Note: This page still reflects the 2016 schedule. When we have the 2017 details, we’ll post them here. Expect the 2017 event to be very similar to the 2016 event.

Keynote Speaker:

Pat PiperPat Piper, group creative director at VML, most-known for his work on SONIC’s “Two Guys” campaign.

Session Speakers:

[Note: The exact schedule has not yet been published, but below is the 2015 schedule, just to give you an idea how this works…]

Creative 101: The Basics of Creative Collaboration
Melissa Holland, Sr. Interactive Designer, Barkley
Brent Davidson, Sr. Copywriter, SHS
Andy McLeod, ACD, VML
Moderator: Josh Chavis, CD, Global Prairie

Digital Media :: Social, UX & Video
Kyle Hamrick, Partner/Designer, Feral Few
Sarah Buchanan, Lead Content Strategist, SHS
Daniel Goggin, Experiential Director, Hint
Moderator: Bill Ye, Technical Director, Global Prairie

Account & Project Management
Julie Prewitt, Director of Project Mgmt, Meers
Megan Lubis, Media/Accounts, Kazoo
Rachel Julo, Director of Project Management, Global Prairie
Moderator: Tanya Stevens, Director of Client Services, DMH

Freelance vs. Agency vs. Corporate
Julie Cortes, Freelance Copywriter, Copy Diva
Brian Brooker, ECD, Garmin
Pat Piper, Creative Director, Hallmark
Moderator: Kyle Johnston, Director of Creative, DEG

Strategic Planning & Analytics
Tyler Barnes, Director of Search, emfluence
Erika Chance, Sr. Brand Strategist, SHS
Matt Lewandowski, Digital Marketing Analyst, DEG
Moderator: Quinn Sheek, Director of Paid Media, DEG

Portfolio Development
Dave Thornhill, Founder/CD, Nuance
Kris Grazier, CD InTouch Solutions
Jeremy Johnson, VP/CD, GlynnDevins
Moderator: Paul Diamond, Partner, DMH

Career Networking
Landa Williams, Founder/Recruiter, LandaJob
Jennifer Spencer, Owner/Recruiter, The Spencer Group
Kelly Weixeldorfer, Senior Recruiter, Hallmark
Moderator: Kimberly Spencer, Sr. Mgr of Talent Acquisition, VML

Agency Leader Wisdom
Jeff King, CEO, Barkley
Cindy Augustine, President/Owner, Kazoo
Ingred Sidie, Owner, Design Ranch
Eric Campbell, President, VML
Moderator: Pat Piper, Creative Director, Hallmark

Experiential/Sports Marketing & Events
Carman Stalker, Account Manager, Dept Zero
Matt Jenkins, Program Manager, Dept Zero
Chad Reynolds, Creative Lead, Sporting KC
Daniel Goggin, Experiential Director, Hint
Moderator: Molly Dreska, Communications Manager, Sporting KC

Special Presentation //  Brand Yo’Self
What does it take to get hired? How do I use business cards and network with people? How do I display my work online and impress hiring managers? AdInk has your back! We have constructed this presentation to showcase successful resumes, business cards and websites and want to share the tips and tricks that went into making them. We will walk you through the process to create your own personal brand and ways to make yourself marketable for the future that lies ahead.



[Note: The exact schedule has not yet been published. Below is the 2015 schedule, with some modifications based on how we expect the 2016 event to go.]

  • 8:00 – 8:45am Registration & Breakfast
  • 9 – 9:30am Welcome & Keynote Speaker – Pat Piper
  • 9:40 – 10:25am Panel Session #1
  • 10:35 – 11:30am Panel Session #2
  • 11:30  – 12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:40 – 1:25pm Panel Session #3
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm Northwest Missouri State University “Brand Yo’Self” Presentation
  • 1:30 – 5:00pm Career Fair and Portfolio & Resume Review
  • 5:00 —  AdInk Bus Departs Event