Campus Speakers Program

A powerful partnership between industry and academia, AEF’s Campus Speakers Program invites advertising and marketing practitioners onto college campuses nationwide to engage with students and faculty, in-person or virtually.

This academic year, AEF speakers participated in more than 200 engagements, covering topics such as multicultural & global advertising, marketing technology, purpose-driven branding, digital marketing, and data 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.

There is no financial obligation to the host school unless an overnight stay is required. Otherwise, the speaker donates their time, expertise and travel expense.

How to sign up

If you are interested in becoming a Speaker and inspiring the next generation of marketing leaders, 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 Engagements:

Our Speakers

Industry practitioners educate and inspire students by presenting on college campuses. See the full list of upcoming lectures, updated regularly throughout the school year.

  • 02/23 Josh Ball Texas Christian University SVP, Client Partnership Dagger
  • 02/24 Luisa Martinez University of Southern California Sr. Research Manager, Media Planning Univision Communications
  • 02/24 Zahra Winston Bowling Green State University VP, Audience & Insights 360i
"Great mix of technical info and real life experience to justify it. Easily the best guest lecture I’ve had in college. So relevant and informative."
— Student at Villanova University after AEF sent speaker from BBDO