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AAF-Inland Empire Selected to Host 2016 AAF Western Region Conference

Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, CA.

American Advertising Federation Western Region Conference to be held at the Historic Mission Inn.

RIVERSIDE, CA, May 16, 2016 – The American Advertising Federation Western Region Board announced the AAF-Inland Empire has been selected to host the 2016 AAF Western Region Conference September 22-24, 2016. AAF District 15 will serve as co-host.

American Advertising Federation leaders representing 12 states and thousands of advertising and marketing professionals are set to converge on Riverside, CA for the three day event. The conference is open to all chapters and the more than 8,000 members that comprise the Western Region. Members are engaged in the advertising /marketing industry and are leaders in their local and district AAF organizations.

The event will kick-off Thursday, September 22, 2016, with the 2016 Inland Empire Media Awards. The IE Media Awards celebrate marketing and advertising professionals who not only make a mark within the business community, but contribute to the communities they serve as well. Eighteen total professional and student awards are presented including Media Personality of the Year, Radio Station of the Year, and Agency of the Year.

Additionally, the conference programming schedule will include some of the advertising industry’s premier speakers, including keynote speaker Jim Datri, CEO of the American Advertising Federation. Several of the events will be open to local AAF members and the general public. For more information about the Western Region Conference and to register for the conference on an individual event, please visit

About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), established in 1905 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising representing all facets of the advertising industry and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with more than 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and summer AdCamps for high school students.

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