21 Sep
  • 22 Sep
  • 23 Sep
10:00am - 3:30pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Orientation Presented by 72andSunny

Open only to FUTURES

1:00pm - 3:00pm
ADCOLOR UNIVERSITY - part I Presented by UCB@Work

Open only to FUTURES

6:00pm - 8:00pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Welcome Dinner

Open only to FUTURES

9:00am - 4:00pm
We See You FUTURES Presented by Deutsch

Open only to FUTURES

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meet the FUTURES Mixer Presented by Google

Open only to FUTURES & Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Presenting Badge Holders

12:00pm - 8:00pm
GUEST Registration
3:00pm - 8:00pm
ADCOLOR Conference Lounge and Oath Lounge
4:00pm - 5:00pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon Presentations Presented by Apple & TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Opened to Registered Attendees

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Welcome Cocktails
6:30pm - 8:00pm
OPENING SESSION
8:00am - 5:15pm
ADCOLOR Conference Presented by Microsoft and Omnicom Group
8:00am - 6:00pm
Guest REGISTRATION
8:00am - 6:00pm
ADCOLOR Conference Lounge and Oath LOUNGE
8:00am - 9:00am
WELCOME breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am
OPENING remarks
9:15am - 12:00pm
GENERAL session
12:00pm - 1:00pm
NETWORKING lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
BREAKOUT Sessions
1:00pm - 2:00pm
ADCOLOR UNIVERSITY - PART II

Open only to FUTURES

2:00pm - 3:00pm
BREAKOUT Sessions
3:00pm - 3:15pm
NETWORKING Break
3:15pm - 5:15pm
CLOSING Remarks
5:30pm - 7:00pm
THE ADCOLOR POST-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
10:00am - 12:00pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Brunch

Open only to FUTURES

5:30pm - 7:00pm
The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Check-In And Red Carpet Reception
7:00pm - 9:30pm
The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Presented by Microsoft and Omnicom Group
10:00pm - 1:00am
The Official ADCOLOR Awards After-party

2018 PANELISTS AND PRESENTERSClick To Read Speaker's Bio

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AWARDS HOST

Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor

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CONFERENCE HOST

TV Host/Actress

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President at Amdio Method LLC

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Founder & CEO at Starfish Media Group

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Founder & President, ADCOLOR and Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group

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Director at ADCOLOR

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Chief Creative Office at Wieden+Kennedy

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Founder & President at Courageous Conversation by PEG

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Chief Brand Officer at P&G

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Founder & President at The Raben Group

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AWARDS HOST

Bozoma Saint John

Endeavor

Bozoma (“Boz”) Saint John is Chief Marketing Officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. Operating in more than 30 countries, Endeavor is the parent of a number of subsidiaries with leadership positions in their respective industries, including WME, IMG and UFC. Collectively, Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media sales and distribution; and event management.

In her role, Saint John focuses on driving marketing efforts across Endeavor’s growing global network of companies, including Endeavor Global Marketing clients and premium brands.

Over the course of her career, Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing marketing and advertising executive. She most recently served as Chief Brand Officer for Uber, where she was tasked with telling the stories of millions of riders and driver partners across 600+ cities. Prior to Uber, Saint John served as Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, spearheading campaigns geared towards growing consumer brand recognition, loyalty and equity around the world. She stole the show at Apple’s keynote World Wide Developers Conference when she introduced the new interface for Apple Music. Following the presentation, Buzzfeed called her the "coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event.”

Before Apple, Saint John served as Head of the Music and Entertainment Marketing Group at Pepsi-Cola North America, where she drove breakthrough consumer engagement plans for brands across the soda giant’s beverages portfolio by engaging tastemaker-consumers. Prior to Pepsi, Saint John served as VP of Marketing for Ashley Stewart, a women’s fashion brand, as well as managed accounts at advertising agencies Arnold Worldwide and Spike Lee's SpikeDDB.

