Brief But Brilliant Speaker Series with Silver Medal Award Presentation

Get Inspired: Ad Fed/Ad 2’s Brief but Brilliant Event!

Don’t miss this fast-paced, quick-fire event on Thursday, September 21st with a host of talented and brilliant agency pros talking innovation, trends and the future of advertising. There will also be a whole lot of networking and celebrating as we present our 2017 AAF Silver Medal and Paul Foss Award.

5:30 p.m. – Registration

6:00 p.m. – Welcome

6:10 p.m.  – Silver Medal and Paul Foss Awards

6:30 p.m.  – Program: Brief But Brilliant – Innovation in Advertising


In search of:

Speakers for our Ad Fed & Ad 2 Season Kick-Off “BRIEF BUT BRILLIANT” program. Apply today! Speak your mind—in under 5 minutes!  

We’ll be selecting speakers who can give us their perspective on “Innovation in the Advertising Industry.” Following a rapid-fire format, you’ll have 5 minutes and an auto-advancing slide deck to share your brilliance on the topic with your advertising and marketing colleagues.

Why We Want You:

As members of Minnesota’s extensive marketing and advertising community, each of us contributes to the evolution of the industry through our unique ideas, outlooks, and thoughts. Every day, we push advertising forward. Have you brought a unique perspective to work? Does your agency run in an uncommon way? Have you noticed patterns or trends that indicate a shift in the future of advertising? Maybe you see the industry innovating around you and you’re ready to do something about it. Whatever it is, teach us what you know—in under 5 minutes.

Why you should be a speaker:

  • Share your unique perspectives with an engaged and supportive audience from your industry
  • Get great public speaking experience
  • Enjoy professional exposure

Why you should attend:

  • It will be a fun, fast-paced event, with a variety of speakers addressing a single topic from different perspectives
  • Great opportunity for networking both before and after the event
  • Celebrate with the local advertising community the recipients of the prestigious Silver Medal Award and Paul Foss Award

Brief But Brilliant Speaker application process/form:


Application deadline: Friday, August 25th, 2017



The American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

To nominate a person for this award, please review the Silver Medal Nomination Form.  Applications are due by Thursday, August 31st and can be sent to the Ad Fed office at: [email protected]

The Paul Foss award was first awarded in 1981.  It recognizes a member of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed & Ad 2) who has made outstanding contributions to the organization.


Thank you Olson for hosting this event!


Registration opening soon.
September21st5:30 pm to 7:30 pm2017


Members: Free

Students: $10

Non-Members: $20


Olson Advertising
420 N 5th St #1000
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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