Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

Featured Events

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

It’s almost here – the 2016 Multicultural Women’s National Conference! This two-day national conference deepens the conversation about race and gender in the workplace, attracts hundreds of attendees from major corporations, and honors the 2016 Best Companies for Multicultural Women. This year’s theme is: Rise Up. Reach Out. Own Every Opportunity where we’ll challenge our thinking with engaging keynotes and panel discussions, draw inspiration from leadership journeys shared in StoryTalk sessions, and commit to action during powerful skill-building workshops. Join us for an unforgettable conference and special signature opening when we launch our #RISEUP Fashion show! For more information and to register, visit workingmother.com/mcw16.


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

The Multicultural Retail 360 Summit is the retail industry’s premier educational and networking event. Join us in San Diego on August 24-26 where Facebook, Zumba® Fitness, Kellogg, Albertsons/Safeway, Jewel-Osco and more will share insights, strategies and information on how to connect with multicultural consumers. We also have a special celebrity keynote presentation – 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 9-11, 2016
18th Annual ANA Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference, in Los Angeles, CA

The Association of National Advertisers  provides the ultimate channels for showcasing outstanding Multicultural Marketing and Diversity content, through the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards program and conference.  To learn more or submit an entry to the awards program, please visit our awards website.

The 18th Annual Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference will feature a phenomenal lineup of speakers including California Pizza Kitchen, Lane Bryant, Nestlé, Prudential Financial and Target to name a few. Register now and join us at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on October 9-11, to discuss a strong mix of topics with other client side marketers. Explore issues in multicultural marketing, learn practical ideas to improve marketing campaigns and spend quality time networking with your peers, all under one roof. For more information, please contact Talia Fisher, Associate Manager, Committees and Conferences, 212-455-8008.


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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 2016 and 2017

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

Working Mother Media, New York, NY
workingmother.com/mcw16

July 20, 2016
Marketing to Generation Z Conference

PME Enterprises LLC, New York, NY
http://www.genzconference.com/index.html
860.742.2649 x38, alex@pme-events.com

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 14, 2016
Hispanic Sports Marketing Forum

MediaPost and Portada, New York, NY
https://www.portada-online.com/events/hispanic-forum/

September 15, 2016
10th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference

MediaPost and Portada, New York, NY
https://www.portada-online.com/events/hispanic-conference/

September 18, 2016
Hispanic Fest 2016

United for a Good Cause Inc., Navarre, FL
www.unitedforagoodcause.org/hispanic-fest16

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 20, 2016
14th Annual Hispanic Television Summit

NYC Television & Video Week, New York, NY
http://www.hispanictvsummit.com

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

November 4, 2016
8th Annual AMBA Conference

Asian MBA, New York, NY
http://events.asianmba.org/8th-annual-amba-agenda

June 4-7, 2017
ADMERICA 2017

American Advertising Federation, New Orleans, LA
http://admericaaaf.org