In a departure from the framework of recent years, the 4A's Strategy Festival 2014 had three distinct days of programming:


October 5


1:00 PM–5:30 PM / Leadership Forum: The Business of Planning (Members Only, Pre-Registration Required)
Featured Speaker: Eliza Esquivel, VP Global Brand Strategy, Mondelēz International
Forum is moderated by: Mark Barden, Partner, eatbigfish
(Cambridge I)

6:00 PM–7:30 PM / Welcome Reception, Langham Chicago
(Pavilion on 2nd Floor)

October 6




8:15 AM / Breakfast in Cambridge Ballroom

8:55 AM /  Welcome
Nancy Hill, President-CEO, 4A's

9:00 AM  / Exploring Planning's Future
Eliza Esquivel, VP Global Brand Strategy, Mondelēz International

9:30 AM / Jay Chiat Award and Case Study Presentation: New Product

9:55 / A Beautiful Constraint: How to Turn Limitations into OpportunitiesMark Barden, Partner, eatbigfish

10:25 AM / Jay Chiat Awards and Case Study Presentation: Global

10:50 AM / Break

11:20 AM / How LinkedIn Learned to Love Content and Become a Daily Habit for Users, Jon Williams, Head of Global Agency Relations, LinkedIn 
Interviewed by Kathy Kline, EVP, Managing Director, Starcom MediaVest Group

11:50 AM / Jay Chiat Awards and Case Study Presentation: Non-Profit

12:15 Noon / Lunch in Cambridge Ballroom

1:15 PM / Jay Chiat Awards and Case Study Presentation: Regional

1:40 PM / Big Data— From Knowing to DoingTim Reis, Head of Performance Solutions Activation, North America, Google

2:10 PM / Jay Chiat Awards and Case Study Presentation: National

2: 35 PM / Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Jonah Berger, PhD., Marketing Professor, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

3:05 PM / Break

3:35 PM / Inspire: Knowing When to Shut Up, Colin Murphy, Planner, HUGE

3:40 PM / Inspire: Get Out There and Collaborate, Allie Rubin, Senior Communications Planner, Rapp

3:45 PM / Miami Ad School, Pick of the Litter

4:00 PM / It's Not Odd, You've Just Never Seen It Before
Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Barton F. Graf 9000

4:30 PM / Jay Chiat Awards Grand Prix & Special Awards Case Study

4:55 PM / Wrap-Up

6:00 PM –7:30 PM / Reception at FCB
(Transportation Provided Starting at 5:45 PM)

October 7


Full Day Workshop Sessions (Must be pre-registered)

8:30 AM / Breakfast and Morning Remarks by Nancy Hill (Devonshire Ballroom)

9:00 AM–4:30 PM / Craft Skills Workshops

A)   Brainstorming and Facilitation Workshop
Merry Baskin, Founder, Baskin Shark (Cambridge I)

B)  Crafting a Better Brief
Scott Lukas, Founder, DOSAGE (Cambridge II)

C)  Improving Marketing Effectiveness and Creating Marketing Centers of Excellence
Laura Patterson, President, VisionEdge Marketing (Cambridge III)