ADWKDC is back and better than ever! The 2017 conference brings together influencers, tech gurus, marketing mavens, advertising connoisseurs and professional communicators from throughout the Nation’s Capital.
For 2017, we decided to try something a little different. ADWKDC will still be the weeklong celebration of the DC communications community we know and love, but this year we’re featuring a one-day conference on October 4: INOV8 (say “innovate”). Technology and trends come and go, but innovation in advertising is always about “the big idea” whether we work in media, strategy, account or creative.
What can you expect at INOV8?
A jam-packed conference, with plenty of keynotes, hands-on workshops and insightful panels presented by proven industry talent. Our speakers are outstanding: From journalistic titans like David Leonhardt (The New York Times) and Derek Thompson (The Atlantic) to UX experts like Vera Rhoades (IBMiX). We’ve even got strategy leads who’ve worked the agency, big brand and political circuits: Brad Parscale (Giles-Parscale), Kevin Harris (INVIA Group), Shonali Burke (The Social PR Virtuoso), Steve Jumper (Ghost Note Agency) and DT French (nobody.co). Check out the lineup here.
- We’re immensely pleased to welcome back the Newseum’s Sonya Gavankar as this year’s MC.
- Save time for our post-conference happy hour. CHIEF is hosting a Wrap Party immediately following INOV8.
But don’t limit your opportunities for networking and plenty of learning to just the one-day conference. Your all-access ADWKDC pass also gets you into a week’s worth of events being hosted by member companies/organizations around the city.
For example, our student-only event, CREATE, will again take place at Facebook’s DC office on Saturday, September 30. DC-area young professionals and college students will team up, using their skills and knowledge to create advertising campaigns for local nonprofits. We’re expecting great things from this year’s students/young professionals and their pitches–stay tuned to find out the results!
So there you have it, from millennials to baby boomers, this year’s ADWKDC is filled with treasures for everyone. ADWKDC is here to stay, with over a decade of experience hosting events to celebrate all areas of the DC communications community. Join us!