4A's ReSolve

A competition with purpose at Transformation.

Leverage your creative ingenuity and ignite your passion for making a difference in the world.

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Use code ReSolveOCEANS at checkout for a 30% discount – new price of $350.

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This is a great opportunity for young agency talent looking to plant a stake on the ground.

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Develop an idea, program, invention or campaign to save the oceans, seas and marine life.

We will target SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind.

Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. Learn more here.

All teams will present their ideas to a distinguished panel of judges and industry leaders on the Transformation main stage on Wednesday.

The Prize

Presenting your idea at The Ocean Conference being held at the UN’s headquarters in NYC – June 5 to 9, 2017

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference.

The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all. Learn more here.

Reasons To Attend

At ReSolve you’ll:

Monday, April 3rd

Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

7:45AM – 8:15PM Transformation
ReSolve participants will have an opportunity to enjoy the 4A’s Transformation general sessions during the day and in the evening attend the Networking Reception & The 4A’s Partner Awards.

Take a look at the Transformation Monday agenda here.

Tuesday, April 4th

Location: Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:10AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10AM – 9:20AM Keynote Speaker
Science has confirmed our beloved ocean is ailing, and that urgent remedial action is required.The need for collective action to reverse the cycle of decline in which our ocean is currently caught was recognised by world leaders last year, when they adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within the 2030 Agenda is Sustainable Development Goal 14 which critically sets out specific targets that must be met in order to conserve and sustainably use our oceans. Saving the world is complex. We must all be part of driving the transformation to sustainability.
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly
9:20AM – 9:30AM Creative Brief Presentation
9:30AM – 10:30AM Expert Speaker Sessions
10:30AM – 10:45AM Break
10:45AM – 12:30PM Group Work/Mentor Sessions
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM – 5:45PM Group Work/Mentor Sessions
5:45PM – 6:00PM Wrap-up
6:30PM Deadline
Submit slides for Wednesday presentation.
6:00PM – 8:00PM 4A’s 100th Anniversary Kickoff Networking Reception
ReSolve participants are welcomed to attend the 4A’s 100th Anniversary Kickoff Networking Reception.

Take a look at the Transformation Tuesday agenda here.

Wednesday, April 5th

Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast / Registration / Walk-through
ReSolve teams walk-through on Transformation Stage
8:30AM – 12:00PM Transformation
Take a look at the full Transformation Wednesday agenda here.

2014 Highlight Reel
Take a look at what happened at ReSolve 2014.
Held in NYC in June 2014, 120 emerging talent from agencies across the U.S., working in varied advertising and marketing disciplines, came together for a day-long brainstorming session to solve hunger in NYC.

This sold-out event, held in partnership with Horizon Media and City Harvest, opened with a keynote address from Lauren Bush Lauren of Feed.org before the 10 groups spent the rest of the day developing ideas, campaigns and products to address the issue of hunger.

Read Adweek’s “Millennials Use Ads to Fight Hunger” to learn more about what happened in 2014.

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Please contact Alison Fahey at afahey@aaaa.org to learn more.

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