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MARCH 24 2018     -    INNOVATION COMPLEX

MARCH 24 2018
INNOVATION COMPLEX

Ad Summit is a conference experience in Toronto, Canada for the brightest and youngest
creative thinkers to connect, collaborate, and learn from their creative predecessors.
Conference is open to all university and college students

Ad Summit is a conference experience in Toronto, Canada for the brightest and youngest creative thinkers to connect, collaborate, and learn from their creative predecessors. Conference is open to all university and college students

Delegates will be provided with a glance into Ad agencies of the past, present, and future, through curated workshops, and finally our highly anticipated Ad Summit Conference.

Delegates will be provided with a glance into Ad agencies of the past, present, and future, through curated workshops, company tours, and finally our highly anticipated
Ad Summit Conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Manu Goswami 

Manu Goswami 

Topic: Branding, Influencer Culture, & Management

Topic: Branding, Influencer Culture, & Management

Formerly a University of Toronto student, Manu (Swish) Goswami is a 20-year-old TEDx speaker, a venture capitalist at JB Fitzgerald, LinkedIn Youth Editor, UN Ambassador and serial entrepreneur. He has successfully built Technotronics and is now founder of SuperFan, a new age media company building technology to help influencers, brands and agencies discover and reward their top fans. Swish sits on various boards including Dunk, a media network of 10M followers hyper-focused on basketball, and League of Innovators. Swish was named Plan Canada's Top 20 Under 20, recognized as Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year and won the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.

Formerly a University of Toronto student, Manu (Swish) Goswami is a 20-year-old TEDx speaker, a venture capitalist at JB Fitzgerald, LinkedIn Youth Editor, UN Ambassador and serial entrepreneur. He has successfully built Technotronics and is now founder of SuperFan, a new age media company building technology to help influencers, brands and agencies discover and reward their top fans. Swish sits on various boards including Dunk, a media network of 10M followers hyper-focused on basketball, and League of Innovators. Swish was named Plan Canada's Top 20 Under 20, recognized as Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year and won the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.

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CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

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Paige McPhee

Paige McPhee

Workshop 1: Copywriting

Workshop 1: Copywriting


Paige is a 22-year-old writer, author, video producer and host based in Toronto, Ontario. A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, Paige's work has been featured in The National Post, Narcity Media, Clear Life Magazine, and Notable Life. Her first book, I’m in like with you: a collection of almost-love stories is available for purchase on Amazon.


Paige is a 22-year-old writer, author, video producer and host based in Toronto, Ontario. A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, Paige's work has been featured in The National Post, Narcity Media, Clear Life Magazine, and Notable Life. Her first book, I’m in like with you: a collection of almost-love stories is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Issey Roquet

Issey Roquet

Workshop 2: Creative Design

Workshop 2: Creative Design

Issey is a self-taught animator and interactive designer based in Toronto. She finds her happiest place invading the world with colorful and innovative digital experiences by combining design, animation, and code to spark wonder and delight. A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, and former TEDx Curator, Issey spent two years freelancing UX and product design for startups from San Francisco Bay to Europe. She now runs her own independent design studio trüfffle, exploring the creative potential of interactive stories, matching purpose with play.

Issey is a self-taught animator and interactive designer based in Toronto. She finds her happiest place invading the world with colorful and innovative digital experiences by combining design, animation, and code to spark wonder and delight. A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, and former TEDx Curator, Issey spent two years freelancing UX and product design for startups from San Francisco Bay to Europe. She now runs her own independent design studio trüfffle, exploring the creative potential of interactive stories, matching purpose with play.

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Karuna Israni &
Alistair D'Cruz

Karuna Israni
& Alistair D'Cruz

Workshop 3: Influencer Culture

Workshop 3: Influencer Culture

From 9-to-5 Alistair is a banker, and Karuna is a PR professional. Together they are content creators that spend 5-to-9 and weekends bringing their creative visions to life on their shared platform, What We Wore. Born and raised in Dubai and now based in Toronto, Alistair and Karuna are digital nomads (and sometimes literal nomads), who blog about fashion, and travel, and all things in between.

