Happy Hours are hosted the 1st Thursday of every month and are open to anyone to attend.

Luncheons are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Joe T. Garcia's and they offer an opportunity to hear speakers on a variety of topics around emerging trends and industry best practices. Luncheons are also open to members and non-members to attend.

Past Meetings

ADDY Early Entry Deadline

December 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Near South Studios
328 Hemphill St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Bring your entries and payment to Near South Studios on Friday, December 13th between 1 PM - 5 PM.

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Drink & Be Merry Mixer

December 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Twilite Lounge
212 Lipscomb St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join AAF - Fort Worth on December 12th at Twilite Lounge for food, drinks and a silent auction benefiting Advertising Education Sponsorships (AES) at our annual Holiday Mixer. 

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November Luncheon | Legal and Privacy Issues in Data-Driven Marketing

November 20, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Sean Buckley will discuss privacy issues in data-driven marketing and things to look out for in your contracts at this month's luncheon.

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ADDY Kickoff Happy Hour

November 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Heim BBQ - River District
5333 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76114

It's almost 2020 and it's anyone's American Advertising Awards.

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2019 Fall Crawl

November 07, 2019
11:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Chimy's
1053 Foch St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Calling all DFW students! We invite you to join AAF-Fort Worth's 2019 Fall Crawl.

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TCU Day of Design and Alumni Show

October 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

TCU Fine Arts Building
2900 Princeton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109

TCU Department of Design would like to invite you to the Inaugural Day of Design & Alumni Show!

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October Luncheon | Together, We Celebrated the Final Season at Globe Life Park

October 23, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias - The Hut
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

A look at how the Texas Rangers built and executed their 2019 marketing campaign.

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13th Annual AAF-Fort Worth Benefit Bash for PMR Charity

October 12, 2019
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Shipping and Receiving
201 S Calhoun St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Featuring Beatles Tribute Band, A Hard Night's Day

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Bowl Your Brands Off 2019

September 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cityview Lanes
6601 Oakmont Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Venue website

Round up a team of six and come dressed as your favorite brand!

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September Luncheon | Picturing Ideas.

September 18, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Developing concepts for photographs and then executing them in a way that engages viewers.

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September Happy Hour

September 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

doob
4818 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Venue website

FREE drinks and appetizers from 5:30-7:30pm

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August Luncheon | The Power of Experience

August 21, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Walter Kinzie serves as a champion for change within corporate culture. His work is centered upon creating moments that people will remember, and allow them to see the world from a different point of view.

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August Happy Hour | Dutch's Hamburgers

August 08, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dutch's Hamburgers
3009 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Join us at Dutch's for drinks, apps & networking.

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July Luncheon |The Business of Being a Social Media Influencer

July 24, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Learn all the behind-the-scene details about what it takes to be a successful social media influencer working with big brands and local companies.

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July Happy Hour | The Bearded Lady

July 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Bearded Lady
300 S Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join us at the new Bearded Lady on Thursday, July 11!

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June Luncheon | Karl Sakas, Agency Advisor

June 19, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Don’t Just ‘Make the Logo Bigger’: How to Satisfy Your Most Demanding Clients

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June Happy Hour | Deep Ellum Brewing

June 06, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Deep Ellum Brewing
611 University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Ad Friends, let's check out this new place together for Drinks & Eats!

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May Luncheon | Doritos Road to the Super Bowl

May 29, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

What it Takes to Get to the Biggest Ad Stage & Lessons Learned Along the Way from Leslie Vesper, Senior Director of Marketing on Doritos at Frito-Lay North America

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2019 Spring Student Ad Crawl

April 25, 2019
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Chimy's
1053 Foch St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Agency Tours & Student/Professional Mixer

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April Luncheon | Beyond The Beer

April 17, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Come hear how Legal Draft Beer Co. is "keeping it legal" with their marketing strategy to capture and keep customers in the crowded and competitive craft beer space.

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Empty Bowls benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank

April 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hart Street Pottery
6346 Hart Street
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Venue website

Come paint pottery that will be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank for use at their "Empty Bowls" fundraising event in May!

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March Luncheon | Texas Law Hawk

March 20, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Find out the source of the viral magic behind the Texas Law Hawk

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Dateline 2019 Call for Nominations

March 11, 2019
11:59 PM

Submit to [email protected]

Nominate someone who has brought positive publicity to Fort Worth!

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American Advertising Awards Gala

February 22, 2019
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Masonic Temple
1100 Henderson St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Until now, you've done the watching. Now, all eyes are on you.

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February Luncheon | VR, AR & MR for Brand Engagement with Dan Ferguson

February 20, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Using Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities to create innovative engagement with world-class brands

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February Happy Hour at Kung Fu Saloon

February 07, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kung Fu Saloon
2818 Morton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Venue website

Join AAF Fort Worth at Kung Fu Saloon on Morton St. for drinks, appetizers, and great company. Cover is $5 for everyone & includes snacks.

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AAF-FW January Luncheon | CCO Matt Moore

January 16, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Joe T Garcias
2201 N Commerce Street
Fort Worth , TX 76106

Find out from Matt Moore what it takes to build a great team and what positive results can happen when you have the right people in place.

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