The future of everything, from food to beauty to AI: Get early-bird tickets to Next

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Clinc CEO Jason Mars, Clinc, Vertly co-founder Claudia Mata and MedMen CMO David Dancer will help take Next attendees into the future on Nov. 13 and 14.
Clinc CEO Jason Mars, Clinc, Vertly co-founder Claudia Mata and MedMen CMO David Dancer will help take Next attendees into the future on Nov. 13 and 14.

Ad Age Next, our biggest annual event, returns this Nov. 13 and 14 to tackle the most effective marketing today: innovation.

From AI to food, from human-robot interaction to honest-to-goodness personal communication, Next will help you see over the horizon and make your own change.

Day One features an afternoon of surprising keynotes and conversations, culminating in Next Titans, a new live experience that will celebrate the beginning of six startups seeking funding to support their growth and visibility. They will pitch live to former Mondel─ôz chief media and e-commerce officer Bonin Bough, BlueRun Ventures General Partner Cheryl Cheng, former GE chief marketing officer Beth Comstock and VaynerX chairman Gary Vaynerchuk, but with a twist: Using Indiegogo, the in-studio and streaming audience will also be able to purchase products and compete with the Titans to become a marketing partner.

Day Two will chart Next Blockbusters from cannabis to space exploration. Midday tracks will let you focus on the subject, such as connected gaming or commerce, that matters to you most. And you'll get plenty of networking time.

Gilrboss CEO Sophia Amoruso, Oath Digital Prophet David Shing and Harman CMO Ralph Santana.
Gilrboss CEO Sophia Amoruso, Oath Digital Prophet David Shing and Harman CMO Ralph Santana.

The first Next speakers are:

Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder at Girlboss

on connections as the future of currency

Sharmeen Browarek, senior director of viewer engagement at Twitch

on using machine learning to fight bias in gaming

David Dancer, CMO at MedMen

on the cannabis boom to come

Jess Carbino, Bumble's sociologist

on the next workforce

Kass Dawson, global head of marketing at Softbank Robotics

with the Pepper robot, on the future of human-robot interactions

Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas

on cannabis in Lagunitas drinks and the culture

Jason Mars, CEO and co-founder at Clinc

on the rise of conversational AI

Claudia Mata, co-founder of Vertly

on cannabis in beauty

Megan Maloney, investor at General Catalyst

on the real future for blockchain

Glenn Minerley, head of esports at Momentum Worldwide

on brands' role in the entertainment culture ahead

Delane Parnell, CEO and co-founder at PlayVS high school esports league

on the future of competitive gaming

Ralph Santana, CMO at Harman

on the 65-mile-per-hour living room

David Shing, digital prophet at Verizon's Oath

on screens and our mental health

Randall Wilkinson, CEO and co-founder of The Wilkinson Group

on the future of food and his company's robotic Wilkinson Mini Bakery

The summer sale tickets are gone, but early-bird tickets are available now through Aug. 15.

Come to Ad Age Next on Nov. 13 and 14. Because where else can you find weed, robots and space exploration on one stage?

Get more info here.

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