Throughout the event cycle timeline, speakers and talk hosts will be in communication with the Content Team. The Content team is made up of Content Managers and Content Operations. We work very closely together to ensure speakers receive our full support.
Content Managers handle the editorial side of the talk and approve the final content.
YOUR SUBMISSION HAS BEEN PUT ‘ON HOLD’ (OFFERED A SLOT)
A conditional offer has been made by a member of the Cannes Lions Content team. As soon as your talk is placed ‘on hold’, upload your speaker bios, photos, synopsis, thumbnails onto the Speaker Portal.
The Content Operations team will be in touch on how to register for your pass and secure accommodation should you want to begin this whilst on hold
YOUR TALK IS ANNOUNCED
The status of your talk is ‘published’. We will announce speakers at the relevant section of canneslions.com and in marketing communications.
YOU'VE BEEN CONFIRMED
You have met the conditions of the ‘on hold’ offer and your submission has been accepted. The content of your talk and speakers have been confirmed and relevant visual assets have also been received. You will now be connected with a member of the Content Operations team to begin production.
There are now certain logistical steps that are imperative to ensure your experience onsite and talk runs smoothly. A member of the Content Operations team will help guide you through this.
REGISTERING FOR A PASS AND SECURING ACCOMODATION
To secure accommodation, you must have a Festival Pass. All confirmed speakers receive a complimentary two-day Speaker Pass to the Festival, giving them access to the Palais on the day of their talk and the day prior (for a technical check). There is also the option to upgrade to a “Speaker Complete Pass” for full week access at a discounted rate (€1,775.00 + TVA. Hosts are responsible for paying for their own hotel. The later you book accommodation, the fewer options there will be. Our team will try to help you find suitable accommodation right up until the event.
COMPLETE YOUR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
You must complete your technical requirements on the Speaker Portal. The Festival provides a standard AV package. Should you require materials outside of this (e.g. for a demo) the Content Operations team need to be informed in advance and the cost must be covered by the talk host.
MARKETING AND PROMO
Speaker promo is an essential element of your talk. We can never guarantee bums on seats no matter how good the content is and therefore encourage you to engage heavily in creating and utilising promotional assets. The ‘promotional assets’ tab of the Speaker Portal has detailed information and provides ideas on how you can do this.
VIPs, CARS, REQUESTS ETC.
Let the Content Operations team know of any on site or VIP requests (e.g. arrival of cars, green rooms for Debussy talks, etc.)
THE FESTIVAL: JUNE 2021
It’s show time! This is the moment where your months of hard work pay off. Onsite, the Cannes Lions Content Team are there all the way, right from the moment you arrive at the Speakers Lounge to the moment you step out on stage secure in the knowledge that you’re about to deliver the best talk possible. Enjoy it!