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.


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.

ADKWDC Committee

Hal Schild

Hal Schild

CEO & Founder, primeFOCUS

Yukari Rymar

ADKWDC Content Strategy
Curtis Rogers

Curtis Rogers

ADKWDC Communications Strategy

Andy Blenkle

Former AAF DC President and Vice President, Fors Marsh Group

Evan Levent

ADKWDC Communications Strategy
Lindsay Matthews

Lindsay Matthews

ADKWDC Communications Strategy

Meredith Heller

Sales Director, GumGum; ADWKDC Co-Chair

Theresa Contario


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