Championing the future of design for all.

Emily Cohen
Industry Ethics Real Talk
Thursday, March 10 2022
7:00–8:30 pm
Past Event
Thursday, March 10 2022
7:00–8:30 pm

Emily Cohen
Industry Ethics Real Talk

Thursday, March 10 2022
7:00–8:30 pm

Emily Cohen
Industry Ethics Real Talk

An intimate gathering for meaningful conversation between agency leaders and principals.

As an agency leader or principal do you ever feel caught in a challenging situation? A request for free work to win a project, or being asked to slash budgets to get a famous client on your roster? As design leaders our ethics are called into question every day, and yet the opportunities to discuss openly are few and far between. If you have struggled with these decisions, you are not alone—and we are offering an intimate forum to talk about it.

Welcome to Industry Ethics Real Talk, a conversation that dives into sometimes sensitive topics. Specifically created for agency leaders and principals, please join us for an intimate and in-person dialogue around common ethical challenges we face, with industry expert and business consultant to creatives, Emily Cohen. Emily will discuss challenges and obstacles she’s seen agency leaders face in the industry and open the conversation with the group. The goal is for a high level discourse and actionable steps.

This roundtable conversation is specifically geared for established agency leaders and principals within firms that have been in business for up to 5 years. It’s best for agencies that have 2 or more full-time employees (not solopreneurs or those who rely on a network of contractor-only support).

This in person event is limited to 20 seats and COVID vaccine and mask required.

Event Series: Fresh Dialogue
Emily Cohen: Industry Ethics Real Talk is part of the Fresh Dialogue event series. These events are critical discussions that focus on current events, issues of cultural relevance and emerging topics in the world of design.

Event chair: Sarah Williams
Event graphic: Lyanne Dubon Aguilar

Schedule
  • 7:00 pm Check-in & roundtable begins
  • 8:30 pm Roundtable ends
Tickets
  • AIGA Member Agency Leader/Principals $40.00
  • Non-Member Agency Leader/Principals $50.00

Speaker

Emily Cohen

A razor-sharp business consultant, Emily Cohen has been honored to partner wth 500_ leading creative firms worldwide. She has developed, tested, and refined key insights and strategies that have allowed her client’s businesses to become more effective, profitable, and fun to work at. Emily helps her clients evolve their vision, improve organizational practices, and elevate their business strategy through customized recommendations backed by industry expertise. She loves sharing her expertise through speaking engagements, guest posts, her Lynda.com and Skillshare courses, webinars, industry activism, and, most recently, in her new business book for creatives, Brutally Honest: No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business. Emily Cohen is a designer by degree, an avid reader, dog-lover, a trend-spotter, a connection-builder, and an industry advocate.

Image by Jason Varney

This event is in person at Poster House, with masks required. Poster House operates in compliance with the Key to NYC mandate. All museum visitors older than 5 must show proof that they have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination records and IDs will be checked upon entry.

Proof of vaccination may include:

  • NYC COVID Safe app: Android | iOS
  • Excelsior Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo of card)
  • NYC Vaccination Record
  • An official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States.

Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photograph such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government ID card
  • IDNYC card
  • Passport
  • School ID card

Tickets
We are committed to keeping events accessible to all participants. Your donation supports AIGA NY and costs associated with events such as speaker honorariums, interpreter and transcription services. If ticket cost is a barrier, please contact Stacey@aigany.org.