AAF Hawaii has many exciting events throughout the year that support and inspire the advertising community. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

    2019 PELE AWARDS

    2019 Pele Awards Show
    Saturday, April 20 
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Monarch Room
    2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815

    Save the date for the 40th Anniversary Pele Awards Show celebrating the best work of our industry in Hawaii. Submissions for the awards are being accepted now.  Learn more at peleawards.com 



    BRAND BASH 2018

    Thursday, October 25  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
    Wisp - Lotus Hotel Diamond Head
    2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815 (MAP)

    Save the date for our 2nd annual costume party extravaganza! Join us dressed as your favorite characters and mascots from memorable brands or advertisements. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and group costumes. Proceeds benefit scholarships for college students interested in entering the fields of advertising, marketing and design. We're also planning for our online and event silent auction again this year. Individual tickets are $40 and includes entry, one drink and delicious bites from Wisp Restaurant and Lounge.Individual pre-sale tickets - $40 / At-the-door - $50

    For updates follow @aafhawaii on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter.


    Member Mahalo Mixer

    Thursday, September 13  |  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
    Bevy - 675 Auahi Street, #130, Honolulu HI 96813 (MAP)

    We're saying mahalo to our members for making this past year at AAF Hawaii such a memorable one. And we're also excited to celebrate our win as Division IV Club of the Year!

    You're invited to join us as we look forward to what this next year has to offer. And to make it even more special, we're offering everyone one-time only, event-exclusive discounted rates:

    $40 New Member discounted price*  |  $40 Ad2 Transitional price*  |  40% off for renewing members

    (*Regular price is $175)

    The event is free and parking is available on the street or in the SALT parking garage with the entrance on Keawe Street.


    AdMONTH 2018

    AdMonth 2018 is just around the corner! AAF Hawaii has planned a great line up this year, so get your tickets now! Some details are still in the works. Please check back for updates on the rest of the month's awesome advertising programming. You can also follow us on social media for the latest: @aafhawaii on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter.

    Note that some of the events have their own specific registration, look for the details under those listings.


    May 1 / AdMonth Kick-Off Social Networking Mixer
    5:30p-8:30p @ Aloha Beer Co. “TAPROOM" - 700 Queen Street
    Free, must RSVP 

    May 2 / HCC Portfolio Review “Fused Show”
    4:00p-8:00p @ HCC, Hale Aina Cafeteria - 874 Dillingham Blvd
    Free, contact school directly to attend

    May 4 / SAG AFTRA Pre-Cinco de Mayo 
    5:00p-7:00p @ Homer Maxey Int'l Trade Center - 521 Ala Moana Blvd
    Free, must RSVP

    May 5 / High School Pele Awards Ceremony
    8:00a-12:00p @ Farrington High School - 1564 North King Street
    Admission $6, details

    May 9 / KCC Portfolio Review “NEXUS”
    5:30p-8:30p @ KCC - 4303 Diamond Head Road
    Free, contact school directly to attend

    May 10 / UH Manoa BFA Graphic Design Showcase "Proximity"
    5:30p-9:00p @ Lana Lane Studios - 327 Lana Lane
    Free, contact school directly to attend

    May 11 / AIGA Honolulu + KouWork Social
    6:00p-9:00p @ KouWork - 814 Ilaniwai Street
    Free, details 

    May 17 / Ad2 Honolulu’s Annual Fundraiser “Sip & Savor”
    5:30p-8:30p @ Artistry Honolulu - 461 Cooke Street
    Tickets $36-50, details

    May 18 / Anthology Agency Tour & Pau Hana Movie “Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight”
    5:30p-8:30p @ Anthology - 1003 Bishop Street, 9th Floor
    Free, must RSVP

    May 22 / Wall-to-Wall Studios “Wall of Fortune”
    5:30p-7:30p @ Wall-to-Wall Studios - 1128 Nuuanu Ave, #203
    Free, must RSVP

    May 23 / Nella Media Group NMG Scholarships Winners + New NMG Network Platform Showcase & Pau Hana
    6:00p-8:00p @ NMG - 36 N Hotel Street, Suite A
    Free, must RSVP (25 max)

    May 24 / MVNP "Mixed Plate" Agency Tour + Workshops + Pau Hana
    5:00p-7:30p @ MVNP - 745 Fort Street, #900
    Free, 21 and over, must RSVP

