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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June 10, 2015
Ailey Opens Two-Week Lincoln Center Season With One-Night-Only Ailey Spirit Gala On June 10th; Benefit Proceeds Support Scholarships And Arts In Education Programs For Area Students

On June 10th,  The Ailey Spirit Gala honoring the Ford Foundation, and sponsored by FedEx, launches Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.  The gala benefits Ailey School scholarships and Arts In Education Programs.  The 7pm performance involving Honorary Chair Tyson Beckford, features the present and future stars of Ailey (talented AileyCampers, gifted students from The Ailey School,  Ailey II's rising stars, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). After an inspiring finale of Revelations, the music of DJ M.O.S will rock the promenade soirée.  Gala Co-Chairs: Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach. Gala Vice Chairs: Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer.  For benefit tickets starting at $500 call 212-405-9031.  Visit alvinailey.org for season performance tickets starting at $25.  Wine and spirits for The Ailey Spirit Gala are generously provided by Diageo.


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June 11, 2015
Diversity Achievement & Mosaic Awards

The American Advertising Federation and it's District Two will host the Diversity Achievement & Mosaic Awards (DAMA) on Thursday, June 11, 2015. This award show recognizes companies and industry leaders whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their work and actions. Submissions are due by Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Learn more about DAMA and submit your work and nominations on the AAF's website!


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July 16-17, 2015
Working Mother Multicultural Women's National Conference July 16-17, 2015 Marriott Marquis in New York City

The 2015 Working Mother Multicultural Women’s National Conference is all about mindset – because Mindset Matters...on an individual, collective and cultural level. A powerful mindset remains unshakable in the face of challenge and struggle. Obstacles and bumps along the road are reframed as learning and growth opportunities, instead of setbacks.  At this year’s conference, we will expand strength and wisdom during Same Race and Cross Race Conversations, challenge our thinking with engaging keynotes and panel discussions, draw inspiration from leadership journeys shared in StoryTalk sessions and commit to action during powerful skill-building workshops. When we channel the unique perspectives, shared experiences, and the collective power of energized, committed, passionate people - we are bound to uncover the excellence among us. For more information and to register visit http://bit.ly/1G1SueU


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August 12-14, 2015
The Hispanic Retail 360 Summit is now the Multicultural Retail 360 Summit

The best event just got better - the 2015 summit will include valuable information on Hispanic retailing as well as a focus on other growing multicultural consumer segments in the U.S. market. Given the movement to the total market approach the Multicultural Retail 360 Summit will continue to help retailers maximize their business within the growing Hispanic market and other cultural consumer segments including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and biculturals. The summit will provide insights and examples of best practices for merchandising and marketing to these emerging consumer groups. This year's agenda has an exciting range of sessions including a keynote from the National Football League and a cultural immersion store tour that includes four different retailers: Curacao, Super King, Superior and Tawa 99 Ranch. Register today at http://www.multiculturalretail360.com/registration.html to join us August 12-14 in Anaheim, CA for our 2015 summit. Contact info: Michael Hatherill, Group Brand Director, Multicultural Retail 360, mhatherill@stagnitomail.com, 201-855-7610.


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September 29-30, 2015
29th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 29-30, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis

Join us for this day and a half symposium, a cornerstone of Diversity Week in the fall that has evolved into the industry's premier conference focusing on diversity and inclusion as a pillar of good business. The Annual NAMIC Conference features an agenda that explores programming, marketing, operations, technology, leadership development, and creating sustainable diversity change strategies. For more info about registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sandra Girado, Senior Director of Meetings and Events, at sandra.girado@namic.com or 212-594-5985.


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October 12-14, 2015
4th annual Multicultural Health Marketing Conference, October 12-14, 2015, Fort Lauderdale

The 4th annual edition of The Multicultural Health National: Marketing to a Diverse America (MCHNational) will be held in Florida at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach next October 12-14, 2015. This unique event is the premier and only multicultural conference for professionals focusing on the healthcare industry and a must attend event for pharma executives, ad agencies, insurers, hospitals and media companies. The format includes both case studies of successful examples of healthcare marketing and separate modules for each key multicultural population segment in America including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and LGBT consumers. New this year: the Native American community will be included as a segment. Great networking opportunities are always a highlight including two evenings of awards receptions celebrating recipients of the Best in Multicultural Health Marketing Awards and the client-side executives selected for the Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards. The Multicultural Health Marketing Awards recognize the best creative advertising of a health product or service marketing health information to a multicultural market segment. The Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards are to extraordinary health marketers who drive innovation and work towards better patient health outcomes among the key multicultural populations in America For more information contact Scott Ehrlich, VP, DTC Perspectives at scott@dtcperspectives.com or 770-559-0702 or visit www.mchnational.com.


