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Cannes Summer Course 2024

RA*W Summer Course 2024

This June we're back with our inspiring event for juniors: the RA*W SUMMER COURSE during the Cannes Lions Festival! 🎉

First a short introduction. The Cannes Summer Course is an educational program hosted by We Are RA*W during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The course is a flywheel of growth for those who have high aspirations. Participants work at all types of agencies (advertising, media, PR), production houses and publishers.

The five day course consists of talks, seminars and workshops on strategy & trends, film & production, creation & design and tech & innovation. All are curated from the Cannes Lions program by national and international industry leaders.

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Why should I send a talent on this course?

As you know, RA*W was founded on the idea that young talent is the future of our creative industry. But, usually the Lions Festival is just the domain of agency bosses. This makes it unattainable for young talents - let alone that they manage to arrange passes to visit all the inspiring talks at the Palais. A shame, since there is so much to learn for young talents!

With our RA*W Cannes Summer Course we offer agencies the chance to invest in talent. The young talents benefit from the wealth of knowledge and inspiration that Cannes offers and take this knowledge home with them, so you don't have to worry about it - we arrange everything.

What's in it for the agency?

To start it adds value to your company by investing in your talent’s development. You can have them inspire others in the office with all that they have seen, heard and learned for example with an agency presentation. Besides it's the best reward for talents who have high aspirations at your agency and... if you go to Cannes yourself, you don’t have to show your talent around 😉

What's in it for the talent?

They fully benefit from the curated programs tailor-made to their individual discipline. Next to that they get in touch with and learning from like-minded talents and will be given the opportunity to see the world’s best creative work and possibly meet the people who make it. Last but not least, they'll get one-on-one interaction through private sessions with international industry leaders.

In short:

  • Educational program during the Cannes Lions Festival
  • Five full days (from June 16th - June 22th including travel days)
  • Curated program for all types of disciplines
  • Private speakers
  • Participants have 1 to 5 years work experience and are born on or after 21 June 1993.

The financial part

The investment per young talent is €4.056,- This includes:

  • Cannes Lions Festival pass €2.514
  • Travel by train 🌿 €350,-
  • Logies €820,-
  • Bike €122,-
  • Food & drink consumption €250,-
  • Program and events organized by RA*W and supported by RA*W friends FREE.


Highlights of the program:

June 16: travel by train, including 10-hour train pitch

June 17 - 21: Cannes Lions Festival, program tba

June 22: back to Amsterdam by train

Interested to join?

The submissions will open soon.

We only have limited spots, so make sure to reserve one soon. Either you already know who you want to sign up or you don’t but you want to make sure you reserve a spot. Either way it’s okay. You can leave the name part blanc.

Enter all the info we need through the online form (click below).

Give us a call or send us a message if you want more info about the course – we’d be happy to answer all your questions or set up a call.

Difficult to choose who to send?

Previous years, for example, internal pitches were issued to choose a winner who could go along with us to Cannes. A nice approach where the juniors are rewarded for their efforts! Just a thought we want to share with you.