Calendar of Events

IBM Presents: The Commercial Closet New York, Dec. 1

Journalist Michael Wilke on the portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in commercials. Held at the Art Directors Club. For reservations, call (212) 643-1440 or e-mail

Weight Loss Marketing & Obesity Risk Education Washington, Dec. 1-2

Held by the Strategic Research Institute at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row. For info or to register, contact Rupa Ranganathan at (212) 967-0095, x252, or, or visit

The Western Show Anaheim, Calif., Dec. 2-5

Presented by The California Cable & Telecommunications Association at the Anaheim Convention Center. The agenda includes sessions on HDTV, video-on-demand and other new technologies; marketing; advertising; and international opportunities. For info, visit

Off The Street Club Annual Holiday Luncheon Chicago, Dec. 3

Rudy Giuliani is the keynote speaker at the charity’s event, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. For info or reservations, call Samantha Kelly at (312) 856-8340.

‘How to Be Successful at Search Engine Marketing’ New York, Dec. 4

Presented by SmartSearch Marketing in association with the New York American Marketing Association, the seminar takes place at The McGraw-Hill Conference Center. For info or to register, visit

Latino Marketing Awards Los Angeles, Dec. 4

Presented by and hosted by Univision at its offices. For info or to register, contact Talia Rodríguez at (213) 239-6555, ext. 211, or, or visit

Gen Y: Spending Power and Trends in the Youth Market New York, Dec. 8

A luncheon and half-day event held by The Advertising Club at the Westin Times Square-Majestic Ballroom. For info or to register, call (212) 533-8080, ext. 210, or visit

SRI Multicultural Marketing AND Sales CONFERENCE Los Angeles, Dec. 8-9

“Retool, Revisit & Rev Up Multicultural Marketing & Sales Performance,” held by the Strategic Research Institute, takes place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Tim Sanders of Yahoo! and Monica Lozano of La Opinion are keynote speakers. For info or to register, contact Rupa Ranganathan at (212) 967-0095, x252, or, or visit

2003 Media All-Stars Awards New York, Dec. 10

Presented by Mediaweek at the New York Marriott Marquis. Luncheon ceremony hosted by NBC News’ Brian Williams. To purchase tickets, visit by Dec. 3. For info, contact Jamie Billow at (646) 654-5141 or

‘Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need—So You Can Sell More’ New York, Dec. 11

The New York American Marketing Association hosts speaker Pamela Danziger of Unity Marketing at the AMA Conference Center. For info or to register, call (212) 687-3280, x245, or visit

AICP Show Prague, Czech Republic, Dec. 19

Hosted by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. For info, visit

29th Annual Gracie Allen Awards Entry deadline: Jan. 5

Presented by The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television. Winners will be honored next spring in New York. For info, call (703) 506-3290 or visit

2004 ANA Agency Relations Forum New York, Jan. 28

Held by the Association of National Advertisers at The Grand Hyatt. Topics include “Maximizing Effectiveness in the Client/Agency Relationship” and “The Super Bowl of Advertising.” For info or to register, contact Joanne Forbes at (212) 455-8086 or, or visit

2004 EFFIE Awards deadline FOR new Multinational category Jan. 30

The New York American Marketing Association introduces a multinational category for campaigns that have run in the U.S. and at least three other countries within the last four years. An entry form is available at The Effie Awards will be held June 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis. For info, contact Lukas Pospichal at (212) 687-3280, ext. 226, or visit

2004 4A’s Media Conference and Trade Show Orlando, Fla., Feb. 11-13

Themed “Staying in Touch With the Consumer,” the event is presented by the American Association of Advertising Agencies at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. For info or to register, call (212) 850-0850 or visit

AAF’s Most Promising Minority Students Program New York, Feb. 12–13

Held at the Waldorf-Astoria by the AAF Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism, a division of the American Advertising Federation. For info, contact Gail Bozeman at (800) 999-2231 or, or visit

ADC Young Guns 4 Entry deadline: March 1

For the first time, the Art Directors Club’s biennial competition for creative young professionals in advertising, design and new media will accept entries from around the world. Winners will be announced in April. To apply, visit, starting Jan. 5. For info, contact Jocelyn Lucas Rosenberg at (212) 643-1440 or