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November 8-10, 2015
Learn More about Multicultural Marketing & Diversity

The ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference is the industry's premier multicultural "go to" event catering to top level executives wanting to learn how to target this fast growing segment of the population. Save the date and join us in Miami Beach on November 8 - 10, to discuss a strong mix of topics with other client side marketers. Explore issues in multicultural marketing, learn practical ideas to improve marketing campaigns and spend quality time networking with your peers, all under one roof. For more information, please contact Mala White, Senior Manager, Committees and Conferences, 212-455-8084.


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Upcoming Events

May 30-31, 2015
Casa Latina Home Expo

Casa Latina, Miami, FL
http://www.casalatinamiami.com/CLHE/ShowInformation/475.aspx

June 2, 2015
NYWICI Coffee & Conversations: How to Start a Business Wherever You Are

New York Women in Communications, New York, NY
http://www.nywici.org/events/coffee-conversations-intraentrepreneurship-how-start-new-business-wherever-you-are
AGiannacopoulos@kellencompany.com

June 10, 2015
Ailey Opens Two-Week Lincoln Center Season With One-Night-Only Ailey Spirit Gala On June 10th

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York, NY
http://www.alvinailey.org
212-405-9031

June 11, 2015
Diversity Achievement & Mosaic Awards

American Advertising Federation, Las Vegas, NV
http://membership.aaf.org/diversity-achievement-and-mosaic-awards-0

June 12, 2015
The 2015 Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference

Color Magazine, Boston, MA
http://www.colormagazineusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1328&Itemid=72

June 10-13, 2015
ADMERICA! 2015

American Advertising Federation, Las Vegas, NV
http://admericaaaf.org

June 15, 2015
Indian Cuisine Paired With Tequila

Asian Women In Business, New York, NY
http://awib.org/events
info@awib.org

June 18, 2015
The 2015 Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business Award Gala

Asian American Business Development Center, New York, NY
http://outstanding50award.com

June 26-27, 2015
Hardee's Latin Festival

WVXX Radio/Beach Events, Virginia Beach, VA
www.beachstreetusa.com
757-627-9899

June 30, 2015
2015 AWIB Procurement Opportunities Conference

Asian Women In Business, New York, NY
www.awib.org/procurement
info@awib.org

July 16-17, 2015
Working Mother Multicultural Women's National Conference

Working Mother, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/1G1SueU

July 17-19, 2015
2nd Annual International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show

International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Network, Miami, FL
http://www.multiculturaltourismsummit.com
Debra Samson, Program Manager Dsamson@nabhood.com, 954-792-2579

August 8-9, 2015
25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Inc., New York, NY
www.hkdbf-ny.org
1-914-299-0837

August 12-14, 2015
Multicultural Retail 360 Summit 2015

Stagnito Business Information, Anaheim, CA
http://multiculturalretail360.com/

August 23, 2015
Festival Peachtree Latino

Southern Latino Foundation, Atlanta, GA
www.festivalpeachtreelatino.com
404-551-0969

August 29, 2015
The Annual Celebrando Latinas Conference

El Latino Newspaper , Chula Vista, CA
http://www.celebrandolatinas.com/
celebrando@ellatino.net , 619-426-1491

August 29-31, 2015
8th Annual Ascend National Convention & Career Fair

Ascend National, New York, NY
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ascendleadership.org/resource/resmgr/2015_Convention/2015_Convention_Prospectus_S.pdf
convention@ascendleadership.org

September 21-22, 2015
2015 Inclusion Summit

Talent Management Alliance, Washington, DC
http://the-tma.org/Inclusion-Summit-2015/
info@the-tma.org

September 29-30, 2015
29th Annual NAMIC Conference

NAMIC, New York, NY
http://www.namic.com/events/index.php
sandra.girado@namic.com, 212-594-5985

October 12-14, 2015
4th annual Multicultural Health Marketing Conference

DTC Perspectives, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://dtcperspectives.cvent.com/events/multicultural-health-national-2015/event-summary-d08fe9b540df41a4a3b9540e89cedb39.aspx
scott@dtcperspectives.com, 770-559-0702

October 16, 2015
2nd Annual Silicon Harlem Conference "Envisioning the Technological Future"

Silicon Harlem, New York, NY
http://event.siliconharlem.net/

October 15-16, 2015
Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference

Diversity Woman Media, LLC, Lake Buena Vista, FL
http://conference2015.diversitywoman.com/
816-343-4539

October 26-27, 2015
The 3% Conference

The 3% Conference, New York, NY
http://www.3percentconf.com

November 8-10, 2015
2015 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

Association of National Advertisers, Miami Beach, FL
http://www.ana.net/conference/index

November 13, 2015
4th annual Diversity and Inclusion Talks + Awards (DANDI)

DANDI, New York, NY
http://dandiawards.com