SPARK KC: Advertising Career Conference

SPARK KC: Advertising Career Conference

November 13, 2017 to November 14, 2017
8:00 AM
Unity Temple on the Plaza • 707 W 47th St, Kansas City MO

Have you ever wanted to spot an advertiser in the wild? Want to know about the different advertising species like the peacocking art directors or the chirping copywriters?

Well, SPARK KC is the event for you. A day of learning about the different advertising roles, this conference serves as a field guide for the advertising wild.

What can you expect? We’ll get the fire started by having a keynote speaker talk about their experience in advertising, followed by talks from young professionals who are just starting to fan their own career flames. There’ll also be time for you to review your resume or portfolio with ad agency professionals who can help you navigate the world of advertising. Finally, we’ll cap it off with a career fair so you can hunt for opportunities.

So join us on November 13 and let us help you get equipped for the advertising wild.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Tom Demetriou, Rockbox
  • Matt Bowne, Garmin

Day-in-the-life Speakers:

  • Molly Griffin, Strategy, Barkley
  • Lisa Yansura, Account Service, VML
  • Kevin Wright, Copywriting, Red Fuse
  • Edwing Mendez, Art Direction, Blacktop Creative
  • Dany Gimeno, Production, Hint at DEG
  • DJ Balazs, Media, Sullivan, Higdon & Sink
  • Morgan Shandler, PR, Shawnee Mission Medical
  • Bailey Barry, Social, Bernstein-Rein


  • Early registration (ends September 30 at 11:59 pm): $25
  • Regular registration (ends November 10 at 11:59 pm): $30
  • Walk-up registration: $35 

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