    May 25 / Montaj9 “Iron Chef Edit Challenge” 
    5:15p-8:15p @ Montaj9 - 707 Richards Street, #500
    Free, must RSVP (20 max)

    May 30 / Summit Media “Promo-lympics 2018”
    2:00p-4:00p @ Ala Moana Beach Park 
    Free, for college students looking for summer internships (20 max)

    May 31 / AdMonth Closing Event + “Best of Show” Winners
    6:00p-9:00p, KouWork (sponsored by Jet Graphics)
    Free, must RSVP



    2018 Pele Awards Show

    Save the Date for "A Pele Love Story" on Saturday, April 21
    Monarch Room in The Royal Hawaiian Hotel - 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815

    Presented by lead Creative Agency James Sereno and Kinetic Productions, Inc. in partnership with Anthology Marketing Group.

    Ticket Reservation Forms will be available soon. New this year is final RSVP of Guest List and Payment Deadline will be Monday, April 9th. 


    ABCs of JOBs

    Thursday, April 12  |  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  
    KouWork - 814 Ilaniwai Street, Honolulu HI 96813 (MAP)

    Presented in partnership with AIGA Honolulu. This event is intended for college students and recent graduates to learn from a panel of advertising and design professionals who represent various facets of the industry. Panelists will share their experiences of entering their professions and share helpful advice to participants. The event is free, but limited to the first 40 respondents. Early RSVPs are encouraged. 

    Register Now >



    Friday, March 2  |  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  
    KouWork - 814 Ilaniwai Street, Honolulu HI 96813 (MAP)

    Meet the illustrious judges for this year's Pele Awards: Amy Hood co-founder and lead designer at Hoodzpah, Inc. in Newport Beach; Jennifer Maer, design director at IDEO in San Francisco; and Roz Romney, a freelance art director and creative director in San Francisco. Drinks and food from Da Spot provided. Sponsored by AAF-Hawaii and AIGA Hawaii.

    Parking is limited, so try to carpool or use alternative transportation methods. Reserved VIP parking and limited nearby street or structure stalls ($1.50/hour) are available. 

    Tickets are: $30 presale (before 2/26) / $45 regular for AAF, AD2, AIGA Members and Pele Entrants; $55 for non-members and $60 at-the-door.




    Thursday, January 25  |  Registration 5:30 pm  |  Event 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
    Dave & Buster's @ Ward Village - 1030 Auahi Street, Honolulu HI 96814

    Test your triva knowledge of all-things-advertising while mingling with industry professionals in a lightning-fast, knock-your-socks-off-competitive, crazy fun evening! Sign up as a team (of 8) or individually. Heavy pupus provided, no host bar. 

    Tickets are: $175 for a team of 8; $25 for AAF-Hawaii and Ad 2 Members; and $30 for non-members. 




    Tuesday, December 19  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm |  Nashville Waikiki @ Aloha Tower Marketplace 

    Join AAF Hawaii and Ad 2 Honolulu to celebrate the holidays in style with a good 'ole fashion Hoedown! Dress in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and bring a canned good donation for our non-profit partner ALOHA HARVEST and a white elephant gift ($10 limit and the funnier the better)! Light pupus provided.

    FREE for AAF-Hawaii and Ad 2 Members
    $10 for non-members



    Tuesday, November 14  |  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm |  VR Junkies - Ala Moana Center 
    (Lower level by Goma Tei)

    Join us at Honolulu's newest virtual reality arcade VR JUNKIES for dialogue and demonstrations with 3 companies using VR for different applications in the marketing world and beyond. Our panel includes DEVIN EHRIG OF SHADOW FACTORY(Hong Kong), representatives from ISLAND FILM GROUP (Gaming) and HMSA (VR for Healthcare). Light pupus and refreshments provided.


    FREE for AAF-Hawaii and Ad 2 Members who RSVP
    $5 for members at the door / $10 for non-members


    BRAND BASH 2017

    Friday, September 29  |  6:00 pm  |  Artistry Honolulu - 415 Cooke Street

    Get ready for the big event of the year! Join us dressed as your favorite characters and mascots from memorable brands or advertisements! Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and group costumes. Have a blast all while raising scholarship funds for students interested in entering the fields of advertising, marketing and design.


    Individual tickets - $35 (includes one drink and delicious bites catered by JJ Dolans)
    Corporate Sponsorships available for companies buying 10+ tickets

    Register now to preview our online auction the week of the event!

    No meetings/events scheduled at this time.