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CAF presents a variety of events throughout the year. From awards honoring the best and brightest in the industry to one-on-one conversations with advertising luminaries, and panel discussions covering the latest topics in the business – we’ve got you covered. All of our events are recorded and are available for viewing on demand for members and non-members.

Members can access for free; Non-members can access for $15.

Hot Seat with Rishad Tobaccowala

As we enter into the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, Rishad Tobaccowala will return to the (virtual) stage to talk about what he refers to as the Era of The Great Re-Invention.  He will discuss how the workplace has forever changed and how the formula for success in the future will not fit in the containers from the past.

Inspiring Journey to Leadership Roundtable

Advertising Woman of the Year, Lizette Williams, Head of Global Vertical Solutions Marketing, Facebook, kicks off her celebration by moderating an inspiring leadership roundtable with guest Johanna Lara, US Multicultural Brand Strategy Lead, Google, Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications, Peloton, and Karla Davis, Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Media, Ulta Beauty.

YP Coffee Chat with Tiana Conley

Learn more about the dynamic career of Tiana Conley, Kellogg’s VP of Cereal Brands! 

Hot Seat: Agility

Brands, content creators, & agencies need to be more agile than ever as they enter into 2021. In the final Hot Seat of the year, join us as we explore what it means to be agile in an uncertain time – and how thought leaders in the ad world are laying the foundation for constant change in 2021.

Silver Medal 3 Part Series honoring Renetta McCann

Chicago Advertising Federation has the pleasure of announcing Renetta McCann, Chief Inclusion Experience Officer, Publicis Groupe. McCann is the 25th professional and fifth woman to earn this illustrious honor. She has been recognized as one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising, marketing, and media industries, with a global reputation for not only building brands, but also the organizations and leadership to sustain them.

We couldn’t be more excited to share details for the Legacy & Leadership 3-Part Series honoring Renetta McCann and her impact.

Part 1 – Leadership Roundtable honoring Renetta McCann with Teri Arvesu, E.T. Franklin, Carla Michelotti and Kathy Ring.

Part 2 – Silver Medal Celebration

Part 3 – Coffee with Renetta McCann & Ilia Calderon

The 2020 Effect

Dario Spina, ViacomCBS Velocity’s CMO, and CAF President, Richard Roche, dive into current trends in the workplace, the cultural implications of COVID19, and how Black Lives Matter is shaping our industry.

The 2020 Effect: What 2020 means for Careers and Society 

CAF has assembled a panel of experts to help you navigate these life-changing experiences, whether you are just starting out in your career, looking to stand out in your current role, recently lost your job, looking to break into the industry, want to make a BIG career move or are a veteran of the industry, you won’t want to miss this dynamic discussion. Our panel will help you center on your values and what’s important to you in your job experience and help you understand and navigate today’s job market.

Summer Diversity Mixer: Championing Change & Speaking Our Truths

This was a premiere summer mixer event that brought together Chicago’s advertising and marketing professional community to champion and inspire change. Leading voices in the industry engaged and enlightened conversation to drive change, embrace the culture, and set a new tone in the industry.

The Value of Multicultural Consumers 2020 & Beyond: This discussion, moderated by Pepper Miller of Hunter-Miller Group, will help brands and marketers take action to understand the continued value of multicultural audiences and elevate the conversation, engagement, and investment in diverse audiences. Speakers include Teri Arvesu of Univision, Bill Imada of IM Group and Esther “E.T.” Franklin of Spark Foundry.

Adjusting to the Recession and our New Normal

Tune in to hear the virtual conversation between Susan Seams from Kellogg’s, Felicia Fortenberry from Tik Tok, and Justin Kelly from Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. as they shared their insight on Adjusting to the Recession and our New Normal.