Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

MMR compiles a comprehensive listing of multicultural marketing and diversity focused conferences and events worldwide, as well as consumer events available for sponsorship, targeting ethnic/niche audiences. The calendar is continually updated and provides contact information for conferences, seminars, expos, benefit galas and other industry events. 

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Featured Events

September 16-17, 2014
Register Now for the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis, as part of Cable Diversity Week

Intensified knowledge, amplified perspective, reinvigorated motivation, increased diversity, bolstered innovation... Turn It Up at the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference. As the media and entertainment industry engages and serves an increasingly diversified marketplace, activate the power within your career to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow and ignite a future beyond imagination. Delve into two empowering days of professional development, including dynamic discussions, interactive workshops, and engaging networking opportunities that lead to invaluable career connections. Gain new insight and enhanced perspective on successfully navigating through shifting business, technological and demographic trends. Turn It Up as NAMIC collaborates with professionals at every level, raising the bar on your leadership effectiveness and career performance to activate your power and ignite your futureFor more information visit http://namic.com, email: info@namic.com or call NAMIC National at 212-594-5985.


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September 17-20, 2014
ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference, September 17-20, 2014, Los Angeles

In its fourth year – the ADCOLOR® Industry Conference – presented by Deutsch, Washington Speakers Bureau, and Wieden + Kennedy  – sets an industry standard by introducing dialogue that is rarely explored. The event brings together innovators and thought leaders in the advertising, marketing, public relations, LGBT, media, technology, and entertainment industries, to share their lessons learned as they have push forward an agenda of diversity and inclusion in their professions. In an effort to share, learn and inspire, the ADCOLOR® Industry conference introduces its 2014 theme: “WE ARE HERE!” The ADCOLOR® Awards - presented by GSD&M and Omnicom Group - will take place on September 20, 2014. The ADCOLOR® Awards are the final event in the ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference, September 17-20, 2014, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To register for the 2014 ADCOLOR® Awards, Industry Conference and/or ADCOLOR® University, please visit: http://adcolor.org/.


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October 2, 2014
4th Annual Multicultural Mix and Mingle

Advertising Women of New York's Multicultural Alliance and the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau are thrilled to invite you to close out Advertising Week at our 4thAnnual Multicultural Mix and Mingle! This annual event is sure to raise the bar for unparalleled opportunities to network with advertising and media professionals and to meet senior executives seeking diverse talent. Last year it sold out quickly and we had to turn people away. Don't miss out! This year's Multicultural Mix and Mingle will include delicious food, drinks and entertainment. Register today, as this event is sure to sell out again! October 2, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Arena, 135 W 41st St.Tickets: Member $25 / Guest $25 Register Now!


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October 15-17, 2014
Multicultural Health Marketing Conference-October 15-17 in Atlanta, GA

DTC Perspectives will be hosting the third annual edition of The Multicultural Health National: Marketing to a Diverse America (MCH National) - October 15-17 in Atlanta, GA. Join attendees and speakers from leading pharma companies, insurers, hospitals, advertising agencies, and media companies. Take advantage of our great networking opportunities and the chance to meet with and talk business with potential healthcare clients. This unique event will feature separate modules focusing on learning more about key multicultural population segments in America such as LGBT, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians, as well as case studies on successful examples of healthcare marketing in each space. Hear from the key decision-makers in the space on the ROI opportunities presented, from brand managers and creative gurus on how to successfully target these harder to reach populations, and from policy makers on how changes in regulations make now the time to focus on this important and growing area. Contact scott@dtcperspectives.com or 770-559-0702 or go to www.mchnational.com. $200 off registrations if you register by 9/12.


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October 30, 2014
Multicultural and Millennial Mandate Avoiding blind spots to unlock exponential growth, October 30, 2014

You've seen the numbers. You know Millennials and Multicultural consumers will rule the world by 2020. So why are we all still focused on today's target vs. tomorrow's growth? This is our Multicultural and Millennial Mandate! The ARF gathers leading advertiser, agency, media and research execs to share perspectives, plans and pleas on what it takes to win with this audience. A one-day event in NYC where you can unlock your new growth footprint, make an impact, and drive growth in the C-suite. This is an unparalleled opportunity to join your peers and industry leaders to debate/discuss the biggest issues in our industry. Speakers include: Soledad O' Brien - Starfish Media Group; Mark Lopez - Google, Inc.; Lauren Michaels - Latina Media Ventures; Alan Murray - Fortune Magazine; Ann Simonds - General Mills; Steve Stoute - Transition. To register go to http://thearf.org/ilf-2014.php


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November 9-11,2014
Marketing to a Multicultural Nation

The 2014 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment features speakers from AARP, AT&T, Coca-Cola North America, Dunkin' Brands, Marriott, Mastercard, National Basketball Association, Sony Music, Toyota, Zumba Fitness, and much more!This conference has become the annual "go to" event to discuss and debate issues around multicultural advertising as well as a place to network and celebrate with others in the industry!   In addition, winners of the 2014 Multicultural Excellence Awards will be announced at the conference. Please join the leaders in the industry at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on November 9 -11 for the 16th annual ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference.


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December 3, 2014
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Opening Night Gala Benefit Dec. 3rd, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Opening Night Gala Benefit Dec. 3rd, 2014 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s December 3rd Opening Night Gala Benefit launches five weeks of inspiring performances by Ailey’s amazing dancers, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. The one-night-only, star-studded performance will feature the company premiere of Hofesh Shechter’s Uprising and Alvin Ailey’s signature piece Revelations performed to live music.  Proceeds will provide vitally needed scholarships for talented students of The Ailey School and support Ailey's innovative Arts In Education & Community Programs.  The event takes place on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at New York City Center. This year’s gala honors Board Chair Joan Weill on 20 years of incomparable leadership at Ailey. Expect to be wowed by the artistry of the company and one of the best after parties on the Gala circuit. To make a contribution or purchase tickets, visit http://www.alvinailey.org/opening-night-gala-benefit or Call 212-405-9031.