From 9-to-5 Alistair is a banker, and Karuna is a PR professional. Together they are content creators that spend 5-to-9 and weekends bringing their creative visions to life on their shared platform, What We Wore. Born and raised in Dubai and now based in Toronto, Alistair and Karuna are digital nomads (and sometimes literal nomads), who blog about fashion, and travel, and all things in between. 

PANELISTS

Panel 1: Creative Design

Panel 1: Creative Design

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Issey Roquet

Issey Roquet

A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, and former TEDx Curator, Issey spent two years freelancing UX and product design for startups from San Francisco Bay to Europe. She now runs her own independent design studio trüfffle, exploring the creative potential of interactive stories, matching purpose with play.

Issey is a self-taught animator and interactive designer based in Toronto. She finds her happiest place invading the world with colorful and innovative digital experiences by combining design, animation, and code to spark wonder and delight.

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Matthew Legaspi

Matthew Legaspi

Matthew is a designer based in Toronto.  He currently divides his time changing diapers, pouring lattes, and leading the product design team at theScore.  His work has been both awarded and featured by Google and Apple over the course of 9 years; and he lives for delivering digital sports experiences to millions of people.

Matthew is a designer based in Toronto. He currently divides his time changing diapers, pouring lattes, and leading the product design team at theScore. His work has been both awarded and featured by Google and Apple over the course of 9 years, and he lives for delivering digital sports experiences to millions of people.

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Maia Boakye

Maia Boakye

Maia is a former intern at VICE Canada and currently a freelance illustrator with previous clients including The Globe & Mail, Shondaland, The Financial Times, and TED.  Her poems and artwork have been published by VSCO, SAD Magazine, Good Newspaper and various independent zines. 


Maia Boakye is an artist based in Toronto. She is currently studying at the University of Toronto to receive a BA in visual studies and architecture. Maia is a former intern at VICE Canada and currently a freelance illustrator with previous clients including The Globe & Mail, Shondaland, The Financial Times, and TED.

Panel 2: Branding & Management

Panel 2: Branding & Management

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Nicole Athana

Nicole Athana

While completing her education in Public Relations + Media Communications at the University of Guelph + Humber College, Nicole began her career in the staffing industry. Through roles as a brand ambassador + event director, Nicole combined the aspects she loved with noted areas for improvement and used them to fuel the creation of Nulink Media, a premier staffing agency specializing in events + marketing campaigns.

While completing her education in Public Relations + Media Communications at the University of Guelph + Humber College, Nicole began her career in the staffing industry. Through roles as a brand ambassador + event director, Nicole combined the aspects she loved with noted areas for improvement and used them to fuel the creation of Nulink Media, a premier staffing agency specializing in events + marketing campaigns.

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Miracle Kerr

Miracle Kerr

Miracle Kerr is an entrepreneur and the Agency Director of Miracle Management. At 24, after dreading the 9-5 and a Europe Trip, she decided it was time for a change. It was time to chase her lifelong dream of owning her own business. Her company, Miracle Management, manages models and actors. Working with the biggest casting directors in Canada and the best creative teams, it's no surprise that Miracle's clients have booked projects for Amato Couture, Condor, Designated Survivor, Toronto Women's Fashion Week, Shoppers Drug Mart, and many more.

Miracle Kerr is an entrepreneur and the Agency Director of Miracle Management. At 24, after dreading the 9-5 and a Europe Trip, she decided it was time for a change. It was time to chase her lifelong dream of owning her own business. Her company, Miracle Management, manages models and actors. Working with the biggest casting directors in Canada and the best creative teams, it's no surprise that Miracle's clients have booked projects for Amato Couture, Condor, Designated Survivor, Toronto Women's Fashion Week, Shoppers Drug Mart, and many more.

Panel 3: The Ins & Outs of Advertising

Panel 3: The In's & Out's of Advertising

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Ariel Yip

Ariel Yip

Ariel is an Account Manager at Google where he works with some of Canada's largest big-box retailers. Prior to his current role, he spent several years in the media agency world where he specialized in paid search and social. Before he joined advertising, Ariel aspired to become a chef and open his own restaurant, and still tries to cook whenever he can today.

Ariel is an Account Manager at Google where he works with some of Canada's largest big box retailers. Prior to his current role, he spent several years in the media agency world where he specialized in paid search and social. Before he joined advertising, Ariel aspired to become a chef and open his own restaurant, and still tries to cook whenever he can today.

