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Save the Dates for Upcoming Key 2018 Multicultural & Diversity Conferences + events

Save the Dates for Upcoming Key 2018 Multicultural & Diversity 
Conferences + events

Featured Events
  • How to Turbocharge Your Social PR Career and Perform at an Elite Level with Shonali Burke | Free Online Masterclass, March 17, 12-1 pm ET
  • Toyota USA Presents ¡Latin Food Fest! 2018, March 23-24, Los Angeles, CA
  • MOBE Symposium 2018, April 20, Newark, NJ 
  • 2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event, May 1, New York, NY
  • Chicago Latina Expo - The Largest Latina Lifestyle Conference and Expo in the Midwest - El Poder De TI, June 2-3, Chicago, IL
  • 2018 ColorComm Conference (C2), June 4-7, Maui, Hawaii
  • 3AF 2018 Asian Marketing Summit, June 6, Los Angeles, CA
  • The 2018 AAF's Mosaic Awards, June 6, Chicago, IL
  • 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, October 16-17, New York, NY
  • How to Turbocharge Your Social PR Career and Perform at an Elite Level with Shonali Burke | Free Online Masterclass, March 17, 12-1 pm ET
    If you're still uncomfortable with social technologies, here's some news for you: they're here to stay.  And what that means for PR pros is this: it's no longer possible to put off taking the time to really understand what "Social PR" is... because their careers, and businesses, depend on it.
    Shonali Burke, president & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, and the first Indian-American to be named to PRWeek's "Top 40 Under 40" list, is teaching a LIVE masterclass on how to turbocharge your Social PR career.  You'll learn how to avoid the biggest mistake PR pros make with their goal-setting, get her signature formula for effective social listening, and understand her signature 7C Social PR Framework™ that she has used to blow out not just her clients' Social PR initiatives, but her own career as well.  This live masterclass takes place on March 17 at 12 pm ET. Sign up now.
    Toyota USA Presents ¡Latin Food Fest! 2018, March 23-24, Los Angeles, CA
    The 6th annual ¡Latin Food Fest! will take place in Los Angeles March 23-24, 2018, San Diego August 17-18, 2018 and Orange County November 9-10, 2018. The festival draws a diversity of attendees while helping to raise awareness and funds for the fight against hunger. ¡Latin Food Fest! 2018 brand partners includes Toyota USA, Northgate Markets, La Croix Sparkling Water, Anheuser-Busch, Clamato, Got Milk?, Trinchero Family Estates, Essentia Water, MillerCoors, Golden West Food Group, Obrigado, Joseph Gallo Farms, Las Palmas, Big Green Egg, and Flatout Inc. Brand activation platforms at the sixth annual ¡Latin Food Fest! includes the VIP Tent, Spirits Expo and Contests, Michelada Tasting and Contest, Wine Workshop, Cooking Demo Stage, Music Stage, and activation tents - with Marcela Valladolid, Aarón Sánchez, and Enrique Olvera Headline Contact information: To learn about ¡Latin Food Fest! and receive our sponsorship deck, email
    MOBE Symposium 2018, April 20, Newark, NJ
    The 2018 Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment (MOBE) Symposium, sponsored by Prudential, will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey. Join leading marketing, technology, sports and entertainment professionals, business builders and entrepreneurs for an immersive one-day event providing insight and networking opportunities.   The symposium will include a pre-event Opening Reception, keynote addresses, several panels of diverse topics, breakout sessions, awards to industry disruptors and a post-networking reception. Panel topics include The Power & Money Mindset of the Black Consumer; #BlackWomen - Reclaiming Our Time; Transforming Healthy Realities via Entertainment; Film & TV Innovation, Distribution and Disruption; Entrepreneurship - Becoming the Brand. Register now at !  Early Bird and Young Professional pricing is available for a limited time. For further information, contact Pat Shields, 310-568-9091,
    2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event | Early Bird Pricing, May 1, New York, NY
    Join DiversityInc on May 1st for our 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Early bird pricing ends March 16th. Until then, the full day, including learning sessions and dinner, will be $2,122. Prices will go up 15% on March 16th, and again after April 16th. The event will be at Cipriani on Wall Street, one of the most beautiful venues in New York City. We will sell out! During the learning sessions, you will hear best practices on Moving Women into Senior Leadership Roles, Closing the Gender Pay Gap, and Developing and Managing a Successful Career. Confirmed presenting companies include: Accenture, ADP, AT&T, EY, Marriott, Nielsen, and Wells Fargo. Our luncheon speaker is Paul Butler, author of "Chokehold: Policing Black Men."  Click here to view the agenda. Click here to register now. For more information contact Anita Ricketts, Vice President, Audience Development, DiversityInc at Look forward to seeing you on May 1st in NYC.
    Chicago Latina Expo - The Largest Latina Lifestyle Conference and Expo in the Midwest - El Poder De TI, June 2-3, Chicago, IL
    The Windy City will be in full celebración at the Chicago Latina Expo, the largest Latina Lifestyle Expo in the Midwest, June 2-3, 2018.  This is the only conference in the Midwest dedicated to today's bilingual and bicultural Latinas.  Join Chicago's largest ethnic community - the Hispanic community at this 2 day expo featuring seminars, workshops, celebrity appearances, beauty, culinary, technology and home décor pavilions and much much more.  The Yet She Rise Awards and Gourmet Mexico will help kick off this event on June 1, 2018 featuring the Top Chefs from the different regions of Mexico. Join thousands of Latinas and influencers at this One Of A Kind expo celebrating the Power of YOU.  For sponsorship, vendor or booth opportunities contact Cesar Rolon at or 773-251-3329.
    2018 ColorComm Conference (C2) | June 4-7, Maui, Hawaii
    C2 (short for ColorComm Conference) is the ultimate business conference and retreat for women of color in communications. Unlike many conferences with thousands in attendance, C2 brings together over 400 corporate and agency executives, journalists, digital experts and media mavens. With innovative programs and topics presented by the industry's top practitioners and thought leaders, this conference provides a safe place to address relevant issues from like-minded women. Click here to view the agenda. Click here to register now. For more information email ColorComm at Look forward to seeing you on June 4th in Maui.
    3AF 2018 Asian Marketing Summit, June 6, Los Angeles, CA
    Save the date for the 3AF's 2018 Asian Marketing Summit in downtown Los Angeles on June 6, with an opening night reception on June 5.  This is the one and only conference dedicated to Asian marketing and advertising. Asian American is the fastest growing segment, and if you're interested in tapping into this critical consumer, the 3AF Summit is where you need to be.  This annual conference not only brings together experts in Asian marketing in the U.S., but also provides networking opportunities for you to meet and mingle with key stakeholders in the industry, including marketers, researchers, media, and other vendors and partners.    The agenda will be packed with subject matter experts covering topics in the Asian American market and a keynote lunch address by Nielsen.  For more information, visit
    The 2018 AAF's Mosaic Awards, June 6, Chicago, IL
    Join the American Advertising Federation in Chicago as we honor the best creative, organizational initiatives and champions of diversity that made a splash in 2017!  Support those who are creating change and helping our industry reflect the consumers we market to with sponsorship benefits that include:
    *Opportunity to present an award
    *Table of 10 at the event
    *Ad in the program book
    Visit to learn more and join us on June 6!
    32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, October 16-17, New York, NY
    The 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference is the premiere opportunity to explore diversity and inclusion in the media business landscape. Multiculturalism takes center stage in the era of globalization, business innovation and shifting workforce dynamics. Always fresh and insightful, the Annual NAMIC Conference is where diversity advocates at every level prepare for the media industry's future. Join NAMIC as we celebrate and amplify voices from across the cultural spectrum.
    NAMIC Members:  $1,400
    Non-Members:  $1,675 (one-year NAMIC Membership Included)
    Click Here  to download a Registration Form.
    To support the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, or to confirm a sponsorship, please contact Sandra Girado, Vice President, Event and Partner Relations at or call the NAMIC National office at 212-594-5985.
    Upcoming Events in 2018

