The 2012 ADCOLOR® Industry Conference and Award Show, scheduled for October 18-20, is quickly approaching and this year actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Boris Kodjoe will be in attendance to accept the event's top honor: the All-Star Award, presented by Omnicom Group.Boris will join an illustrious group of industry innovators when he receives the All-Star Award recognizing the exceptional work he does with his charity dedicated to his daughter Sophie, as well as his contributions to the film, television, stage, business and media industries. Boris will also be interviewed live at the Conference by Soledad O'Brien of CNN. Attendees of the conference will have access to that panel as well.
The 2012 ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference will take place in Las Vegas at the famous Bellagio Hotel from October 18th through the 20th.
To reserve a spot, go to http://adcolor.org/.
The full schedule is below.
Thursday, October 18
ADCOLOR® University powered by Global Novations and sponsored by The ADVERTISING Club of NY - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, October 19
The 2012 ADCOLOR® Industry Conference and sponsored TBWA\ & Time Warner - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 20
The ADCOLOR® Red Carpet Reception - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards Show & Dinner hosted by Antonio Neves, Thinqaction, Inc. - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards After Party - 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
(a full list of sponsors available at adcolor.org/sponsors and below)
Hear from thought leaders, industry legends, influencers and rising stars, and network with individuals from advertising, marketing, media and PR as ADCOLOR® promotes increased diversity & inclusion and supports the future of the communication and marketing service industries with the launch of ADCOLOR® University (10/18) and ADCOLOR® Futures (10/18 - 10/20)
This year's conference theme is ADCOLORin: Inspire, Learn and Share!
Each panel and breakout reflects ADCOLOR's desire to inspire our attendees to make their agencies and companies more diverse & inclusive, to learn from experts the tools and strategies needed to "adcolor in" and to share the stories of adversity, triumph and success of industry notables, ADCOLOR® alumni & honorees and diversity champions!
To find out more about this year's conference schedule, awards and new programs, go to adcolor.org.
A list of confirmed 2012 Speakers:
Boris Kodjoe, Actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, 2012 ADCOLOR® All-Star
Akintayo Adewole, CEO, Akande Music, LLC & Director, AdMusic™
David Banner, CEO, Banner Vision
Soledad O'Brien, Host of CNN's "Starting Point" and Co-Founder of The Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation, 2012 ADCOLOR® Catalyst Award Recipient
Chiqui Cartagena, VP, Corporate Marketing, UNIVISION, 2012 ADCOLOR® Legend
Karl Carter, Co-Founder & CEO, GTM Inc., 2007 ADCOLOR® Innovator
Dan Cherry III, Vice President, Consumer Planning, DIAGEO
Laurie Coots, CMO, TBWA\ & President & Agent of Disruption, Disruption Works
Michelle Edgar, Director, Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing, Warner Bros. Records
Perry Fair, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Atlanta
Tiffany Hardin, Partnerships Manager, Translation LLC, ADCOLOR® Advisory Board Member
DJ Irie, DJ of the NBA World Champions Miami Heat, 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards DJ
Marcus Jiménez, Partner & Principal, Huemanitas, 2012 ADCOLOR® Industry Conference Chair and 2007 ADCOLOR® Change Agent
Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA\, ADCOLOR® Board Member
Cynthia Park, President/CEO, Kang & Lee Advertising
Kelly Rodrigues, CEO, PENSCO Trust Company
Jimmy Smith, CEO, Amusement Park Entertainment, 2010 One Club | ADCOLOR® Creative Award Recipient
Michele Thornton, VP, TV Sales, CENTRIC, 2009 ADCOLOR® Change Agent
Teneshia Jackson Warner, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Egami Consulting Group, 2009 ADCOLOR® MVP
Carol Watson, President, Tangerine Watson
This is one conference and awards show you CAN'T miss!
2012 ADCOLOR® PRESENTING SPONSORS (PREMIERE)
The All-Star Award Presented by Omnicom Group
The MVP Award Presented by CNN
The Catalyst Award Presented by Draftfcb
The Rising Stars Presented by Google & The ADVERTISING Club of NY
The Change Agents Presented by Deutsch
The Innovators Presented by Wieden + Kennedy
The Advocates Presented by GLAAD & McCann Worldgroup
The Legends Presented by DIAGEO
The Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented by American Advertising Federation
The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Awards Presented by The One Club & Publicis
2012 ADCOLOR® A-LIST SPONSORS | The ADVERTISING Club of NY | Omnicom Group | TBWA\ | Wieden + Kennedy
2012 ADCOLOR® FUTURES FUND SPONSORS | The Advertising Club of NY | BBDO | Google | The Home Depot | Microsoft Advertising | Saatchi & Saatchi
2012 ADCOLOR® RED CARPET INDUSTRY CONFERENCE SPONSORS | BET | SBS Studios LLC | TBWA\ | Time Warner
2012 ADCOLOR® AWARDS EXCLUSIVE TRADE MEDIA PARTNER | ADWEEK
ADCOLOR® 2012-2013 CORPORATE MEMBERS | 4A's | The Advertising Club of New York | American Advertising Federation | Améredia | CNN | DIAGEO | Draftfcb | Deutsch | GTM, Inc.| Huemanitas | Omnicom Group | Publicis USA | TBWA\
2012 ADCOLOR® VIP TABLE SPONSORS | Team Detroit | Barefoot Wines & Bubbly
2012 ADCOLOR® PREFERRED VENDORS | Events on a Mission, LLC | SBS Studios LLC | DaVelle PR | Akande Music + Publishing | DAV Productions | GMACK Designs | The Terrill for FM ADS LLC | Iced Media