Calendar Of Events

M2W: Marketing to Women Conference

Chicago, May 8-9

This conference, featuring several guest speakers, will help businesses learn to increase their emotional, cognitive and financial share of the powerful women’s market. This event, presented by Frank About Women, will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center. For more info, call (860) 724-2649, ext. 11, or visit www.m2w.biz.



Metrics-Driven Marketing Performance workshop

Austin, Texas, May 11-12

This Marketing Metrics Council workshop, to be held at the Stephen F. Austin/Intercontinental Hotel, is designed to give corporate officers the knowledge to bring metrics-driven marketing performance to their organizations. Marketing must be able to prove its contribution to corporate and shareholder value. Speakers include Dr. H. Paul Root, former chair of the American Marketing Association, and Dr. V. Kumar, executive director, ING Center for Financial Services. For more information or to register, visit www.marketingmetricscouncil.com.



47th annual Clio festival

Miami, May 13-16

The festival includes creative workshops, seminars, exhibits and screenings of the Clio TV Shortlist. Awards will be given for global advertising and design innovation, including a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring R/GA’s Bob Greenberg. For more info, call (212) 683-4300 or visit www.clioawards.com.



2006 New Business Conference

New York, May 22-23

Keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions will reveal a behind-the-scenes look into the business development departments of the elite. Learn new strategies to quickly and efficiently win more new business. This conference, hosted by Mirren Business Development and Adweek, will be held at the Digital Sandbox Network. For more info, visit www.newbusinessconference.com.



Commercial Closet Association Images in Advertising Awards

New York, May 23

The Commercial Closet Association encourages marketers and advertisers to avoid stereotypes and improve inclusion of gay images. The second annual event, to be held at the Time Warner Center, will salute agencies, clients and individuals in categories including Outstanding Commercial, Mainstream Print/Outdoor Ad, Gay Market Creative and Advertising Industry Professional. For more information, visit www.commercialcloset.org.



MAKEOVER MY WORKSPACE SWEEPSTAKES

May 31

In honor of Domino magazine’s first anniversary, the magazine is extending its style to ad agencies and granting one winner a complete makeover of his or her workspace—be it an office, cubicle or makeshift home cubby. The grand prize winner will be randomly chosen on June 15. To enter the sweepstakes, which runs until May, agency employees should go to www.dominotogo.com and click on the “makeover” icon.



What Separates the Best From the Rest

Minneapolis, June 2

In this workshop, author and agency consultant Tim Williams will explore what America’s most successful agencies do differently. These are the agencies that do the best work and attract a steady flow of new business. It will be of particular value to department heads and those with some supervisory responsibilities. For more information about this 4A’s event, to be held at Campbell Mithun, e-mail Cecilia Graham at cecilia@aaaa.org or visit www.aaaa.org/eweb/upload/events/060206TWN.pdf.



VCU Adcenter Executive Education Program

Richmond, Va., June 5-9

This program will provide creative directors with intensive management training. Some of the ad industry’s top luminaries will lead programs and workshops. Topics include keeping groups motivated and inspired, improving recruiting and hiring practices, selling ideas to clients, the value of media-neutral thinking, and understanding a client’s mindset. For more info, e-mail Ashley Sommardahl at asommardahl@vcu.edu or visit www.adcenter.vcu.edu/execed.



38th Annual EFFIE Awards Gala

New York, June 7

The EFFIE Awards, presented in 33 countries worldwide, honor effectiveness in marketing communications. This year, the selection of the best in show honor will occur on the day of the EFFIE Awards ceremony. The New York American Marketing Association will host this event at the Marriott Marquis. For more information, call (212) 687-3280, ext. 222, or visit www.effie.org/gala.



Art & Technique of the American Commercial

New York, June 8

The 15th Annual Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show, to be held at the Museum of Modern Art, will feature winning commercials in various craft categories. The black-tie event will include a cocktail reception and buffet dinner. For more info, call (212) 929-3000 or visit www.aicp.com.



AAF National Conference 2006

San Francisco, June 11-13

Now that consumers control more content, how will you reach them? Learn how to take advantage of blogs, podcasts and other emerging technologies and how you can use them to make print, TV and radio even more powerful. Join the American Advertising Federation at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero for keynotes and professional development workshops. For more info, visit www.aaf.org/calendar.



CAUSE MARKETING FORUM

New York, June 13

Marketers will learn how to “do well by doing good” at this fourth-annual conference on cause marketing. Speakers include execs from The Home Depot, Cone Inc., InterContinental Hotels and Toys for Tots, among others. This event will be held at the Marriott Marquis. For more info, call (914) 921-3914, email info@causemarketingforum.com or visit www.causemarketingforum.com.



ARF Audience Measurement Symposium

New York, June 20-21

This Advertising Research Foundation symposium will provide perspectives on the alternative new measurement solutions required for the changing media landscape. This event will be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. For more info, visit www.thearf.org.

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