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

    BRAND BASH 2019

    Friday, October 18  |  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  
    Wall-to-Wall Studios 
    1128 Nuuanu Avenue, Suite 203, Honolulu HI 96817 (MAP)

    We are back at it for our 3rd annual costume party! 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 and continuing education for professionals at well.

    Individual tickets are limited this year and includes entry, one drink and pupus. AAF and Ad 2 Members - $20 / Non-Members and At-the-door - $30

    TICKETS >

     

    MAUI CREATIVE NETWORKING EVENT

    Thursday, October 24, 2019  |  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm  
    The Empanada Lady  •  2119 W. Vineyard St, Wailuku, HI 96793

    Calling all Maui Creatives! Network, renew your membership or join AAF Hawaii for the first time with special rates! 
    $60 New Member discounted price*  |  $50 Ad2 Transitional price*  |  40% off for renewing members

    (*Regular price is $175)

    The event is $5.

    REGISTRATION >

     

    PAST EVENTS

    Member mahalo mixer

    Thursday, September 26, 2019  |  Event 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
    REAL Gastropub  •  506 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI 96813

    We're starting a new year for our AAF Hawaii club and we'd like to thank our great members for joining us this past year to support the advertising industry in Hawaii! So come celebrate with us as we look forward to what this next year has to offer.

     

    SYNERGY: A COLLECTIVE SOCIAL

    Thursday, September 19, 2019  |  Event 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  
    Dave & Buster's Rooftop Bar  •  1030 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814

    The local chapters of AAF Hawaii (that's us!), Ad 2 Honolulu, AMA Hawaii, PRSA Hawaii, AIGA Honolulu and SME Honolulu present Synergy - A Collective Social. Mix and mingle with our community's top marketing and communications professionals - all in one place! Enjoy pupus and drinks with live entertainment by Tioni and Wade Acoustic Duo.

     

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    ADMONTH 2019

    Event Information

    AdMonth 2019 is here! 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 + Networking Mixer!
    6:00p-8:00p @ Real Gastropub - 506 Keawe Street
    Free, must RSVP


    May 1 / HCC Portfolio Review 
    4:00p-7:00p @ HCC - 874 Dillingham Blvd
    Free, contact school directly to attend


    May 3 / SAG AFTRA - Pre-Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar and Beer
    5:00p-7:00p @ Homer Maxey Int'l Trade Center - 521 Ala Moana Blvd
    Free, must RSVP 


    May 4 / High School Pele Awards Ceremony
    9:00a-11:30a @ McKinley High School Auditorium - 1039 S King Street
    $5 Tickets to be collected at the door, RSVP to [email protected]


    May 7 / AMA Hawaii: 2019 Pacific Marketing Conference
    All Day @ Prince Waikiki Hotel - 100 Holomoana Street
    Paid Tickets, details


    May 9 / KCC "KAHE" Demo Reel and Portfolio Show 
    5:30p-8:00p @ KCC Lama Library - 4303 Diamond Head Road
    Free, contact school directly to attend


    May 9 / UH Manoa "Coalesce" BFA Graphic Design Showcase
    6:00p-9:00p @ Halau Inana - 2438 S Beretania Street
    Free, contact school directly to attend


    May 10 / Wall-to-Wall Studios “Wall of Fortune”
    6:00p-8:00p @ Wall-to-Wall Studios - 1128 Nuuanu Ave, #203
    Free, must RSVP


    May 14 / Montaj9 Video Edit Challenge
    5:30p-7:30p @ Montaj9 - 707 Richards Street, #500
    Free, must RSVP


    May 15 / MVNP Creative Challenge Workshop + Pau Hana
    6:00p-8:00p @ MVNP - 745 Fort Street, #900
    Free, must RSVP


    May 15 / HCC "Gestalt Deconstructed"
    4:00p-8:00p @ The Manifest - 32 N Hotel Street
    Free, details


    May 16 / Summit Media Studio Tour + Promotions Exercise + Pau Hana
    5:00p-7:00p @ Summit Media - 900 Fort Street, Suite 700
    Free, must RSVP


    May 20 / Anthology Agency Tour & Workshop
    6:00p-8:00p @ Anthology - 1003 Bishop Street, 9th Floor
    Free, must RSVP


    May 21 / aio Digital
    6:00p-8:00p @ TBD
    Free, must RSVP


    May 23 / Ad2 Honolulu’s 50th Anniversary and Annual Fundraiser
    6:00p-9:00p @ Hawaiian Aroma Caffe at Waikiki Beachcomber - 2300 Kalakaua Avenue
    Paid Tickets, details


    May 28 / Nella Media Group Networking + Video Showcase
    6:00p-8:00p @ NMG - 36 N Hotel Street, Suite A
    Free, must RSVP


    May 29 / AdMonth Closing Event + “Best of Show” Winners
    6:00p-8:00p @ Consolidated Theatres Ward - 1044 Auahi Street
    Free, must RSVP

    REGISTRATION >

     

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    AbCS OF JOBS

    Thursday, April 11, 2019  |  Event 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
    Wall-to-Wall Studios • 1128 Nuuanu Avenue #203 • Honolulu, HI 96817

    This event, geared towards college seniors and young professionals, features an all star panel of advertising and design pros who will share their experiences getting their first jobs and insights on what they look for in prospective applicants. Space is limited for this popular event so register today!

    Sponsored by AAF Hawaii and our friends at AIGA Honolulu

    Tickets: FREE for the first 30 registered guests.

    REGISTRATION >

     

    2019 PELE AWARDS

    2019 Pele Awards Show
    Saturday, April 20 
    5:30pm-10:00pm
    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. Tickets are available now at peleawards.com 

     

    Meet the Pele Judges, February 26, 2019, 5:30-8:30pm at Honolulu Club, photos of judges Tavia, Matt and Hermmann

    Meet the pele judges

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019  |  Registration 5:30 pm  |  Event 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  
    Honolulu Club - 932 Ward Avenue, #7, Honolulu HI 96814

    Don't miss one of our most popular events of the year! Meet our esteemed 2019 Pele Judges: Tavia Holmes, Fabian Herrmann, and Matt Rivitz and learn about their work and secrets to success. 

    Sponsored by AAF Hawaii and our friends at AIGA Honolulu

    Tickets: $35 Early Bird (thru 2/20); $45 AAF, Ad 2, AIGA Members & Pele Entrants; $55 Non-members; $60 at the door

     

    ADMANIA 2019

    Thursday, January 10  |  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. 

     

    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.

    RSVP HERE


    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

    MORE INFORMATION >

     

    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 >

     

    MEET THE 2018 PELE JUDGES

    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.

    MORE INFORMATION >
    REGISTER NOW >

     

    ADMANIA

    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. 

    MORE INFORMATION >
    REGISTER NOW >

     

    HO! HO! HOEDOWN!

    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

     

    VR + MARKETING & BEYOND

    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.

    GET YOUR TICKETS

    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.

    GET YOUR TICKETS

    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.