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STATES OF AMERICA

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 6:00-8:30 PM
SVA THEATRE  333 W 23RD ST, NY

 
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ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2017, THE SECOND ANNUAL BRANDSTAND EXAMINES THE RADICAL SHIFTS IN THE MEANING OF AMERICA: THE BRAND.

Freedom, determination, inclusivity, opportunity… What does America stand for today? Brandstand brings together six luminary speakers from the worlds of journalism, politics, creativity, and culture to discuss the current 'States of America’. 

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SPEAKERS

Charles Blow

Author and New York Times Op-Ed columnist
@charlesmblow

Derek Thompson

Author of Hit Makers and senior editor at The Atlantic
@DKThomp

Brian Collins

Designer, writer, and founder of COLLINS
@briancollins1

Paola Mendoza

Filmmaker and artistic director of the Women's March
@paolamendoza

Jim Johnson

Attorney and activist
@jimjohnsonnj

Debbie Millman

Writer, artist, and host of Design Matters
@debbiemillman

 

AGENDA

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

6:00 PM

RECEPTION

Kick off the event with light bites and beverages. 

6:30 PM

INTRODUCTION

Two 2012 graduates, Anna Buchbauer, head of employee experience at Managed by Q,  and Andrew Miller, strategy director at Interbrand, will introduce this year's event. 

6:45 PM

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Paola Mendoza, Derek ThompsonJim Johnson and Brian Collins will each provide a distinct point of view on the brand of America and the direction it's heading. Expect a rapid fire set of cultural, creative, and economic opinions designed to provoke discussion and debate. 

7:45 PM

BRAND OF THE YEAR

Debbie Millman, chair of the SVA Master's in Branding graduate program, will present the first inaugural 'Brand of the Year'. 

8:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by Andrew Miller and joined by special guest panelist Charles Blow, our speakers will come together on stage to debate the current 'States of America'. 

 

Join us at the second annual Brandstand to dissect and debate with peers
SVA Theatre  333 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Email any questions, find us on Twitter and Instagram

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THE HOSTS

THE SVA MASTER’S IN BRANDING GRADUATE PROGRAM IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.

Program Alumni work in diverse roles across a range of industries and companies from startups to agencies to global corporations. Brandstand is launched by alumni that span the first eight years of the program. 

 

We asked alumni to redesign the 🇺🇸 based on what America stands for today: