Gain valuable insight and celebrate the year’s best in advertising, public service and diversity excellence at the AAF District Four annual conference. It features more than 20 sessions and events, transformative speakers, impactful networking, topped off with the 62nd AAF District Four American Advertising Awards Gala.
National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
The National Student Advertising Competition is the premier college advertising competition that provides more than 2,000 college students the real-world experience of creating a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate client.
ADITUDE Speaker Series
ADITUDE is a personal and professional development event with an emphasis on advertising, business development, trends, techniques and creative. Each presenter is given a maximum of 20 minutes to share their expertise in the most engaging ways they can, with actionable items for the audience to take away.
Our first in person student conference, AdPath, will provide college students a deep look into the many advertising career paths, ways to stand out when applying for jobs, and the opportunity to mingle with industry experts and fellow students from across the state.
American Advertising Awards Gala & Celebration
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting nearly 30,000 entries every year in local AAF Ad Club competitions. The mission of the 4th District American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising throughout Florida & the Caribbean.
Rising above the horizon stands Rosen Shingle Creek® Hotel, a sight welcoming you to experience the personal touch of an independent, full service, luxury hotel with all the amenities you expect. The location is prime—on Universal Boulevard, east of the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion, and 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Rosen Shingle Creek’s third and best-known quality creates the perfect trifecta—award-winning customer service.
8:30 am – 9:30 am
AAF Now & In the Future
EVP, Club Services, Membership, & Programs, AAF
No one organization can be all things to all people. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to focus on what matters most to your audience and the level of impact your purpose can impose. Understanding this, AAF has centralized all efforts around four core pillars. During this session, be prepared to learn more about the purpose, focus and long game of AAF.
12:30 pm – 2:00pm
Global ECD, Coursera
Lotenna Enwonwu is Global Executive Creative Director at Coursera. He'll be talking at lunch with an old friend, G Williams, who will (gladly and softly) probe him with questions about his advertising path, leadership style, and how a smaller market changed the game for him. Lo's insights gained and lessons learned will be something you don't want to miss! Plus, it's always a good time when you can get to know the one and only LO! Bring your questions!
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Protecting you from the people you elected
Lobbyist, AAF District 4
Jack Hebert, our D4 lobbyist lays out the ins and outs of advertising and politics. Did you know AAF was founded on the principle of Government Relations? It's just as relevant today as it was in 1904. Sit back, relax and enjoy an entertaining glimpse into what the federal and state level of politics has in store for us. It's an entertaining program hosted by the witty, best dressed and best coiffed guy in advertising!
A little taste of Addy's Past
The American Advertising Awards Gala & Celebration will be held at the Full Sail Live Venue is a 22,000 sq. ft. acoustically engineered multi-purpose facility that features seating for 500 people, a moveable, demountable stage, and world class audio and video equipment. Serving as the university’s live performance venue, Full Sail Live has been home to numerous events ranging from concerts, film and television productions, and benefits & galas, in addition to graduations, orientations, conferences and more.