Cannes Lions 2011 opens for delegate registration


The organizers of Cannes Lions 2011 announced that the registration is open for delegates wishing to attend the 58th International Festival of Creativity, to be held in Cannes 19-25 June 2011.

The online registration open starting Wednesday, January 11th.

The packages are for 3 ad 4 days, but also for the full festival and provide access to over 50 topical seminars, 20 educative workshops, screenings, exhibitions, four award ceremonies, two galas and the greatest networking opportunity the industry has to offer.

In 2011, for the 1st time, delegates will also be able to view all the entry videos for all shortlisted entries across all categories, if supplied, which will be screened in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Also, the festival is launching, this year, a special exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture and other forms of art produced by creatives in the communications industry in their spare time, adding another dimension to the celebration of creativity in all its forms.

More than that, a Cannes Lions iPhone, iPad and Android-Compatible App will shortly be available, including features such as the Festival Programme, a Cannes map, live winners updates, full social media integration, news, photos and videos, and Cannes Connect.

Among the novelties Cannes Lions comes this year is also the launch of an MBA level programme specifically targeting young marketers and brand managers working within a client organisation. Sponsored in 2011 by Wunderman, the program aims to provide a better understanding of the relevance and importance of creativity and its positive impact on brand communications.

The online networking tool, Cannes Connect, is currently available for use for all delegates registered in 2010 and 2011, but the access will be available only for the 2011 ones starting April.

“Cannes Lions has become a unique event, offering learning, inspiration and networking as well as a celebration of the best in global creativity,” comments Philip Thomas, Festival CEO.

“It reflects the changes in the communications industry and I have no doubt that the 2011 Festival will once again be full of exciting new work, new technologies and new types of people, all contributing to what Cannes Lions is: the opportunity to frame the shape of the industry in the coming 12 months.” he added

According to Festival’s officials, the entries will be open online starting Thursday, January 27th, and will close on March 11th.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will take place from 19th to 25th June 2010.