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 three individual membership options: Standard or Season Ticket. We now also offer corporate flex memberships!
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: $125 // Freelancer: $75 // Student: $40
- Monthly Events – Professional & Freelancer: $15 // 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
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!).
Being a member of AAFCM means that you are also a member of the National American Advertising Federation. There are many benefits to being a member of our national professional organization and it comes with access to a number of valuable resources. (more about that here) Our at-large membership option affords you the value of being a member of the American Advertising Federation and allows you the flexibility to attend events at will.
- Professional/Freelancer: $50 // Student: $30
If your work schedule is always stacked, this membership is for you. You’ll still pay full price to attend the events you can make it to, but you’ll have access to the national member benefits as well as discounts on American Advertising Award Entries.
Corporate Flex Membership
If multiple people in your office attend AAF events and your boss chips in for the cost of membership, be prepared to earn some brownie points. This membership option grants companies 4 season memberships at a discounted price. These memberships allow your company to send whoever will benefit from the programming the most.*
*Due to the nature of this membership, we are only able to offer this to professionals at this time.
- Corporate Membership: 4 Season Ticket Memberships for $900
2018-2019 Programming Schedule
September: Side-Hustler Stories – Turning Hobbies Into Business
Hear from local entrepreneurs about how they turned their hobbies into real money-making endeavors. Get their take on everything from getting an LLC to taking the leap into making their dream a reality.
October: CMYK Poster Show
Our annual poster design competition invites students and professionals alike to design a poster according to a pre-determined theme. All posters are then sold via raffle drawing. The proceeds of this event benefit our local design & advertising programs.
November: User Experience Workshop w/ Nate Mueller of Amazon
Hear from local native Nate Mueller on how to approach designing for User Experience.
December: Holiday Season Volunteering Partnership with Young Professionals United
If you’d like to hear someone speak, please reach out! We’re always willing to explore the option of bringing someone to town!
February: American Advertising Awards
March: 12-Hr Student Design Challenge
AAFCM invites teams of students from local colleges to participate in our annual 12-Hour Student Design Challenge. During this challenge, teams of students are presented with a design challenge by a local non-profit that needs marketing assistance. They have 12-hours to complete the challenge from start to finish. Their work is judged by a panel that includes local professionals and members of the selected non-profit. Winners get their team name on the traveling trophy, bragging rights, and the pleasure of seeing their work in real-time.
April: Portfolio Reviews and Networking Event
We invite students, young professionals, and freelancers to attend our portfolio review event. Get feedback and advice from members of the creative industry on your portfolio pieces. Stick around for the happy hour social and networking event.
May: Beauty & The Bias – A Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Panel
Our annual Beauty & the Bias event celebrates all the kick-ass work some of the most passionate women in our community are doing. Join us for wine, snacks, and an evening that will leave you feeling empowered to be the best version of you.
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.