The 26th Golden Drum Festival has announced that Slovenian philopher Slavoj Žižek will speak at the event in August.
One of the most published philosophers of the early 21st century, he will be joining the Golden Drum Festival 2019 speaker’s line-up in Portorož, Slovenia.
He is the International Director at Birkbeck Institute for Humanities (Birkbeck College, University of London), Distinguished Scholar at Kyung Hee University (Seoul) and Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
Combining classical German philosophy with Lacanian psychoanalysis, his thought moves from the most demanding philosophical heights to the radical critique of the contemporary capitalism. The philosopher and cultural theorist is known for addressing themes on the field of psychoanalysis, politics, and popular culture, spiced up with his provocative style and distinctive humour.
Guests will be able to hear Slavoj as the closing speaker on the first day of the Festival, which will take place between 17-18th October 2019 in the beautiful coastal town of Portorož, Slovenia.
The Golden Drum stage will welcome around 40 international speakers who will talk about actions that drive positive change in different fields and will be turning our focus to advertising for the better of tomorrow.
Golden Drum has also has invited MSL Group to take the role of the Festival’s exclusive PR partner for the fourth year in a row.
MSL’s network of agencies will be responsible for carrying out comprehensive communications activities on 15 CEE markets – Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Russia and Turkey.
Golden Drum Festival will be supported by MSL partner agencies and local Publicis Groupe offices, experienced from previous editions of the Festival, looking forward to be part of the change Golden Drum is announcing with its focus at the 26th edition turning to Creativity 4 Change.
Zofia Bugajna-Kasdepke, Business Development Director MSL CEE, says: “We are so happy that we can be a part of the Golden Drum Festival! With our experience, supporting previous editions of the Festival, we are looking forward to promote the Festival’s positive image even further.”
Local Spirit Group, renamed Genius Loci/Local spirit, has been elevated to a new award in the region, emphasising and celebrating its distinctive cultures. The Best of Genius Loci award will be awarded for the first time by the WHY jury to the best work with a distinctive local spirit entered into the Local Spirit / Genius Loci category.
The Golden Drum competition is still divided into two main sections WHAT and WHY. Each section is subdivided into groups and categories that reflect the latest trends in the advertising and creative industry: Film, Print, Out of Home, Audio, Digital & Mobile, Design, Innovation, Craft, Integrated, Activation, Brand Building, Functional Efficiency, Content, Engagement, Genius Loci / Local Spirit and Social Good.
Entry submission in the WARC included competition is open until August 13th, 2019, that being also the deadline for more favourable than ever Early Bird delegate registrations. Mastercard, partner of the second edition of the cashless Festival, enables even friendliest prices also this year.
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER:
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION:
13 August 2019 at 24.00
DEADLINE FOR YOUNG DRUMMERS COMPETITION ENTRY SUBMISSION:
10 September 2019 at 24.00
EARLY BIRD FOR DELEGATE REGISTRATION:
13 August 2019 until 24.00
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 during the day
GOLDEN DRUM GALA AWARD CEREMONY:
Friday, 18 October 2019, at 20.30
THE 26TH GOLDEN DRUM FESTIVAL:
17-18 October 2019