The deadline to submit has been extended to 31 December 2017

We will begin programming in January, so please submit your ideas before then

Cannes Lions 18 - 22 June 2018

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to speak at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018. For a guide on the types of content we’re looking for, and insight into what works and what doesn’t, please read our Cannes Lions Content Step-By-Step Guide.

All speaker decisions are based on the strength of the content that you supply, so please provide as much detailed information as possible.

The Festival this year has eight content themes, and creativity must be at the heart of every session.

You will be asked to complete this form for each new proposal. The deadline date for submitting a proposal is 31 December 2017

Please note, there is no fee to speak at the Festival; the session hosts will need to cover the cost of their guest’s accommodation and travel.

If you have any questions about the content submission process please view the FAQs.


Please complete the Cannes form


As the organiser you will be our main point of contact and owner of this submission. We will send any related communications directly to you — and you are responsible for providing us with the necessary information to make this session happen. Please note that organisers not speaking do not receive a complimentary badge.


Based on your content idea, you can select up to 3 themes. If you require further information about the new themed programmed, please review the Call for Content Guide. If you are unsure as to which theme your idea sits, please leave this part empty and we will review where we think it fits best.
Proposed synopsis / session description
  • (Please detail the company hosting the session as you would like it to be publicised)
  • (Max 10 words)
  • (Idea synopsis (up to 120 words). Please enter only one session idea in this box)

Supporting Information
Proposed Speaker Details

The speakers you enter will be considered along with the proposal. If you have none please leave blank. When suggesting speakers keep in mind that Cannes Lions strives to offer our delegates a programme that showcases the widest possible variety of speakers, content and speaker organisations. Speakers are allowed to participate in only one session per Festival. Depending on your chosen format type, there is a limitation on the number of speakers on stage at any one time, however please feel free to list up to four (this is the total number, and includes any moderator), providing they are not all confirmed and we can let you know our thoughts.

Speakers receive a complimentary badge to the Festival on the days in which they are speaking. We do not pay speaker fees or expenses. Session organisers will need to cover the cost of their guest’s accommodation and travel.

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Max number of speakers permitted: 3
Max number of moderators permitted: 1

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Once you have submitted this proposal, you will receive a confirmation email and login details. You can strengthen your proposal by logging back into the content portal and completing a few more questions.

You can view the status of your proposal when you log in to your account on the content portal.

If you have any questions please email and a member of the team will get back to you.