Michael Conrad
President, Berlin School of Creative Leadership

Michael is an ad industry legend. Not only is he one of the most beloved writers to have ever worked in the industry, he's also one of the most awarded. No wonder he's been asked to chair juries for iconic awards shows such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the CLIO Awards. Under his leadership as Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide was recognized as AdAge's Global Agency Network of the Year and later as one of The Gunn Report's Most Awarded Agency Networks. Michael is currently teaching others the leadership skills that enhance creative outputs via the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, where he serves as President. Sessions with Michael will benefit the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Likes to talk about
Creative Strategy
Creative Direction
Brand Development
Marketing Communications
Digital Marketing
Concept Development
Corporate Identity
Corporate Branding
Brand Architecture
Marketing Strategy
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.