Honors Night

AEF’s annual Honors Night is a very special way we acknowledge how all our industry stakeholders and partners – including those from the worlds of advertising, media and marketing – contribute to education and the development of tomorrow’s outstanding talent.

Every year our Honors Night gala recognizes one outstanding organization from each of our constituencies – marketers, agencies and media – for its accomplishments in the industry and for its support of the AEF’s mission. The AEF will present an Inspire Award to recognize a leader in our industry who is not only changing the landscape, but is genuinely inspiring our next generation of talent. A Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual for exceptional contributions to the industry and society. We will also celebrate 10 Talent Champions who work with their peers and academia to inspire top students to choose marketing and advertising as a career.

Dinner proceeds help fulfill AEF’s educational initiatives for professors and students and contribute to building the next generation of talent.

Honors Night 2024 will be held Tuesday, October 8 at The Pierre in NYC.

"Our future marketing and advertising leaders are not just looking for a job, they are looking for a meaningful career that will make a positive impact on society."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation