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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:

New Quarter, New Forums: Spring 2013 Forums Have Been Announced
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Diko Daghlian | MUHTAYZIK|HOFFER | Speaker at Circus Forum
Forum: MUHTAYZIK|HOFFER’s Diko Daghlian
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Forum: Pereira & O’Dell’s Apaliski and @thekoogs
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Circus Forum: Laurent Simon
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Circus Forum: Cabot Norton of BBDO
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Droppin' Knowledge | Creative Circus Forums | Winter 2013 Schedule
Droppin’ Bombs: Winter 2013 Forums
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Mark Sorensen of Seed Factory Marketing
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9 (or 16) Rules to Becoming a Creative Person
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Miller Jones and Aaron Pendleton, Creative Directors of Energy BBDO
Energy BBDO: Aaron Pendleton and Miller Jones
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Jesse Ragan
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“My First Time – W”
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What Women Want and How They Got It
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Mick Winters, Creative Director at Threespot, Will Speak at The Circus Forum
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Perry Fair of JWT Atlanta at The Circus This Friday
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Forum: Steve Mykolyn from Taxi and Nancy Vonk from Ogilvy
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Forum: Susan Corbo from BBH, NY
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Forum: Mike Byrne from Anomaly
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Forum: Ty Wong, Creative Director from AgencyNet
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Forum: James DeJesus, Director of Creative Development at AKQA
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Forum: Vince Voron, AVP, Coca-Cola
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