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The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. READ MORE
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. READ MORE
Join Ilana Glazer, Generator Collective & Mother Jones for a night of conversation with Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman, who will unpack how gerrymandering is shaping electoral politics today. They’ll also discuss what needs to be done to protect voter rights for this election cycle and beyond. READ MORE
Join Ilana Glazer and Generator in conversation with writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem, and founder and CEO of the civil rights organization Rise, Amanda Nguyen. We’ll also hear from drag artist and activist running for NYC Council, Marti Allen-Cummings, who will share their plans for NYC. READ MORE
The Grammy Awards are presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.     READ MORE
In a continuing effort to recognize the importance of diversity & inclusion in our industry, the AAF's Mosaic Center has launched Mosaic10, a consumer-selected ("by the People") list of the top advertising and multicultural moments of the year. This initiative takes a unique and thoughtful approach in highlighting inclusive content and offers a view into how various audiences perceive the content they consume. As champions of diversity & inclusion in advertising, we hope you can continue your support by becoming a sponsor of the inaugural Mosaic10 Reception. During this exclusive event you will have the opportunity to see what consumers chose for the 2019 Mosaic10 and learn about the exciting changes coming to the Mosaic Awards. READ MORE

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February is Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Super Bowl LIV will take place on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Hard Rock Stadium will host the game, marking Miami’s 11th time as Super Bowl host city. How to watch: Watch on Fox, Yahoo Sports App, NFL App, and NFL.com. READ MORE
Join Ilana Glazer, for a Political Dance party. Genny Social is back @ Baby’s n we’re turnin up & out for the primaries, the census & dancin 🧚🏾‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️ come thru! 🇺🇸 READ MORE
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. READ MORE
The AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top multicultural college seniors. This premier event provides opportunities to recruit fresh talent to further prepare the advertising industry’s best young prospects and to help the advertising and media workforce better reflect the diversity of today's society. The program not only honors the students, but enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with advertising professionals, marketing and media professionals. READ MORE
MAKERS is a feminist media brand for newsMAKERS, historyMAKERS, and troubleMAKERS. We tell the stories of today's trailblazing women to inspire the changeMAKERS of tomorrow. READ MORE
The premier, national convening to build the awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field. READ MORE

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March is Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of achievements that highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It’s celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and corresponds with International Women’s Day, which is March 8th.

In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March as Women’s History Month.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Join the world’s largest gathering of creative professionals at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 13-22. READ MORE
WBENC’s Summit & Salute is a three-day event that consists of industry focused workshop sessions, procurement connection opportunities, inspiring keynote speakers, networking receptions and more. The Salute! gala is a festive evening that honors and celebrates various groups throughout the WBENC network. READ MORE
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality. READ MORE
The annual Diversity Awards Dinner is the T. Howard Foundation’s premier fundraising and networking event. Supported by the media and entertainment industry, this event recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to increasing diversity and the participation of underrepresented groups and underserved communities. THF alumni who are establishing and advancing their careers are also recognized. READ MORE

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April is National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month is dedicated to honoring the volunteers in each of our communities as well as encouraging everyone to volunteer throughout the month.

The Tribeca X Award is a juried award for storytelling supported by a brand recognizing the intersection of advertising and entertainment. The Tribeca X Award is open to all work produced between January and March of the following year, funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. The top projects will be highlighted by the Tribeca Film Festival, and a jury will award the winning selection at the Festival. READ MORE
The ultimate event for the media, entertainment and technology industry, showcasing ground-breaking innovation and powerful solutions for professionals looking to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform. READ MORE
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40+ cities worldwide. This year we become the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California. READ MORE

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific and Asian Americans of all ethnicities and languages come together to celebrate their heritage through many activities and observing and appreciating their rich history.

The Shorty Awards Awards Honor The Best of Social Media Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web. READ MORE
Social Media Week, New York's premier Media & Marketing event, brings together marketing, media and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.   READ MORE
Will focus on new approaches to holding stakeholders accountable for D&I results, utilizing talent development as a revenue driver and infusing diversity in succession planning. READ MORE
For the past 99 years, The ADC Annual Awards has continuously honored the very best in meticulous craftsmanship in the worlds of design, advertising, motion and other commercial creative arts. With nearly a century of rich history in everything from illustration and photography to animation and digital arts, the ADC Annual Awards is a reliable industry barometer for where craft will lead us in the years to come. READ MORE

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June is LGBT Pride Month

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

ADMERICA is our national conference on advertising where our industry comes together for education, inspiration, innovation, collaboration and celebration. ADMERICA presents a wonderful opportunity for attendees to learn and discuss the latest developments in our industry—from new digital technologies to creative content development. READ MORE
Cannes Lions has been championing creativity since 1954. The Lions are the most established and coveted awards for the creative and marketing communications industry. Winning at the Festival puts you among the world’s elite. Our trophies are recognised globally as the ultimate achievement in creativity and we know that winning work from the festival "gives 54% higher ROI than non-creatively awarded work". READ MORE

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July is America's Birthday

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America.

The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. READ MORE

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September is Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group’s heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The Anita Borg Institue envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. READ MORE

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October is Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group’s heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

A GLOBAL GATHERING OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS LEADERS Advertising Week is a worldwide gathering of marketing, advertising, technology and brand professionals. From daytime seminars and workshops featuring some of the industry’s brightest minds to organized networking and world-class entertainment, Advertising Week is a one-of-a-kind experience. Advertising Week crosses the globe with events in New York, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Sydney and Johannesburg. READ MORE
A multi-day gathering of the world’s top leaders, innovators, and influencers in the talent space. Every year, thousands of our global customers come together to discuss the future of work, network with other forward thinkers, and leave inspired to make an impact. There’s plenty to look forward to: a provocative lineup of speakers, topics, and breakouts, three energizing days discoverin­g what’s new and what’s next in the workplace, and thousands of attendees across the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment to retention. Experience an exclusive opportunity to engage with some of today’s most progressive thought leaders and practitioners working on recruiting, diversity & inclusion, employee experience and culture, learning and development, artificial intelligence, and people analytics. READ MORE
The industry’s premier annual event, attracting more than 2,500 attendees. For five days, a who’s who of CMOs and other industry movers and shakers will share their remarkable stories of mastering brands and driving results in ways that didn’t even seem possible a few years ago.   READ MORE
The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center READ MORE

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November is Native American Indian/Alaska Heritage Month

On August 3, 1990, President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. This month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States to share their culture and traditions.

Celebrating diversity across Europe, the EDA recognizing individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, and diversity. The EDA brings together under one roof the leading movers and shakers in business, media and politics. READ MORE
Afrotech is a conference where the founders and employees of some of the fastest growing tech startups will present the tactics & strategeis they us to grow thier products and businesses. Converstaions will range from raising venture funding, combining tech and culture, user design workshops and growth hacking. READ MORE
The ANA Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference is heavily attended by client-side marketers to discuss and debate industry issues and to network and celebrate our differences. READ MORE

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December - Happy Holidays