AAF-H STUDENT CONFERENCE & COMPETITION 2018
Registration: October 26, 2018
Hotel Reservation: October 11, 2018
College students from across the region compete to create the best ad campaign for a sponsor/donor. Apply for this year’s conference! Applications open.
Please download and complete the following forms and submit them to Sydney Davis at ad-club@AAFHouston.org
Need one (1) completed assignment request form per school submitted by the professor, along with one (1) student waiver per student.
HOW IT WORKS
Upon arrival, students are put in teams of 10-12. Each group comprises students from more than 20 universities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our corporate sponsor provides an assignment, and teams head to a local agency, design firm or in-house marketing department to develop a campaign concept. Teams have eight hours to construct a creative campaign, including marketing and media plans and a video presentation. Judges announce the finalists and winning teams on Saturday.
Besides getting great, real-world experience, you’ll have the chance to:
- Collaborate (make friends fast)
- Perfect creative ideas on short deadlines (don’t expect to have another kind)
- Identify industry trends (talk to professionals about new developments in the ad world)
- Network (bring your résumé and portfolio for job opportunities)
Portfolio and Résumé Review
A killer book will help you stand out and get a job. But how do you know what to include? Bring your portfolio and résumé to the conference and let the experts help you refine them.
Need to sharpen your industry knowledge? On Saturday, advertising professionals will answer your questions about the ins and outs of agency life and discuss the skills required to succeed in various roles.
Professors Tour and Dinner
Faculty members are invited to join an agency/media facility tour to preview new technology used in our advertising and marketing community.
Tentative Schedule of Events (to be confirmed)
Friday, November 2nd
8:00 a.m. Registration / Continental breakfast – Marquis Ballroom
8:30 a.m. Conference begins – Marquis Ballroom
Client Introduction and Presentation of Project
Rules of the Project
9:30 a.m. Students depart for host companies
9:45 a.m. Professors gather, depart for tour of agencies and creative firms, with lunch provided
6:00 p.m. Students return with projects on flash drive, camera, and one copy of presentation, Diamond Room 3
6:00 p.m. Judging begins, Diamond Room 3
6:30 p.m. Professors' dinner, Emerald Rooms
Saturday, November 3rd
8:30 a.m. Resume/Portfolio review – Grand/Marquis Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Brunch - Marquis Ballroom
10:30 a.m. “Now What ” Panel Discussion - Marquis Ballroom
11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony - Marquis Ballroom