Register for Advertising Week DC (VIDEO)

David and Mary at Ad Week DC

Have you attended Advertising Week in DC?  If you have an interest in advertising and live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, you should not miss it.  It is really one of the best organized and most outstanding (in quality and value) professional development opportunities in the year of communications events.

The DC Ad Club will host its 7th annual networking and educational forum for the area’s advertising, marketing and communications professionals, Advertising Week DC, this month, and there is plenty on the agenda to capture the interest of advertising, marketing, and public relations professionals, including some very interesting seminar topics and top-grade presenters.

The event kicks off with a reception and screening of the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival at USA Today on Monday, September 20. Registration fees for the event are $50 for Ad Club members (PRSA-NCC and AMA-DC members also receive discounts this year); $60 for non-members.  Now this is really a must-attend event.  First of all, the food is great.  There is a bar.  You can easily eat dinner on what is provided 🙂 Secondly, there is the networking.  If you want to shake hands with some of the most powerful people in media, here is the place to do it.  Thirdly, there is the film itself.  This is the domestic premiere of the Cannes event.  You can’t leave the auditorium without having been moved, amused, and inspired by the most creative advertising on the planet. I know I was!

The conference segment of Advertising Week DC takes place over the next two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21-22, and, as I mentioned, represents an outstanding value in terms of professional development opportunity for the price.  If there is a down-side, it’s only absorbing and processing so much incredible information in the space of two days.  A two-day pass for both days includes lunch and is $210 for Ad Club, PRSA-NCC, and AMA-DC members. Non-members pay $230 and students may attend for $130.

Keynote presentations and panel discussion topics range from marketing and social media to politics and reporting to a session on creativity.

Scheduled speakers and panelists include Tiffany Rolfe, VP, Group Creative Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Stuart Elliott, advertising columnist for The New York Times; Jim Elms, Executive Vice President; Universal McCann; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women,” and many more.

To register, visit


About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

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