Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

Featured Events

June 2-3, 2016
3AF 2016 Asian Marketing Summit, June 2-3, in Los Angeles’ Koreatown

At the 3AF’s 2016 Asian Marketing Summit, you’ll learn critical information to capture your share of the Asian American market:

  • Release of the 3AF’s in-language media consumption study
  • Experts from Chase, The Walt Disney Company, The Pew Research Center, and DramaFever
  • Highlights from the newest 2016 Nielsen “State of the Asian American Consumer” report.
  • Better understand how to capture and leverage ROI in Asian marketing
  • Meet, network and engage with Asian marketing industry experts, influencers, and marketers
  • The industry’s only Asian Market Boot Camp on June 1-- an excellent way to hone your Asian consumer knowledge and access great resources.  This event, separate from the conference, sells out early, so register quickly!

Agenda coming soon.  Register now! For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Genny Hom-Franzen at ghomfranzen@3af.org.


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June 5, 2016
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2016 Mosaic Awards

Support cutting-edge advertising and connect with the best agencies and companies in the business at the 2016 Mosaic Awards in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, June 5!  Each year, the AAF honors cutting-edge campaigns and company initiatives that celebrate multiculturalism in advertising at the Mosaic Awards.  Be a part of the celebration!  Sponsorships include company identification in promotional materials, a table at the award show and conference registrations at the AAF’s ADMERICA National Conference!  Contact Kai Jones Weidie for more information at kjones@aaf.org.



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August 24-26, 2016
The 2016 Multicultural Retail 360 Summit – Optimizing the Omnichannel Experience for Multicultural Consumers

The Hispanic Retail 360 has expanded into the Multicultural Retail 360 Summit. Join us in San Diego on August 24-26 where retailers, suppliers and marketing experts will meet to share research, thoughts and insights on how to be successful at targeting the highly influential multicultural consumer segment. This year’s event has presenters from, Facebook, Zumba® Fitness, Jewel-Osco and our celebrity keynote presentation from comedian, actor, director and author John Leguizamo. Register today at www.multiculturalretail360.com/summit/.Contact info: Jeff Friedman, Group Brand Director, Multicultural Retail 360 Summit, jfriedman@stagnitomail.com, 201-855-7621


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September 20-21, 2016
30th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 20-21, 2016 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, Vice President, Events and Partner Relations, at sandra.girado@namic.com or 212-594-5985.


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October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference, Oct 25-26, 2016, Philadelphia

Save the Date for the 5th annual edition of The Multicultural Health (MCH) National, the premier and only multicultural conference focusing on the healthcare industry and a must attend event for pharma executives, ad agencies, insurers, hospitals and media companies. For the first time, the event to be held at The Sonesta Philadelphia, Oct. 25-26, 2016, will be co-located with the DTC Forum on TV & Print. The Multicultural Health National conference will feature case studies of successful examples of healthcare marketing and specific focus areas for each key multicultural population segment in America including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and LGBT consumers. This 1 ½ day conference also features one evening of awards with a dinner reception celebrating recipients of the Best in Multicultural Health Marketing Awards and the client-side executives selected for the Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards.This year's speaker line up already includes Michael Myers, SVP, Public Affairs and Rev. Percy McRay, National Director of Faith-Based Programs, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. among others. Register here To be kept informed of speakers as they are announced and learn about sponsorship opportunities and conference agenda, contact Scott Ehrlich, VP, DTC Perspectives at scott@dtcperspectives.com or 770-559-0702.  Follow on Twitter using #MCHN16 or visit dtcperspectives.com/mchn/ for more information.


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May 18 - October 28, 2016
Mark your calendars for NAMIC's (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) 2016 EVENTS!

Key Events to follow: 1. 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards - Saluting new and original content since 1994. Electronic Entries are now available on namicvisionawards.com The entry deadline date - January 17th, 2015. 2. Annual Awards Breakfast -  At the INTX  in Boston, MA - May 18, 2016. The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast honors Next Generations Leaders (NGLs) and Luminaries and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient. 3. 30th Annual NAMIC Conference -  Now entering a new milestone in its 30th year on September 20-21, 2016. The Annual NAMIC Conference stands out as Cable Diversity Week's Premier Event! 4. NAMIC Leadership Seminars - For professionals from all ethnic and cultural groups who are beginning to reflect on their organizational contributions and career trajectories.  To be held in Washington DC (March 30-April 1, 2016), Denver, CO (July 27-29, 2016) and San Diego, CA (October 26-28, 2016). To learn more about NAMIC in 2016 go to namic.com.


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About this Page

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. Key events are featured on this page. If you would like to learn about other events not listed here, please send an email to lisa@multicultural.com with your information request.

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Need advice regarding attending an event to determine which is right for you? Contact Lisa Skriloff, President, MMR at lisa@multicultural.com.

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Upcoming Events in 2015 and 2016

June 2-3, 2016
2016 3AF Asian Marketing Summit

The Asian American Advertising Federation, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.3af.org

June 5, 2016
2016 Mosaic Awards

American Advertising Federation, Anaheim, CA
http://membership.aaf.org/mosaicawards

June 6, 2016
Proud To Be Latina Sixth Annual Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Proud To Be Latina, New York, NY
http://www.proudtobelatina.com

June 15-17, 2016
Certified Diversity Professional Certification Course

Society for Diversity, ,
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebkgl5kw255571de&llr=abawbmdab
kmcclish@diversitycertification.org

July 11-12, 2016
Multicultural Women's National Conference

Working Mother Media, ,
http://bit.ly/1SC3Jwe

July 29-31, 2016
3rd Annual International Multicultural & Heritage Summit & Trade Show

Horizons International Group Inc., Miami, FL
http://www.multiculturaltourismsummit.com

August 3-7, 2016
NABJ and NAHJ Joint Convention & Career Fair

NABJ, NAHJ, Washington, DC
http://www.nabj.org/?page=2016Convention

August 24-26, 2016
2016 Multicultural Retail 360 Summit

Stagnito Business Information, San Diego, CA
http://www.multiculturalretail360.com/summit/
201-855-7621, jfriedman@stagnitomail.com

July 19-August 28
Crime and Punishment

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio, New York City, New York
www.russiantheater.org
hello@russiantheater.org

September 9-10, 2016
7th Annual AscendNAAMBA Conference & Career Exposition

National Association of Asian MBAs, New York, NY
http://www.ascendleadership.org/mpage/AscendNAAMBA2016

September 18-21, 2016
10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards

ADCOLOR, Boca Raton, FL
http://adcolor.org

September 20-21, 2016
30th Annual NAMIC Conference

NAMIC, New York, NY
http://namic.com

September 29-October 1, 2016
NSHMBA 2016 Houston Conference

NSHMBA, Houston, TX
http://www.nshmba.org/members/group.aspx?code=Houston

October 9-11, 2016
2016 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

Association of National Advertisers, Los Angeles, CA
https://www.ana.net/conference/show/id/MCC-NOV16

October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference

DTC Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA
http://dtcperspectives.com/mchn/
770-559-0702

November 3, 2016
Fifth Annual 3% Conference

The 3% Movement, LLC, New York, NY
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fifth-annual-3-conference-tickets-21786250261