Get ready, Big Apple

ADCOLOR® is coming to New York.

9th Annual ADCOLOR Industry Conference & Awards | Chelsea Piers | September 16-19, 2015

ADCOLOR | About Us

Mission Statement

ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and celebrate one another.

What We Believe

The world is stagnant with sameness. That’s why we want people to stand out and be different. To go beyond labels and shine as individuals with unique perspectives and personalities. We want companies to recognize these different people not as quotas, but as assets, who bring new, fresh and brilliant ideas to every business.

  • Marc Strachan

    ADCOLOR is one of the most important portals to the future of Advertising, Media and Marketing. ADCOLOR is creative. It is forward thinking. It is provocative. It is building a community of future leaders that will take us to places we have yet to imagine. Marc Strachan, VP, On Premise Strategy & Multicultural Marketing, DIAGEO & Chair, ADCOLOR Board of Directors

  • Carmen Baez

    It is the opportunity for people on the fringes to feel for once that they're in the center.Carmen Baez, Former LatAm Regional President at Omnicom Group, 2010 ADCOLOR Legend

  • Andy Deaza

    ADCOLOR helped me understand that I'm not alone in this fight to make diversity a non-issue in our industry.Andy Deaza, Art Director, Spike DDB, ADCOLOR Advisory Board Member

  • Mariam Guessous

    EVERYONE was nice, humble and willing to help. I've been to many conferences before but [ADCOLOR] feels like family.Mariam Guessous, Senior Art Director, Digitas LBi, 2013 ADCOLOR FUTURE

  • Karl Carter

    ADCOLOR helps you understand how high you should set the bar; when you see all these dope, incredibly talented people — its inspirational.Karl Carter, Co-Founder & CEO, GTM, ADCOLOR Board Member

Industry Conference

The ADCOLOR Industry Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. This year’s theme is short, simple and strong – “MOVE”. We want people to move away from old mindsets and out of their comfort zones. To push. To shift. To activate. To move. Stay tuned as the full conference schedule is revealed.

  • Event


  • Speaker

    David Lubars, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO

  • Location

    Chelsea Piers
    Join us at this iconic
    New York landmark.


Each year, individuals and companies go above and beyond to make a difference in our industry. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they've earned.

  • The Awards
  • Honorees to be announced shortly, please check back.

  • Nominees to be announced shortly, please check back.

Our Partners

Without our amazing partners, we couldn't do what we do. So join the movement to make an impact on the industry
(and maybe the world).

Partnership Guide

Presented by:

  • Omnicom Group
  • GSD&M

    • Diageo
    • DAS
    • ADWEEK
    • SJ&P
    • BBDO
    • Deutsch
    • DDB Worldwide
    • Microsoft Advertising
    • Saatchi & Saatchi
    • TBWA\
    • Edelman
    • Omnicom Media Group
    • Publicis Kaplan Thaler
    • Publicis Groupe

Industry Sponsors and Corporate Members

  • The Advertising Club of NY

  • 4A's

  • AAF


  • The One Club

  • GTM

  • Sticky Docs



Let's relive the best of the best from our last conference and awards show.

    • Aaron Walton
      Aaron Walton

      Walton Isaacson

    • Angela Rockwood
      Angela Rockwood

      Producer, Actress & Model

    • JD Michaels
      JD Michaels

      BBDO New York

    • Anjula Acharia-Bath
      Anjula Acharia-Bath

      Desi Hits, Inc.

    • Bonnie St. John
      Bonnie St. John

      Washington Speaker's Bureau

    • Brandon Rochon
      Brandon Rochon

      Leo Burnett

    • Colleen Decourcy
      Colleen DeCourcy


    • Jimmy Smith
      Jimmy Smith

      Amusement Park Entertainment

    • Kat Gordon
      Kat Gordon

      3% Conference

    • Kennedy Zimet
      Kennedy Zimet

      Talent, ’America is Beautiful‘

    • Sarah Kate-Ellis
      Sarah Kate-Ellis


    • Tina Wells
      Tina Wells

      Buzz Marketing Group


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