Calendar Of Events

Ad Club Holiday Party

New York, Nov. 29

Ring in the holidays with an exclusive wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction featuring industry originals: a Baglivo, a Bogusky, a Deutsch, a Dusenberry, a Harris Milard, a Jeffrey, a Kaess, a Kaplan Thaler, a Kirshenbaum and a Silver. Win the opportunity to share a coveted “New York Experience” with one of these advertising stars. This event, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition, will be held at LQ. Proceeds from the silent auction will go the The Advertising Club Foundation. For more information, call (212) 533-8080, or visit www.theadvertisingclub.org.



Ad Club Speaker Series

Boston, Nov. 30

Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk are the authors of Pick Me and Ask Jancy and are also co-creative heads and creative directors at Ogilvy Toronto. They will shed some light on those baffled by the ad industry: the ones who left school and didn’t know what hit them when they learned how hard it is to get a job. They will also reflect upon how hard that job is when coupled with a mental creative director or a slacker partner or writer’s block. A copy of the book is included with registration. This event will be held at the Bordy Theatre at Emerson College. For more info, e-mail Lauren Hitchcock at lhitchcock@adclub.org, or visit www.adclub.org.



The Digital Entertainment & Media Expo

Los Angeles, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Discuss issues in digital music, mobile, digital video, gaming and digital advertising. Ann Sweeney of The Walt Disney Company and Hugh Panero of XM Satellite Radio are just two of 150 speakers who will be in attendance. This event, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Adweek, will be held at the Century Plaza Hotel. For more information, visit www.demxpo.com.



what separates the best from the rest

Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 7

Despite differences in corporate culture and style, truly successful agencies share some important things in common. These are the agencies that attract the most new business and have the best financial track records. Too many agencies are more obsessed with how they look than how they are. Learn from the best at this 4A’s event, to be held at the Kauffman Conference Center. For more information, e-mail Cecilia Graham at cecilia@aaaa.org, or visit www.aaaa.org.



AICP/West Holiday Party

Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 8

This celebration, held by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, will be held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Air Center. For more info, e-mail ashleyg@aicp.com.



Account Management Workshop

Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 9

Sheila Campbell will teach young account managers the skills they need to become sharp. They will learn how to listen for what a client really needs, turn problem accounts around without damaging the relationship, gain confidence in dealing with large and demanding clients, and find out how to get more business. The seminar is designed for account service people with at least one year of solid account service and less than five years experience. The workshop, sponsored by the 4A’s Carolinas Council Board of Governors, will be held at the Westin. For more info, e-mail Joseph Carlucci at joseph@aaaa.org, or visit www.aaaa.org.

AICP/east Holiday Party

New York, Dec. 12

This celebration, held by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, will be held at Duvet. For more info, e-mail anniec@aicp.com.



The Next Big Idea: The Future of Branded Entertainment

Hollywood, Calif., Jan. 17,

At this event, leaders will discuss how to move beyond licensing agreements and product placement to entertainment-as-marketing events. Explore the convergence of marketing, music, sports and Hollywood. This event is sponsored by Adweek, Billboard and Nielsen Entertainment, among others. For more info, call Jaime Kobin at (646) 654-5169, e-mail jkobin@vnubusinessmedia.com or visit www.thenextbigidea.com.

Executive Leadership Program

Santa Monica, Calif., Jan. 30-Feb. 3

This is a critically acclaimed management-training program designed specifically for agency senior executives in all disciplines. Through case studies and simulations, participants will receive the knowledge they need to successfully solve the challenges of general agency management issues. The program, sponsored by the 4A’s, will be held at Shutters on the Beach. For more information, contact Michelle Montalto at michelle@aaaa.org.



Most Promising Minority Students

New York, Feb. 7-9

This American Advertising Federation event connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top minority college seniors. Recruiters can meet fresh talent, further prepare advertising’s best young prospects and help the industry’s workforce better reflect the multiculturalism of today’s society. The program not only honors the students, but enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with professionals. This event, a program of the AAF’s Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism, will be held at the New York Athletic Club. For more information, contact Sharon DeHaney at (800) 999-2231, or visit www.thearf.org.



Media Summit New York

New York, Feb. 8-9

At the Third Annual Media Summit New York, join the top minds in broadcast and print media, advertising and marketing, broadband, cable and wireless, news and entertainment, technology and finance. This event will be held at the McGraw-Hill Building. For more info, call (212) 352-9720, e-mail Victor Harwood at vharwood@digitalhollywood.com or visit www.media-summit.com.



10th Annual New York Magazine Day

New York, April 20

Join The Advertising Club and the Magazine Publishers of America in celebrating the 10th Annual New York Magazine Day, which offers insights and opportunities to connect with publishing and advertising influentials. This event will be held at the Marriott Marquis. For more information, visit www.theadvertisingclub.org.



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