Inside Advertising Speakers Program (IASP)

Offering a powerful partnership between industry and academia, AEF’s Inside Advertising Speakers Program sends advertising and marketing practitioners onto college campuses nationwide to engage with students and faculty.

This academic year, AEF speakers participated in more than 160 programs, covering such topics as multicultural advertising, advertising ethics, gender portrayals and digital/analytics. Speakers are carefully chosen and programs customized to meet mutual objectives.

Our speakers enjoy the opportunity to make connections with bright college students. This valuable personal interaction goes a long way toward attracting new and diverse talent to the industry. In addition, these sessions validate what students learn from their textbooks and illustrate how course material applies to the real world. It is a rare opportunity for students to ask questions and it opens the eyes of those who may have never considered advertising or marketing as a career.

In partnership with the ANA, the AEF has launched the CMO Talent Challenge to inspire CMOs of top companies to commit to the education of students through campus visits.

How to sign up

If you are interested in becoming a Speaker and inspiring the next generation of talent, click here to sign up.

If you would like to host a practitioner on your campus, click here to request a speaker.

For more information, contact Sara Parrish.

Upcoming Speakers:

Our Respected Industry Professionals

Advertising executives get out of the boardroom and take to the chalkboard. See the lectures given by some of the best ad, marketing, comms professors.

  • 05/01 Scott Kerr St. Francis College Global Executive Director, Strategy & Insights Time Inc.
  • 05/03 Dexter Fedor Univ. of California, Santa Barbara Producer, Chief Branding Officer Dick Cook Studios
  • 05/05 Liz Lawrence DePaul University Senior Account Executive Leo Burnett
Are you a prof that wants to see what really goes on in the industry?
Apply for the Visiting Professor Program