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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July 30, 2014
National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair July 30- August 3, 2014 Boston, MA The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) welcomes you to join us from July 30- August 3, 2014, as we gather in Boston for the 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair. Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism. NABJ will host an array of special events during the convention. The annual convention is the premier venue for digital journalism education, career development, and the nation's leaders in media, business, arts & entertainment and technology. Professional journalists, students and educators will take part in full- and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills. Workshops throughout the five-day convention will highlight journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations. For additional information: www.nabj.org or contact Aprill O. Turner, aturner@nabj.org


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August 13, 2014
The Hispanic Retail 360 Summit is Celebrating 10 Years Connecting Retailers to the Hispanic Consumer

August 13-15, 2014 The Hispanic Retail 360 Summit is Celebrating 10 Years Connecting Retailers to the Hispanic Consumer San Antonio, TX The influential Hispanic consumer market represents a significant growth opportunity for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. While this market is attractive to business, understanding its complex, multi-generational facets; its shifting attitudes and cultural preferences can be elusive to merchandisers and marketers alike. For ten years, the retailing industry has relied on the Summit for up-to-date data, insightful analysis and successful strategies that can build a lasting bridge to the Hispanic consumer. Join your industry peers for three days of intensive education designed to help retailers target, segment and execute merchandising and marketing plans effectively to Latino shoppers. The Summit theme for 2014 covers one of the hottest topics in marketing-Total Market: Tapping Into the Power of Bicultural Latinos Through an Integrated Approach. A "total market approach" involves shifting away from focusing on Hispanics or any specific culture and moving to a platform that integrates all the cultures into one strategy.­ This year's conference will explore how this new approach impacts Hispanic marketing, especially as bicultural Latinos become a growing and more influential segment of both the Hispanic and general markets. Hear all about the "Total Market" approach and much more by attending this year's Summit!  Register today! www.hispanicretail360.comFor more information please contact Michael Hatherill, 201-855-7610, mhatherill@stagnitomail.com


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September 16, 2014
28th Annual NAMIC Conference, Early Bird Registration is in effect until August 1, 2014

28th Annual NAMIC Conference, Early Bird Registration is in effect until August 1, 2014. The 28th Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for September 16-17, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of Diversity Week. Conference highlights include exciting and informative educational sessions; Breakfast recognizing CableFAX Magazine's Most Influential Minorities in Cable; L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon; the 2014 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) presented in partnership with CableFAX, and much more. For more information visit http://namic.comemail: info@namic.com or call NAMIC National at 212-594-5985.



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September 17-20, 2014
2014 ADCOLOR® Honorees and Nominees Announced

2014 ADCOLOR® Honorees and Nominees Announced In its fourth year – the ADCOLOR® Industry Conference – presented by Wieden + Kennedy, Deutsch and Washington Speakers Bureau – sets an industry standard by introducing dialogue that is rarely explored. The event brings together innovators and thought leaders in the advertising, marketing, public relations, LGBT, media, technology, and entertainment industries, to share their lessons learned as they have push forward an agenda of diversity and inclusion in their professions. The 8th Annual ADCOLOR Awards hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon will take place on September 20, 2014, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The ADCOLOR Awards are the final event in the 8th Annual ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference weekend, September 17-20, 2014, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To register for the ADCOLOR Awards or the Industry Conference please visit: https://madmimi.com/p/3baa05.


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October 15-17, 2014
Third Annual Multicultural Health Marketing Conference

DTC Perspectives is proud to announce the third annual edition of The Multicultural Health National: Marketing to a Diverse America (MCH National) – October 15-17 in Atlanta, GA. With over 30 million people gaining access to health insurance for the first time this year, many from a significantly growing multicultural population, this event is more timely than ever. This unique event will feature presentations and case studies from key thought-leaders, marketers, and policy makers in the multicultural and health marketing spheres focused on best practices for reaching the key multicultural populations in America such as LGBT, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Hear from the key decision-makers in the space on the ROI opportunities presented, from brand managers and creative gurus on how to successfully target these harder to reach populations, and from policy makers on how changes in regulations make now the time to focus on this important and growing area. Contact scott@dtcperspectives.com or 770-559-0702 or go to www.mchnational.com


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November 9-11,2014
ANA's Multicultural Excellence Awards Call for Entry Countdown is on!

