Student Conference & Competition

Thank you to our online sponsors and corporate members

Be the Change. Start to Build Your Dream Career Here.

College students from across the district compete to create the best ad campaign for a client/sponsor.

November 5-7, 2020

Rising to the occasion like only 2020 could ask, we’re taking the 25th annual Student Conference virtual. It takes courage and passion to rise above obstacles and start your career amidst these challenges. Find your chance to rise above and build your dream here.

At this year’s online advertising education competition, students will be challenged to solve a real-world advertising challenge by a real client in groups of students from diverse backgrounds and interests. In an intense 1-day sprint, teams will create a comprehensive marketing, advertising and public relations campaign. Spread over 3 days, some of the highly rated sessions from previous years’ conferences are still included as well as some new sessions to increase students’ understanding of the careers that are ahead. Roll up your sleeves and collaborate to create something great. Talk to advertising professionals about how they got where they are.

Be inspired. Be the wave of new passion and concepts in our industry. We look forward to meeting you!


Thursday, November 5
5pm – 8pm
“How to Create a Campaign” Panel Discussion
Team Meet & Greet

Friday, November 6
9am – 7pm
Presentation of Brief
Online Advertising Competition in Breakout Rooms

Saturday, November 7
9am – 1pm
Portfolio/Resume Review
Professional Panel “How I Got My Start”
Winners Announcements

$30 Student Registration Fee

Professors Conference

Friday, November 6
10am – 2PM
Welcome Remarks
Industry Trends Panel Discussion
Round Table/Class Happenings
Student Opportunities/Lunch (bring your own)
Hiring Trends Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks

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  • High caliber speakers and great peer to peer networking events!  I’m proud to be a member and glad to be part of the AAF community.

    Brian Bearden, CEO
    Upstream Marketing