Saint John was born in Middletown, CT, but spent her early childhood in Nairobi Kenya, Washington DC, and Accra Ghana, before immigrating to Colorado Springs, CO when she was 12 years old. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English and African American Studies from Wesleyan University (at which she currently sits on the President’s Advisory Council).
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CONFERENCE HOST

Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai is a style expert, television personality, executive producer and Emmy-award winning co-host of THE REAL, a live talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication. The critically acclaimed talk show has received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Series and also received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series. In 2018, Mai and her fellow The Real co-hosts received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

Bringing her sassy personality and her style expertise to the forefront, Jeannie has been a recurring fashion correspondent for many popular shows such as “Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Insider” and “E! News” among others. Mai recently hosted a panel at the Teen Vogue Summit as well as hosting the official HFPA Red Carpet show at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards. Always seeking to inspire, Jeannie was honored by Variety Magazine, Ciroc and WWD Magazine with a 2016 Women of Empowerment award.

Of Vietnamese and Chinese descent, Mai strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. She recently executive produced and appeared in the documentary, “Stopping Traffic,” which features interviews with activists, sex trafficking survivors, government officials, former traffickers, and organizations working to end modern-day slavery both in the U.S. and abroad.
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Angela Davis

Amdio Method LLC

Angela Davis is an international fitness evangelist and motivational coach, who held a world rankings in 100 meters, which helped her become an Olympic trials semi-finalist. Today Angela can be found teaching at her sold out Soul Cycle classes with many celebrity clients. Angela is the creator of the AMDIO Method which promotes lasting change from the inside out. Angela lives in Los Angeles with husband Jerome and two boys Edward and Lorenzo.
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Soledad O’Brien

Starfish Media Group

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group, also reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD and has authored two books. She has anchored and reported for NBC, CNN and others, winning numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful Foundation that sends 25 girls to and through college.
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Tiffany R. Warren

Omnicom Group

Tiffany R. Warren is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group. She oversees a team focused on Omnicom-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women, people of color and LGBT’s in an inclusive work culture.

Recognized as a leader in the field of diversity, Tiffany is a talent strategist with 19+ years of championing diverse professionals in the advertising industry. In 2005, she founded ADCOLOR, which has launched the ADCOLOR Industry Conference, ADCOLOR Awards and ADCOLOR University. As President of ADCOLOR, she is deeply involved in the direction the industry is taking around diversity.
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Christena J. Pyle

ADCOLOR

Christena J. Pyle currently serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Omnicom Group and Director of ADCOLOR. In these roles she is responsible for executing an Omnicom-wide inclusion strategy focused on the recruitment, advancement and retention of diverse talent. She serves as a cross-network liaison aligning the strategy with each company’s business objectives.

Christena launched her career in advertising as an account manager on IBM at Ogilvy New York, before transitioning to Wieden + Kennedy where she produced award-winning campaigns for multinational clients including Nike, ESPN and Heineken. In 2012, she helped build Wieden + Kennedy’s mobile capability by partnering with ADCOLOR to develop their first-ever mobile app.

In addition to her roles with Omnicom and ADCOLOR, Christena serves on judging panels for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Mosaic Awards, AAF Most Promising Minority Student Program and on ADCOLOR's Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) Alumni Board after serving as President from 2013–2015.

In 2011, Christena was named one of NV Magazine's 2011 Movers & Shakers. In 2012, ADCOLOR presented her with their Unsung Hero Award. Additionally, in 2014, she was recognized with the JWT Innovator of Change Award.

Prior to her advertising career, Christena was a cast member on MTV's Road Rules, where she went on to win the Real World vs. Road Rules Challenge. She holds degrees in both aviation flight science and communications and now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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Colleen DeCourcy

Wieden+Kennedy

As Chief Creative Officer, Colleen DeCourcy leads Wieden+Kennedy's eight-office global network. Colleen joined the agency in 2013 and became partner in 2014. Under her leadership, W+K has been named Global Agency of the Year by Adweek and Agency of the Year by Creativity, as well as included in AdAge’s A-List and Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies. Before W+K, Colleen founded Socialistic, a social media content and design shop. While at Socialistic, she won coveted accounts including Red Bull and Fast Company, two of the leading content marketers in the world, and led work for Showtime and General Electric. Prior to founding Socialistic, Colleen was the first chief digital officer for TBWA Worldwide, chief experience officer at JWT New York, and chief creative officer at Organic.
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Glenn Singleton

