AAF Birmingham Events

January AAFB Virtual Luncheon: Disability Representation in Advertising

  • 27 Jan 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
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  • FREE
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Join us on Wednesday, January 27 at noon as we hear Josh Loebner, Director of IDEAS with Designsensory discuss the importance of disability representation in advertising.

Josh is a blind disability advocate, has been in the advertising industry for 20+ years and is a PhD candidate focusing on advertising and disability in the Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design program at Clemson University. As Director of Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible Successes (IDEAS) at advertising agency Designsensory, he leads inclusive strategies for clients and industry professionals. Boards served on include the American Advertising Federation Mosaic Council, Adweek Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, TravelAbility Summit andl City of Knoxville Mayor's Council on Disability Issues. He is among the inaugural speakers of the ADCOLOR APEX minority speakers bureau. Josh was awarded the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal and is a recipient of the National Federation of the Blind scholarship. He writes for Adweek focusing on advertising and disability.

Professional and student entries to the American Advertising Awards are due by Friday, January 29 at midnight. Be sure to tune in to next week's luncheon for more details on this year's event.

The online event is free, but attendance is limited, so please register to reserve your seat (“seat”). The presentation starts at 12:00 p.m. Lunch, we’re afraid, is on you for this one.

AAF Birmingham plays a unique role in our local advertising community because we strive to maintain a strong network, through industry knowledge and education, creative recognition, and opportunities for idea exchange, for both the businesses and individuals who make up advertising in the Birmingham area

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