AAF: CR-IC Education Day 2016

Event on: 2016-March 3rd 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, for our annual Education Day event.

This year’s topic is branding.

  • Date: Thursday, March 3
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m.
  • Workshop: 9 a.m.
  • Meet the Pros: 10 a.m.
  • Lunch and Portfolios: Noon
  • AdChef Competition: 1:15 p.m.
  • Travel to Agency: 3:30 p.m.
  • Agency Visit: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Kirkwood Community College, Third Floor, Iowa Hall, 6301 kirkwood Boulevard Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Cost: $25 Students, $35 Non-Students, FREE for Professionals and Faculty


AAF: CR-IC Education Day 2016


  • Workshop = learn with an expert about their subject matter
  • Meet the Pros = speed networking between students and professionals
  • Lunch & Portfolios = eat while sharing constructive criticism of student work
  • AdChef = a collaborative competition that uses themes and elements related to the Education Day event
  • Social Hour = time for faculty members and professionals to unwind and mingle
  • Agency Visit = travel to a professional’s office and learn about their experiences in the industry

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Education Day

Students come together to learn about relevant topics in the advertising world through the exchange of ideas, networking with peers and professionals, and demonstrating capabilities on-site in an engaging and supportive environment.

Who is eligible

Students currently enrolled, full-time in an accredited institution ($25); non-enrolled Learners and recent graduates not yet working in the advertising/marketing fields ($35)

The Professionals

Name Position, Company Available
Gerard Estella Director of Creative Experience, North Forty All day
Jake Vande Weerd Director of Creative Vision, North Forty All day
LeeAnn Eddins Designer, Freelance 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Justin McDonald Marketing Solutions Manager, Cedar Graphics 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Rebecca Smith Founder and CEO, LodeStar Engineering LLC 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Simeon Talley Founder, Iowa Fashion Project and FlyOver Fashion Fest 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Chris Ortman Senior Application/Web Developer, University of Iowa 10 AM to 2 PM
Amy Austin Strategic Health Care Marketing Coach, Amy Austin Marketing 10A M to 1:30 PM
Jay Cooper Web Designer/Developer and Media Producer, Freelance 10 AM to 1 PM
Andrea Dietzenbach Brand Director, GoDaddy 10 AM to 1 PM
Benjamin Hartin Writer, The Writer Benjamin 10 AM to 1 PM
Stu Eddins Manager of Online Marketing, MedTouch 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Jessalyn Holdcraft Director of Marketing, NewBoCo Noon to 2 PM
Faraz Shah Designer, Flow Media Noon to 1 PM