With summer winding down, our activities and planning are ramping up. Read on for more information on exciting upcoming events.
Thank you for being a part of AAF:CR-IC. I hope to see you at an upcoming event!
Think to Ink returns
We are excited to kick off the 2017/2018 AAF:CR-IC year with the popular— and free!— Think to Ink event on September 21st at Cedar Graphics. Registration is now open and workshops are filling fast. Sign up below for the remaining workshops, or come for lunch and listen to keynote speaker Michael Braley.
As Creative Director of Braley Designs, Braley has more than 20 years of experience in identity, brand, print, visual systems, book and packaging design. His work has been internationally recognized and is in permanent collections at museums around the world and is regularly featured in design publications and exhibitions. You’ll find his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and his clients have included Aéropostale, Cornell University and Effen Vodka.
Braley is also a native Cedar Rapidian, graduating from Kennedy High School in 1989 and Iowa State University College of Design in 1993.
Don’t miss this fun and informative event!
D9 Leadership Conference
Justin McDonald and I attended the annual AAF District 9 Leadership Conference in Kansas City at the end of July.
This weekend event is a chance for the 12 chapters within our Iowa/Missouri/Nebraska/Kansas district to get together to share ideas, talk about challenges, highlight issues, and brainstorm opportunities for growth within chapters. We networked with leaders from other chapters and discussed ways to bring enhanced value to our membership.
The board is reviewing the ideas presented and will be looking to implement new programming and events, and potential partnerships with other Iowa AAF chapters to maximize the benefits of your AAF:CR-IC membership.
Save the Date x2
Mark your calendars for the 50th American Advertising Awards Gala— Saturday, February 17th, 2018. Call for Entries will open on November 9 to accommodate students who may be out of the area for winter break. Look for more details to come.
Ad Hop Returns
Thursday, October 12 | 5–6:30 p.m.
@ de Novo Marketing
Join us for a relaxed social hour. Network with other area marketing professionals and meet some of your fellow AAF: CR-IC members.
— Membership renewal letters will be hitting mailboxes in early September. You can renew online or by mail.
— Volunteers needed to join our team in programs and as club treasurer. If you are interested in joining the board in either role, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.