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LOS ANGELES/May 2

The Magazine Repre sentatives of Southern California holds a luncheon presentation titled “Branding for Life.” Thomas Andersson, evp of marketing for Volvo Cars of North America, will speak at the 11:30 a.m. event at the Four Seasons hotel. For info, visit www.laadclub.com.

SAN DIEGO/May 5-7

Fast Company hosts its RealTime Flagship National Conference, aimed at addressing business issues. Discussion leaders include EDS CEO Dick Brown, Yahoo! chief solutions officer Tim Sanders and TBWA\Chiat\Day chief market ing officer Laurie Coots. At the Hotel del Coron ado. To register, contact Rich Whelan at (800) 665-6547 or visit www.fastcompany.com/live.

San Francisco/May 15

AdMark holds a networking mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland. For registration and information, visit www.admark.org.

SAN FRANCISCO/ June 26

The Northern California Business Marketing Association hosts the Beacon Awards and showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Vintage Room and Courtyard in the Stanford Barn, Palo Alto, Calif. For reservations, call (800) 568-5554 or e-mail ncalbma@pacbell.net.