of the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference
Thursday Check-in & On-site Registration
Attendees must check-in or register prior to participating in the 2013 ADCOLOR® University.Pick up your name badge, program book and gift bag at the registration table!
ADCOLOR® University presented by i’mPART, a program of The ADVERTISING Club of NY
ADCOLOR® University was launched in 2012 with the belief that even the most successful professional can learn, be inspired and share their knowledge. ADCOLOR® University is an intensive training program intended for professionals at the entry- and mid-level phases of their … Continued
The 2013 ADCOLOR Awards & Industry Conference
The ADCOLOR® Awards & Industry Conference is designed to inspire, influence and include while providing an innovative platform for professionals of color, diversity champions and companies to further diversity & inclusion efforts within the communications industries. The ADCOLOR® Awards honorees … Continued
Friday Check-in & On-site Registration
Attendees must check-in or register prior to participating in the 2013 ADCOLOR® Industry Conference & Opening Night Reception. REGISTER OR CHECK-IN TODAY FROM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
ADCOLOR® Industry Conference Breakfast Break
Network with our industry’s most affluent leaders. This networking break is the perfect start to the 2013 ADCOLOR® Industry Conference. Continental breakfast provided. Attire: Business Casual
Keynote Address: “The Difference: It’s Where You’re From AND Where You’re At” Presented by Das Global
Join Stephen Kim*,Vice President of Microsoft Advertising Global Agencies and Accounts, as he takes us on his personal journey to becoming one of Microsoft’s inspirational creative leaders and how his “difference” plays a pivotal role in helping him lead a … Continued
“Embracing a Culture of Difference in the Flux Economy” presented by JWT North America
In a high profile cover story, Fast Company introduced the term “Generation Flux” – a mind-set and skill set that embraces instability, that tolerates — and even enjoys — re-calibrating careers, business models, and assumptions – all necessary constants in … Continued
Town Hall Discussion: “Free the Titles!” presented by Madison’s Browne Fellowship
We’ve recognized the disparities between the generations, and have asked ourselves, when did titles become more important than the people holding them?Join Madison’s Browne Fellowship for a candid conversation about the importance of breaking down professional barriers and making a … Continued
Leaders of the New School: Building Talent Pipelines of the Future presented by ADCOLOR®
“Don’t Say It, Be It: What Does Leading an Inclusive Culture Really Mean?” presented by Wieden + Kennedy
A discussion on leading a diverse, inspiring environment that influences culture and drives authentic work. Presented by Wieden + Kennedy Moderator: Keesha Jean-Baptiste, Director of Human Resources, Wieden + Kennedy Panelist(s): Karrelle Dixon, Global Account Director, Wieden+Kennedy Portland Jason White, Managing Director, … Continued
ADCOLOR® Industry Conference Lunch Break
“Diversity in Hollywood” What’s Wrong With This Picture?” presented by ICON MANN
“It Takes More Than 16 Bars: Moving at the Speed of Culture” presented by PepsiCo
Beyoncé, X-Factor, Dew Tour. For decades, PepsiCo has continuously given us monumental moments leveraging globally renowned talent in music and entertainment that are steeped in culture. Carlos Saavedra takes us through PepsiCo’s vision for consumer engagement, with culture playing the … Continued
“Differentiate or Die: Entrepreneurs Speak” presented by TBWA\ Worldwide
#WeRunThisIsh: How Multiculturals Are Shaping The Future of Digital presented by Microsoft
“Race or Lifestyle – How Should You Target?” presented by BET Networks
Do we see culture through the lens of Race or Lifestyle? In the age where ethnic pride is still at an all-time high, do we ignore ethnicity in our messaging? As the world changes and the digital age has transformed, … Continued
ADCOLOR® Awards & Industry Conference Opening Night Reception & TAGLINES Book Launch Party
2013 ADCOLOR® Past, Present & Futures Brunch : Conversations with Nick Cannon & Soledad O’Brien
The 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards Red Carpet Reception
Attendees must check in prior to attending the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards and the Red Carpet Reception. To secure seating, registrations must occur prior to September 19th. Click here to register today!
The 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards & Dinner hosted by Don Lemon of CNN featuring DJ Eric Cubeechee
Join us for the most anticipated evening of the year! On Saturday, September 21, we celebrate 20 of the most influential, inspiring and innovative leaders in our industry at the 7th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards hosted by American journalist, television news anchor, … Continued
The 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards After-Party sponsored by DIAGEO North America and GTM, Inc.
Private event. Open to ADCOLOR® Awards attendees only. Registration required Sponsored by DIAGEO North America and GTM, Inc.
December 11, 2013
By: Julee Wilson Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided hair and “ethnic” attire.Read More
ADCOLOR® is a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries. ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions of diversity and inclusion by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow. By highlighting the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT and other diverse professionals, students, and diversity and inclusion champions, ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals.
Now in its ninth year, ADCOLOR® continues to make impressive strides towards the empowerment of diverse professionals at every stage of their careers with programs designed to arm them with what they need to excel in their respective industries. One of these programs is ADCOLOR® University presented by i’mPART-a program of The ADVERTISING Club of NY, an intensive training program intended for agencies and individuals. The program’s mission is to promote continued professional growth at every level. The program teaches entry and mid-level professionals to take control of their own career paths. In partnership with training powerhouse Global Novations®, ADCOLOR® University offered three classes for two modules in 2012 titled “Managing Inclusion™” and “Efficacy for Professionals™.”
In addition to the organization’s training program, 2013 will usher in a new FUTURES class, listed here. Launched in 2012, ADCOLOR® FUTURES is a program geared towards nurturing the industry talent of tomorrow. In partnership with ADCOLOR® Diversity Summit (ADS) member organizations, the program offers alumni from recognized industry diversity programs the chance to attend—and receive an insider experience at—key ADCOLOR® events throughout the weekend and year. ADCOLOR® FUTURES is a prime reflection of our motto and a poignant reminder to all that as we rise up, we must reach back. Take a look back at the ADCOLOR Futures Class of 2012 here.
Support the ADCOLOR® FUTURES and the funding of a first-of-its-kind photo book on diversity at kck.st/14GPqzQ
60 Champions of Diversity. 6 Days of Photography. Countless Itineraries. A 260 Page Portrait Book that Celebrates Diversity.
Through the insights of 60 people, this first of its kind book will explore how Diversity has been a catalyst for bringing us all together. TAGLINES will celebrate the champions of Diversity within the communications, media and entertainment industries.
‘TAGLINES’ is a 260+ page, glossy, book that chronicles the journeys and the stories that make Diversity a part of all of us.
In a series of portraits and conversations captured by photographer Emmanuel Andre, TAGLINES records and reveals the faces, thoughts and ideas of some of America’s most influential champions of Diversity, change agents and rising stars.
Each of the 60 individuals showcased have brought the spirit of ADCOLOR® to life, by making the invisible visible.
TAGLINES will also trace the places that made each one of them ‘happen’; places that define their origins, their memory, their dreams, their itinerary and their culture.
Photography: Emmanuel André, TBWA
Location: The Studio NYC
Videographer/Editing: Gbenga Obafemi, The One Club, Madison’s Browne Fellowship, 2013 ADCOLOR FUTURES
Producer: Marquis Bell, TBWA
Creative Support/Production: DDB Studio 8View All Videos
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