Courageous Conversation by PEG

Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation™, a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond Diversity™, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Singleton is the President and Founder of Pacific Educational Group (PEG), an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, business, law enforcement, and community organizing. Glenn has consulted executives at Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) Advertising, Google, the Stavros Niarchos, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations, and along with W+K, received the 2017 Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by AdColor. He is also the founder and Board Chair of the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation, which develops partnerships to promote racial justice, interracial understanding and human healing. Most recently, Mr. Singleton was awarded the George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award by the Connecticut State Education Resource Center and was cited in the June 2018 edition of the Hollywood Reporter for his work with 21st Century Fox Animation. He has trained law enforcement leaders with the U.S. Embassy in Western Australia, established the Institute for Courageous Conversation in New Zealand, and guided scholars at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Glenn Singleton is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and resides in San Francisco.
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Marc Pritchard

P&G

Marc Pritchard is responsible for P&G’s brand building disciplines worldwide. He sets the Company’s multi-billion-dollar media, marketing and advertising strategies, and leads marketing innovations that guide communication and brand building for P&G’s portfolio of trusted, quality brands.

Marc is a veteran of P&G for more than three decades, joining the company in 1982 as a cost analyst in the Paper Division, followed by a move into marketing in 1987 on the Sure anti-perspirant/deodorant brand. He has 20+ years of progressive experience in the Health & Beauty categories which earned his appointment to president of Global Cosmetics and Personal Care in 2003. Known for his pioneering approach to product and operational innovation, Marc also served as president of Global Strategy for three years, driving sustainable growth and expanded productivity for P&G. He was appointed P&G’s chief marketing officer in 2008.

As P&G’s top brand builder, Marc believes in the power of brands to serve people with the best-performing products, while also being a force for good through ethics and responsibility, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and environmental sustainability. He continually leads P&G’s brand building reinvention and is a leading voice in the media, marketing and creative industry.
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Robert Raben

The Raben Group

Robert Raben is a man on a mission – one that he has shared with the seventy or so people who have joined him in the unique public policy firm he created. Robert works to drive public policy in a humane and sensible direction; to bring diversity and equity to the boardrooms and think tanks and corporations of America; to create a fair judiciary and influence legislation to broaden civil rights, reform our criminal justice system, and improve education for all our children. And that’s just for starters.

Robert’s aggressively bipartisan approach was honed during an impressive legislative career that began on Congressman Barney Frank’s (D-MA) staff and culminated in House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde’s (R-IL) endorsement of his appointment as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs. While at the Department of Justice, Robert drove Attorney General Janet Reno’s legislative initiatives and handled the political challenges of Congressional oversight of the Department.

Robert does it all – sometimes by orchestrating big, sweeping victories; sometimes by taking small incremental steps. He is a leader with the intellect, capacity, and courage to make things happen. He serves his clients by helping them to identify what they need and how to achieve it in a complex environment where policy and politics are always in play, where legislation is susceptible to a thousand influences, and the media are hungry for new twists to their stories. Robert knows the Washington landscape and expertly navigates it with his clients to attract allies, defuse crises, anticipate challenges, effect change, and ultimately, achieve their goals.

Robert insightfully articulates the big picture and drills down to identify its crucial parts. He wants his clients to develop their strategies before talking about tactics. Whether consulting with Google or the Fisheries Survival Fund in New Bedford, whether advising the Center for Reproductive Rights or the Black Church Center, he is unfailingly honest, direct, focused, and educated about every nuance of his clients’ reality — and the challenges they face as they go forward. He is as practiced and effective at working with conservative faith leaders as he is working with LGBTQ activists. He knows that unlikely coalitions and partners are often the answer to policy paralysis.

Robert founded The Raben Group in 2002. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and New York University Law School.

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437 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022
©2018 ADCOLOR Inc. All Rights Reserved.