CHICAGO/Oct. 30The Chicago Advertising Federation hosts the “Cannes Gala,” beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. at the Art Institute of Chi-cago. For info, call (847) 375-4728.

MINNEAPOLIS/Nov. 4The American Institute of Graphic Arts hosts the opening night of the 24th Design Show of Excellence in the atrium of International Market Square. For more info, call (612) 339-6904, or go to

AUBURN HILLS,Mich./Nov. 9The Adcraft Club of Detroit hosts its annual “Advertising as a Career” symposium, starting at 10 a.m. at the DaimlerChrysler Technology Center. For more info, call (313) 872-7850, or visit

CHICAGO/Nov. 13The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing’s “Education Day” starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. For more info, call George Buckley at (312) 849-2236, ext. 25, or go to

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