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March 2018

Why Visual Effects Aren’t Just for Hollywood, with Rodolphe Pierre-Louis, ActionVFX

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Food City Conference Room, 920 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN 37604 United States
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Rodolphe Pierre-Louis is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, and Visual Effects Artist from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is the Founder and CEO of ActionVFX—the VFX industry's leading source for premium Visual Effects Stock Footage. Because of his work at ActionVFX, Rodolphe was awarded the StudioDaily 50 Award, which honored the top 50 creatives and technologists of 2017. MEMBERS: no charge NONMEMBERS: $25 STUDENTS: $15 Pay your lunch fee online AAF Lunch Nonmember $26.50 USD Student $16.00 USD

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April 2018

2018 Student Portfolio Review

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Johnson City, 101 W Springbrook Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604 United States
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RSVP Required: April 17th, 2018, 6-8pm Holiday Inn in Johnson City Enter via Conference Center Entrance Students RSVP by noon 4/16 Pros RSVP by 5PM 4/9 AAF NETN invites students to bring their resumes and portfolios to be reviewed by industry professionals from around the region. There is no charge for students or professionals, and you do not have to be an AAF member to attend. In the past our professional reviewers included freelancers and hiring managers from Creative Energy,…

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Andy Didyk, Accessibility-First is the New Mobile-First

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union Community Room, 5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy #2
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Explore How Website Accessibility Affects Your Digital User Experience Mon, April 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union Community Room 5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy #2, Gray, TN 37615 Catered by: Main Street Cafe An accessible digital user experience is a necessity for brands today. But, many are lagging behind. Join us to hear Ntara VP of Sales & Marketing Andy Didyk guide us in a discussion of how accessibility plays a major role in the way users interact…

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May 2018

Brant DeBow, Divinely Discontent

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Eastman Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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How customers rule the world (and why that’s a good thing) In the industrial era, suppliers enjoyed an enormous amount of power. Consumers were largely treated to “good enough” products that could be made at scale. But a number of recent trends, primarily driven by the internet, are converging to give consumers vastly more power than before. Thursday, May 31st from 11:30am-1pm at the Toy F. Reid Center, Room 225 Catered by Barberito's Members: FREE Non-Members: $25 Students: $15 Brant…

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June 2018

Facebook: What’s new AND how to Optimize your Ad Budget with Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez

June 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Eastman Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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“1 of every 5 minutes people in the US spend on mobile is on Facebook or Instagram. “ - Facebook Facebook is no longer an optional venue for marketing for any business owner, it is a necessity. Because of the recent changes in the algorithm earlier this year, businesses need to pay extra attention to what it means for their brands. Valentina will be discussing the latest with the algorithm. Plus, with more than 5 million businesses actively using paid…

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July 2018

The Power of Story with Steven James

July 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union Community Room, 5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy #2
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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In this thought-provoking and humorous talk, author and speaker Steven James will share insights that relate to storytellers of all stripes. Learn how to tap into your own experiences to shape the stories that you tell in order to motivate and connect with those you work with and serve. Steven James is a bestselling novelist and in-demand conference speaker. With a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, he has keynoted at events across the globe sharing his unique blend of humorous and…

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August 2018

What you need to know about GDPR with Rachel Cain

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Eastman Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Rachel Cain is the Corporate Digital Marketing Manager for Eastman and responsible for Eastman's Global Marketing Communications' GDPR strategy. GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, applies to organizations that are established in one or more Member States in the EU. It also applies to organizations established outside the European Union if they process personal data or monitor the behavior of EU residents. Find out how Eastman prepped for this mammoth privacy law and what was learned along the way.…

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September 2018

Cultivating Community through Story

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 116 W Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM International Storytelling Center 116 W Main St, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659 Join us, Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm at the International Storytelling Center for a workshop on Cultivating Community through Story with Kiran Singh Sirah, President of the International Storytelling Center. Storytelling is one of the most exciting and effective tools we have to build an understanding within our communities here in the U.S. and around the world, but all too often,…

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October 2018

The American Advertising Awards: Setting the Stage for Success, with Stefanie Brown

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union Community Room, 5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy #2
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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During this event, you’ll learn why the AAA’s are important to your business, your career and your community. Learn how to make the most of your entry presentation and what judges look for in a campaign. Even if you’re a one-person marketing department, this event will give you some pointers on how to stand out amongst a sea of competition. Stefanie Brown, APR, is a Strategic Communications Account Executive with ndp, a nationally recognized advertising and public relations agency with…

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November 2018

The Big Pitch with Shameika Rhymes

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Johnson City Public Library, 100 W Millard St
Johnson City, TN 37604 United States
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With journalists inundated with emails, press releases, and phone calls, how can you grab the media’s attention to give your client or event coverage? Learn some tips on crafting a pitch that will leave them wanting more! Once the pitch lands, now what? Appearing as a guest on various radio shows, various podcasts, and television is a great way to gain credibility and shine a light on your product or service. Learn some pointers on how to rock that interview…

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