Calendar Of Events

Small Business Forum

New York, May 16

Steve Chandler, author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Reinventing Yourself, introduces his new book, The Small Business Millionaire, which is due to appear on shelves May 30. The first 50 people to RSVP to this event will receive advance signed copies. This event will be held at The Advertising Club. For more information, call (212) 533-8080, ext. 203, or visit

2006 New Business Conference

New York, May 22-23

Keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions will reveal a behind-the-scenes look into the business development departments of the elite. Learn new strategies to quickly and efficiently win more new business. This conference, hosted by Mirren Business Development and Adweek, will be held at the Digital Sandbox Network. For more information, visit

Commercial Closet Association Images in Advertising Awards

New York, May 23

The Commercial Closet Association encourages marketers and advertisers to avoid stereotypes and improve inclusion of gay images. The second annual event, to be held at the Time Warner Center, will salute agencies, clients and individuals in categories including Outstanding Commercial, Mainstream Print/Outdoor Ad, Gay Market Creative and Advertising Industry Professional. For more information, visit


May 31

In honor of Domino magazine’s first anniversary, the magazine is extending its style to ad agencies and granting one winner a complete makeover of his or her workspace—be it an office, cubicle or makeshift home cubby. The grand prize winner will be randomly chosen on June 15. To enter the sweepstakes, which runs until May, agency employees should go to and click on the “makeover” icon.

What Separates the Best From the Rest

Minneapolis, June 2

In this workshop, author and agency consultant Tim Williams will explore what America’s most successful agencies do differently. These are the agencies that do the best work and attract a steady flow of new business. It will be of particular value to department heads and those with some supervisory responsibilities. For more information about this 4A’s event, to be held at Campbell Mithun, e-mail Cecilia Graham at or visit

VCU Adcenter Executive Education Program

Richmond, Va., June 5-9

This program will provide creative directors with intensive management training. Some of the ad industry’s top luminaries will lead programs and workshops. Topics include keeping groups motivated and inspired, improving recruiting and hiring practices, the value of media-neutral thinking, and understanding a client’s mindset. For more info, e-mail Ashley Sommardahl at or visit

Financial Services Marketing Luncheon

New York, June 6

Speakers including Nancy Friedman of Visa and Nick Utton of E*Trade will discuss changing markets, mergers, new media, retirement and other issues. This event, presented by USA Today and The Advertising Club, will be held at the New York Athletic Club. For more information, call (212) 533-8080, ext. 210, or visit

38th Annual EFFIE Awards Gala

New York, June 7

The EFFIE Awards, presented in 33 countries worldwide, honor effectiveness in marketing communications. This year, the selection of the best in show honor will occur on the day of the EFFIE Awards ceremony. The New York American Marketing Association will host this event at the Marriott Marquis. For more information, call (212) 687-3280, ext. 222, or visit

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Art & Technique of the American Commercial

New York, June 8

The 15th Annual Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show, to be held at the Museum of Modern Art, will feature winning commercials in various craft categories. The black-tie event will include a cocktail reception and buffet dinner. For more info, call (212) 929-3000 or visit

AAF National Conference 2006

San Francisco, June 11-13

Now that consumers control more content, how will you reach them? Learn how to take advantage of blogs, podcasts and other emerging technologies and how you can use them to make print, TV and radio even more powerful. Join the American Advertising Federation at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero for keynotes and professional development workshops. For more information, visit


New York, June 13

Marketers will learn how to “do well by doing good” at this fourth-annual conference on cause marketing. Speakers include execs from The Home Depot, Cone Inc., InterContinental Hotels and Toys for Tots, among others. This event will be held at the Marriott Marquis. For more info, call (914) 921-3914, email or visit

ARF Audience Measurement Symposium

New York, June 20-21

This Advertising Research Foundation symposium will provide perspectives on the alternative new measurement solutions required for the changing media landscape. This event will be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. For more info, visit

2006 Account Planning Conference

Miami, July 24-26

This 4A’s event will be held at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. For more information, call Michelle James at (212) 850-0735 or e-mail