Save the Date for ADCE Festival 2024 on November 21st and 22nd

  • Speakers, Workshops, Masterclass and so much more will take place in Barcelona on these days at the Dhub and other locations 
  • Laura Visco will be the curator for this 11th edition of the festival reinterpreting the concept of Agents of Change with her point of view and expertise

Mark your calendars for November 21st and 22nd because Barcelona will be the epicenter of creativity and inspiration. The ADCE Festival 2024 has been confirmed for these dates, promising two days where creativity takes center stage.

The ADCE has officially released early bird tickets for its annual European Creativity Festival. This event gathers professionals from a wide range of fields, all united by their passion for change and innovation through creativity. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the community and be part of the conversation that shapes the future of creative industries.

The Festival serves as a vibrant hub for the European creative community to converge, draw inspiration, and share experiences. Each year, a theme is chosen to address significant issues within the creative industry, aiming to inspire, engage, and foster interaction.
For 2024, the festival will celebrate those who dared to venture into new territories and challenge both themselves and the industry. Under the theme “Agents of Change: Change from Within,” a series of inspiring sessions will be led by top global creatives, focusing on innovative approaches and self-reflection. 

The ADCE Creative Festival will conclude with the 33rd edition of the ADCE Best of European Design and Advertising Awards. This unique international competition is exclusively open to works that have already triumphed in prestigious national competitions within Europe’s creative and design industry.
For the first time this year, the winner of the newest competition of ADCE Student Awards will be recognized on stage, earning the title of the organization’s first-ever Youngstar.

About the Festival Curator

This year, Laura Visco will take the lead at the festival, with more than 20 years at the helm of communication companies and a spirited entrepreneurial approach. Her experience will definitely give rise to some dynamic discussions and spark innovative experiences throughout the festival.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura began her career in advertising when she was 19. Today, having driven agencies and creative teams around the world, Laura maps out a new direction as a creative entrepreneur, forging her own path towards personal and professional growth independent of customary conventions within the industry.
Laura has won numerous industry awards and honors. She was named part of AdAge’s Leading Women in 2021, and, previously, Adweek’s Women Trailblazer in 2019. She was a finalist in the ‘Creative Director of the Year‘ category at AdAge’s Creativity Awards in 2018.


Over the previous two days, November 19th and 20th, the ADCE Festival will host the Executive Creative Summit, curated by The One Club for Creativity. An esteemed C-suite executives, including Chief Creative Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, agency founders, and partners, will convene at Dhub Barcelona to explore issues impacting their businesses well beyond the world of creativity.

The Summit offers a rare and authentic opportunity for dialogue and the exchange of ideas that transcend traditional creative boundaries. It will facilitate closed-door discussions among peers, featuring some of the most accomplished professionals in the creative industry.

Attendance at the Summit is limited to top creative executives within agencies, along with agency partners and founders. Applications for participation can be submitted via this link.

About the Art Directors Club of Europe

ADCE is the platform that allows its creative community to unite, interact, foster, explore, promote and celebrate creativity as a multi-solution approach. ADCE brings creatives together in Europe and beyond through its annual awards, events, educational programs, and publications. Internationally recognized as an authoritative voice, ADCE represents the best of local European advertising and design in an increasingly globalized market. ADCE believes that only being a diverse, connected, and collaborative European creative community we’ll be able to solve the complex problems. 

The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a non-profit association headquartered in Barcelona. It comprises 23 professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 22 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.

Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 7,000 professionals from the field and gives visibility to the best works accomplished locally. The current president is Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group and is now part of The One Club for Creativity, being its European branch.

ADCE is part of The One Club for Creativity based in New York, the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the global creative community through programming that includes The One Show, the global ADC Annual Awards, ONE Asia Awards, Type Directors Club competitions, TDC Ascenders, Young Guns, Young Ones Student Awards, Next Creative Leaders, ONE Screen Short Film Festival, ONE School US and UK, ONE Creator Lab, and more.

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