2014 AAF- Houston Student Conference


2014 AAF-Houston Student Competition & Conference

November 7-8 at the Houston Marriott West Loop. Registration is $95 and due by October 17.

Bring your portfolio, résumé and laptop!

Friday, November 7, it's on!
How the competition works:
Upon arrival, you will be separated from your college groups. Then, you’ll be placed into new teams of 10-12 with students from more than 20 universities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Our corporate sponsor will provide the assignment and your team will be taken to a local agency, design firm or in-house marketing department to concept out your campaign — but the work is all up to you!
You’ll have eight hours (yes, eight) to fulfill the challenge, which entails submitting a creative solution, along with marketing and media plans and a video of your presentation in time for judging that evening.
The judges will announce the finalists and winning teams on Saturday.
Besides getting great, real-world experience before you graduate, here’s what you’ll learn:
1.       Teamwork (with absolute strangers)
2.       Working under short deadlines (as if there are other kinds)
3.       Industry trends from professionals (who can’t help you create your solution)
4.       How to network with professionals (bring your résumé and portfolio for job opportunities)
Event Schedule
Friday, 11/7            8:00am                        Registration/Continental breakfast - Marquis Ballroom
                              8:30am                        Conference begins - Marquis Ballroom
                                                                  Conference Agenda
                                                                  Client Introduction and presentation of project
                                                                  Rules of Project
                              9:30am                        Students depart for host companies
                              9:45am                        Professors gather, depart for tour
                              6:30pm                        Students return with projects on flash drive, camera,
                                                                  and one copy of presentation, Diamond One Room
                              6:30pm                        Judging Begins, Diamond One Room
                              6:30pm                        Professor's Dinner
Saturday, 11/8               
                              8:30am                      Résumé/Portfolio review - Grand/Marquis Ballroom
                              9:30am                    "How to Survive NSAC" - Grand/Marquis Ballroom           
                            10:00am                      Brunch
                            10:30am                    "How Much Do You Want It" Panel discussion - Marquis
                            11:30am                      Awards Ceremony - Marquis Ballroom
Registration is $95 a head and due Friday, October 17. (This includes breakfast and brunch on Friday and Saturday, respectively.)
Late registrations will be accepted through Friday, October 31st, but it’ll cost you $115. (Hey, we have to eat, too.)
All registrations and payments must be made in advance as no registrations or payments will be taken at the door.
Professors, after students register, it’s your responsibility to secure your school’s spot. Send us a list of everyone coming, along with their release forms and one university or ad club check. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please call our office. Fees are nonrefundable, but they are transferable.
                American Advertising Federation Houston
                P.O. Box 27592
                Houston, Texas 77227-7592
                (713) 237-9999
The conference will be held at the Marriott West Loop (by the Galleria).
                Marriott Houston West Loop
                1750 West Loop South
                Houston, Texas 77027 USA
                Phone: 1-713-960-0111
                Toll-free: 1-900-613-3982
                Mention you are with the Student Conference for group rates.
                Click here to make hotel reservations.
Portfolio & Résumé Review
Having a killer book will help you stand out and get ahead. But how do you know what to include? Bring your portfolio and/or résumé to the conference, network with Houston’s advertising community and let the experts help you refine them.
Need to sharpen your industry knowledge? As luck will have it, advertising professionals will be here Saturday to answer your questions about the ins and outs of agency life, and discuss the job responsibilities and skill sets required to succeed at various positions.
Professors Tour & Dinner
While your students are enduring eight hours of fierce competition, you’re invited to an agency/media facility tour where you’ll see the latest tools being used in today’s advertising and marketing community.
Speaker TBA

Organizer Tammy Guest


Fri, Nov. 7 - Sat, Nov. 8, 2014
8 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Marriott Houston West Loop
1750 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027