ILEA Live Keynote: Johanna Blakley

Lear Center Managing Director Johanna Blakley delivers the keynote address at the 2017 edition of ILEA Live August 12th in Calgary, AB.

Nobody likes to have their ideas stolen, but in an age of “copy & paste” creative professionals must find ways to keep their competitive edge without suing everyone in sight. Because of the lack of copyright protection for apparel, the fashion industry offers a fascinating model for how to succeed without owning your creative output.

Blakley explores how fashion designers have developed survival strategies that have boosted their creativity and made them the poster children for innovation in the 21st century.