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Upcoming Events


20th Annual Black Tie and Sneakers Gala

Arthur Ashe Institute For Urban Health, New York, NY
www.arthurasheinstitute.org
718-222-5953

September 17, 2014
Hispanic Music and Entertainment Marketing Forum

Portada, New York, NY
https://www.portada-online.com/events/hispanic-forum/

September 18, 2014
8th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference

Portada, New York, NY
https://www.portada-online.com/events/hispanic-conference/

September 17-18, 2014
DMBA 8th Annual Leadership & Management Conference Resource Expo

Diversity MBA Magazine, Oak Brook, IL
http://bit.ly/1uOlSjN

September 23, 2014
Opening Doors to Women Sixth Annual Luncheon

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., New York, NY
http://chcfinc.org
Anne Logan, alogan@chcfinc.org, 212-206-1090

September 24-27, 2014
2014 Annual NAHP Convention and Business Expo

National Association of Hispanic Publications, Oak Brook, IL
http://www.nahp.org

October 2, 2014
12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit

B&C and Multichannel News, New York, NY
http://hispanictvsummit.com
Jennifer Ware: jware@nbmedia.com, 917-281-4718

October 2, 2014
14th Power of Urban Radio Forum

Kizart Media Partners and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, Washington, DC
http://www.nabob.org
202-463-8970

October 2, 2014
Men of Color Leadership Forum

Color Magazine, Boston, MA
http://www.colormagazineusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1068&Itemid=73

October 10-11, 2014
6th Annual AsianMBA Leadership Conference & Career Expo

Asian MBA International, New York, NY
http://events.asianmba.org/6th-annual-amba-highlights
Jino Ahn: jino.ahn@asiandiversity.com

October 16-17, 2014
Multicultural Health National

DTC, Atlanta, GA

Scott Ehrlich: scott@dtcperspectives.com, 770-559-0702

October 21, 2014
The 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards Event Building Your Diversity Brand: How to Improve Pipeline, Talent Development, Supplier Diversity

Diversity Inc, New York, NY
http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-events/
Carlolynn Johnson: cjohnson@diversityinc.com, 973-494-0539

October 22, 2014
2014 Culturally Competent Healthcare Event

Diversity Inc, New York, NY
http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-events/
Carolynn Johnson: cjohnson@diversityinc.com, 973-494-0539

October 23, 2014
APACC Salute to Excellence Awards (Saluting Asian Entrepreneurs & Professionals)

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Livonia, MI
http://www.apacc.net

November 6-8, 2014
The Fourth Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival

Grace Bay Resorts and Turks & Caicos Tourist Board Association, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
http://www.caribbeanfoodandwinefestivaltci.com

November 7-9, 2014
5th Annual NAAMBA Leadership Conference & Career Exposition

National Association of Asian MBAs, Boston, MA
http://www.ascendnaamba.org/highlights/
info@ascendnaamba.org

November 9-11, 2014
ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

ANA, Miami Beach, FL
http://www.ana.net/conference/show/id/MCC-NOV14
Janine Martella: jmartella@ana.net

November 13, 2014
APACC Women’s Leadership Conference (Women Who Lead)

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth, MI
http://www.apacc.net

November 17, 2014
2014 Starting Your Business 101: Marketing- On and Offline Strategies

Asian Women In Business, New York, NY
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-your-business-101-marketing-on-and-offline-strategies-tickets-12874400679
info@awib.org

December 7, 2014
15th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality

Community Marketing, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
http://www.communitymarketinginc.com/education-and-conferences/international-conference-on-gay-lesbian-tourism/

March 16-20, 2015
Hispanicize 2015

Hispanicize, Miami, FL
http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/news/hispanicize-2015-week-opens-for-business-sixth-annual-latino-trends-event-set-for-march-16-20-2015-in-miami.html

March 17-19, 2015
11th Annual New Mainstream Business Summit

Geoscape, Miami, FL
http://www.cvent.com/events/11th-annual-new-mainstream-business-summit/event-summary-785c6aa055744e6ba45681e49a9ee338.aspx
Maurís León or Henry Brulay, summit@geoscape.com, 1-888-309-2005

March 17-19, 2015
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.stthomas.edu/mcf/?utm_source=workplaceforum&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=redirect
workplaceforum@stthomas.edu, 651-962-4377

May 18-19, 2015
31st Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu
prinfo@hawaii.edu, 808-956-8816


2015 Events

May 18-19, 2015
31st Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu
prinfo@hawaii.edu, 808-956-8816

March 17-19, 2015
11th Annual New Mainstream Business Summit

Geoscape, Miami, FL
http://www.cvent.com/events/11th-annual-new-mainstream-business-summit/event-summary-785c6aa055744e6ba45681e49a9ee338.aspx
Maurís León or Henry Brulay, summit@geoscape.com, 1-888-309-2005

March 17-19, 2015
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.stthomas.edu/mcf/?utm_source=workplaceforum&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=redirect
workplaceforum@stthomas.edu, 651-962-4377

March 16-20, 2015
Hispanicize 2015

Hispanicize, Miami, FL
http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/news/hispanicize-2015-week-opens-for-business-sixth-annual-latino-trends-event-set-for-march-16-20-2015-in-miami.html