Experience the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Join us this summer on the French Riviera and experience the magic and world renowned talent of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity!  Immerse yourself in the largest global gathering of advertising and creative professionals.  Join the thousands already registered and celebrate the best of creativity in brand communication, discuss industry issues and network with people from over 90 countries.  

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is held each June at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France.  During this five-day festival, you will have the opportunity to attend multiple award ceremonies, as well as an opening and closing gala.  Each day, you will also attend lectures, seminars and workshops conducted by professionals from all over the world.

You will have the opportunity to earn a three-hour credit during this summer excursion.  For your coursework, you will observe and evaluate the best creative content the industry has to offer. The festival pass will grant you access to the cabanas and beach events set up by companies such as YouTube, Spotify, Havas, IPG, Girls Lounge, Facebook, Oracle, Twitter, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Haymarket, Open X, the United Nations, NBC Universal, Unilever, Hulu, etc.

Join Dr. Porter this June to experience the fantastical world of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and expand your perspectives on global media and creative culture. 

How do I apply? 

Those interested should apply immediately as there are limited spots available.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have at least 30 hours credit toward their degree.  Graduate students may also apply. 

What are my course offerings? 

LSU Students in attendance will enroll in MC 4971: International Brand Cases, taught by Dr. Lance Porter.  This course will count for 3 credit hours at LSU.  

What are my accommodations?

Students will spend 14 days in Cannes, France from June 15 - June 29th.  Students will stay two to a room in a small furnished apartment in Juan Les Pins, two short train stops from the festival and centrally located to food options, laundry services and the beach.  

What do I get with the Cannes Student Pass?

The Cannes Student Pass includes the following: Opening and Closing Dinner Celebrations, Badges to the Cannes Lions Festival, all five awards shows, passes to the Cannes Fringe Festival activities, access to content sessions on the beach from corporate sponsors such as Youtube, Spotify, the United Nations, etc, and access to exclusive winner content after the festival.  This pass is included with your overall program cost of $2,150.

Who is the Program Director? 

Dr. Porter will lead the 2019 LSU at Cannes Program and teach the offered course.  Dr. Porter has taught study abroad for the LSU in Paris program twice, where he led two student groups to this festival.  He has also co-led the Magical Media Tour in the Manship School to England, Scotland, Wales and France.

Are meals included? 

Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals while on this program, aside from the welcome and closing dinner celebration that is provided by the program. Meals are estimated at $30 a day, contingent on personal eating habits.  The student residence is just a couple blocks away from a grocery store that provides any necessary food and household items and "Restaurant Row." 

Are transportation costs covered in the cost of the program? 

Students are responsible for international airfare (Typically around $1,300) and rail, bus, taxi costs while in country (estimated total approximately $250) After the rail to and from the festival, Cannes is a walkable city, and students will be central to necessary areas. 

Video made by UGA students from last year's program: