Adam Collett Encounter Global

ADAM COLLETT

Founder / Director, Encounter Global

Adam Collett is an innovative community strategist, multi-disciplinary designer, event producer and cultural ambassador. Founder / Director of impact agency Encounter Global, he is dedicated to empowering communities around the world by combining emerging models and technologies with a deep respect for the culture of local people and places. Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Byron Youth Service and the Gungyah Ngallingnee Aboriginal Corporation.

BIO

Adam Collett

Founder / Director, Encounter Global

 

Adam Collett is an innovative community strategist, multi-disciplinary designer, event producer and cultural ambassador. Founder / Director of impact agency Encounter Global, he is dedicated to empowering communities around the world by combining emerging models and technologies with a deep respect for the culture of local people and places.

Adam spent 10 years in New York City, working first as Assistant to the Director for the New York City Arts Coalition before founding Brain Bridge Creative LLC, a digital agency specializing in web platforms and immersive online environments. After one of his campaigns was featured in the New York Times Technology Review, Adam was hired as a freelance creative for Amsterdam-based agency Strawberry Frog while continuing to deliver a stream of digital services to his New York clients.

In late 2005, his agency was contracted by Clipmarks LLC, an internet start-up developing an innovative social bookmarking tool and news sharing portal. Adam soon joined the company full-time as Creative Director and Lead Designer. After 3 years of development the company was sold to Forbes Media and Adam departed to pursue his passion for event production and venue management, producing a series of events and mini-festivals designed to foster the development of a socially-conscious nightlife scene and community in New York.

Returning to Byron Bay, Australia in 2012, Adam devoted himself to local community and cultural initiatives, co-managing the Kulcha Jam not-for-profit organisation and creative hub for 18 months, co-directing the Tekstar* Digital Arts & Technology Festival in 2013, directing the UPLIFT Festival Youth Program in 2013-14, working as a cultural liaision for Splendour in the Grass, the Falls Music Festival and others, as well as supporting a number of regional Indigenous and Youth programs while working as a sub-editor and video producer for the UPLIFT Media Channel.

In 2016 Adam launched Creative Foundation, an "agency with a mission" that offered media and tech solutions for purpose-driven companies and projects. In May 2017 he opened a headquarters and community space for the newly branded Encounter in the Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate. The centre served as a bustling hub for culture and innovation, as well as headquarters for the Encounter agency and its growing collective.

In 2018 Adam launched Encounter Global as a platform for world changing people, projects and social enterprises. It serves as an agency, collective and platform to accelerate the delivery of innovative solutions to the most pressing issues of our time.

Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Byron Youth Service, and the Gungyah Ngallingnee Aboriginal Corporation. He is also a dedicated musician, songwriter and producer who is preparing to release the debut Encounter album in 2020.

 

CONTACT

EMAIL: adam@encounterglobal.org

PHONE: +61477975008

 

 

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