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This section contains a wealth of resources, from upcoming training courses to national conferences, as well as highlights of past events, including videos, galleries and presentations.

Featured Conferences

Looking Forward For 100 Years

April 2-5, 2017: Join us — as we celebrate a century of serving the ad industry — for a look at what the next 100 years may bring.

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Celebrating Unlikely Partners

The 4A’s Partner Awards will take place during Transformation 2017. We celebrate the partnerships that challenge conventional practices.

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Developing Young Agency Professionals

The second ReSolve event will take place during Transformation 2017. A one-day think tank bringing together young professionals to solve a real-world

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All Upcoming Events

The Winners’ Circle: The Whole Story

Story has been at the heart of human connection since the earliest days of recorded existence. Today, the most valuable brands don’t just tell their stories, they live them. Rosemarie Ryan describes what great brands do that others miss, and explains why, at the height of her powers, she left a traditional agency to build a story-doing company.

Advertising & The Law: Sweepstakes, Contests & Promotions

Join Karen Jeffers, Member Pullman & Comley LLC and founder of Jeffers Cowherd PC, along with her colleague, Russell Anderson, as they delve into thorny contemporary issues around basic rules, regulations, and do’s and don’ts of consumer promotion activity.

The Relentless Mothers Series: How Work/Life Balance Looks For You

Life is already a non-stop series of priorities to manage, and having a child can change priorities in a way that creates real upheaval for your career – and that’s OK. In fact, the skills you learn as a parent can improve your balance at work, and vice versa. The key to success is re-aligning the priorities for personal growth and advancement.

Digital Acceleration Series: Maximizing Retail Impact With E-Commerce Fundamental

In this webinar, Nick New will teach you the core principles, processes and insights of e-commerce on both desktop and mobile to maximize the impact of marketing activity and drive success for a website.

3 Habits Every Ad Woman Must Learn to Succeed at Work

Join life and career coach Chelsea Szabo for a morning of intimate conversation with a group of ad women who are ready to get REAL about what it takes to thrive at work and at home as a woman in the advertising industry.

2017 Chicago Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies

The 4A’s is bringing the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS) program to Chicago. This course is the perfect vehicle for rising stars to learn the ins and outs of the business. Deadline to register is Friday, March 3, 2017.

The Winners’ Circle: The Psychology of Successful Leaders

Creativity is often described as instinctive. But unlocking creativity within a business environment requires a distinct set of leadership skills. Kerry Sulkowicz describes the psychological characteristics of successful leaders and explains why even the most self-aware still make decisions that run counter to their companies’ best interests.

The Relentless Mothers Series: Successful Transition Planning For Parents

A lot of what makes or breaks the success of a parental leave is how you prepare and how you return. These periods are often muddled by the parent’s focus on the actual birth, the transition of agency work, and both the company’s and parent’s need to resume business as usual.

4A’s Transformation 2017

At Transformation, leaders from technology, media, advertising and marketing come together to discuss and debate issues, insights and ideas. Join us in Los Angeles on April 2-5, 2017 as the 4A’s prepares to celebrate a century of providing insight to our community and for a look at what the next 100 years may bring.

2017 ReSolve in Los Angeles

ReSolve is a one-day think tank bringing together young professionals with two to six years of experience and from all disciplines—account, creative, planning, media, insights, etc—to solve a real-world problem. ReSolve will be held at our flagship Transformation in Los Angeles.

IPA Foundation Certificate – April 24 Exam

The 4A’s is pleased to offer the award-winning IPA Foundation Certificate through a partnership with its UK-based sister organization the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), which has just been newly adapted for the North American market. Enroll by Friday, March 17, 2017 for your chance to take the online exam on Monday, April 24, 2017.

4A’s Executive Leadership Program – Chicago

The focal point of this course is a globally acclaimed computer-based simulation that challenges participants to lead, manage and improve the performance of a marketing communications agency over time. Participants acquire actionable skills that they can immediately apply to succeed.