    March 17, 2018
    How to Turbocharge Your Social PR Career and Perform at an Elite Level with Shonali Burke | Free Online Masterclass, March 17, 12-1 pm ET
    Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

    March 20, 2018
    Webinar: Career Advice for High Potential Women

    March 23-24, 2018
    Toyota USA Presents ¡Latin Food Fest! 2018
    ¡Latin Food Fest!, Los Angeles, CA

    April 20, 2018
    MOBE Symposium 2018
    MOBE Symposium, Newark, NJ
    Pat Shields, 310-568-9091,

    April 24, 2018
    Webinar: The Differences Between Mentoring and Sponsorship

    May 1, 2018
    2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event | Early Bird Pricing
    DiversityInc, New York, NY

    May 8, 2018
    Webinar: How Executive Diversity Councils Yield Talent Results

    June 2-3, 2018
    Chicago Latina Expo - The Largest Latina Lifestyle Conference and Expo in the Midwest - El Poder De TI
    Imagen Marketing Consultants, Chicago, IL
    June 4-6, 2018
    2018 AHAA Annual Conference
    AHAA, Los Angeles, CA

    June 4-7, 2018
    2018 ColorComm Conference (C2)
    ColorComm, Maui, Hawaii

    June 6, 2018
    3AF 2018 Asian Marketing Summit
    3AF, Los Angeles, CA

    June 6, 2018
    The 2018 AAF's Mosaic Awards
    American Advertising Federation (AAF), Chicago, IL
    June 6-9, 2018
    ADMERICA 2018
    American Advertising Federation (AAF), Chicago, IL

    June 12, 2018
    Webinar: Cultural Competence for LGBT Pride Month

    June 26, 2018
    Webinar: Best Practices in Identifying Talent to Lead ERGs

    July 10, 2018
    Webinar: How to Get Promoted

    July 12-13, 2018
    2018 Multicultural Women's National Conference
    Working Mother, New York, NY

    July 24, 2018
    Webinar: ERGs and Inclusion Councils: Can They Coexist?

    August 14, 2018
    Webinar: How to be a Good Mentee, How to Earn Sponsorship

    September 18, 2018
    Webinar: A How-To-Guide on Executive Presence

    October 2, 2018
    Webinar: Career Advice From People With Diverse Abilities

    October 16-17, 2018
    32nd Annual NAMIC Conference
    NAMIC, New York, NY

    November 4-6, 2018
    2018 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference
    ANA, Miami, FL

    November 5-7, 2018
    2018 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference
    Diversity Woman Media, National Harbor, MD

    November 13, 2018
    Webinar: How to Leverage Veterans to Achieve Business Objectives

    December 4, 2018
    Webinar: Best Practices in Onboarding Employees
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