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The Spikes Asia Academy will return in person for 2024


The Spikes Asia Academy, returning in person for 2024, is now open for registration. Open to creatives and brand marketers under 30, the Academy nurtures ambitious new talent from the region, who are eager to unlock the power of creativity and reach the next level in their careers. The Spikes Asia Academy will feature a two day learning programme with world-renowned CEOs, CCOs, CMOs, directors and creative superstars. Two Deans have been appointed to head up the Academy, Guan Hin Tay, Creative Chairman, BBDO Singapore and Merlee Jayme, Chairmom / Founder, The Misfits Camp, who will shape the programme and deliver a world-class learning experience for students. 

The Spikes Asia Academy's theme for 2024 is "Fear-proof" and the programme aims to deliver a groundbreaking interactive creative thinking course that transforms fear from an inhibiting force into a powerful tool for creativity, motivation, and success. The programme promotes creative intelligence and fosters courage, ambition, and success in all aspects of imagination, turning fear into a valuable resource for personal growth, innovation and achievement.

Topics include:

  • Embracing the creative process
  • Building emotional resilience
  • Fostering curiosity, creativity and risk-taking
  • Making creativity a habit
  • Storytelling and communication

In addition to the Academy, Spikes Asia is funding two senior students from The Misfits Camp to attend Spikes Asia 2024. The Misfits Camp, founded by the former CCO of dentsu Creative APAC and co-Dean, Merlee Jayme, trains creative individuals with neurodiverse and physical disabilities, to help build their careers.

Jaime Ng, Festival Director, Spikes Asia, said: "We’re excited to welcome The Misfits Camp as Spikes Asia’s Creative Digital Partner for 2024 and work alongside them to fund two students to attend Spikes Asia. Nurturing young talent is an integral part of the Event and we will focus on creating opportunities, providing access, and nurturing the next generation of creative marketing leaders. It’s also incredibly exciting to see the Spikes Academy return in-person, alongside two Deans with such impressive and wide ranging expertise to shape and design this prestigious learning programme.

More information on registering for the Spikes Asia Academy can be found here.