Do you have a ground-breaking idea to share with the creative community? Are you looking to connect and collaborate with the most creative minds across the globe? Do you know the secret sauce to creative excellence? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place.
Dive into the speaking opportunities at LIONS and discover different ways to showcase your creativity. LIONS Content lives on multiple platforms accessible digitally, on-demand, or in real life. Browse through and submit your proposal.
The Cannes Lions Festival wants everyone to feel welcome to share their ideas on our stages.
We know that creativity is better when it is designed by people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Enriching our understanding of those diverse viewpoints is a vital role of LIONS and its Festival, so we are looking for global ideas presented by people who reflect the societies and communities we seek to reach and serve.
For this to happen, LIONS, and the creative industry it represents, must ensure that all ideas challenge norms and monocultural perspectives. The creative ideas we hear must work together to present a global outlook. And as the Festival organiser, we commit to creating an environment where voices that have been traditionally silenced, excluded or marginalised are heard.
Before submitting, ask yourself if the cast of characters represents society at large? If not, please continue to work on your content idea and line-up before submitting.
Please consider who you submit with as much rigour as you would the topics they discuss. All submissions will be scored against our guiding principles and only those scoring highly on ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ (DEI) and ‘Breaking Out of The Echo Chamber’ will be considered. We are looking for content proposals that bring in a plethora of ideas that challenge norms and stereotypes associated with your topic, and are not viewed through one homogeneous lens representing one gender, region or demographic, for example. Those that score highly will put diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of their idea, in terms of their selection of speakers and the core ideas and perspectives presented.
Our definition of DEI can be found here lionscreativity.com/diversity-inclusion
The LIONS content portal is open year-round for you to submit your content ideas.
If you are interested in contributing to LIONS we want to hear from you. We are looking for contributors in all forms, from editorial writers, to podcast interviewees, LIONS Live film creators, and in-person Festival speakers.
We are building a Festival that allows our community to come together and showcase the power of Creativity. Cannes Lions provides an annual forum for global creatives to address the most pressing issues the industry and world are facing today.
Spaces on the programme will be limited and highly competitive. We’re looking for thought leadership in the highest form, completely original thinking and something that will exclusively premiere and make the headlines on stages at Cannes Lions.
Please do read the Content Guidelines before submitting your ideas and speakers
LIONS Membership is the year-round home of our community. It connects members directly with the people, education, specialisms, advice and skills that lead to creative breakthroughs.
Our members are bonded by their journey for one sole mission: to raise the bar of creative excellence. And that’s where you come in.
We’re looking for speakers who can impart practical, informative content across our community. Whether you’re a lateral thinker or a leadership guru, there are a number of ways to get involved.
Contribute to LIONS Education - a global platform designed for anyone looking to gain some of the most desired skills and creative tools.
We invite the LIONS community to contribute in a number of ways, download the Content Guide to discover how.
LIONS Intelligence is the insights and learning arm of LIONS. Powered by The Work, a digital subscription platform with more than 250,000 pieces of creativity from around the world, LIONS Intelligence shares tried and trusted routes to impactful and effective work by curating the last two decades of work that has been recognised at Cannes Lions.
New for 2023 will be reports on inclusion, automotive and gaming, as well as creativity reports offering regional insights from Eurobest, Spikes Asia and Dubai Lynx.