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Creative Circus Friday Forum Speaker Series

Our ties to creative industries are evident in the caliber of exceptional talent who come and speak at Circus Forum. Typically held on Fridays in The Carol Vick Bynum Theatre, our forums are an important opportunity for our students to learn from current top players in their fields.

Exceptional students have an opportunity to have their books perused by some of the top talent who visit us. And everyone has a chance to listen and learn as our speakers tell us of their own war stories and lessons learned along the way in the life of a Creative.

These events are open to the public (mandatory for students, of course) so if you’re in the neighborhood, come by and enjoy our Creative Circus Friday Forum Speakers!

Guests, check in at the front desk.

*If you are interested in speaking, please contact Career Services Director, Hannah Heller.

Winter 2020 Friday Forum Speaker Schedule:

January 10th – Student Show
January 17th
Paul Charney – CEO at Funworks
January 24thKevin Green – CD/CW at RAPP
January 31stSteve Nathans – CD/CW at DDB SF (Circus Alum – Advertising 2008)
February 7thDave Bullen – CD/AD at MONO & Katie Riddle at MONO
February 14thResource Branding
February 21stNeil Ramanan – CD at Arts & Letters (Circus Alum – Copywriting 2010) & Whitney Repole – Jr CW at Arts & Letters (Circus Alum – Copywriting 2018)
February 28thErin Stevens – ACD/AD at Swift (Circus Alum – Interactive Design 2013)
March 6thJason Corbin – CD at Lewis Communications (Circus Alum – Copywriting 2004)
March 20th – Graduation

Past Speakers:

michael freimuth creative circus
Friday Forum – Michael Freimuth
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mike lear the creative circus
#CircusForum Mike Lear | Erwin Penland
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cal mcallister
#CircusForum Cal McAllister – Wexley School for Girls
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creative circus advisory board 2017
Fall 2017 National Advisory Board
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don shelford creative circus
#CircusForum Don Shelford
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#CircusForum Mekanism
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Fall 2017 Forum Schedule
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rga creative circus
#CircusForum Chris Joakim & Mike Donaghey | R/GA New York
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mcgarry bowen chicago
#CircusForum mcgarrybowen Chicago
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#CircusForum Ashley Milhollin & Kate Lewkowicz | Zambezi
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Friday Forum Series: MRY
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Friday Forum Series: Vann Graves
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Forum Video: David Littlejohn, Founder/Chief Creative Director @ Humanaut
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Forum Video: Anders Granberg, Freelance Art Director & Erika Lidén Freelance Photographer
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Forum Video: Neisha Tweed Bell, Creative Strategist @ Facebook
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Forum Video: Jeff Goodby, Co-Chairman @ Goodby Silverstein & Partners
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Forum Video: Dave Ortega, Creative Director @ McKee Wallwork & Company
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Forum Video: David Baldwin, Founder @ Baldwin&, NC
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Forum Video: Brandon Pierce, Creative Director at 72andSunny, New York
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Forum Video: Doug Grimmett, Principal and Founder of Primal Screen
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