AAFCM’s membership cycle is rolling – which means you are enrolled as a member for a full year from the day you sign up, no matter the time of year.
We have two membership options: Standard or Season Ticket.
You pay to join AAFCM upfront and then you pay for events as you attend them at the membership discounted rate (up to 50% off each event!)
- Annual Membership Fee – Professional: $120 // Freelancer: $75 // Student: $40
- Monthly Events – Professional & Freelancer: $20 // Students: $10
- American Advertising Awards: Professional & Freelancer: $52 // Student: $32
If you aren’t sure what you want to commit to and you’re more of a figure-it-out-as-you-go kind of person, this is the membership for you!
Season Ticket Membership:
An ALL-IN- ONE package! The fee covers your AAFCM membership and attendance to ALL events for one entire year.
- Professional: $300 // Freelancer: $230 // Student: $130
NEW! This year your season ticket membership also includes one ticket to the American Advertising Awards – our programming year’s premiere event.
If you are looking to get the most out of your membership and plan to attend all or most events, the season ticket is definitely for you! Not only will you save the most money, but it’s a one-and-done deal (which means less paperwork and approvals from your boss as well!).
We pride ourselves on our dynamic programming, appealing to a wide range of professions, areas of study, passion, and expertise.
We do it all in the name of advertising, marketing, design, and professional growth including: luncheons, design competitions, workshops, award shows, networking, panel discussions, portfolio reviews and happy hours – all in the interest of protecting and advancing the advertising industry while growing both professionally and personally.
Details are still being finalized on our full year of programming, but here is just a sampling of what our programming has in store for the 2017-2018 season!
September – Creative & Educational
Pressing On: A Letterpress Film
We’re excited to kick-off the fall with a two part letterpress event. We’re calling all students, professionals, printers, designers, artists, and honestly, anyone who appreciates the history of art and this specialty medium. Letterpress is the Great Grandfather and foundation of where our industry began. Come create, network, and leave inspired during this two part event.
October – Workshop
Lettering Workshop with Crystal Kluge
Join us for an evening of hand lettering with Crystal Kluge, Minneapolis/St.Paul based illustrator & lettering artist. Whether you are a graphic designer, illustrator, lettering artist, or just looking to learn and appreciate a new skill, we welcome you to join us for an evening to learn the basics as you’re guided to release your inner calligrapher.
November – Design Competition & Educational Fundraiser
CMYK – Minnesota Themed
For those of you who are new to the show, CMYK is one of AAFCM’s most competitive events in the programming line-up. It’s a design competition and silent auction for local professionals and students benefitting local students immersed in the industry. This year we’re going with a “Minnesota” theme, because what’s better than representing a little hometown swag? YOU BETCHA. We’re excited to see what our local designers have to offer!
If you have any questions regarding membership types, cost, or benefits, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already have a membership and want to renew please login to you account and click “renew” under your membership level.