Spark KC

to
Ignite a Spark. 

Register now for Spark KC 2020, Kansas City's student advertising networking event! Spark KC is a half-day, virtual conference hosted by AAF-KC’s Ad 2 club. Students are invited to connect with local advertising experts, learn about marketing trends, the industry itself, and hear advice from keynote speakers. Maybe you’re set on a career in media buying, deciding between copywriting and account management or honestly have no idea – no matter what, you’ll find value in meeting professionals in the industry and connecting face-to-face about their experiences and potential opportunities. Plus, get set up for job and internship success with a one-on-one portfolio and/or resume review. For college students of any age, this is a can’t-miss event.

Be one of the first 50 attendees to register and grab an Early Bird Discount!

*Registration Ends 9/22 5pm


Final Online Registration: Unless otherwise noted, online registration will close the day before an event. If it’s a morning event, registration will close at Noon the day before. If it’s an evening event, registration will close at 5 p.m. the day before.

Cancellation, Refund and Ticket Transfer Policy: Pre-registered attendees not canceling reservations to attend Club functions prior to 7 days before an event shall be responsible for payment of the cost of that event. To request a cancellation or refund, please contact us at [email protected] Event tickets are non-transferable.

Accessibility and Dietary Restrictions: If disability accommodations (e.g., communication access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event or if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event start time in order for us to accommodate. If not contacted prior to 48 hours, we cannot guarantee accommodation.

Schedule

· Stage
Welcome & Hopin Introduction
Welcome to Spark KC 2020!
Catie Drummond Megan Bartolac
· Stage
Natalie Kim, Founder of We Are Next
We Are Next is making sure the next generation of talent is better prepared, more informed, and more diverse.
Natalie Kim
· Stage
BREAK
Take a break!
Megan Bartolac
· Stage
Advertising, A Day in the Life
Top creative leaders discuss what it takes to move ideas from a concept stage to execution and the nuances in creating something seen by clients and consumers.
Roy Milton Steven Burnett Rick Dunn Jordan Warren Lisa Graves Nathan Carr Avery Broner
· Stage
The Wendy's Secret
Expert Jeremy Cline is ready to explore the digital world.
Jeremy Cline
· Stage
BREAK
Take a break!
Megan Bartolac
· Sessions
Breakout Rooms by Disciplines
Students will be able to join small group discussions, led by local advertising leaders, and ask questions in a more casual environment.
· Stage
Covid-19 Impact on the Industry
Hear from top advertising professionals on how the Covid-19 pandemic has directly impacted the local advertising and marketing industry.
Myron King Katie Briscoe Nicole Wasserman John Kreicbergs
· Stage
Resume Do's/Don'ts + Linkedin
If you're questioning how to make your resume or portfolio stand out, we've got the answer!
Nancy Lischer
· Stage
BREAK
Take a break!
· Stage
Virtual Interviewing Tips
With the changing world, learn the best tips and tricks to slay every virtual interview.
Jennifer Spencer
· Stage
John January, Co-CEO of Signal Theory
How to make purposeful choices early in your career.
John January
· Stage
Resume/Portfolio Review Instructions & Closing
See you next year!
Megan Bartolac Catie Drummond
· Expo
Career Expo

Speakers

Roy Milton
Roy Milton

Advertising, A day in the life

Jeremy Cline
Jeremy Cline

The Wendy's Secret

Myron King
Myron King

COVID-19 Impact on the Industry

Nancy Lischer
Nancy Lischer

Resume Do's/Don't + LinkedIn

Katie Briscoe
Katie Briscoe

COVID-19 Impact on the Industry

Steven Burnett
Steven Burnett

Advertising, A day in the life

John January
John January

Making Purposeful Choices Early in Your Career

Catie Drummond
Catie Drummond

Organizer

Nicole Wasserman
Nicole Wasserman

COVID-19 Impact on the Industry

Jordan Warren
Jordan Warren

Advertising, A day in the life

Rick Dunn
Rick Dunn

Advertising, A day in the life

John Kreicbergs
John Kreicbergs

COVID-19 Impact on the Industry

Megan Bartolac
Megan Bartolac

Moderator

Lisa Graves
Lisa Graves

Advertising, A day in the life

Natalie Kim
Natalie Kim

Founder of We Are Next

Avery Broner
Avery Broner

Advertising, A day in the life

Jennifer Spencer
Jennifer Spencer

Virtual Interviewing Tips

Nathan Carr
Nathan Carr

Advertising, A day in the life

The event is over

Hosted by

Ad 2 Kansas City

We provide opportunities for advertising professionals aged 32 and younger to get your foot in the door at top agencies and further your skills.

Booths

InTouch Group

InTouch Group

“The Agency of More” Converged, Connected, Relevant, Focused, Dedicated

Woodruff

Woodruff

AT OUR CORE, WE SOLVE PROBLEMS AND GROW BUSINESS. HOW WE DO IT IS WHAT SETS US APART.

Yoodle

Yoodle

The Content Experience Agency

MMGY Global

MMGY Global

We Inspire People to Go Places

Signal Theory

Signal Theory

We create resonance for brands through a systematic understanding of human behavior.