Student Advertising Summit

Scale the Industry

Come learn, connect, and build with the best

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Friday, February 23, 2018


7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.


McNamara Alumni Center

2018 Student Advertising Summit

Inspired by the beauty of the Stone Arch Bridge and prestige of the Foshay Tower, we’ve developed our design. Now, it is your turn. Redraft the resumes and renovate your plan. Spend the day working towards new network heights by learning from insightful professionals at the 20th annual Ad 2 Student Advertising Summit. With the support of professionals, you will design an aesthetic that separates you from the crowd. Building bold is your chance to map out your plan in the advertising, public relations and communications fields.

schedule of events

7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

7:55 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker

9:05 a.m. - 12:35 P.M.

Breakout Sessions

12:35 p.m. - 12:50 P.m.


12:50 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Roundtables and Portfolio Reviews

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mid-Afternoon Keynote Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Agency Tours

5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Happy Hour

come prepared

Dress for the occasion. While this is a professional event, comfortable business casual attire is recommended; blazers, cardigans, button-ups, and jackets. No hard hat required.

Bring only what you need. We highly suggest grabbing a notebook, resume(s), and portfolio. Show professionals what makes you stand out.

One last piece of advice: study beforehand. Research the speakers so general questions are out of the way. You never know who you could rub elbows with throughout the day.

2018 Sponsors






2018 Committee

Claire Koory 
Jake George
McKenna Schmidt
Design Lead
Andrea Sorensen
Rachel Ball
Copywriting Lead
Celina Grimes
Krista Peterson
Natalie Gerfen
Account Management Lead
Alicia Wolk
Account Manager
Rachel Oehlke
Account Manager
Samuel Nelson
Project Management Lead
Abigail Le Bail
Project Manager
Logan Anderson
Analytics Lead
Johnathan Schuster
Kelsey Anderson
PR and Social Media Lead
Greta Fix
PR and Social Media
Kathryn Chlystek
PR and Social Media
Nicole Miller
Brand Ambassador Lead
Sarah Dybicz
Brand Ambassador
Maegan Green
Brand Ambassador
Mara Gregersen
Brand Ambassador
Brooke Powell
Brand Ambassador
Jake Leskovar
Brand Ambassador
Interested in creating the blueprints for 2019? We need the architects. We welcome young industry professionals and students with a passion for the industry to apply to the 2019 Ad 2 Student Ad Summit committee. All types of niches are needed - are you more art deco or account management? Cape Cod or creative? Mid-century modern or media planner? Whatever your strengths, we want to hear from you. The future is waiting to be built.
Email us at [email protected] for more information.


McNamara Alumni Center

200 SE Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-9831


West of the Alumni Center

The University Avenue Ramp is located at 1926 University Avenue SE. Enter the ramp on University Avenue.

Additional parking may be found in the Washington Avenue Ramp located at 501 Washington Avenue SE or in the Maroon Lot at 2010 6th St SE.king.



$45 Pre-Registration
$50 Walk-in Registration (space permitting)


$55 Pre-Registration
$60 Walk-in Registration (space permitting)

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