cannes lions international festival of creativity partners with the new school to launch new podcast

"Asking Out Loud with The New School's Open Campus" Will Host 5 Sessions During the Festival, Featuring Noted Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, and Academics

New York, June 12, 2017 -- The New School’s Open Campus announced today the launch of a new podcast in partnership with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and produced in partnership with Somethin’ Else. The podcast, a Festival first, is called “Asking Out Loud” and will broadcast once a day live from the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from June 19-23. Speakers will include thought leaders from Airbnb, A+E Networks, Perrier-Jouet, and The New School engaging in discussions about ethical marketing, collaboration, innovation, and more.

“At The New School, we believe that sometimes the best answer is actually a question,” said Melissa Rancourt, podcast moderator and academic director of the Global Executive Program in Strategic Design and Management at The New School. “Creativity is inspired by a willingness to challenge assumptions, relentlessly iterate new solutions, and collaborate across disciplines.”

Open Campus, The New School’s destination for continuing, professional and online education, furthers the spirit of our university’s progressive approach to learning by inviting a vast network of outliers, creative minds, and innovators from all walks of life and around the world to come together through shared passion, vision and values.

In the Cannes Lions podcast series, academics, industry experts, and visionary creative spirits will unpack questions of creative stagnation, design thinking, ethical marketing and other issues that make creative minds tick. Join us live every day in the Palais, and download the podcast the next day.

About the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: Since its first outing in 1954, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been bringing the creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-a-kind event in Cannes to learn, network and celebrate. The 64th International Festival of Creativity takes place between 17-24 June 2017 in Cannes, France. View the full programme and find out more here:

About The New School’s Open Campus: More than a course. A new kind of network. A progressive university in NYC, The New School has been reinventing education for nearly a century. Today our comprehensive university continues to develop forward-looking learning opportunities through offerings such as Open Campus, our new approach to continuing, professional and online education. Open Campus provides a wealth of programs—youth and teen programs; short courses and certificate programs for working professionals; courses in art and design at Parsons, management, media, writing and more—tailored to every passion and professional goal. Open Campus gives bold thinkers, creators, and disruptors access to the kind of diverse, inspiring network of faculty, scholars, and fellow students found only here. Expand your world. Explore ours at




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