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AGENDA Emerge, powered by Group Y, is a creative and brand building conference featuring today's most iconic creative directors, industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the youth marketplace. A highly curated platform where industry insights and business intricacies are shared.

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Date: January 6, 6PM — 10PM
Location: Center Theater @ The Long Beach Convention Center

AGENDA Emerge, powered by Group Y, is a creative and brand building conference featuring today's most iconic creative directors, industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the youth marketplace. A highly curated platform where industry insights and business intricacies are shared.

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Creative Director, Hurley
@hurley @ryanhurley

Ryan Hurley

From a young age Ryan Hurley has been at the cross roads of design and surfing. From the birth of Hurley’ s Phantom board shorts to the working with the Nike Innovation Kitchen Ryan’s has always had a strong connection to innovation and problem solving throughout design. Ryan is currently the creative director for Hurley where he leads all innovation and design.

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Co-founder, Herschel Supply Co.
@lyndoncormack @herschelsupply

Lyndon Cormack

Lyndon Cormack was born in the foothills of the Rockies, and he hasn't stood still since. His childhood was spent on bikes, skateboards, snowboards, skates, and in pairs of shoes that were inevitably worn through from hiking and exploring. A few days after his eighteenth birthday, Lyndon’s desire to explore reached a global scale, sending him through Australia and all over Asia.

Travelling aligned him with other individuals cut from a similar cloth, a few of which got him involved with the sales side of skateboarding, snowboarding and biking. Eventually Lyndon found himself in Vancouver, Canada, where he called a different set of foothills home.

Lyndon is one of two founding brothers of the Herschel Supply Company - a key influencer in the importance of the backpack as an everyday fashion accessory. Named after a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada, where three generations of the Cormack family grew up, the Herschel brand was founded in 2009 and hasn’t stood still since. Now positioned as a global accessories brand, Herschel Supply products are designed in Canada and sold in the foothills of the Rockies, as well as Australia, Asia and other countries around the world.

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VP of Design & Special Projects, Nike
@Nike

Tinker Hatfield

After 33 years at Nike, Tinker Hatfield is the most recognized sneaker designer in the world. While applying his architectural talent to designing performance shoes and using his entrepreneurial flair to market them, he has experienced and leads the charge in evolving footwear design innovation. Inspired by motorcycles, race cars, rock concerts and more often than not, just talking to people on the street, Hatfield believes good design is appropriate for its time and place, as well as represents a little futurism too. During his three decades at global sports brand Nike, he's turned athlete connection into an art form.

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Founder of Hurley
@hurley

Bob Hurley

For Bob Hurley, it all started with the desire to make a better surfboard. Working closely with the best up-and-coming surfers in Huntington Beach and world champions like Rabbit Bartholomew, the Hurley label quickly became synonymous with the best high-performance shortboards on offer. Combining youth energy with a relentless drive to make surfing better, Bob seamlessly ventured into the apparel business, growing Billabong USA in the ’80s and ’90s to $100M before starting his own brand — Hurley — in 1999. For Bob, Hurley was more than an apparel company — it was an innovative, inclusive hub for every young creative mind with an affinity for the ocean. After partnering with Nike in 2002, Bob continues his mission of making Hurley the world’s most forward-thinking surf brand and a global Microphone for Youth.

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Craig Stecyk

C. R. Stecyk III is a multimedia artist widely acknowledged as a major influence within the genres of graffiti and street art. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions and his work is included in a number of public collections. A surfboard shaped and painted by Stecyk resides in the permanent archive of the Smithsonian. He was also a writer and production designer on the Sundance award-winning documentary film Dogtown and Z-Boys. C.R. is one of the founders of Juxtapoz art magazine, and has written for many different periodicals, books and catalogs. Stecyk was involved with the founding of the Zephyr surf shop in Santa Monica, California where the boards he painted helped to establish the graphic styles of both surfing and skateboarding. He also created characteristic icons of surfing and skateboarding such as the Zephyr moon, the "Vato Rat", the Dogtown cross and the “Skate and Destroy” marks.

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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is the artist behind OBEY GIANT, the graphics that have changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. What started with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design has since evolved into a worldwide street art campaign, as well as an acclaimed body of fine art.

The OBEY GIANT campaign is rooted in the DIY counterculture of punk rock and skateboarding, but it has also taken cues from popular culture, commercial marketing and political messaging. Fairey steeps his ideology and iconography in the self-empowerment of those who refuse to be manipulated by the machine of manufactured consent. With biting sarcasm verging on reverse psychology, he goads viewers, using the imperative “obey,” to take heed of the propagandists out to bend the world to their agendas.

In 2003, Fairey founded Studio Number One, a creative firm dedicated to applying his ethos wherever art and enterprise intersect. Building from Fairey’s approach to design striking, thought-provoking work, the company has since evolved into its own creative entity and become one of the top boutique agencies in the country.

Fairey’s art reached a new height of prominence in 2008, when his “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama became the iconic image of the presidential campaign and helped inspire an unprecedented political movement. The original image now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Along with the Obama campaign, Fairey has also donated artwork and made contributions to charitable organizations such as the ACLU, MoveOn, Hope for Darfur, the Chiapas Relief Fund, marriage equality reform, 11th Hour Action, Hurricane Katrina relief, the Art of Elysium, Southern California fire relief, shelters for L.A. teens, children’s charities in Iraq and the U.S., Free the West Memphis 3, Feeding America, Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

As Fairey’s body of work reached its 20-year mark in 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston honored him with a full-scale solo retrospective, which drew a record number of visitors for the museum. Entitled Supply and Demand, the exhibit shares its name with Fairey’s career-chronicling book. After its time in Boston, the Supply and Demand exhibition made additional runs at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, OH, also breaking attendance records in both museums. In May 2010, Fairey unveiled a new collection of work, entitled MAY DAY, through Deitch Projects as the world-renowned gallery’s final project. In 2011 Shepard was featured in the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MoCA Geffen in Los Angeles and in 2012 he had his first solo exhibition in London in 5 years, entitled Sound &Vision. Fairey had his first major exhibition in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art alongside Jasper Johns in May of 2014 and in 2015 he has a scheduled solo exhibition at the CAC Malaga, Spain.

Kicking off in 2014, Fairey launched the inaugural Art Alliance art show; as the founder and curator of the show, he handpicked the 40 plus acclaimed international artists for the exhibition, which took place alongside the Lollapalooza Music Festival.

In addition to his guerilla street works, as of 2014, Fairey has painted 40 large-scale murals around the world.

For more on Shepard Fairey and OBEY GIANT, please visit OBEYGIANT.com

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Lead Singer of Social Distortion
@mikeness @socialdistortion

Mike Ness

Mike Ness is an artist that encompasses the true essence of an Americana Original. Known as a legendary member of the early Southern California punk movement with his band Social Distortion, Ness has become a Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon that has had an impactful career in music that spans four decades. Ness has truly evolved to portray a variety of musical styles that reflects his soul in each of his albums. A passionate songwriter and storyteller, Ness crafts authenticity, depth, humanity and raw emotion into his profound lyrics. His symbolic style and allusive image have gained him loyalists of all generations. Always staying true to his self and core values Ness continues to breathe panache into everything this ambitious, true working class hero encounters.

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