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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October 30, 2014
The Advertising Research Foundation Multicultural and Millennial Conferences - Oct. 30 in NYC and Dec. 3 in Austin

Advance your cross-segment and cross-platform sales growth via the fastest growing audiences. Hear from: Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, and philanthropist, Steve Stoute, chief translator of culture and brands, and Marlen Esparza, U.S. Olympian. Plus: Ann Simonds, President, Baking Products and CMO-elect at General Mills Inc., on right-sizing investments, Multicultural heads from Twitter, Google and Hallmark about growth success stories, Leaders from Starcom  Mediavest, UWG, and Lopez Negrete on multicultural and millennial ROI in action, and Media mavens from Latina Media Ventures and Shine Media France on cross-platform media and measurement. It’s time to reinvest resources and reap a return on ideas. Seats are limited and we're holding a "friends and family" rate for you at $795. Use promo code ARFFriendsFamilyLearn more and register here or contact Regina Yuen at regina@thearf.org.



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November 9-11, 2014
Multicultural & Diversity Marketers Unite in the Name of Advertising

Marketers will congregate on Nov 9 -11 at the 2014 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference to hear about a myriad of topics regarding how to connect with the multicultural audience. Learn the secrets to targeting the Hispanic market, African Americans, multicultural millennials, and much more!  Top leaders in the industry will share their definition of total market and how it applies to their advertising campaigns and for the first time ever, hear the groundbreaking advertising work being done in the People with Disabilities category. This conference has become the annual “go to” event to discuss and debate topics as well as a place to network and celebrate with others in the industry. Presented by iHeartMedia, the conference features speakers from AARP, AT&T, Coca Cola North America, Dunkin’ Brands, Marriott, Mastercard, National Basketball Association, Sony Music, Toyota, Zumba Fitness, and more! In addition, winners of the 2014 Multicultural Excellence Awards will be announced at a special awards dinner on November 10.  Sponsored by Pandora, the awards raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in multicultural advertising. 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. Contact: Mala White, Senior Manager, Committees and Conferences, 212-455-8084. 



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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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March 17-19, 2015
The 27th Forum on Workplace Inclusion™, March 17-19, 2015 Minneapolis Convention Center

Making Waves is the theme for the 2015 conference. This is a three-day gathering of leaders, knowledge seekers, coaches, mentors and change igniters focused on the importance of diversity & inclusion in today’s global workforce. It is a venue for learning, exchanging ideas on new ways of thinking and providing inspiration for professionals in all sectors as well as college students. The 27th annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration will be open in November. Click here to learn more about The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. You can contact us at workplaceforum@stthomas.edu or at 651-962-4377.



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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

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

October 27, 2014
The New Majority: A Discussion hosted by Ogilvy's Black Diaspora

Ogilvy & Mather's Black Diaspora, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/1s3U1ta

November 3, 2014
Starting Your Business 101: Writing a Business Plan

Asian Women In Business, New York, NY
http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=CalendarExt.eventDetail&eventID=131
info@awib.org

November 6, 2014
Third Annual NYC Summit: Inclusion, Engagement & Collaboration

Digital Diversity Network, New York, NY
http://www.ddno.org
Kathy A. Johnson: kathy.johnson@ddno.org

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 15, 2014
5th American Muslim Consumer Conference

American Muslim Consumer Consortium, Newark, NJ
http://2014.americanmuslimconsumer.com

November 17, 2014
15th Annual Marketing to African Americans with Excellence (MAAX) Summit

Target Market News, Chicago, IL
http://targetmarketnews.com/storyid10091401.htm
312-408-1881

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

November 18, 2014
2014 WLE New York Conference

Women's Leadership Exchange, New York, NY
http://www.womensleadershipexchange.com/index.php?pagename=newyork201411

November 18-20, 2014
15th Anniversary Gala & 14th Wall Street Summit

New America Alliance, New York, NY
http://www.naaonline.org/wss14
202-772-1044

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

June 10-13, 2015
ADMERICA! 2015

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


2015 Events

June 10-13, 2015
ADMERICA! 2015

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

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