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Herbert Lui

Herbert Lui

Herbert Lui is the creative director at Wonder Shuttle, a marketing agency that works with companies to win through content, education, and strategy. Their clients include public companies like Shopify and Twilio, budding technology companies like Stripe and Flipp, and internet platforms like Skillshare. Outside of his marketing work, Herbert's writing has been featured in Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, and TIME.

Herbert Lui is the creative director at Wonder Shuttle, a marketing agency that works with companies to win through content, education, and strategy. Their clients include public companies like Shopify and Twilio, budding technology companies like Stripe and Flipp, and internet platforms like Skillshare. Outside of his marketing work, Herbert's writing has been featured in Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, and TIME.

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Vino Jeyapalan

Vino Jeyapalan

Vino was one of MarketingMag's 30 under 30. He has had extensive experience as Facebook's eCommerce client solutions manager where he helped companies - including some Facebook and Instagram advertisers - grow their business through direct response. His greatest professional success, though, has come with online retailer AN Commerce – with his strategies contributing to a projected $100 million in sales for the company this year, nearly triple its 2015 sales of $35 million. In 2017 itself, he successfully built a $5 million eCommerce business.Currently, Vino is a growth consultant for fast-growing startups across the world.

Vino was one of MarketingMag's 30 under 30. He has had extensive experience as Facebook's eCommerce client solutions manager where he helped companies - including some Facebook and Instagram advertisers - grow their business through direct response. His greatest professional success, though, has come with online retailer AN Commerce – with his strategies contributing to a projected $100 million in sales for the company this year, nearly triple its 2015 sales of $35 million. In 2017 itself, he successfully built a $5 million eCommerce business.Currently, Vino is a growth consultant for fast-growing startups across the world.

& more will be announced leading up to the conference!

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PRIZE

$500 cash and up to $8000 worth of scholarships for the winning team and chance to sit in on a class.

Up to $8000 worth of scholarships for the winning team and chance to sit in on a class.

CLIENT

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Miami Ad School Toronto is an advertising and digital media school for the next generation of creatives. By bringing together local and global ad agencies and accomplished professionals, we provide our students with real-world experience that goes far beyond the classroom. While studying, each student has the opportunity to work in top ad agencies around the world. This hands-on experience allows them to build a professional portfolio and gain valuable industry connections. With programs including art direction, copywriting, strategy, social media, and UX design, Miami Ad School Toronto serves as the bridge that connects aspiring young creatives with their dream career.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:59PM 

Miami Ad School Toronto is an advertising and digital media school for the next generation of creatives. By bringing together local and global ad agencies and accomplished professionals, we provide our students with real-world experience that goes far beyond the classroom. While studying, each student has the opportunity to work in top ad agencies around the world. This hands-on experience allows them to build a professional portfolio and gain valuable industry connections. With programs including art direction, copywriting, strategy, social media, and UX design, Miami Ad School Toronto serves as the bridge that connects aspiring young creatives with their dream career.

Competition is Now Closed!

Miami Ad School Toronto is an advertising and digital media school for the next generation of creatives. By bringing together local and global ad agencies and accomplished professionals, we provide our students with real-world experience that goes far beyond the classroom. While studying, each student has the opportunity to work in top ad agencies around the world. This hands-on experience allows them to build a professional portfolio and gain valuable industry connections. With programs including art direction, copywriting, strategy, social media, and UX design, Miami Ad School Toronto serves as the bridge that connects aspiring young creatives with their dream career.

MORE WORKSHOPS

MORE 
WORKSHOPS

HOSTED BY

HOSTED BY
MIAMI AD SCHOOL

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Workshop 1: How to tackle a brief: Brainstorming, Process & Roles
Date: March 6th, 6pm - 9pm @ MAS
Instructor: Stephen Jurisic, Founder of John St.

Workshop 2: Acing the Pitch
Date: March 21st, 6pm - 9pm @ MAS
Instructor: Jenny Luong and Martin Stinissen

ITINERARY

This conference is in its genesis.
We might be new, but we aren't holding back.
Reserve your spot now.

This conference is in its genesis.
We might be new, but we aren't holding back.

Reserve your spot now.

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