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Presenting Lincoln Stephens; New School for the New School.

May 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an Austin Ad Fed’s Cultural Diversity event and hear Lincoln Stephens speak about how to create better learning to prepare the next generation of professionals to thrive in our industry. 


Talk talent with Lincoln Stephens.  Join the AAF Cultural Diversity Committee and the Marcus Graham Project’s Lincoln Stephens to discuss strategies to help the next generation of advertising talent get in, stay in and thrive in our industry.



Marcus Graham Project CEO, Lincoln Stephens, will share information about how the industry can partner to create better learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of professionals to get in, stay in and thrive in our industry.  Through the lens of the Marcus Graham Project’s Flagship Experiential Learning program, the iCR8 Summer Boot Camp, attendees will gain insight in how to attract diverse talent from across the country and partner with clients, non-profit organizations, and the higher education community to strengthen a pipeline of talent.  






Lincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac, Hummer, Chevrolet, and Coca-Cola) turned activist, muckraker and social entrepreneur.

In November 2008, he decided to quit his job to pursue his passion for mentorship and co-founded a non profit organization called the Marcus Graham Project. The organization which is focused on bringing more diversity to the advertising industry through mentorship, exposure and career development, has been featured in Advertising Age, Black Enterprise Magazine, Savoy Magazine, and on CNN and NBC. Additionally, Lincoln has been acclaimed as one of Advertising Age’s top 40 marketing leaders under 40, Ebony Magazine’s top entrepreneurs under 34, the Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award and a 2015 AT&T Game Changer.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a focus in Strategic Communications and recently completed his Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business at Full Sail University.

He is also an accomplished community organizer. In that capacity, he has served as the Chicago & Dallas Street Team Leader for Rock The Vote, as well as an active leader & servant in a variety of urban-progressive organizations such as: African American Leaders of Tomorrow, American Cancer Society-Relay for Life, Dallas Urban League Young Professionals, YMCA, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Lincoln most recently joined forces with PepsiCo America Beverages to build leaders in the field of marketing, advertising and media.


(Includes drinks, light appetizers and Free Parking)
$25 AD2ATX Member
$35 Austin Ad Fed Member
$45 Non-member
$25 Student

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May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


McGarrah Jessee
121 W 6th St
Austin, 78701 United States
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