New York State Council presents Accelerate Upstate: Thriving in the Age of Disruption

Location Details:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

4A’s New York State Council presents
Accelerate Upstate: Thriving in the Age of Disruption

Registration: 8:30AM
Event: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Greg Stern
Co-Founder & CEO
Butler Shine Stern & Partners
Chairman, 4A’s Board
John Butler
Chief Creative Officer
Butler Shine Stern & Partners
Winner of Ad Age’s National Small
Agency of the Year 2018 — Gold
Special Guests
Ian Schafer
Founder & Former CEO of influential global ad agency
Deep Focus
Marla Kaplowitz
President & CEO

This year’s program features speakers Greg Stern and John Butler, Founders of Butler Stern Shine & Partners, the 2018 Ad Age National Small Agency of the Year winners. They will be sharing their story as an agency that has been through several ups and downs and continues to reinvent in order to thrive in today’s complex client and agency climate.

We will also hear from special guest, Ian Schafer, former CEO and founder of Deep Focus, an influential global agency. A serial entrepreneur, Ian is one of the technology and marketing worlds’ most influential voices and has been named Business Insider’s “Coolest People in Tech.” Ian will inspire with his observations and advice for the advertising industry now looking from the outside in.


Member Price: $125
Non-Member Price:
Student Price: FREE

About Memorial Art Gallery
Memorial Art Gallery is located in downtown Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA), and is considered one of the finest regional art museums in the country. The MAG features a comprehensive, well-balanced collection and dynamic schedule of exhibitions year-round – including the “Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process” exhibition (runs from October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019).