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We're working on a Fintastic line-up of renowned speakers. Check back often for details and developments.

When: Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Where: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel • 900 N Shoreline Blvd
Limited Convention Block Rooms from $144/nt. Book Here
Dress Code: Business Casual / Beach Chic
Early Registration Deadline: Feb. 16

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Advent10n 2018 Presented By Tidal Sponsor Goodway Group Digital Media


SATURDAY, APRIL 14

noon – 4pm

NSAC & Professional Registration

OMNI :: Pre-Function area


4pm

OMNI :: Corpus A

NSAC Orientation


6pm – 11:30pm

Sponsored By Wienerschnitzel and TAMU-CC

NSAC Competiton

OMNI :: Corpus A & B


SUNDAY, APRIL 15

7am – 6pm

NSAC Competition

OMNI :: Corpus A & B


noon – 5pm

Professional Registration

OMNI :: Registration Desk


2pm

Executive Committee Meeting

OMNI :: Partnership BR


6pm

Professional Whalecome Reception
Rockits Whiskey Bar & Saloon
709 N. Chaparral St. | website | map

Help us “whalecome” our out-of-town ad friends as they arrive in Corpus Christi for the AAF District Convention (Advent10n) with special musical guest Shayna Sands! 
Special thanks to Rita Patrick for underwriting the entertainment!

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7pm

 Luau and Dinner at TAMU-CC

NSAC Awards Dinner
Luau and Dinner at TAMU-CC
"The Island University"


MONDAY, APRIL 16

7am

NSAC Faculty Breakfast

OMNI :: Bayview


8am – 3pm

Professional Registration

OMNI :: Registration Desk


8am – 9am

Breakfast & NSAC Winning Presentations
(open to Professionals & Students)

OMNI :: Nueces A & B


9am – 10am
Keynote
OMNI :: Nueces A & B

(Open to Professionals & Students)

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CHRIS SMITH
Writer and Creative Director, The Richards Group

"They’re Rooting for You: Turning Your Clients into a Friendly Audience"
Christopher Smith is a writer and creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. In his more than two decades in advertising, Chris has written for clients including Motel 6, Famous Footwear, The Home Depot, Famous Footwear, Zales, H-E-B, Central Market, BMW, TGI Fridays, LaQuinta, and dozens more. He’s collected shiny paperweights from the One Show, Clios, Effies, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, the American Advertising Federation, the London International Awards, and the Association of Music Producers. He has also won seven Radio Mercury Awards, including (as creative director) the Grand Prize, twice. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, and more. In July of 2015, he was named to Adweek’s Creative 100: America's Most Inventive Talent in Marketing, Media and Tech.


10:30am

NSAC Judges Debriefing

OMNI :: Corpus A


10:30am – 11:30am

OMNI :: Laguna Madre
OMNI :: Aransas
OMNI :: Matagorda

Concurrent Workshops for professionals

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Wendy Buskop
Patent Attorney
 

"Copyright Without an Attorney"

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Nancy Miller

"Design-driven, user-friendly, and performance focused. Build your website with Squarespace."

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Club Development Panel


Keynote Lunch:
noon – 1:30pm
OMNI :: Nueces A & B

   Clients: Chipotle, Zappos, Ford, Esquire, Samsung & More

Clients: Chipotle, Zappos, Ford, Esquire, Samsung & More

TIMOTHY GOODMAN
"You Gotta Make a Lot of Stuff Before You Can Make Stuff Like Yourself"
NYC Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Author

Timothy Goodman is constantly trying to find meaning in his work. But what defines meaning? He believe’s the greatest joy he can have as a designer is connecting to another human through his work. After working in publishing, branding, and tech, he now spends his days drawing, writing, and making weird stuff for the internet and for clients all over the world. He tries to approach design as a practice, not as a profession. Join Timothy as he talks about where he’s been, where he’s at, and how he’s trying to redefine what it means to work in this industry.  REGISTER NOW


1:45pm – 2:45pm

Concurrent Workshops for Professionals

OMNI :: Laguna Madre
OMNI :: Aransas
OMNI :: Matagorda

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Wendy Buskop
Patent Attorney

"Copyright Without an Attorney"

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Chris Smith
The Richards Group

“Storytelling in 60 seconds or (Much) Less: Making Short Ads Work Like Long Movies.”

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Dr. Steven Seidel
Professor of Psychology

“Working Smarter to Achieve Better Work, Health, and Life Outcomes”


2pm – 3pm

Foundation Meeting

OMNI :: Partnership BR


3pm – 4pm

D10 Committee Meeting

OMNI :: Bayview


6:30pm

Attendees: FREE NIGHT, Explore Corpus!
District EC/Speakers: Join Us at the Hooks Baseball Valuebank Suite.

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Off-site Location


10pm

Hospitality Suite
Hosted by AAF-Rio Grande Valley

OMNI :: Presidential Suite


TUESDAY, APRIL 17

8am – 2pm

Professional Registration

OMNI :: Registration Desk


8:30am – 10:00am
Breakfast Keynote
OMNI :: Nueces A & B

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ASHTON GARY
Director of Digital Strategy at Goodway Group

"People-Based Marketing"

Still not shore if people-based marketing can actually deliver on 1:1 connections between you and your customers? Seas the day! We’re sharing how this growing trend impacts the customer experience across every touchpoint and why you need to activate a better data-driven strategy today. No pier pressure, but this is the can’t miss session of your day.

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10am – 11:30am

Concurrent Workshops for professionals

OMNI :: Laguna Madre
OMNI :: Aransas
OMNI :: Matagorda

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Amy Schmittauer YouTuber, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and Marketing Consultant

 

"How to Create Video that Gets Attention"

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Zsu and David
Culture Pilot

"That SH!T Has Saled – Storyframing: Effective Photography in Branding and Advertising" 

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Ashton Gary
Goodway Group

"Consumer Trends and Advertising in the Digital Age"


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Exclusive Kendra Scott Pop-Up 11am-12:30pm & 1:30-2:30pm
OMNI :: Corpus A Pre-Function Area
Benefiting New Day Port A Fund 
$10 Admission Donation at the door to the AAF-CC Yvonne Olvey Student Education Scholarship Fund
for non-conference attendees

 

Pop Up Sponsored by
Jodi Steen, builder of Newport Custom Homes
"Rebuild with Confidence”


Keynote Lunch:
noon – 1:30pm
OMNI :: Nueces A & B

Cheryl Mills Knight

CHERYL MILLS KNIGHT
"Family, Fashion & Philanthropy"
Brand Director, Kendra Scott LLC

Cheryl Mills Knight is the Brand Director at Kendra Scott, LLC and is one of the “Original 7” joining forces with Kendra Scott in 2005. She has helped grow Kendra Scott from a local startup to a global, billion-dollar brand. Cheryl pours her heart and soul into the brand, creating and shaping the brand strategy and experience and its pillars of Family, Fashion & Philanthropy. REGISTER

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2pm – 3pm

D10 Business Meetings

OMNI :: Nueces A & B


6-7pm

Governor’s Reception

Off-site Location


7pm

Governor's Ball
Join Us as we honor Governor Larry Brantley.

Dress: Beach Chic
Transportation to & from OMNI Provided

The Texas State Aquarium


10pm

Hospitality Suite
Hosted by AAF-Shreveport

OMNI :: Presidential Suite