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8 days. 6 global markets. Unlimited ideas.

AW2020 is a reimagined virtual event for a global audience, taking place Sept 29-Oct 8. The agenda is purpose-built to bring the marketing, media, technology, and creative industries together to drive change. Attendees can join senior leaders in productive discussions, learn new skills, network with new business leads, and gain the tools and insights that elevate careers.

You’re invited to join in the action, and be part of the solution as we rebuild our organizations, industries and wider society.

Great minds think unalike. But now we must think together.

AW2020 AT A GLANCE

  • 8

    days

  • 750 +

    speakers

  • 350 +

    events

  • 12

    channels

  • Meet Fellow Delegates

    1. Spark conversation with attendees over messenger, and start a video call from the AW platform.
  • Message Threads

    1. Chat with like-minded attendees through interest-based message threads open throughout the duration of the event.
  • Speed Mentoring

    1. Learn from industry leaders through thematic speed mentoring sessions. There will be curated events for working moms, BIPOC, students, and reverse mentoring.
  • Happy Hour

    1. Join in for nightly happy hours and serendipitously meet new friends around the world. #BYOB
  • By Invitation Experiences

    1. From leadership breakfasts and late night comedy to curated cookalongs with celebrity chefs, these immersive moments to engage with clients and peers will offer memorable connections.
  • AW Marketplace

    1. An all new marketplace in partnership with Givsly, this platform offers attendees the chance to make donations to industry charities in exchange for meetings with senior industry leaders. Coming soon.
  • Great Minds Collection

    1. The Great Minds (GM) Collection brings our industry’s greatest thinkers and leaders together to discuss key issues facing our industry and society, as well as some famous names from the world of sport, politics and entertainment.
  • Thought Leadership Episodes

    1. Episodes will feature a range of formats – keynotes, panels, debates, interviews, short form presentations, and whatever else our brilliant presenters can think of to keep you on your toes, and learning.
  • MasterClasses

    1. 10-minute skills-based presentations delivered by an expert and aimed at teaching the audience new skills or philosophy. Masterclasses are available on demand, at any time during the event.
  • Workshops

    1. These skills-based demonstrations will be presented live for real time audience interactions and social learning, and will also be available for viewing on demand.
  • Deep Dives

    1. A live and intimate Q+A style conversation from the people you most want to hear from. Deep Dives offer a more conversational style, allowing audiences to ask probing questions and get direct answers.
  • Roundtables & Jury Meetings

    1. These invitation-only discussions will provide an opportunity for productive dialogue resulting in tangible actions and outcomes to be shared with the wider industry.

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Join 50,000 leaders for best in class thought leadership, designed to open your mind to new strategies, ideas, and opportunities.
Between episodes, you can connect with speakers during live Q&A’s and Deep Dives, or book a one to one meeting through our cause-based platform on Givsly.
Buy your pass today to maximize all the event has to offer and take advantage of booking meetings and workshops before they fill up.

Buy 2, Get One Free

Experience AW2020 with colleagues, friends, and clients. AW2020 will offer countless opportunities to collaborate, to share ideas and insights, and to find the answers to the growing questions around what’s next.

For every two passes purchased, get a third for no additional cost.

Send Your Team

Give your team a chance to reset. AW2020 will provide new perspectives and the motivational energy required to get through the everyday grind, and simultaneously help your team discover ways to overcome their major challenges.

Encourage your team to take the time to learn, connect and grow – as people and professionals.

