ADvent10n 2017

April 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm to
April 8, 2017 | 11:45 pm

Take a walk on your wild side, and join us in Fort Worth for AAF District's ADvent10n 2017, April 6th - 8th. This advertising convention is not to be missed by professional members of the American Advertising Federation in the Tenth District. It is held simultaneously with the District-level National Student Advertising Competition for collegiate AAF Tenth District chapter members. We've got an amazing line-up of keynote speakers including Sam Shepherd, creative director at Deutsch New York and Michael Doret, internationally-acclaimed hand-letterer and illustrator.

Convention Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers: Including, but not limited to Sam Shepherd, Michael Doret, Chuck Inman, Ann Willoughby, Landon Ledford and many more excellent industry leaders.
  • Breakout Sessions covering creative inspiration, diversity, interactive and more.
  • Networking Opportunities
  • AAF's National Student Advertising Competition
  • Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame 2017 Gala
  • AAF District 10 Governor’s Ball

Conference registration: Early Bird Registration of $315 is available through February 17th: Click to Register

HOTEL: Hotel conference rates are $179/single, $189/double per night and are guaranteed through March 7th. Use reservation code "AAF": Click to Reserve


Breakfast and Speaker - Sam Shepherd, Creative Director at Deutsch
NSAC presentations

Morning Breakouts
Breakout 1 - Claudine Unterman, “The Evolving Media Measurement Story" 
Breakout 2 - Doug Renfro, “Selling as David in a World of Goliaths"
Breakout 3 - Lewis Williams, “Black is Human campaign”

Afternoon Breakouts
Breakout 4 - Alex Pierce, “UX & Design Lessons From a Webbys Judge”
Breakout 5 - Laura Smith, “Going Backwards/Finding Myself" 
Breakout 6 - Haidy Francis, “UX  experience”

Friday Evening - Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame Gala

Past Gov Breakfast

Breakfast & Speaker Michael Doret, designer, lettering artist, and illustrator who has designed for MLB, TIME, Playboy, Wired, TV Guide, Kiss, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Universal Studios and more. 

Morning Breakouts
Breakout 7 - Diversity Panel: Alex Pierce, Lewis Williams, Elba Intriago - moderated by Lee LIttlefield 
Breakout 8 - Ann Willoughby, “The Times they are a Changing"
Breakout 9 - Landon Ledford,"A Millennial's Take on the Future of Marketing"

12 noon - 1p Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Chuck Inman

1:15-2:30pm Business Meeting

2:30-6pm FREE TIME

6:00pm Reception for Incoming Governor

7:00pm Governor's Ball

Hilton Hotel 815 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102