Events

Upcoming Speaker Events

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June 2021

Bonnie Wan, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11:45 AM CDT
Online via Zoom

Bonnie's Bio

GS&P has been Bonnie’s agency home since 1998, where she has led strategy on the California Milk Processor Board (“got milk?”), Comcast, Nest, Adobe and SONIC Drive-In, as well as provocative, effective and award-winning campaigns fighting child sex trafficking, cyberbullying and college-campus rape. Bonnie was named an associate partner in 2014 and a partner and the head of brand strategy in 2016.

Past Speaker Events

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May 2021

Ashley Bright, The Message Fixer
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
Online via Zoom

Ashley's Bio

Ashley Bright is The Message Fixer. After 18 years of pitching to Fortune 500 companies in the design and marketing industry, he founded Ashley Bright Presents to teach entrepreneurs and business leaders how to avoid messaging and communication mistakes that cost them millions. Microsoft, Honor Health, and the University of Arizona are amongst the many clients who rely on Ashley’s IMPACT Speaking Method to help their leaders conquer fears, avoid costly mistakes and get the money they need to succeed.

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April 2021

Amy Moore, Lemonly
Virtual AAF Talks Professional Speaker Event
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.

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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.

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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 Oprah.com, The TODAY Show, Fast Company Magazine, Hallmark TV, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, and several other media outlets.

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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.

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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.

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