The event is designed for professionals in the fields of marketing and communications. Attendees are from every level in branding, advertising and PR agencies, tech companies, startups, media outlets, and corporate communications units working in and around Washington, DC.
ADWKDC provides opportunities for networking along with keynotes, workshops and panels on relevant topics presented by proven industry talent.
The event has taken many different forms since its launch more than 10 years ago and has continued to evolve to best meet the needs of the region. Most recently, the cornerstone event has been a 2-day conference featuring three tracks of programming: strategy, creative and media.
Other events that will take place during the full week include hosted talks at various venues throughout the city, networking events and CREATE, a one-day event where teams composed of DC-area young professionals and college students work together to compete and create advertising campaigns for selected nonprofits.
Unlike conferences of similar size and scope across the country, ADWKDC takes a more unique focus on the local DC market and places a stronger emphasis on diversity of thought and the melding of various disciplines. We encourage our participants to step out of their comfort zones and gain insights in all areas of communications to become more well-rounded at what they do.
We are expected to reach nearly 400 attendees over the course of the week, most influencers and tastemakers, directing hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their clients on media placements, technology, staffing and resources. As a sponsor to ADWKDC, you gain direct access to this engaged audience and are able to share your products or services and help support the heartbeat of the industry.
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Join us for the main event! A 2-day conference featuring keynotes, panels and interactive sessions focused on emerging trends and challenges to old paradigms in the marketing and communications field.
October 20 – 21, 2016. See session page for full agenda.
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle nearest Metro.
Be part of our industry’s “give back” initiative by participating in a one-day event where teams composed of DC-area young professionals and college students will work together to CREATE advertising campaigns on the spot for selected nonprofits. Teams will be mentored by seasoned advertising professionals, and present their best, actionable ideas to the clients for implementation.
Our volunteers will gather on a Saturday morning to hear about the marketing challenges faced by DC area nonprofits. They will then assemble into randomly assigned teams to spend the next 10 hours hammering out creative and effective marketing plans that the nonprofits can take back with them and put into action.
October 15, 2016
1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 800
Federal Triangle nearest metro.
Throughout the week there will be a variety of hosted sessions, mixers and parties. Be sure to check the Session page for more information. New events will be added over the coming months.
AAF DC President
AAF DC Executive Director
Strategy Track Lead
Creative Track Lead
Media Track Lead
Content Marketing Lead
Administration and Logistics
Administration and Logistics