Calendar Of Events

Insurance Direct Marketing Forum 2005

Philadelphia, Sept. 12-13

This event includes case studies and discussions featuring major insurance operations. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association and Target Marketing magazine, among others, this event will be held at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. For more info, call (866) 450-7005, or visit www.jcg-ltd.com.



inside the music upfront

New York, Sept. 13

This forum will instruct how to reach music consumers and harmonize with the music industry. This event, hosted by Adweek , Brandweek, Mediaweek and Billboard, in association with Alliance, will be held at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. For more info, visit www.insidethemusicupfront.com.



second annual iaa west golf tournament and wine tasting event

St. Helena, Calif., Sept. 16

The International Advertising Association West Coast Chapter invites you to join sommelier Richard Rossi of the Regal Wine Company and participate in golf, tennis, pool, a buffet lunch and optional spa treatments. Sponsored by Newsweek, Golf Magazine and Kendall-Jackson, among others, this event will be held at Meadowood Resort & Spa. The group will depart from Pier 39 at 8:30 a.m. For more info, e-mail Schandra Hope at shope@fcb.com, or visit www.sfadvertising.com.



CMO Perspectives®: Making the Right Connections

Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 18-20

Discuss the latest in marketing technology and learn how to gain the trust of senior management. For more information, call Nate Towne at (207) 793-2600, or e-mail nate@xanaducommunications.com.



45th annual francis w. hatch awards

Boston, Sept. 20

This ceremony, to be held at Avalon, will celebrate creative excellence in New England advertising. The exhibit will be available for viewing prior to the show. For more information, call (617) 262-1100, ext. 17.



Presentation skills

Boston, Sept. 22

Improve your public-speaking abilities at this 4A’s event, to be held at The Hampshire House. For more information, e-mail Joseph Carlucci at joseph@aaaa.org.



What The Best Agencies Do Differently

Cleveland, Sept. 22

What makes ad agencies innovative, financially successful and respected? Find out what sets great agencies apart from the crowd so you can improve your own at this 4A’s event. For more information, e-mail Bob Linden at bobl@aaaa.org.



ADWEEK’S CREATIVE SEMINAR

Las Vegas, Sept. 22-23

Featured speakers include Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s John Hegarty, Coca-Cola’s Esther Lee and Leo Burnett Worldwide’s Mark Tutssel. This event will be held at the Green Valley Ranch Resort. For more information, visit www.creativeseminar.com.

Hispanic Retail 360

Dallas, Sept. 26-27

The only conference designed to help retailers target, segment and execute merchandising and marketing plans effectively to Latino consumers. Integrated data and insights from VNU’s world-leading information companies, including ACNielsen, will be featured. This event will be held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. For more information, call (770) 291-5409, or visit www.hispanicretail360.com.



advertising week

New York, Sept. 26-30

Join the industry’s brightest stars at various locations, including the Apollo Theater, the Museum of Television & Radio, New York Public Library and the Time Warner Center. Last year, the event attracted more than 40,000 participants from more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.advertisingweek.com.



The 4A’s And Adweek’s Account Management Conference

New York, Sept. 28

Learn what a creative leader looks for in an account person; the role of an account person in a small- or medium-size agency; and what agencies should do to increase diversity. Join top agency executives at the Kimmel Center at New York University. For more info, e-mail aaaaconferences@aaaa.org, or visit www.aaaa.org.



2005 AICP Show: the art & technique of the american television commercial

Dallas, Oct. 19

This event, to be held at the Dallas Museum of Art, will also be held November 17 in Chicago. For more info, call (214) 655-2662, or visit www.aicp.com.



THE NEXT BIG IDEA: THE FUTURE OF BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT

New York, Oct. 19

This event will examine the convergence of marketing, music, sports and Hollywood. Discuss innovative strategies, including how to move beyond traditional licensing agreements and product placement to entertainment-as-marketing events. Hosted by Adweek Magazines, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and Nielsen Entertainment, this event will be held at the Grand Hyatt. For more info, contact Jaime Kobin at (646) 654-5169, or visit www.thenextbigidea.com.



marketing technology luncheon

New York, Oct. 27

Discuss the challenges and opportunities in marketing technology. Hosted by The Advertising Club and USA Today, this event, to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel, will feature guest speakers from IBM and Xerox. For more info, visit www.theadvertisingclub.com.



silver medal luncheon

Washington, Nov. 18

The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, in collaboration with the American Advertising Federation, each year honors a person who has made outstanding contributions to advertising and has been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. This luncheon, which began in 1975, will be held at The Washington Post. For more info, call (703) 683-5954, or visit www.dcadclub.com.

Please send calendar listings to Diana Lee at dlee@adweek.com.