The ‘Creative Conversations’ are in their third year now at LIA. I think that there is now a good balance between the big talks and the smaller get togethers. This year felt like the best, where commitment and interest was concerned with the young creatives.
Certainly in all of the talks I sat in on, there was strong participation. It is a very unique situation in which these young people are able to interact with not only their peers from other agencies, but also some creative giants that they may never have met if it wasn't for LIA.
I didn't experience the young creatives coming into the judging this year. However, last year I did and felt that they definitely benefited from listening to all of the discussions going back and forth between the Judges.