AAF-Houston Student Conference and Competition 2016

Friday, October 21st, 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)
Registration is $115 per person (This includes breakfast and brunch on Friday and Saturday, respectively.)
Registrations for Student Conference ends on October 14th.  
Scroll down the page for the Student Conference 2016 forms (complete all forms and mail or fax to AAF-H 713-522-8327.  Forms must be received in the AAF-Houston office before Oct 12th.  DO NOT MAIL FORMS AFTER THIS DATE PLEASE.

All registrations and payments must be made in advance as no registrations or payments will be taken at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


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
                Phone: 1-713-960-0111
                Toll-free: 1-900-613-3982

Event Schedule
Friday, 10/21         
                              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, 10/22               
                              8:30am                      Résumé/Portfolio review - Grand/Marquis Ballroom
                              9:30am                    "How to Survive NSAC" - Grand/Marquis Ballroom           
                            10:00am                      Brunch
                            10:30am                    "Now What?" Panel discussion - Marquis Ballroom
                            11:30am                      Awards Ceremony - Marquis Ballroom
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.


Fri, Oct. 21 - Sat, Oct. 22, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

How Much?

  • Student Registration -  $115.00
    (ends 10/12/2016)


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