ANA's Multicultural Excellence Awards Call for Entry Countdown is on!

Celebrating its 14th year of award excellence, the ANA's Multicultural Awards recognizes marketers and their agencies for producing the best-in-class multicultural advertising campaigns in the country. Past winners include Walmart, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, Ford Motor Company and Heineken. The awards are sponsored by the ANA's Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Committee. Winners will be announced at the Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conferenceon Nov 9 - 11 in Miami Beach, Florida. Join the best of the best - Submit your work and get recognized in front of your peers! A portion of the submission fees will be used to fund scholarships for talented multicultural students planning to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014.  For information on the rules, fees and submission guidelines, please click here.


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Upcoming Events

July 30- August 3, 2014
2014 NABJ Convention and Career Fair

NABJ, Boston, MA
http://www.nabj.org/?page=2014Registration

July 31, 2014
The 2014 DANDI (Diversity & Inclusion) Awards

European Diversity Leadership Congress, New York, NY
http://dandiawards.com/2013/

August 5-6, 2014
2nd Biennial American Latino National Summit

New America Alliance, San Antonio, TX
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9bim6sta8ef70c3&oseq=&c=&ch=
Jennifer Cortez, jcortez@naaonline.org, 214-452-6235

August 7, 2014
REFRAME: THE SUMMIT -The 2nd Annual Total Market Summit & Awards Event

The Cross-Cultural Marketing & Communications Association, New York, NY
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reframethe-summit-the-2nd-annual-total-market-summit-awards-event-tickets-10791998157
Jeffrey L. Bowman, contact@theccmca.org, 212-831-5408

August 13-16, 2014
2014 AAJA National Convention

AAJA, Washington, D.C.
http://www.aaja.org/category/convention/d-c-2014/

August 13-15, 2014
Hispanic Retail 360 Summit 2014

Stagnito Media, San Antonio, TX
http://www.hispanicretail360.com/
Michael Hatherill: mhatherill@stagnitomedia.com, 201-855-7610

August 23, 2014
Celebrando Latinas

El Latino San Diego, San Diego, CA
http://celebrandolatinas.com
Natalie Richards: Natalie.richards@ellatino.net, (619) 426-1491

August 24, 2014
Festival Peachtree Latino 2014

The Southern Latino Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
www.festivalpeachtreelatino.com
Rafael Ortega 678-966-0322

September 17, 2014
Hispanic Music and Entertainment Marketing Forum

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

September 18, 2014
8th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference

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

September 23, 2014
Opening Doors to Women Sixth Annual Luncheon

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., New York, NY
http://chcfinc.org
Anne Logan, alogan@chcfinc.org, 212-206-1090

October 2, 2014
12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit

B&C and Multichannel News, New York, NY
http://hispanictvsummit.com
Jennifer Ware: jware@nbmedia.com, 917-281-4718

October 2, 2014
Men of Color Leadership Forum

Color Magazine, Boston, MA
http://www.colormagazineusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1068&Itemid=73

October 10-11, 2014
6th Annual AsianMBA Leadership Conference & Career Expo

Asian MBA International, New York, NY
http://events.asianmba.org/6th-annual-amba-highlights
Jino Ahn: jino.ahn@asiandiversity.com

October 16-17, 2014
Multicultural Health National

DTC, Atlanta, GA

Scott Ehrlich: scott@dtcperspectives.com, 770-559-0702

October 16, 2014
2014 PNW Multicultural Marketing Summit

GlobalSojourn, Seattle, WA
http://www.pnwmulticulturalmarketingsummit.com
Diego Osuna: diego@globalsojourn.com, 612-267-7556

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

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 Dare)

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth, MI
http://www.apacc.net

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 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


2015 Events

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