11 May 2017

Making Your Dreams Come True: Taking That First Step

Join us for a free workshop at the New York Festivals, Thursday, May 18th from 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

Carlos Vazquez

Dreaming is easy. Making dreams real is another thing entirely. For altogether too many of us, we lose our way before we even begin. “Taking That First Step: Having the Courage to Chase Down a Dream” is about getting started and making the dream happen.

Hear the personal stories of panelists who took that crucial first step and made their dreams come true.

  • Raj Ramamurthuy—Award-winning art director at Ogilvy & Mather who left behind an education in biotech to follow his dream
  • Mandy Hoveyda—Freelance Global Creative Director at BBDO and best-selling author
  • Pippa Seichrist—Co-Founder of Miami Ad School
  • Ryan Kutscher—3-time Cannes Grand Prix winner and Founder & ECD of Circus Maximus

Hear how they found the courage to make their dreams happen and learn how you can do the same in this interactive achievement event. Come with a dream—leave with a goal.

New York Festivals has extended special discounts to Miami Ad School students & friends.

About the New York Festivals Show:

Events will feature creative panel sessions, a cocktail reception, the awards ceremony, and an after-party. New York Festivals will welcome award winners, jury members and guests from around the globe to this day-long series of events honoring World’s Best Advertising®.

Four creative panel sessions will take place during the day at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway (between 61st & 62nd Streets).

Later that evening, guests from around the world will join us for a gala event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York City, for a cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium, followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater.

Creative Panel Sessions: 10:00am to 4:00pm (doors open at 9:30am)
Cocktail Reception: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Awards Ceremony: 8:00pm

A celebratory after-party will be held at the Ascent Lounge, on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the World’s Best Advertising®.

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How to Apply Online

Step 1 - Download and complete the application.

Step 2 - Schedule a question and answer session.

Step 3 - Show us your creative samples and complete the creative assignments.

Step 4 - Send in your application, creative samples, and application fee.


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