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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


American Advertising Awards

6:30PM March 24 

It's the final countdown. Join us for our 80s Prom themed American Advertising Awards ceremony to see if video really did kill the radio star.

Past Events

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Creative Speaker Series:
JK McKnight

5:30PM February 10

Reaching the Unreachables: The Three Experiential Keys to Engaging Gen Z and Millennials. Join Art of Impact, Forecastle Festival and Forecastle Foundation founder JK McKnight as he shares the three-tiered marketing and advertising model he crafted over a 20-year career in entertainment, and demonstrates how it breaks through to engage authentically and effectively, while improving lives and communitites.

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2021 Merry Mingle

6:30PM December 16

Join us at Black Acre Loft for our annual Merry Mingle.

Dust off your dresses and jackets. AAF is going OUT! Let's gather at the the holidays and enjoy some time with one another.

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Creative Speaker Series: Adam Morgan

7PM November 18

Adam Morgan is an Executive Creative Director at Adobe, with experience in creativity, strategy, and storytelling for 24 years. In 2020, AdWeek named him one of the “Creative 100”—the top inspiring creative minds in marketing, media, and culture—in the world. He’s the author of the book, “Sorry Spock, Emotion Drives Business,” that proves the value of creativity and design with hard science. He’s a keynote speaker at conferences and events on the topics of creative leadership and content creation. And the host of the podcast, Real Creative Leadership, that offers inspiration and guidance on the day-to-day job of being a creative leader.

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Creative Speaker Series:
Ty Mattson

12PM October 21

A design practitioner who is as comfortable defining brand strategy as he is executing it – Ty’s unique combination of strategic creativity can be seen in his projects for Apple, Billabong, Cartoon Network, CBS, Coca-Cola, Discovery Channel, DreamWorks, Hasbro, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Target, Universal and others. His work has appeared in numerous professional publications and has been recognized for excellence by the leading design competitions including the One Show and Communication Arts.

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Creative Speaker Series: Josh Emrich

12PM September 30

Everyone is told to specialize in something quickly, become an expert, and then make your mark. But what if you can't seem to find your single path to excellence? or maybe you became an expert only to discover that your expertise is no longer relevant. Josh Emrich's creative work has never git neatly in one creative domain or industry. He'll share how a wide range of experiences, continual experimentation, and a ranged approached lead to multiple breakthroughs and a creatively-fufilling career.


AAF Euchre Tournament

7PM September 8

Join us for a round robin euchre tournament at Union Brewing Co. First drink for members is on us! 

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