Upcoming Social Events

Join us Thursday, April 8, for a FREE Virtual Happy Hour!

We’re feeling social! Join us for a casual, free virtual event Thursday, April 8. These social events are a great chance to connect with other professionals in a causal setting. There might be bingo, trivia or random games and prizes! You never know. Join us for the whole time or pop in from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM to say hello!

What: AAF-ND Virtual Happy Hour
When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE

Upcoming Speaker Events


April 2021

Amy Moore, Lemonly
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:45 AM
Online via Zoom

Amy's Bio

Amy Moore is the Creative Director/Co-Founder at Lemonly, a visual marketing studio in Sioux Falls, SD. Lemonly’s mission is to design clarity, and in doing so they strive to turn the boring to brilliant, confusing to clear, and complex to concise. Over the past decade, Amy has produced award-winning work with clients across a variety of industries including Netflix, The 9/11 Memorial & Museum, World Health Organization, Disney, Marriott, Johnson & Johnson, and more.

Past Speaker Events


March 2021

Von Glitschka, Glitschka Studios
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Online via Zoom

Von's Bio

Von is creative director of Glitschka Studios a small two-person boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. Their diverse range of illustrative design is sought after by some of the most respected brands in the world. They creatively collaborate with ad agencies, design firms, in-house corporate art departments, and small businesses to produce engaging visual narratives.


January 2021

Matthew Emerzian, Every Monday Matters
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Online via Zoom

Matthew's Bio

Matthew Emerzian is the founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters (EMM), a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people and organizations understand how much and why they matter. Emerzian's work has been hailed by, The TODAY Show, Fast Company Magazine, Hallmark TV, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, and several other media outlets.


November 2020

Tyler Riewer, charity: water
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Online via Zoom

Tyler's Bio

Tyler Riewer is the Creative Director at charity: water, the nonprofit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world. He travels the globe to meet the people charity: water serves, collects stories about the transformative impact of clean water, and dreams up new ways to share those stories with the world.


October 2020

Austin Kleon, NYT Bestselling Author
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker
Online via Zoom

Austin's Bio

Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. His work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, TIME, The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s brought his depth and range of experience as a creator to his book, Steal Like An Artist, an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age.


July 2020

Mike Caguin, Colle McVoy
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker
Online via Zoom

Mike's Bio

While Mike Caguin has worked at agencies from coast to coast, including Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and TBWAChiatDay, it’s his impact as CCO at full-service creative agency Colle McVoy that shows the power of his diverse and dynamic, yet subtle, approach to creativity.


April 2020

Claudine Sokol, Nielsen
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker
Online via Zoom

Claudine's Bio

Claudine Sokol is a self-described Evangelist of Nielsen and has worked for over twenty years in the media industry. With a wide range of experience working in the media, including national, mobile, movies, digital, local television and local audio.

Other Past Events

Join us for our celebration of the best advertising & marketing work of the year at the Virtual American Advertising Awards Show!

We’ll be coming to you live from the comfort of your own this year, at our “At Ease” show. The night will be complete with breakout rooms during the social hour, the addition of a “show supplies box,” and entertainment mixed in throughout the show. Of course, you’ll also get to see who won gold & silver awards, and which work took home the Best of Show!

What: American Advertising Awards
When: February 26, 2021 – 6 pm (social hour); 7 pm (show starts!); 8:30-9 pm (expected show close)
Where: online (via Zoom – with a link emailed to you after you sign up)
Cost: Non-members $20 — Students $10 — AAF-ND Members — Free (1 ticket per membership)

Join us for AAF-ND’s commentary of the best and worst commercials aired during the big game.

Join us for a play-by-play critique of the best & worst commercials showcased during football’s biggest game of the year. This year, we’re rocking the Pandemic Edition. The event is virtual with some new twists. Attendees become the panelists with live voting as our hosts, Bill, Sarah, and Noah, usher you through the evening. It’s a bummer we can’t be with you in person but there’s no reason we can’t have a stellar time online. Whip up your piping hot wings, saddle up with a cold beverage, and get the bucket of ranch dip ready and let’s do this! Oh, did we mention it’s free?

What: TV Timeout
When: February 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE!

Portfolio Review Day is an annual FREE event hosted by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota (AAF-ND) for current college students, of all levels, in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota in the design, interactive, advertising, copywriting, print and photo journalism and video related fields. During the event, students can have their portfolios reviewed by area professionals and receive feedback in 30 minute one-on-one sessions.

What: Student Portfolio Review (and Mock Interview) Day 2019
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 10:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: M State – Minnesota Community & Technical College | 1900 28th Avenue South | Moorhead, MN, 56560
Cost: $0