NETWORKING New York Women in Communications will host two Cocktails and Conversations events this fall: Developing a Career Plan, Sept. 9; and Seven Soulful Secrets of Success, Oct. 7. For locations or other info, contact Amy Sokoloff at email@example.com.
HOW NOW The deadline for entries for How magazine's International Design Competition is Sept. 16. Graphic-design projects, such as print and TV ads, brochures, logos and annual reports, created between Jan. 1, 2001 and Sept. 1, 2002 are eligible. For rules and an official entry form, visit www.howdesign.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "Guidelines" in the subject line.
BRAND-FOCUSED The Institute for International Research will hold a conference titled "Research & Testing for Brand Initiatives" at the Hilton New York. Sept. 18-19. For info, contact Lisa White at (212) 661-3500 or email@example.com, or visit iirusa.com/brand research. To register, call (888) 670-8200 or e-mail register@iir usa.com.