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2020 PARTNERS

Acxiom


Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software as a service company that uniquely fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. For over 40 years, Acxiom has been an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. Utilizing a channel and media neutral approach, we leverage cutting-edge, data-oriented products and services to maximize customer value. Every week, Acxiom powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better living for people and better results for our 7,000+ global clients.
Ampersand


Ampersand is a data-driven TV advertising sales and technology company. We reach 85 million households, providing viewership insights and planning on 40 million households, in every DMA, across more than 150 networks and in all dayparts. Meet Ampersand.
Dennis Publishing


Dennis Publishing Group (Dennis) comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Inc. in the US. Dennis is one of the most dynamic media organisations, operating in the UK and US markets. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle, reaching over 50 million unique users and selling over 2.5million magazines every month. Dennis has transformed its approach from its traditional print publishing roots to a multi-platform publishing and ecommerce business spanning both the UK and US, with a group turnover of over £190m. Dennis brands include The Week, Money Week, Auto Express, Expertreviews.co.uk, BuyACar.co.uk, Cyclist and Viz. Dennis holds the title of AOP Digital Publishing Company of the Year, 2016 & 2018, and British Media Awards Media Company of the Year 2016 & 2018. For more information, go to Dennis.co.uk. The Week Inc. was launched in 2001 and is based in New York. It boasts over 550,000 paid-for print subscribers and 4.9m monthly unique users to its award winning current affairs website TheWeek.com.
Facebook


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Google


Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
OpenX


OpenX is a global leader in web and mobile advertising technology. OpenX’s vision is to unleash the full economic potential of digital media companies through superior advertising technology. OpenX provides a comprehensive platform for publishers that includes one of the first and largest programmatic ad exchanges, Demand Fusion supply side platform technology and fully featured ad serving. All these products are multiscreen and OpenX also offers one of the industry’s most robust SDKs for app developers.

OpenX is headquartered in Los Angeles and is backed by leading investors including Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.
Roundel


Roundel was founded as Target’s custom built advertising platform, providing a premium environment that wasn’t otherwise available to meet our standards. Today, we still stand on Target’s valuable first-party data, but the inventory and outcomes we deliver go far beyond Target.com. Roundel uses real people data in a premium, brand positive environment to deliver measureable business outcomes to all advertisers. We’re a modern media company that proves an age-old truth: People love a brand that knows what they like. Being a part of Target has taught us a lot about media. Namely, that instead of disrupting people’s lives, media can deliver joy—when it’s done right. For us, right means re-imagining the way the industry works today. It starts with seeing every customer as a guest and ourselves as a good host. One that promises to use everything it knows about people to anticipate what they’ll need—and delight them with it. This requires striking a new balance between analytics and empathy, code and common sense, IQ and EQ. It rewards choosing platforms that reflect a brand’s long-term vision over chasing vanity metrics for quarterly reports. In short, it’s the act of moving media forward by making it meaningful to all of us: By offering people the right messages in the right places at the right times—in ways that prioritize their privacy, intelligence, and values. By putting brands—and their products—in the best position to grow business, gain trust, and build lasting relationships. By giving agencies a clear picture of where their clients’ ads run, who they reach, and why. Because at Roundel™, we believe media works best when it works in everyone’s best interests.
Shutterstock


A global technology company, Shutterstock provides high-quality licensed images, music, and footage, as well as editorial content, to advertising agencies, media organizations, and businesses around the world. Shutterstock’s collection now exceeds 100 million images, with 100,000 new assets added daily.
Twitter


Our mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.
Activision Blizzard Media


Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.
Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)


Our Mission Statement: The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) is an association where practitioners from every avenue of advertising – agency, academia, marketer, media, and research – gather to exchange ideas and research strategies.

Together, we challenge conventional maxims, take on the latest issues, and discover new insights that benefit us all. This collaboration yields knowledge that is meaningful, actionable, and indispensable – knowledge that empowers our members to have a true impact on their marketing programs and their organizations.

The ARF was founded in 1936 by the ANA and the 4A’s as an open-minded, unbiased environment, free of partisan interests. The principal mission of the ARF is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing, and media research in pursuit of smarter and more effective marketing communications for business growth.
Braze


Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. Context underpins every Braze interaction, helping brands foster human connection with consumers. Braze clients include Burger King, Deliveroo, Disney, Glossier, HBO, Hinge, PureGym, Skyscanner, The Guardian, Trainline, Urban Outfitters, and more. Find out more at braze.com
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